When the bride asks you to be her maid of honor, it’s quite an honor. However, let’s face it, it’s also a pretty big responsibility.
After all, the bride-to-be is telling you that you’re an important part of her life, and no matter if you’re her sister, an old friend, her cousin, etc., you shouldn’t take it lightly.
Sometimes, though, the maid of honor simply doesn’t fully comprehend what it means to be put in that position. There’s usually more to it than simply making a speech at the reception.
Luckily, in our time in NY / NJ videography creating wedding videos, we’ve come across many maids of honor, some who went above and beyond what the title calls for, some who did just enough, and some who simply didn’t deliver.
Henry’s best man remembers when, just after the newlyweds first met in their junior year of high school on a trip to Disney, Henry told him, “I think I’m going to lay down some game and see if anything happens.” Well, it worked, and Henry and Samantha said their “I dos” at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church and then continued their celebration at the elegantly beautiful Stone House in New Jersey. The Live Picture Studios videographers were there creating this cinematic wedding video to help commemorate the lovely couple’s big day and, according to Samantha’s longtime friends and bridesmaids, as long as Henry listens to their advice, then he and his “punk rock princess, Sam, will live happily ever after, together, underneath purple skies.” We here at LPS think the lovely newlyweds will have no problem with happily ever after. Congratulations, Samantha and Henry!
About Live Picture Studios: LPS, a longtime leader in NY / NJ videography, specializes in creating cinematic wedding videos in the NY, NJ, PA, and CT area. Our cinematic storytelling has the power to make memories magical. Visit our homepage to learn more: www.livepicturestudios.com.
There’s a common misconception that having a small wedding is somewhat rude because some people will inevitably feel left out when the big day arrives.
However, it’s your wedding day, and if you’ve always dreamed of a smaller, more intimate wedding or of a smaller ceremony followed by a larger reception, then you shouldn’t be reluctant to plan for that rather than a larger, traditional wedding.
On top of that, sometimes the ceremony venue makes the decision for you. If it’s too small for the number of guests coming to your reception, you may be forced to have a smaller ceremony or reconsider the ceremony location, and you don’t want to compromise your vision of the dream wedding just to fit a few more people into the space.
In our time in NY / NJ videography, we’ve been to plenty of weddings both large and small, and we know what goes into the planning process. So, read on for some tips on planning a small wedding.
As you’ll hear in this wedding video, when many of Shannon’s friends and family members think of her, they not only think of words like charismatic and caring, but also of Steve. That’s because the couple has been together since they first met in high school 11 years ago, and they’ve, as Steve wrote in his personal card to Shannon, “accomplished so much together since being teenagers, just falling in love.” They celebrated their big day at the Grandview in New York and between the incredible views and the vibrant venue itself, it was truly the dream backdrop for the Live Picture Studios videographers, there capturing all the special moments of the day. As Steve’s father said, “Enjoy the little things in life, because when you look back, they are really big things.” We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, Shannon and Steve!
About Us: Live Picture Studios has been in NY / NJ videography for years, specializing in creating cinematic wedding videos in NY, NJ, PA, and CT. Our mission is to truly make our clients’ memories magical through cinematic storytelling. Visit our homepage to learn more: www.livepicturestudios.com.
Introduced in 1975 by Garrett Brown, the camera stabilizer known as the steadicam immediately changed the way films and videos could be produced and look.
Steadicams allow for smooth camera movement over uneven surfaces, something that would’ve required a dolly, aka a wheeled mount, before their introduction.
We’ve been in NY / NJ videography for years and the old alternative, which was dealing with the inherent shakiness that comes with trying to achieve a moving shot over uneven surfaces via handheld camera work, was simply unacceptable.
As the priest at Kaitlyn and Dennis’ ceremony said, “We can find our way through anything, with love,” and it’s pretty obvious that this amazing couple has plenty of that for one another. They celebrated their big day at the breathtaking Pearl S. Buck Estate in Pennsylvania and, between the beautiful scenery, the vibrant reception atmosphere, and the emotional speeches from family and friends, it was a truly unforgettable affair, and it made for an equally unforgettable wedding video, which the Live Picture Studios videographers were there to create. Perhaps most touching were the personal cards the couple wrote to one another, in which Dennis told Kaitlyn, “Your radiant personality and oversized heart makes life with you an amazing journey.” All of us here at LPS hope the newlyweds’ amazing journey lasts forever. Congratulations, Kaitlyn and Dennis!
About Live Picture Studios: LPS, a longtime leader in NY / NJ videography, has been creating cinematic wedding videos in NY, NJ, PA, and CT for years. We strive to make our clients’ memories magical through cinematic storytelling. Visit our homepage to learn more: www.livepicturestudios.com.