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Re-printed from Huffington Post Weddings by Ariane Fisher
Not getting a wedding planner was my biggest regret. Nope, second biggest.
Like most brides, I looked forward to my wedding for 4 reasons:
• I was marrying a man better than I ever could have dreamed for myself
• The Big Day was a creative outlet for my DIY dreams
• Friends and Family were coming together from all across the country
• Biggest. Party. Ever.
After the wedding, here is what I had to show for it:
• Gorgeous photos
• A preserved wedding gown
• Stories from friends and family about it being the best party, not just wedding, they had ever attended
Cue the regret. Like most brides, I budgeted for photos, but not wedding video. Like 98 percent of brides who make that decision, I regretted not getting a wedding video.
The photos bring back great memories, but let’s talk first dance. My fiancé surprised me with dance lessons soon after we were engaged. We spent months with a choreographer learning our first dance. We were in our own world on that dance floor. It was like the whole world melted away as we waltzed to Louis Armstrong.
In my mind, we were going to dance it again every year on our anniversary. We would never forget the steps. Our first anniversary, I was away on a business trip. Our second anniversary was the due date of our first baby. By the third anniversary, the steps were long forgotten.
Now let’s talk family and friends. Big family. Lots of friends. About 200 people flying in from all over the country. The award goes to Australia. It was the last family gathering for both of our grandmothers. The last one. No one wants to think about it, but it’s real.
It was also one of the last times we were to see one of my husband’s good friends. He died just a couple of years later in a snowmobile accident. We partied with him til 1am that night. Good times.
Lastly, the party. Oh the party. The live bar band. The Jack Daniels, for which I took so much crap in my last post. Yes, I drank at my wedding. Yes, I drank a lot. So did all the guests. Except the kids. They were running around with straws up their noses. It was a blast. We all had a great time.
And photos just aren’t enough to hold on to years later.
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1000 guest, black tie gala, featuring Mayor Villaraigosa, Peter Lowy of Westfield, MC Leeza Gibbons and David Foster with some special friends…and of course this amazing new terminal.
Special thanks to Carl & his team, David Corwin and Yoni Oscherowitz!
“WPPI 2012” Film wins 3 Telly Awards!
We’re proud to announce that the WPPI 2012 film, released last year has been awarded with 3 Telly Awards.
The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films.
· Best Live Event Video
· Best Music Soundtrack
· Best Use of Music within an Online or Event Video
I was honored to be asked to join two great filmmakers (Joe Simon and Travis Cossel) in New York to help film Jason and Tony’s wedding day. This was the Plaza Hotel’s first same sex marriage, and was an extremely important milestone in NY history. Jason and Tony were an amazing couple and they more than succeeded in making their wedding about unity, love and family. Thank you NYFilmworks for having me there as part of this very special day.
This is an extremely special wedding for me, as i was Father of the Groom! Being on the other side of the camera was quite a different experience, and editing these highlights was very emotional for me. Seeing your first born getting married was so joyful and sad at the same time. Joyful that he has found a wonderful sweet girl in Hannah, and sad that he is all grown up and moved out. Please enjoy.