We are often asked, “Why do you film weddings?” Well, it is pretty simple. We love weddings. The whole thing. The wedding dresses, the suits, and ties, the flowers, the promises that are shared with friends, family and before God. We love the beautiful venues, the receptions speeches, and the celebrations. Yes, we love it all. I often leave a wedding tired and wore out but happily reminded of all the reasons I got married all those years ago.
Here is the rub, we didn’t have our wedding filmed. I have often wondered as we are filming an excited, nervous, giddy couple if Merriann and I were that way. Yes, we did have a photographer who did a great job capturing our wedding, and to this day we love these photos. But since we didn’t film we didn’t get to see if I was nervously biting my lip like I have been known to do over the years. Or since Merriann was late (Which is whole other story) the relief I had when I first saw her walk out on the sandy beaches of Maui in her wedding dress. But most importantly to me is with all the nervousness of the day I don’t remember my vows.
Those few short but important promises that I made to her and God of my undying love for her that would guide us through our marriage. Sadly all I remember is standing there wowed by her beauty on the beach with sand between my toes and thinking to myself don’t mess up the words. I was so focused on not messing up that I don’t remember what the words were and now I wish that we would have filmed our wedding.
So that is why we love filming weddings. I know that my clients will have the sights and sounds on their wedding day kept as a reminder of the start of their new chapter in life. That they never have to wonder what did I say? Did I see everyone there? What was my bride doing all morning or did the guys just sit around all day and drink beer (The answer is yes, they did by the way. ; ).
My clients will get to watch my work 5, 10, or 25 years down the road, and feel the love, joy, nervous, excitement all over again. It gets me pumped just writing these words.
We love filming weddings.