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!
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!
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 you...it 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!
Hi! If you are reading this you’re probably engaged - CONGRATS! Or maybe you know someone who recently got engaged and you’re interested in wedding videography. Whatever the case, we’re glad you’re here!
We are Valery and Mark, of Veiled in Motion. We’re passionate wedding filmmakers and editors of love stories. We are a fun-loving couple who both have extensive backgrounds in video production. I (Valery) have my Bachelor’s degree in Digital Film and Video Production, and Mark has his Bachelor’s in Art & Film. We have been working in the wedding industry for the past six years and together have created hundreds of wedding films. We actually met each other while editing wedding videos for the same videography company. After years of working together we decided to quit our full time jobs to fully pursue our own company as wedding videographers. Since then, we have teamed with many New England wedding photographers both capturing and editing films for their couples and soon after began booking our own.
Enough about how we got here- more about who we are:
We are video people. To say our cameras are attached at the hip would be an understatement. We love traveling and exploring new places and you can bet our cameras are right there with us capturing all of it.
We are sushi-eating, music-loving, Boston sports rooting, craft beer enthusiasts who love day trips to the beach just as much as quiet nights binging Netflix. We are adventure-seekers, go-getters and lovers of love, and we would be thrilled to film your big day!