The Grandeur that is Knowsley Hall
On the 28th of December 2017, Julian Voigt Wedding Films filmed their first ever Wedding at Knowsley Hall in Prescott in Merseyside. It was a cold but bright and crisp winter’s day – perfect for a winter wedding! When we first arrived at Knowsley Hall we were immediately struck by just how grand a place it was. You feel like you have stepped back in time and at any minute Mr. Darcy might just come walking through the door. After our induction- a 15-minute talk and form to fill in we became very much aware that this wasn’t just a fancy wedding venue but in actual fact a museum.
The priceless works of art and furnishings are treasured to the extent that the staff keep the huge thick curtains closed most of the time to protect them from the effects of the sun. Talking about the staff we found them not only very professional but delightful and very cooperative. After receiving our induction and brief we set out to create the wedding film with a sense of trepidation. Knowsley Hall is so impressive from the outside and the beautifully manicured gardens are the perfect setting for this jewel.
Capturing the Beauty of the Bride and the location
When creating a wedding film for a couple I always try to not only get a sense of them in the film and make it truly unique- to them but also get a sense of the location that they have chosen to celebrate their wedding. I knew that this wedding film had to be special and have a sense of grandeur to it and hence one of the first choices I had to make was the style of music to license for this film. I decided that the music had to compliment the surroundings hence I choose music with a classical feel.
On the day of filming, it would have been an absolute crime to not capture the grandeur that is Knowsley Hall. There is a delicate balance to be struck here in that you do not want to make the wedding film more about the beauty of the location and not about the beauty of the bride and groom! Hence it takes some time in the editing process to carefully balance the footage and frames to achieve the above.
The portfolio piece…
When I decided to launch Julian Voigt Wedding Films in Manchester I had already decided that I would cover more than Manchester alone, that in reality, I wanted to film weddings all over the country- eventually and shoot weddings in amazing locations that would truly make a beautiful wedding film. Every Wedding Film Maker want’s that beautiful portfolio piece to add on his website and show off to the world. The minute I arrived at Knowsley Hall I knew that this was going to be one of those portfolio pieces! I will talk more about this wedding film in my next blog post because one post about Knowsley Hall would not do it justice but in the meantime, if you want to have a peep at the trailer version of the wedding film we shot at Knowsley hall in Prescott then you can check that out here.
Please bare in mind we create a 30-minute feature film and a 4-minute trailer from the feature film, this the trailer: