Your wedding venue is a pretty important part of the big day. As are the flowers, the band, the dress, the shoes, etc. etc…but ultimately a wedding is one day long. Start to finish it’s just one day in your life that flies by in the blink of an eye and all you have left are the memories. The photos that remind you of the moment your Dad gave you away, the expression on your grooms face when he sees you for the first time, a blur of a ring bearer as he breaks character and runs for his mothers’ arms. Photographs are a priceless way to relive your day and share those special moments for generations to come – but even better than looking at the photos is actually watching the day unfold from an outsider’s perspective.

You know you’re too busy juggling the hair dresser and sandwich delivery and manicurist all with an iPhone in one hand and a mimosa in the other to truly appreciate that ‘Oh my goodness, this is my wedding day!’ moment. But imagine being able to watch your mother get her hair curled, see the look in your eyes when you see your dress laid out for you, watch the delight in guest’s eyes as they fist pump and slow dance and try to catch the bouquet. There’s nothing like it. It’s like a momento from your wedding day that allows you to step back and appreciate all the details that flew by in such a frenzy when it was actually happening.

Having a wedding videographer is nothing new – they’ve been around pretty much since recording cameras were invented. However, they have come a longggg way since those four hour DVDs of slightly staticy play by play videos of the past.

The new ‘trend’ (although we think it’s more of a result of the wedding videography evolution that is here to stay) is to not just have someone to hold a camera and document the day one dimensionally. It’s about creating art and capturing the essence of your day through creative story telling.

Jenna and Brian still shot

For our Tried & True Luxury Wedding at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont we worked with the incredible boutique wedding videographer Micah Dudash of 822 Weddings and now can fully understand why part of the budget absolutely needs to be allocated to a videographer.

A true artist, Micah works with you to perfectly execute your vision and creates an incredible film that will have you tearing up after each viewing. A highlight video takes all of your favorite parts of the day and blends them seamlessly into a three and a half minute wedding film that becomes a souvenir to cherish forever.

The team is based in Vermont but they love to travel, so no matter where you decide to say “I do” make sure to check their availability (and don’t deliberate too long – those dates are snatched up quickly!). Before you even put down a deposit or sign a contract Micah is happy to meet in person and discuss the wedding themes, general plan for the day, your basic aesthetic, etc. to make sure you’re both on the same page. He loves what he does and that comes across in every interaction, making for a really stress free relationship. And what bride couldn’t use a little less stress in their lives!

Every 822 Wedding film is created using music that they compose and perform themselves, enabling them to create absolutely one-of-a-kind films for every one of their couples. You don’t want to see anyone else wearing your wedding dress and you’ll appreciate that no one else will have your music either.

822 Weddings are artists first and foremost and they approach every wedding as an opportunity to make a work of art; imagery that is every bit as alive, original, and special as the couple getting married. As Micah so eloquently summed up for us, “You might not know it yet, but your Love is a beautiful, wonderful, story. And we’d be thrilled to tell it.”