Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wedding videos

To be honest I never saw the wedding video as something that I would be interested in. I pictured someone sitting with a video camera recording the ceremony and maybe some speeches given at the reception, possibly even the first dance. And I wondered "who would really sit down and want to watch it?" There are several reasons I would not want to watch myself get married, not the least of which being the fact that it's got to feel rather awkward standing up there in front of everyone and if there's any crying involved well that's just not attractive and then there's the forced kissing and oh yeah the fact that thus far I cannot think of anything (save the actual getting married part) that I'm excited about for the ceremony. 

This is kind of what I think of when I hear the words wedding video and ohmygoodness it just about bores me to tears (is that mean?)

Then of course there is the epic wedding dance and all that it inspired. No. This will not be happening at my wedding.

Just today I saw a video that brought wedding videos to a brand new embarrassing low. Not only is it boring and not worth watching again, ever, but it is so contrived, meaningless, and emotionless that it takes the point out of the entire thing. You made a music video on your wedding day. Congratulations.

Lauren + JP from Matt Odom on Vimeo.

But, folks, there are good wedding videos out there. I did not know it until I stumbled upon Max & Margaux's wedding (stumbled upon is a gross understatement. This wedding has been shoved in my face for weeks now, featured on what must be every blog in the universe. You've seen it right? No? Ok.) This is kind of sort of everything I could ever wish for in a wedding video. Fun. Relaxed. Authentic. Beautiful. The videos capture the mood and make you feel like you're there without making you relive it. These are the kind of videos I would love to have to watch on anniversaries and pass down to my children. In short, I'm just really freaking jealous of this amazing wedding and the sheer talent that makes up The Flashdance crew. It's kind of disgusting.

Max & Margaux from Shark Pig on Vimeo.
Max, Margaux, & The Marvelows from Shark Pig on Vimeo.

And go ahead and drool over Max & Margaux's gorgeous photos here and a million more places online (Really, just google Max & Margaux).

Now excuse me while I go see what I can sell on ebay to scrounge up the cash to have The Flashdance folks at my wedding (nevergonnahappenbutIcandream).

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