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Posted in Blog, Wedding Video Fails Tagged body suspension, crazy weddings, dreams, extreme activites, locations, love, Marriage, nudist, outdoors, planning, proposals, romance, sea, space, star trek, strange, underwater, weddings, weird
Location is a massive element of your wedding and it has the potential to be the hardest. However, I think for most of us, we have always had an idea in our heads since the seed was first planted of where we’d like to make it official with our life-time partners.
Okay so, first thing’s first, choosing your location. You probably already have an idea of where you want to get married. Whether that is sticking with the traditional setting and getting hitched in a beautiful church. Or whether you’ve gone for a more quirky scenery by enhancing nature’s beauty by tying the knot in the branches of the trees.
Personally, that idea appeals to me. To choose a location and to be able to make it my own somehow. It doesn’t even have to be extravagant. Just whack some fairy lights round the area of the perimeter and you’re set for a homely, humble vibe.
As you might have read in one of my earlier blog posts, my dream wedding in my youth years was on a white beach aboard somewhere, with a handsome groom. However, things change as you grow and I no longer fancy a white beach wedding or a groom either. Now, I’m actually quite keen on the outdoorsy theme and the potential it has to offer.
My ideal wedding vision from my 18 year old self is definitely in the woods somewhere… So, that’s locations sorted!
Next, timing: I’ve always liked the look of subtle lighting in the outdoors at night… But I wouldn’t actually have the ceremony at night. I’d say around the time the sun starts to go down so that the suns rays are glimmering through the trees. Imagine the photo’s! And then once that part is over, we’d celebrate in the dark evening in the woods with the pretty lights and mystical atmosphere, with a bonfire, some live music and fireworks to top it all off! And then once everything has settled down, some stargazing would not go a miss! (I have a somewhat fascination for the skies). This little ‘time-out’ would allow me and my bride to unwind from the overwhelming day.
So, enough about me.
How open are you to new ideas? Because some people take their wedding locations to another level completely. Would you consider any of the following?
1. A Nudist Colony
I suppose it is a great way to save money on a dress, and what a great way to integrate into your spouses family…
3. A Star Trek Convention?
Think of how they could celebrate their anniversaries!
5. Zero Gravity
They weren’t kidding when he said ‘you take my breath away’. No wonder. You’re in space!
View more bizarre wedding ceremonies on the links below:
I don’t think any of those examples tickle my fancy. Although, I’ll take note of the nudist beach idea if the budget doesn’t quite cut it…
- Pros/Cons of the location
- Is it suitable for guests?
- And if you opt for an water-themed wedding, invest in a waterproof camera.
Thanks for reading.
Stay tuned for next week’s blog that could appeal to you!
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Posted in Blog, Traditional Wedding VIdeos, Wedding Video Fails Tagged 10 things i hate about you, bridesmaids, cute, films, love, love actually, mamma mia, my best friends wedding, netflix, pretty woman, romance, sex and the city, the wedding singer, wedding scenes, weddings
So, as a person who has grown up around television with my parents influences of Soap Drama’s, Emmerdale was a particular favourite in my household. For those of you who can relate to this, who can forget Matthew King’s big day, which, being a soap opera, had to have a dramatic yet convenient disruption, or others may say ‘death’.
Yet, I don’t think this has inspired my own wedding day to go along those events…. Instead, films are the real influences for weddings. They tend to capture the romance (in the end) by having one huge roller coaster journey through the up-coming events of the wedding, that challenges both groom and bride. But more than likely ends in joy and happiness as somebody comes to the rescue to make one spectacular wedding that make our hearts melt, causing floods of soppy tears and scrunched-up tissues all over the floor. (And then a feeling of despair with a pinch of pathetic sighs as we can’t believe we just cried our bodies dry over a film. Yet we’ll do it again the following week).
Here are some unforgettable wedding scenes from films that will spark recognition in your mind:
1. Love Actually
I don’t think there is anyone who can say they haven’t seen this or at least heard of it. It’s heart-warming ending is too amazing to forget. With a surprise like that, I can’t see why any of us should want our own big day to be like that.
2. BridesmaidsThis film may not be as lovey-dovey as our first example, but after all the tears of laughter, we can honestly wipe them away and root for the wedding finale. This film is a prime example of a roller-coaster journey through the eyes of the Maid of Honor, and how things can clash between the roles of bridesmaids.
3. Mamma Mia
I couldn’t not include a musical into this category, and Mamma Mia fits perfectly. With the distress of stress getting to the bride for admittedly, issues you probably won’t encounter in real life. It is one of those wedding films that with a good storyline and some musical numbers, the wedding comes together just in time for the set date. However, even then there is a twist. And who can fault a film with Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Julie Walters?
4. Sex and the City
This film gives various different takes of love. With plenty of ups and downs and crude but cute scenes. The two main characters who go through this all and even after all the pain love has thrown on them, they have their happy ending despite everything. But then again, the man involved is called ‘Big’… I suppose women do like their men tall and handsome.
5. My Best Friend’s WeddingA film that reflects upon normal life as two child-hood best friends make a pact that they’ll get married at a certain age if neither have found anyone else. This actually happens in real life! So many of my friends say stuff like this yet we all know it isn’t going to happen but in this film, it has the potential. This film shows how having your best friend contribute to your wedding isn’t always the best idea… But that’s just to make the film what it is. Of course you want your best friend there!
I didn’t even include the real classics that hold the key to activate our emotions… One liners from films such as: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Wedding Singer, Pretty Woman and so on.
I’m quite confident that you, yourselves have a list of films in your mind that have rekindled during this blog post.
So, my advise for when it comes to wedding inspiration? Buy yourself a membership on Netflix and watch countless streaming of love-filled films. (Or sign up for a free month, cram them all in and quickly delete. Not that I am suggesting anything unlawful…)
Thanks for reading. It’s been a pleasure to dive into a montage of love films to start my week of work.
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Posted in Blog, Music Wedding Video, Music Wedding Videos Tagged charisma, groom's speech, maid of honor's speech, Marriage, musical, parody songs, rap, speech, top tips, wedding speeches, weddings
I think most of us would dread the honour of stealing the limelight from the newly-weds for just a moment, by projecting your words into the love-filled air with all eager eyes glued on you. There is simply no escape.
Now, with that statement, you may possibly be feeling a certain tightness wrapped around your heart with tingling fingertips. And that’s just from the thought of it.
So, this blog post is to ‘find your voice’ with some tips and tricks from me, to you.
It seems obvious but you wouldn’t believe the amount of people who have the ‘wing-it’ attitude. And for a wedding, unless you have a voice like Morgan Freeman (as it is so ‘God-like), then I suggest you practice what you’re going to say. You can do this easily enough by reciting your speech during daily activities such as, washing-up, showering, or any other household chores.
Again, it may seem obvious to practice your speech before the real thing but, it’s a great way to monitor your progress. Make sure each time you are strengthening your voice to be loud and clear, and to keep a steady pace.
Not only are your words important, but your appearance/attitude is crucial too. By this, I mean eye contact, posture, and hand gestures. So lets start with eye contact; it is your key to success. You need confident, assertive power to register and connect with your audience and strong, not too heavy/wild eyed eye contact will do the trick. If you’re looking up above peoples heads or looking down at your feet, people are not going to be impressed. They’ll applaud for your timid efforts but not for your actual speech. Imagine if you were this bright, vibrant speaker engaging with every individual in the room because you are so comfortable in your own shoes. Now don’t just imagine; become it. Look into their eyes, not for too long but not for too short. Smile also. You’d be surprised by how easy it is to forget that during the actual speech.
Posture: like I just briefly mentioned, anybody watching you doesn’t want to have the view of your face-down head or a stiff body. It’ll probably just make the audience feel a little awkward. Keep your body up-straight and don’t slouch, but keep it loose. Avoid the statue-like pose at all costs. That may seem hard if you’re stuck between others at a table, but just be comfortable with yourself and you will give a comfortable vibe out to your piers.
You could even throw in some hand gestures in there too or other little body movements. Say if you made a joke or a little sly dig perhaps, then raise an eyebrow. Make your body liaison with your tone of voice and you’ve hit the jackpot.
3. Believe in Yourself:
If you’re not going to the ‘can do’ attitude then who will? For others to completely believe in you and your words, you need to believe in yourself first. Not everybody does, it’s easier to say than do and that even applies to me too. But my trick is to convince myself into thinking I’m invincible; that nothing can touch/effect my performance. I also imagine the scene I have played over and over in my head, where it goes so unbelievably perfect that it’s like it was out of a movie. My advice for this is to just keep telling yourself you can do it until you almost brainwash yourself.
So, those are my three main points that I believe are key to success. However, we all have our own ways of doing things etc so maybe this wasn’t for you. Although, these might be….
Speeches don’t have to be formal or so serious. Many people slot in jokes into their speech to break the ice and get a few laughs from the crowd. But, I have seen some speeches that are unforgettable.
Try our ‘Best Dad’s Speech Ever’. If you are simply not a confident speaker, then this will give you another option for a solution.
If you’re not much of a speaker, perhaps you could take a note out of this lady’s book and put your own creative twist on things. Use your imagination!
It’s always an advantage if you’re musical:
And so I am afraid that that is all I have time to say to you guys.
Just remember to be yourself, keep your head high and don’t imagine the guests in their underwear… Or do…
Whatever helps (not alcohol, that is a no go area until afterwards).
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Posted in Blog, Music Party Videos, Music Wedding Video, Music Wedding Videos, Traditional Wedding VIdeos Tagged daughter, equality, love, patience, politics, romance, same-sex marriage, wedding blog, weddings, youth
Hello everyone! I’m Bryony Williams. I am a new recruit to the MWV team and so I thought I’d compose my first blog post about my own, personal opinions and views on weddings, along with other dwindling ideas I may have while writing this.
So, first thing’s first, I think weddings are great! In fact, more than great! They symbolise two individuals undying love for each other, (plus, it’s a fantastic excuse to be center of attention and to have a romantic honeymoon away.) But lets have less of that from me, lets talk about every girls dream wedding. I’m talking about the one you created in your mind as a kid (hopefully you can relate/remember yours, because even I can’t fully-picture what I had somewhat imagined when I was younger.) But more importantly, I hope your childhood wedding dreams became reality because every woman and man deserve their big day to go as perfectly as they’d imagined.
Although, I don’t suppose you considered a music wedding video to be incorporated into your big day, did you? (Well, for those who have done so.) But hey, we change, all of us. We grow, we learn, we experience… But with that one special person who stands by your side as you do and vice versa. That is what makes them so special.
Currently, I can’t say I have that. I am 18 after all… So I have plenty of years ahead of me to get to this stage of my life. Most people can’t wait to meet the love of their life and to experience everything together, to share all those moments that we’ll never forget (or at least have our partners to remind us on special occasions/anniversaries.) However, I think I can. Yeah sure, I’d love to have someone close to my heart that IS my heart (too much?…) but it’s got to be with the right person and I’m quite content with waiting for the day I possibly bump into them at a bus stop or some other cliche scenario like that.
Though, me being me, (an organised ‘my way or no way at all’ kinda girl), then I can’t wait for the planning of a wedding. I’m still unsure if I, myself will get married. I suppose I’ll only know once I’m half way down the aisle! But what I love about weddings is the: decorations, the colour schemes, flower arrangements and the joyful atmosphere. Oh and to quickly slot in; photo-bombing (Google it if you have to, but even as a bride, I wouldn’t be able to resist a good old game of photo-bombing.
Oh! And another thing! The cake! How was that not the first on my list? Okay, so maybe I can’t actually note anything I dislike at weddings… Except, perhaps the one who takes full advantage of the free bar and ends up in a state that primarily embarrasses themselves (which is usually me… It’s a vicious cycle.)
However, the main issue I began to be educated on as I grew up was that same-sex marriage was illegal. Yes, ILLEGAL! And now as you might have guessed, that affects me. Although, to turn the gloomy tone around, it is now LEGAL! It is just bizarre to even think how one’s judgement/opinion gets to overrule another’s… Especially when it comes to love.
When it comes to love, you should feel giddy, happy, over the moon! Nothing else that captures even a hint of negativity. Anyway, this little blog is turning into some sort of political debate with myself so I shall move on from the subject.
But I guess what I am trying to portray is simply love.
It’s in each and every single one of us and no matter how macho you may be, or how hurt you could be through previous experiences, (quote: “And if you’re in love, then you are the lucky one, ’cause most of us are bitter over someone.” – Daughter (the band).
I genuinely believe that there is the perfect someone out there for everyone. It could be on your doorstep or half way across the globe, but who cares? It’s out there! Either wait for it to come to you (patience is a virtue), or go out there and get it! And if you have the chance to do that, then I am definitely giving you the go-ahead. Forget the “what if’s” and the “but’s”, because every obstacle is worth tackling if it means being with the one you love.
It might not be a fairy-tale ending, but you can sure make it your own fairy-tale wedding and your own story that is yours, no one else’s.
(Oh! And in case you were wondering, my childhood dream wedding was on a beach abroad, preferably Miami.)
Thank you for reading, I hope you don’t regret doing so.
All the best,
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