As with our photographers, Mr. Wellies and I only had one choice for our videographer. The difference was we didn’t originally plan to have a videographer at all! We believed photos would sufficiently capture the day; moreover, professional videographer packages were expensive, and we thought the money would be better spent elsewhere. Then, my friend Jessica posted her wedding video on Facebook, and I immediately became a videographer convert.
Can we talk about how awesome this wedding video is? It perfectly balances the fun aspects of the day with the more emotional moments, simultaneously making me laugh and bringing tears to my eyes. You can feel the love radiating from everyone, especially the happy couple. (And yes, that’s Ian Somerhalder officiating the ceremony!)
While some brides think their wedding video will sit on a shelf and collect dust, I knew that wouldn’t be the case with us. Home videos are very important to my family. The majority of our inside jokes come from videos of me and my sister when we were children; my sister even got our old home video tapes transferred to DVDs for my mom. Mr. Wellies, being his tech-savvy self, was able to make copies of the DVDs for me, and I watch them all the time. I knew I would regret not having a video of our wedding. After talking it over with Mr. Wellies and rearranging our budget, I sent Adam at Siegel Films an email. Even though he’s based in South Carolina, Mr. Wellies and I were willing to fly him out to Pennsylvania—that’s how good this guy is. Our determination paid off: Once we informed Adam of our budget constraints, he threw in a documentary edit for free! Watching the wedding videos of my favorite elopements makes me even more excited to have a video of our own. We can’t wait to work with Adam and see how he captures our day.
Did you ever change your mind about hiring a vendor?