Shot at the awesome Ringwood Hall Hotel as well as their pre wedding shoot, this is Andrea and Richard's Hollywood Marryoke, I gotta Feeling, by the Black Eyed Peas. It was tricky enticing guests out on a cold January morning but thanks to the knockout performances the the couple gave, this one really sets the 2019 bar high for this season.
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The Museum of Naval Firepower was certainly an unusual place to have a wedding and I was intrigued to see how it would all work as I drove down to Portsmouth on an stormy day back in September.
With lots of natural props I could use ranging from Exocet missiles to canons and torpedoes I knew the marryoke was going to look distinctly different from the normal church and manor house weddings I had shot over the summer. With a slow start (until the booze kicked in) and dodging the inevitable rain showers the finished video is one of my favourites, full of humour and attitude, exactly what a good marryoke should be.
Included as part of the ultimate package is their wedding film highlights, a mini movie of the day from the preps right up until the first dance. Enjoy!
This wedding marryoke was so much fun to film. From the bridal preps to the amazing home reception, we had guests lining up to perform the song, we even got a cool singing vicar. With so many versions of the song lyrics it was hard to edit this one down, thankfully Becky wanted all the outtakes so anyone not in the finished marryoke can still have their 'performance' seen by the happy couple.
Included as part off the package are Becky and Dewar's wedding highlights. This is where we edit all the non marryoke related video that was shot throughout the day into a short film, set to a song of their choosing which in this case was the beautiful 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perri.
I love it when guests fully embrace the marryoke concept. I never know when I arrive at a venue, whether the assembled guests will want to participate in what is arguably a divisive notion. Singing along to a song in full view of all your friends can be daunting but on the whole, once the booze starts to flow the performances get better. This was not that day.
Lauren and Tim have some very extroverted friends which is a real bonus when directing a marryoke video. They took on board my suggestions and threw in some of their own and really got involved in the process, the results of which can clearly be seen in the video.
With the stunning setting of Eastington Park as a backdrop, every frame of these wedding highlights is gorgeous. It's at times like this that I wished I had been there to film the entire day, not just the marryoke and with so much footage to play with I knew these 'best bits' were going to be good.
'Give it up' by KC and the Sunshine band. A favourite of many a wedding DJ and a classic dance floor hit but would it work as a marryoke? With a 45 second instrumental intro and a chorus that repeats itself throughout the song I was more than a little dubious that it could be done so when Vicky informed me that she was too nervous to do her version of the song I must admit that I did start to panic. It was only the outstanding performance from the bridesmaids that made me feel a little calmer as I headed off to Leeford Place Hotel, a beautiful family-run Hotel in East Sussex, situated deep within the historic 1066 Countryside.
Slowly but surely throughout the day, all the pieces stared to come together and the lines of the song were crossed off with guest after guest getting involved. By the end of the day Vicky finally mustered up the courage to get in front of the camera and really went for it with not one but two amazing performances, one with Martin and one with the girls.
The final result is superb, filling the instrumental section at the front of the song with a montage of shots from the wedding was key to making the song work and beautifully sets up the rest of the marryoke.
Also included as part of their 'Ultimate Marryoke' are the couples Wedding highlights. A montage of carefully edited shots from the day, edited to the song Vicky walked down the aisle to, Cristina Perri's 'A Thousand Years'
Thanks to Rob from RB Photographic for being so much fun to work with, take a look at his blog from the day over at www.rb-photographic.co.uk
Wow! so chuffed, Wedding Marryoke has been nominated for the prestigious 'Wedding Industry Awards' Thanks to those who have voted so far and to those who haven't......what are you waiting for! Help us get to the grand final in London and get clicking the link. (Voting is only open to those couples who booked a wedding marryoke between November 1st 2014 and October 31st 2015)
This one was sooooo much fun to do! When you get the chance to Film ‘You’re the One That I Want’ with actual ‘Pink Ladies’ who couldn’t get enough of performing the song you know you are on to a winner. Add to the mix a knockout performance from the bride and assembled guests, this has to be the best Grease marryoke yet.
Its not often we get a chance to film the original artists performing the song for a marryoke but that's exactly what happened at Kev and Elaine's MOD revival wedding down in sunny Camber Sands. Secret Affair performed their hit 'Time for Action' at the the Pontin's park and we were lucky enough to be able to film them in front of a sell out crowd as part of their 'My World' 2015 Tour.
Another first was hanging out the back of a convertible filming them belting out the song whilst riding their scooters. Although not that familiar with the original release of the song, I was more than outnumbered by their friends and family who were more than willing to get involved, finishing off the shoot with a knockout performance on the beach itself.