This week’s wedding Wednesday was written by gorgeous WeddingMix bride Molly, who tied the knot with her fiance Jaime in the winter of 2012. Read on to see how she made her December wedding one of the warmest (and wildest) DIY wedding videos ever!
We did both our ceremony and reception at the venue. Candles and white lights added the perfect touch of romance to the space—we didn’t need more than simple white flowers and greenery to create a glow in the space.
My younger brother was our minister (ordained online at the Universal Life Church,) and my sister and Jamie’s brother were our other attendants. A classical guitarist provided background music and lead our guests in a sing-along to Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” (I was skeptical of my husband’s idea to do this at first, but it worked out perfectly!)The L-shape of the ceremony room to transition seamlessly into a dance floor while guests were drinking cocktails and eating appetizers in the lobby.
After the ice-cream bar and our first dance to “Swept Away” by the Avett Brothers, Lieutenant Dan’s New Legs (LDNL) took the stage. Their hip hop style captivated the crowd, and LDNL kept guests of all ages on the dance floor all night (and were even tolerant of some of our friends being on stage with them… thank you!) We couldn’t have asked for a more magical wedding night.
I stumbled upon WeddingMix two days before the wedding. I was in panic mode at that point, and stumbled upon a Facebook post from a friend who was planning a wedding for the end of 2013: “Should we hire a videographer?” Glancing through the replies to her question, it was immediately clear that we had made the wrong decision in NOT hiring one.
Thankfully, Google lead me to WeddingMix for our unique, DIY wedding video. I called to get the scoop on this company, and within minutes my video app package was ready to go. Easy as that!
The set-up process was seamless, “how to video” directions were clear, and when all was said and done, we collected over 100 video clips from our wedding guests. The key to getting so many was “tapping” a few phone-obsessed guests to lead the taping charge and spread the word about the app. It did take me some time to get all of these videos edited down, but in the end, it was worth the effort, and I was able to give a copy of our video to my husband for our first year wedding anniversary.