Yesterday was our wedding anniversary.
Bronze I believe, though we didn’t have a clue what to buy so took a day off instead to celebrate!
Back in 2009 I was waking up in our room at The Hillbark Hotel in the Wirral married (and realising I’d left my bra at the hotel I got ready in so had to wear the signed Liverpool shirt I gave my husband the day before and hold my arms in strategic places so no-one realised…). Enjoying breakfast with loved ones while we reminisced about what an AMAZING day we’d had (despite the rain. On an August Bank Holiday!).
No-one can really express how fast your wedding day goes, or how much fun you’ll have or even how much your jaw will ache the next day from smiling so much.
They’ll probably tell you but you’ll brush it off because EVERYONE says that, I mean how fast can it really go?
What they may also tell you is how glad they were to have it captured on video! Mainly because it goes so fast and much of it is a blur to have amazing photos and video to look back and enjoy really is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your wedding day (after actually getting married of course…and my husband will probably add in having an epic honeymoon too haha).
I watch my Wedding Highlights Video a lot. I even have it stored on my phone and although at times I feel it’s cheesy (I went way overboard on the slo-mos and possibly the blusher too…) and there’s times I cringe looking at myself and my cheesy grin I must say that there are many more happy moments that fill me with joy than I can even think to mention.
From editing it myself to watching it a million times I still see something new each and every time I watch it. As the years go by I treasure our wedding video more and more because it becomes even more important to us. We’ve lost so many family members since we were married in 2009 and watching it now it broke my heart a little seeing our Nana’s that are no longer with us… but it also makes me happy that I can see them again.
I can also see that moment that Lee lost it a little with his wobbly lip as I walked down the aisle in that stunning hall inside the Hillbark Hotel.
Those cheeky winks and holding hands when you think no-one is looking.
Seeing everyone enjoying themselves and doing silly things, the amazing Cody Urban Dancers, our choreographed first dance (to the song Love Gets Sweeter, thanks to Clare for helping us) and the totally unsafe techniques people attempted with those Thai lanterns.
You can’t really explain how amazing that is to anyone until they’ve lived that day and then they too can watch it all back with their very own wedding video.
So do consider having your wedding filmed/ videoed, even if you hate being on camera like Lee and I, because hand on heart it was the best decision we made that day and if I’d not edited my own film then I wouldn’t be writing this on my own wedding videography blog to share my wonderful memories with you guys now…
Excuse me while I go dig out my wedding dress again and you can enjoy being transported back to 2009…
You can learn even more from our wedding with this fun blog on ‘Learning From Our Wedding Mistakes‘ OR you may find it interesting hearing what other couples had to say about having their wedding filmed in a blog sharing some great wedding videography reviews!
As I got married in the Wirral is does hold a special place in my heart so if you’re planning your very own Wirral wedding and looking for wedding videography why not take more of a look around my site and see if I could be the videographer for you? I’d highly recommend the Portfolio page to see more wedding videos!