5 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Engaged

While it may not be as exciting as your “Big Day” (c’mon — what could be!), Valentine’s Day can be one of the most exciting days of the year for couples getting ready to walk down the aisle. It’s the perfect day to take a step back from wedding planning and remind yourselves of where and why it all began. While every future bride and groom have their preference on how this day should be spent, here are 5 ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this year if you’re planning on saying “I do”!

Recreate a special day

This could be tricky for couples who got engaged on vacation or at a big event, but if you’re able to, recreating the day you got engaged is the perfect way to remind yourself of the love you feel for your future spouse. Whether it’s a visit to the restaurant where you popped the question or a walk along the beach to your proposal spot, Valentine’s Day can be the perfect excuse for recreating that engagement magic. No, you don’t have to get down on one knee again (unless you want him to), but this is an easy and inexpensive Valentine’s Day date idea for couples who just want to pop some champagne and remember one of the most exciting days of their lives.

Choose a new Valentine’s Day tradition together

Will you be spending next Valentine’s Day as a married couple? If so, there is no time like the present to brainstorm the Valentine’s Day traditions that will stick with you for a lifetime. Whether your current Valentine’s Day traditions are getting old or you’re ready to finally decide on a new tradition together, let this year be the year where you and your partner start a sentimental tradition you can carry on throughout your entire lives. Some popular Valentine’s Day traditions among couples include exchanging handwritten cards, visiting the same restaurant each year, or trading store-bought sweets. There are no bad ideas when it comes to Valentine’s Day traditions, so if you and your partner can think of something more original and personal, it can easily become a special and romantic tradition you carry on for years.

Relax from wedding stress planning (couples massage)

Whether relaxing to you means getting a massage and a facial or going for a morning surf, take a day-long break from the stresses of wedding planning and do something you and your partner will love. Taking time away from planning your special day will allow you to clear your minds and spend some much needed one-on-one time with your future Mr. or Mrs. And above all, you deserve it! If the idea of a couples massage sounds appealing to you, check out some of the top places for couples massages in Orange County here.

Galentine’s Day

Is your wedding sooner rather than later? Celebrate V-day with your favorite girls instead! Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about your romantic relationship, it can be about celebrating your platonic relationships, too. Pop open the bubbly, put on your favorite rom com, and spend your last Valentine’s Day as a single lady with your best gals. Or, spend the night with a group reservation at a fancy restaurant. Whatever you end up doing, it’s guaranteed to be one of your favorite Valentine’s Days yet because your best friends will be by your side.

Get the whole family in on it

Do you love including your family throughout all of life’s major events? Invite them to take part in your V-Day plans! Use this time to show both sides of your family just how much the two of you care for and appreciate them. Valentine’s Day is an unexpectedly perfect time for your entire family to get together and indulge on chocolate, champagne, and romantic stories of how the couples in your family first met. This can also be the perfect day to host an engagement party among your family and close friends, but keep in mind, they might have Valentine’s Day traditions of their own that they don’t want to give up.
However you decide to spend this Valentine’s Day, let it be a day full of love, joy, and most importantly, a break from the stresses of wedding planning. After the celebrations, visit our blog to find out some special tricks and tips for planning the big day. And if you’re interested in hiring a dedicated crew to film every special moment throughout the day, give us a call to talk about our wedding videography services!

Why Every Family Needs A Legacy Video

The holidays are known as the time of year for gathering together and appreciating time as a family, but what if you could experience the joy of being together all year long? With a legacy video, you can watch some of your family’s most special moments throughout the entire year, all from the comfort of your home. If you’re still unsure if a legacy film is a valuable investment, continue reading to find out 5 reasons why a legacy video is the perfect investment for your family!


  • Tomorrow is not guaranteed.


With medical advancements and an overall longer life expectancy, it’s easy to feel like no matter what happens, we are promised a tomorrow. It can be all too easy to expect (and want) your family members to live long, healthy lives, but no matter the age, no one is guaranteed more time. Today is a great time to start planning to document and capture all of your family’s special moments, unique interactions, and heritage with a legacy video.


  • Don’t wait to appreciate family members until it’s too late.


Similarly, the amount of time you have left to spend with and learn from relatives is not guaranteed. It’s common to spend time thinking about the past and your family’s heritage after one has passed, but a legacy video encourages you to think about your family while all, or most, are still here. Your living family members have hours of stories to tell, most of which you’ve likely never heard. Having a legacy video filmed of your family sharing these special stories will allow you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of where you and your family members come from.


  • Every family has a unique story.


While you’ve likely heard stories of how your family came to be, do you know the details? Do you know the story of how your grandparents almost didn’t meet, or of the sacrifices your great uncle made to ensure a better future for your family? One thing we love about legacy videos are those certain details of a family’s heritage revealed through the words of a relative. Once the realization hits that a thousand different situations had to happen to allow you, your siblings, and your children to be standing here today, the story of your entire family becomes infinitely more significant.


  • It lasts forever.


Want to be able to tell your future kids the heartwarming stories of their heritage? With a legacy video, your family members’ unique stories and personalities will be captured on film forever. You no longer have to worry about preserving every detail of your family’s heritage on your own; with a legacy video, your entire family will come together to explain how the lineage came to be. Even if your family is spread out all over the world, having a legacy video will allow you to press play any time you’re missing that important family time.

  • A video shows what a picture can not.

Want to remember the sound of your grandfather’s hearty laugh or the look in your grandmother’s eyes? The most important details of your family members can quickly get lost behind the lens of a camera. A video allows you to preserve the memories of your family member’s unique mannerisms, voices, expressions, and personalities forever. A legacy video also helps you to remember your family’s dynamics through watching relatives interact on the screen. While family portraits are a great tangible keepsake to have, a legacy video can show so much more of your family’s distinctive personality.

At the end of the day, the most important part of life is who you share your time with. With busy schedules and seemingly unending responsibilities, it’s easy to get distracted from spending time with those who matter most: your loved ones. As we head into 2018, consider showing your family members how much you care for them and respect your heritage with a legacy video. Ask us about our legacy video services today!