Bride and Groom Films - Award Winning Wedding Films

Bride & Groom Films – Luxury Wedding Films by Richard Finlay, Handcrafted in Ireland

Richard Finlay is a multi-award-winning wedding videographer. For 14 years, Richard has been one of Ireland’s most sought-after full-time wedding videographers, the favorite choice of celebrities and well known personalities at home and abroad, covering weddings from big to small and everything in between. He was recently chosen by Oscar nominee Naomi Sheridan (daughter of film making legend Jim Sheridan) to film her wedding.

The wedding filmmaker of choice for many film and TV industry pros in Ireland, Richard routinely shoot weddings for other industry professionals, which has lead to him working on various films, documentaries and music videos. He started filming weddings when he was 20, using his film making background to give a shot in the arm to the Irish wedding market, which was badly needed at the time. Now 34, he estimates he’s filmed close to 1,000 weddings.

Richard trained in film making at ‘The New York Film Academy’ (widely recognized as the best film school in the world). He was voted ‘Wedding Videographer of the Year’ by the brides and grooms of Ireland in Ireland’s first ever online wedding awards. There was no campaigning for votes on Richard’s behalf in order to receive the nomination. In the same year, he was also shortlisted for ‘Wedding Videographer of the Year’ at the ‘Weddings Online Awards’. Richard was ranked among “the best videographers in the world” by Martin Rhodes of the ‘DV Awards’, when he won two awards including ‘Outstanding Wedding Videography’. This was the first time that an Irish entrant won in the category of ‘Wedding & Event Videography’.

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Bride & Groom Films produces wedding films for discerning clients who value a cinematic experience, but who also just want to enjoy their wedding day with no hassle, and without the feeling that a camera is constantly on top of them.

Richard will shoot your wedding discreetly – so you, your loved ones and guests won’t notice him too much as he works. It's very much a fly-on-the-wall shooting style, capturing natural reactions, without having to pose people or ask them to do anything except enjoy the day. For example, when filming around guests, he uses a small mirror less camera body, so people are generally less "aware" of the camera in this instance.

A limited number of bookings are taken per year to guarantee that your wedding story is given the full time and dedication it deserves.

Couples often comment on how Richard was able to capture the essence of their wedding day, and still remain almost unnoticed (read the reviews left by many of Richard’s happy couples below, or on the ‘Reviews’ page of his website).

Richard works well with wedding photographers of all styles, and is constantly recommended by them.

Why not set up a no-obligation “face to face” meeting with Richard on Skype some evening or weekend? You can ask as many questions as you like. Or drop a quick e-mail to Visit website right now to check availability, view films, and to get your questions answered. Click to view 'Bride & Groom Films' Blog

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Reviews of Bride and Groom Films - Award Winning Wedding Films(13)

Hi Richard, We have just watched our wedding video and we cried, laughed and said 'Awwwww' throughout it. So unbelievably glad we chose you. You are beyond talented. Your attention to detail, thought, time and care you have put into editing this is incredible. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This is an amazing product anytime, anywhere. We are ever mindful of your situation. Thank your for your strength and courage to keep going and to achieve such selfless and professional results with warmth and heart behind them. Warmest wishes and endless thanks and love, Aimee and Tom x
Review by Aimee Brennan
Wedding date 16th Jul 2022
We cant thank Richard enough for our amazing wedding video. We couldnt have asked for better!! He captured all the little details of the wedding and made it so special. We would highly recommend as he is so professional and you wouldnt even notice a camera there all day. Shows how great he is at his job. Thank you so so much Richard for everything. ?
Review by Trina and Patrick
Wedding date 27th Aug 2016
Richard with Bride and Groom Films is a great talent and a must have for any wedding or production. Our wedding video captures all the beauty, love, romance and magic of the event thanks so Richard's great eye and talent. Wonderful visuals and production value. Highly skilled and rated, plus he is so easy and fun to work with. A true pleasure and you will be so glad you used Bride & Groom Films. Click to watch our wedding video
Review by shane
Wedding date 17th Jul 2009
Having watched close friends and relatives getting married in the past few years one of the things that always stood out afterwards was the sub standard quality of their wedding DVD. With these concerns foremost in our minds, we approached the selection of our videographer with genuine care. Our minds were completely put at rest by the professionalism of Richard Finlay. Throughout our wedding day we barely noticed he was there and it was this unobtrusive style that most impressed us. His clear yet subtle promptings ensured that he got the most out of his filming work and upon receipt of our wedding DVD we were enthralled by the quality of the finished content which he had edited and compiled so perfectly. Throughout our dealings with Richard we found him to be highly courteous and generally just a nice fellow to do business with. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard to any prospective bride and groom for their upcoming nuptials. For ease of mind and a top quality professional service there is no need to look any further than Bride and Groom Films. Best wishes
Review by Padraig & Sarah Foy
We had Richard film our wedding and all I can say is WOW! He did such an amazing job that in the few days since we recieved our DVD my husband and I have watched it at every opportunity. We booked Richard back in 2007 and in the interlude between then and the wedding we never once doubted our choice, he was professional and friendly at every turn. On the day he arrived early and got straight to work taking time only to introduce himself to my family and make aquaintance with our kids, especially our youngest who was quite shy on the day. By the time we were leaving for the church she was his new best friend and smiled and posed happily for him. I have to say that is the last time I noticed Richard until much later in the evening when we were getting ready for dancing, such is his discrete manner. He worked away and was barely noticed even by our guests who remarked at his lovely manner and unobtrusivness. I can not tell you how much that meant to me as I am one of those people who hates to feel “on show” when attending a wedding. Now that the DVD is here I can honestly say that I am amazed he was not more noticeable on the day as he didn’t miss one second of the action. There is so much of the day that we missed as Bride and Groom getting photos taken and mixing with our guests but our DVD makes it possible to see our day thru the eyes of our guests and really captures the atmosphere of the day. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone who wants a friendly professional who will do a great job without being in peoples faces on the day! Thank you Richard…you did an amazing job and I look forward to wacthing our DVD over and over !
Review by Trisha & James
Hi Richard
Thanks a million for sending on the link. Our video actually arrived yesterday so we got to see the whole thing.
We absolutely love it. It’s so great to have as even watching it yesterday it reminded me of things that I had completely forgotten about so I can imagine how glad we will be to have it in 10 or 20 years’ time.
You were the consummate professional. Both Paul and I were commenting last night how we never even noticed you were there and that was exactly what we were looking for (no offense!).
We weren’t going to get a video initially but looking at your work now I am so glad that we changed our minds. It is something that we will teaser for years to come and hope to bore our children with ; – )
Thanks again. I shall be recommending you to other people.
Happy Christmas!
Elizabeth (and Paul)
Review by Elizabeth & Paul
I received the wedding package on Friday and I was truly blown away. You have really done an outstanding job with both days events. My family were so impressed and delighted with the resulting editing and how you pieced it all together. Thank you so much for capturing such stunning footage that will last a lifetime. In particular my Mom was brought to tears of joy as she has had a tough time with her post-operative recovery. It really lifted her spirits, especially because she missed my brother Abbas’s speech on the day and for her to watch it all really meant a lot to her and all of us! My aunts were just over and all really enjoying it.
I absolutely love the editing and footage and I am astonished that you made a movie of such high calibre. I absolutely love the highlights and can’t wait to share it with all our guests who travelled from afar. I will highly recommend you to all my family and friends. You truly did capture every moment and in such a magical way. Thanks again for such an amazing wedding DVD, so many people have been blown away by the result and have said it feels like they are watching a Hollywood movie.
Review by Fiza & Imran
Dear Richard
We just wanted to write to thank you for the fantastic job you did on the wedding video! We just watched it again with the whole family and everyone loved it! You really captured some amazing images, seeing all our friends and family again brought back some great memories. It was also great to hear all the speeches again and to know that we will always have a reminder of a day that was so special to us.
Initially we were worried that having a videographer would be a distraction, but you blended in seamlessly, people didn’t even realize you were there. We would highly recommend you. Thanks again!
Review by Naomi Sheridan & Mark Little
Hi Richard
We received the video yesterday and it is truly lovely crying here remembering a great day and you captured it perfectly. You were a joy to deal with and you kept us so relaxed throughout the day. It meant a lot to us both that we were ourselves and not posed. Thank you for your time and effort.
Review by Barbara & Padraig
Hi Richard,
What can I say except thank you thank you thank you!!! The wedding video is just amazing. To be honest we were a bit dubious about having a video because we hated the thought of watching ourselves, but you did such a fantastic job that it’s not cringey in the slightest! The shots are all so amazing and professional – it actually looks like a movie! Also all of us are amazed that you managed to capture every detail and important moment on the day without us even noticing you! I’m so so happy with it and will definitely be recommending you to friends!
Review by Nicole Healy
Hi Richard, we got our DVDs yesterday, and watched it (several times!) last night we are totally thrilled with it…. thank you. Both the quality of filming and editing are fantastic, and you really captured the flavour of the day for us. To be honest, Garrett wasn't that fussed about getting a video done he was worried that it would be too obtrusive on the day, and didn't think he would bother watching it…. but he was the one insisting on reruns of it last night, and he's already been on the phone to a mate of his recommending you for their forthcoming wedding! We both reckon it was the best money we spent on the wedding. Thank you for doing such a great job, both on the day, and afterwards. We will recommend you to all and sundry.
Review by Erika & Garrett, Dunboyne Castle
Richard, thank you so much for the dvd. I can't stop watching it even though I am photograph-phobic!! Every part of the day was captured beautifully and the timing with the music is genius. It is something we will definitely treasure forever. You were really great on the day although I think I met you once and didn't see you until you were going. Will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know getting married. Thanks again.
Review by Claire & Sean, Killashee House Hotel
After receiving our wedding video, to say we are delighted is an understatement. It's incredible, and due to in no small part to Richards attention to the little things on our day. Capturing everything we asked for and a whole lot more throughout and keeping us both relaxed the whole time. Clearly a man who knows what he is doing and I could not recommended Bride and Groom films enough. The music choice on the video is also perfect!
Review by neil and eimear
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