Unique Save the Date Video Idea!

Posted by Jeffra on Dec 06, 2011

One of our WeddingWire team members, Persephone, just received the final version of her save-the-date video. It’s incredibly unique and so we had to share it with you. Make sure to read the write-up from Persephone before watching!

“As a bride working in the wedding industry wedding planning can make you slightly jaded, because it’s hard to find truly unique ideas that have never been seen before. Our goal with the save-the-date was to “set the stage” for what our guests could expect, get them excited and also have it be representative of myself and my fiancé Eddie. I never thought having a videographer was something of importance to me, but when we came across Fandango Studios and the talent of Ram Hernandez it changed my outlook completely. On his blog he had showcased his latest work, a ‘Save-the-Date’ video that was shot more like a music video that you would see on MTV and we immediately knew that was what we wanted to do. We worked extensively with Ram to create the concept so that the video would be a direct reflection of who we were as a couple. We flew to our wedding destination location – Miami – to film all day and devised the concept around a romanticized version of how Eddie and I met, our love for salsa and all things Miami. It didn’t take long for us to realize that what we were doing here was special. Who gets to spontaneously dance in the middle of the street while a videographer is on the ground filming your feet or drive with a camera strapped to the roof of your car? Filming was one of the most memorable experiences we have had together on this engagement journey and the outcome – the save-the-date video – is more than what we could’ve dreamt was possible.”

An American Wedding Tale from Fandango Studios on Vimeo.

Videographer or No Videographer?

Posted by jasmine on Aug 15, 2011

I’m not going to lie, I was anti-videographer in a big way. I didn’t get it when I had heard time and time again from friends and family that their only regret was that they didn’t have a videographer. Why I wondered? Photographers are always a given, but really a videographer in my mind was unnecessary. What could a videographer capture that a photographer wouldn’t? When would we watch it? Despite all  hesitations and trepidation, my fiance and I succumbed to the requests of our family and looked into it. We decided on what we didn’t want. Corny background music, narration/interviews of my guests or montages. The videographers that fell into any of those categories weren’t even a consideration. We were starting to believe that no one was going to measure up to what we had in mind that is until we stumbled upon Fandango Studios. Ram Hernandez owner of Fandango Studios opened our minds to videography that had a level of creativity unmatched by anyone else we had seen and most importantly an eye for capturing the moment. He was able to bring soul to the footage he captured and we were hooked instantly. One of the {many} unique services he offers is the ability to create a video save-the-date, which my fiance and I have decided to do. I’m sure you will understand why we love him when you see these clips.