Tuesday, March 26, 2013

12/17/12: An Untraditional Videographer

Our journey with WeddingMix started back in September when I was discussing our videography options here on the ol' blog. Laura left a comment letting me know about WeddingMix and what they offered and I was definitely intrigued.  I found the website, asked a bunch of questions (thanks to the live chat feature!!) and finally put our deposit down to have 3 video cameras come with us to Cancun! Through out the whole year of planning the wedding, choosing to use WeddingMix was the second best decision we made! I say second because having a destination wedding was our first best decision! 

{Kevin was the official videographer of the guys getting ready}

Cancun (at least our resort) wasn’t up to US standards with the videography service and quality from what we had seen and heard from other brides. We could have paid an outside vendor fee plus the steep $2500 for a professional videographer in Mexico, but that wasn’t in our budget, especially for only 6 hours of coverage. We worked with Ariane and got our video cameras, notified all of our guests to download the iPhone app before we left for Mexico and then it was time to get on a plane to get married! The video cameras and phones came out starting at the airport and never got put down by our guests or us the entire 10 days we were there. From tequila shots in the Mexican restaurant to me trying sushi for the first time in the Japanese restaurant and from our rehearsal in our swim suits to our big “uh oh” when we missed our flight trying to get home, it was all on camera. All those little moments that a traditional videographer wouldn’t have caught were on video and we couldn’t wait to see it all edited and put together once we got home.

{Summer was the official videographer of me getting ready}

When I got the email that our video was ready, I couldn’t wait until I got home to watch it. I watched it right there in the salon with foils in my hair. I teared up watching how much was caught on video and getting to relive the mariachi band, the rain storm, doing the wobble in the dance club, jumping in the pool during our trash the dress session and everything else was just magical, even sitting there in a salon chair! Yes, having the ceremony and reception on video was important to me, but having all the other days from our guests point of view was more than I could of ever asked for!

Thank you so much to Ariane and everyone else at WeddingMix for helping all of my wedding dreams come true. The things that we have on video are priceless and we wouldn’t have any of it without WeddingMix!!

And because I love YOU all so much I'm sharing the link to see the gallery containing our entire wedding video. Ok, I know you won't watch all 58 minutes of it, but atleast watch a little. It definitely captures so much of our 10 days in paradise! So click THIS link and the HD Feature Edit is the video! I also want to mention that all those other little videos you see on the page... those are all the videos that our guests captured and what were put into the final video. We got all of those on a DVD so we can watch them too! 

And if you don't feel like watching the real thing, here is the trailer that they put together for us that is much much shorter ;) 

I highly recommend using WeddingMix, especially if you are having a destination wedding! If you have any questions let me know or visit their website and they have a live chat feature! 

And in case you missed it, WeddingMix let us use the app at my bachelorette party and you can see that blog post and short video here

{WeddingMix did not ask me to write this post. I really loved it that much so I had to share with everyone about our experience!}

 Helene in Between



Helene said...

what an awesome idea!!! i so wish we had a videographer!

Veronica @ Passion, Pink & Pearls said...

This is awesome! I wish we would have known about it!

Carolyn said...

I love this idea!! :) So cute!!

Alyssa said...

This is SUCH a great idea!!!! Definitly rememberig this one!! Seems like something my fiance and I would do rather than a formal videographer. :)

Katie said...

Love it!! That's such an awesome way to get a bunch of different perspectives! :)

Emily B said...

Awesome video. Looks like a super fun wedding!

Meg Cady said...

SO COOLLLLLL!!! Totally going to file this in the someday category!

Lindsay said...

So, SO happy to have seen this post today!

I want a videographer at our wedding SO bad, but my goodness, they are ridiculously expensive!

Definitely going to look into this with my fiance. :)

THANK YOU for sharing! :)

Allison said...

Precious video! You are so adore! Rain on your wedding day means good luck, so that's awesome!

Erin said...

Wow! I didn't even know that existed! That is actually my biggest regret- NOT getting a videographer. I hardly remember our wedding day so it would have been nice to look back and see what actually happened ;) I'm SO happy that you guys have these wonderful memories recorded! Thank you for sharing your link with us too!

Andrea H. said...

Great idea! A videographer would be a lot of fun. Definitely something to keep in mind down the road...thanks for sharing :)


Laura said...

I'm so happy that weddingmix worked out for you Savannah! I loved using them and I just knew they would be perfect for your wedding - Isn't Ariane the best?!

Your wedding was just beautiful and amazing, and it's so fantastic that you have full video coverage of the whole weekend! Great post!

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