This is what Richard normally manages to cover on a wedding day...

  • The bride’s and/or groom’s preparations just prior to the ceremony (if required)
  • Detail shots of the ceremony location (inside & out), your candles, chairs, flowers and all of the little things that you won’t really get a chance to look at on the day itself – the details.
  • The groom and groomsmen greeting guests, mingling outside the ceremony location, as more guests arrive
  • The arrival of the bridesmaids and the bride herself
  • The bride walking to her groom (or bride!) at the top of the aisle
  • The wedding ceremony and signing the register
  • The bridal party leaving the ceremony location and greeting guests outside
  • Photography shoot inside and outside the ceremony location (if this is happening)
  • Richard captures footage of guests at the reception venue, the venue itself, shots of the room, your cake, the head table and all of the little details that make up your big day
  • Arrival of the couple at the reception venue (if possible)
  • The couple mingling with guests
  • Photography sessions at hotel and/or elsewhere
  • Richard discreetly captures the guests sitting for dinner, chatting and enjoying the day
  • The bride and groom entering into the room for dinner
  • The speeches (in full)
  • Cutting the cake
  • The first few dances normally (or dancing up until a time of your choice)
  • The work only truly begins after your wedding day. Using the best editing tools available, Richard will craft your wedding film into a truly memorable experience for you and your loved ones to enjoy for generations.

As standard, our service includes...

  • Peace of mind.  Richard has probably shot close to 1,000 weddings…
  • There is no travel fee. It doesn’t matter which package you choose or where in Ireland your wedding is taking place. Everything is built into the price. For destination weddings (weddings taking place outside of Ireland), there will be additional costs and considerations such as travel and accommodation.
  • Your wedding video edit(s) are provided in a custom online portfolio, which you can share with friends and family around the world.
  • All of Richard’s weddings are color corrected and graded. This means that your wedding film will have a distinctive look and feel to it – a look and feel that is unique to a Bride & Grom Films wedding film. This makes your wedding video take on the cinematic characteristics of a theatrical motion picture. The colors and the entire feel and visual texture of the overall wedding film become more cinematic as a result. Richard spends time planning the shoot in advance, and when editing, spends extra time going through every shot, making sure he has it looking the best it can possibly be before you see it.
  • Broadcast-quality imagery and audio. Your wedding film is shot in a cinematic 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and in 4K.
  • Small and discreet wireless microphones and audio recorders are used to capture the sounds of the day. This ensures crisp, crystal clear audio in your wedding film.
  • Back-up equipment is carried at all times for your peace of mind. We normally carry two or three of everything, with plenty of battery power, tripods, microphones etc. This equipment is never an eye sore – it’s all very compact, and is not left laying around the venue. Richard travels light! What isn't needed at that moment stays in the boot of the car.
  • Free no-obligation initial consultation by phone or e-mail, or we can schedule a Zoom “face to face” meeting.
  • Consultations any time to discuss your requirements and the various options available for filming your big day.
  • Thoughtful, considered editing to create a polished, professional wedding video that will stand the test of time for generations. Nothing is “lightly edited” – everything, from the Short Film to the feature length edit is cut to a very high standard.

How we operate...

  • We really mean it when we say that we’re discreet and unobtrusive.
  • We don’t ask you to pose or act anything out on your wedding day. Some light direction is required at times to take advantage of lighting conditions and angles, but that's all.
  • We will provide you with a timeless wedding film that generations to come will be happy to watch in order to re-live your special day.
  • When you book Richard, you get Richard. Someone with over 16 years of experience shooting weddings.
  • A reliable and intimate service. When you contact us, we will usually respond within 24 hours (usually faster).
  • Only one wedding booking is taken per date, which ensures that your wedding film receives the full personal attention it deserves.
  • Hassle-free service: no meetings are necessary prior to your wedding, unless you want to meet us. Your entire booking, from enquiry to final delivery of your wedding film is handled by e-mail and by phone.
  • Richard shoots with cinema-quality cameras and stabilization equipment, adding a true cinematic visual nature to your wedding film.

Richard Finlay was recently ranked among the best videographers in the world by the DV Awards. He was also voted ‘Wedding Videographer of the Year’ in Ireland’s very first online wedding awards. In the same year, he was named as a top wedding videographer by Weddings Online.