Two months before a wedding, we like to sit down with our couples (ideally over a local beer with at least one dog) and talk through the schedule of the day. For the most part, as videographers, we’re simply there to document what happens as it happens. We don’t do much (or any) directing aside from possibly cleaning up the background of a shot or moving closer to good light. Aside from that, we are there as observers and documentarians, not movie producers.
That said, there are a couple parts of the day where we can be a bit more involved, and one of them is when you exchange gifts and/or letters. Many couples opt to exchange these gifts before they see each other, and one option is to read the letters out loud, on camera. This is a completely personal decision, but today we’d like to share three reasons why we love it when couples choose to do this. Followed, of course, by one of our very favorite films where you can see the outcome.
Now, here’s one of our favorite films from 2016, where the couple read their letters out loud while getting ready. We loved this wedding, and film, so much because of the beautiful story of these two and their families. While their ceremony and toasts also did an incredible job of incorporating that story, there was nothing quite like hearing it from the two of them.
Owner, Storyteller, & Chief Dog Lover