Category Archives: Music Wedding Videos

Tammy and Scott – We Found Lovin

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Morning,

Just wanted to share the Music Wedding Video of one of the coolest couples I’ve had the fortune to not only meet, but get to shoot on their special day.

Tammy and Scott were married at The Old Library in The Custard Factory, Birmingham (where my office is located), so to shoot in and around here with such a great bunch of people was truly a pleasure.

Here is their day to the soundtrack of ‘We Found Lovin’ by Fatback Band

To give you an idea too of how much Tammy and her girls are ‘camera shy’, here is their hen do video (I am still recovering) that was shown as part of the speeches as a surprise to Scott (The best man was devastated as he got up immediately after to do his speech). Enjoy!

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Raise Your Glass

Here is the video that Tammy played during her speech for Scott.

I don’t think he has ever seen his bride and her friends in this light šŸ™‚

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The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 comments and score list

The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 comments and score list

Unfortunately, The Wedding Industry Awards didn’t bring us success as were beaten finalists. I can see that the best ‘traditional’ company won and I guess that for an awards ceremony that is in it’s infancy, it would be a huge gamble to pick a ‘different’ type of wedding video company.
The evening was hosted by the amazing and gorgeous Mythe Barn which was picturesque in the wintery night.

There was no formal sit down meal, which was surprising for the price of entry and tickets, but vol-au ventes and a small glass of champagne were had on arrival.

We met up with some good friends there including Christian Fletcher and Bridal Hair Specialists and stood at the back to watch the awards. There were some great deserved winners of the night and a few surprising results, but overall, we wish them luck in the big event in London this month.

In all, it was a decent night which maybe could have been a bit more about the suppliers instead of maybe making a bit of money for the organisers. I suppose that this is the way of the world and TWIA have to treat it like a business like any other.

We were sad to not pick up an award but not too disappointed, as we didn’t didn’t think that the awards would greatly improve our prestige or sway our potential customers to using us. If I was to like to see one thing from the awards next time, it would be transparency of the final vote of which is a bit of a mystery.

On the plus side, we have had our comments and testimonials back from the awards (which were confidential during voting).

 

Thank you to the bride and grooms that voted for us and we wish you all a very Happy New Year!

 

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Wedding Speeches: Find Your Voice

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I think most of us would dread the honour of stealing the limelight from the newly-weds for just a moment, by projecting your words into the love-filled air with all eager eyes glued on you. There is simply no escape.
Now, with that statement, you may possibly be feeling a certain tightness wrapped around your heart with tingling fingertips. And that’s just from the thought of it.

So, this blog post is to ‘find your voice’ with some tips and tricks from me, to you.

1. Prepare:
It seems obvious but you wouldn’t believe the amount of people who have the ‘wing-it’ attitude. And for a wedding, unless you have a voice like Morgan Freeman (as it is so ‘God-like), then I suggest you practice what you’re going to say. You can do this easily enough by reciting your speech during daily activities such as, washing-up, showering, or any other household chores.
Again, it may seem obvious to practice your speech before the real thing but, it’s a great way to monitor your progress. Make sure each time you are strengthening your voice to be loud and clear, and to keep a steady pace.

2. Presence:
Not only are your words important, but your appearance/attitude is crucial too. By this, I mean eye contact, posture, and hand gestures. So lets start with eye contact; it is your key to success. You need confident, assertive power to register and connect with your audience and strong, not too heavy/wild eyed eye contact will do the trick. If you’re looking up above peoples heads or looking down at your feet, people are not going to be impressed. They’ll applaud for your timid efforts but not for your actual speech. Imagine if you were this bright, vibrant speaker engaging with every individual in the room because you are so comfortable in your own shoes. Now don’t just imagine; become it. Look into their eyes, not for too long but not for too short. Smile also. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to forget that during the actual speech.
Posture: like I just briefly mentioned, anybody watching you doesn’t want to have the view of your face-down head or a stiff body. It’ll probably just make the audience feel a little awkward. Keep your body up-straight and don’t slouch, but keep it loose. Avoid the statue-like pose at all costs. That may seem hard if you’re stuck between others at a table, but just be comfortable with yourself and you will give a comfortable vibe out to your piers.
You could even throw in some hand gestures in there too or other little body movements. Say if you made a joke or a little sly dig perhaps, then raise an eyebrow. Make your body liaison with your tone of voice and you’ve hit the jackpot.

3. Believe in Yourself:
If you’re not going to the ‘can do’ attitude then who will? For others to completely believe in you and your words, you need to believe in yourself first. Not everybody does, it’s easier to say than do and that even applies to me too. But my trick is to convince myself into thinking I’m invincible; that nothing can touch/effect my performance. I also imagine the scene I have played over and over in my head, where it goes so unbelievably perfect that it’s like it was out of a movie. My advice for this is to just keep telling yourself you can do it until you almost brainwash yourself.

So, those are my three main points that I believe are key to success. However, we all have our own ways of doing things etc so maybe this wasn’t for you. Although, these might be….
Speeches don’t have to be formal or so serious. Many people slot in jokes into their speech to break the ice and get a few laughs from the crowd. But, I have seen some speeches that are unforgettable.

Try our ‘Best Dad’s Speech Ever’. If you are simply not a confident speaker, then this will give you another option for a solution.

If you’re not much of a speaker, perhaps you could take a note out of this lady’s book and put your own creative twist on things. Use your imagination!

It’s always an advantage if you’re musical:

And so I am afraid that that is all I have time to say to you guys.
Just remember to be yourself, keep your head high and don’t imagine the guests in their underwear… Or do…
Whatever helps (not alcohol, that is a no go area until afterwards).

Thank you for reading,

Bryony Williams.

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Not Your Average Maid of Honour Speech

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Bryony’s Blog: My Insight on Weddings

holding-hands-sunsetHello everyone! I’m Bryony Williams. I am a new recruit to the MWV team and so I thought I’d compose my first blog post about my own, personal opinions and views on weddings, along with other dwindling ideas I may have while writing this.

So, first thing’s first, I think weddings are great! In fact, more than great! They symbolise two individuals undying love for each other, (plus, it’s a fantastic excuse to be center of attention and to have a romantic honeymoon away.) But lets have less of that from me, lets talk about every girls dream wedding. I’m talking about the one you created in your mind as a kid (hopefully you can relate/remember yours, because even I can’t fully-picture what I had somewhat imagined when I was younger.) But more importantly, I hope your childhood wedding dreams became reality because every woman and man deserve their big day to go as perfectly as they’d imagined.
Although, I don’t suppose you considered a music wedding video to be incorporated into your big day, did you? (Well, for those who have done so.) But hey, we change, all of us. We grow, we learn, we experience… But with that one special person who stands by your side as you do and vice versa. That is what makes them so special.

Currently, I can’t say I have that. I am 18 after all… So I have plenty of years ahead of me to get to this stage of my life. Most people can’t wait to meet the love of their life and to experience everything together, to share all those moments that we’ll never forget (or at least have our partners to remind us on special occasions/anniversaries.) However, I think I can. Yeah sure, I’d love to have someone close to my heart that IS my heart (too much?…) but it’s got to be with the right person and I’m quite content with waiting for the day I possibly bump into them at a bus stop or some other cliche scenario like that.

Though, me being me, (an organised ‘my way or no way at all’ kinda girl), then I can’t wait for the planning of a wedding. I’m still unsure if I, myself will get married. I suppose I’ll only know once I’m half way down the aisle! But what I love about weddings is the: decorations, the colour schemes, flower arrangements and the joyful atmosphere. Oh and to quickly slot in; photo-bombing (Google it if you have to, but even as a bride, I wouldn’t be able to resist a good old game of photo-bombing.
Oh! And another thing! The cake! How was that not the first on my list? Okay, so maybe I can’t actually note anything I dislike at weddings… Except, perhaps the one who takes full advantage of the free bar and ends up in a state that primarily embarrasses themselves (which is usually me… It’s a vicious cycle.)

However, the main issue I began to be educated on as I grew up was that same-sex marriage was illegal. Yes, ILLEGAL! And now as you might have guessed, that affects me. Although, to turn the gloomy tone around, it is now LEGAL! It is just bizarre to even think how one’s judgement/opinion gets to overrule another’s… Especially when it comes to love.
When it comes to love, you should feel giddy, happy, over the moon! Nothing else that captures even a hint of negativity. Anyway, this little blog is turning into some sort of political debate with myself so I shall move on from the subject.
But I guess what I am trying to portray is simply love.

Love.

It’s in each and every single one of us and no matter how macho you may be, or how hurt you could be through previous experiences, (quote: “And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one, ’cause most of us are bitter over someone.” – Daughter (the band).
I genuinely believe that there is the perfect someone out there for everyone. It could be on your doorstep or half way across the globe, but who cares? It’s out there! Either wait for it to come to you (patience is a virtue), or go out there and get it! And if you have the chance to do that, then I am definitely giving you the go-ahead. Forget the “what if’s” and the “but’s”, because every obstacle is worth tackling if it means being with the one you love.
It might not be a fairy-tale ending, but you can sure make it your own fairy-tale wedding and your own story that is yours, no one else’s.

(Oh! And in case you were wondering, my childhood dream wedding was on a beach abroad, preferably Miami.)

Thank you for reading, I hope you don’t regret doing so.
All the best,

Bryony Williams.

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The best dads speech ever!

The best dads speech ever!

So set the scene, it is a well known fact amongst the family, as well as your daughter that you do not feel very comfortable with public speaking (isn’t that the same for a lot of us). So getting up to speak on your daughters big day can be a daunting experience.

Here is how Gavin – Father to Stef and new father in law to Adam got over that (with the help of uncles, son in law, grandad, grandson and chief choreographer sister Sarah) on the couples big day.

Look out for the words ‘I need a bit of air so I’m going to put the air conditioning on!’

and the mobile version

Best dad’s speech ever! from Music Wedding Videos on Vimeo.

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Paul and Sam’s ‘Jump’ Music Wedding Video

 

Paul and Sam juggle a successful martial arts school and a young family so we had to wait a while for them to sign this one off.

Set in the beautiful Hogarths Hotel, Dorridge. We think it was worth the wait šŸ™‚

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Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, rollin with Becki and Gaz’s Music Wedding Video

Keep rollin, rollin, rollin, rollin with Becki and Gaz's Music Wedding Video

Slipknot, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Chesney Hawkes, eat your heart out at Becki and Gaz Saunders’ awesome performance on their wedding day!

Here is the exclusive first rock Music Wedding Video filmed at Fazeley Studios, Birmingham on 24th August 2013.

You know what time it is!

and the Vimeo version for mobile users

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Exclusive! Jessi and Loran’s USA Music Wedding Video ‘Time Warp’

Exclusive! Jessi and Loran's USA Music Wedding Video 'Time Warp'

We are honoured to be a part of any wedding full stop but when the email came through from across the pond to shoot Jessi and Loran’s special Wiccan wedding in Baltimore, Maryland, we jumped at the opportunity.

Slightly nervous and apprehensive of what to expect from a Wiccan wedding, we googled it to find out it was nothing like ‘The Wicker Man’ and we weren’t going to become human sacrifices šŸ˜€

We were genuinely welcomed with open arms and instantly have made friends for life. It was so much fun and hopefully we have captured that on the video.

Here is their exclusive INTERNATIONAL Music Wedding Video!

or the Vimeo link

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