Sunny Winter Wedding Videos!

We were incredibly lucky filming at a wedding in February because in the midst of the ‘Beast from the East’ snowmageddon we had glorious sunshine for one day only, and especially for Jamie & Jo!

Obviously WE organised the sunshine for their big day, another great service from OYFE Productions!

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We met Jo first of all at the amazing Intercontinental Hotel near the O2 before moving on off into the city to meet Jamie for a glorious wedding beside the iconic River Thames.

For Jamie and Jo we produced our classic wedding highlights video which you can see below, a fully edited film of the build up to the ceremony, the ceremony itself and the aftermath. In the evening with all their guests we also produced a Video Guestbook, our unique service where we talk to the assembled guests and capture the spirit and emotion of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a marvellous, sunny London day and it all went very well with cocktails, dancing and shenanigans going on into the night.

Jo and Jamie were delighted with what we produced for them as their Facebook review will show you:

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We wish Jo & Jamie all the very best wishes for the future!

 

If you would like OYFE Productions to film your big day, we still have some dates left in 2018 and loads for 2019, so get in touch so we can meet up and get you booked in.

Keep yourself safe from Wedding Video Scams

Keep yourself safe with our 5 point checklist!

It has come to our attention recently about a number of engaged couples who have been let down or all out scammed by their wedding videographer or photographer.

The stories vary, but its the same old thing over and over:

“We paid them a deposit and then never heard from them ever again.”

 

We find this quite annoying as it puts the Wedding Videography industry that we are part of, in a terrible light and I personally would hate to be in the same society as the people who do these horrible scams.

So to keep yourself safe and ensure that you don’t fall foul for these scams, here is OYFE Productions 5 point checklist to consider.

Number 1 – Check out their work THOROUGHLY!

Before engaging a wedding videographer or photographer take a good, hard look at their work – is it done well, does it match up with your style and the kinds of things that you like?

For videography, look at a wide selection of their videos, are they consistent, do they have a similar feel and vibe to them? For bonus points check their logos and any info they put at the end or start of their videos, do these logos match the company logo that they work for?

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Number 2 – Check out their social media!

If you’ve found someone who seems AWESOME and you want them to shoot your wedding, it pays to have a poke around at their social media. Are their videos consistent across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram?

Have a deeper look, how long have they been posting/tweeting for? Anything less than 6 months or a year should be a warning sign!

Have a look at their reviews and any testimonials they have shared, are they unique?

Do the names match up with videos they have shared, do they seem legitimate?

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Number 3 – Book in a meeting

I know that we live in an immediate world and we can get stuff instantly, the scammers will always prey on the people who can’t wait. So before handing over a penny to anyone, meet up with them first, either in person or on Skype so you can see who is potentially filming your wedding. When you do meet them, challenge everything and ask them questions, maybe ask them further details on their videos that you have seen – you will soon tell if they are legit.

At OYFE Productions we always meet up with clients before their wedding to discuss all the plans, and if distance is a problem, we always get our people to Skype us or use Facetime for an ‘in-person’ chat.

Scammers do not want you to see their face.

It is also an idea to randomly give them a call and ask about their wedding services, if there is no answer or response then you know who you are dealing with.

 

Number 4 – Check contact details

Always find out who is involved with a company or business that you engage for your wedding videography and keep a note of name, address and contact numbers, emails etc of who you spoke with when you booked.

There is no point trusting Facebook to remember everything for you, Facebook pages can be deleted in a flash leaving you with no recourse to contact a scammer who has done a runner with your hard earned cash.

 

Number 5 – See a contract or terms of service document

contractTo have a leg to stand on in a court situation, if you have a contract that a company has failed to deliver on then you can seek compensation.

Before paying a deposit, see a contract. A good company will send you a videography contract that has been signed and details everything that they are going to do for you and how much and all the other (rather boring) terms of service.

Get a contract, read it carefully before signing and keep copies. No contract, no booking.

 

BONUS Number 6 – The best way to avoid scams

We hope that you find this article useful and we can’t help but point out that you can save yourself a whole load of hassle by simply getting in touch with Adam from OYFE Productions. He will book you in professionally, take care of you, give you a wedding videography contract, deliver all the things you ask for and you will get awesome wedding videography into the bargain!

Be safe out there and you know where to find us if you need us!

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An ideal wedding checklist if ever we saw one!

Alex & Stuart – September 2015

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We produced an awesome Wedding Marryoke video for Alex and Stuart – One way or another!

Alex and Stuart had their wedding at Harrietsham Church and their reception at The Turkey Mill, Maidstone in Kent.

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Check out Alex & Stuart’s Marryoke video:

We also produced our classic Wedding Highlights video for this lovely couple…

 

We received a card from the happy couple, they seem very pleased with their wedding DVDs!

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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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Trevor & Amina – GoPro Wedding Videography

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It’s tricky going to weddings when you are a videographer, you feel out of place to NOT be filming and if there is someone else filming, you get really annoyed that they aren’t doing it properly..

So what do you do?

Well you pack a handful of GoPro cameras and take on the role of Guest “Incognito” Videographer of course!

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I had the honour of attending my great friend Trevor’s wedding when he married the girl of his dreams, Amina up in Manchester and it was just the most gorgeous and love filled day.

I took these little cameras, stuck them around the place and manned one and attempted a casual wedding videography experiment. One where I can drink champagne and cocktails and hang out with all the guests, the end result was pretty good!

This wedding video is 100% shot on GoPro!

It was a lot of fun to film and I wasn’t encumbered with loads of equipment all day, just a tiny bag on my shoulder so I could enjoy everything and soak up the vibe with the rest of the guests.

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We started off in Sale Town Hall for the ceremony, I had two fixed cameras and a handheld so was able to cover the whole ceremony. The day itself was amazing, ceremony in the morning and then onto a boat for a jaunt through the canals of Manchester. Then we jumped in a cab to the Hilton Blue Bar for some unique cocktails, designed for our wedded heroes, the “CoPilot Cocktail” and we all got to make some too – lots of fun!

When cocktails were finished we topped the day off with a slap up feast in the Sky Lounge looking out across Manchester where I filmed the lovely speeches. There was a band and we partied and it was awesome! 🙂

To top off the DVD I produced the highlight wedding video you can see above and a video guestbook with messages from everyone, even me!

I never do Video guestbook messages so that was an interesting experience…!

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Trevor and Amina were delighted with their wedding DVD and I was delighted to be there – it was a stunning and wonderful day.

Adam – OYFE Productions

 

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Stephanie & Christopher – August 2015

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We had a blast making the “Grease Megamix” marryoke with our clients Stephanie & Christopher!

The final cut has come out brilliantly and we were really pleased with the result.

Stephanie & Christopher got married at St Edmund’s School in Canterbury, a stunning venue with its own chapel and lovely grounds looking towards Canterbury Cathedral.

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You’re the one that I want!

Take a look at their Grease Megamix Marryoke video!

We also produced our classic Wedding Highlights video for this lovely couple.

We had a splendid day sharing the love with Stephanie and Christopher, we recorded the Ceremony and the First dance to make a wonderful wedding DVD package for them to keep their wedding memories alive forever!

Steph sent some lovely comments on the OYFE Productions review page on Facebook:

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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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OYFE Productions – Wedding Videography

Leilah & James – August 2015

We filmed for a lovely couple, Leilah & James literally across a field from OYFE HQ at Elvey Farm in Pluckley in August 2015.

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Leilah and James had a vintage themed wedding and we filmed their Ceremony, their speeches and first dance and even a little movie about their dog – Willow!

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We’ll let the videos do the talking, check out their Wedding Highlights video to see how it all transpired!

Leilah had this to say about OYFE Productions:

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We had a fabulous day in the August sunshine with Leilah and James in the wilds of Pluckley and we wish them well for the future!


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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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OYFE Productions - Wedding Videography in Kent
OYFE Productions – Wedding Videography

Sarah & Ian – July 2015

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We produced an awesome Oasis Wedding Marryoke for Sarah and Ian – She’s Electric!

Sarah and Ian had their wedding at St Paul’s Church in Swanley and their reception at Birchwood Park Golf Centre.

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Check out Sarah & Ian’s Marryoke video:

We also produced our classic Wedding Highlights video for this wonderful couple.

Sarah had this to say about her wedding DVD:

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All in all we had a splendid day, we recorded the Ceremony and the Speeches and First dance to make a super wedding DVD package for them to keep their wedding memories alive forever!

Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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OYFE Productions - Wedding Videography in Kent
OYFE Productions – Wedding Videography

Danielle & Lewis – May 2015

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Having already eloped and got married in California, Danielle and Lewis planned a fantastic wedding blessing to share their joy with their family and friends and what better way than by doing a Marryoke?!

After their blessing at their local church we then went at partied at the happy couple’s home in Bexley and party we did!

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Check out their awesome performance of Higher & Higher!

We produced a wonderful Wedding DVD with an extended highlights video to tell the story of what led to their marriage. We also filmed their ceremony, speeches and their wonderful first dance. As well as a crazy marryoke!

Here is their fantastic Extended Highlights video :

Danielle was so pleased with what we had done for them and noted how cool it was to see bits they hadn’t seen on their big day, thanks to our videos!

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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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OYFE Productions - Wedding Videography in Kent
OYFE Productions – Wedding Videography

 

 

Louise & Aaron – May 2015

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After booking with Louise and Aaron back in 2013 and a two year wait, finally their big day rolled around! It was a lovely day for a lovely couple at St Clements Church in Sandwich and The Bell Hotel in May 2015.

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We produced a wonderful Wedding DVD, with their ceremony, speeches from the best man and maid of honour and their wonderful first dance.

Here is their Highlights video which encapsulates the entire day.

Check it out:

We always keep up good communication with our clients and chatted like mad with Louise and Aaron who sent us some lovely feedback!

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Wedding Videography

We offer a complete selection of Wedding Videography with either a Marryoke video or a video of your ceremony. Clients are invited to choose a package most suited to them and extra elements can be added as you wish for speeches, first dance and our fantastic video guestbook service.

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OYFE Productions - Wedding Videography in Kent
OYFE Productions – Wedding Videography

 

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