Monday, January 4, 2010

Sneak Peek of NYE wedding from Love Story Media

Video by Erik Andersen of Love Story Media.

While most people were putting on their party dresses, gearing up to clink their champagne glasses, and heading out to spend a crazy NYE dancing the night away, I was making a little wedding magic happen. Kristin came to me about 6 months ago to hire me for her New Years wedding. Interesting, I thought. What a fun way to ring in 2010 while starting a new life together! But this wasn't just any wedding. This was a wedding planner's wedding. Kristin owns and operates SugarLily Custom Event Design, and her portfolio of work is very impressive. The stakes were high, but we clicked right away and share many of the same OCD qualities (that I assume is a necessary quality in our line of work).

Kristin and Tyler's wedding was everything I would have expected it to be and more; touching, romantic, and beautiful in an almost ethereal way. The love Kristin and Tyler share was so apparent that I found myself having to dry my eyes more than once throughout the night. It was a stunningly gorgeous event and I was so happy to be a part of it.

I have almost recovered from that day, which started at 8:30 AM on the 31st and saw me arrive home the next day at 6:30 AM. It was an incredible feat to flip the room from ceremony to banquet while trying to make sure it looked perfect, in a timely fashion on course. As well, Kristin wanted to surprise her guests, family and wedding party alike with an uber cool lounge, so once the dinner was finished I went to work flipping the buffet room into the lounge. Midnight saw a cloud of white confetti fall upon the dance floor, and 2 AM saw myself get down and dirty for tear down.

The night ran perfectly (thank goodness, because there was a lot of pressure!) and I got to hang out with some amazingly cool vendors that I've been looking forward to meeting. Erich Saide wowed us with his brilliant photography skills and impressive collection of equipment; Photobooth Vancouver was a complete blast to hang out with; and last but certainly not least, this incredible sneak peek at the wedding was filmed and created by a very talented duo from Love Story Media. It was incredible to watch Erik of Love Story work his magic- you can really tell he knows what to shoot and when, and how to make the most out of your wedding footage. I've said this before, and I'll say it again, brides-to-be: hire a videographer! It is so worth it, and I guarantee you will be happy with Love Story.

I hope to post pictures from the wedding soon, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy this video!


  1. It was so great working with you, thanks for sharing this video!

  2. Wow! Love everything about the wedding/reception. Great job Jen, great job Erik!

    Happy New Year!