Preface: The end of the video in this post contains a few brief moments of the very beginning of our ceremony...be sure to watch it through to the end. It is one of my favorite moments of our ceremony because it just shows our personality and how we interact with our pastor so perfectly.
As you saw in the posts last week, moments before I was to walk down the aisle, I had a little somethin' somethin' for entertaining our guests at the ceremony. They had just arrived, maybe they walked around the zoo or picked up a drink at the bar. They said some hellos to friends and family. And now they had been seated. They watched the wedding party make their entrances and arrive at the altar. So all that was left, what normally comes next, is the bride's big entrance, right? Nope...not at the Beever wedding. I wanted to start off our night purely entertaining the guests and letting them know what this whole event was really all about....laughing and having FUN! And so I had the video. You can click that link to refresh your memory and view it again...it was my piece de resistance of the night. It was my baby that I had worked on for over six months leading up to the wedding. And it was the big ta-da right before I entered to meet my almost husband.
So how did it go? Well, here's some pics and video of the guests watching our E! True Hollywood spoof detailing the events of our life and our journey to each other as man and wife.
Disclaimer: This video was created using raw footage courtesy of Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills.
It was created by me strictly for recap purposes and therefore will not necessarily be great quality.
There will be things you probably shouldn't hear and shaky footage in certain places.
Thank you for your understanding.
We had two 50" flat screen Panasonic high def tv's in our ceremony area. One was off to the left off the guests (that's the one these guests are turning to watch) and the other was up to the right of the altar (so the bridal party and people up front could watch easily, too).
Look at what a great time they're all having. Their laughter helped keep me sort of calmer as you saw in last week's recap video :)
These are my future in-laws watching it. My sister-in-law Jackie (on the right) got a sneak peek of the video a few weeks before the wedding when it was almost finished.
Friends from both me and Mr Fix It's lives are sitting together watching.
Here you can see the tv that was off to the left behind the guests.
Some old friends in the back have a great view of both tv sets.
And as you saw at the end of the video today, I wanted our ceremony to be anything but formal and stuffy. I loved how our pastor made great jokes and comments about us personally and how we (I) just reacted to them instead of feeling like I had to sit there until it was my turn to talk. :)
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: If you are going to have a montage or video played at any point in your wedding event, be sure to do a test of the actual equipment before the event. I mailed the DVD to the video equipment rental company a few weeks before our wedding to have him play it in his DVD and test it...I don't know if you know, but homemade DVD's are not compatible with every type of DVD player.
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