Rosecliff Mansion Wedding | Ashley & Will | Newport, RI

“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.”

This is the quote that lives across the top of Ashley & Will’s Wedding website and it could not be a better fit for them. How do I even begin to describe Ashley and Will’s wedding? Fairytale is definitely an appropriate about elegant, classic, and fashionable? From Ashley’s Galia Lahav dress, to her René Caovilla shoes from Venice (where her and Will got engaged!) to her AMAZING long flowing veil, this wedding belongs in a bridal magazine. 

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Ashley and Will are from DC, but chose to be married at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the most beautiful and elegant venues in the US. To put their venue in perspective, this is where they filmed The Great Gatsby. It could not have been a more appropriate place for these two to get married.

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Rosecliff’s beauty is only a fraction of the reason why they chose to wed there. When Ashley was growing up, her family used to sail up to Newport in the summer and since she was a little girl she’s always dreamed of getting married at Rosecliff. It had that charm, elegance and sentimental value that simply couldn’t compare to getting married anywhere else.


What I love most about Ashley and Will is their ability to be their complete selves with one another. They are silly and playful and have so many inside jokes with each other that were referenced the day of their wedding. They both share the best sense of humor and their personalities totally balance each other out. They also happen to be the biggest cat lovers. Together they are the proud kitty parents of four cats- @therealhousecatsofDC if you’d like to follow them on Instagram. 

It was the most beautiful, sunny day at Rosecliff the day of Ashley & Will’s wedding. They held their ceremony outside in the back of Rosecliff in front of the gorgeous fountain, and overlooking the ocean. They both shared the most warm-hearted vows with one another, and just when you felt like you were going to tear up, they would say something funny to counteract your feelings. It was so obvious how in love these two are through the words they spoke to each other and their body language. 

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After the ceremony, the two shared an amazing champagne toast and the evening carried on to be a great party with their band Closing Time rocking it out. Newport offered the most amazing sunset and we were sure to take advantage. We stopped by two locations right on Ocean Drive for some epic sunset shots which did not disappoint. Ashley had the most beautiful veil after all, it was only fitting to get some “veil in motion.” All in all, it was the most magical day spent celebrating two perfectly in love people and we couldn’t be more happy with the way their film came out.  

Newport Sunset


Newport Wedding Videography by Veiled In Motion Wedding Films

Venue: Rosecliff Mansion | Newport Rhode Island

Planner: Leila Ryan Events

Photographer: Freire Wedding Photo

Make-up Artist: Glam Done Wright

Hair stylist: The Best of You

Cake: Wingate's Cake Design

Caterer: Blackstone Caterers

Florist: Robin Hollow Farm

Band: Closing Time

Dress: Galia Lahav House of Couture

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Iceland Destination Wedding | Lana & Jason | Iceland Elopement at Secret Waterfall

Have you ever heard a more romantic story than a couple meeting on Christmas Day?? Well these two did! Their wild hearts fell in love with each other and they haven’t looked back since.

Their dream is to travel the world together and they started that dream by bringing their closest friends and family to Iceland to have the most EPIC adventure wedding!

Oh, and right now they’re in Africa with plans of climbing Kilimanjaro, (no big deal).

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The Wedding of Nicole & Angad | Martha's Vineyard Wedding | Vineyard Haven Destination Wedding

We’ve had the opportunity to travel to many incredible places in 2018, but one of the most special places has to be the small island of Martha’s Vineyard for Nicole and Angad’s wedding.  Nicole and Angad are from Virginia, but Martha’s Vineyard has always felt like Nicole’s second home. Her grandfather lives on the island and Nicole spent much of her time growing up there. Ever since she was a little girl she knew she wanted to get married on the Island. It was always her hope to share this special place with her future husband. All of her dreams came true when she made this a reality this past September.

Every couple has a unique story of how they first met.  Nicole and Angad have an especially unique story in that they met at an ice cream parlor! While waiting in line for ice cream when they were teenagers, Angad saw Nicole and they pretty much fell head over heels, and they’ve been together ever since!

Another unique part of this couple’s love story is that they actually had two weddings, one to each represent each others backgrounds. Their first ceremony and celebration was a traditional Indian ceremony to honor Angad’s roots and their second in was to honor Nicole’s in Martha’s Vineyard with her grandfather officiating. It was so obvious how much love their families have for them. They all flew to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate Nicole and Angad’s “I do Round 2” and we couldn’t have been more excited to be there with them to capture every moment!

They celebrated their wedding at the Vineyard Haven Yacht club and had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony right on the dock officiated by Nicole’s grandfather. The couple shared their own vows to one another which were so sweet and personal. We spent some time with their awesome photographers Swift & Crowe capturing the couple and bridal party on the beach and dock. The rest of the evening was spent living it up on the dance floor with all their friends and family.

They seriously had the most beautiful weather. The whole week leading up to their wedding was cloudy and a bit rainy. Once the actual day came around, mother nature really worked her magic and it was pretty much the most perfect, sunny day with the most incredible sunset. The whole sky was a pink and purple ombre. It was truly magical and made for some of the best shots.  

At the end of the night the couple had a grand sparkler exit! All of their friends and family lined up outside the yacht club with sparklers in hand as the couple walked out. So much cheering and sparks flying everywhere, it was the perfect ending to a magical Martha’s Vineyard wedding!


Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer

Venue: Vineyard Haven Yacht Club | Martha’s Vineyard

Photographer: Swift & Crowe Photography

DJ: Eric Johnson (DJ EJ)

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The Wedding of Alisha & Galen | Mountain Top Inn Wedding | Vermont Destination Wedding

We love weddings in the mountains. So when Alisha and Galen reached out to us for their Vermont destination wedding we couldn’t be more excited. Although from Boston, they chose to celebrate their wedding in the Green Mountains at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort in Chittenden, Vermont. The venue sits right on a gorgeous lake and is surrounded by mountains and meadows everywhere you look. It is truly one of the most breathtaking views we’ve witnessed at a wedding. There is something so romantic and whimsical about being surrounded by the beauty of nature, especially on a wedding day.

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Alisha & Galen are seriously the sweetest couple and it was so obvious on their wedding day how in love they are. One of the most rewarding parts of our job is witnessing a couples’ love for one another. Alisha and Galen exchanged letters with each other on their wedding day and it was such a joy to hear each of them. Through their letters to one another, it was so clear how much these two mean to each other. It was hard not to shed a few tears.

One of the most incredible parts of this wedding has to be the story behind Alisha’s wedding dress. She actually wore her mother’s wedding dress. She had it whitened and altered and oh my gosh it was seriously the sweetest thing ever. Alisha and her mom have a very special and close relationship. Alisha and her mom are so close, Alisha even made her mother her Matron of Honor… it doesn't get any cuter than that. Also, it just happened to be around her parent’s 30th wedding anniversary. What an amazing gift to her parents to wear her mother’s wedding dress almost exactly 30 after they were married.

Alisha & Galen’s wedding was picture perfect. The sun set beautifully, and throughout the day there were these huge dark puffy clouds that made the sky look incredible! The Barn at the Mountain Top Inn is a perfect reception spot and was beautifully decorated with twinkle lights and candles. It really had such a romantic, cozy vibe. Galen and his mother shared one the most memorable mother/son dances we’ve seen! They seriously tore up the dance floor and had everyone else pumped up for a night full of unforgettable memories and dancing. Oh, and did I mention they had a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cake?! How sweet is that! Watch Alisha & Galen’s wedding film at the top of this blog to truly experience their Vermont destination wedding!

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Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer

Venue: The Mountaintop Inn & Resort | Chittenden, Vermont

Photographer: Katie Pietrowski Photography

Band: East Coast Soul

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The Wedding of Jacqueline & Michael | Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Jackie & Michael have the cutest love story. Their romance first started when they met at a friends pool party in the eighth grade. Yes, eighth grade!

They both come from big, tightly woven families and have a large group of friends. Their bridal party was the largest we’ve ever seen, with 12 bridesmaids and 12 groomsmen!

Jackie & Michael were married right on the beach at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA. It was officiated by one of their closest friends- the host of that eighth grade pool party! It was a gorgeous summer day on the Cape. Their ceremony had the perfect amount of humor, which was a perfect representation of this easy-going, fun couple.

Jackie & Michael’s reception at the Sea Crest was beautiful! The room had big windows on the side overlooking the ocean, which made for a breathtaking view of the sunset! It was a good one too! The sky lit up pink and orange and was the icing on the cake for a perfect summer, beach wedding.

Through the speeches at their reception, to all the wild dancing, it was very obvious how loved this couple was given the amount of family and friends they had to celebrate with them!

Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer
Venue: Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Photographer: Brit Perkins Photography
DJ: 617 Weddings

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Martha's Vineyard Wedding | The Teaser of Nicole & Angad

Nicole & Angad are from Virginia, but chose to be married on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, a place that has always had a special place in Nicole’s life and heart.

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The Teaser of Jacqueline & Michael | Sea Crest Beach Hotel Wedding

Jacqueline & Michael were married beachside at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth!

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The Wedding of Kimberly & Sean at the Pavilion at Pinehills

Kim and Sean seriously lucked out. The day before their wedding was a mess of rain and thunderstorms. Luckily, by the time their wedding day came around the sky cleared, humidity dropped, and the sun was out for a perfect summer day wedding. 

Upon my first conversation with Kim I knew this wedding would be special. Kim is the kind of person you speak to once and immediately feel like close friends. During our first phone call I mentioned to her that Mark and I were going on a trip to Lincoln, NH and she immediately shared some awesome recommendations around Loon Mountain, a place where her and Sean visited often. They are seriously the sweetest couple!

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Kim and her bridesmaids got ready at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa while Sean and his groomsmen got ready at their family beach house on Priscilla Beach. The two were married at St. Bonaventure Church, the same church where Kim's parents were married. We ventured to the Plymouth Yacht Club for their formals, where Kim and Sean enjoyed a quick picturesque boat ride around the harbor. Following that, we headed out on golf carts to some beautiful spots on the grounds of the Pinehills Golf Club. I need to take a moment to emphasize how badass Kim was while taking photos… I can’t even tell you how many spiders were crawling up in her veil. She didn’t even flinch!!

When Mark and I first walked into their reception room at the Pavilion at Pinehills we were blown away. Everything looked SO beautiful, from the huge floral arrangements on the tables to the open wooden beams with string lights hanging over the dance floor. The only way I can think of describing it is a "chic rustic beach vibe"...if that makes sense! It was gorgeous how everything came together. Shout out to Beach Plum Floral for absolutely killing it!

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Kim and Sean have the best group of friends! They were super fun and definitely knew how to party! And it never stopped thanks to their awesome band, Radiance. (Fun fact, the lead singer, Jackie Foster, was in the top 8 of The Voice last season!)

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The dance floor stayed packed the whole night, it was a great wedding! One highlight was when the band let the father of the bride take over on drums! How awesome is that! We loved watching him rock out with his daughter and new son-in-law, jamming along in the crowd. All in all, it was such a great night spent with the best couple! We're so thrilled to release their wedding film!


Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer
Venue: Pavilion at Pinehills / Plymouth, MA
Photographer: Amy Dykens / Cape Cod Photography
Band: Radiance / Wilson Stevens Productions
Florals: Beach Plum Floral / Boston, MA
Caterer:  East Bay Grille / Plymouth, MA
Makeup: B. Makeup & Brow Boutique / Milton, MA
Hair: Kristen Scott / Love and Mercy Salon
Dress: Pronovias
Men’s Suits: J. Crew


The Teaser of Alisha & Galen | Mountain Top Inn - Vermont Wedding

Alisha & Galen // Mountain Top Inn // Chittenden, VT

Alisha & Galen were married in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Iceland Secret Waterfall Elopement | Holly & Colin

Holly and Colin planned a once-in-a-lifetime elopement in Iceland. They brought their closet friends and family with them to share in this special occasion and watch them exchange vows. Holly is originally from the Boston area, and Colin from Ireland, so collectively they have friends from the US and Europe and thought Iceland was a great middle ground for their friends to attend (and because Iceland is incredibly gorgeous and magical, duh!). The weather was perfectly sunny for their elopement, which is very lucky considering how quickly the weather changes in Iceland, especially in the winter.  Don't get me wrong, it was cold, but with the help of the sun shining it wasn't all too bad! 

The two traveled from their home in NYC, to the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik. We met the couple at their Reykjavik hotel and followed their party the hour and a half drive into the country to a secret waterfall where they had the most magical ceremony. After a quick first look, the two happily skipped to their ceremony spot to the sounds of "Ophelia" by the Lumineers. Their family and friends surrounded them as they spoke their personal vows to each other. After the ceremony everybody celebrated with some champagne and craft beer near the waterfall. 

Their next stop was the famous Black Sand Beach where the couple explored the beach caves and climbed upon the iconic Iceland rock formations. The two had a blast celebrating and frolicking along the black sand. It was truly a magical day, one that we were so happy to a part of.  Our hearts are full knowing these two will forever have their wedding film to re-watch for the rest of their lives to take them back to that incredible place where they became husband and wife.

 Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer

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The Adventure Wedding of Ashley & David in Iceland | Ice Cave Elopement

Ashley and David are one of the most adventurous couples we know.  In lieu of a traditional wedding, the couple chose an intimate elopement in one of the most unique locations ever- inside an actual (naturally-made) ice cave in none other than Iceland. Can it get any more badass than that?!  And get this- Ashley is originally from Canada, and David from the other side of the world in New Zealand! These two adventurous souls met on a serendipitous 11-country Contiki trip, each booking it separately from their own countries, not knowing it would be the best decision they would ever make! The two met on the trip and were inseparable for the three week venture.  By the time the trip ended these two decided that would not be the end for them- they planned to meet again and did so on New Years Eve in Australia, and the rest is history! The two decided to move in together, David relocated to Canada, and the two have been traveling the world together ever since!  

Photos by: Ann - Iceland Wedding Planner

Photos by: Ann - Iceland Wedding Planner

Despite having the coolest location maybe ever in the history of elopements, it was winter in Iceland and the weather was not too friendly to us that day. There was an epic storm the day before and it lingered on the day of the wedding with strong winds, rain, and snow all day. Mark and I were anticipating the worst- we couldn't fly our drone, we were afraid the hurricane force winds and precipitation would make it difficult to shoot, we didn't know if we could make it to the ice cave due to the conditions. However! We were very wrong! All we can say is thank goodness for Iceland Wedding Planner (Ann) and her awesome husband (David)! Upon our first meeting with Ann we knew it was going to be a good day. There was not one sign of fear in her eyes, you'd think it was the most perfect, beautiful day outside. To her, it was just another day in Iceland where the weather is always unpredictable and constantly changing. Ashley and David were the same way- both so excited to take on the adventure of the day. 

And an adventurous day it was! We traveled by SuperJeep (the only way to make it to the glacier where the ice cave lived). Let me tell you the ride in the SuperJeep was truly an adventure in itself. We had ourselves almost completely tipped over at times. It was a bumpy, crazy drive of tilts and turns and driving through rivers. The ride to the cave was treacherous to say the least; from momentarily being stuck in over 3ft of icy slush to Mark faceplanting into said 3ft of icy slush, but oh was it so worth it!

We hiked to the Ice Cave and we all carefully climbed up. We were surprised there was a new waterfall on the cave that hadn't been there the day before. The lovely couple had their intimate elopement inside, officiated by a native Icelandic pastor. It was such a unique location; one of nature's truly magical, but impermanent sights to behold!

After their ceremony we took off in the SuperJeep to some other awesome offbeat spots that only Iceland Wedding Planner has access to. We first went to a huge cave where the couple enjoyed a luxury picnic complete with champagne and Icelandic hot dogs with all the fixings! Our next stop was a gorgeous waterfall, that happened to be almost completely frozen! We've never seen anything remotely like it. We enjoyed the scenery, the couple had a blast frolicking around despite the freezing temps.

 Our last stop of the day was a waterfall on a black sand beach. You heard me right... a waterfall on the beach! I'm not even sure how that's possible, but it was! We had to be extra careful about driving the SuperJeep on the sand so it didn't sink in. Ann's husband David is seriously a SuperJeep driver extraordinaire and got us to the waterfall safely. Ashley & David climbed up onto the waterfall and we were able to get some awesome footage of them without sinking into the quick sand!  

This entire day was the greatest adventure we have ever been apart of. We couldn't be more happy for Ashley and David. We know they will be reliving this day for the rest of their lives, and so will we! 

If you're interested in having an Iceland elopement please don't hesitate to contact Ann at Iceland Wedding Planner. She doubles as both a planner and terrific photographer. Big or small weddings and elopements, she will take care of everything from start to finish! Please read her blog about Ashley + David's day here! We're super excited to work with her and her team again in 2019! 

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Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer


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The Wedding Film of Maryellen & Chris at the Indian Pond Country Club

Maryellen and Chris are an adorable couple. It was so obvious on their wedding day how truly in love they are. They both radiated sunshine on an otherwise misty, gray day. If there is an opposite of "Bridezilla," that would be Maryellen, or "Melon" as her family and friends call her. She was so calm and collected and smiling the entire day.  A little drizzly rain on her wedding day?  No biggie. You could tell her and Chris were the perfect team when Chris scooped her up to take her across the damp golf course for photos with no hesitation. 

Still Frame by Veiled In Motion

Still Frame by Veiled In Motion

As Maryellen's father mentioned in his FOB speech, the two of them are "ultimate planners." It showed tremendously through the style and elegance of their reception. The Indian Pond Country Club is an elegant and bright South Shore venue that was perfect for these two. 

Photos by Camille Catherine Photography

Photos by Camille Catherine Photography

They had gorgeous flower arrangements done by their close friend, a guest at the wedding who recently started her own flower business (Flowers By Emily). She even "flowered" the cake, which looked incredible!

Photos by Camille Catherine Photography

Photos by Camille Catherine Photography

Their DJ, Peter Accolla of NuImage, had everyone dancing on the dance floor the entire night! It was truly a spectacular night spent with a fun, loving couple and a great group of their friends and family! We are thrilled to have been a part of this day and are so happy to share their wedding film!


Videography: Veiled In Motion | Boston Wedding Videographer | Destination Wedding Videographer
Venue: Indian Pond Country Club / Kingston, MA
Photographer: Camille Catherine Photography
DJ: NuImage Entertainment / Peter Accolla
Florals: Flowers By Emily / Boston, MA
Invitations: We're Into It / Amelia & Natasha


We're Featured on Love Stories TV's New Series on Amazon Prime! (Real Love Stories from Around the World: United States)

We're thrilled that one of our films is featured in Love Stories TV's new series "Real Love Stories from Around the World: United States", out now on Amazon Prime!! Becca & Russell's wedding film was one of four films selected and featured in the New England episode (Episode 4)! How cool is that?! Click here to watch the episode! Other episodes include Real Weddings in the Carolinas, Florida, California, and Hawaii! I'm sure they will be adding more locations in the future. 

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ICELAND Adventure Wedding TEASER!

We're so excited to share this teaser from our first Adventure Wedding in ICELAND! 

It snowed, it rained, the wind howled, and this adventuresome couple fully embraced EVERY moment of their wedding day in Iceland! It was seriously one hell of a day, with hurricane force winds at times, down pours, and some snow- but it didn't make anyone bat an eye.  We crossed rivers by SuperJeep, hiked a black glacier, filmed their ceremony inside a natural ice cave, saw half-frozen waterfalls, and even a waterfall on the black sand beach (how does that even happen?!) all guided by Ann and her husband over at Iceland Wedding Planner. To say it was an adventurous day would be an understatement. Even though it was pretty chilly, the wind and rain only added to the adventure and made this the most EPIC elopement ever!

Screen grab by Veiled In Motion

Screen grab by Veiled In Motion

We will be releasing their full wedding film soon! :)

If you're an adventurous couple looking for a unique and exciting way to elope, look no further than Iceland Wedding Planner!! Ann and her team made this day a true, epic experience.  Ann is an amazing photographer, and an Iceland wedding planner extraordinaire! The weather is not always on your side in Iceland, but you can count on Ann to always have a plan B (and C, and D).

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Becca & Russell's Roaring 20's Themed Wedding at UTEC Lowell

Becca and Russell had an urban, Roaring 20’s themed wedding at UTEC in Lowell, Massachusetts.  It was a rather cool, fall day, but that didn’t stop this awesome couple from doing their first look and photos outside.

The style at this wedding was one for the books. Despite the freezing cold, guests were invited to show up in their best 1920’s themed attire and they certainly didn’t disappoint! The lovely bride wore a gorgeous unconventional pink wedding dress with a fur shawl, definitely necessary for a cool, fall wedding! The bridesmaids each wore different flapper-esque dresses complete with sequin and feathers. It all came together so nicely, I love how all the different dresses worked so well together!

Photo by: Jess Sinatra

Photo by: Jess Sinatra

Becca and Russell both incorporated their Italian and Haitian cultures into their wedding. They each brought with them a flag, one Italian flag and one Haitian flag, to incorporate into their video and photos. We found this to be such a unique way to honor their cultures, and super fun to shoot! Another highlight of their wedding was the food...they had some of the best wedding food we’ve had! The catering was done by Russell’s sister and included the best combination of Haitian and Italian cuisine. In lieu of a wedding cake, the couple decided to cut and feed each other pie! They even had a variety of different mini pies for their guests to enjoy. Speaking of guests, they certainly knew how to get down on the dance floor!  We loved capturing everyone dancing in their 1920’s attire. It was almost like we were sent back in time!  And did I mention the couple’s first dance?! Becca is a professional dancer, so it was no surprise that their first dance was a choreographed masterpiece!

Photo by: Jess Sinatra

Photo by: Jess Sinatra

We made sure to consider their 1920’s theme while editing their wedding video, and incorporated a little 20’s silent film flare into the reception portion of the video!

Venue: UTEC // Lowell, MA 
Photographer: Jess Sinatra

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Happy National Wedding Planning Day! Have you booked your Videographer yet?

It's National Wedding Planning day! If you're recently engaged, you've probably already started thinking about your wedding details- your date, your venue, etc. You may already even have a photographer who took your engagement photos. But have you given any thought to a wedding videographer? 

Couples often push wedding videography to the side until closer to their date and some decide to totally forgo it for their big day. I'm here today to tell you to hire a videographer at your wedding- I cannot stress this enough! Maybe I am a bit bias, but honestly, video is the only way to truly relive your wedding day.  Photographs are great, but it is 2018 and photos just aren’t enough.  I cannot fathom the thought of having my entire wedding day pass me by without ever again hearing my vows, or the words my father said in his welcome speech, or the roaring laughter of guests during the best man speech.  The raw emotion caught on camera, the real sounds and words spoken will never come across the same way in photographs as they do in video. That being said, it is 2018 and couples still struggle with the thought of hiring a wedding videographer.

Photography is the norm, right? Everyone hires a wedding photographer. In fact, it’s probably one of the first things people think about once they get engaged.  I certainly have nothing against photography, I think it is very important and a necessity for your wedding- but I also think wedding videography does not get the credit it deserves. The time, effort and creative ability it takes to handcraft a wedding film- in my opinion, far surpasses that of photography. It takes an enormous amount of time going through all the many hours of footage from the day. We spend days, even weeks after your wedding going through all the footage, carefully choosing music, and hand-crafting a one-of-a-kind, cinematic video that is unique to you and your wedding day. It takes a tremendous amount of creative ability and talent to create a video that not only looks good, but flows good as well.

That being said, I cannot stress enough how important it is to hire a good videographer. Like everything else in the world, there is always a difference in quality in the products and services you buy- and this doesn’t change for wedding videography.  To be honest, you get what you pay for.  If you want to hire the cheapest videographer you can find, you will likely receive a not-so-great product and be left with a feeling of regret for not spending the extra dollars for hiring someone more experienced.  When it comes to wedding videography, you want to hire people you can trust- people who are not only passionate about what they do, but who have proper experience and education.  Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion that has months and months of preparation and build up, and then in a flash, it’s gone.  Once it’s ended, all you have left are the photos and what you can remember in your mind. Your wedding film is the only way to actually go back and relive, and actually hear the laughter, the speeches, your vows! How amazing is it that we live in a time where we have the capabilities to capture all the details of that very special day.

But even so, couples still struggle with the cost of hiring a videographer.  If you’re in this boat, let me ask you a question- how much are you spending on the floral arrangements at your wedding? The bouquets, the centerpieces, the flowers for your ceremony... How much are you putting towards your dress? Your cake? Your DJ? The truth is that all of the things you're spending money on, with the exception of your photographer, aren't going to last beyond your big day. The flowers will die, the decorations will be thrown out, the surplus of dessert will go bad, and all that will be left from the most important day of your life is nothing but a mere memory. That's why it is SO important to invest in the things that will preserve your wedding day forever.  Videography is the best investment you will make for your big day, simply because it is the only way you will be able to truly relive your wedding.     

So the next time you are contemplating on getting videography for your wedding, I hope you sincerely understand it's value.  Investing in videography should not be a question. It should not take a second thought. Seriously, if you’re reading this, you’re getting married! That’s so exciting! It’s going to be one of the greatest days of your life, but let me tell will fly by. You only get one wedding, so remember to invest in the things that will last beyond the day. Do yourself a favor and hire a wedding videographer! I can say with the utmost certainty that you will not regret it, but I can guarantee you will regret it if you choose not to get one! 

If you are interested in videography, but don't know where to start, please contact Mark and I and we would be happy to share the options we have! We are currently booking for 2018 & 2019 dates. We have limited availability for 2018, so don't wait to reach out! 

Jamie + Josh // Salem Cross Inn, West Brookfield, MA

Jamie and Josh were married at the Salem Cross Inn, a restored 18th century farmhouse on the countryside of Western Massachusetts. It was such a beautiful fall day and we were happy to be guests at this wedding and see my cousin marry the love of his life!

Since this was a wedding in my family, we got our video friends Evan & Jess to shoot this special occasion for us! Mark and I loved putting this film together and sharing it with our family.  Their emotional reactions and comments were priceless- and exactly the reason why we love filming weddings in the first place. 

Jamie's reaction after watching her film:

     "What’s funny is on my wedding day I don’t think I shed a tear...the closest I came was right before my mom and I walked down the aisle. But when I watched this video I a good way of course! I can’t express how grateful I am- we’re so lucky to have this to cherish for years to come!"

These words mean so much to us! It makes us proud as filmmakers to be able reach someone on such an emotional level when they relive their wedding day. It's in those moments that makes us so happy to be part of such a sentimental and timeless industry.

Engaged! Bridal Show + GIVEAWAY

We're excited to be a part of the Engaged! Bridal Show- the South Shore's premier bridal show!  Come visit our booth and meet us on March 4th at the Red Lion Inn in Cohasset! We will be having a GIVEAWAY for $300 credit towards your wedding videography package!  The credit can be used to take money off your final package, OR as a credit for select add-ons. 

You can use the code ENGAGED2018 for $5 off your ticket! You can buy tickets HERE

We hope to see you there! Happy wedding planning! 

Mark DerHovanessian