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!

8 Reasons to Have a Winter Wedding

It’s no secret that spring and summer weddings are all the rage, especially here in Orange County. However, we think winter weddings have long been overlooked by brides. If you’re in the process of setting your wedding date (or dreaming about a potential one), read these 8 reasons why winter is the perfect time to say “I do”.

 

  • The decor is to-die-for

 

Who doesn’t love frosted pinecones, twinkling lights, and mistletoe? While having a winter wedding doesn’t mean you have to incorporate festive Christmas decor, nothing says romance like decor from the most romantic holiday of the year (sorry, Valentine’s Day!). Not into the reds and greens? No worries. Winter color palettes include everything from crisp whites and creams to beautiful shades of blue and rich purple. Winter is a versatile season and is perfect for any style of wedding you may want.

 

  • Escape to a tropical destination for your honeymoon

 

While Southern California may not get cold, nights can certainly dip into cooler temperatures. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll probably end up missing the warmth and sunshine that summer brings. With a winter wedding, you can escape the cool temps and head to the Caribbean for a tropical honeymoon. Just make sure you book early, before everyone else gets the same idea.

 

  • Wedding dress options are endless

 

Saying “I do” in the winter means more wedding dress options to choose from. Long-sleeves are practically impossible in the summer heat, but winter is the perfect time to have fun with lacy sleeves and intricate designs. But if you prefer a sleeveless or strapless look, the warmer California temperatures of winter allow brides to still look beautiful in any gown they choose without freezing!

 

  • Can you say romance?

 

Maybe we’ve watched too many Hallmark Christmas movies throughout the years, but there is something incredibly romantic about winter; whether it’s being warmed by the crackling fireplace, the cozy clothing, or the festive decor. While we might not get snow here in Orange County, the holiday season is still full of high spirits and romantic events, and is the perfect time to commit to a life full of love with your significant other.

 

  • More money in your pocket

 

Fortunately, at Life Event Films, our pricing stays consistent year-round, although the same can’t be said for many wedding vendors. While we adore summer weddings, the majority of brides do too. Nearly every wedding amenity and vendor prices skyrocket in the warmer spring and summer months due to high demand. Winter allows for less competition for the best venues, florists, DJs, and caterers which also translates into more affordable prices. By having a winter wedding, you can skip out on the high price tags and spend more of your wedding budget (and time!) on special details or a longer honeymoon.

  • Less competition means more availability

With fewer weddings occurring in the winter months, the photographer you’ve had your eye on and the venue you’ve dreamed about for years will more likely be available for your wedding date. And with fewer weddings to attend, your guests will have more availability, too!

 

  • Shorter days mean an earlier sunset

 

With the sun setting earlier during the winter months, you and your partner will have time to take stunning sunset photos after the ceremony. While summer weddings often mean the bride and groom have to wait hours to get those sought-after “magic hour” sunset shots, a winter wedding allows you to have a reasonably timed ceremony while still getting those ideal images. This also allows more time to party with your guests after the sun goes down!

 

  • Guests will likely already have time off

 

Depending on the date you set your big day for, its very possible for your guests to already have that time off from work. Most employers understand that holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s require more time off and vacation days, so many of the people on your guest list will likely be available to attend. Just remember to be mindful of important family traditions your guests may have on these holidays. While Christmas can be hit or miss with guests traveling out of town or state, it is widely recognized that New Year’s Eve is the perfect holiday to have a wedding!

We don’t blame you for wanting to plan a spring or summer wedding, but with these 8 helpful benefits, we think winter weddings are too great to overlook. For more help planning your future wedding, take a look at our blog post, The Ideal Wedding Planning Timeline. And for a fun and memorable option for your wedding, check out our Slow Mo Booth!  For any questions you have about our renowned wedding videography services, contact us today!