7 Wedding Videography Trends

Wedding videos are no longer bland 4-hour actual day videos with blurry images and cheesy music. Modern videographers are much more skilled then that. With so many portfolios to view, picking the right person to recreate your “happily ever after” story is no easy feat. That’s why we selected a sample of 7 popular video styles and techniques for you to enjoy. Please sit back and let your creativity flow!

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#1 ‘Non-Traditional’ Moments

The traditional wedding video focuses on the bride and groom as they take the next big step in their relationship. While the day is about you, without the love and support of their family and friends, your big day wouldn’t be possible. Mark and Pearlly’s videographer chose to add clips showing their family and guests throughout the day. Seeing the shots of their smiling relatives, especially their nephews, is bound to make you smile. Just imagine seeing everyone’s smiling faces as they celebrate your happy day on the eve of your golden anniversary. This is when you will truly appreciate including such footage in your own wedding video!

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Feat. Mark + Pearlly (One Button Films)

#2 Voiceovers and Interviews Segments

Editing techniques have certainly come a long way. You can opt to have recordings of your loved ones used as voiceovers for certain parts of the video or simply showing them talking in front of the camera in-between each scene. Their heartfelt messages are certainly things that will never fail to leave you teary-eyed at the end of the day. By including the interviews with Pei Yein’s siblings and mother, Kevin and Pei Yein’s videographer was able to create a heart-warming video. You can certainly adapt this idea to create a unique two video collection containing messages from both your families. They will be the few mementos you’d want to re-watch together for years to come.

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Feat. Kevin + Pei Yein (Lovorth Weddings)

#3 Attention Grabbing Introductions

You don’t have to start off your video with the morning preparations anymore. Couples can choose to have their favourite clip at the very beginning with a voiceover playing in the background – usually one of the spouses saying their vows or the masters of ceremony addressing the newlyweds. The usual opening scenes are the couple entering the getaway car or the couple giving a toast at the banquet. How about doing a fun prelude for your video like the one in Eric and Shana’s video instead? Their water battle supposedly filmed a day before the wedding grabs your attention immediately and keeps you riveted until the end where it cuts to the actual wedding video.

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Feat. Eric + Shana (Lovorth Weddings)

>#4 Aerial Shots

Aerial shots are usually filmed using cameras attached to a drone (a flying robot). Most couples would request for romantic shots filmed from above, but Oliver and Weiyen requested something different – a race sequence! The heart pumping music and crazy lights later fade away in a dream-like manner as Oliver wakes up after receiving a phone call from Weiyen. The scene then changes to him opening his cupboard, which marks the start of their wedding video. But that’s not the only time segment that has aerial shots! You can see more examples of aerial shots in the later in the video and be inspired.

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Feat. Oliver + Weiyen (Unique Weddings)

#5 Stop Motion

A typical stop motion save the date video will have pictures, captions, music and some sound effects, but hardly any talking. The interesting thing about Joel and Xinhui’s pre-wedding video is they have chosen to blend both stop motion with moving film clips to create a fun and dynamic video. This strategy helped them skip through the second part – the retelling of their blossoming relationship – so the couple could proceed to the re-enactment of their proposal before their audience loses interest. Thus, after watching their video, you can’t help feeling it was short and sweet. You should definitely consider mixing these two mediums to create your own quirky save the date video.

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Feat. Joel + Xinhui (Renatus)

#6 Wedding Animation

Do you enjoy watching animated films? Here’s a chance to star in one! You can see yourselves turned into cute cartoon characters just like Aaron and Meiyue. Their video starts with their student days in NTU and showed how their relationship grew from there. It ends with their actual photos taken after the proposal being flashed on screen. The amazing thing is that their narrator had a very minor role throughout the video, as it was the couple themselves who moved the story along by recounting their thoughts and feelings at each key moment. Their inside jokes and teasing made the entire story even more memorable for their friends and family. Wouldn’t it be fun to see your friends and relatives nodding and laughing too?

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Feat. Aaron + Meiyue (Mojo Ideas)

#7 3D Montage

Your videographer can make your photos 3D in many ways. Sometimes it’s done by juxtaposing your cropped images against a background or having the frame surrounding your pop out from the background. Simon and Iris’ they have a mix of cropped out images and photos in frames throughout their video. Their videographer even included animations to like young Simon in his judogi kicking down a wall of bricks before that photo transformed into one of him showing off his medals and trophies. Such a montage with all the pop up effects and moving photos will be much more entertaining for your guests to watch than the traditional 2D version.

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Feat. Simon + Iris (Light House Studios)

Honourable Mention – #8 Mix Video Clips with Still Images

We couldn’t find a similar example of this video from a local videographer, so we had to show one uploaded on Vimeo by a videographer named Andrew Barron, hence it is an honourable mention in our list. This lovely video weaves the actual day photographs with footage filmed during the ceremony to create something that is a cross between a wedding montage and a highlight reel. Greg and Andria’s videographer used photos to show what happened on that day and only added moving clips for certain key moments. This mix of still and moving images helps stagger the pace so the video didn’t feel too long even though they recorded most of their solemnizer’s speech. This style would certainly be interesting to adapt provided you can find a videographer willing to take on your project.

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Feat. Greg and Andria (Andrew Barron Vimeo)

We hope you feel more inspired after watching the wedding videos that made it to our short list. There is no right or wrong when it comes to your wedding video, so you simply have to focus on a particular style or technique that would do your love story justice. After all, the way you retell your story is a reflection of your couple’s personality.

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