A wedding video from Rudding Park near Harrogate

April 2023 – The wedding of Emily & Andy at Rudding Park near Harrogate. This venue is set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, it has to be said that Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Harrogate

The day started leisurely enough with the buzz of excitement in the bridal suite with Emily and all the bridesmaids getting ready, while Andy prepared for the big day with his groomsmen in the amazing landscaped garden on the ground floor, having a laugh and a joke. The guests started to arrive and eventually were ushered across the courtyard to the chapel for the main event, presided over by the super entertaining Father Ian.

Once the ceremony was over, the guests made the leisurely stroll from the chapel, around to the front of the mail building overlooking the lake and golf course. Two hours of canapes, drinks and good humour made this and afternoon to remember for Emily & Andy. It was also nice to work for the first time with great photographer Laura Calderwood.

Having met Emily & Andy about a month before the wedding, I could see straight away that they were a chilled & fun couple, and that vibe very much was the order of the day for the guests as well. Everyone was fun and friendly and it was a joy to film. The evening reception was a lively affair including a packed dance floor and top band Purple Cloud of Funk – a fantastic evening!

Congratulations to Emily & Andy – now enjoy the film. 

Who am I?

Thanks for stopping by. I’m Pete and I’m an established wedding videographer based in the North of England, on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Filming weddings is a passion as well as a job. I am always honoured to be asked to capture a couples’ big day so they can treasure and watch it back for years to come.

Why choose me?

I often ask my couples why they selected me to film their wedding, as opposed to all the other wedding videographers out there.  They almost unanimously say it’s because my work has a natural, informal feel while remaining stylish and contemporary. My background in documentary film making  means that I like to film events as they happen naturally, taking a discreet approach without trying to force or fake anything.

What’s my approach?

For me, the wedding day is of course about the bride and groom, it is their big day after all. Having said that it’s not ALL about the bride and groom, but it’s also a big day for the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, the ushers, the flower girl, the pageboy, the mums and dads, the brothers and sisters, the cousins, wider family and friends, you can see where I’m going with this. Everybody plays their part and not to forget to mention the suppliers: the dresses, the suits, the cake, the venue, the band, the flowers etc etc. I see it as my job to capture as much of the vibe of the day as possible, and that would not be possible without the participation of everyone mentioned above. I love capturing it all, from the anticipatory bridal preparations, through to the emotional vows, all the way up to guests throwing shapes on a packed dance floor.

Your Wedding

Even after 15 years in this business and over 400 weddings under my belt, I still get a thrill at turning up at the venue on the morning of the wedding. Whether that is a vast country estate, or a small village church, I approach every wedding the same. I love to capture your day with the minimal amount of fuss, and to provide a beautifully crafted film that you can watch back for years to come. All the atmosphere, the emotion, and all the laughter and love. It really is a once in a lifetime, unique event that deserves to be beautifully captured.

Every couple and every wedding is different an I love getting to know my couples, hearing their stories and capturing their big day. Each time, the story of your wedding day is completely unique, and I can’t wait to tell yours.

Wherever your wedding is, from a small registry office, quaint village church, country hotel, large marquee or even a grand cathedral, get in touch for prices and to discuss your requirements. If I am free for your date we can arrange a meeting, and I can show you samples of my wedding films and talk you through the process. If you have some questions and just want a chat, then I am more than happy to have a Zoom consultation where you quiz me on any aspect of having a videographer at your wedding, just click on the Contact link at the top or bottom of this page.

More video samples can be found on my Vimeo Channel