Posted on March 24, 2013
Main highlight film of Heather and Alex’s wedding in Deer Park, Texas (ceremony) and in Baytown, Texas (reception) on Saturday March 16, 2013.
What a beautiful wedding Heather and Alex have had!!! It’ll take decades before I forget this cute event I had the privilege of filming!
By the way, what makes a wedding beautiful? Is it the size of the ceremony venue? or the size of the cake? or the number of guests? or the size of the bridal party? or the price tag of the bride’s dress? or the couple’s use of a limousine? or…
After filming a wedding, I often meditate on this question and all the possible answers to it. At the end of my meditation, I often come to this conclusion: the first and greatest thing that makes a wedding beautiful is people! In my opinion, people are what first makes a wedding romantic, unique and gorgeous. All the other aspects we can think of come next. Bring friendly, loving, nice and great people together at a wedding and you’re certain to have a beautiful day that everybody will remember for years. They might forget the color of the cake but they’ll definitely remember the good time they had in company of all the guests and bridal party.
Heather and Alex’s wedding has confirmed my theory. The day has been great. The church in Deer Park, TX and the reception venue in Baytown, TX have both been superb. The wedding cake has been bewitchingly stunning. The bride’s dress has been dazzlingly sublime. But above everything else, one thing has made Heather and Alex’s day so special and magnificently beautiful: the people who have come to celebrate their special day have been among the most warmhearted, affectionate, caring, cordial and supportive people I’ve ever filmed. If I had to describe in other words what the wedding was, I’d say that Heather and Alex’s event was a celebration of true friendship and love.
Another aspect will make me remember Heather and Alex’s wedding for years to come: the ‘enormous’ time the couple has set aside for photo and video sessions. In most weddings, harried couples dash from one thing to another, trying to keep up with the wedding planner’s timeline and consequently, devoting 45-60 minutes to a photo session that goes so quick that photographers end up NOT taking all the shots they wanted to. I won’t blame wedding couples for this since most of them are doing this for the first time and they only have few hours to have everything planned done. However, I wish all couples could devote more than 60 minutes to the taking of photos and the shooting of cinematic videos. After all, photos and videos are among the only things that couples are left with after the cake is eaten and flowers are thrown away. Heather, Alex and their wedding party took advantage of the beautiful setting of the reception venue (blue sky, water, bridge, boats…) and devoted almost two hours to bridal photos and videos (in addition to the traditional 45-minute photo session at the church). Amazing! In my opinion, this is an important section of the wedding day that doesn’t need to be rushed. It allows the wedding couple to slow down, take a pause and savor one of the greatest moments of their lives.
Thank you Heather and Alex for giving me the opportunity of sharing such a great moment with you. Filming your wedding was a delight! And, thank you so much for giving me enough time to interview you and hear about your beautiful love story. Your passion for each other is so deep that I know you’re in for a life of love and blessings!!!