Remixing home videos with music is a popular trend that has made its way into the wedding industry turning ‘traditional’ wedding videography into a unique and fun new direction.
Marryokes (a play on “marriage” and “karaoke”) is a wedding videography company with a twist. Increasing in popularity, Marryokes’ Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” video capturing Paul and Clodagh’s Ireland wedding went viral with almost 1 million hits on YouTube. While they do film traditional full day videos, their passion is marryokes – music videos filmed throughout the wedding day. Couples can pick any song they desire and Marryokes will capture the whole story from the major parts to the tiny details that may pass you by on the big day. Based near Belfast, Northern Ireland the Husband and Wife team behind Marryokes travels all over the world to bring their style of wedding videography to you.
Tell us a bit about yourself? Do you consider yourself a geek?
We’re a husband (Billy) and wife (Katie) team – we’ve been married for almost 7 years. Billy is from Charlotte NC and Katie is from Northern Ireland (UK) where we now live (although we do travel all over the world with Marryokes). We (Billy/xdeathcarrotx and Katie/bonniepirate) are both gamers and self proclaimed geeks. Although an addition to the Marryokes family (about a year ago, in the form of our gorgeous son Toby) has reduced the hours spent we spend on the Xbox, we still enjoy pwning n00bs in Halo orGears of War on occasion! We love gadgets and it’s fair to say we’re total Apple Fanboys/girls.
How did you get into wedding videography and where did the idea of Marryokes come from? Marryokes was born when we decided to film a ‘wedding music video‘, in secret, at our friend’s wedding. The reaction was overwhelming with the video gaining 60,000 views in a matter of days. The demand was there and so, after a bit of time passed, we decided to pursue it together.
Any advice for couples looking for non-traditional wedding videography?
Think about how you want to remember your day. Our particular style lets you look back and see just how much fun you and your guests had. If you’re going the marryoke route we really advise you think long and hard about the song you will choose – are you still going to love it in 5 years time.. 10 years time? Don’t just default to the big hit of the day (although of course it may well be the perfect song for you!)
Visit Marryokes website for more information or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org so that they can make your special day even better. Be sure to also look them up on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, Youtube and Pinterest!