This Modern Love: Reliving the Memories through WeddingMix

Since we didn’t have room in the budget to drop thousands of dollars on the videographer we wanted, we decided to work with WeddingMix instead. With them, we were able to rent several Flip cams, which we entrusted to certain guests to capture certain footage throughout the wedding day. While looking through the hundreds of photos from our photogs, I actually managed to find these pictures below that show our friends recording footage with cameras!

All photos by Sarelle Photos

My bridesmaids took turns capturing footage of the girls getting ready.


Mr. M’s brother got him opening up my wedding morning gift and card.


We had a friend and Mr. M’s uncle capture the ceremony.


Another friend captured all the dances.


And another friend got footage of the speeches.


Now granted, if you are looking for the movie-trailer cinematic quality of a professional videographer, then this option isn’t for you. But if you would love to capture the most beautiful day of your life on camera, with footage taken by your closest friends and family at a fraction of the cost of hiring a videographer, then this is hands down the best option out there.

Not only do we have our short wedding trailer living on YouTube, but we also have a full-length video of the wedding day, with scenes chosen by me after combing through hours of footage. (You can also pay a bit extra to have them choose the footage for you.) WeddingMix’s editing team then did their magic and turned the video into a keepsake DVD for us to have forever. Photos are amazing and wedding must have, but there is nothing like being able to watch your husband get emotional as he reads his vows or your dad’s awesome moves on the dance floor!

Would you consider DIY videography or will you hire a videographer?



Missed a recap? Catch up here:


Mrs. Mongoose

New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
Add a comment


  1. Member
    Red Poppy 316 posts, Helper bee @ 11:06 am

    Love your video! Videography is awesome, but it wasn’t an absolute must-have for us — mostly because it’s so expensive! — so my husband and I used the same company to borrow cameras for our wedding. We still haven’t selected clips and put everything together though… and we got married a year before you!

  2. Guest
    SBREWST7, Guest @ 1:06 pm

    THIS IS SCARY!!! I had the same dress, same colors, same invitations, and same theme for my vow renewal on July 6, 2013. I did have an outdoor ceremony and feather bouquets for the bridesmaids but I can’t believe we had so many similarities. WOW!!! My husband is in disbelief as well, I guess great minds think alike. You have wonderful taste by the way. :)

  3. Member
    Mrs. Camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 3:45 pm

    Man I wish I had known about this before our wedding. It would have been the perfect solution.

  4. Member
    lealorali 4384 posts, Honey bee @ 5:05 pm

    I love that your name is Martine. Gorgeous!

  5. Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1069 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:23 am

    I say this a lot, but this was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! LOVE WeddingMix!

  6. Member
    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 9:31 am

    @Red Poppy: I’m glad you had a great experience with them as well! Hopefully you’ll have time one day soon to go through the footage–it’s really wonderful being able to watch everything again :)

    @lealorali: Thank you!

    @Mrs. Palm Tree: Same here!

  7. Member
    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 11:28 am

    @SBREWST7: No way!! Great minds indeed :)

  8. Member
    daniellekira 545 posts, Busy bee @ 3:33 pm

    I wish I would have done this as we didn’t have a videographer either.

  9. Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1299 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:14 pm

    This is such a great option for people who don`t have it in their budget to have a professional videographer! Love that dip. swoon.

add a comment

Find Amazing Vendors