Broke-Ass Tag: wedding videography


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One of the hardest parts about having a wedding as a Broke-Ass Bride is cutting out those things that aren’t necessarily high-priority but definitely don’t fit into your budget. And so often, especially for our readers, videography is one of those sacrificial lambs. And it’s the one I most-often hear the wedded couple bemoan after their celebration. Because, even if you only watch it once a year on your anniversary, it’s truly lovely to be able to relive that gorgeous day of tulle, toasts, twirling and triumph. Plus, you’ve put blood, sweat and tons of hours into planning this thing, why shouldn’t you get to watch all of the sparkly magicalness over and over again?

And that, my friends, is why WeddingMix by Storymix Media exists. For you. And to keep that shit alive and well, eons after your wedding day.

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They understand your broke-ass needs. That’s why their packages start as low as $99. That’s why they send you cameras, in lieu of the gaggle of smartphones that may end up being the culprit behind some not-so-rockin’ Instas of your ugly cry-face, and then make a badass video out of all the bits and bobs. But if you’re still cool with smartphones hanging around your reception, then they’re cool with it, too, because they have an app for that. And it’s free. DUH.

From getting ready to the first kiss as a married couple to your dad’s toast to rockin’ your socks off on the dance floor, WeddingMix‘s cameras will capture every last detail, then the cool folks back at HQ will compile and edit those amazing moments into a video just for you … embarrassing Elaine dance moves and all. So you get a killer video for waaaayyyyyyyy less than the vast majority of amateur videographers would charge. I mean, come on. You’re winning all around.

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  • 3/17


    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.
  • 11/29

    Y'all, videography ain't cheap. You know this. You've already put down some serious skrilla on your dress, venue, his duds, gifts, food, booze and your photogs. But video? It's soooo awesome and special to have. And so often falls by the wayside when your budget can't squeeze it in. Besides girl, you've spent so much putting the D to the I to the Y, wouldn't…

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    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…

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    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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    Back when we booked Digital Princess Productions to do our wedding videography, we were thrilled to learn that our package included a "love story" video, to be pre-taped and shown at the wedding reception. We were stoked. We saw it as the perfect opportunity to express ourselves in a very personal (read: unorthodox) way, and give our guests an unexpected surprise. When we told Mercedes…

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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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    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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