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
The One Where the Cameras Hunt for Invitations
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  1. Member
    lealorali 4827 posts, Honey bee @ 3:21 pm

    Preciosa!! El maquillaje, las flores, la canción…. Lloré un poquito, te lo juro :)
    Por qué no haces una publicación en español una vez?! Hay reglas acerca del idioma o prefieres escribir en inglés?

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 3:40 pm

    FABULOUS Video !!

    BEAUTIFUL Wedding… and you look incredibly GORGEOUS !!

    Thanks for sharing… it was nice to see a Wedding from another North American Country.

    Amazing how different things can be on this continent from one end to the other.

    Mr TTR and I didn’t have a Videographer (just a Photographer) … part of me wishes we did have video … but another part of me is glad we didn’t because this Wedding was very very emotional for both of us… lets just say tears were shed. So I’m kind of glad we have those “private personal memories” just in our mind’s eye. (Still Photos did them justice enough)

    On the other hand, I still wish that video had been an affordable option at my First Wedding (circa 1980)… that was a BIG White Pouffy Family Wedding and video would have been nice to have to look back on now some 30+ years later… something I wish I had to share with my offspring / future generations.

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:45 pm

    Ummm could you two be any cuter!? What an amazing video- I can’t wait for more pictures!

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    chica_b 79 posts, Worker bee @ 4:32 pm

    Normalmente no me gustan los videos, pero el tuyo si que me ha gustado, la locacion esta preciosa :)

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 4:51 pm

    Your short video is wonderful!

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    Monique, Guest @ 5:05 pm

    Love this video! Now I’m reconsidering my videographer decision!

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    Akbridezilla 240 posts, Helper bee @ 7:04 pm

    absolutely beautiful my FI and I are going to take your idea of your achievement unlocked sign its so cool

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:04 pm

    Your video is gorgeous and you can see the happiness in every moment! Your first look is adorable :)

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 7:46 pm

    Love this! And the reception is reminding me of my brother’s wedding in Culiacan, because it looks just as fun. Mexicans know how to throw a good party! :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:57 pm

    @lealorali: No se si haya reglas específicas, pero dado que es un sitio en inglés, y que al aplicar lo hice en inglés, nunca he pensado en escribir en español. Además, no creo tener mucho público escribiendo en español 😉

    @chica_b: +1

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:11 pm

    @Miss Blue Whale: Your brother got married in Culiacan? That’s not far from here at all!

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    nates0301 143 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:35 pm

    Omg I had been waiting for your recaps forever your wedding was beautiful congratulations can’t wait to see more pics

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 11:20 pm

    Everything turned out so great! Your dress is gorgeous…and your bouquet! Wow! :-)

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    elky 968 posts, Busy bee @ 5:52 am

    Love the video, congrats!

    I also love the XBox Achievement sign!! (I got my FI Halo Cuff links for the wedding… gamers!)

    How did you make the sign/do you still have it??

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 7:39 am

    Gorgeous video! Everything looked so lovely and you both looked so happy.

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    cosmo_gmr 488 posts, Helper bee @ 7:40 am

    Divino el video! Estabas preciosa XD
    Se nota que fue una boda espectacular, muero por ir viendo los recaps.

    Saludos desde Bolivia :)

    *Y sorry, pero odie a las BM’s jaja

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    BrideLawyer 31 posts, Newbee @ 8:24 am

    Your makeup is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful wedding! I can’t wait to see the rest of the recaps!

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    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 9:48 am

    You looked GORGEOUS, my dear!! And I know you were hoping for matching bridesmaids, but in that video, they don’t stick out at all. Everything just looked so beautiful!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:39 am

    @Elky: I have a semi tutorial post on how I did it. It is now a permanent decoration in our family room and the “got married” can be peeled off, in case someday I might want to change it for “pregnant” or something :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:49 am

    @cosmo_gmr: Gracias saludos.

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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 1161 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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