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Hello Future Brides and Grooms!

Samantha here! We made it to another weekend, and that means another edition of our “New Film Fridays!” Now, I know all of you aren’t midwesterners..but I’m taking this opportunity to welcome in November, the holiday season..and something I’m not so excited about..the cold weather.  Seems like it’s already time to turn the heat on! (If your a wuss like me).

I’ll tell you what I am excited about though…some of the new TRAILERS that Something New Media is coming out with!! Did you know you can get a next week trailer with any package?  Its a simple add on, and it’s the perfect sneak peak of your wedding when you just can’t handle the anticipation of waiting for the hi light!  Share it with family, friends, and each other and relive the moments you’ll never forget 🙂

Here are some of my favorite trailers–

Alyssa & Richard – Wedding Trailer at SilverLeaf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona // Something New Media from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Alyssa & Tyler’s Wedding Trailer at Hotel Indigo {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Lane & Rachael Wedding Trailer in Cave Creek {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Laura & Joel’s Wedding Trailer from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Allison and Jonathan’s Wedding Trailer at Chateau Ritz {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Kristie and Drew’s Wedding Trailer at Geneva National Resort {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Danielle & Vance’s Wedding Trailer in San Diego {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Happy weekend and as always…happy wedding planning!!

Sincerely,

Samantha Drake

Hello everyone! Welcome to another New Film Friday! I am so excited to share some of our newest films with you!

I have to confess to a little secret of mine… Lately life has been pretty hectic. Work, family, friends, not to mention the upcoming holiday season… and in order to find a little solitude in my day, I have been locking myself in my office for “meetings” and just watching wedding films for 20-30 minutes! I LOVE to watch a bride walk down the aisle to her eager groom or listen to an emotional toast. I love the parties and the dresses. I love the dance moves and the flowers… (I could really go on and on here) My hope for all of you, is that if you need a little break from the hustle and bustle, is that you can lock yourself away and lose yourself in the romance and joy that these weddings bring.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Vanessa & Jeremiah’s Wedding Film at Arizona Grand {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Elizabeth & John’s Wedding Film at Hyatt Lodge {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Alyssa & Tyler’s Wedding Trailer at Hotel Indigo {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Kristen & Ryan’s Wedding Film at Windmill Winery {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Sincerely,

Vivienne Davis

Our Favorite Bride & Groom Send-Offs!

Good Morning and Hello weekend!!

 

Ciao everyone!  As I was looking through some of my old time faves, and my new videos from our library; I thought..what makes these videos unique?  While we love to watch these couple begin their journey of marriage, sometimes it’s even cooler to say Ciao as the leave…and I thought would be the perfect way to introduce the next theme of our “New Film Friday Series..”

 

This week, I’ve gone through some of my FAVORITE bride and groom send offs.  I decided to include recessional send offs, to add some variety to our list of Brides who are just “too good at goodbyes!” (Sam Smith Ref ;))  Some couples chose petals, some chose bubbles, and others cruised away on a convertible…either way we hate to see you go…but we love to watch you leave!!

 

So let’s all say adios, hasta luego, au revoir, bon voyage, arrivederci, sayonara, shalom, adjo and GOODBYE to these couples as they walk away from their ceremonies, and into married life!! <3

Sheiva & Chad’s Wedding Film at Ashley Castle {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Kristi & Patrick’s Wedding Film at Geneva National Resort {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Angela & Andy’s Wedding Film at Turner Hall {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Honore & Tanner’s Wedding Film at The Wright House {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Sarah & Joseph’s Wedding Film at The Woman’s Club of Evanston {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Sincerely,

Samantha
Booking Specialist, Something New Media

First New Film Friday for October!

It’s that time again, New Film Friday! I apologize for last week’s break in new films.. I was enjoying the festivities of my best friend’s wedding as her maid of honor 🙂 It was one of the most magical experiences I have ever had! What a privilege and joy it was to have shared in such an amazing moment in the lives of two people so dearly in love. The excitement I felt with my dear friends on their wedding day only fuels the joy that I have in sharing our Something New Media newly weds with all of you! Cheers to the happy couples!

Tracy & Tyge’s Wedding Film at Artifact Events {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Kelly & Chadd’s Wedding Film at Geneva National {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Chelsea & Ben’s Wedding Film at Sedona Golf Resort from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Sincerely,

Vivienne

First Look on New Film Friday!

Hey Everyone!!

We finally made it to another Friday! Thank goodness…not only is it time for the weekend, but it’s also time to check out some more amazing videos from Something New Media! Duh 😉

This week, I decided to go with a theme I think all brides (and grooms) are excited about…The First LOOK!!  In my opinion, it’s one of the MOST important moments of the whole day, definitely a can’t miss for me!  This batch of grooms did it right.  From the elated surprised and excited expression Jonathan makes, to Michael’s “Oh Snaps!.  And who doesn’t smile when Trevor mouths “wow” and instantly goes in for the hug, and Dan’s sweet tears.  Watch these moments and you’re guaranteed to laugh, cry, smile and feel ALL the feels 😉

Allison and Jonathan’s Wedding at Chateau Ritz {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Monique & Michael’s Wedding Film at Venue at the Grove {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Allie & Trevor’s Wedding Film at the Arizona Biltmore {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Leah & Dana’s Wedding Film at L’Auerge de Sedona {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Enjoy, and until next weekend…Happy Wedding Planning!

 – Samantha Drake, Booking Specialist

Fair Weather Weddings

The first official day of fall is still technically a week away… However, pumpkin spice everything has reappeared on the scene and has me daydreaming of cooler weather! In honor of the beginning of fall and my own desire to escape the desert heat I have chosen to feature a few of my favorite fair-weather weddings this week 🙂 Even if you have already been granted with the colorful change of leaves or cloudy skies and early morning frost, join me as I fantasize about the season ahead!

Tori & Robert:

Tori & Robert’s Wedding Film at Indian Gardens Park {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Anna & Marco:

Anna & Marco’s Wedding Film at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club at the Clubhouse {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Sonia & Edward:

Sonia and Edward’s Wedding Film at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Sincerely,

Vivienne

Silly September Films!

Hey all!!

It’s Friday again, and that means another batch of wedding videos to start of the weekend!! This weekend, as the cooler weather starts to approach, I’ve picked some of my favorite funny films to warm up your souls with laughter.  As I began my search for the perfect films to show this weekend, a few came to mind that are hilariously unforgettable.  We’ve shot plenty of goofy couples over the past few years but these ones simply take the cake..and eat it too!!  So get ready for some knee-slapping, knock your socks off fun with our silliest September weddings 😉 !

Kaitlin and Tyler at SoHo63 –

Kaitlin & Tyler’s Wedding Film at SoHo63 {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Dan and Jen at Desert Botanical –

Dan & Jen’s Wedding at Desert Botanical Gardens {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Laura and Joel at Eagle Mountain Golf Club –

Laura and Joel’s Wedding Film at the Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona // Something New Media from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Emily and Mike at Salvage One

Emily & Mike’s Wedding Film at Salvage One {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Brigette and Blake at Lacuna Lofts

Bridget & Blake’s Wedding Film at Lacuna Artist Lofts {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Have a hysterical weekend!!

Sincerely,

Samantha Drake, Booking Specialist

New Film Friday: Good-bye Summer!

We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer’s wreckage. We will welcome summer’s ghost. -Henry Rollins

As we say good-bye to summer, I find myself nostalgic for all of the magic that the season seems to bring. In an effort to squeeze out the very last drops of summer, I want to share a few of my favorite weddings from this season! Enjoy!

Meredith & Lucas’s Wedding Film at River Roast {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Bailey & AJ’s Wedding Film at SoHo63 {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Eleanor & Beau’s Wedding Film at Los Abrigados {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Gaby & Jeff’s Wedding Film at Geneva National Resort {Something New Media} from Something New Media on Vimeo.

Cheers to the end of a lovely season!

Best,

Vivienne Davis

Robby & Sukriti’s Wedding at the J. W. Marriott Desert Ridge

We were very privileged to film and photograph this beautiful couple! They were smart. They were funny. They were sweet. Most importantly, they were in love. Their celebration of their wedding after their five-day affair in India took place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, and was completely out of this world.

Their party began with getting ready & spending time with their closest friends and companions. They progressed to taking advantage of Phoenix’s beautiful sunsets and spending some quality time together while the guests enjoyed themselves at cocktail hour.

The evening culminated in a fantastical celebration, filled with feasting and family, and hosted by a charismatic Emcee Shawn Kay, and prestigious DJ Harp from Chicago!

One thing’s for sure – Robby & Sukriti’s wedding is one for the books! Or at least the blog!


See their full gallery here!

Watch their wedding film here:

 

Credits:

HMUA – Makaij Beauty

Furniture – Classic Rentals

Drapery – Kool Rentals

Photobooth – Fun in a Flash

Emcee – Shawn Kay

DJ – DJ Harp

Dhol Players – Malinder Tooray

Wedding Planner – Shy Khan

The Perfect Toast

What reception would be complete without a toast or two?

Unless your prospective toasters (most often parents, best man & maid of honor) are professional speakers, or in sales of some kind, they may feel pretty nervous (or even extreme anxiety) at the prospect of having to stand before the entire reception and be on the mic. Alone. With all of the focus on them.

In addition to watching countless toasts at Something New (they’re my favorite part of the reception!), I myself have been the best man at three weddings, and have had to deliver the Best Man toast on at least a few occasions. Here’s my tips for a terrific and memorable speech!

Keep is Short

If the idea of speaking gives you anxiety, this point may not be for you, as you’ll want to keep it as short as possible right from the get-go! But for those of us with the gift of gab: hear my words! Keep it short! A great format to keep you on track is to think of this run-down:

  1. Compliment the couple. If you can work it in, compliment them each respectively as well as together.
  2. Tell a joke, a memorable story or anecdote. This should tie-in with the couple, the day, or the bride/groom. If appropriate, roast the groom a little bit, but keep it PG (never roast the bride).
  3. Wish them well and show your support of their marriage.

Ideally your toasts should be no more than 5 minutes. Three minutes is probably the perfect length for a toast. Don’t believe me? Try sitting still and not doing ANYTHING for 3 minutes. Feels longer than you thought, right?

Kaitlin & Tyler’s Wedding Film has some great toast examples! From Something New Media on Vimeo.

You Cannot Fail

An important concept to remember when giving a toast is that this is the ONE speaking engagement you’ll have where you simply cannot fail. Yes, it’s a formal setting, but no one has paid to attend the event (and certainly not to see you as a headliner), and the bosses of the day (the couple) have your back 100%.

If you feel anxiety, that is 1000% normal. But it’s very important to remember that everyone in the room, and I mean everyone, wants you to do well.


Maria & Stephen’s Wedding Film is a great way to demonstrate how toasts really complete a wedding film! From Something New Media on Vimeo.

DO NOT READ OFF OF A SCRIPT!

Ok, so I know I’m probably going against some conventional wisdom here when I say this, but DO NOT WRITE YOUR SPEECH VERBATIM (word for word). There are a couple key reasons why you should NOT do this:

  • There is a big temptation to make the speech multiple pages (very long… i.e. too long).
  • You sound different (translation = stiffer) when you read a script, and most people sound less sincere while reading than when speaking extemporaneously.

If the prospect of speaking without paper in front of you is a bit too much, I would suggest making a few cards with bullet points on them to help you keep track of where you are in the speech (which again, should be short!). This approach helps with the problem of anxiety while keeping a heartfelt cadence to the toast. It also helps keep your shorter!

So those are some quick thoughts on giving toasts. At the end of the day, no matter what, it’s important to have a great time and to remember everyone else is there to have a great time too. Then make sure to have fun and enjoy the rest of the reception!

Make sure your toasts are captured – get in touch with us about our collections by e-mailing booking@somethingnewmedia.com or by giving us a call at 602-730-0478!

Sincerely,

James Lee

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