For the past few years a few people if I could do a wedding video or take wedding photos for them, but for some reason, it always fell through. In most cases, the couple ended up not getting married after all. Last year, around this time of the year, I was approached by a friend I’ve known since we were about 4-5 years old and she asked if I would do a video for her and her fiancé’s wedding the following year. Of course I said yes.
Last Saturday on October 11th, 2014 I was a nervous wreck since the day had finally come for my first ever wedding video shoot. I had spent some time researching other wedding videos online to get an idea of how to format the video when it came to editing and I think that really helped me in a way, but not all weddings are the same after all.
The weather on day of the wedding was beautiful… after a morning of rain. Thankfully the rain stopped and the area for the wedding (did I mention it was outside?) and reception (also outside) dried up so there was no problems with mud or wet ground. Everything went beautifully and as I filmed all my nervousness went away as I focused my attention and energy into filming.
I wasted no time in editing this video, even though the bride and groom left almost right away for their honeymoon and are currently still on it. I spent a few hours each day Sunday through Thursday editing. The process of editing was… different. I don’t think I’ve ever cried or smiled so many times while editing. I can’t say for sure that this will happen every time I edit a wedding video, but then again I am a very sensitive person. I think I was more emotional for this video because the bride and I grew up together and are sisters at heart and let’s face it, when your sister gets married you cry happy tears.
All in all, I could’ve have asked for a more perfect wedding to be my first wedding film experience nor would I have asked for a better one to film.