Two Wheels Become One: Our Video

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:

C & K Documentary from Hendzel Productions on Vimeo.

Highlights:

 

  • 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.

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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?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Unicycle

Location:
Chicago, IL
Wedding Date:
June 2012

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  1. Member
    asia 2555 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:59 am

    psssst…. Your video is password protected. :)

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:59 am

    Your first kiss is not awkward! I jumped around a lot since I’m at work but I can’t get over how much footage you have! Love the dancing at the end.

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    asia 2555 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:00 am

    wait, I’m an idiot. XD

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:01 am

    @Asia: She provides the password in bold in the beginning of her post.

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 11:06 am

    I cry at every wedding video I watch, sometimes even ugly cry. So, I must be going through some awful affliction of womanhood everyday of my life. Haha. I can’t wait to watch your video when I’m at home and can enjoy the full experience. You’re the best, Uni.

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    ilikeballet 235 posts, Helper bee @ 11:09 am

    Your dad is awesome!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:28 am

    Aw, your video is awesome! I watched the whole thing, like a stalker, and cried multiple times. Your MOH is my favorite for her use of Titanic and your dad is the cutest!

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:33 am

    I love your pink shoes!!

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    Beaukat 317 posts, Helper bee @ 11:57 am

    I didn’t watch all of it, for fear of happy-crying at work, but I’m starting to really regret the fact that we won’t have a videographer.

    It was beautiful, you were beautiful, and now I need to grab a kleenex.

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:25 pm

    My gosh, what is up with all of us today? I cried, too! :)

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    Pink Penguin 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:37 pm

    What a great video! The look Mr U gives you at about 13 mins is just the cutest! x

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 12:54 pm

    So I am a totally internet creeper and watched the whole thing. After watching all 40 minutes I have a few comments:

    1) You looked so freaking beautiful
    2) I heart your MOH for her use of a Titanic quote
    3) I really want to hang out with you and your dad (is that super creepy?)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Abby Gaile, Guest @ 2:01 pm

    Watched the whole thing and cried multiple times as well! Omg the beginning had me already bustin out the water works! We didn’t film our wedding/ reception.. your making me regret that decision! lol (:

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:07 pm

    I don’t think the first kiss is that awkward but I did laugh at the cake cutting because it looked pretty difficult and I can see that happening to us as well! I skipped around but it was great to see all the special moments! You look amazing girl!

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 8:28 pm

    Started put tearing up with emotion; ended up laughing til I cried over the “Titanic” speech- priceless! So glad to see more than the standard 4 minute highlights here – thanks for sharing!

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    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 5:06 am

    Love your commentary… as usual, freaking hilarious. And, I don’t think there’s anything I love more than watching moms (aka middle aged ladies) dance at weddings. Does this make me a bad person? My kids will probably hate me, because I WILL be THAT mom on the dance floor too lol.

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    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:00 am

    I haven’t actually watched yet, since I’m at work and forgot my earbuds, but…I died at your commentary re: spontaneous trust fall/dip, and my office mate thought I was crazy for laughing so much at my computer :)

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:50 am

    the impromptu trust fall killed me!

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 3:14 am

    Great video. I got a little emotional!

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    JaniceP72 50 posts, Worker bee @ 8:12 am

    Absolutely wonderful…you are gorgeous!
    You’re Dad is hilarious!
    Congratulations to you both :)

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    JaniceP72 50 posts, Worker bee @ 8:13 am

    *Your Dad

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