Emotional may be the best word to describe Caitlin and Tanner’s wedding day. In fact, we can’t really think of a time that one of them wasn’t happy crying. Misty-eyed tears started being shed while they struggled to read letters to us that they had written throughout their dating relationship. This soon accelerated into a weepy gift exchange, and culminated in heaving sobs as they saw each other for the first time. Surprisingly, they held it together pretty well for the ceremony, but when the toasts started they lost it all over again. The night ended with the two of them dancing in an empty reception hall, tears streaming down their faces.
But we did say this wedding was emotional, and that word means far more than only happy tears. Laughter was present as Tanner vowed to Caitlin that he would “always have fun, be silly, and not take life too seriously.” A feeling of anticipation ran through the room as Tanner’s dad officiated the ceremony. And joy was seen in many creative ways by Caitlin and Tanner’s moves on the dance floor.
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When she was 12, a young girl named Tory began writing love letters to her future husband. She didn’t know who he was, or when she would meet him, but she had faith that one day they would be married. She wrote him often, sometimes multiple times per day, and she always signed her letters “XOXO, your wife.”
Many years, hundreds of letters, and thousands of prayers later, a young man named Henry walked into the gym where she worked. He was insightful, kind, and insisted on calling her “Victoria”, a name befitting a princess. More so than those earlier traits though, Henry was persistent.
Now you may think at this point, “This is the guy! This is who she has been writing letters to! This is her (future) husband!”, and you wouldn’t be wrong about that. But nothing is ever that easy. Victoria and Henry began a friendship that soon culminated in a first date, where Henry asked her, “Do you see a future with us?”, to which Victoria immediately and directly replied, “No, I do not see a future with us.” But as I said earlier, Henry was persistent. That first date soon led to another, and Victoria’s letters and prayers began to be directed at Henry.
This wedding film is the culmination of Victoria’s letters and Henry’s persistence. A wedding to a husband long dreamt for and a wife that was persistently pursued. But there is one other aspect to this story that needs to be told. Victoria and her dad have always been close, and he knew that while she was growing up she wrote letters to her future husband often. What he didn’t know is that she had also written something for him; a song that she wrote, recorded, and played when they danced together at her wedding reception.
As Henry put it, “This was the best wedding ever”, and I would agree. Partially because it really was wonderful, and partially because Henry is Rachel’s cousin. We are thrilled to be related to such an incredible couple with an amazing story.
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You may remember me calling Sarah and Chris “undercover awesome” in my blog post about their wedding film trailer a short while ago. They are the two people that if you mention their names to anyone, there will immediately be a glow of recognition, a story about them, and lots of laughter.
In this longer film, you’ll get to see even more stories of why this is true. You’ll hear about a groom that has been counting down the number of days with precision, a bride overjoyed for her greatest adventure, and you’ll see one of the craziest celebrations I have ever filmed.
Getting married yourself? Regardless of whether you know the exact number of days you’ve been dating and engaged, Rachel and I would love to film it. Please get in touch.
Early in 2017, my wife Rachel and I were visiting her aunt and uncle in Austin. They remarked that their son Henry had recently begun dating a girl, and already the “M word” (marriage) was being thrown about. A few months later we were sitting with Henry and his Fiance Victoria over chips and queso (the best thing to eat at a meeting), talking about filming their wedding in Colorado this November.
Having spent these past months getting to know Victoria, Rachel and I were excited to not only film her and Henry’s wedding, but also to now be related to her. Getting married? We would love to film your wedding, no matter the location. Please get in touch!
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