Only just a few weeks ago we received a filming enquiry with the following brief:
Blinkbox wanted a castle for a marketing campaign for Season 4 of Game of Thrones. They would like to hold a genuine wedding in the style of the hugely popular TV show, Game of Thrones. The event will consist of a one day photography shoot at the location followed by a genuine wedding ceremony for one lucky couple inside the location.
Taylor Herring, the company behind the campaign for Game of Thrones season 3 had 35’000’000 million hits on Twitter within 48hrs of it going live!
I googled Game of Thrones and I was still none the wiser, I am not a fan, but have since found out it has a real cult following for this fantasy bloodthirsty show.
Eastnor Castle fitted the brief and the crew arrived last Thursday. The wedding ceremony took place on Friday with a local couple from Hereford. It was all about the make-up, costumes, wolves and a white horse! All quite surreal in a strange way, Nick our groundsman had a bit of a surprise when he came up the drive on his tractor to be confronted by 2 wolves guarding the courtyard. (The ‘wolves’ were only 25% wolf, but certainly looked the part and could not bark). He managed to take these pictures on his phone.
See link for the short film. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2676260/It-just-like-marrying-Jon-Snow-Game-Of-Thrones-fans-tie-knot-ceremony-inspired-bloodthirsty-complete-growling-dogs-horses-castle.html#v-3653282020001
by Sarah Roberts