Carly & Adam: Parley Manor

One of my regular venues – Parley Manor, was the setting for the beautiful wedding of Carly & Adam. ……

Hi Simon,

We have just finished watching our wedding DVD and we can’t even begin to thank you enough. It was absolutely incredible, better than we could have ever hoped for and had us both in tears – in a good way!! You captured so many special moments, all the little glances and smiles that mean the most :)

We will truly treasure it forever and will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and family, we absolutely love your work.

Thanks again,
Carly and Adam

Here is the highlights section of their wedding film.

Still 7

Lorna & Michael: Rivervale Barn

Well – another great wedding at Rivervale Barn – complete with a sword fighting duel mid ceremony! Thank you Lorna & Michael for some wonderful feedback to your film.

“Well a Congratulations is in order, you have in fact proved that Maybelline Waterproof Mascara is in fact NOT waterproof after watching our wedding video. 
OH MY GOD SIMON, I can’t believe how amazing it is!!!!! We absolutely love the beginning – just our cup of tea. We sat down and defrosted the last of our wedding cupcakes to eat whilst enjoying it. I barely made it through 30 seconds without blubbering. 
Its soooo wonderful, even the bits we didn’t see you do at the beginning and the set up was fantastic and the way you’ve incorporated the music was cool.
Love the editing of the speeches (I only noticed at the end that you’d managed to cut the bit out where the microphone was playing up with my Dad during his speech) Singing was better than I thought, (Don’t think I’ll sing in public again for a while though haha) and love the reactions from the friend it was meant for. 
We were actually a bit worried you’d stop the music and have a whole section of the actions, which we thought would take it away from being a wedding video but what you did with the slow motion and just showing sections of it as well as the magician was wonderful  - exactly what I think we would have done, if we were able. 
It was truly amazing, we are sooo happy with it  -  definitely the best thing we spent our money on so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!
Will definitely always recommend you to any friends that are getting married (although I’m the last of my little group of friends)”
Lorna & Mike
PS. Oh and the presentation of the DVD – WOW (Was expecting a clear DVD sleeve)
Here is the Finale section taken from their wedding film:
Lorna & Michael


A lot of time and effort goes into my edit process to create the very best film possible – so it always nice to receive such wonderful comments back from happy couples :-)

Gemma & Sam
Gemma & Sam: Chewton Glen


Zara & Kirk
Zara & Kirk: Parley Manor


Kathryn & Jono
Kathryn & Jono: Chewton Glen


Stella & Simon
Stella & Simon: Rhinefield House


Lyndsey & Mark
Lindsay & Mark: Highcliffe Castle
Fraser & Caitlin
Caitlin & Fraser: The Italian Villa


Sara & Matthew
Sara & Matthew: Rivervale Barn


Wedding Industry Awards 2013 – Update

Disappointed to have learned today that I did not make the National Finals…..but then having said that, I feel extremely humbled by the comments made by my wonderful couples who took the time to submit an entry for me……..from the bottom of my heart…thank you all….you know who you are! :-) Simon  xx

Please allow me to share the anonymous entry feedback I have received with you:

General Comments (in random order)

I would and have already recommended Final Cut Film to friends. Simon was very friendly and went above and beyond when I was making my, last minute, booking!! His approach was non-invasive and yet I know he would have got some excellent shots!

The fantastic dvd we recieved was a wonderful reminder of a great day. Thank you very much for help making out day special. We really liked your unobtrusive approach to filming, in fact quite a few of our guests didn’t even realise they were being filmed

Simon and the final film exceeded our expectations. During the day Simon was unobstrusive – I didn’t want my day to feel like I was looking down a camera lense and I hardly knew he was there – thus achieving our objective. Simon captured many moments – the formal and the informal. We’re delighted

We are so pleased with our wedding DVD. The final cut company did a brilliant job. Definitely recommend to friends and family.

Really impressed with presentation and the final edit of Video. The perfect way Interpreting the most important day of your life

Simon made us feel very relaxed throughout the day and we hardly noticed he was there. All of our guests have also commented on how friendly and welcoming he was to make them too feel comfortable on the camera. We couldn’t have asked for a better service and we are extremely pleased with the video.

We were really happy with our video it was just magical everything I wanted. Simon has a really friendly easy going personality which helps if you’re feeling nervous on your big day:).

The perfect service

We absolutely love our wedding video! Simon was great at capturing the whole day in a non intrusive and friendly manner. We have the most amazing memories that are captured better than we could have hoped for! Thank you so much!

From start to finish they were superb. We can tell from the DVD that we were unaware of being videoed throughout the day. This is testament to the prowess of Final Cut. More than we could have imagined, Final Cut are head and shoulders above the DVDs of our peers. A truly magnificent momento.

Absolutely delighted with the pre-booking advice, preparation for our big day, discrete presence at our wedding and excellent quality of filming undertaken. The day was captured perfectly, a lasting legacy for our family and Final Cut met our very specific requirements without issue.

Simon was the opitomy of professionalism – and the quality of his workmanship was beyond what we dreamt of. This man MUST win this prestigious competition – we have been able re-live our special day over and over. Thank you so so much.

The final product was absolutely amazing. The attention to detail was spot on eg even down to matching our chosing song words to the moving images. (the song mentioned running, so the image was our daughter running towards us!)

Simon from the Final Cut was fantastic throughout. He was always accessible on the telephone and e-mail prior to the wedding, he came to the wedding rehearsal and was perfect on the wedding day – just fitting in behind the scenes throughout.

From our first communication, Simon, was accommodating, flexible and professional. I immediately felt assured that he could deliver the sensitive, reportage style we wanted. The service provided on the day went beyond what was expected and for that we will forever be grateful. Our video is beautiful

Why They Booked (in random order)

Great communication and love the vision they gave

Simon was very accommodating to our needs and viewing samples of his work. He’s very talented.

Impressed with display, and talk at wedding Fayre

The way theu promoted there service

Simon’s quiet professionalism when I met him and when I saw his work. I also met another film company and they were too loud and too brash and I felt that MY day would be all about THEM! Simon was totally different and was willing to listen and to take on board what we wanted.

I discovered Final Cut Film at a wedding show in my wedding reception. The display was excellent and the lady manning the stall was so friendly and helpful. I’m so glad we had our wedding filmed and so glad we chose Final Cut Film.

I loved his showreel I was sent of previous weddings amazing!

Knowledge, understanding our requirements, approachableness, discretion, flexibility, experience, quality of equipment, service offered and value for money.

Because of the quality of Simon’s work and the professional package that he produces. Coupled with amazingly good cost for his work.

We met Simon at a wedding fayre and he was so approachable and gave us plenty of time to chat through options for our day. We booked him there and then and that was the best decision we made!!!

the final cut did my sister-in-law’s wedding and she was very pleased with The final Cut.

Professional, honest and non pushy sells man.

On discussion with our photographer we wanted a videographer that worked well together and our photographer Andrew Millard recommended Simon at Final Cut Film. After meeting Simon and viewing the website we one it was the perfect choice.

Simon is very likeable and the videos he does are beautiful.

The quality of the work on their website, the testaments from others and a quite remarkable price point made Final Cut the straight forward choice for us.

Average Voting Scores (out of 10)

Vote Question Ave. Score
Ability of your videographer to understand, interpret and realise your vision and ideas. 9.67
Quality of expertise, advice and guidance received from your videographer. 9.8
Quality of customer service and communication received from your videographer. 9.6
Your videographer’s personal presentation and their ability to understand and fit into your wedding. 9.87
Quality of your videographer’s web presence (web site, facebook etc). 9
Coverage, delivery and quality of the finished film. 9.27
Value for money. 9.93

The Wedding Industry Awards 2013

Have just found out that we have made the regional shortlist in the Videography category in the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards. Very excited to see what happens in the next round – and a HUGE THANK YOU to all my lovely couples who took the time to vote for me :-)



Laura & Anthony -  a blustery June day…..but when you have your reception at the wonderful Chewton Glen – the weather doesnt really matter!  Check out our SHOWREEL section of the website to see an excerpt from their film.

What a season…….

I have left this section of my website overlooked for too long…….so by way of an update, here are some of my recent 2012 couples……

Nikayla & Stephen were married at Highcliffe Castle in July….a fantastic day – made even more special by the fact that as Nikayla was getting ready in Christchurch – the Olympic Torch parade went by right outside. What a unique event to have included on their wedding film! Check out our SHOWREEL section of the website to see an excerpt from their film.

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