Real brides’ opinions:
Celeste van der Merwe
There was a moment during the ceremony in which the pastor talked about a Bible verse that mentions the wind and just then a gust of wind blew through the church doors – you can’t capture that with photography. I would also have loved to see my parents’ faces during the ceremony; everything is a blur and you simply can’t take it all in. When taking photos of our bridal party, the Land Rover got stuck in a hole and to relive the groomsmen trying to get it out would’ve been funny. Having footage of the first dance and all our guests having a good time would also have been nice. You have photos that refresh your memory (and that’s fantastic), but videos literally take you back in time.
For me, the photos were enough. I wouldn’t have minded having the pastor’s sermon recorded although it was given to us in print.
Wouda Mc Micken
I’m very happy with our wedding photographs; it captured our relationship’s uniqueness and the photographer managed to make a very camera shy couple feel comfortable. There was a moment in the chapel where my husband had this exciting reaction upon hearing I’m close to entering that the photographers missed. Luckily, one of the guests had a 360º camera that captured it and I cherish that video with my whole heart. Before getting married you don’t actually comprehend how special the speeches are but now I desperately wish that we had a videographer or just someone to record it. Also, my father married us which was extremely special. There are photos where we are laughing embarrassingly. I know he said something really funny and most likely inappropriate, but we can’t remember, so having that on film would’ve been nice.