Wedding videography has come a very, very long way since I started at Here Comes The Guide more than a decade ago. Gone are the cheesy fades and posed scenes, garish lighting and Comic Sans fonts (I’m not joking, I’ve seen it!). More and more, we’re seeing real filmmaking in this specialized genre. Now, rather than either laughing at or snoring through a wedding video, I am often amazed at the power that true artists can convey in a few short minutes.
One true innovator in this field is Savadelis Films. Chuck and Jewel Savadelis have perfected the art of the cinematic style: they turn the story of your particular romance into a short film that you’ll adore. And imagine how great it would be to be able to share this kind of “wedding film” with your kids one day. I wish this kind of wedding film had been available when my husband and I got married. I think I actually would have spent money on videography if it had been.
One of my favorite videos of theirs is called “Memoirs of a Wedding”. Check it out. It gives me chills every single time. Jewel says: “This piece was filmed in the garden where scenes from “Memoirs of a Geisha” were shot. The most striking feature of this quiet garden is that something is always blooming. So, we took artistic license to make the wisteria bloom as the groom approached his bride. This one won the industry’s highest award, the WEVA Gold Creative Excellence Award, in 2006.”
I love companies who do truly groundbreaking, excellent work and Savadelis certainly does that each and every time.