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We asked Chané Greyling, co-owner, videographer and head of client services at 25 weddings, to share some of the secrets of her trade.
Tell us a little more about your company and the service that you offer…
We’re a wedding videography production company with a romantic, cinematic style. We are a husband and wife team. We each have our own style but they work well together. We also provide photography and DJ services under the 25 brand, bringing you the same quality and friendly service.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How long have you been working in the industry?
25 Weddings opened its doors back in 2013, however, Jacques (CEO and my husband) started out working as a freelance videographer for different video production companies before deciding to do his own thing.
What price range is your service?
Our prices range from R13500 to R27500. We also do custom packages to suit smaller budgets.
How many weddings do you estimate you have been involved in?
We’ve done round about 600 to 700 weddings, not including our own and those of families and friends which we’ve also filmed!
What is one of the challenges you face in your industry?
The market is extremely saturated. There are many “videography companies” out there that under charge and send out underqualified people to film a client’s most special day, then deliver a product that is not great. This gives all of us in the industry a bad name. It’s difficult when clients compare purely based on price.
What makes your service unique?
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service and a product that is worth every penny. We bring our enthusiastic, bubbly personalities to each wedding. We love what we do and I think that shows in our work.
Tell us about a wedding that you remember and why…
This one is tough! There are so many but I think the most memorable wedding for me is one we filmed back in 2017. I am actually getting goosebumps as I remember this. The bride had lost her father a few years prior. Her brother stood in to do the father of the bride speech. He ended off by say that he was not a very good stand-in for their dad, and then he invited his sister to do the father-daughter dance with him to the song Fathers & Daughters by Michael Bolton. There was not a dry eye in the house! I was balling my eyes out, even the DJ was crying and so was every other service provider and guest at the wedding. Both Jacques and I almost lost our dads a few years ago so I think this wedding really hit home.
What piece of advice would you most like to offer brides and grooms reading this?
Remember this is your most special day. You have put a lot of time, love and financial sacrifice into making your dream day a reality. Afterwards your videos and photos are what you have left. Photos capture the moments, but video captures the laughter and the action as it happens. Video captures the jokes that were told, the sound of the birds in the background, the vows, speeches and the natural moments that lead to the stills that get captured with photos. Video captures the living moments! I don’t think that video is a luxury. In my honest opinion, video is a necessity, just like photos, to have on your wedding day.
What is your service mission statement?
We live to be on the cutting edge of new technology and techniques. We strive to keep our clients happy and we never release a product that we are less than 100% satisfied with. We aim to under promise and over deliver. We continuously strive hard to become one of the leading wedding cinematographers, not only in South Africa, but also in the world.
Get in touch with 25 Weddings
http://25weddings.co.za/[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Book a venue that refers you to trusted suppliers as part of the service. Contact us at Hudson’s.
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