Elopement Weddings Post Coronavirus

Elopement Weddings Post Coronavirus

Elopement-Style Wedding or Destination Wedding? It may not feel like it right now, but the world will soon be your oyster again and YOU have the choice to change your story! The Coronavirus pandemic has already led many engaged couples to postpone their wedding,...
gay wedding videography: inspiring films

gay wedding videography: inspiring films

“The most important thing is love. It doesn’t matter in the slightestwhether that love is for someone of your own sex or not… It mustbe understood that love comes first.” Stephen Fry I am passionate about capturing the connection, honesty, authenticity and...
Five inspiring Switzerland wedding films

Five inspiring Switzerland wedding films

Switzerland is one of the most versatile places for a glorious destination wedding. One day I might be filming an action wedding while snowboarding down the Alps. Another day, I could be mingling discreetly among guests as they sip Aperol spritz at an intimate...
Filming destination weddings: a 3-year anniversary

Filming destination weddings: a 3-year anniversary

It’s my third summer living in the beautiful alpine village of Wengen… as a family we moved here from the UK at the end of 2016. I had no idea then that ‘destination weddings’ would become something very different for me. On this day in June...
EMOTIONAL GROOMS MAKE WONDERFUL WEDDING FILMS

EMOTIONAL GROOMS MAKE WONDERFUL WEDDING FILMS

I recently spent some time looking fondly back at some of my favourite weddings over the years and realised how emotional some of my grooms’ reactions were. And, it seems I am not alone in finding such raw emotion a wonderful thing. After putting together a montage...
Getting married in Switzerland // Wedding Films

Getting married in Switzerland // Wedding Films

Dreaming of a destination wedding in Switzerland? You’re not alone. At Story Of Your Day, we’ve seen such a huge interest in couples travelling overseas to enjoy a Swiss wedding. Of course, we know why… Switzerland is quite simply, beautiful. Filled...
A Mallorca wedding with a party vibe

A Mallorca wedding with a party vibe

In the sixth of our series of ‘real weddings’ it’s time to tell you about an amazing and unforgettable wedding I filmed this June at La Fortaleza, overlooking the bay of Pollensa in Majorca and a key location for where the BBC thriller, The Night Manager, was filmed....
An Epic Three-day wedding on La Fortaleza Majorca

An Epic Three-day wedding on La Fortaleza Majorca

La Fortaleza, a 17th Century fortress situated on the headland at Puerto Pollensa in the north of Mallorca, is a wedding venue made for amazing celebrations. And that’s exactly what Anabelle and Edward – or, Belle and Ed – enjoyed with their family...
Palais Schönburg: a Vienna wedding film

Palais Schönburg: a Vienna wedding film

“Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes.” Welcome to Vienna… described affectionately by The Lonely...
Real weddings – a look back through film

Real weddings – a look back through film

The 2018 wedding season will be upon us soon. I’ve spent the last six months in the studio editing or ‘wediting’ as it’s known in the industry and so it will be lovely to ‘get out’ again. I’m a storyteller, so don’t get me wrong, one of my favourite parts of the job...
Top tips for choosing your perfect Wedding Videographer

Top tips for choosing your perfect Wedding Videographer

Photo by Kate Nielen Here’s a handy guide to help you in your search for a videographer for your wedding. 1. What Wedding Film style are you looking for? Before you engage on what could be a long-winded search for your perfect videographer, it’s advisable to...
What I really think about drones at weddings …

What I really think about drones at weddings …

Thinking about hiring a drone for your wedding? Then, work out if you really need one and then decide the best way to have one… So what do you think about wedding drones? Recent stories in the press have given these flying filming machines a bad name. Near misses with...
Flying into the dreams of others …

Flying into the dreams of others …

Being a wedding videographer is such a privilege. I realise this today while I fly over the skies of the Jungfrau Region where I live, out of Switzerland, in to the dreams of others. I’m on my way to work. On this occasion to a wedding at Palais Shohnburg in Vienna....
Living in Switzerland

Living in Switzerland

Sitting on my balcony and all I can hear is the sound of rushing water from Staubbach Falls across the valley and cow bells (honestly) echoing across the meadows. It’s a far cry from the bustle of a Yorkshire market town, where we used to live. At the end of October...
First Look Wedding Films

First Look Wedding Films

First time for everything and something different on your wedding day… Autumn and winter weddings can be so romantic, rich with beautiful colours. But one of the challenges for photographers and videographers is shorter days and a lack of light. I recently...
Handpicked: Story Of Your Day’s favourite wedding suppliers

Handpicked: Story Of Your Day’s favourite wedding suppliers

If you are still looking for a particular wedding supplier for your big day, our Handpicked blog series is here to help. We have collated our favourite suppliers throughout the wedding industry and showcased them in at-a-glance blogs. Our Handpicked series covers all...
10 wedding videography mistakes couples need to avoid

10 wedding videography mistakes couples need to avoid

  From the bridal party dancing as they get ready to when the groom first catches a glimpse of the bride; there are many magical moments on your wedding day that you will want to remember forever. It’s my job as a wedding videographer to capture the fun,...
Just Do It: Brave New Adventures in Switzerland

Just Do It: Brave New Adventures in Switzerland

This is just a little blog post to update everyone on my latest adventure. Tied in with the message of (sorry to quote Nike) Just Do It. You can do anything you want to… The only person that is stopping you is you. This is something I have learnt in the past few...
What makes Story Of Your Day different?

What makes Story Of Your Day different?

“We’ll tell YOUR story” “We’ll capture your day and retell your wedding story” “Your story is beautifully captured” Virtually all wedding videographers have the same message these days. Whatever their style of filmmaking, telling your wedding story, is what they...
Thank you for being so patient

Thank you for being so patient

I think I can safely say we’re nearly at the end of wedding season. Fondly referred to by many wedding industry suppliers as ‘Silly Season’. This means for me that while I have filmed almost half of this year’s weddings, I still have more to...
Come into the Out: Finding a sense of belonging

Come into the Out: Finding a sense of belonging

Kids movies are great aren’t they? As well as having fabulous characters, usually a great score and full of laugh-out-loud humour, there’s always a underlying message, that even if children don’t get, most adults can relate to. My absolute fave movie at the...
Is a wedding film really worth it?

Is a wedding film really worth it?

Congratulations. You’re getting married. It’s a whirlwind of emotions all round. And now the hard work begins. And it probably won’t stop until the morning of your wedding. If you’ve pulled everything together then perhaps not even then. The problem for most...
Why you need to say NO to a wedding supplier

Why you need to say NO to a wedding supplier

You don’t want to book me for your wedding film? That’s absolutely fine. I haven’t taken it personally… please believe me. In fact. Thank you so much for telling me ‘no’. You’re actually more the type of client I want to work with than you know....
For What It’s Worth

For What It’s Worth

Have you ever felt under-valued? Silly question. Of course you have. So WHO made you feel this way?… Let’s go back to the beginning one moment. There’s a saying, “Nothing worth having comes easy” or try “What comes easy won’t last long, and what...
You Get Out What You Put In

You Get Out What You Put In

There’s no doubt that if you can afford it, having your wedding day filmed is a wonderful idea. In fact, most of my clients tell me that it’s the best investment they made. More and more couples are catching on to this and realising  a good film...
Hiding Behind The Front of Camera

Hiding Behind The Front of Camera

When is the time? The time is now. Have you ever wondered about your identity? How do you determine who you are? This is a quandary many women face in their careers, when they get married and then again when they have children. My name is Emma Wilson. Or Emma Massey...