For the “day that’s in it” (METALLICA are playing Slane Castle today, their first Irish concert in ten years), I thought I’d throw up a blog post about Rebecca & Matt’s beautiful wedding video, which I shot at Slane Castle in 2019. The way that the day played out was different to most weddings, and as a result, the wedding video is somewhat different to what I normally do.
Had great fun shooting this one. The wedding photographer on the day was the inimitable Ruth Medjber, a legendary music photographer. My first time to work with Ruth, she was so great to collaborate with and her work is amazing.
Rebecca, the bride, is a TV anchor and Executive Producer. I knew from speaking to her that she knew her stuff! Both Rebecca and Matt were so down to earth and relaxed on the day, and they wanted the day to be a fun celebration with their families and their friends, which is exactly what it was. The wedding video simply reflects what happened on the day.
The wedding day overall was very relaxed, with the couple preferring not to go outside for photos/film. Most of the day took place inside Slane Castle, lit by window light on a mostly overcast day. I love the rooms throughout the building — everywhere you point your camera there’s something (or someone!) beautiful to be photographed. As a wedding videographer this is great, because the day moves fast!
We did a first look on the staircase, Matt and Rebecca’s first time to see each other that morning. Rebecca wasn’t into the usual “getting ready” wedding video shots, so we didn’t shoot those. The wedding speeches were spread out a little bit, with the mother of the bride’s speech happening earlier in the day. Irish dancers entertained the guests later in the evening, and I was happy to get some sweeping drone/aerial shots of Slane Castle and the River Boyne for the wedding video.
Take a look at the extended short wedding video below, and please get in touch with details on what you have planned for your upcoming special day. I’d love to hear from you if you’re on the hunt for an Irish wedding videographer.
Wedding Videographer Slane Castle
And while I’m here, here’s an oldie but goodie. A wedding video that I shot at Slane Castle back in 2013, and I still think it holds up very well.
And here’s a Slane Castle Inspiration Shoot / Promo: