Tuesday, August 3, 2010

our wedding video!!!!!!

Ben, our wedding videographer, was the bomb...did I mention that already?  Anyway, he just sent over our wedding video and I HAD to share it!!  He used our "first dance" tune:  Sweet Pea by Amos Lee.





I want to share WHY I wanted a videographer so bad. It's a lil story, so just sit tight if you are interested:

My mom and I were visiting my very sick great uncle and aunt at their home in El Paso around 14 years ago (maybe longer? maybe not??) I remember this incredible VHS they shared with us...it made me and my mom SOB. It was converted from 8mm film to VHS and it was their wedding - back in 1947...the bride was all decked out...there were tons of people outside at the church steps waving the happy couple into their fancy get-away car. The entire clip maybe lasted less than a minute. BUT. My grandparents were in it...so young in their early 20's...in their beautiful stylish 40's attire... smiling... breathing... youthful... joyful. This incredible glimpse gave life to my Grandfather, as he passed long before I was ever born. Not to mention, it allowed me to see my Grammy as the woman she was before she was my grandmother, before her smile gave her wrinkles, before her silvery hair, before she got sick. It was such a precious gift to see. I wish I had that little clip.

I was hesitant to hire a videographer...it was an expense (but it wasn't expensive in the grand scheme of things.) I'd heard people give opinions for both sides: some said is the was the best money they spent at their wedding, some said it was a waste. Yet, I wanted to captured our movement, the progression of our smiles, the heartiness of our actual laughter. In 10 short years we won't look the same, our family members won't look the same...and this was such a beautiful day to film. Think about hiring a videographer. I highly recommend ours!!

13 comments:

  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! it's so freaking awesome! what an amazing keepsake. LOVE it!

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  2. oh my god - all i can say is smiles and hi-fives! there is so much joy coming out of this video i can only imagine what it must have felt like to be there. the video is a treasure i'm sure your children's children will also adore

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  3. This is such a treasure. And you certainly have my wheels a turnin' now!

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  4. Oh I love it! All signs seem to be pointing to a videographer...

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  5. Just saw this on Facebook. You look radiant (and so very happy).

    I agree w/ you. My wedding advice to brides-to-be is this: Hire an awesome photographer and videographer...pick a dress that makes you feel fabulous...and don't worry too much about the rest. :)

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  6. i love it!!!!! so so so beautiful, i love all the smiles and laughter and chaos that he caught... I didn't think I was going to hire a videographer, but I think I 'll have to reconsider!!

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  7. Makes me feel like I was there! A video in the hands of someone talented is a wonderful thing.

    What an irreplaceable keepsake that is.

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  8. I'm SO jealous and you were so smart to get a videographer to capture the moment. I am so pissed at myself still for not having one.

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  9. Beautiful video, Jes! The videographer really captured the joy of the day.

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  10. Ah jes, that totally got me teary and you both look so so so happy to be getting married to each other!

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  11. again. I totally had to wait to watch this. It's so gorgeous! I love all the high fives! which were in your hands ceremony too. did I say gorgeous yet?
    we really did want a super 8 but it never happened. I'm so glad you made it happen.

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