You’ve heard it a million times in the real estate world; the three most important considerations when looking for a new home are, 1) Location 2) Location and 3) Location. The same criteria may indeed apply as the ideal wedding or event venue is being considered. As filmmakers, we consider the location just as important as the actors and the production crew.
We have a lot of fun producing wedding videos, especially during the very busy “wedding season” here in Southern California. (although a very good argument could be made that it’s always “wedding season” here due to the great weather we enjoy.)
A side benefit to this is having the opportunity to visit a wide variety of venues throughout the Southland that we might not otherwise have the occasion to see. There are so many lavishly landscaped and beautifully manicured locations that offer wonderful backdrops to the ceremony and reception.
One venue that we frequent, however, is the Disneyland Hotel and it’s environs. The beautiful grounds, varied landscaping, and sheer historical impact on Anaheim and indeed, Southern California, make the hotel a fascinating location to visit.
For those interested in a thoroughly enjoyable and impeccably documented read on the subject, I highly recommend Don Ballard’s “Disneyland Hotel; The Early Years“. This book represents a “labor of love” on the part of the author and the care and research that he poured into this project are clearly evident throughout. For an overview of the work, as well as a visually rich site full of great photos, facts and trivia visit his website. The author also maintains a blog which features more great background on the hotel, as well as updated information on the history and lore of the Southern California landmark.
Now that we’re heading into the latter portion of the year and much of the “wedding season” is completed for 2008, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our Brides and Grooms for a fabulous year. Carolwood Productions has enjoyed a wonderful past 12 months serving our wedding clients.
One very satisfying aspect of our growth in this area is that it has come not only due to increased advertising, but also from referrals as well as direct visits to our main website. As mentioned elsewhere, we love our referral and repeat business. Those clients who choose to do repeat business with us gives us a great sense of satisfaction and deeper appreciation for people who tell others about our services, level of quality and dedication to customer satisfaction.
Have you ever played that game in grade school where one person tells another person a short story, and then the next person tells the next; until the story makes it’s way all the way through the classroom?
The funny results are that by the time the story reaches the end, it barely resembles the original version.
This can be an object lesson showing how time can change our memories of events over the years, let alone over the course of a single classroom session! The point is that part of the value of having your wedding videotaped by a professional is keeping the priceless memories that would be otherwise lost over time. We are not just talking about the beautiful cinematic visuals that are captured of the day, but the audio as well. The heartfelt vows, the minister’s personal stories, and all those great best wishes and “shout-outs” by your friends and family. The wedding day goes by in such a blur of fun and excitement, and these audio and video memories are irreplaceable.
There is simply no substitute for having a video record of your wedding day. Plus, there are those moments that the bride and groom would otherwise miss that happen in other parts of the venue. These can be captured for you and your family’s enjoyment when they are edited into a professionally produced, custom wedding day video.
Don’t miss the opportunity to capture the beauty and grace of your wedding day. We are always gratified when we receive great feedback from our couples saying how glad they are that they engagedCarolwood Productions, and how thankful they are of all of the memories that they now have to treasure.