Recently, I went to a Lunar New Year party. The party was at a dear friend’s house who had been married for over 15 years. Like any good party , it was a good time of hanging out with great food accompanied by the ubiquitous yusheng.
Out of the blue, my friend flashed out her wedding video. Wedding videos and yusheng were an interesting combination, to say the least. It was interesting for me, being in the wedding scene to see how wedding videos have progressed from the beta cams of the past to the contemporary DSLRs. The wedding video was really a time capsule of a time, capturing what was considered trendy, 15 years ago. Beehive hairstyles, floral dresses, the works. It was really hilarious to see my friend in the video, sulking as her husband arrived ….without the bouquet of flowers. 15 years later, she still chided her husband over the “missing bouquet”. We were all in stitches over the incident. Good memories.
The wedding video also showed her beloved mother-in-law mingling with the guests. Those recorded images were one of the only videos of her. She had recently passed away and my friend was really grateful that she could still see her in the wedding video.
The current trend of wedding companies nowadays is to produce the highlights. I sometimes wonder if 8mins of a wedding highlights video, often with an overpowering soundtrack that masks over the voices of the wedding day, is really enough to encapsulate an entire day’s events. Images and music, is that enough?
We believe in giving to our clients a wedding documentary alongside our beautiful wedding highlights video. We strongly believe that in time to come the wedding documentary might be watched more than the highlights video itself as we capture that special day for years to come . While time may pass and memories become fussy, you can always bring out the wedding documentary during the Lunar New Year and watch it again over a plate of yusheng.