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!!