For the past 6 months, Rob and I have patiently been waiting to experience one final event from our wedding day: watching our wedding video. My photographer strongly recommended that Rob and I hire a videographer for our wedding day. He reassured us that it was an investment which we would not regret.
To be completely honest, I was on the fence about this decision for a long time. I was determined to have a wedding portfolio that my family and I would cherish forever, so I hired one of the best photographers in the Metro Detroit area without hesitation. It was an unwavering decision, but it was an investment.
For many months, I scanned sample wedding films from local videographers in the area and debated whether or not to shell out even more money for a video of our day. I didn't really see the point in having a video. After all, most of my friends and relatives only have photos and I never hear any of them wish that they had a video to accompany their photographs. If I was going to invest anything more in images from my wedding day, I needed to love it. This was an all-or-nothing situation and lukewarm feelings would not suffice.
In all of my searching, I finally asked my wedding planner to refer a few companies to me which I may not have discovered on my own. One of the vendors on her list was Heather Zara from Zara Creative. As I scrolled through their online portfolio, I knew that this was it. I instantly fell in love and knew that I wanted to hire Zara Creative to film our wedding day.
Rob and I have watched the our wedding video several times since we received an instant link last week. Right after Rob and I saw the video, I actually sent it to my Matron of Honor and we Face Timed on our iPhones while she watched the video so I could see her reaction.
I wish I could Face Time with every one of you while you watch our wedding film. If we could watch it together, you would see that I would inevitably cry at the end. In the span of four short minutes, the video perfectly captures every emotion of our wedding day. Six months after saying “I do”, it's sad how some of the memories have already begun to fade, despite the countless photos I have pored over from that day. Watching our wedding video breathed new life into those memories, helping us relive the day's overwhelming anticipation and joy. Rob and I will treasure our wedding film for many years to come.
Heather's team was present for the sweetest, most exciting and deeply touching moments from our big day and we invite you to experience the wedding from our perspective, with a little help from Zara Creative. Enjoy!
In addition to our closest family and friends, many students and parents from my school attended our wedding ceremony. I am so honored that they were witnesses to one of the most important moments of my life. I am particularly thankful for every parent that gave consent and allowed me to share their child's images on the blog. To our St. Mary family members, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your love and support.
Read More about Our Wedding
From my wedding dress, to the vintage decor, to the ice cream truck and bridal party gifts; Rob and I have shared all of our favorite touches from the wedding. Click any image below to read about our wedding day in greater detail. You can also see our full gallery of wedding photos in this blog post.
Our Wedding Vendors
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Wedding Coordination: Purple Clover Events
Reception: Private Residence
First Look Location: Wolcott Mill Metropark
Photography: BTW Photography
Bridal Dress: Sincerity by Justin Alexander – read more here
Belt: Diana Belt by Enzoani
Bridal Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings: Nordstrom
Floral Design: Fireweed Designs – read more here
Vintage Rentals: Rusted Rose Rentals – read more here
Other antiques: The Lambs Tail
Woodburned Plates: Made by Rob using Bambu Tableware – read more here
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Collection
Bridesmaid Jewelry: Necklace and Earrings from For the Maids
Flower Girl Dresses: Nordstrom and Monsoon
Suits: Joseph A. Bank
Bowties and Suspenders: The Tie Bar
Trolley: Entertainment Express
Dessert: Hello Ice Cream
Band: The Sugar Snaps
DJ: Mike Staff Productions
Videography: Zara Creative
Tent Rental: Special Events