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your wedding day is a lot of work and usually entails focusing a great amount of attention to detail. It can be overwhelming at times but with the help of family and friends, all the hard work speaks for itself. Although, the real beauty of your wedding day lies in the fact that anything can happen. There are moments you plan, and moments you least expect but all in all these are all moments that you will want to cherish forever.
For this reason, hiring a videographer is always worth it. Not only does video capture all those details you worked hard to prepare but it captures all moments, the expected and unexpected. Not to mention that video captures multiple frames of sound and visuals. There are many moments that can only be captured through video: from speeches to dance routines you won’t want to miss a single moment! Here are the top 10 moments you’ll want to capture in your wedding video: Getting Ready
By far one of the most emotional moments you will experience, getting ready for your special day is full of emotions that fly by in the wink of an eye. Nerves, excitement, and joy are all feelings you’ll want to look back on and re-experience. Nothing is more nostalgic than watching the bride slip into her wedding dress or the groom straighten up after tying up the laces of his shoes.
Gifts and Letter Exchange
Whether it’s the bride and groom exchanging tokens of their love or a proud grandmother handing down a cherished family heirloom, all kinds of gift exchanges are bound to make your wedding day that much more special. Although, not all gifts come in the form of objects but in words as well. A letter exchange, where the bride and groom share their deepest thoughts and emotions, is a moment of authentic feelings that you will want to preserve forever.
The first look is so special because this honest, raw and intimate moment is not shared in front of a room of hundreds of guests but is kept private, shared only by the bride and groom. Although for brides who like to stay traditional, the first look between father and daughter is just as special, emotional and sentimental.
Walking Down the Aisle
The anticipated walk down the aisle, accompanied with instrumentals, always inspires an array of emotions. The music, specially chosen, the faces of friends and family, the beauty of the bride and, most of all, the groom’s reaction are all elements of this moment that make it so special. Capturing this moment will capture the very beginning of your journey of love.
This proclamation of love is always special but even more so for those who decide to write their own personalized vows. While some couples go with a classic romantic and poetic approach others take a more lighthearted and humorous approach. Either way, this moment directly reflects the couple’s own unique love. Giving testimony, whether personal or religious, is a tradition and promise of love. This moment is shared in front special loved ones who have been invited to become witnesses. This is certainly a moment that you will want to look back on often.
Pronouncement of Marriage and First Kiss
The Pronouncement of Marriage is the exact moment in which the bride and groom are introduced as a married couple. Like a seal of approval, the first kiss comes directly after this announcement and is a celebration of the new union. An acknowledged applause of family and friends accompanies the newlyweds as they exit the ceremony. The reactions of loved ones and the emotions that are experienced are what makes this moment so special. Getting to relive this moment and see the reactions of those closest to you are precious since this moment passes so quickly.
The first dance is a social symbol of the first steps newlyweds take at the start of their marriage. This moment is always extremely emotional and special because it is often accompanied by a song that speaks directly to the couple and their relationship. Although, this is the most important dance of the night, the first dance between the bride and her father as well as the groom and his mother are also extremely special. Dance has always been an art form used for celebration and personalizing these special dances, to reflect a concrete love story, is a sure way to express the love between a couple. These moments, which can only be captured through video, will surely be re-lived over and over again.
Toasts and Speeches
Always an emotional experience, toasts, and speeches are some of the main highlights during the reception. Personal stories, marriage advice, warm wishes and humorous memories expressed by the maid of honor, the best man, and other close family and friends truly celebrate the love between the couple and add to the sentiment of the day. Once again, it’s these personal moments that make a wedding day so special and worth reliving.
Traditions, Unique Moments and Surprises
Every wedding day is special and unique in its own way. Religious and nonreligious traditions add to the identity of the couple and are happily celebrated on this day. Being married under a canopy or in the family barn are just some examples of how traditions distinguish your special day.
In addition to traditions, there are also unique moments that are created by the bride and groom. It is not unheard of that a groom starts off his wedding day playing a round of golf with his groomsmen or a bride who walks down the aisle with her mother. Some couples even have their lovable pets as ring bearers.
Some moments are also created as a surprise. A choreographed dance performed by the bridesmaids or a special song performed by a live band or a friend, there are so many ways the couple may be honored on their special day.
Every unique and personalized moment will reflect the couple being celebrated and will make this special day that much more sentimental. These are the moments that you will want most to be captured and cherished forever.
Location and Decor
The location and venue for a wedding is carefully selected to suit the needs of the couple. With the help of wedding planners bridesmaids, family and friends this special location is prepared and decorated to compliment the couple on their wedding day. Such hard work is always appreciated especially when it brings the whole day together in an aesthetically pleasing and unique way. Looking back to how a venue was transformed will always be nostalgic.
All moments that will take place on your wedding day will be, without a doubt, very special although, regrettably, this special day will pass so quickly you will want a way to cherish every moment and relive it. Experience the nerves and excitement while getting ready, the tears of joy when hearing you’re partners vows and pure happiness at your best friend’s speech whenever you watch your wedding video in the years to come. Relive all the expected moments and the unexpected moments that made your wedding day so unique and special.