4 months into Forever!

Today makes 4 months since we said “I do” and walked down the aisle into our happily ever after. It’s been a busy 4 months and we’re so grateful for things to slow down a bit over the holidays and soak up some time with each other and our families. We recently got our wedding video from ShutterHutch and have so enjoyed looking back on our special day.

CharlotteWeddingFilm Ashleigh+Landon from Shutter Hutch on Vimeo.

We are so thankful to have this keepsake in our hands and although I’m sure we won’t watch it on a weekly basis, we will certainly hold tight to it and who knows, watch it on our anniversaries? Share it with our kids one day? Re-live that special day whenever we want.

I’m so glad that we decided to have videographers at our wedding. And I’m glad that we chose Jaime and Chad with ShutterHutch.

I’m looking forward to many more months and years of marital bliss with this guy. Even on our busy days, I’m reminded of how lucky I am and how loved. I’m so thankful for each sweet memory that we have made together – and excited for all the ones to come. {Love you, LMW, to the moon and back.}
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Forever films

We have vacillated for most of our wedding planning experience on whether or not we would hire a videographer. The cheapest quote I was given was $1700 – but most were closer to the $2500 range for a base package. I get it, they put a lot of time into following you around on the big day, and also into editing and making sure everything is perfect before giving you those final discs. But once you’ve paid for venues, catering, flowers, coordinators, photography, and all the million other things weddings require… that extra money seems scary to spend. I talked about this a few weeks ago in this post for Carolina Bride.

My groom does not feel passionate about having a videographer or not having one. I am not sure I feel passionate about it, but I think I might regret it if I don’t. It’s not something we can go back and do, after the fact. I was discussing with one of my bridesmaids yesterday and we talked about how frequently it would be watched… probably only on anniversaries and maybe if our (one day) kids wanted to see it. She made a good point though that it’s “live” and you might not always have the opportunity to interact with folks that are at your wedding, and of course, it’s something you can keep forever.

Family members have also offered opinions, similar to my bridesmaid’s opinion yesterday. Again, I’ve also had people say that they don’t regret it. I’ve had people say that the ceremony was a disaster because the priest kept calling them by the wrong name. I’ve had people say that they love their video and it’s so special. And like Michelle said yesterday, heaven forbid something happen to one of us, but we could play the video to each other like Channing Tatum did in The Vow. (Or we could just watch Channing Tatum in The Vow).

So, I spent Monday negotiating with a videographer for the parts that we really care about being caught on camera and was able to get to a price point that I was happy with and my groom, knowing that I want it, said, “do it.” Love him.

1 month to go – and we are EXCITED!
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