Location is a huge part of every wedding film — or any film for that matter. It plays a large role in setting the overall tone of the story and has the power to reflect the character’s personalities, emotions, and intentions. Such is the case for Sharon and Scott’s film, in which the Ancaster Mill’s atmospheric natural settings and warm, modern architecture provide the perfect backdrop for their small and intimate celebration.
We found ourselves gravitating towards the powerful waterfall that rips through the grounds, flowing through every major space at the Mill, and thus every scene.
The Ancaster Mill had actually played the setting for two of our earliest wedding films. Having grown a lot as cinematographers, filmmakers, and storytellers since those first few years, it was interesting to see which elements stuck out to us now and how we wanted to capture them to enhance Sharon and Scott’s film. Beyond the beautiful greenery, we found ourselves gravitating towards the powerful waterfall that rips through the grounds, flowing through every major space at the Mill, and thus every scene. Likewise, when establishing the waterfall, we wanted our shots to flow and move slowly through each setting that the water passes through, building anticipation as the music climbs and the edit story kicks off.
Narratively speaking, this film is simply about Sharon, Scott, and their journey together. From both of them recounting how quickly and easily they earned each other’s love and trust, the narrative is a simple one that so clearly paints a picture of the love they share and how effortlessly they share it. And as simple as that motif is, it is a powerful one that the story focuses on and builds up from as Sharon and Scott come together — for their first look, to their first kiss, then to their first dance.
As their officiant Grant announces however, although their journey has been incredible, they are still only at the start of it, and as the film closes, we see them start this new journey together as husband and wife.