We Start Today: I Open at the Close

The title of this post is for my fellow Harry Potter fans out there. :)

Instead of starting at the very beginning, I’m going to start at the very end of our reception. Like Mrs. Turkey, Mrs. Coyote, and Mrs. Doe, I wanted to start with a little teaser video. BUT I want to tell the story of how we came to see this video for the first time.

So fast forward. It’s the very end of our reception. Our last song has ended and we’re hugging our closest friends around us. I’m thinking, “I am so ready to change out of my dress…” I was also thinking I was probably going to have to help encourage people that it was time to go home…our friends weren’t budging off that dance floor! During my thoughts and hugs goodbye, I suddenly hear my own voice. I look up and see myself reciting a line of my vows…I had this moment of confusion/terror thinking, “What the heck is happening!?”

Then it hit me. Our videographers surprised us with a freaking same-day-edit highlight video!

It was the absolute perfect way to end our wedding and it’s the perfect “preview” of our wedding day! I do have a longer highlight video that shows more of our day, but I’m going to save that one for later. :) Our videographers, Brian and Ryan from Blend Media Solutions, were so amazing. If you are a Southern California bride I can not recommend them enough. They were such a pleasure to work with AND they gave us such an amazing surprise at the end of our night!

Video by the amazing Blend Media Solutions

Jeff + Sharon 4.28.12 (same day edit) from Blend Media Solutions on Vimeo

Hope you enjoyed the teaser! Ready for more?? Next up I will start at the very beginning, our rehearsal!



Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
Holy Matri-pony: We Dance
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  1. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:12 pm

    You made me cry at work for the second day in a row!
    Castle, I’m so in love with your wedding video I want to marry it!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 2:21 pm

    Love ittttt!!

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    ilikeballet 277 posts, Helper bee @ 2:31 pm

    Totally cried!

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    Elm tree 519 posts, Busy bee @ 2:34 pm

    My non-cuddly buddies would make fun of me for this but I can’t help it. Awwwwww. It makes me so happy and tearful.

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    Miss Maid 87 posts, Worker bee @ 2:36 pm

    Love the video! Also, your wedding make up looks phenomenal! I love it!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:44 pm

    that is my favorite wedding video background song! this video is fantastic, and I love that they surprised you with a same-day edit. And you look amazing girl!

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    sarah, Guest @ 2:46 pm

    LOVE that song!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:48 pm

    So lovely, I can’t believe your videographers did this in one day!

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    Washington, Guest @ 3:12 pm

    @Miss Maid: I second this, your makeup looks great! Can you tell me what you’re wearing on your lips?

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    RoseTylerWannabee 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:30 pm

    Simply beautiful!

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 3:57 pm

    I love it!! I’m so excited for your recaps!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:17 pm

    Love this! So excited for Castle recaps!

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    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 5:07 pm

    I adore this video!! What a great surprise at the end of the night! And you looked simply stunning! :)

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    Mashiara 196 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:46 pm

    This is incredible! I am crying. If our video turns out half as good as this I’ll be happy!

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    steph01924 308 posts, Helper bee @ 5:56 pm

    That was beautiful! Totally made me tear up a bit. I love that song, too. The videographers did a great job and they had a beautiful scene to capture! Can’t wait to see the rest of the recaps.

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    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 5:58 pm

    Loved the post title. Loved the video even more!

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 6:14 pm

    Love it! I got all teary when you guys were reading your vows.. so beautiful. We are using “Home” for our SDE too! :)

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:16 pm

    First off, yay HP reference.

    Second, you made me cry so much with this post LOL. Thank you for sharing with us. So beautiful. I love your hair!! Congrats!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:51 pm

    Now I’m all teary eyed! How amazing to have this played at your reception. Now I’m super excited for your recaps!

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    coyote 1933 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:02 pm

    Love, love, love this!! How awesome is it that your videographers did a same day edit?! Amazing! Ahhh, I am so excited for your recaps now. 😀

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:35 pm

    yay for Harry Potter line! OMG Mrs Castle that video totally teared me up! It was well put together and I loved the song they chose! Oh my your vows! WOW! What a great surprise for the end of the night!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:40 pm

    Oh my god. Crying. I can’t believe your videographers whipped this up for you before your wedding was even over.. it’s simply amazing. And I just adore the link between Mr. C’s vows and your title. Swooning. <333

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:01 pm

    Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!
    @Washington: Ah I wish I remembered the color but I don’t. I do remember it was a long wear lipstick by loreal. My makeup artist said she had tried them all and that was the only one she liked.

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:28 pm

    Wow, this had me in tears! Your videographers are fantastic! I’ve never even heard of a same-day edit before!

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    Miss T-Rex 688 posts, Busy bee @ 9:32 pm

    I CRIED! Sooo beautiful! 😀

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    msjess204 18 posts, Newbee @ 5:13 am

    So beautiful! I’m so excited for your reaps Castle! :)

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    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 6:24 am

    Love everything about that video!! your vows were amazing, you look fabulous, and i love that song!

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    MissSpark 180 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:44 am

    Holy flowing tears batman…That is adorable! How nice of your videographers to surprise you guys like that!

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:08 am

    Just Fabulous!!!!!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 7:08 am

    What an awesome surprise to see on your wedding day!

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    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:00 am

    ahhh, what an amazing surprise! You both are so sweet in your vows- I love it :)

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    lindsayandchris09 780 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 am

    Love, love, love this post! It made me cry. I absolutely cannot wait for my wedding in October. Your video is fantastic, and you look gorgeous! Can’t wait for your recaps. Also, I now have a new favorite song. Love it!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    Definitely got teary, Mrs. C. What an AWESOME surprise. . .and your flowers look freaking amazing in this video, holy cow.

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