Wedding Video Review from Tess

One of my all-time favorite ‘quick-reviews’ from a bride moments after she just watched her wedding film. Tess happens to be the daughter of one of my film director heroes since I was a kid, Jim Sheridan.  (Screenshot used with permission

“ Richard Finlay is the best at what he does. Look no further… Our family is very happy with the wedding films he has made for us… There is Richard, and then there is everybody else… ”

– Jim Sheridan, six-time Oscar nominee

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Richard Finlay is the best at what he does. Look no further… Our family is very happy with the wedding films he has made for us… There is Richard, and then there is everybody else…

Jim Sheridan

Six-time Oscar Nominee

Richard Finlay gets my Academy Award. He’s the best — this year or any year.

Monte Hellman

Legendary Film Director and Executive Producer of Reservoir Dogs

Thank you for all of your hard work in Copenhagen. You’re the best!


Could never conceive of getting married but, if I had to, there is nobody I’d want to film it more than Richard Finlay. Smart, insightful and the most erudite voyeur you could ever want, Finlay somehow makes the madness of marriages into mini masterpieces. He’s easy on the eye too so you might want him to stick around for the private filming later too.

Terry McMahon

Irish Filmmaker

It's red panty night when you book Richard Finlay to film your wedding…

Conor McGregor

You’re great at what you do… Thank you…

Bill Clinton

I received the DVDs this morning. Thank you so so much. I am absolutely delighted with it. I only had it on 5 mins and it had me in tears, great to re-live the day and see the details I didn’t even notice on the day. You captured everything. I am glad that I had you on the day, I didn’t like a lot of the photos my photographer took and there were few showing my son and my dress, you captured them all and this means so much to me. Another thing I loved was that you used the music I walked down the aisle to and some of the other music from the church which I thought was lovely. it really brought back the moment to me. It is more than I ever expected. Well worth the wait. Can’t wait to sit down tonight with Tommy and watch it again. Our plan was to watch it together and put it away and never watch it again because of the embarrassment but I will not be doing that. I love it, so I will be giving copies to my family and watching it over and over again. Thanks again for everything Richard, I will be highly recommending you to others.


Richard, thank you so much! We received our wedding DVD. You captured some of the best moments on our day, that we never even got to see until now! Your professional manner was admired by all of our guests, some of which hope to contact you in the near future. Thank you for the life-time memories!!!

Paul & Donna Marie Byrne

Have just watched our wedding DVD, and it has just exceeded our expectations completely. You captured moments we didn’t realise could be captured at all. The whole thing is just like a romantic film. The editing is outstanding. I always wanted to know what Shane’s face looked like as I was walking down the aisle!! I had no idea he was so emotional and you captured it perfectly. Thank you so much Richard. I cannot recommend you enough. We would wish you luck for the future, but really…you don’t need it!!

Kate and Shane Brilly

Just a word of thanks for an excellent job on our DVD. It was really well done. Easy to see why you got an award for your work. I’m sure we will see you again in the future.

Niall and Marie Dennigan

O my God!! The DVD is fantastic. Worth waiting for! The quality of both the picture and sound is first class. You captured all the special moments beautifully. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family. Thanks so much.

Patricia & James Bennett

We just wanted to say thank you so much for the excellent job you have done on our wedding DVD. It really is something that we will treasure forever and we look forward to sitting down in years to come watching it again and again. So many people have commented on the quality of the sound and colour. I never thought I’d forget a second of the day but it’s amazing to see all the little things that I had forgotten about already! Money can’t buy all the memories you’ve captured for us, thank you again.

Linda and Shane

Where do I start? I can’t rate Richard highly enough, he was brilliant to deal with from start to finish. We’re based in the west and I was a bit iffy about getting someone so far away, speaking to Richard put my mind at ease. He couldnt be more helpful and I have to say I genuinely didnt notice him filimg yet he captured some of the moments that I didn’t get to see on the day. The quality of the sound and colour really is second to none. Everyone says nice things when they watch your wedding dvd but so many people have told me how easy it was to watch, it just flows so well together. If anyone is looking for a videographer or just considering having one then log on to his website or pm me if you’d like me to rave some more about him!


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Just to let you know we got the wedding DVD and its great, well worth the wait, you captured everything brilliantly. Thanks again for all your help and have a happy new year and continued success for 2009 Kind regards.

Paraic & Lynsey

Sorry I haven’t got in touch with you sooner to say thank you very much for our Wedding DVD. We are so happy with it and everyone in our family agree. We will defo be recommending you to all our friends and family. You were good fun on the day and didn’t make us nervous and it shows all that on the DVD. My sister has already booked you for her wedding in November ’09 and we look forward to seeing you. Thanks again Richard, you’re a true professional.

Michelle and Brian Smith

Thank you so much for the DVD. It was fantastic and we are really delighted with it. You captured everything and it was great to look at parts of it that we missed ourselves on the day. I will highly recommend you to anyone in the future that I know getting married. Thank you so much!

Kelly & Chris

The DVDs have arrived and we are really delighted with them, thanks a million for doing such a great job, it was so exciting seeing the day replayed again and the music is perfect, thank you so much.

Stephanie & John

We both consider this the best money we spent on the day. We had Richard Finlay of Bride and Groom Films and he was fab – very unobtrusive on the day, but he still managed to pick up on all the important moments. I think the big difference between having it done professionally and having friends video it for you is in the editing. We watched the DVD over and over when we first got it, and it really brought back all the excitment of the day, and there’s some really cute bits that the best of photographers couldn’t get. I wouldn’t say I watch it as much now, but it’s definitely one of the first things I would rescue if the house were on fire (even before the wedding photo’s)!

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I got the wedding DVD’s this morning. Thanks so much for all your hard work, we really appreciate it.

Jennifer & Gavin Murphy

I just wanted to let you know that we are really happy with the DVD. The quality and editing is brilliant, we really love it! Thanks very much!

Emma & John

We really enjoyed the DVD, we haven’t stopped watching it! You really did a great job with it. Thanks very much for everything.

Sinéad & Gary

We were so pleased with Richard’s work. He was great to deal with and was very professional. We didn’t even notice he was there half the time. He captured every piece of the day. I have watched the DVD many times and still see something I didn’t see the first time. He was able to use some songs we gave him which made the DVD even more special. He produced a high quality DVD that we will be able to watch over and over again. We would highly recommend Richard.

Sylvia & Keith

The Brooklodge, June 2nd 2008

Thank you so much Richard. We loved the DVD and I have watched it a total of 5 times in the past 36 hours!

Carmel & Roger

Thank you so much Richard. You captured the day perfectly even down to the music. It was more than what we expected. You have given us something we can enjoy for years to come.

Tracy & David

Thank you so much for the DVDs – we watched it over the weekend and it was brilliant. Thanks again for the soundtrack to the ceremony, a really nice touch. You really captured our day as it was and it’s a real treasure for us now.

Cynthia & Rodger

THANKS A MILLION for our wedding video, I couldn’t be happier with it. The video is absolutely fantastic, and as promised it was indeed worth the wait. As I’m sure you can imagine, we had forgotten bits and pieces of the day so it was the best thing to be able to relive it all (and without the ridiculous nerves this time!) – particularly the speeches, which of course we only remembered piecemeal. I have to say it was highly amusing to sit back in comfort and watch, first hand, the lads nerves during the speeches – priceless – I hadn’t realised just how nervous they were. I was really surprised at how thorough it is, how complete – nothing of the day is missing, which of course is what I hoped for but somehow didn’t expect to the level of the video. I’m SO pleased I can’t tell you. My only regret about the entire thing is that I didn’t go the whole hog and get you to stay for the entire time because the rest of the night was brilliant craic and there were some priceless moments that should definitely have been caught on tape (not sure if that would even have been an option). On the actual day, I was pleasantly surprised not to notice the camera at all really. Not having done this before we were weary that there would be lights and cables and mikes and such like but I am delighted to say it couldn’t have been further from that idea. Thanks again for capturing our day so well and so completely – I would highly recommend you to others as it is definitely one wedding bill that was worth every last penny – you just can’t buy those memories.

Orla & Paul Sheedy

I watched the DVD at the weekend and really enjoyed it as did my family, thanks so much for doing a wonderful job on the DVD.

Martina & Eamonn

We received our wedding DVDs on Monday and we are both very happy with them. The sound and picture quality is very good, and we will recommend you in the future. Thanks, I might see you at another wedding some day.


Thanks, we are really delighted with the DVD, it’s fantastic to have all those memories captured from the day, you did a great job on getting it all together and on the day, you were very subtle with the camera, I barely noticed you there at all throughout the day. Everyone is really over the moon with it.

Patricia Dilworth

If my husband keeps watching this DVD it won’t be there to watch in 20 years!!! That is how fantastic it is even down to the background music. I cried watching it as I loved all songs that Richard chose. It is a fabulous memory to keep forever & I would highly recommend Richard to anyone reading this.

Mairead & Emmet Butler

Well i got the dvds and absolutely loved it!!! It was so much better than i expected. everyone loved it thank you so much! I have a few friends getting married next year and i could not recommend you highly enough.

Sandra and Brian

Thank you again for all your help throughout, it has been a pleasure to deal with you & we were very impressed with the DVD it was great work that had us crying & laughing in equal measures!


Hi Richard We got our DVD on Friday and we all watched it Friday night. It was absolutely fantastic!! We were both really delighted with it, and thanks very much for getting it out to us on time for Dave’s Birthday on Friday. Cheers


We got our DVD on Friday and we all watched it Friday night. It was absolutely fantastic!! We were both really delighted with it, and thanks very much for getting it out to us on time for Dave’s Birthday on Friday. Cheers

Chris and Regina McGarel

We found Richard to be very professional before our wedding and on our big day. We were absolutely delighted with our wedding DVD and all our family complemented him on it also.

Eoin & Lisa

We could not fault Richard’s service in any aspect. His professionalism and courtesy from start to finish were faultless and he responded promptly to all contacts. On the day of the wedding he was unfailingly polite, professional and accommodating while simultaneously managing to be thoroughly unobtrusive. We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding DVD, which is a precious memento of our special day. As a large lady, I generally try to avoid all photos of myself – let alone moving images! – but I love watching the DVD. We are delighted with all aspects of Richard’s service.

Cliona & Ian

We just finished watching the DVD and we’re both delighted, you really did a fantastic job!! It was a last minute decision to get a DVD done and looking back, it would have been something that I would have really regretted had we not done it, especially seeing how well you have made it. It really sums up the whole day and we’ll always have it – I’ll be recommending you to anyone I hear of that’s getting married! The music is great in it too! We’re absolutely delighted with the way the DVD turned out. You did a fantastic job and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough. It is wonderful to know that we will always have the memories there for the future. Thank you so much for a wonderful job! Thanks for minding our memories for us, I couldn’t be happier!


Got our DVDs last week and we’re thrilled with them. Thank you so much.

Sandra and Chris

The wedding video is fantastic. It was great to refresh memories of our day. We will be recommending you to all our friends who may be getting married in the future. Thanks again for doing a fantastic job.

Andrew and Aoife

Just a quick note to tell you how pleased we were with our wedding video. You managed to capture the essence of an Irish wedding perfectly, with subtle imagery of the guests expressions throughout the day. The music choice was excellent & was far beyond what we would have chosen ourselves. Your editing was first rate & was by far one of the best productions we have ever seen. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any other couple intending to get married. Without your help & keen professional eye, memories of our special day would otherwise have been lost. Thanks again for a wonderful video & a timeless memory.

Dale & Mary Farrell

Killeigh, Co. Offaly

Just want to drop you a line to say thank you so much for all your hard work before, during and after our big day. You managed to capture so many special moments that brought back so many cherished memories. We were blown away by your high standard of professionalism. In fact most of the time we didn’t realise you were there and you made us and our guests feel so much at ease on the day. The editing and the sound track were more then we had hoped for, we have watched it over and over and each time it has brought a tear to our eye, we could not have asked for anything more. Thank you for going over and above our expectations. We are already recommending you to others.

Yvonne & Declan White

I was very impressed with the DVD. I am glad I left the music to you. The music was also very impressive. No Celine Dion, thank God! You captured everything in the video that I had talked about. All the little moments were there as well as the big moments. I will definitely be giving my vote to you for videographer of the year. You have a real talent for capturing all the little details aswell as the big ones. Thanks again for a wonderful, impressive wedding video.


Wow absolutely FANTASTIC. Thanks so much. Incredible talent!

Georgina & Rory

The clips are fantastic!!!! Can’t believe how well it looks…. we would without doubt recommend u to anyone and that's even without seeing the whole thing yet… it was really fantastic! Can’t wait to see the postman arriving! Thanks so much Richard! Talk soon

Tammy and Padraigh

I waited to get the reactions from my family members before I wrote my testimonial. Their reaction to the video was equally as impressed as we were! I cannot thank you enough for an amazingly beautiful video! Out of all our wedding expenses… this was the one part that was completely worth it and then some. The quality is unbelievable and your creative eye captured the feelings of the day rather than just a rolling video camera. Also we love the CD with the church music as well. If you are a Bride and are on the fence about getting this videographer, the answer is: Get Bride and Grooms at your wedding! You will not be sorry!

Gemma & Steven

I waited to get the reactions from my family members before I wrote my testimonial. Their reaction to the video was equally as impressed as we were! I cannot thank you enough for an amazingly beautiful video! Out of all our wedding expenses… this was the one part that was completely worth it and then some. The quality is unbelievable and your creative eye captured the feelings of the day rather than just a rolling video camera. Also we love the CD with the church music as well. If you are a Bride and are on the fence about getting this videographer, the answer is: Get Bride and Grooms at your wedding! You will not be sorry!

Janice & Kenneth

Having watched close friends and relatives getting married in the past few years one of the things that always stood out afterwards was the sub standard quality of their wedding DVD. With these concerns foremost in our minds, we approached the selection of our videographer with genuine care. Our minds were completely put at rest by the professionalism of Richard Finlay. Throughout our wedding day we barely noticed he was there and it was this unobtrusive style that most impressed us. His clear yet subtle promptings ensured that he got the most out of his filming work and upon receipt of our wedding DVD we were enthralled by the quality of the finished content which he had edited and compiled so perfectly. Throughout our dealings with Richard we found him to be highly courteous and generally just a nice fellow to do business with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard to any prospective bride and groom for their upcoming nuptials. For ease of mind and a top quality professional service there is no need to look any further than Bride and Groom Films.

Padraig & Sarah Foy

The DVD is excellent!! The sound and picture quality were brilliant throughout… loved the way all the little details were captured when we hardly knew you were there most of the time! You captured lots of moments that we didn't even notice on the day – thanks a mill It was a pleasure working with you on the day and we wish you all the best in the future.

Joanne & Frank McGrath

We had Richard film our wedding and all I can say is WOW! He did such an amazing job that in the few days since we received our DVD my husband and I have watched it at every opportunity. We booked Richard back in 2007 and in the interlude between then and the wedding we never once doubted our choice, he was professional and friendly at every turn. On the day he arrived early and got straight to work taking time only to introduce himself to my family and make acquaintance with our kids, especially our youngest who was quite shy on the day. By the time we were leaving for the church she was his new best friend and smiled and posed happily for him. I have to say that is the last time I noticed Richard until much later in the evening when we were getting ready for dancing, such is his discrete manner. He worked away and was barely noticed even by our guests who remarked at his lovely manner and unobtrusiveness. I can not tell you how much that meant to me as I am one of those people who hates to feel “on show” when attending a wedding. Now that the DVD is here I can honestly say that I am amazed he was not more noticeable on the day as he didn’t miss one second of the action. There is so much of the day that we missed as Bride and Groom getting photos taken and mixing with our guests but our DVD makes it possible to see our day thru the eyes of our guests and really captures the atmosphere of the day. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who wants a friendly professional who will do a great job without being in peoples faces on the day! Thank you Richard…you did an amazing job and I look forward to watching our DVD over and over !

Trisha and James Muldoon

Ballykealey Manor

Just wanted to send you a quick mail to say thank so much for recording our wedding last Friday in Brooklodge..we just cant wait to see the DVD as we had everything that day, the fun, laughter, the weather & the perfect venue with our friends & family. We really appreciate you looking after us at such short notice. You were a perfect addition to our wedding, very unassuming & a totally gentleman, that was very much appreciated & noted, so thank you!! Anyway, better log off as heading off to mauritius (as you do) in the morning, but again thank you from the bottom of our hearts & we’ll be in touch re the music etc on our return.

Lisa & Ken

Thank you so so much Richard for the fantasic video of our day! You captured so much without us even noticing you there which was perfect! And thanks for the capturing the fireworks at the end of the night.. i know it was a long day and we appreciated you staying on! The guest messages made us laugh and are a nice addition to the DVD. The highlights were fab and summed up the day..thanks to you! best of luck..and thanks again!

Niki & Paul

What can I say to thank you so much for everything you did for us on the day. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with- my favourite of all the wedding suppliers. I hardly knew you were there on the day, although you always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. I cannot wait to see the finished dvd.


On behalf of Sarah & myself I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for everything on Saturday. I love that most of the guests thought you were simply taking pictures and didn’t realise that they may now have hung themselves through word or action…just brilliant!! Thanks again for everything!

John & Sarah Bourke

We couldn’t be happier with our DVD. I actually cant stress enough how happy we are. We are so grateful to you for capturing everything so well there was floods of tears from everyone!!! And plenty of laughter too because you caught the funniest parts of the day too. We were all amazed by the DVD and seriously cant thank you enough. We’ll have the memory of our day, captured in the most beautiful way, forever. And that means the world to us!! We are so Grateful Richard Thank you so much from both of us.

Louise and Conor

Many thanks for the wedding DVD. It was great to watch. You captured every thing from the beginning to end. We would highly recommend you. We look forward to seeing you at my sisters wedding in a couple of years time. Thanks again for everything.

Margaret and Robert

We watched the video over the holidays and it was beautiful!! You captured the day perfectly.

Aoife & Patrick

Well, what can I say, from start to finish & everything in between the DVD is AMAZING!! We cried & laughed. Thank u so much, 100 times better than I ever imagined!

Lorraine & Daniel

Thank you so much for an amazing job…we both love the DVD. You couldn’t have done a better job. Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Chris and Jo

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on the video! It is such an amazing component of our story together. The video is also so much better than our pictures. Our family and friends are also extremely impressed by the video. It was wonderful working with you and to see the amazing outcome. We also did manage to convince the wedding venue to serve Jameson!

Florence & K-Ming

There are no words for how amazing our wedding Blu-Ray is. Thanks sooooooo much. We love it!

Kate & James

Hi Richard
Thanks a million for sending on the link. Our video actually arrived yesterday so we got to see the whole thing.
We absolutely love it. It’s so great to have as even watching it yesterday it reminded me of things that I had completely forgotten about so I can imagine how glad we will be to have it in 10 or 20 years’ time.
You were the consummate professional. Both Paul and I were commenting last night how we never even noticed you were there and that was exactly what we were looking for (no offense!).
We weren’t going to get a video initially but looking at your work now I am so glad that we changed our minds. It is something that we will teaser for years to come and hope to bore our children with ; – )
Thanks again. I shall be recommending you to other people.

Elizabeth & Paul

I received the wedding package on Friday and I was truly blown away. You have really done an outstanding job with both days events. My family were so impressed and delighted with the resulting editing and how you pieced it all together. Thank you so much for capturing such stunning footage that will last a lifetime. In particular my Mom was brought to tears of joy as she has had a tough time with her post-operative recovery. It really lifted her spirits, especially because she missed my brother Abbas’s speech on the day and for her to watch it all really meant a lot to her and all of us! My aunts were just over and all really enjoying it.
I absolutely love the editing and footage and I am astonished that you made a movie of such high calibre. I absolutely love the highlights and can’t wait to share it with all our guests who travelled from afar. I will highly recommend you to all my family and friends. You truly did capture every moment and in such a magical way. Thanks again for such an amazing wedding DVD, so many people have been blown away by the result and have said it feels like they are watching a Hollywood movie.

Fiza & Imran

Dear Richard,

We just wanted to write to thank you for the fantastic job you did on the wedding video! We just watched it again with the whole family and everyone loved it! You really captured some amazing images, seeing all our friends and family again brought back some great memories. It was also great to hear all the speeches again and to know that we will always have a reminder of a day that was so special to us.

Initially we were worried that having a videographer would be a distraction, but you blended in seamlessly, people didn’t even realize you were there. We would highly recommend you. Thanks again!

Naomi Sheridan & Mark Little

We received the video yesterday and it is truly lovely crying here remembering a great day and you captured it perfectly. You were a joy to deal with and you kept us so relaxed throughout the day. It meant a lot to us both that we were ourselves and not posed. Thank you for your time and effort.

Barbara & Padraig

We booked Richard Finlay, Bride and Groom Films and he was excellent. Richard really captured all of the little details without all of the cheese you generally see in wedding videos. Definitely one of the best suppliers we chose. Extremely professional and a lovely guy to deal with too!


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What can I say except thank you thank you thank you!!! The wedding video is just amazing. To be honest we were a bit dubious about having a video because we hated the thought of watching ourselves, but you did such a fantastic job that it’s not cringey in the slightest! The shots are all so amazing and professional – it actually looks like a movie! Also all of us are amazed that you managed to capture every detail and important moment on the day without us even noticing you! I’m so so happy with it and will definitely be recommending you to friends!

Nicole Healy

We just want to thank you so very much for your hard work on Friday and for making us all feel so comfortable in your presence. We didn’t even know that you were there most of the time which was exactly what we wanted. Thank you for your sense of humour which totally lifted the tension that can sometimes creep into these kind of occasions. I felt totally comfortable and ease with both yourself and Trish the photographer and I think that added to how relaxed I felt as a bride. We had the most magical day and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Again, thanks for helping to make our day so very special and we look forward to re-living it all over again when we receive the DVD from you.

Emma & Éanna

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did on our wedding day.

Jen and Colum

Thanks again Richard for the really great job on our dvds/blue rays – we couldn’t be happier! Happy New Year!

Aoife and Patrick

Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance for our wedding DVD! We absolutely love how you captured our day in your unique way! All of the footage runs so smoothly together and the quality is amazing! Thank you for being so relaxed on the day and making us feel so relaxed also! Best wishes to you for the future!

Gillian & Wes

We LOVED the video. It was more than we could have imagined. The photo sequence at the beginning and end were brilliant and just made it. The music over and the shots you got without people knowing were great. Thank you again & we would highly recommend you!!

Rob & Caroline

Well from start to finish & everything in between the DVD was AMAZING!!! Thousand times better than we could have ever imagined. And we have recommended you to anybody we know getting married. It was a pleasure working with you Richard & what a professional & discreet service on the day – you wouldn’t even of thought you were there! By far the best money spent on the wedding…

Lorraine & Daniel

Just want to say the wedding video is amazing. You did a great job. Thanks again.

Deirdre & Peter

Thank you so much I love it! It’s just beautiful. I can’t thank you enough. You were a pleasure to deal with and I’m so excited to see the finished movie.

Orlaith and Barry

Thank you so so much we love the preview and are so excited to see the main video. You are one seriously talented man. Thank you for capturing the amazing moments. I will be in touch shortly. Thank you so much again.

Janice and Barry

Thanks for our fabulous Wedding DVD Richard! We were very excited when we saw the preview, but even more impressed when the DVD arrived!

You were very friendly, discrete & professional on the day, and we hardly knew you were there, yet you still managed to capture the entire day and the little details!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard to any of my friends for their weddings!

Ciara & Chris O’Grady

We just watched our wedding DVD from our wedding in January and it is brilliant. You’ve done a fantastic job. Once I saw the “moments” you’d sent I knew it was going to be top class as it was. We’re only sorry now we didn’t have you recording until the night ended!!!

Yvonne & Kenneth

Just watched it wow its amazing tears in my eyes looking at it. Thank you so so much. So looking forward to seeing the full dvd. Thank you so much again Richard.


We watched the wedding video again last night and realised that we had never thanked your for your contribution to our big day.

We were absolutely delighted with our main video and the the short snip video. It gets better every time we watch it. Your editing and choice of songs were faultless and your skills have been praised by anyone that has watched it. We have no regrets in selecting you to capture our special day and we would be very happy to recommend you to our friends.

Eugene & Viv

Richard was great to deal with. He was friendly, approachable and a ‘fly on the wall’ on the day and our guests were impressed by how unobtrusive he was. He even turned up a half hour early on the morning as I had told him I wanted to leave the house early to visit my grandparents, who couldn’t attend. I highly recommend him to any bridal couple for their wedding.


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Sorry only getting back to you now, has been a very busy Christmas! Thank you so much for the highlights and the DVD’s, to say we were delighted and impressed would be an understatement! We really couldn’t be more thrilled with the results! Everyone we showed it to has loved it! Thanks for everything on the day again! you did a great job! Hope you had a nice Christmas, all the best for the new year!

Ciara & Alan

Oh my gosh, I absolutely LOVE it. What an amazing job you have done. I’m so so happy with it. Thank you so so much.
So lovely to see it all like that and it’s so beautifully put together. You truly are very talented. I can’t wait to receive the full thing. Thank you again, we both love it.

Charlotte Ferry

Well I’m a blubbering mess all day lol. We both felt flooded with emotion watching it. You captured everything so perfectly. The amount of work you put in is unbelievable. Apart from marrying Mark it’s probably my favorite thing I get to hold onto. I’m so grateful. And to think I was thinking the entire time we were planning that I didn’t want a video lol. I’m so glad we got one and even more so that it was you who made it because you are incredible at what you do. I can’t thank you enough I’m genuinely so happy. Thanks a million.

Leeanne & Mark

I was so reluctant to have a videographer for our wedding because I usually hate seeing myself in videos. I also didn’t want to add unecessary costs to our day. After many family and friends told me I had to get one I booked Richard. I was absolutely blown away by his work. The amount of thought and attention to detail he captures is incredible. He cought every single emotion I felt that day. When he sent us a small clip both my husband and I cried with happiness (he’s not usually the emotional type). Our wedding and indeed our memories of our wedding wouldn’t be the same had we booked someone else. He is an absolute gentleman with an amazing talent.


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After receiving our wedding video, to say we are delighted is an understatement. It’s incredible, and due to in no small part to Richards attention to the little things on our day. Capturing everything we asked for and a whole lot more throughout and keeping us both relaxed the whole time. Clearly a man who knows what he is doing and I could not recommended Bride and Groom films enough. The music choice on the video is also perfect!

Neil and Eimear

Finnstown House

I can’t recommend Richard highly enough. He was amazing on the day, so nonintrusive but still managed to capture all the intimate moments. Richard was amazing from the moment we contacted him throughout the whole process. We organised the wedding from Australia, so there were plenty of emails back and forth and Skype calls. He was always very prompt in replying and answering all questions. Richard is well worth every penny we spent. Thanks again Richard xxx

Lisa Jones

Avon Ri, Blessington

I don’t know if you remember me, I am Cat’s brother Robert. I met you on the day of the wedding and remember complementing your films and how well done they were. Cat had sent me a link beforehand of your work and I was quite impressed. Therefore it goes without saying how IMPRESSED I am about how the video turned out. It was great from start to finish. The song choice was equally as great as I have seen Dan & Cat sing that song together on guitar. Great job sir! You have an amazing talent and you should be proud of how you are able to immortalize some of the greatest moments. Thank you for your work!

Robert Dazé

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful wedding movie. We were thrilled with it. So lovely to relive it again.

Maire Folan

Thank you so much for our wedding DVD. We’ve so enjoyed watching it. I’m so sorry we didn’t email you back sooner, we only just realised that neither of us had mailed you the other week.

Thanks for making the day so special & being so helpful on the day..even though we hardly knew you were there, filming was so discreet. The video is such a lovely memory to have of our day.

Roisin & David O'Reilly

Unbelievable!!! We absolutely LOVE it! you’re so talented and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thank you so much.

A million times Thank you!

Chelsea + Nate

at Luttrellstown Castle

Thanks so so much for our wonderful DVD. It arrived last Wednesday but pat was away in Melbourne so we waited until he returned last night to watch it……It’s everything we thought it would be and more.It’s brought back such wonderful memories of the day! Thank you for all your hard work and all the efforts in getting it just right.

Ann and Pat

Got our dvds!!! They where amazing loved every minute of it. Cant wait to show our family and friends . Thanks so much Richard for doing a excellent job.

Chris and Audrey

Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim. Co. Meath

We watched the link you a sent us and WOW it was so perfect you made a pregnant wife very happy we can’t wait for the real thing thank you so much i will always recommend you to everyone that plans to getting married

Trevor and Ellen

Richard, You didn’t disappoint, the videos are excellent! They are the perfect keepsake for our big day. Susan and I are both really looking forward to sharing them with our family and friends. I’m sure you have seen a vimeo traffic spike already as Susanfrantically shared the videos with her friends and family.Thanks again for everything Richard, your work is a complete credit to you and we are extremely thankful we had you capture and then edit our big day for us. I will have no problems recommending you to any friends we have getting married! 🙂Forever grateful, Ciaran and Susan.

Ciaran and Susan

The clip is amazing, it’s perfect.. we watched it together at dinner and my son max started crying I asked him what’s wrong he said ‘mam I miss our wedding’ so I think you brought back all the memories..I can’t thank you enough. We look forward to the dvd.

Ciara Behan

Just wanted to say thank you for capturing such wonderful memories of our wedding day. It’s lovely and we are really happy with it.
Thanks again and I hope you and your wife are keeping well


I just wanted to thank you for our wedding DVD, you did a fantastic job and we both loved every minute of the DVD! It was brilliant.

Thank you for making my wife so happy!

Gary and Danielle

I’m not often stuck for words but you’ve succeeded in making that happen! The highlights footage is exactly what I dreamed it would be! Thank you for putting so much love and attention into the details. I cannot wait to see the full wedding video and re-live the day over and over.

Emma Drake

Maryborough House wedding video, Cork

Sorry for the delayed response. We love your short film, brought back lots of very happy memories! Thank you so much for bring our day to life so beautifully 🙂Thanks again, we’re absolutely thrilled 🙂

Aine + Will

Kilshane House wedding video

Oh my gosh Richard, that is fantastic! We are delighted with it..

Melanie + Eoghan

Cabra Castle wedding video

I have to say on the day I was like where is the video guy. Then we saw the DVD and my God, I was totally blown away with what he captured!! He captured EVERYTHING!! I seriously couldn’t recommend him enough!!! He was so discreet!!!

Amy + Declan

Killashee House Hotel wedding video

Richard is a professional and very easy to work with, he worked on our wedding day and did a smashing job. Our hotel asked to use some of his footage for their website to promote weddings as he did such a great job capturing the venue in all its glory. I would happily recommend Richard for your wedding or other events.

Eva Brennan

Dear Richard, Finally got the nerve up to watch my wedding video and i have to say what an excellent job you made with it. Considering i wasn’t going to have a video i’m so glad my friends talked me into it. Just love the way you captured the days best bits without intruding on people, and kept the video short and to the point. It brought a smile to my face reliving my big day. Many thanx Richard, your truly talented in your work.

Fiona & Liam Flood

I cant tell you enough how happy I am with the video of our wedding we received from Richard. It was way beyond what I had ever expected from the DVD and am absolutely delighted that we asked Richard from Bride & Groom Films to do the job. He was so professional and has given us some beautiful memories that would have been lost if it wasn’t for him. I will recommend him to everyone who is getting married, or infact needs a videographer for any occasion.

Asha & John

Hi Richard, We got our DVD’s yesterday, and watched it (several times!) last night – we are totally thrilled with it…. thank you. Both the quality of filming and editing are fantastic, and you really captured the flavour of the day for us. To be honest, Garrett wasn’t that fussed about getting a video done – he was worried that it would be too obtrusive on the day, and didn’t think he would bother watching it…. but he was the one insisting on reruns of it last night, and he’s already been on the phone to a mate of his recommending you for their forthcoming wedding! We both reckon it was the best money we spent on the wedding. Thank you for doing such a great job, both on the day, and afterwards. We will recommend you to all and sundry.

Erika & Garrett

Bride & Groom Films are the greatest. Richard, thanks very much for all the hard work you put into our wedding video. We love it.

Caroline & Patrick O’Leary

Richard, Thank you so much for the dvd. I can’t stop watching it even though I am photograph-phobic!! Every part of the day was captured beautifully and the timing with the music is genius. It is something we will definitely treasure forever. You were really great on the day although I think I met you once and didnt see you until you were going. Will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know getting married. Thanks again.

Claire & Sean

Richard I love love love the video. Thank you so so much.

Sorcha & Hicham

Hi Richard, We received our wedding DVD some time ago now (wedding was in August 07) but we wanted to say thanks-it was great!. We became a little worried a few days after the wedding (when things began to cool down!!), because we began to think of when we actually saw you filming and we began to ask ourselves if you got very much of the Church and reception at all!!!(and you probably know yourself-there’s a lot of so-called professionals out there) But when we got the DVD – it was great. You were there after all!! The DVD was very professional and you inserted the music we gave you at just the right times. It’s something we can enjoy looking at for the rest of our lives.

Simone & Adrian Tierney

We decided at the last minute on a having a video done professionally and are both so delighted that we did do this. Photographes are lovely but they just don’t capture the day the way the video does. Richard just seemed to get all the special little things in the day that we remembered but don’t have photographs of and he managed to even add a few suprises to our video which we loved. It has been lovely in the last two weeks to sit down and just look at certain sections again which I think is more a girlie thing but I just adore it. Both of us would have no hesitation in recommending Richard for anyones wedding and wish him all the best in the future.

Niamh and Shane Teskey

Richard, We just finished watching the DVD (twice). It is absolutely amazing, better than we thought a wedding video could be! I’m glad I changed my mind and got a video made because without it the memories of our big day just wouldn’t be complete. Our photographs were great but just weren’t enough. You got our vows, our family and friends, the speeches, the entire day just expertly edited together. The highlights you put together to our favourite song is just pure artistry. Paul said it was like a real film. Richard thank you so so much, we are proud to show this to everyone we know and to recommend you to everyone in the future.

Laura and Paul Sheridan

We just wanted to thank you so much Richard for our Wedding DVD, we just love it and it has brought all the emotion and memories of our special day to come flooding back. You were a true professional on the day and we honestly didnt notice you at all during the day. Everybody said how discreet you were and how comfortable you made people feel, especially the interviews at the end. Thanks again for giving us all the memories that we can now share with our family and friends. We wish you great success in the future.

Sarah Ann & Eamon Mulqueen

Richard Having looked at the DVD we are THRILLED with the result. It was just amazing and we are delighted that you captured our special day just the way we wanted. We will be recommending you highly. Best of luck for the future.

Helen & Richard

I’m finished with speeches for the rest of my life so I will keep this short. All I will say is thank you Richard for the surprise of our lives when we returned from our honeymoon. The best day of our lives, to re-live again and again forever. I’ll be proud to show the grandkids. Cheers mate.

Thomas & Fiona Bird

I e-mailed Richard to thank him for the great job he did on our wedding video and then spoke to him on the phone because I wanted to buy extra copies of our DVD. I offered to leave a testimonial here since I was so happy with his work. I don’t have much to say except that you will not regret it if you choose Richard. He was so nice even before our wedding, very helpful and professional. He was on time all day long, we hardly noticed him and he was still able to produce a top-class video. The highlights at the end of the video made my husband cry (don’t tell him I told you) and that is quite an achievement! The highlights are particularly nice because whenever I don’t feel like watching the entire video, I can re-live the best day of my life in 5 minutes and again I am speechless. I can’t recommend Richard enough to future couples.

Shauna & Matthew

Richard at one point during our big day I said to Stephen that you didn’t seem to be doing anything. I knew I had made the right choice based on your work but you didn’t seem to be filming a lot, in fact I hardly saw you at all on the day although I knew you were there. When we watched the DVD last week we both just said “Wow!” There is so much detail and emotion to every section of the DVD. You got all the small things that I didn’t even see on the day myself. Our candle, our cake, the champagne, the head table!!and the details that matter that we never would have been able to see again if it weren’t for the masterpiece you made for us. The quality of the DVD is great, thank you.

Sarah and Stephen

Richard of Bride and Groom Films did our wedding video in May and it is our most treasured wedding gift. We watched literally dozens of demo DVDs from other wedding videomen and Richard’s work just stood out as being the most professional (in fact, he was the only option). We don’t regret our decision for one second. Our family and friends commented and said that the video was great. They were expecting the video to be cheesy like most wedding videos, but they all loved it and Richard will be doing my sister’s wedding next year as a result. I can’t put it in words how glad I am that I picked Richard to video my wedding. Bride & Groom Films is the best! Thanks Richard!!

Fiona and Derek Dunleavy

We recently got married and have just got our DVD. Our videographer was Richard from Bride and Groom films. On the day, and even on the lead up to the wedding he was so nice and friendly and easy to deal with and easy to talk to. On the actual day he was fantastic i never really noticed him, he was very professional and very helpful. I was so nervous thinking about the DVD as i hate video cameras and stuff like that but after watching it, i have to say it was the best money we spent. I could sit and watch it over and over again. After all you spend so much time and money on this day and you put soo much effort into it, its great to have it all captured, especially after coming home after the HM and your on such a downer, its so great to relive it all over again. Also the DVD was just shot so well, its really beautiful and professional. Richard really did an excellent job, it could’nt of been done better. So if any of you B2B have Richard as your videographer you are in good hands. And if some of you havent decided on your videographer then you should definitely consider Bride and Groom Films, i couldn’t recommend them more.

Karen & Clayton

Hi Richard Just wanted to say that both Brian and I are really delighted with the wedding DVD you did for us. Your professionalism shines throughout as does the unobtrusive manner by which you carry out your work. We really could not be happier and wish you every success in your future endeavors. We certainly would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone for any occasion that they may want captured forever.

Catherine & Brian

Richard did a fabulous job on our wedding video. He was unobtrusive but managed to get some great footage. He was a pleasure to meet and I would highly recommend him.

Deirdre & Alan

It’s absolutely fantastic. We love it. It brings back lots of happy memories. Thanks so much, B and G.

Beatrice & Gerard

Hi Richard, We just wanted to thank you for filming our wedding last December. We hadn’t originally planned on having the day recorded but now we are so happy that we did. You were fantastic on the day and worked so discreetly we almost didn’t notice that all the special moments of our day were being filmed right in front of us. The finished product is just lovely and was very cleverly and tastefully edited with obvious professionalism. The video is absolutely our most treasured wedding gift and we will keep it always to remind us of our special day. We would highly recommend your service and would urge anyone who is unsure whether to have a video just to have a look at some of your work and we believe they will instantly change their mind. We wish you all the very best of luck with Bride & Groom Films although we have no doubt you have a very successful future ahead of you.

Bernard & Tara Walsh

We finally watched the wedding film and we are delighted with it. We are so glad that we decided to get the video done. You caught so much of the day that seemed to pass us by, with everything else that was going on. Even himself who wasn’t too keen on getting it done is delighted we did and with the outcome.

Lyn & Justin

Hi Richard. We have received our videos and just wanted to say that we are delighted with them. You captured bits of the day that we had totally missed. Thechurch images at the end and the black and white shots really made the video. Thanks again for all you did. We will be proud to show the video to all our families and friends.

Michael & Sarah Conroy

Just wanted to let you know we received the DVDs. What a great job you did we really liked the editing and everything. I would definitely recommend you.

Eileen & Alan

We used Richard Finlay of BRIDE & GROOM FILMS I have to say on the day I was like where is the video guy. Then we saw the DVD and my God, I was totally blown away with what he captured!! He captured EVERYTHING!!! I seriously couldn’t recommend him enough!!! He was so discrete!!!

Bride commenting on

Hi Richard, we just watched the DVD, absolutely delighted with it. We couldn’t believe how much we missed on the day that you caught on camera. Fantastic!

Jennie & Paul

Richard I’m just dropping you a quick e-mail to let you know that David and I are so pleased with the wedding video you made for us. We received it months ago when we got back from our honeymoon in Vegas, but we never got back to you to let you know how much we loved it. I have watched it literally about a thousand times since. We had all the family over at Christmas and they loved it too. We will recommend Bride and Groom Films to anyone we know who is getting married in Dublin.

Niamh and David

Hi Richard, We got the DVD’s & they are nearly worn out at this stage! Thanks so much for the great job you did, we’re delighted with it. Our only regret was that we should have booked you for longer on the day! The 3 copies were a real surprise so thanks again all the mammies are thrilled! Thanks again for the super job, we’ll certainly reccommend your company to any other couple.

Susan & Garrett

Richard, Thank you so much. The wedding dvd is excellent, better than we ever expected. In fact, we are so impressed with it that we just cant stop watching it. It is so well done and the music and timing of everything in it is just 100%. Thank you so much. We will be definitely recommending you to everyone we know.

Pam & Stephen Whelan

Hi Richard Thank you for the DVD’s we received them on Thursday. They are fab you did a great job and a lovely choice of music we couldn’t have done better. It’s really great to relive the day again and see all the things we missed and forgot. Thanks again

Caroline & Chris Zambra

Hi Richard, Just want to say that you done a great job producing our wedding video, its been nearly two months since the wedding day and we totally relived it watching the DVD this weekend. Absolutely Brilliant. You captured some brilliant shots but on top of all of that you used some great music to accompany the footage. We will be recoommending you to anyone we know who is getting married in the future.

Mathew & Elaine Elliott

We received our video today and we are absolutely delighted with it, the music is brilliant, you picked songs we would never have taught of and they are really cool (delighted no Celine Dion like probably every other wedding video around), you really captured the mood of the day and have left us with a fabulous momento of our day, we will gladly recommend you if any of our friends decide to take the plunge. Thanks again for everything

Hazel & Ken

Richard, I cant thank you enough for the great job you did with our wedding dvd, I never would of imagined it turning out so well. Only have it a week and two friends already want to book you!!! Thanks again and best of luck in the future…

Donna & John Carrick

Hi Richard, We both want to thank you so much for the amazing DVD you produced for us. We couldn’t wait to see it and it is so much more than we could have expected. On the day you were so professional and unobtrusive, it was like you were never there!! My sister cried when she saw our dvd and booked you straight away for her own wedding! Thanks for doing a fantastic job! We would recommend you to anyone

Grainne & Gerry

We received our dvd on Friday last. We are absolutely delighted with it. It was everything we wanted and MORE! You were a true professional on the day and we hardly noticed you at all during the day. Everybody said how discreet you were. We have watched it so many times! Thanks again for giving us lovely memories of our day.

Shiree & Seamus

Wow!! What can we say? We are absolutley thrilled with our DVD. Richard you captured everything, especially the small details that on the day are easily missed by the bride and groom. Superb camera work, we smile every time we re-live the day. This is something we know our children’s children will enjoy. Fantastic – many, many thanks.

Kerry and Charlie

I can’t argue with perfection! Its brilliant. Exhausted today having watched it 6 times in a row.


Everybody who watches our Wedding DVD is amazed, they all loved it! He really captured the energy and happiness of our Wedding Day. My niece still watches it on a daily basis!! He was thoroughly professional and had our DVD back to us in great time! Would recommend him to anybody. Thanks for giving us such a beautiful memory of our day.

Ciara & Patrick Ryan

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.