It’s Movie Night! Lee Richardson is one of my favourite videographers. I’ve worked with him for years now, but as he’s one of Scotland’s most in-demand wedding movie makers, it’s taken until now for us to put this Showcase together.
First on the bill is Jill & Chris’s brilliant ceremony at Mansfield Traquair. When I wrote about it, I was still beside myself at the antics of their kids, Grace and Harry, who totally stole the show on the day.
Mansfield Traquair is one of Scotland’s most beautiful venues. Often referred to as “Scotland’s Sistine Chapel”, its walls are covered with frescoes by the celebrated artist Phoebe Anna Traquair so it’s hard to believe that for many years, it was due to be demolished before a grassroots campaign saved it for the nation.
Gosford House is equally beautiful but in a totally different way. It was one of the last projects designed by Scotland’s greatest architect, Robert Adam, so it’s more than a century older and a masterpiece in the neo-classical style.
I’ve been lucky enough to conduct several weddings there, most recently for Caitlin & Andrew earlier this year. You can read my story of their day here, but you should definitely watch the trailer first!
Wedding videos (as I have remarked elsewhere) take a while. A good stills photographer (like Derek Christie, with whom Lee often works) can sometimes turn around a highlights package in less than 24 hours, but cutting movies is a time consuming process.
Lee tells me that he’s working on three more where I was the celebrant; Amanda & Stephen’s wedding at Arniston House, Rachel & Ryan’s at Balbirnie and Stephanie & Michael’s ceremony in the ruined chapel down at Dunglass. I can’t wait to see them!
In the meantime, if you’d like to see more of Lee’s work and get a sense of why he’s so in demand, click here.