Glasgow University & Cottiers Wedding: White Balloon Films

12/05/16

Glasgow University Chapel and Cottiers are two of the finest city centre wedding venues in Glasgow and our White Balloon Films was lucky enough to film at both of them for the wedding of Cara and Steven.  After and beautifully conducted ceremony by Jennifer Buchan, humanist celebrant, the celebrations continued at the converted church and now wedding venue/theatre that is Cottiers in the west end of Glasgow.  A great day to be a Scottish wedding videography team based in Glasgow!

Inchyra Byre Wedding: Perthshire: White Balloon Films

11/25/16

Having filmed several times at The Byre At Inchyra, it is easy to see why it is such a popular Scottish wedding venue. White Balloon Films was lucky enough to film the amazing day of Vicky and Peter and as you can see from the video, it was one cracking wedding!

 

Mar Lodge Estate Wedding: Aberdeenshire: White Balloon Films

11/25/16

Set amidst 29,000 hectares of magnificent Scottish countryside, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Mar Lodge Estate is surrounded by ancient forests and rolling glens, wild rivers and rugged peaks and was the spectacular location for the wedding of Clarissa and Paul.  From a wedding cinematographer’s perspective, Mar Lodge was the perfect location to put our DJI Phantom 4 aerial video capability to good use as you can see in some of the spectacular drone shots in the Mar Lodge wedding highlights video.

 

Mykonos Destination Wedding: Greece: White Balloon Films

11/25/16

The glamorous Greek island destination of Mykonos was the setting for one of the more spectacular wedding films that Scotland-based destination wedding film makers, White Balloon Films, have ever had the pleasure of capturing on video!  What an incredible place for this incredible couple.  If this wedding highlights film doesn’t make the hair on the back of your neck stand up then please check that you have a pulse!  Although based in Scotland, each year, White Balloon Films takes on a small number of international destination wedding film commissions, applying our uniquely cinematic approach to filming weddings around Europe.  There are of course certain logistical challenges to filming in a foreign country but with our tremendous experience, we are still able to employ all the cinematography tricks we have up our sleeves, be it our multiple camera approach, aerial video, professional lighting and audio and more.  To see what we are capable, enjoy the story we tell of Rachel and Robbi’s Mykonos destination wedding in Greece!

 

Trump Turnberry Wedding: Ayrshire: White Balloon Films

11/25/16

When exclusive Ayrshire wedding venue, Trump Turnberry, hosted the first wedding reception in its newly refurbished grand ballroom, Scotland’s exclusive wedding videography team, White Balloon Films, was lucky enough to film proceedings for the lovely Sara and Ben.  Located on the rugged west coast of Scotland, the legendary Turnberry hotel and its famous links courses are instantly recognisable.  The traditional Edwardian building first opened in 1906 as the world’s first golf resort with far reaching views to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig.  From a wedding filmmaker’s perspective, this day had it all.  Intimate family wedding preparations at the family home in Troon, a gorgeous wedding ceremony at the local church in Troon, a spectacular video shoot at the famous Turnberry light house, entertainment from Scotland’s most famous bagpipe band, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, fireworks and more.  Here are the Trump Turnberry wedding video highlights for this amazing day!

Rowallan Castle Wedding: Ayrshire: White Balloon Films

10/25/16

Rowallan Castle weddings are truly beautiful thanks to a combination of the tranquil setting in the Ayrshire countryside and the private use castle that occupies the grounds.  Our lovely couple enjoyed the perfect day here celebrating their wedding and Scotland’s leading wedding videography team, White Balloon Films, was lucky enough to capture the day.  Featuring some of our famous CAA licensed drone aerial videography footage, here is the wedding highlights video from Rowallan Castle.

Dalmunzie Castle Wedding: Glenshee: White Balloon Films

10/25/16

There are few places more spectacular in the world than Glenshee in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.  Dalmunzie Castle has the enviable privilege of being situated right in the middle of this incredible setting, the location for the wedding of our lovely Dutch couple.  Armed with our uniquely cinematic approach to wedding cinematography in addition to our licensed and legal drone aerial videography capability, Scotland’s leading wedding videography team, White Balloon Films, was perfectly placed to make the most of this incredible landscape when producing this wedding film.  Here is the wedding video highlights from Dalmunzie Castle!

Top 5 Wedding Venues In Scotland: White Balloon Films

07/28/16

With hundreds of stunning wedding venues in Scotland, picking the top 5 for a ‘best of’ list is a near impossible task.  Scotland’s history has left the country bursting at the seams with world class wedding venues so it is understandable why couples from not just Scotland and the rest of the UK, but the world also, come here to celebrate their union.  As one of Scotland and the UK’s leading wedding videography companies having filmed almost 150 weddings, White Balloon Films has had the privilege of filming at a host of outstanding venues and it is based on this experience that we pick our top 5 best Scottish wedding venues.  Of course, the perfect venue for one couple might be the least suitable venue for another.  These days there is more choice than ever should you wish a Scottish castle wedding, a rustic, DIY farm wedding or an elegant, luxury hotel wedding.  Take what we say with a pinch of salt but enjoy browsing through some footage from some of the best wedding venues in the world!  In no particular order…

#1: Blairquhan Castle: Ayrshire

Changing hands in 2012, Blairquhan Castle has enjoyed a renovation that has not only preserved the heritage and opulence of the Regency architecture but also updated the wedding venue to cater for the needs of discerning couples who seek an exclusive use, luxury Scottish wedding venue in the heart of Ayrshire.  The building is absolutely immaculate inside and out.  White Balloon Films has filmed several weddings at Blairquhan Castle, each time characterised by the sense of calm and tranquility that comes from being in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside. With three separate venues for your ceremony, drinks reception and dinner, couples are able to enjoy the space and sense of occasion that comes from having a private, exclusive use venue like Blairquhan Castle. Moreover, from a photography and videography perspective, we too are spoilt with not only the immediate grounds of the castle that include a picturesque lake and pier but also a walled garden that offers all manner of creative opportunities to make the most of our skills as filmmakers. All-in-all, a fantastic venue that deservedly takes a spot in our top 5 wedding venues in Scotland!

 

#2: Hopetoun House: Edinburgh

As we said above, Scotland is furnished with some of the finest wedding venues in the UK and the world.  That being said, there are not quite enough superlatives to describe one of Edinburgh’s best, Hopetoun House.  White Balloon Films has been lucky enough to film several times at this genuinely magnificent venue and each time we were blown away by the grandeur and sense of occasion.  From the almost rustic yet contemporary ceremony hall to stately home, museum-esq drinks reception drawing rooms to the epically glamorous ballroom, Hopetoun House has it all. What’s more, with a thriving farming enterprise on the 6500 acre Hopetoun estate, how better to relax after your big day than with a little clay pigeon shooting! Now, if Hopetoun House is a little to grand for your tastes, try wedding venue number 3 for size and see what you think of Crear!

 

#3: Crear: West Coast Scotland

Crear Weddings took the wedding venue rule book and threw it in the bin.  Situated 3 hours from Glasgow and 4 hours from Edinburgh at the end of a 30 minute drive down a single-track road on the west coast of Scotland, it does take a bit of getting to but it is worth every second!  As one of the first wedding venues in Scotland to provide couples with a viable and practical solution for achieving a rustic, farm wedding, Crear has rightfully claimed the top spot for such weddings.  From a photography and videography perspective, Crear not only offers the surrounds of the famous, red roofed converted farm buildings but also easy access to the stunning Cretshengan Bay with its white sands and ancient ruins.  Add into the mix the tremendous hospitality extended to guests and suppliers by the team at Crear and you will understand why this Scottish wedding venue makes the White Balloon Films ‘best of’ top 5!

 

#4: Signet Library: City Centre Edinburgh

The Heritage Portfolio in Edinburgh looks after some of the capital’s finest venues, of which the aforementioned Hopetoun House is one.  Let’s say however you want a city centre wedding in Edinburgh with all the splendour of Hopetoun House…simple…the Signet Library.  Like Hopetoun House, the majesty of the Signet Library is hard to put into words.  Situated in Parliament Square adjacent to St Giles’ Cathedral, the Signet Library is the epitome of prestigious, Georgian elegance and really has to be seen to be believed.  With that in mind, in the White Balloon Films wedding video below you can see how the Lower Library is used as a spectacular setting for the wedding ceremony before the guests decant upstairs to the Upper Library to enjoy a wedding reception in one of the most opulent reception venues we have ever seen.

 

#5: Inverlochy Castle: Glencoe, Fort William

The word “exclusive” comes to mind when you pull up to Inverlochy Castle and are greeted by the sight of Inverlochy Castle‘s enormous blue Rolls Royce sitting at the entrance of this luxury wedding venue in the Scottish Highlands.  As you are guided through the doors by accommodating and courteous doormen, the sense of exclusivity and luxury steps up a gear as you start to take in the not only the wedding venue itself but the majestic location just outside Fort William, near Scotland’s finest, Glencoe.  White Balloon Films was lucky enough to film the elopement of a couple from New Zealand who sealed their union in the enchanting, fairytale woods in the grounds of the Inverlochy estate.  There after, we were but a stones throw from some of the most extraordinary Scottish scenery in the form of Glencoe and Glenfinnan where we filmed some of the most fantastic aerial videography we have ever captured.  With all of this in mind, we have no hesitation in listing Inverlochy Castle as one of the best wedding venues in Scotland and the UK.

So there you have it, White Balloon Films guide to the top 5 best wedding venues in Scotland.  See what you think and let us know if you agree or not!

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Blairquhan Castle Wedding: Ayrshire: White Balloon Films

07/22/16

Blairquhan Castle wedding video filmed in Ayrshire, Scotland, by leading wedding videography team White Balloon Films and featuring drone aerial video filmed on DJI Phantom 4.  Blairquhan Castle really is one of the best wedding venues you could hope to film at as a film maker.  Situated in Ayrshire, around an hour south of Glasgow, White Balloon Films has had the pleasure of visiting this stunning Regency castle on numerous occasions.  With ownership of the castle changing hands a few years ago, the already stunning and flourishing wedding venue has enjoyed a complete renovation resulting in a Scottish wedding venue that is not only pristine and fresh, but yet has retained the character and charm of one of Scotland’s most impressive countryside mansions.  For a cinematic wedding videography team like White Balloon Films, we have endless options when it comes to creating stunning images for your wedding film.  As if the castle and the surrounding gardens were not enough of a playground for creative film makers, the estate also boasts a tremendous walled garden and small lake and with a pier.  Did we say we love filming at Blairquhan Castle!  With this in mind, here is one of our recent wedding films from this cracking Ayrshire wedding venue!

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Crear Weddings: West Coast Scotland: White Balloon Films

07/22/16

Crear Weddings wedding video filmed in Scotland, with drone aerial video filmed on DJI Phantom 4 by Scottish wedding videography team, White Balloon Films.  The rustic setting of Crear on the west coast of Scotland is a perfect setting for a Scottish wedding.  Combine this fantastic location with White Balloon Films CAA licensed and legal aerial videography capabilities and you hopefully have a special wedding film!

Travelling all the way from Perth (the Australian one!), we were privileged to attend this gorgeous occasion.  Crear really plays to our strengths as creative film makers.  The rustic and slightly isolated feeling of being at Crear is enhanced by the 30 minute, virtually one-track road you have to travel down to reach the famous red-roofed farm building.  Set up on a hill overlooking the water to the Isle of Jura, from a photo-video perspective, you are spoilt for choices when it comes to creating special wedding film.  As a wedding videography team, White Balloon Films takes advantage of locations such as the gorgeous Cretshengan Bay with is sandy beach and ruined, ancient church perched up on some craggy rocks overlooking the bay.  As you can see in the cinematic wedding highlights video above, our lovely couple were clearly having the time of their lives at Crear.  We have done our best to capture every moment in our unique, film making style.  Enjoy!

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