There is one question that most couples think of during the process of working with a wedding videographer, and that’s ”Can we pick the songs for our wedding video?”.
We completely understand the concerns of wanting the best songs that fit your wedding video, your style, or maybe just a song that you both absolutely love and that is a great reason to ask, we want you to have something that you LOVE without feeling like you’re missing out.
For our couples and our brand here’s our answer: We are a brand that brings the vision of your wedding video to life, getting to know more about what you love allows us to better understand the mood/feel of your wedding day and we get to translate that feeling through music that supports every part of your wedding day. There is so much more than just a song and we’ll break that down in this blog.
Have you noticed that after listening to a song you feel slightly different? either a feeling of joy, sadness, fear, anticipation, boredom, etc.. Well, every song is produced in what we call a ‘Musical Key‘ and these ‘Keys‘ are associated with different characteristics of emotion, check out Emily & Nick’s wedding film and feel how the song fits their day:
Videographer – Two Arrow Films
Photography – Nikki Moore Photography
Venue – Tara, Palmetto Bluff SC
Wedding Coordinator – Tara, Palmetto Bluff SC
Florist – Jardiniere Events
Cake – Minette Rushing
Band – Atlanta Rhythm and Groove
Hair – Oliver and Tate
Makeup – Oliver and Tate
Ceremony Strings – Emerald Empire Band
Rentals – Beach View
Cocktail Hour Singer – Nick Fleissner
Transportation – Tara, Palmetto Bluff SC
OK, If this doesn’t tell you how much research we do when looking for the perfect song, then keep reading because it gets so much deeper than this! (You’ve been warned haha!)
Each couple deserves a story to be told, a story that supports each moment from the difficulties that you had to go through to the joy of becoming husband and wife! These are all moments that we, as videographers spend a majority of our time searching for the perfect song in these moments. We know what it takes to move your film from a moment of awe as we are putting your first look with your grandmother together, into a moment of joy as he makes you laugh during your wedding day! We are so intentional with every moment of the day using ‘Musical Keys’ in relation to emotions and moments using a tool like this to help us understand and hopefully bring you into our world of why we are the best when it comes to choosing the right music for your film.
Every ‘Musical Key’ is associated with a feel or mood, for example, the ‘Key’ of ‘C’ generally brings a happy, fun feel to a song which we can place inside a film to support that happy feeling with a moment.
The ‘Musical Key’ of ‘Db’ evokes a feeling of awe that can support moments during a moving speech or during a first look. Looking at the chart below you can see how each ‘Musical Key’ brings forth an emotion. You might ask, how do you know the musical key of a song during your search?
Using a high quality licensing service like MUSICBED gives us the some of the best music to choose from with features like; searching by ‘Key’ or searching by ‘Mood’. They have a library curated for wedding videographers like us in mind.
I hope this gave you some insight on the amount of value we put in the music we choose for your wedding film, our couples trust that we can make every emotion of their film come to life with the music we choose as we take full control in crafting their film.
Go back and listen to the songs within our couples films and find those moments that make you feel different and know what we have been intentional in placing them in each film to bring every viewer into the day of our couples but most importantly, to bring every couple back to the day the committed their lives to one another, their wedding day.
Planner: Crystal Britt www.southerngraces.com
Hair & Makeup: www.mayrivermadeup.com
Ceremony Music: Charles Wade Bales
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