We Start Today: I Open at the Close

The title of this post is for my fellow Harry Potter fans out there. 🙂

Instead of starting at the very beginning, I’m going to start at the very end of our reception. Like Mrs. Turkey, Mrs. Coyote, and Mrs. Doe, I wanted to start with a little teaser video. BUT I want to tell the story of how we came to see this video for the first time.

So fast forward. It’s the very end of our reception. Our last song has ended and we’re hugging our closest friends around us. I’m thinking, “I am so ready to change out of my dress…” I was also thinking I was probably going to have to help encourage people that it was time to go home…our friends weren’t budging off that dance floor! During my thoughts and hugs goodbye, I suddenly hear my own voice. I look up and see myself reciting a line of my vows…I had this moment of confusion/terror thinking, “What the heck is happening!?”

Then it hit me. Our videographers surprised us with a freaking same-day-edit highlight video!

It was the absolute perfect way to end our wedding and it’s the perfect “preview” of our wedding day! I do have a longer highlight video that shows more of our day, but I’m going to save that one for later. 🙂 Our videographers, Brian and Ryan from Blend Media Solutions, were so amazing. If you are a Southern California bride I can not recommend them enough. They were such a pleasure to work with AND they gave us such an amazing surprise at the end of our night!

Video by the amazing Blend Media Solutions

Jeff + Sharon 4.28.12 (same day edit) from Blend Media Solutions on Vimeo

Hope you enjoyed the teaser! Ready for more?? Next up I will start at the very beginning, our rehearsal!



Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
Holy Matri-pony: We Dance
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  1. gloves Bee
    gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:00 am

    ahhh, what an amazing surprise! You both are so sweet in your vows- I love it 🙂

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    lindsayandchris09 780 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 am

    Love, love, love this post! It made me cry. I absolutely cannot wait for my wedding in October. Your video is fantastic, and you look gorgeous! Can’t wait for your recaps. Also, I now have a new favorite song. Love it!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:24 am

    Definitely got teary, Mrs. C. What an AWESOME surprise. . .and your flowers look freaking amazing in this video, holy cow.

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