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3 Ways to Incorporate Your Voice into Your Wedding Film

Audio plays such a BIG roll in putting together your wedding film.  It not only helps to tell the story of your actual wedding day, but it also helps to tell your love story.  A story of how you met, what you love to do, who you are as a couple, how you said "YES!" and serves as a reminder why you will be soon saying "I DO!"

Did you know we actually spend A TON of time just selecting music and pulling audio bites from your wedding day first to craft your story before we even place the visuals down on the timeline to craft your film? Crazy right?! Making sure your film reflects your personality and style is so important to us. We want your wedding film to be a true reflection of you!

We love including audio bites from maid of-honor toasts, bestman toasts, father-of-the-bride toasts and even just natural sounds from the day (people laughing, cheering you on and telling you how beautiful you look in that wedding dress!).  These are all great moments to incorporate into your film.  But let's be real for a minute, we aren't always sure what will be said during these toasts, or how many drinks the bestman had before he is handed the mic and well... not everyone is a professional public speaker ready to give a speech infront of a few hundred guests! But thankfully through the magic of post-production we can make most people look and sound amazing!

Something we absolutely love and encourage all of our couples to do is to incorporate their own voice into their wedding film! It adds a personal and unique touch; you can hear what you said, how you said it and remember how you truly felt in that moment. This gives you the chance to describe your love for each other in your own words and document your very own story.  Your wedding film is about you and one of the greatest memories you will share together as a couple. Including your voice into your film creates an personal connection, one that you can look back on years from now and feel that way all over again.

HERE ARE 3 WAYS YOU CAN INCORPORATE YOUR VOICE INTO YOUR WEDDING FILM:

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1. PERSONAL VOWS

There is nothing more romantic than starting off your marriage with words from your own heart.  Personal vows add a emotional touch to your ceremony.  If you have a unique love story, this is your time to share it. Talk about the moment you met or fell in love and all the amazing aspects of your relationship. We find that when couples share their own vows, this is one of the most intimate moments of a wedding day. You will share so many emotions together; tears of joy, laughter and love. And the best part, we capture it all on film for you to hold onto forever! Just remember, don't wait last minute to do any of the writting; take your time, reflect on your relationship and the promises you will make to each other, after all these are words of forever! See a video example HERE and HERE.

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2. LOVE LETTERS

Some of you may be getting married in a church or having a religious ceremony where personal vows are not an option or maybe public speaking is just not your thing. Writing love letters to each other is a great alternative to doing personal vows. Many couples already plan on exchanging cards and/or gifts before the ceremony and this is a great way escape from any chaos of the day, to reminder each other why you are here and even help settle any wedding day nerves! Love letters also serve as a great audio moment for your wedding film. We love having couples read their own cards; it's a great way for you to tell your own story, in your own voice and doing so without the audience! See a video example HERE and HERE.

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3.THANK YOU SPEECH

Giving a 'Thank you Speech' during your reception is such an amazing way to acknonowlge all the people who made your wedding day possible. Raising your glass and sharing words of appreciation for guests who traveled far and wide to come celebrate with you goes a long way! Some of the most memorable weddings we have been to is when the couple did a thank you speech. It is such a kind and heartfelt moment your guests will always remember. You get to toast to new beginnings, your new spouse and two families uniteing as one. And if your a little nervous about speaking in front of everyone, don't worry, everyone who will be there loves you, adores you and you won't be doing it alone since you'll have your new spouse by your side! See a video example HERE.

Some couples may decide to incorporate all of these moments into their wedding day and that is great!  But we encourage you to at least consider one of these personalized audio moments into your day.  It will bring you back to all the emotions you felt on that day, allow your voice to be heard and your story to be told authentically!

Park Chateau Estate Wedding // Alyssa + John

Park Chateau Estate Wedding Video

What an AMAZING way to end our 2017 with Alyssa and John's beautiful holiday glam wedding at the one and only Park Chateau! I can't even count how many times we have cried, laughed and danced along while putting together this video. Seriously, all the feels! Alyssa and John, we can't wait for you to relive this magical day over and over AND over again!

What perfect day for a December wedding and with days before Christmas, the Park Chateau was decked out with gorgeous holiday wreaths and greenery! Alyssa and her girls got ready in the beautiful bridal suite on the grounds of the Park Chateau and as always, Michelle Elise Artistry were working their magic! Not far down the hall, John and his guys were hanging out and getting ready.  We were so happy to be working with one of our favorite photographers, Jennifer Larsen; she is so amazing- #dreamteam right here!

Alyssa and John shared a special first look in the garden- the chapel doors opened and Alyssa made her way to see John.  Family and friends peeked out on the balcony filled with excitement as they watched this special moment unfold!  You have to watch their highlight video to see their reactions to this amazing moment! 

After capturing portraits, everyone headed to the nearby church to watch these two officially tie the knot!

From their sparkler exit out of the church, to their fairytale first dance, to their heartfelt 'thank you' speech- these were just a few of our favorite moments from the day!  

Alyssa and John, thank you two for sharing your special day with us! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness and love! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. John Tedeso! #MerryingTedesco

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Wedding Vendors

Videographer: Tonemedia
Venue: Park Chateau Estate
Church: Our Lady of Peace Church
Photographer: Jennifer Larsen Photography
DJ: Eclipse Events
Hair & Make-Up: Michelle Elise Artistry
Florals: Bloom Florist
Wedding Cake: Conca D'Oro
Wedding Dress: Nicole Boutique - Ashley and Justin
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse

HollyHedge Estate Wedding // Alyssa + Michael

HollyHedge Estate Wedding Video

Alyssa and Mike have one of the best love stories!  And they told it beautifully in their vows to each other that took place in the gorgeous outdoor garden at HollyHedge Estate.  Not only were their vows so incredibly emotional but they practically wrote the same thing!  We love these two and we are so excited to share their wedding highlight!

We feel like we have been apart of Alyssa and Mike's family for quite sometime now. We actually shot Alyssa's brother Anthony's wedding last year.  And not to mention Anthony's wife, Erica, just happens to be Alyssa's best friend!  This family is amazing and we are so lucky to have met them.

Alyssa and Mike's entire wedding day took place on the grounds of the HollyHedge Estate.  It was amazing to see the vision for their wedding come to life, everything from the flowers to the small details!  They both got ready in the cutest little bridal suites and had their first look in the garden with family and friends standing close by to witness this special moment. Watching Mike's reaction to seeing his bride walk down the aisle was so emotional; everything about their day was perfect!

And when it came time to party, these two aren't afraid to show off their dance moves, including Mike breaking it down and doing the worm!! Such a fun night!

One thing that stood out to us in the questionnaire that Alyssa and Mike filled out to us was this: "We are the type of couple that live for the moments that matter most...the one's that make memories forever and the moments that hit us in the feels."

We had so much fun celebrating with these two and capturing this special day for them!  We wish them nothing but happiness as husband and wife!

Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Michael Owens #fallinfortheowens

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Wedding Vendors

Videographer: Tonemedia
Venue: HollyHedge Estate
Photographer: Korbman & Co.
DJ: JK Entertainment
Hair: Blo Out Salon Make-Up: Stephanie Wilson
Florals: Designs by Linda Florist
Wedding Cake: The Lucky Cupcake- Joanne Jarin
Wedding Dress: Bijou Bridal - Stefan Jolie
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: ChazMaTazz Formalwear