Karen & Chris Wedding: What Is Love

Karen & Chris Wedding: What Is Love

Love is a temporary madness. Maybe that is why a lot of songs, poems, and stories have been about being crazy in love. A true and great love can test your sanity that you’ll be driven to madness.

Love can fill you the warmth that even a flood of love can ever compare with. Love erupts like volcanoes and would then subsides.  And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. A decision that every person in this world would have to ultimately make.

As a wedding videographer, we know we have to work out whether your roots have entwined together, that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because that is what love is.

Love is not recklessness. It is not excitement. Love is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That’s just being in love, which any fool can do.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree, and not two.

Karen & Chris Wedding


How Deep Your Roots Are

As your wedding videographer, we make sure to capture how deep your roots have grown. As a wedding videographer, we know that as both of you walk down the aisle and towards each other, your roots are now starting to merge into one whole tree.

The bride and groom have different perspectives and approaches on getting ready on their wedding day. As a wedding videographer, we know that capturing moments of their “getting ready stage” demonstrates the difference between girls and boys.

As a wedding videographer, we already know that the bride and bridesmaids do so much preparation. While there is a tendency to think that the groom and groomsmen are less ceremonial, and therefore less photographable, it is not true. In fact, both the bride and groom have pre-ceremony rituals and are equally camera worthy.

It is also important to remember that these are all essential moments at the beginning of the groom’s wedding day which the bride will otherwise won’t see. We the wedding videographer, know that capturing the groom getting ready allows the bride and other audience to see how the groom’s day began. It’s also important to capture shots of his emotions during this crucial pre-wedding moment.


Everything Is Different


Here, we can hear the mother say, And then we sit on her bed, and look around. The empty walls suddenly we realize something. So we held each other and tears start to burst out. Karen told me, ‘Mom, it’s not the same anymore.’ Yes, Karen, the room is not the same anymore.

Chris, I wanna tell you it’s not the same anymore for us and for Karen because we’re so happy you’re joining in.”



We, the wedding videographer, know why it’s important to include video shots of the groom wearing a boutonniere. Wearing a boutonniere isn’t all about looking great. The tradition goes back in Medieval times and for a much different reason.

We know that men in the Medieval period weren’t businessmen, nor computer technicians – they were literally knights in shining armor. As a token of affection, females would give a knight something to wear in battles like a flower or scarf. With that gift, the knight obviously demonstrates he was being supported in battle by a lady who adored him.

Nowadays, groom and his groomsmen use this technique to signify their lies to the bride and bridal party.


The Parents

Chris says, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me. You’re the best parents I could possibly ask for.”

The parents are always there for their children; others would even say that no love could ever compare to a parent’s love. And no parent would ever want to miss their child’s wedding. It’s important for us the wedding videographer to capture not just the love of the bride and groom but the love of the parents as well.

As a wedding videographer know that the parents are one of the reasons why these people are now facing the altar and professing their love for each other.

The marriage officiant says, “Chris, do you promise to uphold these vows and take Karen to be your wife. I DO. Karen, do you promise to uphold these vows and take Chris as your husband? I DO.”


Before Wedding

Karen & Chris Wedding: What Is Love

Before the wedding march starts, we the wedding videographer know that we must already be focused on the bridal entrance. It is important to follow her as she walks down the aisle. We do this by holding a wide to medium shot of her.

We, as a wedding videographer, all know why it’s important to include video shots of a bride walking down the aisle. Walking down the aisle is a timeless tradition in most weddings around the world. The bride’s father plays a major role in the presentation of the bride to her groom. Before the wedding day, the female is known to be a property of her father. Thus, the transferring of “ownership” to the groom on the wedding day is indeed a legality.

We the wedding videographer knows this tradition of “giving away” signifies that the bride’s family no longer have control over her or possessions. Also, this means that her husband respectfully takes on the obligations and responsibilities which her father once boasted.


Greeting At The Altar

We, as a wedding videographer, know why it’s important to include video shots of bride and parents greeting the groom in front of the altar.

After the bride and father (or both parents) get to the altar, the parents greet the groom. Then, the groom and bride walk to the wedding officiant.

This scene is important because it demonstrates the parents of “giving away” the bride to the groom.


The Bride And Groom By The Altar

As a wedding videographer, we always make sure that we capture the moment that the bride and groom meet at the altar up to the time when they finally kiss. We know why it’s important to videotape the bride and groom by the altar.

Meanwhile, it is very crucial to videotape the bride and groom while doing their vows. As a wedding videographer, we always remember that we must stay in one place and keep the camera rolling. Get wide shots at first, then medium, and close-up shots. We slowly zoom in and make camera movements slight. It is important to let the people concentrate on the bride and groom, and not the camera movement.

Remember not to get close-ups of the officiant or wedding parties at this point. No moments or important expressions on the bride and groom’s face should be missed. After the couple are announced husband and wife, run to the end of the aisle to get a shot of them walking out.

Chris says, A few weeks ago, a friend asked me how did you know Karen was the one? Initially, I had a hard time articulating the answer because a lot of reasons came to mind and it was hard to wrap everything into one coherent thought. But a couple of days ago, when finishing my vows, I realized that a lot of it came into one simple idea: I love spending time with you.”

Karen says, “Throughout the years I’ve gone to know you and it’s changed who I am. You’re always my biggest supporter, when I have a success in life, I’m twice as happy because I know you’re there to celebrate with me. And when I face a low, you pull me out, you hold my hand and you take a walk with me outside. Without you, I would be lost.

I’m reminded of this quote daily, “we all meet people in our lives who raise our standards, they remind us of our essential purpose and they challenge us to be the best version of ourselves. That is who you are in my life. Someone who reminds me to be better than I was a day before, and if I were to simplify your essence, from the care you think through the challenges we face, to the way you treat others, it’s your thoughtfulness. I can’t thank you enough for always being so thoughtful of me. Thank you for being my best friend, supporter, inspiration and enjoying wine as much as I do. I can’t wait for the next chapter of our lives together. I love you.”

Chris narrates, “My favorite memories of the last five and a half years are the trips we’ve taken together: feeding the monkeys in Japan, getting late night food with you at Hong Kong, coming here to wine country. And when we are traveling, our time together is my most favorite part of the day. Even when you wake me up early, somehow it doesn’t make me angry. I didn’t think that was possible, and I’m still surprised when you wake me up at 7am on a Saturday, and I’m strangely okay with it. If anybody else in the world did that, I would flip out. The guys behind me could surely attest. But with you, I’m just happy to see you. You’re so smart, so kind, and so much fun. I never thought I’d be this lucky to be in love with somebody who I can bond with so well, I have so much respect for, somebody who I trust completely, I love you so much.”


Wedding Rings

As a wedding videographer, we know why it’s important to capture the moment of bride and groom wearing their wedding rings.

After the bride and groom have exchanged their vows, they would wear their wedding rings for the first time. Take close-up shots of their hands wearing the rings for each other.

As a wedding videographer, we know that capturing this moment is crucial because it symbolizes that they are bound to love each other for eternity. Rings have no beginning nor end. Therefore, wedding rings symbolize infinite love. It is eternal and endless.

Marriage officiant says, “And Chris now the moment that you’ve been waiting for, you may now kiss your beautiful bride.


Speech of the Maid of Honor and the Best Man

A friend of the bride and groom says, “I’m so grateful two of my dearest friends will be well cared for and love for life because you deserve every happiness. The love and partnership you share will give you many more relationship goals to come. Congratulations to Karen and Chris, we all love you so much. Cheers.”

The speech given by the best man and maid-of-honor is important because they tell an important story about the bride and groom. They are witnesses to the love shared by the couple. Also, the toast signifies that they wish the couple good health and a happy married life.


Father And Daughter Dance

Before the groom dances with the bride, the bride dances with her father for the last time. Capturing this moment is essential because it is their last dance after all. At this moment, it is important to capture the expressions and emotions of the father.


Bride and Groom’s First Dance

Karen & Chris Wedding: What Is Love

As a wedding videographer, we know why it’s important to capture the bride and groom’s first dance.

The first wedding dance is an essential element in wedding tradition. It is an opening of the next chapter of their lives. Also, the newly married couple opens the dancing.

It is important to capture this moment because the couple’s first dance signifies the celebratory aspect of the couple’s union. It serves as a joyful introduction to the husband and wife.