Wedding videos are meant to preserve the action and memories of your big day for a lifetime. Yet that doesn’t mean that brides and grooms want the same old videography of their parent’s wedding video. They want a nod to this year’s trends, while still retaining a sense of timelessness.
The hottest wedding video trends for 2013 naturally flow from the top wedding trends forecasted for the year. Here are the top five:
1. The More Video, the Better
Couples are no longer debating on whether or not to film their wedding day or even which parts to hire a professional wedding videographer for. Fueled by easy access to mobile devices on which they can view the video more frequently, not to mention a desire to share footage of the wedding on social media, brides and grooms want nuts-and-bolts video of their wedding. That spans from shots of them getting ready to the ceremony and on through the reception.
2. Save-the-Date Videos
For many of the same reasons as engaged couples wanting more video, save-the-date videos are also wildly popular. Many couples are even using these videos instead of sending out paper invitations that will most likely end up in the trash.
Couples are getting wildly creative with these, creating tributes to some of their favorite activities as a couple or taking the opportunity to show off their quirky sense of humor before the more serious ceremony video needs to be filmed. This wedding video trend has brought us video game save-the-dates, reverse video of couples getting covered in pie ingredients and much more.
3. Back to Nature
This trend obviously traces back to Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves’ three-day June wedding nature extravaganza, where they invited their star-studded guest list to camp out at their Austin, Texas home. Extended camping trip weddings require extra video needs, since you wouldn’t want to miss any memories made during the camping celebration. Whether you can spring for air conditioned tents or not, it will definitely be an adventure.
Of course you don’t have to rough it to be in tune with the back-to-nature trend. Couples are also looking to simply be web in the outdoors, like the lawns of estates or public parks. Nature is also playing a huge part in their wedding video footage, as the say their vows in front of water and film playful wedding party shots amongst the trees.
4. Vintage Black and White
Credit the popularity of Instagram filters or even the anticipated spring 2013 release of the Great Gatsby movie, but couples are hooked on vintage black and white video this year. Popular decades include the 20s, 60s and 70s. Brides and grooms will be dressing in their own versions of old school movie star finery to fit the theme and reception decor and video backgrounds will also follow suit.
5. Celebrating Heritage
Along with embracing nature, couples will also be embracing their cultural roots this year. And every moment will be captured in the wedding video. Cultural dances, meaningful decor and regional foods are just some of the things couples will be featuring to make their nuptials and wedding video tell a more personal side of their story.
Which wedding video trends do you think will be most popular in 2013?
All photographs shown taken by LynkzStudios.