Vail, Colorado: A Perfect Wedding Location

Whether you’re planning on getting married in the spring, summer, fall or winter, Vail has everything you’ll need year round.  At the risk of sounding like a sales person for Vail Resorts, this place has it all!  From rugged, outdoor terrain for the adventurous couple to elegant, breath-taking views from a 5-star hotel, Vail has just what you need.  If you haven’t thought about Vail for your wedding, maybe you should.

Personalized Wedding Invitations

This is a trend that has been catching on lately for couples who like to go all out for their wedding.  Instead of a normal wedding invitation on paper, couples have discovered that wedding videographers can also shoot a wedding video invitation.  This can be an incredibly fun, creative and unique way to invite your guests to the big day!

There are literally no bounds to the creativity involved in shooting a wedding invite.  It can be made to look like a movie trailer for an up and coming summer blockbuster or something as simple and elegant as the bride herself.  The best part, the cost!  According to the Bridal Association of America, brides spend an average of $659.00 on standard wedding invitations.  We can shoot, edit and even take care of sending out the wedding video invitations for a comparable price!

Have fun, be creative and impress your friends with wedding video invitations!

KHODGE Films… Now in HD!

When we started last fall we had a solid camera that we loved to shoot with.  It was perfect in almost every way, except that it was not a hi-definition camera.  Well today, we have finally made the upgrade to HD!  The best part, you don’t have to pay extra for it!  All of our wedding films will now be shot in glorious HD for everyone to enjoy.  Although,  60 years down the road, when you show your wedding film to your grandchildren, they’ll probably sit and giggle at the “vintage HD” look your wedding film has.

Wedding Films… More Than Just the Ceremony

For many brides, the focus, effort and energy of wedding planning is centered around the wedding day itself. However, a lot of opportunities arise in the weeks and months before the ceremony. More and more couples are deciding to get photos and video shot of events leading up to the wedding. Here are a few of the ideas becoming more and more popular:

The Love Story
Engagement videos can also be referred to as a “Love Story.” Often times a Love Story is shot as a narrative describing the relationship up to the point of the marriage; how the couple met, their shared interests, hi-lights of the relationship. All of these things are presented in a documentary/photo journalistic style usually to be presented at the reception. It can span anywhere from five to thirty minutes depending on what the couple wants and how long they think people want to sit and watch a video about them at the reception.

Couple

Save the Date
Something growing even more in popularity due to the internet and the ever evolving use of video are “Save the Date” videos. Either in lieu of, or in conjunction with, a traditional wedding invitation, couples can have a video shot in almost any style they desire. The way this video is shot and edited can be anything from a simple, elgant video to a Hollywood shoot in front of a green screen with space ships, explosions and dinosaurs! The only limit here is creativity and the wishes of the couple. They then send this video out to friends and family either directly through the internet or on DVDs sent through the mail.

The Rehearsal
The rehearsal isn’t usually something people think of to have documented. It’s just a practice run to make sure everyone’s on the same page. Especially for more complicated ceremonies where people may have music, speeches and performances, practice is essential. However, rehearsals are also much more relaxed, fun and often times contain a lot of quality time between family and friends before the stress of the wedding day begins. All of these factors add up to some incredibly memorable moments that can be great to have captured and make for an excellent addition to the wedding DVD.

Info Graphics, Statistics, and Weddings

Through my normal perusal of the internet, I came across this info graphic about wedding costs and the industry.  It’s interesting to see just how much the “average” wedding costs now-a-days and where exactly all of those dollars are going.  Just be thankful you’re not getting married in San Fransisco! (Unless you are… in which case I’d love to come along and shoot it!)

Since info graphics seem to be rising in popularity and because the info on here is good food for thought, here you are.

Tip: Click on it so you can actually read the info.

Wedding Info Graphic

Predictable Brides

I read an interesting article about “How to Hire a Wedding Videographer” over at www.topweddingsites.com.  It’s a fairly long, but good read if you’re interested (and you should be).  It points out a few intriguing truths that I think most brides are unaware of and should face.

Wedding videography is nowhere near the popularity and demand of wedding photography.  Usually brides choose a venue and photographer first and then everything else becomes a box to check off on a list.  Unfortunately, most brides regret that decision soon after the vows have been said and the cake has been cut.  Around 50% of brides listed wedding videography as a Top 10 priority before their weddings.  However, that number jumped up to almost 80% when brides were asked, after they had already gotten married.

Bride

Your wedding is a big day.  Make sure you do everything in your power so that you don’t have any regrets.  Do your homework.  Look around at what wedding videographers in your area offer and what their prices are and compare those with your expectations.  The only way to be dissapointed with your wedding video is to be expecting one thing and receive another.

KHODGEfilms online!

Here we are.  Taking up our own little piece of the internet.  You can follow our latest happenings here along with checking out our latest films!  Enjoy our work.