Every so often I get lucky enough to do a destination wedding film. This means packing my bags (full of camera gear) and jetting off somewhere else. That’s not to say it’s a holiday though. We still work hard to make sure that we’re getting the best coverage in a way that lets us tell the story of yet another awesome couple…we’re just filming somewhere warmer.
Now just because you’re having a destination wedding in Majorca in the middle of summer doesn’t necessarily mean you’re guaranteed blistering hot cloudless skies. For Kayleigh and Ian’s wedding it was looking a little touch and go on the weather front. My plane touched down just before a major storm hit Majorca. My poor second shooter who was due to arrive ten minutes after me was diverted to Ibiza. One of the great things about destination weddings is that you often get to meet the bridal party before the big day, and so I got a good chance to get to know the wonderful Kayleigh and Ian as we were trapped in a restaurant by the storm for a couple of hours. I could not have asked for a nicer wedding party to be trapped with: there was no way the rain was going to dampen their spirits. But there was the elephant in the room of “what if the weather is like this tomorrow?”
Thankfully though the weather the next day was completely rain free. Completely rain free that is until the ceremony, specifically the two minutes where Kayleigh and Ian were to say their vows. It was a very light shower and it didn’t interrupt proceedings but it was so perfectly timed you almost felt like the weather itself was aware of the importance of that moment. Almost as soon as the vows were said the rain was over. Very odd.
But that rain was only a tiny, tiny part of the day. The venue was spectacular, Majorca was beautiful, the couple were wonderful and very much in love. The food was incredible and the guests were brilliant. Everything fell together perfectly on the day. I’m definitely hoping to go back to Majorca from more destination wedding films.
Paula and Kyle had a silent disco wedding party against the backdrop of the wonderful Scottish landscapes at Guardswell farm Paula and Kyle had already picked out Guardswell farm as the location for their wedding day. I’d had an incredible time there the previous year...