Thank You for our DVD you sent, we have just watched it and are very pleased with the content and editing you have done. We both agreed a lot of hard work has been put into the dvd and it captures our day really well.
Simon & Nicola’s wedding took place with the service being held at St Michaels church in Bramhall, followed by the reception at The Stanneylands Hotel in Cheshire.
Another great wedding with a superb cast of people and great weather. Mike Allen provided the photography.
Stephen & Tracy’s wedding day was filmed in July last year 2014 at Stanley House Hotel which is set in 54 acres of the Ribble Valley countryside in Mellor, Lancashire on the outskirts of Blackburn. The day started with a few showers and soon the sun came out and provided us with a superb day. The service was a civil one so all the proceedings took place at the same venue.
Thank you for doing the wedding video and all your hard work, we really like it. We now have something of our day that will last forever, so Thank You.
All stills are taken from the actual video footage. Copyright Marlyn Pictures 2014
Damage Limitation is a short story written by Alison Lang and filmed by Mark Eckersley (myself) The story centers around Emma who is PA to Sir John a disgraced MP who is on his way back up the corporate ladder. Emma has been seeing Sir John for a good few years in the hope that he will leave his wife for her. A new PA, Melanie has just started in the office and Sir John@s eyes are beginning to wonder yet again. Meanwhile Emma is planning her escape and a new start.
The film has been shot for under £100.00 with the help of the actors – Jeremy, Charlotte & Sarah, along with the author Alison Lang and myself to film, produce and edit the production. Special thanks go to Geoffrey Hannam Accountant for providing his offices as the location and also thanks to Paul Stoddard who is the second Producer and works with Geoffrey.
The film iwas shot on October 4th 2014 and is noiw in Post Production and due for screening in early 2015 – an update will be announced.
Sarah Gilby playing Melanie
On the set of Damage Limitation with Mark Eckersley, Jeremy Ryecroft and Charlotte Smith
Mark & Charlotte discussing ideas on Damage Limitation
Jeremy Ryecroft playing Sir John
Paul Stoddard – Support and Producer
Charlotte Smith playing Emma
Fake bottle a Whisky (cold tea) with label created showing the author and actors surnames
“We are really happy with the film”
I filmed Andrew & Charlotte’s wedding in Massignac at La Domaine Des Etangs in the Limousine area of France. This venie is in the process of being completely revamped.
The weather started off a little overcast with some slight drizzle. Once i had completed the hair and makeup shots at Charlotte’s parents house and arrived at the venue, the sun was shining with a slight breeze.
Andrew and guests turned up for drinks and then proceeded to the rear of the venue where the lake was for the service.
Charlotte arrived in an immaculate vintage Citreon with her Dad.
After the service it was back to the front of the venue for drinks and canopies whilst a musician with his guitar played on and all the necessary photos were taken.
A selection of photographs of Andrew & Charlotte were taken before dinner was served.
Thank you so much for the video, it is absolutely amazing and we felt like we were there again! Very emotional, even Mark was crying! Thanks for all your hardwork, absolutely worth it, we are so grateful.Carla & Mark
I filmed Carla & Mark’s wedding just before Xmas 2013. The service took place at St Marys Church in Cheadle and then onto The Deanwater (Balmoral Suite) just on the outskirts of Woodford, Cheshire. The weather was dry with that crisp winter feel.
Carols (Hymns) were sang in the church giving it a nice festive feel. Santa turned up for the kids after dinner as well as a couple of Reindeers.
After the first official three dances The Coolers Band played a set for 45 mins until the buffet was served. All stills are taken from the actual wedding film.
Mark & Sarah’s wedding took place at The Plough Inn, Eaton just outside of Congleton back in January. We had great weather on the day and the guests were brilliant.
The wedding service took place in the historic Barn at The Plough as the Inn is licensed to hold Civil Ceremony’s and offered the perfect setting for the big day.
This superb comment from Mark & Sarah was posted on my facebook page: If there’s one thing you need to have at your wedding, it has to be Mark of Marlyn Pictures. My wife and I have just watched our wedding video and cannot stop watching it. I would have no hesitation recommending Mark to capture one of the most important days of your life!! Thank you Mark!
Thank you Mark for a fantastic job, it is clear when speaking with you that you have so much passion with what you do. You and your team are so accommodating and willing to go the extra mile. You have a very professional attitude with everything you do and will not settle for second best. Thank you for providing us with memories that will last forever. Peter & Rachel
Peter & Rachel’s big day started with hair and makeup shots at the Last Drop Village on the outskirts of Bolton along with a Chinese Tea Ceremony with Rachel’s Parents. Peter arrived with the lads to collect Rachel and have some games prior to photographs and (as with most chinese weddings) then escorted her to Bolton Parish Church for their wedding ceremony.
After the service it was onto Peter’s Parents for the Chinese Tea Ceremony and exchange of gifts.
The venue for the meal was the Glamorous Chinese Restaurant in Manchester.
Pick Up Dance is based in Bredbury behind George Lane URC in the school rooms and offer classes from 2.5years to adult in Ballet, Tap and Freestyle-Pop.
Ive filmed PIck Up Dances shows which are created every 2 years for the past 10 years.
Day By Day A Time to Dance A Night at the Movies
An A to Z of Music Styles TOP 10
Each show is superbly choregraphed and well presented. Over the years i have filmed on anything from a single camera, up to 6 cameras on A Night at the Movies and An A to Z of Music Styles. This years show (2014) was called “TOP 10” and featured dances from the
Nutcracker, Chicago, Swan Lake, Thriller, Coppelia, Wizard of OZ, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast and Romeo & Juliet.
We have just finished watching the DVD and it was absolutely fantastic.
Thanks for everything, you can count on our recommendation.
The day started overcast with a bit of rain in the air. The wedding all took place
at Shrigley Hall with a civil service.
Lindsay arrived with the bridesmaids from the hairdressers but no makeup shots were filmed as requested. Leon and the guys turned up with Leon’s Mum and Dad for a quick photo shoot. The quartet could be heard playing in the background.
The Bridemaids and Mum had their photos taken at the top of the stairs before Lindsay and her dad arrived to have a quick chat with the registrars and a couple of photosprior to walking down the Aisle.
The service was filmed on two cameras from the front, one wide and one close to allow various angles. Additional radio mics and a recording device were used to capture both the service dialogue and the quartet sound.
Mike Allen did the photography www.mikeallenphotography.co.uk and Horgans cars provided the transport. After the service came the confetti shot and then Leon & Lindsay had a run in the wedding car with champagne. The British weather kept on being its usual self with a light drizzle bit it didnt stop me and mike getting some great shots.
After dinner and speeches it was time for the official cake cutting followed by the first dance.
All images in the blog are taken from the actual video footage – copyright Mark Eckersley