We don’t consider ourselves overly political, the above title is not a cheap shot at Boris and his gang, it’s simply a question we asked ourselves as weddings have been cleared from now until – (please insert date when we have a better idea). We have been lucky enough to secure video work outside of the wedding industry. Commercial videography accounted for a smaller percentage of our yearly income but now it has bumped its way up to the top for the foreseeable future, but there is still a big gap in our lives. Usually we would be deep into the summer edits, late nights in front of the monitor, no social life and eventually taking a holiday later on in the year just to get away and absorb a little Vitamin D. With all this free time and the fact that our holiday had to be cancelled, we decided toooooooooooooooo…
BUILD A CAMPER VAN
We are big fans of StayCations, some of our best trips have taken place in Good Old Blighty and after spending months in Isolation, we are ready to get out into the world.
Boris has told us that we have another 6 months of this to come, we are not sure what is going to happen in regards to us filming weddings, the dates for all our weddings from now until February have all been moved or cancelled,
are we gonna moan? NOPE!!! Are we gonna get out and enjoy ourselves? HELL YES!
We are into our 4th week of LOCKDOWN at home, luckily the weather has been good enough that we can sit out in the garden and sort of convince ourselves that this is a holiday (as much as that is possible with all the daily updates from this virus).
We have a fairly strict routine of… Walk the dog – (a huge empty field for us), eat Breakfast, work out (homemade gym), sit in the garden (if weather permits), deal with any work emails (luckily the wedding cancellation/postponements have died down for now but we expect another round soon), make a few video calls to catch up with the outside world, maybe a bit of TV or a Film and finish the day off with supper and bed, THATS IT! After 5 weeks of this, boredom has started to creep in a little so this week we have both decided to take up an instrument, god help the neighbours. We are not sure how long we’ll keep this up, as long as we are kept in doors to be honest so we’d like to make an appeal to Bojo, Mr Trump, W.H.O and anyone else who is working hard to fight Coronavirus, DOUBLE YOUR EFFORTS or we may get to a point when we unleash our musical abilities to the world and no one wants that.
Its not all Doom & Gloom though, i think we can all agree that there are many great things that have come out of this pandemic. Community spirit has gone in to overdrive, the amount of online chats, quiz nights, help groups, virtual bars, live entertainment streams we have witnessed over the past few weeks has been incredible. The NHS Thursday night claps have put our amazing national service to the front of our thoughts and hearts. Boredom inspires people to create or try something new whether it is a short TikTok dance with your family, creating works of art in your kitchen or simply learning a new craft. Once this is all over a great number of people will come out of this with a new outlook and set of skills which they would never have dreamed of without being forced to STAY AT HOME and take a break from their lives for a short while so make the most of this time we have.
Anyway, its Dog walking time now so we’d better leave this here for now, STAY SAFE EVERYONE X
We are all in this together, there is no escaping the news on T.V, radio or social media, this thing means business and we all have to do our part to get through this very strange and troubling period in all our lives.
In regards to our line of work, this thing has ripped through the wedding industry and stopped any means of work for us all until at least September this year (or so we have been informed). Local registrars have cancelled all their ceremonies upto the end of August (again, so far) which obviously means all Brides & Grooms during this period will have to postpone/cancel their weddings. Luckily we have managed to rearrange the majority of our bookings for later this year and a handful for next year but we’re sure that there have been many cases were businesses have had to lose potential earnings over the next 6 months. Financial problems aside, what do we do in this period of Lockdown? for myself and Lisa, we have managed to create a home gym to keep ourselves fit, we do make use of our ‘Government Allotted Walk’ with Marvin every morning in which we observe strict Social Distancing. Netflix ,Amazon Prime & Disney+ are filling in gaps here and there, luckily we have had pretty good weather in our first week so sitting in the garden listening to music has been a very welcome change during the week. Feeding our creative needs during this downtime was always going to be easy, we are just gonna film it and have some fun!
Creating these short films has been a fun and positive experience for us and in a way it will be a reminder of what happened in our life during the time we spent with Covid 19.
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BEER PONG IS ESSENTIAL ON ALL WEDDING DANCEFLOORS 🙂 Shannon & Adam celebrated their wedding at Eaves Hall with their family and friends and we were there along with Dan Wooton Photography to capture all the fun, romance, tears and laughter. What a great day with a lovely couple, we’d like to wish them both all the very best for the future, thanks for inviting us to your BIG DAY, R & L x
Louise, Jonathan & Little Isaac celebrated their wedding day at Eaves Hall with all their friends and family around them. What a lovely, relaxed day it turned out to be filled with love laughter, Isaac hogging the limelight whenever he could, a beautiful backdrop sparklers and lots of dancing to finish the night off with. CONGRATULATIONS TO Mr & Mrs Carver XXX
Some weddings you can just have a little too much fun at and this was definitely one of them. Vicky & Mason tied the knot on a (rare) sunny day in August. Both the Bride & Groom were ready for an amazing day as soon as we started filming.
Mr & Mrs C put a quality WEDDING TEAM together at Wyresdale Park including Foxley Photography, Mr Paul Guard, Bluebells & Daisies, Karen Rhodes Events, Bon Vivant, Sugar Wishes Cakes any many others who were all on top form, Vicky was kind enough to message us the following day once she received her Instagram Sneak Peek (below)
” Roland and Lisa, we just wanted to take the time out of currently living on cloud nine to say thank you so much for taking the time to capture our day on Saturday. We truly truly had the most unreal day ever which exceeded all expectations. We have both said since that a huge part of that was down to the amazing team we had working around us. We honestly cannot thank you enough for making our day so relaxed, making us feel so at ease, have so much fun and party so hard!!! We honestly and truthfully have loved meeting you both and would recommend you a million times over. That sneak peak that we received SO SOON has captured the utter blast we had in 30 seconds which is amazing and we cannot wait to see the final thing in months to come. Lisa, thank you for looking after me on the day, you were an utter angel and that Holly Willoughby comment, What an absolute team, what an absolute day and what an absolute set of wonderful memories. Thank you SO much!! When are you free to do it all over again? Lots of love Vicky and Mason” xxxxx
If you’re gonna do it all over again, give us a call, we’ll be there in a flash! What a wonderful wedding to film, what a great couple to work with, thank you for inviting us to your MAD DAY X