Best Of Drone Wedding Cinematography By White Balloon Films


Over the last 2 years, White Balloon Films has pioneered the safe and legal use of drones in wedding cinematography. As creators of truly cinematic wedding films, aerial videography is a small but powerful tool in helping us tell the story of a couple’s special day. This is especially the case given we are based in Scotland, a country blessed with innumerable extraordinary wedding venues in extraordinary locations. As we look forward to 2017, let’s look back to some incredible moments captured from the sky by White Balloon Films.

All of the drone video in this compilation was filmed on either our current setup of Phantom 4 or our earlier system of Phantom 2 + H3-3D Gimbal + GoPro Hero 4.  The GoPro 4 footage was filmed in protune mode and de-fisheyed in post. All footage has been colour graded by White Balloon Films.  The Phantom 4 is extremely practical to use at weddings thanks to everything you need being packed into a single case.  We carry this in a backpack so when the opportunity arises during the couple photo shoot, we are able to fly as quickly as possible.  The hardest part of capturing aerial video of a couple at a wedding is time pressure.  Thanks to a lot of practise, and the use of intelligent flight modes like course lock, point of interest and active track, we are able to set up the Phantom 4 and capture the shots we need in a maximum of 10 minutes.

Locations and venues featured in this video include: Ardkinglas Estate, Pollok House, The Byre At Inchyra, Mykonos Greece, Glenshee, Glencoe, Loch Awe, Archerfield House, Inverlochy Castle, Crear, Lesithi Plateau Crete, Delamere Manor, Duntreath Castle, Hopetoun House, Hylands House, Mar Lodge, Murthy Estate, Rowallan Castle.

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Carlowrie Castle Wedding: Edinburgh: White Balloon Films


Always a pleasure for White Balloon Films to be at one of Edinburgh’s finest venues, Carlowrie Castle, and the amazing day of Ruth and Dan was no exception! An absolute cracker of a day for this lovely couple combined with some fantastic contributions from a who’s who of Edinburgh wedding suppliers including Planet Flowers, Liggy’s Cake Company and Wild Thyme. Here is the film!

Boclair House Wedding: Glasgow: White Balloon Films


Boclair House opened its doors for weddings recently in the north of Glasgow.  Fully refurbished, inside and out, Glasgow wedding videography team White Balloon Films were one of the first wedding film teams on the premises.  As filmmakers, the challenging weather made us call upon all our experience working seamlessly alongside Glasgow wedding photography team, Tandem Photo and the result is some of the most cinematic footage we have ever produced at a wedding. It is on days like this when the ‘White Balloon Films difference’ is clearer than ever. An amazing couple with an energy that shines through in the footage!

Glasgow University & Cottiers Wedding: White Balloon Films


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


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


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


The glamorous Greek island destination of Mykonos was the setting for one of the most 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 find out more about our unique approach to filming destination weddings, do CONTACT us or click on the DESTINATION tab to see how we can be of assistance on your special day!

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Trump Turnberry Wedding: Ayrshire: White Balloon Films


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


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


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!