So there’s this video circulating the vimeosphere that caught my attention in 2 shakes of a lamb’s tail ago. If I were to tell you it’s someone’s wedding video, you’d probably not be apt to watch it. But it really is the wedding video to end all wedding videos. In just under 5 minutes, you shall laugh, you shall cry and you shall believe in a thing called love again.
P.S. I’d go into full screen mode with this video. Trust me, it’s worth it.
What’s funny is that I have no idea who these people are! And yet I’m celebrating alongside them and find myself wishing I’d gotten an invite to what must’ve been the wedding of the century. I mean, how FUN did all of that look? How in love was everybody with the couple, and how in love was the happy couple themselves? You can just feel and see how in love Otis is with Nitasha and how much he’s just itching at every moment the opportunity to make her happy. I don’t even heart HIM, I just heart how he luffs her! Siiigh. Don’t you want to be their friend? I totally want to be their friend!
To be honest, I’m generally a bit jaded as far as the pomp and circumstance and $35,000 minimum investment in weddings go these days. All I hear about is the stress over the inconsequential details, the politics and the need for everything to look perfect, even if it comes at the expense of one’s own joy. You know, to the point where it feels more like a anxiety-wracked show of what couples are pretending to feel for one another or build together. I myself vowed years ago that if I ever ventured marriage that I’d have a simple backyard barbecue and be done with it.
But maybe I had it wrong on some level — that weddings aren’t really about the politics or about just something that needs to be done down the road as a couple that wants to build a life together. That it’s a celebration. A joyous occasion. Something that makes everybody’s heart bloom into an orchestral symphony — or at the very least, chirp out a very happy song.
I’m not kidding when I say that this has me hankering for a dose of the The Wedding Singer? After watching this, I’m lead to believe that, like Robbie Hart, Inkspot Crow Films is more than just a team of glorified wedding videographers. They genuinely have a soft spot for that loving feeling. And impressively spot-on music selection and gorgeous cinematography — watching their little vimeo bits is kind of like watching an amazingly moving mashup of a super-awesome-movie-trailer/music video/documentary.
Whoever did the editing has an impeccable ear for timing and eye for details. So kudos to him/her/it.
Also — generally, I DON’T LIKE WEDDING VIDEOS. BUT I FIND THAT I LIKE THEIR WEDDING VIDEOS. Seriously, it’s like they hand select couples who genuinely are in love with each other. Anyway, here are a few more that I thought were supremely cool/cute/uplifting:
John + Jordan: I love how they LITERALLY skipped down the aisle. CUTECUTECUTE with a generous side of happy.
Kendall + Patrick Interestingly enough, I dig the slideshow in the beginning. What a great-looking, adventurous pair of peoples. Even though they’re obvs married by now and I know how it all ends, I found myself rooting for them to just meet each other already as the slides came up through the years.
Carter + Sarah What a cute, june bug of a Southern wedding!
Before watching these vids, in my mind, I thought it was easier encountering a unicorn in the wild than encountering peoples who were genuinely in love with each other and happy about it. Realizing that, I came to understand that I am, or I was, super cynical about true love. And I also came to realize that being a realist and being a cynic are two very different things.
Because, you know, the reality that cynicism holds as true is just as illusory and imagined as naivete itself.
The glass through which I see the idea of love — is it half empty or half full? And why is it so popular to see it as half-empty? And which glass do I want to drink from today?
Siiiiiiiiiiigh, yes, all my girly girly bits are coming out today. Apologies to the dudes. I’ll butch it up plenty in the next few posts once I get back.
YES. ONCE I GET BACK.
This is actually a ghost post, pre-written before I embark on my journey through the Andes. True story! So if you’re reading this now and a friend or a fan, feel free to wish me luck and pray on my behalf the avoidance of any altitude sickness!
Love and tacos,