When choosing your wedding vendors for your very special day, there are so many different decisions to consider. You may look at reviews, ask your planner or venue director, or talk to your family and friends. As a #WeddingProTip, we always tell our couples to ask your wedding vendors who they’ve worked with in the past, and who they have a good relationship within the industry. Having a longstanding vendor relationship amongst your wedding professionals makes for an even smoother, stress-free day. We like to equate it to a sports team that has practiced together in the past and are already excited and motivated for the big game ahead.
Philadelphia Wedding Vendors: Morby Photography and BVTLive!
Being a professional Wedding Entertainment company in Philadelphia that has been servicing luxury weddings for over 30 years, we are fortunate to have many industry colleagues we can call friends. This brings us to Morby Photography, a Philadelphia and tri-state area wedding-based photography company known for their creative approach, dramatic lighting, and their breathtaking imagery.
BVTLive! and Morby Photography both believe that your photography and entertainment experience on your wedding day go hand in hand. They are perhaps your most important wedding professionals next to your venue, and the ones you should allocate your budget towards. The way the right entertainment company can liven the dance floor, and the right photographer can capture those special moments is unparalleled.
Contact BVTLive! to book live music services, and we can discuss additional vendor recommendations that have had a positive experience working with our wedding bands.
How to Choose Your Wedding Vendors
So why does the vendor relationship matter? The collaboration of wedding musicians and photographers can make for some pretty epic wedding photos. Morby Photography has been in the Philadelphia wedding industry scene for over 15 years, just like BVTLive! Together, we have created beautiful music (and images!) together. Check out some of our favorite shared wedding reception photos below featuring our bands, DJs, couples, and just about anything else you can think of, all courtesy of Morby Photography:
Capturing Your Reception
So many important, special moments happen during your wedding reception: your first dance as newlyweds, your Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances, speeches and toasts, and of course the dance party that ensues once dinner is over! Your band or wedding DJ is responsible for the energy of the room and packing the dance floor. The reception houses some of our favorite shots, as well as the couple’s, in truly showing the joy of the day and the fun that the newlywed’s loved ones had celebrating.
Your entertainment, whether the band or DJ, is also the emcee for your day and responsible for the flow of events. Communication between all of your vendors, as well as the photographer is super important in capturing all of these once-in-a-lifetime moments. Can you imagine the band or DJ going on to do some of the formalities without making sure the photographer is in the room?? Believe us, we have heard horror stories, but rest assured, with a BVTLive! band or DJ, we ALWAYS make sure the photographer knows the timeline and is in the room ready to capture those moments before moving on to any significant portion of the evening.
Capturing Your Reception Lighting Enhancements
Production and lighting enhancements for weddings are taking the scene by storm. Long gone are the days of just an added photo booth; couples are looking to wow their guests and give them a picture-worthy, memorable moment. Having an experienced wedding photographer working with an experienced entertainment company is crucial in capturing these added enhancements on the dance floor and throughout your wedding day.
BVTLive! offers a standard band or DJ lighting package that includes a basic stage wash lights with every band or DJ booking. Some couples choose to enhance their evening with upgraded stage and dance floor lighting that can include intelligent dance floor lights, LED Rods, Marquee letters, and ceiling and wall designs. This package is customizable to each couple, so no lighting package is the same. This standard package can also include other production add-ons such as CO2 cannons, monograms, photo booths, and many more!
These lights go two ways with your team of vendors: “Cheap” or low-quality lighting can ruin your photographs with things like colored dots or strange colors all over your photos. Lighting enhancements that are done properly will significantly enhance your photos and make every one of the shots look even more amazing. Your wedding photographer also needs to be experienced on how these enhancements can change the energy of the dance floor, as well affects the lighting and distribution of imagery for the camera. When you allocate additional budget toward enhancements, you want them to be captured in your album! As you can see below, Morby captures these enhancements flawlessly.
Choose BVTLive! and Morby Photography for Your Wedding Day!
Having two experienced vendors who not only have worked with each other in the past, but love working together and are familiar with your other wedding professionals will create the ultimate cohesion for your special day. The marriage of the right entertainment, and the right photographer create everlasting memories not just on the dance floor, but for years to come as you look back on your wedding day photos.