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Six 2023 wedding trends that are a twist on traditional photography and videography
Weddings are one of the most special occasions in a couple's life, and capturing these moments through is essential to preserving memories that will last a lifetime. While traditional wedding photography and videography are beautiful, there are new unique ways to capture your wedding that will make it stand out. Here are some 2023 wedding trends that have been growing in popularity:
Photo booths have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for a good reason. Not only does it occupy guests while they wait for the reception to begin, it provides an opportunity for guests to take fun and candid photos without being nervous in front of a photographer. Not to mention, it gives the bride and groom an additional collection of photos from their special day and are easy to share so that guests can easily save them on their phone or upload to social media while they are celebrating.  Even better, you can customize the booth and booth accessories to match your wedding theme!
Video booths are another fun and interactive way for guests to enjoy your wedding day. They can leave personalized messages such as wedding congratulations, advice for the newlyweds, share a fun story, or give the bride and groom a warm welcome to the family. Just like the photo booth, a video booth can also be set up with props and backdrops that match the wedding theme, and the footage can be compiled into a fun and memorable part of your wedding video.
360 Photo Booth Although this can be a pricier option to a wedding, this trending photo booth features a camera that rotates around a platform where guests stand, pose, or dance. This produces a slow motion video, boomerang, or a regular video with the exceptional quality that makes it look like you just stepped off the red carpet event of your dreams, except it’s your wedding day! Easy to put on social media and perfect for capturing fun moments with the bridal party, groomsmen, and bride and groom with guests.
Live stream weddings are a thoughtful alternative to including loved ones who are unable to attend the wedding in person. This can include family and friends who live far away, those who are unable to travel due to health reasons, or those who have other obligations that prevent them from attending. Live streaming is also budget friendly, allowing unlimited guests without having to pay for extra plates. This also means that you can have the destination wedding of your dreams without sacrificing the attendance of loved ones who can join you but may not be able to travel.
Drone Videography is a great way to capture the entire scene of your wedding venue, especially for outdoor and destination weddings. Drone wedding videography provides a unique perspective with aerial shots of the venue, ceremony, and reception. They also create beautiful cinematic shots that are perfect for wedding videos.
Interviews are one of growing ways to cinematize personal stories and sentiments from family and friends. These interviews can be conducted throughout the wedding day, and can include the bride and groom's parents, grandparents, and other loved ones. The interview questions can then be edited into a touching and emotional music video, documentary, or cinematic style video that can be cherished for years to come.
With these unique and innovative ways to capture the special moments on your wedding day, you and your guests will surely have a day to remember and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Make sure to check out what Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa has to offer for your big day, including capabilities, packages, spaces and more by visiting our wedding page, or by calling us at 815.777.5000 to arrange a meeting with one of our bridal experts.
- Your Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa Wedding Team