If you are thinking about having your wedding professionally video taped and edited, here are some tips and questions to ask the companies you are considering. Start out by requesting a sample or demo of their work. A video company should be able to provide you with a DVD or VHS sample of their work. It is a good idea to get as many demos as you are willing to watch, you really want to choose a company who films and edits in the style you envision for your wedding. While watching the demo, you should look for the following: Overall quality Check that the picture is clear and the colors are bright. You want to see that skin tones look correct and that the colors do not bleed together. unprofessional camera footage may be grainy, dark or have blueish tones. Slow motion Look that the slow motion effect is smooth and ... Read More »
As most wedding guests would agree, the most beautiful and touching ceremony is one that seems to belong to, or perfectly fit, the bride and groom. While most couples today desire a personalized ceremony, the process of creating it on their own can be quite overwhelming. This task is much easier if you have some examples from which to draw ideas, therefore, I have identified three areas that may be of interest to you in designing your own ceremony. The first area expands on the concept of “love”. The second is an interesting piece on the notion of “commitment.” Lastly, I have found a poem that makes for a very meaningful statement as a “closing” for the ceremony. The following piece on love has found it’s way into numerous wedding ceremonies and if it feels like it represents your relationship, feel free to include it in your ceremony too. Just ... Read More »
The backyard wedding is one of the most sentimental and unique of all the locations available to a bride. A private sanctuary of sorts, that place where you have experienced so many great moments in life, it is only fitting that you may wish to consider this option when planning for your new life together. That said, if one aspect of your decision-making is that this would be a great way to save money, you might be in for a surprise. It should also be pointed out that outdoor events are not for everyone. If you are the type of person who loves surprises, who has a spirit for adventure, who can make that great cup of lemonade when life gives you the occasional lemon, then you are the perfect candidate for a backyard wedding. If not, stop right now and return to the venue location books. Outdoor events by ... Read More »
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