Solar Weddings – Professional Wedding Films

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Livingston, West Lothian

EH54 6SJ

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07809 232188

We are a small team of multi-award winning, passionate films makers and love what we do. We offer affordable, professional and a fun service. Please feel free to view our work by requesting our free ‘ no obligation ‘ Demo DVD or access to our online Demo Suite. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.

To see a small sample of our work please visit our website or Vimeo channel.

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Reviews (36)

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Lauren Hammond October 13, 2017

Phil, What can I say! Absolutely priceless. We had Love, laughter, tears…. every single emotion we felt on the day respricated watching our wedding film and also much much more.

Gareth got to see me on the morning of the wedding and vise versa, it was great seeing him arrive along with the guests.

We genuinely didn’t think we’d get as much footage at night as we did. It was great to see everyone having fun!

We love our wedding film so much and like I’ve explained to many of my brides to be.. this is a day and night captured of all our nearest and dearest that we can treasure and can watch for the rest of our lives.

You made this so personal to our day and us, music to our taste and not only was it sentimental, it was so much fun! Phil you were such a pleasure to work with! Thank you to the moon and back for such amazing beautiful memories that we can watch time and time again. Lots of Love, the Hammond Family.

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Claire Molnar September 5, 2017

We love our wedding video!
Phil was very easy to work with during the planning stages of our wedding and communicated well with us. His calm manner helped us relax when we first met him to talk about what we wanted. He listened to what we wanted, and didn’t want(!), and produced a great video that reflected our preferences.
Coming from a Catholic background Phil was able to shoot our church ceremony with tact and edit appropriately.
We were combining Scottish and Slovak traditions throughout the day and Phil caught them all as he had asked for the timings and locations before the big day. He planned well. We were most impressed and thankful when he went out of his way to stay a little longer at the end of our reception to capture a traditional Slovak dance we had planned.
Phil was great to work with and chatted to us with ease during some of the moments we had together on the day which kept us relaxed and natural.
We would recommend!!

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Emma Lamb September 4, 2017

We have just received our final
Video from Phil and we are absolutely over the moon with it. On the lead up to the wedding Phil was sure to keep in touch and make sure he was aware of all information needed. On our big day Phil was very discreet but most definitely captured every moment. It was incredible to watch back at all of our guests having a wonderful time. A wedding video was always on the top of our list and I am so glad we decided to go with Phil. We will forever have this beautiful video to look back on our most special day. I could not recommend Solar Weddings enough.

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John Qureshi August 2, 2017

My wife and I were very happy with the finished product that Phil provided us with. The day went like a blur with many details (such as the words I used during my speech) forgotten, so it was a real pleasure to be able to sit back and enjoy the memories after the event (as indeed it has been for our families). The film was well shot, edited, making good use of the music we chose and – at close to 2 hours – we felt we received good value for money. During the day itself Phil handled himself professionally and with the minimum at fuss and, as such, I would be very happy to recommend Solar Weddings to other couples planning their big day.

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Fiona burns July 6, 2017

We received our wedding DVD last week and loved being able to recount the day and enjoy the parts we missed. My husband was dead set against a videograoher as was self conscious but given Phil’s discreet and encouraging nature he quickly put him at ease and seeing the finished product definitely converted him. I would say the best feedback was that I never saw Phil- he came to say hello when he arrived and next time I saw him was when he said goodbye as that was him done for the evening. This was exactly as we wanted it.

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Sarah Gordon June 6, 2017

Phil was our videographer in February and travelled to Inverness for our wedding day. From start to finish he captured our day beautifully. We were absolutely thrilled with the dvd and it was lovely to relive the day again.

It was a pleasure to deal with Phil, he really does go above and beyond what you would expect from a wedding videographer. Very professional, friendly and helpful. We highly recommend Solar Weddings.

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Charlotte Martin March 17, 2017

We work with Phil on an annual basis for our dance shows and have always received amazing feedback from the DVDs. Last year my husband and I got married and we wouldn’t have had anyone else – Phil is great! He makes everyone feel so relaxed and comfortable and catches moments I didn’t even see happening. It was great to get the DVD and it felt like the big day all over again. I couldn’t thank Phil enough for his hard work and dedication – he truly knows what he is doing.
The DVD was made even more special for us both as my husbands gran had just passed away when we received our copy. Watching it and seeing his gran happy and smiling made us truly grateful that Phil managed to capture, to us, a very special moment. Thanks again Phil!

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Jade Young March 7, 2017

After a few recommendations we were lucky enough to have Phil film our wedding in October. Its hard work trying to pick and trust someone enough to do the job but from the moment Phil got in touch i knew everyone was right telling me to book him! On the day he was brilliant – very professional and you would never know he was there. The first time i watched the dvd i was in tears, he captured every moment of a great day! The quality of the dvd is simply brilliant. I cannot thank Phil enough – he is a amazing at what he does! High recommend!!!!

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Rebecca Corr February 26, 2017

Phil recorded our wedding last year, he was just brilliant from start to finish. As we live in England but had our wedding in Edinburgh he made the whole process from start to finish so easy with phone conversations, emails, sending over sample DVDs and keeping us up to date on when the final product would be with us. On the day he captured everything we could have asked for in a non intrusive manner.

His packages are easy to understand, flexible and competitively priced. We were even able to add extra DVD’s to our order for our parents to have their own copy. I would also add the special DVD case is a keep sake in itself.

I highly recommend Solar weddings for your video needs!

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Alannah & James Mccorrie February 9, 2017

I received my wedding DVD yesterday from Solar Weddings and can’t thank Phil enough for capturing the most amazing moments of my special day. The quality is superb… I felt like I was reliving the whole day again from my living room last night. He was so professional and discreet throughout the whole day, we forgot we were even being filmed… I was worried about constantly being aware of this. Phil also kept in contact (I was one of those impatient excited brides) and kept me up to date with progress. Highly recommend!

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Kerry & Vicky February 3, 2017

We live in the Middle East but married in Scotland so all contact with Phil was over email and we didn’t meet until the day of the wedding. Honestly, Phil could have sold us any of his packages but he suggested the one that best fit our day. He could easily have squeezed us for more money but he didn’t and we really appreciated this – We were working with other wedding suppliers who definitely couldn’t be described in the same way.

On the actual day of the wedding we had only 50 guests and two photographers… This could have been a recipe for disaster with a videographer too. To this day I don’t know how Phil managed to capture everything without intruding on any aspect of the day. I watched sections of the video and honestly can’t remember seeing a camera, and neither of us felt that we were on film at any point of the day. In the best possible way we forgot that he was even there!

The work that Phil did on our final video was well worth the wait. Everything we wanted captured of our big day was there and more. Everybody who has watched it so far has been amazed by the quality. Those that were there were happy to remember the day and those that were unable to come feel that they were able to share the day with us too.

I can honestly say that working with Phil was such a pleasure. As we live so far away he has been very accommodating with ‘aftercare’ and is currently splitting the DVD so that we can download it on the archaic internet system we live with. Two days after we received our link the DVD’s were delivered to family in Scotland.

I could go on but I think you get the gist – We love Phil!

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Lisa October 4, 2016

Phil at Solar Weddings was brilliant! We have just received our DVD and we are in love with it, he captured all the special moments, it had us in tears. We would thoroughly recommend Solar Weddings!!!

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Kirsten and Neal Skillen September 6, 2016

Solar Weddings! What can I say………..Phil your a genius!!!! Our Hogmanay wedding was captured just perfectly! Both Neal and I work in the TV and Film industry….. And we were worried that our film would be very traditional just like everyone else’s. But after chatting to Phil ……..he captured it more than we could have ever imagined. If anyone is looking to get a film done…..Phil is the man! We wanted Phil to be creative and not be tied into what a wedding film should be- when we watched it- it was us! It was our personality! Just the way we wanted it to be. Our families and friends are even having viewings in their homes, showing people they know our dvd. Phil I want to say a huge thank you, we had the best day of our lives and because of you we have the most amazing memories. From the wedding to the fireworks display on the Royal Mile. Ooohhh totally forgot but my colleagues in TV cant believe we have tracking shots in our film- they say its actually a film not a video. I cant thank you enough- you have an amazing talent. Best Wishes.

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Avril and Tony Gunn August 10, 2016

We watched our son and daughter in law wedding DVD and it was amazing. Phil captured the whole day brilliantly and we were so pleased with the result. . I also could not believe how Phil managed to blend in to the background which made it so natural, he did a brilliant job and we would certainly recommend Solar Weddings to all our family and friends. Many thanks Phil.

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Louise & Brian McCann July 25, 2016

We decided from the start we wanted our wedding day filmed and started searching! It didn’t take long to find Solar Weddings webpage and we were really impressed. Lots of information, options and prices on there. When we contacted Phil he answered all our questions and had lots of lovely ideas for capturing our day perfectly. Our wedding day was more than we’d ever dreamed of and when we watched our highlights trailer and then our dvd we couldn’t believe how amazing they were. Phil and Jon captured lots of special moments throughout our day and watching things like the ceremony, speeches, first dance and fireworks again was just lovely. We had hardly even noticed two camera floating about all day and night!! We cannot recommend Phil and Solar weddings highly enough. Thank you again Phil.

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Caryn & Sean McLaughlin June 5, 2016

What a great wedding DVD! Phil & his team managed to capture all the amazing moments of the day perfectly :). DVD is high quality and filled with what seems like the whole day from start to finish! All friends and family have loved it and we all agree it was worth the wait. As for the actual wedding day they were very professional and most people barely even noticed they were there which was great as they didn’t try act any different ‘in front of the camera’. We are so happy we chose Solar Weddings to capture our special day and grateful for the amazing job they done meaning we can look back on it for years to come 🙂

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Kerry Burns May 15, 2016

Calling all brides!!! Look no further for a videographer, Phil is your man. Our photographer recommended Solar Weddings as he had worked with Phil previously and found him to be unobtrusive, relaxed, professional…and a true delight to work with. I looked at some of Phil’s work and I instantly fell in love with his videos. I contacted Phil and we chatted at length about a package to suit our budget. We remained in constant contact throughout the planning and on the day of our wedding, meeting Phil in person for the first time was a breeze and we felt like we’d known him for years. A genuinely cool guy! We will be eternally grateful to Phil for capturing our day so beautifully! We got married over six months ago and have watched our DVD over and over, it really is a treasure that we can keep forever. We cannot praise Phil enough!

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Leanne Brandreth May 6, 2016

We picked solar weddings to capture our special day as he had done an outstanding job when he filmed my sisters wedding a few years previous . I was thrilled when we received our trailer but was completely blown away when we received our full dvd, the editing combined the music is just amazing. The communication throughout the planning and even updates while I was awaiting my trailer/dvd was excellent. I would highly recommend Phil for capturing your special day.

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Colleen McNaughton May 5, 2016

Our wedding DVD was amazing! Cannot thank Phil enough , he was professional and helpful! From the minute we booked solar weddings until we received our DVD Phil was so approachable and extremely helpful! I cannot recommend enough for people looking to book a videographer! Thanks again!

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Denise Kilpatrick March 2, 2016

We are absolutely thrilled with our DVD! My husband and I sat and cried our way through the first half dozen showings!thankfully we’ve stopped that now and can watch it without going through a box of Kleenex between us!! The music along with the footage just makes it for us and Phil really has put it together so well, we are just delighted! All the feedback we’ve had from our family and friends is great too!.a few have said it’s the best wedding DVD they have seen and also commented on how professional it looked! We couldn’t agree more!! It’s something we will treasure for a very long time and I’m sure we’ll still be watching it in our old age and forcing the grand-children to watch it too lol. We cannot recommend or thank Phil enough for capturing our very special moments from our day and for giving us a DVD that I don’t think we will ever tire of watching!

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Ashley Muirhead January 12, 2016

My husband and I live in Australia but decided to return home to Scotland to get married in front of our friends and family. It was very important to us to capture the day on film especially since we live so far away. Phil was an absolute pleasure to work with and was even able to provide some advice due to the fact we were arranging the wedding from overseas! On the day we actually forgot we were being filmed (I think some of our guests did too), which is a credit to Phil and his team. The trailer provided in advance of the full film was amazing and it was good to be able to share with all our wedding guests. On receiving the full film we were just blown away, the day was captured perfectly. Not only have my husband and I watched it countless times but so have our families! I would strongly recommend to anyone getting married to look at getting the day filmed and using Solar Weddings.

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Paul & Donna Thornton January 10, 2016

We were very happy with Solar’s work. They were discreet and unobtrusive on the day, the production is very good and really captures the essence of our wedding in a natural and relaxed way. It’s one of the best investments we made for the wedding and we’ll treasure the video for years.

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Rhona Burch December 20, 2015

Having just had the utter pleasure of watching our DVD from Solar Weddings I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Phil for his amazing work! We had an wonderful day and were so happy Solar Weddings could be there to capture it. Phil was so friendly, approachable and unobtrusive from the first phone call, throughout the whole wedding day to delivery of our DVD. Your professionalism was second to none! We booked largely on the recommendation of our friends and having seen their DVD I was sure ours would be fabulous…and it is! Our wedding dvd is incredible- my husband and I have just watched and laughed, cried and then laughed some more! Phil captured every aspect of our day so beautifully and it has all been put together so seamlessly into an item that we can truly treasure for the rest of our lives…can’t wait to show the family! The wee highlights footage at the end with our first dance song is just perfect! Solar Weddings could not come more highly recommended, Phil was understanding, supportive and helpful throughout the day and he stayed much later than we had expected- he must have enjoyed capturing our stupendous dance moves! Although we can’t do our big day again, we can watch it captured perfectly thanks to you!

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Victoria + Justin December 6, 2015

Just received our wedding dvds and couldn’t be happier! Phil captured our day perfectly – all of our favourite bits plus all the bits inbetween that you miss due to photographs etc. Couldn’t recommend Phil enough he is such a lovely guy, does an amazing job and gives you 110% – you will never find anyone better thanks so much Phil.

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Karen Oswell November 23, 2015

Solar Weddings are fantastic, great service and great results. all of our guests and even our photographer commented on how little they noticed Phil around the wedding and felt very at ease with him around. Phil has done himself proud with the results he has produced for myself and my husband!! Before, during and after the wedding he was always very approachable and always completed everything i asked for and i he totally exceeded my expectations!! Highly recommend Solar Weddings and so happy i chose them.

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Emma and Graeme November 12, 2015

We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding DVD from Phil! On the day, we didn’t even notice him filming us, he’s so discreet. The finished product is just perfect, we’re so pleased with it and so happy we have such beautiful memories to look back on. Thank you Solar Weddings! 🙂

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Emma Wetherill November 11, 2015

We are absolutely thrilled with our wedding DVD from Phil! On the day, we didn’t even notice him filming us, he’s so discreet. The finished product is just perfect, we’re so pleased with it and so happy we have such beautiful memories to look back on. Thank you Solar Weddings!

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Kim & Nathan Tonner November 6, 2015

Apologies for the delay,it’s been a very quick year! Just wanted to say that our wedding DVD is amazing & I think we’ve worn it out already…in 1 year!! We would definitely recommend you & thought that you very professional & offer a top class service. Thanks again.

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Toni Gunn November 6, 2015

Watched our wedding DVD for the first time last night and what an amazing job Phil has done! Was truly like having the whole day over again. We all had tears, laughed and had a constant smile throughout while watching. Phil has captured everything and everyone making it so special for us. I highly recommend using solar wedding to capture your special day!

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Cartriona Smith October 31, 2015

We were absolutely delighted with our wedding dvd. Phil is a gem to work with and did a fantastic job of capturing our day. We can hardly thank him enough for all his hard work. Everything from the initial booking to the say itself was seamless. We have watched our dvd with all our family and friends and everyone loves it! It is captured in such a natural way and makes us re-live that special day over and over. We loved getting the highlights video first as a teaser for the real thing! Phil has filmed a few wedding I’ve been at and the praise for him couldn’t be higher! Thank you Phil!

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Louise Lamont September 23, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our wedding day and if we could we rewind time and share it together all over again we would! Luckily we have our wedding DVD , created by Phil and it’s totally amazing!! We both feel Phil captured every moment and it’s just so amazing to watch. The quality is fantastic, the music just captures the moment at the right times and I love love love watching it! Phil is super professional and at times we couldn’t even see him he just appeared and didn’t, without it sounding rude, get in the way of anything or anybody. If you’re thinking of getting a DVD then Phil should definitely be worth a look! Louise Lamont, Married 13/09/2014

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Claire Kelly July 6, 2015

Phil is one of the nicest people to work with. He was very chilled and calming and super organised. I had nothing to worry about as I knew Phil had everything in hand. We love our wedding DVD, right down to the packaging of it. Cannot thank Phil enough for capturing the moments of our special day.

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Morag MacRae April 17, 2015

I am so glad we asked Phil to film our big day. When we first watched the DVD I cried even more than I did on the day itself! He captured the feeling of the day perfectly, and edited the highly emotional speeches with tact and care. Having a wedding DVD was something I always wanted, but that didn’t look to fit in with our budget. However, Phil was much more budget friendly than many other companies and provided a five star service throughout. He is always quick to reply to emails and was really understanding when our time constraints on the day meant that his set-up time was curtailed. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.

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Joanna Hewitt April 9, 2015

Having a wedding that was less than traditional (second time for both of us) we didn’t have all the usual bells and whistles for our day. The budget was getting a bit stretched but I was determined that I wanted the whole day captured on film – I didn’t want to miss a single thing! Phil was amazing from the moment I contacted him (I was a bit intimidated by a lot of the companies I had researched before – and admittedly embarrassed to ask about the price!) Because of the way that Solar structured their website – all of the important information was already there so I was feeling quite confident about contacting them! On the actual day Phil was reassuring, professional and totally unobtrusive and the end product was worth every single penny. We have watched it countless times with friends and family since we got it and it feels like we experience the day all over again. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary last weekend and of course.. on the anniversary of the actual day…. out came the bubbles .. and the tissues.. and we cried and laughed our way through the entire day… again. Nobody gets to repeat their wedding day.. but having a film of it like this is the closest you’ll get!

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Rebecca & Guy Stewart April 1, 2015

We’re thoroughly pleased with the exceptional quality of the wedding film that Phil produced for us. The key attribute to the production of the film was Phil’s personal understanding. Leading up to our wedding we had the opportunity to meet with Phil such that we could all get to know one another. We told Phil that the key reason for choosing to have our wedding filmed was for the benefit of my grandparents in Australia who were unable to make our wedding in Scotland. Subsequently Phil went above and beyond to ensure the film was conducted with them in mind. In the days following the wedding he posted a short video clip online for my grandparents to view. Naturally they were over joyed at seeing highlights of the wedding day. We were so grateful to Phil for having suggested and acting upon this short clip, Last night we sat down with the champagne to watch the feature length end product and in all honesty we were amazed with how much and how well he captured the day. Solar Weddings have given us a magnificent video that we’re extraordinarily impressed with and proud of. There are many wedding videographers to choose from who produce sharp cinematographic films. What separates Phil from the crowd is his empathetic, personal touch which leads to a unique film Your film of the highest quality each and every time.

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Ashley and Chris Bruce February 14, 2015

We were married in August 2014 and after a last minute decision to hire a videographer we got in touch with Phil and the team at Solar Weddings. They were recommended to us by the best wedding planner in Edinburgh therefore we knew they’d be great and just by chance they were available. Phil was an absolute pleasure to have as a part of our day. Such a lovely, genuine and professional videographer. Despite not having had the opportunity to meet him prior to the day, he delivered everything we had hoped for. He was so discreet on the day that we didn’t even notice all the moments he captured until we watched our video. It was amazing to see the ceremony, speeches and first dance again and in particular, to see all the guests enjoying themselves throughout the day. Every time we’ve watched the film it feels like we are back in the moment again, he captured it perfectly. Thank you Phil and the team for the memories, we will treasure them for years to come!

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