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 While filming a recent wedding at Bellingham Castle (@bellinghamcastle), I was greeted with a blast from the past... a small photo hanging on the wall of a much younger One Direction (@onedirection) at Cabra Castle (my arm in the background which made me chuckle). My wife Katie (@bonniepirate) and I started Marryokes (www.marryokes.com) almost 4 years ago. After filming our first marryoke for a friends wedding, we decided to focus on wedding music videos (or marryokes) as a business model, rather than going down the strictly traditional wedding video route. When we were a small, fledgling company we got a wedding booking on short notice exactly a week before the wedding. When we arrived, we discovered that the Best Man was none other than X Factor winner Shayne Ward and that there were also some other special guests: Niall Horan (@niallhoran), Zayn Malik (@zaynmalk), Liam Payne (@fakeliampayne), Harry Styles (@harrystyles) and Louis Tomlinson (@louistomlinson) (AKA One Direction). We ended up doing 2 different marryoke songs on that day: Perfect Day and I Gotta Feeling (link in my bio) which were very successful and have rocketed to over 3 million views together on YouTube - launching Marryokes to a worldwide stage. In the past 4 years we have been extremely blessed and Marryokes has taken us all over the world - from the UK to Sri Lanka, Italy to the USA, France to Inishbofin (10 points if you know where that is), Ibiza to Necker Island... we have had the chance to film in some pretty epic locations, but we will never forget that first step and opportunity that changed our lives forever. Sometimes it's little choices and sometimes it's major choices that change the course of your life, but the only real choice is taking that first step and simply going for it - LIVE YOUR DREAM. #marryokes #onedirection #1d #shayneward #harrystyles #niallhoran #zaynmalk #liampayne #louistomlinson #wedding #musicvideo #ireland #castle #xfactor #filming #dreambig #inspirational #ilovemyjob #neckerisland
 If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Drumtochty Castle is incredible. #marryokes #wedding #scotland #ilovemyjob #blackwhite #blackandwhite #uk #castle #weddingdress
 The last rays of the setting sun at our first wedding of the year - Bellingham Castle. #marryokes #sunset #castle #ireland #bellinghamcastle #fountain #silhouette #instacool #instalike
 The very cool, multi-tiered ceiling from Drumtochty Castle, Scotland - one of our last and most memorable weddings of the year. #marryokes #drumtochty #scotland #pictapgo #instagood #instagreat #symmetry
 Bellingham Castle at Night - what an incredible wedding venue - gotta love a beautifully decorated Irish castle! #bellinghamcastle #bellingham #castle #ireland #wedding #marryokes
 Wedding 2/2 (Aberdeen, Scotland yesterday - Cavan, Ireland today) Mobile Media Managment - thanks to @redbull and @fionajphoto  Happy New Year Everybody!  #ilovemyjob #marryokes
 It's never too cold or too icy to get out the DJI Phantom 2 for a quick aerial shot! #djicreator #drone #aerialcinematography #marryokes #droneporn #dronesetc #dronephoto #dji #djiphantom2 #gopro #AerialView #AerialShots
 How about that for an amazing day for a wedding on the 30th of December in Northern Scotland! #wedding #marryokes #scotland