With an artist groom, it’s no surprise that Cara and Major’s wedding was filled with thoughtful decisions, handcrafted details, and joyful, genuine emotion. For example, take note of the handcrafted leather belts Major presented to his groomsmen: each was customized with a hand-carved scene of their “bonding moment,” and Major made sure to talk about what each meant with each groomsman. Despite braving freezing temps and blowing winds, the love oozing out of these two and their family and friends shines through in this film from Hampton Road Studios!
P.S. Make sure to read below for Cara’s thoughts on hiring a videographer — I agree wholeheartedly with what she had to say!
A few words from the bride:
If I’m to be honest, I was way more excited about being married than the wedding day, as I had never put a great deal of thought into the day itself. However, when the day was upon us, I was thrilled and overjoyed with excitement. Major and I really wanted it to be a celebration of the Lord’s providence and gracious love He had given us by blessing us with each other. We wanted to keep the day sacred, but we also wanted to show how excited we were in joining our lives together, which I think we did in music and laid back decor.
My first most memorable moment is when Major saw me for the first time, before the ceremony. It was incredible. He cried. Well, not just cried, more like wept, and it was the sweetest thing. Our wedding coordinator had given us some awesome advice when we were deciding whether to do a first look. She said, “Why would you not see your best friend on what could be the most stressful day of your life? The one who knows you best and will give you great comfort?” We had a very special moment together, and great joy and relief was had for sure! My other most memorable moment was my dance with my dad. He chose two wonderful songs, and we had the DJ mix them together. We just let all our cares go and danced like no one was watching. It was an extremely special moment for me.
My advice? HIRE HAMPTON ROAD STUDIOS! Or the videographer of your choice. It’s been so amazing to go back and see all aspects of our day — I saw what Major’s day was like, and he got to see what mine was like, as well. We have watched our film over and over again, and I truly believe it is an investment in our marriage. Even at our three-month anniversary, it was so wonderful to remember our vows and bring us back to center. Life isn’t easy, and it helps to have a tangible gift like our DVD to re-focus our hearts.
See all of our past wedding films here!