Peter started the video branch of our company and it is so important for us to offer this because it is such a huge part of our own story. Eloping is rad, but let’s face it, it also means having to break the news to your family and friends that you did the dang thing without them and sometimes, that can create a lot of emotions. For us, we knew we wanted our day to be about US, not the production of a wedding or the stress of an audience. We spent weeks writing our own vows knowing they would be the foundation of our marriage, and those words deserved to be exchanged without distraction, but it still felt like something was missing. We love our family and friends deeply and we wanted a way to include them, so we hired a videographer.
We eloped in Bali with only the two of us, our photographer and our videographer. We adventured hand-in-hand, exchanged vows on the edge of a cliff as the sun went down and danced to a playlist of our favorite songs until the stars came out. We had our magical intimate day for just us, and then, we had a “wedding” back home on Kaua’i. Our closest friends and family gathered at what they thought was going to be our wedding ceremony, and when the officiant would have normally asked us to exchange vows, he instead had everyone turn to a TV (hanging in a tree... ha!) and it began to play our highlight film (surprise!).
There wasn’t a dry eye to be seen when the film was done. Our people felt as if they got to share in a piece of our intimate day as they witnessed us exchange vows, they heard the quiver in our voices and watched our secret day unfold in motion picture. Peter and I both agree that sharing our experience with our friends and family was almost as magical as our intimate elopement. Video gave us the best of both worlds.
"We love our friends and family deeply and we wanted a way to include them..."