I interrupt these recaps to you bring you…our wedding video! Unfortunately/fortunately (depending on your browser speed and time commitment to this blog post) I don’t have a quick two minute video to offer you. Instead, I present to you a 41 minute Unicyclestravaganza. To make it easier for you to participate in this one-of-a-kind viewing experience, here are some tips:
- The password is unicycle
- You may need to let it buffer for a bit, turn off HD (click on the little “HD” to turn it off), or watch it on a better computer (you know I’m worth it!).
- My videographer suggests you cozy up with some popcorn.
- I’ve included a play-by-play below so you know which parts to watch and which to skip, or so this post isn’t completely pointless to you if you can’t watch the video. I’m not going to go into great detail in this post, since that would spoil my future recaps, for which you’re currently all on the edges of your various seats.
Without further ado, your new favorite movie:
- 00:28 Watch my dad’s unemotional “first look.” Even more riveting than the photo documentation.
- 00:39 Drinking game: take a shot every time I/someone else fixes my veil!
- 00:48 We were peer pressured into making the duck face. I claim innocence.
- 1:14 Fake laugh alert
- 2:42 I look miserable as I walk down the aisle, both because I can’t walk in my shoes and because I’m being led to my DOOM. Just kidding. But doesn’t it look that way?
- 2:51 “Oh yeah, people are looking at you. You should smile. Chronic bitch face be damned! Can I think the word ‘bitch’ in church? What about ‘damned?'”
- 3:48 The priest calls our relationship a “bad case of the warm fuzzies.” Feel free to skip.
- 7:33 The vows
- 9:30 The rings
- 10:32 The unity candle, our nod to General Hospital.
- 11:14 Don’t watch this part because it’s awkward. But if you must, it’s our awkward first kiss. And I cringe seeing it.
- 11:30 The music starts up again. Boring family pics. Don’t watch unless you’re fully committed to internet stalking me.
- 12:26 Wedding party pics
- 12:44 Will they go in the fountain?
- 12:51 Yes, they will.
- 13:07 We kiss in a field, as we do.
- 13:38 Wedding party entrances. This is a must-watch.
- 15:48 Who knew the cake cutting could be more awkward than our first kiss? Watch us attack the cake like wild animals, then smear the frosting to kingdom come and laugh about what savages we are. Okay it’s not that funny. I’m setting you up for disappointment.
- 17:12 I love how I slink away and grab the cake slyly at the end. I wasn’t about to let that bad boy go uneaten.
- 17:15 The MOH speech
- 18:20 She says I have a “sweet, sunny personality.” ???
- 20:27 If you listen closely, the end of her speech is from Titanic. Note all the girls at the head table dying laughing.
- 21:02 Best Man speech
- 21:29 Requisite joke about Mr. Unicycle’s hairline
- 24:21 My dad’s speech
- 26:13 My favorite dad joke of the whole speech. Kudos, dad.
- 27:15 My dad laughs louder than anyone else at his own “whore in church” line.
- 29:21 The first dance. Pretty boring and standard. You should skip.
- 32:38 Father daughter dance. Ditto.
- 36:00 My dad said he was going to dip me at the end, and I went for it too early.
- 36:16 When it’s actually time to dip, I don’t realize that I have to maintain some kind of support for my own body weight, so I fling myself backward and do an impromptu trust fall. Luckily my dad was on the ball, even a few beers in.
- 36:25 Mother son dance.
- 38:33 Several minutes of drunk people dancing like there’s no tomorrow/videographer.
Photo by Jennifer Shaffer Photography
If you’re on the fence about having a videographer, I say DO IT. Everyone told me it would be a waste of money and I’d never watch the video, but they obviously underestimated my narcissism. Plus, I’ve wanted a wedding video ever since I saw Mrs. Kitten’s video post, which brought me to tears even though I don’t know her at all (seriously what is wrong with me? Am I going through menopause?).
If you’re in the Chicago area, I highly recommend Hendzel Productions. They were very affordable, easy to work with, and they stayed out of the way while still capturing all of the important shots. I also liked that their video cameras looked like still cameras, so guests weren’t aware they were being videotaped. How else could we have gotten such priceless dancing footage??
Did you/will you have a videographer? What was your favorite part of our video (if you watched it)? If you didn’t watch it, what was your favorite part about not watching it?
- Chicago, IL
- Editor for a Web Publishing Company
- Wedding Date:
- June 2012
- Bridges of Poplar Creek