We can all agree that taking photos at a wedding is now a time-honoured tradition. Over the years, people attending a wedding at the Luttrellstown Castle wedding, have grown so used to seeing photographers at a wedding that it might feel weird if suddenly someone decided not to hire one. In which case the occasional wedding selfie might just be able to save the day but it still doesn’t compare to the magic of a wedding album.
Today, modern couples have grown out of the average wedding album and are now on the lookout for a more “dynamic” approach! In which case, what can be more dynamic than the ‘motion’ in motion pictures!
Even though there are so many ways a photographer can experiment with a couple’s wedding album it still doesn’t come close to what wedding videos can offer. Video is a truly effective means of telling a story and that’s precisely what the kids want!
Storytelling is means of inspiring others. Good storytelling can motivate others to be a part of someone’s journey similar to how the friends, family and older folk attending a wedding wish to be a part of the lives of the betrothed couple.
Moments in a wedding, such as a ring exchange, cutting the wedding cake or the couple’s first dance after getting hitched can be shown in an inspiring way that provokes those same emotions. After spending years in some digital folder, this same video will breathe life into the moments spent on your wedding day!
Inspiring Wedding Video in 2022
Capturing the Raw Moments
The perfect wedding doesn’t exist, but the perfect photo timing might be a plausible exception. A wedding is an event that involves inviting a lot of people to eat and party under a single roof. People who are strangers to each other can often find themselves in awkward situations. Even being surrounded by family and familiars is not enough to keep your hair clean throughout the wedding. Wedding videographers have evolved to be more shutter-sensitive in these moments. They have an eye for detail which enables them to turn a sour memory into a funny but sweet moment in your family’s history. Like we said before, stories can inspire people!
Shooting Wedding Shorts
In a social media-inspired generation, the ability to muster enough patience to sit through an entire four-and-a-half-hour wedding video can be considered next to impossible. The schedules of the people today are so much different than what it was almost 20 years ago. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if the bride and the groom had to hop back into work on the very day they return from their honeymoon. People have grown so busy since the Pandemic, that they may not have time to sit for a refresher of their entire wedding. This is where a short cinematic wedding video compilation may just be what people need to relive those memories.
Retro Wedding Style
Nostalgia is a very strong stimulant with long-lasting effects. People keep coming back to their source of nostalgia every couple of weeks, months or years. Long and boring wedding videos may not have the same effect as a video that evokes nostalgia in a couple. This is why many videographers are trying to bring back the retro trend but this time with a bit of a modern twist. Retro wedding videos give off the vibe that the wedding is being held like in the old times. Images and videos look like they were recorded on film and not digital. Retro wedding videos are often rendered black and white or in sepia tone to bring out that urban 80s vibe.
Journalistic Wedding Videos
As surprising as it may seem but documentary wedding videos are still in vogue. Some couples still consider themselves old-fashioned enough to prefer a journalistic-style wedding video. These videos do not feature any special effects but rather seek to preserve the natural essence of the wedding. Wedding Videographers with a journalistic flare specialize in such videos. Their editing style is straightforward while still retaining the quality of a high-quality cinematic video. The only difference is that the shots in the video do not include any special angles or treatment. They only feature people in their natural element, often followed by a voice-over narration or interviews with the important guests in the wedding.
Freezing and Drone Recording
Modern technology has opened a lot of doors for videographers and new iterations of the same are popping up each day. It is safe to assume that new wedding video trends will continue to emerge as the technology continues to evolve. As of now, ‘Freeze Motion’ and ‘Drone Cinematography’ continues to rise in demand in the wedding industry. A wedding video editor can apply freezing to a video to lengthen the effect of the emotion on screen. It involves freezing a moment in the timeline while the video continues to play. Drones introduce a unique bird’s eye view and motion to the wedding video. However, this may only be a novel effect and may not contribute much aesthetically to the wedding video. Nonetheless, drone shots are amazing to look at and enable the videographer to enjoy more flexibility.
3D Video montage in weddings is quite an unusual trend. A couple who is interested in trying out something new can include a 3D montage in their video or photo album. This trend is still on the rise. However, not all wedding videographers may specialize in this and may only offer it as an add-on.
Same Day Video Delivery
It takes a considerable amount of time for a couple to get a booking at the Luttrellstown castle wedding, and it may take even more time to get the finished video album from the videographer. Modern-day couples spend a lot of time on their social media handles sharing stuff with their friends, colleagues and loyal followers. They can request their wedding videographer to offer them a same-day delivery package where they receive short and crisp post-ready parts of their wedding videos.
Filming a wedding is a holistic process. Not everything can be planned and rehearsed before the big day which is why wedding photographers and videographers need to keep an eye out for those rare movements which are worth the money. Any new type of moment, angle or approach can become a trend. There may also be several add-ons in the video package that the wedding party may not think necessary at first, but may later be in a mood to try.