A wedding can be about what ever the people getting married want it to be about. It’s about family, but it’s also about the people becoming a family. We film all sorts of weddings: Indian weddings with 1,000 people, big places, small places – it doesn’t matter how many people are there. There are lots of ways to include your family and friends in your wedding that doesn’t necessarily include a traditional wedding with hundreds of guests. One way you can include family members is through video.
What do we love most about elopement weddings?
With any wedding you have to think about what is most important TO YOU. If you just want to be married and you’re not in to the party, then that’s alright! You might not be someone who is really comfortable in a big group of people. You might feel too much pressure to follow suit of your friends, or maybe you don’t have the time on your hands to organize a big event. For your wedding it’s important to do what you want to do for the occasion, and there’s so many ways to go about it. For Karen and Tony, this meant a ceremony with just the two of them, the officiant, and our man Mat from CTM. If you’re invited to something like that, it’s a pretty amazing.
Where is a good place for a small intimate wedding?
This wedding took place at Rockwater Resort in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia. It was a beautiful location for an intimate wedding. We got a lot of really great shots with Karen and Tony out on the balcony. Find somewhere quiet and peaceful where you can appreciate the space and the openness of your surroundings.
How many people do you need filming at a wedding to get a great video?
For Karen and Tony, we just needed one. It was the right way to tell that story. For larger weddings, sometimes we have up to four cameras catching moments of not only the bride and groom, but everyone involved in the wedding that day. For an elopement, having more than one camera wouldn’t make sense. They wouldn’t be able to be themselves. For Karen and Tony, one camera person was perfect.
With elopement weddings we get an opportunity to really focus on the bride and groom. That’s all there is. If you want to have something intimate and private for your wedding, a great way to share the experience with your friends and family is through video. Photos alone don’t always do a wedding justice, especially in this environment. A video is tremendously important and it’s a way for all your friends and family to feel included and feel like they were also a part of a very intimate moment.