Cheers to Mel and Kevin! They had a fabulous $40K traditional wedding in Cook County, Illinois. Their wedding showcases the lovely bond between family that ceremonies create. Watch them, have her first dance, and even see the bride’s mom get crazy with a Champagne pop in their video below!
This WeddingMix video was captured by the couple’s family and friends. Their wedding party had such an amazing time and filmed these unforgettable moments by using their own cameras along with the WeddingMix app and rental cameras.
I thought the idea was such a cool concept. Videos and pictures captured through the eyes of your closest and dearest. Candid shots that only those most special to you will take. Now that made sense to me. So, after a few calls with Ariane Fisher, I booked it!” – Melissa
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1. What part of your wedding planning are you most proud of?
I am most proud of the vendor partners we picked. You hear a lot of horror stories about this. I went into it trusting my gut and aligning with people I thought could help me pull off my vision in a beautiful way. There was not one partner who assisted in my wedding day amazingness that I would not recommend. I am forever grateful for everyone who helped me pull off my best day ever.
2. Where did you get married?
We got married at The Haight in Elgin, IL. It was the only place I coveted, and while they were pretty booked solid when we went to look at the space, we were able to sneak in on a Sunday. The venue did not disappoint.
3. Why was using WeddingMix appealing for your big day?
I’ve been a bridesmaid quite a few times and seen the video output that my friends’ videographers have produced. They are not bad but none blew me away. The video is created through the eyes of someone that does not know the couple who just got married.
They tend to be sort of formal and blah. I was not sold on having a video component at all. I am a Pinterest junkie, however, and saw a pin for WeddingMix. I thought the idea was such a cool concept. Videos and pictures captured through the eyes of your closest and dearest. Candid shots that only those most special to you will take. Now that made sense to me. So, after a few calls with Ariane Fisher, I booked it!
4. What were the most important moments that WeddingMix was able to capture on your special day?
I appointed my cousins to chat it up with people during the cocktail hour and some great words of wisdom were captured there. I also loved that we have full versions of speeches, walk down the aisle, ceremony, etc.
While they won’t necessarily make my 30 minute video, they’re special and it’s awesome they were captured. That’s what I want to look back on 25 years from now and watch.
5. What is your top wedding budget tip(s)?
Weddings are expensive. Figure out where you can make concessions and do it. For me, I was able to have an amazing floral experience for a very reasonable cost.
I used in-season blooms and aligned with a florist that was more than willing to create my vision without breaking the bank. My bridal bouquet is still “oooed and ahhhed” over in every picture people see of it close up. Remember, it’s the very best day of your life hopefully, but it is only one day.