Volpes Tie The Knot: Our Wedding Video

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I debated sharing this video for Wedding Wednesday, and I’m not even sure why. While I don’t totally love this video (it is literally nothing like the examples we were shown), I absolutely loved that we have these moments caught in real time, in live action. Photos are amazing, but being able to actually watch a video and see the moments before and after really is special.

We originally didn’t have room in our budget for a videographer, but we knew we needed to find a way to have one. Honestly, I wish we would have spent more on a different one that could have captured our day in a more professional way. We used George Street Photography, and I now know what type of company they are. The staff were incredibly kind, but it is a corporation, which I didn’t exactly understand.

But as I have mentioned over and over, we were about the celebration of our love with our friends and family. The video might not be the $10k ones you see on Style Me Pretty, and our photos aren’t my favorite, but they are still a reflection of our personality and love for each other, while celebrating with our friends and family.

So here it is, for those that would like to watch, our wedding video.

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Nikki and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!

To Travel & Beyond



  • Ashley Stephenson

    We didn’t have a videographer but we had my sisters best friend bring her school videocamera and recorded the entire ceremony!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww that is a great idea! The ceremony is really nice to have.

  • http://www.myborrowedheaven.com/ Meg Taylor

    Aww I’m so sorry to hear that you weren’t thrilled with your video, but I think it’s wonderful that you have your vows, best man/MOH speeches, and even that cake smash on camera forever :) I think it came out great, and everyone’s personalities definitely shine through!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I agree! Those important parts really make up for a lot, it was just a bummer that it was so far from what they offered online.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Ok I can’t watch anymore at work right now because I’m crying already. You’re so beautiful. I’m sorry it isn’t what you wanted, that’s always hard…but it is nice for the memories. I mentioned today in our post that we just couldn’t afford one and that was a hard pill to swallow, but I’m thankful for the memories we do have.

    • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

      Omg I just started crying at work, too! I’m going to have to finish it later lol

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww you are too sweet, Emelia! Than you! I am glad that we have it, but disappointed that the company had false advertising for what you would expect based on their website. Being in the wedding industry makes it hard too when you see such amazing videos from clients. But all is well!

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I’m going to have to watch this later because you just saw me crying at work! Love it already!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      You are so sweet. I am really glad to at least have the important moments.

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    This is so sweet! I totally teared up! Y’all are adorable! I actually think the video turned out great!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you so much!! It really means a lot that others liked it. I might just be hard on myself since it was my own wedding.

  • Lindsay

    So sweet when Dave starts crying on the pier. Love that.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      That part gets me every time!

  • http://makeupher.blogspot.com/ makeupHER

    Beautiful!! When your girls saw you for the first time I teared up. Even though the photos and videos weren’t what you wanted it captured the emotions perfectly!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww thank you!! That is a very god point, the emotions really are there in everyones faces and that is so important.

  • http://www.always-al.com/ Alexandra Stacey

    They got some great memories!! I about lost it at Dave’s reaction to your first look. It is so nice to have that to treasure!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      That part gets me every time! I wish I remembered more of that moment in person 😉

  • http://apaperarrow.blogspot.com Kayla Whitter

    While I understand not being completely satisfied, I think it’s so special that you have these memories in video and photography form (and also, I’m sobbing.)! I desperately wanted a videographer but just couldn’t make it work with our budget!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Aww you are so sweet, thank you!! They can be very expensive, and I wish I would have realized that not getting a good one because they we’re cheaper than other options wasn’t the best for us. Although, like you said, I am still happy we at least have the raw emotions.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    It’s been almost 6 years, and Chris and I still haven’t watched our wedding video. There’s just so much emotion involved in that day that I haven’t wanted to get emotional all over again. I think that maybe we should try and watch it on our anniversary this year though!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I absolutely know how you feel. I can’t watch this short video in its entirety or the longer version at all. There is so much that goes into a wedding day and it really makes it hard to think about sometimes. I actually was thinking about writing a Wedding Wednesday post about that and how I can’t watch the video. If you want to be included, let me know 😉 It would be great to have a POV from someone that has been married 5 years longer.

  • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    I love our wedding video. It was something that was extremely important to me (and now I know that Jeremy feels the same way since he lost his grandmother last year). Our video isn’t the best quality either, but it’s exactly what I wanted and I love that. I’m sad that you weren’t 100% in love with your pictures or video. That stinks.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I remember your Wedding Wednesday posts so vividly and I remember being somewhat sad because I felt like our wedding day wasn’t captured as perfectly as yours was. But I am still thankful we have them, I know it could have been much worse.

      • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

        Aww thank you. Photography and videography were our top 2 things…so much so that we paid for them ourselves and they weren’t part of our overall budget. I am curious why you can’t watch yours in full…I’m intrigued!

  • https://www.mysortofadultlife.com Jackie @ My Sort Of Adult Life

    I love wedding videos! They convey so much genuine emotion and beautiful glimpses of the special day!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      They really do! It’s so different to see the emotions in everyones faces in live action rather than in photos. Though both capture things differently.

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