All Weddings Are Unique

You can't go back and film the wedding again if you miss something! So it's essential to capture as much of the day as possible.

Mark Lewis Videography

We would always recommend that all the activities of the day are covered and then you can decide on what level of editing you require.

We have two sets of packages that will give you a generous coverage of your wedding. The Premiere Packages cover the wedding up to the the first dance and the Matinee Packages end after the speeches.

You then have a choice of edit – a full-length version or a short film version.

All packages include the ceremony and speeches and a highlights edit.

Be sure to check out the Production section of this website for a more detailed description of our video service.

I film as much as possible on the wedding day and try to give you a generous coverage of everyone who attended and everything that happened. As well as all the things that make your wedding unique, like the venues and room decorations, transport, flowers, cake, etc.

Mark Lewis Videography

Packages

Premiere Packages

The Premiere package has a coverage that ends after the first dance (plus a few more songs if there’s plenty of dancing).

It also includes coverage of your evening guests arriving and any activity that happens before the first dance, such as a caricaturist, magician, games, etc.

With regards to the editing, there are two options to chose from, giving you the choice of a full-length edit or a shorter one. Both include a highlights edit.

Premiere + Short Film

Coverage ends after first dance
£ 1095
  • Ceremony, Speeches & First Dance
  • Coverage of activity in between ceremony, speeches & first dance
  • Evening guests and fun before first dance
  • Home Visit (prep shots)
  • Fewer Shots and shorter duration
  • Establishing & Detail Shots
  • Basic Titles
  • Romantic sequence
  • Your choice of music overlay
  • Short Film edit
  • Highlights edit
  • USB
  • Presentation Box

Premiere + Full Film

Coverage ends after first dance
£ 1295
  • Ceremony, Speeches & First Dance
  • Coverage of activity in between ceremony, speeches and first dance
  • Evening guests and fun before first dance
  • Home Visit (prep shots)
  • More shots & Longer duration
  • Establishing & Detail Shot Sequences
  • Start & End Title Sequences
  • Romantic sequence
  • Your choice of music overlay
  • Full-length edit
  • Highlights edit
  • USB
  • Presentation Box

Matinée Packages

If you really don’t want such a long coverage, then this package is for you.

There is a natural end to the formalities when the speeches come to a close. This marks an ideal place to end a wedding video coverage (and is where most videos used to end before first dances became popular).

As with the Premiere Package, there are two options to chose from, giving you the choice of a full-length edit or a shorter one. Both include a highlights edit.

Matinée + Short Film

Coverage ends after speeches
£ 895
  • Ceremony & Speeches
  • Coverage of activity in between ceremony & speeches
  • Home Visit (prep shots)
  • Fewer Shots and shorter duration
  • Establishing & Detail Shots
  • Basic Titles
  • Romantic sequence
  • Your choice of music overlay
  • Short Film edit
  • Highlights edit
  • USB
  • Presentation Box

Matinée + Full Film

Coverage ends after speeches
£ 1095
  • Ceremony & Speeches
  • Coverage of activity in between ceremony & speeches
  • Home Visit (prep shots)
  • More shots & Longer duration
  • Establishing & Detail Shot Sequences
  • Start & End Title Sequences
  • Romantic sequence
  • Your choice of music overlay
  • Full-length edit
  • Highlights edit
  • USB
  • Presentation Box

*  If your speeches are before the meal, we may stay longer to capture some activity in the reception room and the cake-cutting.

BESPOKE Package

If you’re looking for a more bespoke package, please get in touch and tell me what you have in mind.

Remember to tell me what coverage you require as well as the type of edit you need, eg. highlights, short film or full-length.

It will also be helpful to know when and where the wedding will be.

Package Elements

CEREMONY & SPEECHES

Each package includes the recording of these elements in their entirety.

FIRST DANCE

This will also include some more songs if there is plenty of dancing afterwards. It will also include coverage of you greeting your evening guests.

HIGHLIGHTS EDIT

This teaser/trailer version which includes the best bits from the wedding. It is ideal for sharing online and includes copyright-free music.

This version doesn’t take as long to edit, so it can be available shortly after your wedding whilst you wait for the main edit to be ready.

SHORT FILM EDIT

This version has more content than the highlights version. Most scenes that were filmed will be included albeit with a shorter scene lengths. This allows for a suitable length for showing your friends and families.

Assuming music is added to the video, this would equate to one song featuring scenes before the Ceremony, one or two songs afterwards featuring footage before the speeches Including the photography session), one or two songs before the first dance, and one song over the closing sequence.

FULL-LENGTH EDIT

As above bit with every bit of usable footage included – nothing good is left out and also features longer scenes. It’s like the director’s cut! This allows more freedom in the editing and can result in some extremely creative sequences.

This is a complete film that plays from start-to-finish and is the perfect record of your wedding.

HOME VISIT

Home visits provide an excellent opportunity to secure some attractive scenes of the bridal party before the wedding. And help build the excitement of the wedding to come.

They also give us more time to focus on people arriving at the marriage venue.

However, time and distance to the marriage venue may be a factor. If there’s enough time, home visits are recommended.

YOUR CHOICE OF MUSIC

The use of copyrighted music (popular music) is something that I do offer, and believe is integral in a wedding video. However, this is limited to private use on physical media (DVD, BluRay and USB). Unfortunately, we are not allowed to share videos with copyrighted music on social media platforms, such as Facebook, instagram, etc.

Although you can opt for copyright-free music instead, which we can help you with. 

USB

USB drives are supplied as standard in all packages. Please see Delivery Options (below) for more info.

PRESENTATION BOX

All physical media (USB, DVD, BluRay) are supplied in attractive boxes and can feature personalised images and titles.

 

If you want to learn more about my coverage on the wedding day, be sure to see my Coverage page or read the Q&A page.

Optional Extras

To enhance your video further, a choice of optional extras are available.

Additional Information

DURATION

For full-length videos, a wedding film is, on average, around one hour thirty minutes in duration. 

 

However, a large or small number of guests, the type of ceremony, length of speeches, receiving lines, preparations and first dances can all add or subtract from the length of the film.

 

 

Delivery Options

The videos are supplied on USB with DVD and BluRay copies being available as optional extras.

 

Online streaming links will be provided for the Highlights and Short Film versions providing there is no copyright music involved.

 

Unfortunately, if you want popular music in your video, then it must be supplied on physical media (USB, DVD, BluRay) as copyrighted music is not allowed on streaming platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). 

 

But we can help you with suitable copyright-free music if you prefer to have your video available for streaming.

Travel

Weddings further than 60-70 miles might require a modest hotel expense (night before only).

Marriage service costs & restrictions

Depending on your marriage venue, some Vicars, Registrars, etc. often charge a fee for permission to record the service. Or we might need to sign a licence to record in these venues. You will need to check this out beforehand.

Booking Your Wedding

If you are happy and wish to proceed, we need to get a booking form filled in and a deposit paid to secure the booking.

 

This can all be done over the phone or via email if you wish.

Booking procedure & deposits

A booking fee of £200 is required to secure the booking. There is also an advanced payment of £300, but that is not due until one month prior to the wedding date. The balance is due upon completion of the editing, which is usually between 2-8 weeks after the wedding.

 
This may seem a long time, but a professional wedding video does require a lot of editing, particularly the full-length versions. 
 
Trailer versions, however, can be available soon after the wedding. Adding this option to the Short Film or Premiere packages would give you something to watch and share with your friends and family whilst the longer edit is being worked on.
 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

No, VAT is not added.

Travel costs are taken into account when giving a quotation. Parking fees are included unless they are likely to be a significant amount. Please let us know if this is a possibility.

Parking at certain locations, such as roadside Churches (where time spent finding spaces could impact coverage), may require reservations to be made, which might incur fees. 

No, everything should be covered in the booking form.

We quote a wedding based on the information we have been given and this gives us a good idea of when filming is likely to end. Weddings don’t always run to schedule, so we couldn’t justify charging any extra. We merely request that a first dance is done at a reasonable time, but if it isn’t then we won’t charge extra “if we decide to stay longer.”

We don’t really offer a full evenings coverage, but if something significant is happening, such as fireworks, then we may be stay and cover this. Depending on the service time of your wedding, this may be done without further costs.

We don’t agree with charging hourly rates beyond a certain time because weddings do run on, but please tell us if you want the fireworks covering and what time they might be so we can factor it into the quote if need be.

Editing a video takes time, particularly when there is hours of footage to get through. Depending on the size of the wedding, this can take up to a couple of weeks. As weddings are seasonal, there can sometime be a backlog towards the end of the season. But, this is the same for all videographers who offer their clients full-length videos with a lot of content.

Generally, videos are ready for collection around 2—8 weeks.

This may seem a long time, but a professional wedding video does require a lot of editing, particularly the full-length versions. 
 
Trailer versions, however, can be available soon after the wedding. Adding this option to the Short Film or Premiere packages would give you something to watch and share with your friends and family whilst the longer edit is being worked on.

Once the video is complete, copies can be ordered and delivered in just a few days. It will only depend on stock or if a personalised cover needs producing or if a wooden presentation box needs ordering.

Remember to get in touch with details about your wedding and requirements for a personalised quote. 

 

In the meantime, scroll down for some images throughout a wedding day.

Bride and bridesmaids walking to Church.
Irena walking to Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire.
Groom greeting guests at his wedding.
Darren greeting his guests at Thoresby Hall Hotel, Nr Ollerton.
Susie arriving by car at St. Francis of Assisi, Long Eaton.
Marriage ceremony at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Paul & Liz, marriage service at Risley Hall, Derbyshire
Signing register after marriage service,
Ant & Dawn, signing register at St. Werburgh’s Church, Spondon.
Leaving marriage ceremony at Hassop Hall, Bakewell.
Neil & Katherine exiting the service at Hassop Hall, Bakewell.
Close-up of bride and groom with confetti in black and white.
Confetti being thrown on Dave & Sarah at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Confetti being thrown over bride and groom on sunny day with blue sky.
More confetti being thrown on Joe & Susie.
Photographer taking photo of bride and groom.
Trevor & Helen being photographed at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough by “Photography by Tanya” from Long Eaton.
Bridal party group photo.
Arif & Lucy’s photography session with Jess Ascough Photography at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Small wedding group photo.
Gareth & Jo’s photography session at Thrumpton Hall, Nottingham.
Classy photo of wedding bridal party sitting on steps at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
Trevor & Helen’s group photography session at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
Relaxed and laughing on a wedding friends group photo.
Gareth & Jo’s friend's group shots at Thrumpton Hall.
Bride and bridesmaids in dark pink close group photo.
Claire with Bridesmaids at Sandon Hall, Stafford being photographed by Jeff Ascough.
Wedding large group photo looking up and waving at the photographer.
Edward & Jolene’s group photos at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Sunny day large wedding group photo waving.
Nick & Emily’s group shot at Pickup Hall, Tewkesbury.
Bride and groom looking at each other in the back of a wedding car.
Mark & Katherine arriving at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Wedding party arriving by horse and carriage at Sandon Hall.
Steve & Claire arriving at Sandon Hall, Stafford.
Bride and groom romantic close-up leaning backwards.
David & Hannah’s romantic sequence at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Dreamy, misty black and white of bride and groom.
Richard & Holly’s romantic sequence at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Backlit bride and groom walking away in the sunset.
James & Caroline’s romantic sequence at Eastwood Hall.
Paul & Pamela’s romantic sequence at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Glen & Lou’s speeches at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.
Neil & Laura’s cake-cutting at Morley Hayes, Derbyshire.

Whilst waiting for the first dance, I’ll try to capture your evening guests arriving.

Conor & Irena’s evening guests at Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire.
Emily with evening guests at Puckrup Hall, Tewksbury.
Paul & Pamela at the chocolate fountain at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.

The first dance may include a few songs afterwards depending on the time of the first dance and if people continue dancing afterward!

Wedding day first dance at Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire.
Alex & Ciara’s first dance at Norwood Park, Nottinghamshire.
Dramatic and moody black and white of bride and groom during their first dance.
Neil & Laura's first dance.
Dark background with spot lighting on bride and groom during their first dance.
Dave & Sarah’s first dance at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.
Bride and groom's first dance at Thrumpton Hall, Nottingham.
Gareth & Jo’s first dance at Thrumpton Hall, Nottingham.
Close-up of bride and broom during first dance.
Paul & Pamela’s first dance at Risley Hall, Derbyshire.

Optional Extras

Home Visit (preparations)

Bride at home before wedding.
Sarah at home before leaving to get married
Bride sitting on settee holding champaign at home before wedding.
Kelly at home
Bride, bridesmaids and friends toasting champaign at the home before the wedding.
Jo with Bridesmaids, family and friends.
Relaxed group with bride and bridesmaids at the home before the wedding.
Holly with Bridesmaids at home.
Bride sitting on sofa at home with pageboys before the wedding.
Sam with pageboys.

Vox Pops (guest messages)

Vox pops guests giving messages to camera at wedding.
Vox pops guests giving messages to camera at wedding.
Vox pops guests giving messages to camera at wedding.
Vox pops guests giving messages to camera at wedding.

If you want to learn more about my coverage on the wedding day, be sure to see my Coverage page or Q&A page.

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