“We first met Barry when our son was only a few months old back in 2017 at a wedding fayre. Even then Barry was both calm and welcoming (we were both walking round a bit aimlessly). A videographer was something we hadn’t even thought about at the time , Barry ‘s experience and passion shone through from that first encounter as he explained the wonderful idea that our son would be able to watch our wedding when he was older.
From that moment on Diamond Lights was the most professional and easiest process up until we received our wedding video.
Barry is exceptional in terms of communication, we were regularly kept up to date with where we were up to in terms of what was needed and what Barry was doing for us.
Barry has that extra special touch that I felt even if we had an issue with rings and flowers, we could have asked for advice. Anything we needed or asked for, Barry was always able to help.
Then it came to meeting Barry again before the wedding , by this point we had been in contact for nearly 2 years and it almost felt surreal that our wedding day was here.Nerves, a feeling of the unknown and excitement was all rolled into one.
We were really struggling to make a date for a meeting and Barry left a family party to meet with us which shows how dedicated and hard-working he is for each and every couple. Here Barry sat with both of us who were a bag of nerves. He smiled and chatted with us and instantly we relaxed. He offered such great advice to both myself and Kieran (especially about the speeches) and had us laughing and feeling more excited than ever about our big day. In the meeting Barry spoke about what he would do and what he would capture and about how we would receive our film.
I knew at this point even before the wedding day, he was the best choice and money we had spent on the wedding.
The big day arrived and yet again I saw Barry and he was smiling and a huge calming influence. Not just for me and Kieran but for our Best Woman too who had to make a speech.
Throughout the day we hardly knew he was there, he worked perfectly with our photographer and the staff at the hotel. If you are ever worried about any decisions, or vendors you choose, Barry is there to put you at ease.
My bridesmaids found Barry highly entertaining and were having a laugh and giggle with him. As much as you don’t notice him filming , for us in particular, it was like having a friend at our wedding.
One very special and personal thank you I would like to make to Barry was being so caring and considerate towards my Mum. She has dementia and for me it was a big worry how she would handle the day. Again before the wedding, Barry reassured me that everything would be ok. He reassured me again on the day, he was simply lovely when he interacted with her and he captured some memories on the video of her that I will treasure forever. It is very hard to put into words what this means to me and a simple thank you doesn’t seem to do it justice!
We had comments from the bridesmaids, groomsmen and various members of the wedding party saying how amazing and wonderful Barry was as well as people wanting to view the film (especially the Video Guest Messages) . It really was the best decision we ever made and certainly the best money we have ever spent.
The wedding film is just perfect!
It is really hard to put into words how much detail, passion and care Barry puts into these films.
He used the music we choose perfectly which told a truly wonderful story of our special day. He captures those loving moments that even a photograph can’t catch (e.g. our son playing with the flowers, my husband stroking my face or the bridesmaid rapping!!) Barry creates something more than just a wedding film, it is unique! We had 98 minutes of coverage where we laughed, and cried. It was incredibly emotional and exciting all rolled into one. I really have to recommend the video guest messages for future couples – they’re an amazing memory !
I can only hope that we meet Barry again one day (hopefully at another wedding). He is professional and friendly in the best possible way. A million thank yous for everything you did for us from start to finish.
It is easy to say our wedding would not have been the same without you and you captured every moment beautifully, including the moments we both didn’t see (arrival of guests and bridal preparations). We have watched our wedding film a few times now and it seems to get better and better.
We will always be grateful to you for capturing our big day!
Lisa & Kieran Harvey
Wrightington Country Club, Wigan