Wedding Tips from your Videographer: Kickoffs and Sendoffs

Take it from your videographer, an amazing kickoff or sendoff can really frame your Love Story Film. But more importantly, it helps you kickstart your wedding day on the right foot, and ends it with a perfectly happy note, while bringing all of your guests together. Below are some of our favorite kickoffs and sendoffs from 2016.

Make your fiance breakfast

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Holy cow was this amazing. The morning of their wedding, Keon got up early and made Jesideh an entire breakfast, which was then hand-delivered to her by a groomsman, along with a sweet note from her husband-to-be. It smelled phenomenal, and highlighted how important food was to them as a couple. I wish I could start every morning with a breakfast like that.


Go for a ride

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The morning of their wedding day, Kirk opened his gift from Courtney, and was extremely excited to have gotten a motorcycle helmet. So excited, in fact, that he had to take a spin with it, in his tux, before heading to the church. Now that looked like fun.


Broom Jumping

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Jesideh and Keon clearly knew a thing or two about how to plan a wedding day, completely tailored to who they are as a couple, and to make sure everyone had an amazing time while celebrating. After the scrumptious breakfast and personal vows, the newlyweds followed tradition and jumped over a broom before an amazing night filling with more delicious food, nonstop dancing, and shooting stars.


Sword Arch Ceremony

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This past year we had our first destination and naval wedding in Annapolis, Maryland when Jon and Nikki got married, and we can’t wait to capture more. The Naval Academy was not only a stunning backdrop for a wedding, it also included the iconic sword arch ceremony to honor the newlyweds as they left the chapel.

Sparklers! Sparklers! Sparklers!

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2016 was a HUGE year for sparklers, and we had so much fun capturing our wedding couples running underneath the sparklers after a fun-filled reception. Pro-tip from our unparalleled friends at Bobbi Photo – always run through twice. It might seem silly, but how often do you get to run under hundreds of sparklers? Really? Just watch the hairspray!


If you’re getting married and are interested in having a wedding video that is tailored to you and your fiance, check out our wedding page, and contact us to start talking about telling your love story!