Broke-Ass Tag: wedding videographers



I married the most unlikely man almost 15 years ago. I say unlikely because we both bet our friends a six pack of beer that we would never, ever get married. Best bet I ever lost.

We were so different, that it took a while to get engaged. By the time he proposed, I wanted to simply tie the knot the next day. No way, said he. “We will have the biggest party on the smallest budget possible.”

So, he set to planning a huge bash, while I set about learning how to DIY everything. Our priorities in this party were booze and bar band. We would DIY everything else.

Seriously, 15 years later friends still tell us that our wedding was the best party they ever attended. Not just wedding. Party. Was it the Jack Daniels? Was it the bar band? Hard to say, but I wish I had all these moments on video.

1. The DIY Dress

Only a fool would make her wedding dress when she does not know how to sew. I am that fool. I wish I had video of me cutting nineteen, yes — nineteen yards of tulle. Or especially video of me twirling around in the dress the very first time. Right after sewing that last stitch.

2. The DIY Cake

Ah, but a bigger fool would make her own wedding cake! (Points finger at self) I had been a cake decorator professionally, so I figured that naturally I would be able to make my own cake. Never mind the carpal tunnel that set in the week of the wedding. Never mind that it’s crazy to try to decorate a cake two days before your wedding. Especially when you have to talk your bridesmaid through doing it for you.

But everything is better with alcohol. So, you get your bridesmaid drunk and then have her do it. And then proceed to have a food fight with the middle bits of the cake. It’s all good. And would have been grrrrrreat on video!

3. The Steam Iron

I made my own dress, but shame on my mother, I never really learned how to iron. So, I show up at the church in my dress, and my friend points out that it’s all wrinkly and going to look funny in the photos. Yes, I was that oblivious.

It was now about 5 minutes til the wedding was supposed to start and someone ran out to get a steam iron. There’s my man standing at the front of church, waiting. And there’s his best friend, running through the church with a steam iron. Literally, running. With the priest behind him promising NOT to marry us if I was late. Priceless.

4. The Piggyback Ride

We swore it never happened, but my husband’s buddy’s girlfriend swore it did. The piggyback ride. Me and my bustle were seen careening across the dance floor on the back of her boyfriend and she was not pleased. I would pay good money for that video now.

5. Table Dancing

I do have a photo. But who wouldn’t want to see video of themselves dancing on a table at the end of the night with a centerpiece on their head?

Our wedding journey took us from DIY near-disasters all the way to face-planting on a black diamond slope in Oregon. Proposal all the way through the honeymoon, there were soooo many crazy moments I wish I could relive with my man. Sometimes photos just aren’t enough.

Ariane Fisher is the Co-founder of Storymix Media. Their app WeddingMix is a fun way to crowdsource photos & videos from your friends into an edited wedding video. Her great loves are bourbon, chocolate, and hockey. She is mom to 6, yes, 6 kids. It’s loud.
  • 12/1

    This video save the date is freaking EPIC, yo!

    It (almost) makes me jealous. Those are some MAD skillz. PS: I totally want to crash that wedding.

    Speaking of weddings (ha!) will someone PLEASE play this at their wedding? I mean, come ON.

    Not only am I completely smitten with their quirky June/Johnny charm, but every time I hear this song it makes my soul dance. Its like hearts are coming out of the top of my head. I can’t help it.

    You likey?

    The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 11/16

    Heeello, happy.We got our wedding highlight video from our friends at Digital Princess Productions... Wanna see?Dana and Hunter Wedding Hightlight from Digital Princess Productions on Vimeo.Bliss. Six months ago, yet it feels like yesterday. All the emotion. All the detail. All the love. All the joy. (ALL the mojitos!)It was the most fun day of our lives, and we're super excited to get into the…

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    Our "Fresh Hubby of LA" love story has been tearing up the internet like hot hot heat! We're so excited to have so much love and support for our li'l video. Seeing everyone's reactions and it's fierce momentum across the internet is almost as much fun as making it was!Mad props to the following blogs for the sweet, sweet lovin'!DiyWeddingGirl.comRock-N-Roll BrideThe Flash DanceGlobe Trotting BrideWishpotTruly…

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    Having a videographer at our wedding was very important to us from the start. My memory, especially in times of overwhelming emotion, is not so great, and I wanted to capture not only the words that were said, but how they were said. But by the time we got around to booking a videographer, many we inquired with were already booked for our date, or…

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    I can hardly believe it, after 17 months of engagement, dreaming, planning and scheming.... We are officially at 2 months to go! (source) I can't help but feel a bit overwhelmed by all the details, vendors, et cetera that I have to keep straight somehow!  Guess its time to take an inventory of our progress and see what's still missing.  Let's see where we stand…

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    These two videos are *so* our wedding. I am giddy, weepy, and so inspired from watching them over and over! The mood, the music... the emotion and effect... they're just right up our alley. Justine and Gary from Andrew Bowser on Vimeo.*Brian & Eileen's Wedding Music Video. from LOCKDOWN projects on Vimeo.Oh man, I can't wait.*Yes, that is the uber-fabulous Justine of the Unbride Blog,…

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    (Holy crap, a 3-post day) You have to see this videography. I'm breathless. Cheryl + Andrew's SDE - Vancouver from StillMotion on Vimeo. As a follower and fan, I knew Miss Milkshake would have an incredible wedding, but I had no idea she had scored the videographers of a lifetime.  Its like one of those epic commercials for diamonds that leave you sobbing and wrecked,…

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