Toadtally Us: A Video

It’s time, hive—we are officially starting the Toadstool recaps, and following the tradition, we’re doing it with a video!

Videography was something we really, really wanted; it was just a matter of affording it. We even considered splurging on it, for a bit, but we couldn’t find the right videographer. That was until Groomsmen P pointed us in the direction of Estudio 54 and the talented David Gutierrez, and it was just perfect.

We have a 50-minute-long video with our entire ceremony and the best of the reception, but we also got this fantastic condensed version of the day:

*There’s a translation below, for all the non Spanish speakers.*

Claudia + Luis from David Gutierrez on Vimeo.

GM P: I got to live when that boy asked that girl to be his girlfriend”¦

GM L: I’ve seen them grow up, I actually grew up alongside them. I had that blessing.

GM J: ”¦’Cause you’ve taught me, you’ve taught us, you’ve made us grow as persons, mature more than anything and I am very grateful.

Miss Toadstool: We’ve grown together these nine years. I am who I am now because of your presence in my life. You make me a better person, you make me want to be better, you make me stronger, you’ve made me smarter. I can’t imagine a life without you. I love you.

Mr. Toadstool: In those nine years, those two kids grew up together; they were friends, companions, teachers, and apprentices to each other, they were guides and supports and even partners in crime. I want to promise to always love you and respect you, and make the impossible possible to make you happy.

GM L: And even then, Luis (Mr. Toadstool) sang her a song, that every time I listen to it, it reminds me of you two”¦

I am more than pleased with this video. For all those bees considering videography, if it’s in the budget, do it! Even if you’re considering the semi DIY route, do it! And if you really want it, try to make it happen because, as fantastic as your pro pics are, there is something about having it in motion; the reactions, the laughter, my mom yelling at my cousins for putting my skirt over Mr. Toadstool’s head…it is all better on video.


Did you/are you considering videography for the big day? Would you consider the DIY route or would rather have it professionally done?


Mrs. Toadstool

Obregon, Mexico
Wedding Date:
December 2012
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    anjanette.thomas1 166 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:34 pm

    I agree with the recommendation of the videographer. I just booked mine last week and although its pushing my budget out the door, I wanted to hear the laughter and music of the day since everyone keeps telling me it moves so fast. Your wedding video was great!

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    Flower Fairy 73 posts, Worker bee @ 2:09 pm

    Your video is amazing! I so regret not having a videographer. Also, I went to a “nontraditional” (not a Catholic mass) wedding in Cuernavaca for my friend and her husband who live in Mexico D.F. last May and loved seeing all of the same aspects in your wedding that were in hers (all of the family members/witnesses coming down the aisle, pulling the bride and groom apart in photos, etc.). You looked beautiful, and your wedding looks amazing! Congrats, and thanks for sharing!

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    MsMagtoMrsK, Guest @ 4:18 am

    OMG, you are so beautiful, I love your veil, and just everything! Can’t wait to see all of the recaps Mrs. Toadstool!

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    Ms +Spongebob, Guest @ 6:05 am

    This was beautiful.

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    spotted_giraffe 312 posts, Helper bee @ 9:45 am

    This is probably my favorite wedding video I’ve seen! I teared up some! And it looks like you had so much fun! Your dancing looked like SUCH a fun time. And you looked amazing too – love the veil so much! I could go on and on, but just saying can’t wait for the reset of your recaps.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:54 am

    this is so gorgeous!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:35 pm

    Loved watching your video! I am even more excited for your recaps now :) The moments with your mom in the beginning had me tearing up even though I don’t know what was said, I could just feel the emotions coming through.

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    msscooter 110 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:35 am

    AMAZING!!! You looked amazing!!! I can’t wait to read your recaps!

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    breezybride24 1164 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:27 am

    @Mrs. Toadstool: Beautiful video. Your videographaer really captured all the key moments! And you both looked amazing!

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:30 pm

    Ok I realize I’m super late to the party, but I just watched your video and I LOVED it. So touching, and you look so gorgeous. Your eye makeup, your dress, it’s all stunning! Love the locations of all your photos. And thanks for the translations girl!

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    Kefka, Guest @ 10:01 pm

    Are you going to post the full

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:31 am

    @Kefka: I don’t think so, it’s too big for Vimeo.

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