Best of 2011 {Wedding Wednesday}

Weddings used to make me gag. No joke. Until I experienced my own I had no appreciation for the art that can go into the process (if you choose the right team!) That’s why nearly two years after getting hitched {eek!} I still need my weekly wedding fix. Hence the continuation of Wedding Wednesdays.

One of my favorite discoveries of the year was the new style of wedding video – really better described as a wedding film. Rather than a lame camcorder recording of your vows, the wedding film is a true work of art that captures your special day in a personal, moving and totally watchable way. It’s the only thing I regret not investing in for our wedding.

This post is what convinced me the investment is, in fact, worth it.

Wedding Wednesday {Is the Wedding Video Worth It?}

Do you ever watch your wedding video? I didn’t think so. I’ve never been convinced a wedding video is a great investment. If you’re desperate to capture the moment for your future kids a FlipCam or even iPhone video can suffice. With so many other things to prioritize why drop thousands of dollars on 20 minutes of footage that maybe you’ll drag out at the random anniversary. Or so I thought.

I’ve stood hard and firm in this ambivalence about wedding videos….until I saw this.

This could never be called a video. It is a wedding film – and is maybe one of the best things I’ve ever seen.  I had to watch twice. Even now, I want to watch it again and I’ve never even met these people!

{Have you watched it yet – trust me – press play!}

The team behind this jaw dropping work, Paperback Weddings, describe it as photo + cinema. I describe it as freakin’ brilliant.

So, I stand corrected luvies. I still think no one needs a wedding a video, but I’m now a believer that everyone should be lucky enough to have their own wedding film.

What do you think? Are wedding videos worth it?

Bonus: Paperback Weddings just produced another stunning video. If you need even more convincing about how good these things are – watch it here!

14 Comments

14 thoughts on “Best of 2011 {Wedding Wednesday}

  1. I'm tearing up watching both of them and I don't even know them! So beautiful

  2. I originally found this video via Plush Palate and have it bookmarked as a MUST SEE…gets me every.single.time…good thing Paperback is located right here in OC…can't wait to book them for all of my events!

    *The soundtrack in this film is DIVINE!!! I wanna download the entire playlist!*

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture

  3. OMG I'm crying over a wedding video of people that I've never even met! Amazing.

  4. Oy! I'm sitting in a hotel in Germany watching this — tearing up! So beautiful. I sent it to one of my best girlfriends getting married in the Fall.

  5. I had to (lightly) convince my fiance to get a videographer to create one of these videos. A friend of mine will be doing it (who went to school for it and other things) and I am so excited! So definitely worth it.

  6. Totally agree! I loved when you first posted this! It's amazing! I think the hubby and I will do one for our vow renewal. ;)

  7. oh…..my……goodness! This is so beautiful! Of course you have now convinced me I need a video of my own! Tears streaming down my face, thanks for sharing!

  8. Wow!I don't even know them I turned to mush watching that video. Thanks for sharing. If I ever get married I hope to have a video like this made. Incredible.

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