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Essential Elements for Your Minneapolis Wedding Video


Your wedding day is a celebration of love and commitment, a momentous occasion that deserves to be preserved in all its glory. While photographs freeze still frames of the day, a wedding video brings the moments to life, allowing you to relive the magic for years to come. In this blog, we’ll explore the key elements that make a Minneapolis wedding video truly unique and unforgettable.

Candid Moments

One of the most cherished aspects of any wedding video is the inclusion of candid moments. These are the unscripted, spontaneous instances that capture the raw emotions of the day. From the nervous laughter before the ceremony to the tears of joy during the toasts, candid moments provide a genuine and authentic glimpse into the personalities and emotions of the couple and their loved ones.

Think of those once-in-a-lifetime memories that happen on your wedding day not only between the couple but each lifelong relationship you have, from your bridesmaids to your grandparents, and yes, your parents, too. Preserving those candid moments is priceless. Think of your kids watching your wedding video in 20 years, they will see glimpses and experience relationships from your life long before them.

First Looks

The “first look” is a magical and intimate moment when the couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. This can happen before the ceremony or during, and it often results in a cascade of genuine emotions. Not only from the newlyweds but we can even capture those tears from your parents or a bridesmaid.

Including the first look in your wedding video allows you to relive the anticipation, surprise, and overwhelming joy that come with this special moment. You may also want first looks with your family and wedding party included in your video. Think of when you are rewatching your video five years after your wedding and you hear the sound of your voice as if you were holding back excitement from this long-awaited moment.

Ceremony Kiss

The ceremony kiss is the iconic moment that seals the commitment and marks the beginning of a lifetime together. This footage encapsulates the essence of the ceremony and serves as a timeless reminder of the love shared on that special day. 

Ceremony Moments

Beyond the kiss, the entire wedding ceremony is a tapestry of emotions and traditions that should be woven into your video. Include key moments such as the exchange of rings, the vows, and any special rituals or cultural elements that make your ceremony unique. By showcasing these moments, your wedding video becomes a comprehensive and sentimental record of the commitment you’ve made to each other.

Grand Entrances

The grand entrance is the couple’s first appearance as newlyweds, and it sets the tone for the rest of the celebration. Whether it’s a glamorous walk down a grand staircase, a lively dance entrance, or a romantic stroll through a garden, capturing this moment in your wedding video adds a touch of grandeur and excitement to your visual narrative. It allows you to remember the very first time you and your spouse were announced as a married couple.

First Dance

The first dance is a moment of pure romance and intimacy. Whether it’s a choreographed routine or a simple sway to a meaningful song, including this in your wedding video captures the couple’s unique connection and the joy shared during this heartfelt dance. The twirls, the laughter, and the tender glances all contribute to a beautiful scene that adds a touch of magic to your wedding film.

Check out Ashley + Matt’s Wedding Day at The Historic Concord Exchange in South St Paul, MN shot by Sam S. 

Here at Complete Weddings + Event Minneapolis, we welcome newlyweds back into the studio to share a glass of bubbly and watch their wedding video in the theater room. This is such an amazing moment that we cherish that we get to be a part of. We always have a box of tissues nearby as the tears start to fall.

Ashley S. got married in April of 2022 and shared her favorite part about seeing her wedding video: “You get to see all of the parts of your wedding day that you didn’t get to be a part of, like your bridal party walking down the aisle and the grand entrance.”

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event. A thoughtfully crafted wedding video allows you to relive the joy, emotion, and love that filled the air. By incorporating candid moments, first looks, grand entrances, the ceremony kiss, and other ceremony highlights, you can create a cinematic masterpiece that will be treasured for generations to come. So, invest in a skilled videographer, communicate your vision, and let the magic of your wedding day unfold on screen when you book us for your Minneapolis wedding video.

Wedding videography isn’t the number one wedding biggest regret not because couples didn’t get something they wanted. But because the day goes so fast that it becomes a blur. having a wedding video means to have the opportunity to relive the day.

Complete Weddings + Events – Wedding Videographers in Minneapolis

Complete Weddings + Events videographers capture every moment, crafting quality wedding films that encapsulate your special day. With meticulous attention and a storytelling passion, our team transforms raw footage into a cinematic masterpiece for everlasting memories. Trust us to bring your wedding vision to life on screen.

Contact us to learn more about our wedding videography services in Minneapolis, and to begin creating a package for your big day! Don’t forget to visit our blog page for more wedding tips and inspiration.

Author: Ari R.

Complete Weddings + Events, Minneapolis’ leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, day-of coordination,  DJ services & photo booth rental.

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