Super 8: Modern Nuptial Nostalgia From Cake and Lemonade

We’re always looking for holes in content here at Manolo for the Brides, and I just realized today that a search for videography produced zero results. We didn’t even have a category for it until just last weekend! Wedding videography is one of those things that people have strong opinions about, like whether charitable wedding favors are rude or wedding cake is a must-have.

This is due in part to the fact that many people can’t think of wedding videos without thinking of those grainy, badly lit VHS tapes from the 80s. But the fact is that today’s wedding videography can be lots of things, from slickly produced journalism-style wedding documentaries to old school Super 8 films with serious retro flair.

Cake and Lemonade is one of the companies working with Super 8 to produce bright, saturated (and, yes, grainy) videos that are mercifully short and sweet. And silent, though they do set their films to music after editing.

Present day nostalgia doesn’t come cheap, however. Packages start at $3,500 for a video much like the one above.

2 Responses to “Super 8: Modern Nuptial Nostalgia From Cake and Lemonade”

  1. Toni March 13, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    I view the video as less of something you do for yourself, and more for future generations, or you on the 20th wedding anniversary. Though, I keep telling myself that I’m eventually going to put the more fun clips (first dance, bits from the reception) on YouTube.

    Though, I’m a bit bitter because even though we paid $70 extra for one copy on DVD, we only received VHS. I called the videographer monthly for over a year, and was promised the DVD “right away” each time, and then offered excuses on the next call. I’m almost ashamed to admit that he finally wore me down and I gave up calling. I’m still pissed, though.

    I know that I can take the VHS to have it converted to DVD, but that seems like taking a digital photo, printing it, scanning it, and then having that as your final copy.

  2. Twistie March 13, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    It’s funny, but I almost never think of videography when I consider weddings. This despite the fact that there are at least three videos of my wedding to Mr. Twistie floating around out there. We didn’t hire anyone to do it, but there were multiple personal video cameras on the spot. I’ve watched one of them, but I must admit it almost never crosses my mind that it’s sitting there.