Maybe you've always dreamed of exchanging your vows in front of the Pyramids of Egypt, on an exotic beach, on the Great Wall of China, or maybe even on the Death Star, but between the passports, travel for the two of you plus family, accommodations, making sure you have permissions from the venues and any fees that come along with that, plus your officiant and photographer.... for too many, those dreams are out of reach. Or maybe you are just very non-traditional and want to add some pizzazz to your wedding album. Michelle is the perfect mix of playful and professional to help with your fantasy wedding. We have a full studio with Chroma Key (Green Screen) backdrop. We will set up the lighting and equipment and perform your planned ceremony on camera. Through post-production editing we will provide you with an HD video of you exchanging your vows anywhere you dream! Here is what your package includes:
Three Pre-Wedding Consultations ~ We will plan your wedding, make sure we can find (and legally use) the photo or video backdrop of your dreams. If we need to pay licensing fees, you will need to make those arrangements. We will make sure your custom vows match the theme that you've chosen and that the array is a great match. If you're going for something truly theatrical, then we will arrange proper attire and you will need to make arrangements for any necessary costume rentals in the appropriate sizing. We will also discuss the expectations for the studio so that you and your guests are aware and comfortable in the setting. Our last Consultation session will be a week before the ceremony to be sure that everything is just as it should be for a seamless ceremony.
Same-Day Set Up & Rehearsal ~ The day of your wedding we will open up the studio and make sure all of the lighting, microphones, cameras, and other equipment are just right. We will make sure everyone knows where to stand and just make sure we have it planned out for the space. If you have any props or decorations you wish to add to the foreground then that can be set up. Then we will do a quick run-through rehearsal to be sure everyone is comfortable and that we have the cameras in the proper position. Then we will break to get ready for your ceremony.
Custom Ceremony ~ We will will perform your custom ceremony in the studio in front of the green screen, just as we practiced in the rehearsal. You will need at a minimum your one witness if this is to be a legal union. The max that we could comfortably fit into the room would be 15. Guests would need to remember to sit very quietly as any noises or conversations would be picked up by the microphones/audio equipment. If you have "attendants" we can only fit one for each of you into a shot. If you must have others on camera then we would have to arrange for folks to step out of shot and them to enter into the space for the camera shot. Such things take extra time for the rehearsal, the shoot, and the editing and thus may incur additional charge. We will also take two still shots of your choice of poses to use behind your video's Intro and Extro.
License Session ~ After you exchange your vows we will make sure that your county paperwork for your marriage license is filled out to specification for that county so that you can be legally wed.
HD Copy of the Ceremony ~ Before anyone leaves, we will quickly review the raw footage to make sure that no files are corrupted. If we deem that any retakes are necessary, then we will reshoot what is needed. We will post your still shots and a title for you to share on social media within 24 hours (probably within one hour). We then have seven days to prepare and edit your custom wedding's video. We will send you your HD copy digitally via Drop Box or Google Drive (preferred). If you provide the disc and/or thumb drive, we will be sure you get a hard copy of your wedding's video. (Shipping charges may apply)
If this is a character wedding, you are responsible for any costuming for anyone in the video. You have the option of additional add-ins such as allowing your guests time front of the camera to express their wishes for your happy union, a musician's performance, a poem read by someone either off-camera or on. You also have the option to add in a Unity Ceremony. Because these all require extra time and work for the shooting and editing, there will be the additional studio charges for any requested add-ons. Please contact us to share your ideas and get a quote.