Last week we were so happy to find out some great news. Did you hear about it? Murasaki Media won first place for Best Wedding Videographer on the San Diego A-list! WOW! We have to take a moment to thank all of our fans who took time to cast a vote. We appreciate each and every one. Thank you so much.
A few months ago, we announced our panel of planners for our video blog series, “Ask a Planner”. It has been a fun learning each planner and they have been giving great advice. Last time, we asked if brides and grooms should have a first look prior to their ceremony. You can view the video answers to that question by clicking here.
Part two of our series answers, “how do I find the perfect wedding venue?” This is a very important question that arises at the beginning of your wedding planning. Take the tips from our panel into consideration by watching what they have to say below.
Do you have a question for our planners? Ask below in the comments section and it might be featured in our next video blog post.
Amy Vargas - First Comes Love
Julie Scrivener - The Best Wedding for You
Melissa Barrad - I Do… Weddings!
What do you think? Is it difficult to find the perfect wedding venue?
There is a new trend popping up in the wedding industry. More and more brides are asking guests to “unplug” and leave electronics, cameras and phones stowed and in the off position during their ceremony and reception. Articles on this subject are popping up on a variety of wedding planning forums, such as, The Off Beat Bride, Wedding Lovely and even The Huffington Post. Not only are cell phones ringing during ceremonies, guests are jumping in front of the professional cameras to get the same shots, holding ipads in front of their faces during dances and standing in the middle of the aisle to capture first kisses.
Personally, I see both sides to this and I’m not opposed to either. Ideally, the shots of the bride coming down the aisle with out an ipad in view would be wonderful. However, I understand brides and grooms who love family members sharing their wedding cell phone pictures instantly on social media. The look and feeling of your wedding is up to you. I’ll work around the guests as long as you want the “up in the air” cell phones in the picture.
Before you choose to have a plugged in or unplugged wedding, consider both sides. Would you rather see faces of your guests or electronics in your professional photos and video? Would you rather your guests feel the freedom of unplugging to enjoy your well planned ceremony? Do you want your guests to snap as many candids as possible? How do I politely tell my guests my wedding is an electronic free zone?
Do you think weddings should be unplugged?
Photo by Melissa McClure Photography
A few months ago, we showcased a guest blogger who discussed the importance of makeup for your shoot. It makes a big different in the lens and is a decision that you will not regret. This month, we asked Lindsay Ann Makeup Artistry to give some tips on how to keep your makeup long lasting on your shoot. Lindsay specializes in wedding and event makeup in San Diego, California and travels to other locations. She offer both airbrush and traditional makeup using MAC Cosmetics and other high-end high definition (HD) makeup. Read what she suggests to keep that face pretty all day.
So it’s the big day, you look amazing. You should look amazing; you calculated your every move to make you look like YOU- the amazing version. Whether you hired a professional or did your own fabulousness, here are a few tips to keep you looking awesome under the glare of cameras all day.
Primer- It all starts before you even lay the paint down on your face. Apply a face and separate eye primer to ensure your makeup stays put. You can skip the eye primer if you’re on a budget and use a concealer but make sure it’s set very well with translucent powder.
Face Setting Spray- After you’ve been dolled up, mist a bit of a makeup setting spray like Model In a Bottle, or if you’re oily, Urban Decay De-Slick. This will take away the powdery look and make sure your makeup stays in place all day.
Touch up kit- Pack a little bag to take with you just in case you encounter a makeup meltdown. In it, bring blotting papers with you to soak up any excess oil. Also, carry along the lip color used on your lips for ease of application. If you don’t own it, request a sample to be made or have your artist to use a longwear lipstick and gloss.
For more information about Lindsay Ann Makeup Artistry and the services available, visit www.lindsayannmakeup.com.
Our clients R O C K. It is as plain and simple as that. Another wedding vendor asked us why we do what we do and we did not hesitate to answer, “it’s our clients!” We are very fortunate to have clients that not only adore what we do, they also appreciate our time and talent. I began a conversation in a filmmaker forum on Facebook and found “awesome clients” to be a common thread in our video world.
For example, Tammy Eichholz Akard from Sweet Tea Video said, “One of my brides sent me an email in all caps with a huge font telling me how much she loved her wedding film. I’ve also received a hand written note in the mail with a spa gift card. I was blown away. But really, a little goes a long way. If we can eat a hot meal when the guests are eating, we are good.”
A snapshot from a Thank You that recently came in the mail. We love it!
And our friend, Erin Korbylo from Classic Pixels in Louisville, KY said, “ Last year, I got a card in the mail. It was from a client. Their anniversary just passed and they watched their film. They wanted to write and say how much they appreciated having us at their wedding and capturing everything so beautifully. It meant a lot because it was over a year later and they loved their film even more than the first time.”
I started to think back to our past clients and how they made us feel before, during and after their event. Once, a couple invited us to a dinner to get to know each other. Another time, during a reception, a bride made her way to us just to ask if we had enough to eat. And recently, a couple gave us a generous gift basket as a thank you. It really is the thought that counts. The sweet words on thank you notes, the big hug when they see us walk in the bridal suite and the wonderful reviews of our services go a LONG way. We appreciate clients that appreciate us.
Our clients R O C K! It is as plain and simple as that.