Luxe Wedding Films

Luxe Wedding Films has been providing couples with beautiful bespoke cinematic wedding films for the past four years with the aim each time of crafting the perfect wedding film which will last for generations to come. Luxe Wedding Films is driven by the thought of preserving such an important memory which will allow for future generations to see and hear that special day time and time again. The idea of also making a visual record of those closest to you is something which also really drives us, be that grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and so on. We have been steadily becoming leading Essex Wedding Videographers. This journey commenced four years ago.

Up until late 2018, all Luxe Wedding Film productions were branded under the former brand, Aaron Compton Videographer. Like most wedding videographers, the journey first began for me in 2014 with the filming of a family members wedding, this was at Spains Hall in Finchingfield, Essex. Shortly after my first wedding it was time for my brother to say his vowels to my now sister-in-law, I grasped at the opportunity and filmed their big day too. With these two weddings under my belt I then had waves of wedding videography enquiries roll in from those close to the newlyweds.

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(Above photo taken by recommended supplier EPS Photography)

Over the past four years whilst perfecting my wedding videography skills I have also been awarded various educational qualifications. Firstly a diploma in Creative Media Production followed on by a degree in Digital Television Production at the prestigious Ravensbourne University in London. Whilst studying I continued with my journey to be ranked alongside some of the best Essex Wedding Videographers in the region. My time in education helped prompt me with the technical skills and ability needed to bring visual ideas to life. I was also fortunate enough to work on various television productions and also work on other exciting projects including documentary work – a style which can be found in Luxe Wedding Films work. When the university course came to an end I made the decision to go full-time and make my passion a successful business.

As Essex Wedding Videographers, we have covered a huge array of wedding venues across Essex. In addition to Essex, we have also worked in venues in surrounding counties which include Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Surrey as well as London. The following list compromises a selection of wedding venues which we have been fortunate enough to work in (you can see some of the featured films by clicking here):

Like many other professional Essex Wedding Videographers, the equipment used in Luxe Wedding Films work has evolved considerably since the humble beginnings. We use some of the latest recording equipment to capture wedding days as best as possible. These include 4K cameras, a range of different audio equipment as well as gimbals to allow creative camera work.  A dedicated editing setup is also used to piece together wedding films.

In 2014, weddings were filmed by just myself, however in 2017 I introduced two videographers to certain packages to allow more flexibility and creativity in both the filming of a wedding day itself as well as the editing of a wedding film. Two wedding videographer packages has helped to deliver even greater wedding films which allow even more creativity. Packages which feature two wedding videographers provide different perspectives throughout the wedding day as well as multiple camera angles during those integral parts of a wedding day such as the wedding ceremony and wedding speeches.

Luxe Wedding Films is on the way to being known as one of the regions most sought-after Essex Wedding Videographers. Each year we are exploring new venues, meeting new couples and creating memories which will last for a life time. We would love to have you and your wedding day be part of our story.

De Rougemont Manor Wedding Film

A De Rougemont Manor Wedding, a first for us. Located in the borough of Brentwood, a De Rougemont Manor Wedding offers a stunning setting for a beautiful wedding day. We always welcome last minute bookings, and in fact we have had quite the few throughout 2018. This time the bride and groom was the lovely Faye & John. The wedding ceremony itself took place at Saint Paul’s Church of England which is located just outside of Brentwood in Bentley Common. The remainder of the day was a De Rougemont Manor Wedding. We were very excited to be their Wedding Videographer for the day.

Faye and John had chose the Bronze Package for their wedding videography. I made my way to Brentwood in the morning and first made a stop at Saint Paul’s Church of England in order to capture some camera shots of the church in the calmness of the morning. If time is permitting, this is always an ideal time to capture some shots of the church and its grounds whilst it is empty.

The beginning of autumn was apparent with the colours of autumn beginning to show. Trees and shrubs transitioning to different shades of red, yellow and brown. Some signature shots which you will often see in Luxe Wedding Films includes cinematic gimbal shots. I was able to succeed in capturing one of these said shots for the into sequence of the wedding film.

Once I had captured what I had needed to capture at the church I began making my way to De Rougemont Manor which is where Faye was beginning her bridal preparations. I was delighted that Faye and John had chosen to undertake a card reading each on camera. Card readings are always an extra nice touch to a wedding film. I would suggest that card readings are a brilliant touch for a shorter wedding film such as a wedding highlights film. We will ask couples to read the entirety of the card which then gives us leverage on which parts of the reading to use in the film.

Once I had captured morning bridal preparations with Faye and her bridal party, I made my way back to the church where I had just come from. With the Highlights Package, we always aim to arrive at the church at least one hour prior to the brides arrival. This leaves room for additional establishing shots of the church and this also supplies a superb opportunity to capture shots of the cherished family and friends arriving at the wedding.

An additional reason for arriving at the church early is to allow for shots of the groom before the formalities of the day commence. These shots are not posed but captured in their true beauty which usually allows us to also capture the atmosphere of the day. Once all of the cameras were set and microphones placed, I then made my way outwards to the front of the church to capture Faye arriving in her beautiful wedding car.

The ceremony lasted for approximately thirty minutes, after which Faye and John had some photographs taken with their photographer called Josh from Lindrum Photography. I captured some natural shots of their wedding guests embracing the post-ceremony celebrations. Afterwards, me and Josh then captured the confetti shot of the newlyweds. As soon as the confetti shot had been completed we made our way back to the venue for the rest of the De Rougemont Manor Wedding.

Prosecco in addition to other drinks and canapes were served to family and friends whilst we captured some newlywed shots of both John & Faye. After this it was soon time for them to make their entrance as Mr & Mrs for the first time.

The speeches commenced with Faye reading a poem which she had written for John. After this, Faye’s dad delivered a speech followed by John himself and then his best man. The speeches ran for approximately three-quarters of an hour. Not long after the speeches had finished it was time for the cake cutting. We were reminded that summer had now come to an end and before we had realised it the beautiful sunshine outside had disappeared and had been replaced by the dark evening sky.

Once the cake cutting was complete it was almost time for their first dance together as man and wife – however before that it was time for a game of ‘Mr & Mrs’ from the iconic game show. It was a draw!

Many congratulations to Faye & John on their lovely wedding day. It was a privilege to meet this special couple and also a delight to meet their little son. Wishing them a very happy future as a family. I look forward to another De Rougemont Manor Wedding in the future.

Watch their wedding film below:

De Rougemont Manor – a wedding venue in Essex

If you are thinking of getting married in the Essex area, then I would recommend having a look at De Rougemont Manor as a potential wedding venue. It is located just inside Brentwood, Essex. You can find them online at https://www.derougemontmanor.com you can also contact them by 01277 226 418 or info@derougemontmanor.co.uk

DJ: Devoted Events

Flowers: Little Tin Shed

Hair: Carly Williams Bridal Hair Essex

Photography: Lindrum Photography

Venue: De Rougemont Manor

Videography: Luxe Wedding Films

Crondon Park Wedding Videos: April 2018

The stunning Baronial Suite at Crondon Park is quoted as being ‘the best place to get married in Essex’. It certainly is a fierce competitor against others. Crondon Park Wedding Videos go to show this, especially Kat & Chris’s wedding film.

They were my second wedding of the year and what a truly lovely couple they were. One thing which I enjoy so much about being a wedding videographer is some of the people who I am fortunate enough to meet, Kat & Chris were no exception, not to forget to mention their son Dillon who looked very dapper in his suit!

The day started for me in Southend where I captured the morning bridal preparations of Kat and her party. It wasn’t all about the girls however.. both me and the photographer Katy also managed to get some great shots of young Dillon! He was quite the poser.

Davy my second shooter made his way to the Lion Inn Hotel to capture the shots of Chris with his groomsmen before the formalities of the day commenced.

The wedding day took place at Crondon Park which is close to Ingatestone in Essex. It was my first time working as a wedding videographer at Crondon Park which is always exciting. The venue features the stunning Baronial Hall which is where Kat & Chris said their vowels to each other with Dillon by their side.

After the ceremony had concluded cocktail hour commenced where we got some lovely natural shots of their guests enjoying the day.

Later on in the evening, there were two cake cuttings! One for the newlyweds and one for little Dillon to cut, a very lovely idea. Once the cake cutting had concluded we went onto the first dance and after the first dance, we went onto the ‘Dillion Dance’ where Dillon won a game of Musical Chairs, nice one Dillon!

Congratulations again to Kat & Chris on their lovely wedding day at Crondon Park. Thank you for allowing me to be your wedding videographer. I look forward to producing more Crondon Park Wedding Videos soon.

Watch their wedding film below:

Kat & Chris Wedding Highlights Film at Crondon Park

One thing which I enjoy so much about being a wedding videographer is some of the people who I am fortunate enough to meet, Kat & Chris were no exception, not to forget to mention their son Dylan who looked very dapper in his suit!Congratulations again to Kat & Chris on their lovely wedding day at Crondon Park. Here is their Wedding Highlights Film.Hair/Makeup: Tany Marie Freelance Make Up Artist, Hair & Beauty TherapistPhotographer: Katy Gell PhotographyVenue: Crondon Park Wedding Venue EssexVideography: Aaron Compton Videographer

Posted by Luxe Wedding Films on Saturday, 7 July 2018

Hair/Makeup: Tany Marie Freelance Make Up Artist, Hair & Beauty Therapist
Photographer: Katy Gell Photography
Venue: Crondon Park Wedding Venue Essex
Videography: Aaron Compton Videographer

Vaulty Manor Wedding Videos: November 2017

Vaulty Manor Wedding Videos always look stunning, especially thanks to the beautifully restored 17th century Baronial Barn which is set in the peaceful area of Goldhanger, not far from Maldon in Essex.

It was my second time being at Vaulty Manor for a wedding! The first time I was actually a guest so it was great to be the wedding videographer at this one. Congratulations to Hannah & Adil on their special day. The entire day took place at Vaulty Manor so we had plenty of time to gets some lovely shots of the venue. My second shooter for this wedding was Darren. It was our first time filming a wedding together, it couldn’t have gone any better – I look forward to the next!

When I arrived I spent some time capturing my establishing shots, once complete I headed over to the beautiful bridal suite where Hannah and her closest family and friends were getting ready. Across the courtyard was Adil getting ready with his best man, Abdullah. Darren captured some lovely shots of their preparations and the great bond these two lovely gents have was clear to everyone.

We took the time to record both Hannah & Adil reading their cards to each other. This is always a nice touch for the wedding film.

Once the preparations were finished we headed over to the ceremony to capture shots of their guests arriving, shortly followed on by Hannah and her bridesmaids who all looked stunning.

After they had said their vowels and after their confetti had fallen it was soon time for the wedding speeches. Such genuine, lovely words were said by all. It was great to hear Adil share special memories he has with Hannah and also learn some great stories from Abdullah about his long friendship with Adil.

The evening guests began arriving at around 18:30 and provided us with some fantastic camera shots during the evening reception.

Hannah and Adil, thank you for trusting me to be your wedding videographer. I wish you all the very best for your future together. I look forward to more Vaulty Manor Wedding Videos in the future!

Watch their wedding film below:

Hannah & Adil Wedding Highlights Film at Vaulty Manor

The final wedding of 2017 and what a lovely couple to conclude the year with. Hannah and Adil married at Vaulty Manor in Heybridge on Saturday the 11th of November. They had the most perfect autumn wedding one could ask for accompanied by fantastic guests. Many congratulations to them both.Venue: Vaulty ManorPhotography: Lisa Hambly-Burns

Posted by Luxe Wedding Films on Sunday, 21 January 2018

Venue: Vaulty Manor
Videography: Aaron Compton Videographer

Leez Priory Wedding Videos: March 2018

Leez Priory wedding videos are always stunning so I was excited to be filming there! What an absolutely lovely wedding day for such a lovely couple out in the glorious Essex countryside. On March the 23rd, it was our pleasure to be able to capture Gemma & Ryan’s wedding day on video for them at the magnificent Tudor manor that is Leez Priory, just outside of the Chelmsford/Braintree area and just over an hour away from Central London. It was my first time filming at Leez Priory and I can’t wait to be back there later this year! It’s also worth mentioning that this was my first wedding film of 2018 following on from the last wedding season.

Due to the grand size of Leez Priory, it’s unsurprising that there are seven beautiful ceremony rooms which couples can choose to tie the knot in. Gemma & Ryan chose ‘The Great Hall’ which features charming beams with a feature fireplace.

We were greeted with reminiscences of the ‘Beast from the East’ which in turn, made for some fantastic establishing shots of Leez Priory in addition to special shots of the newlyweds. A big shout out must go to Gemma in particular who embraced the freezing temperatures which enabled us to get those shots of her in her dress with the fantastic backdrop of Leez Priory and its manicured lawns and lakes, it really was picture-perfect.

Like all weddings I have filmed, there was not a dull moment at any point. We were treated to an excellent firework display by local Colchester company, Dynamic Fireworks which managed to shower down on Leez Priory in beautiful colours.

We were fortunate enough to work alongside Simon from EPS Photography once again. It was a great opportunity to catch up and collaborate with ideas on how best to capture both Gemma & Ryan with a very snowy Leez Priory.

Many thanks once more to Gemma & Ryan for entrusting us to capture their special day on video. It was a pleasure to be their wedding videographer and I wish them all the very best for their future together. I look forward to producing more Leez Priory Wedding Videos in the future.

Watch their wedding film below:

Fireworks: Dynamic Fireworks
Hair: Gemini Styling
Makeup: Emma Knight Make-up Artist
Photography: EPS Photography
Venue: Leez Priory
Videography: Aaron Compton Videographer