Got to shoot a fantastic wedding this weekend at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn. Congrats to the happy coulple! They threw a great party!
I'm full of Christmas spirit and so I wanted to put together some holiday inspiration for your viewing pleasure. I personally am a fan of Christmas weddings that pull the red in a little more subtly while living the rest of the time in the softer blues and greens of the season.
As a closing note, these mason jar snowy forest dioramas are crazy cute, and could be a great addition to your decor. All of the super easy DIY details can be seen here. You can put them together in about two minutes, so you don't need to be Martha Stewart to impress your guests. Merry Christmas!
Whether with shape, style, material or color, there are so many ways to make a statement with your bridal bouquet that will wow your guests. Here are some great examples of how to think outside the box. No wallflowers here. These are some bouquets with personality!
There’s any number of places where you can get an extensive list of items to add to your day-of emergency kit. Very quickly, however, you will wind up with an emergency kit that looks like an emergency steamer trunk. Yes, I’m exaggerating, but not that much. There are also several companies who will charge you an arm and a leg to ship you some double-sided tape and a packet of tissues. Don’t pay someone $50-$100 for something you could pick up yourself for $15 at your local drugstore.
Here are the 10 truly essential items for your kit. Don't leave home without them:
1. Double-Sided Tape: Be it the chance of a hem issue, or just the desire to make sure nothing unseemly happens when you bend over during the ceremony reaction, this is a must have for any kit. You’re gonna want to keep everything in the right place.
2. Safety Pins: Great for any sort of zipper malfunctions that may arise for you or your wedding party. Also, they work for your spanx-to-bra connector straps in a pinch if you manage to misplace them on the day. Ahem... not that I’m speaking from experience.
3. Pain Killers: Sort of self-explanatory, but with the chance of a rehearsal dinner hangover or simply a stress headache, you’re probably likely to want these on hand.
4. Scissors: I have no idea what in particular you are going to need to cut, but chances are you're gonna need to cut something.
5. Tissues : Between the crying and the makeup blotting that will be going on all around, these are a no-brainer.
6. Tweezers : Pretty self-explanatory.
7. Spot Remover: If ever you’re gonna want the Tide-To-Go on hand, this is the day.
8. Hair Spray: It’s a long day, and most weddings are in the summer, so some hair letdown is more than likely. You’ll want to have this on hand, just like your make-up touch-up kit.
9. Make-Up Touch-Up Kit: See Above
10. Tampons/Sanitary Napkins (better known as pads to anyone born after 1963): Most of you are wearing white…’nuff said.
I love going to weddings. It's a beautiful romantic day, usually with different groups of people meeting for the very first time. Two lives are coming together and there are enough exciting, interesting and organic interactions that develop as a result that the last thing I ever want to do is interrupt that by shoving a camera into someones face. People feel either as if they're been put on the spot to do a chore, or simply unprepared and self conscious.
That's why if a couple specifically asks to add interviews to their video the first suggestion I'll make is that they opt for our documentary of a love story service. With that service we travel to the homes, or even hotel rooms (if they're in from out of town) of specific guests that the couple would like us to speak with several days before the event. Additionally we do an interview with the couple a few weeks before the big day (ideally before things start to get crazy). It's almost like the wedding videography equivalent to the engagement shoot. We then edit it all into the wedding film, which will play more like a full length documentary than a simple wedding video. An added bonus- no one has to worry about missing any part of the wedding. The party can rage on and our fly on the wall technique can capture all the genuinely organic interactions that will unfold before us. If that sounds like something you might be interested in for your wedding then be sure to contact us today to set up a free consultation!