Cheers to 9 Years of Friendship!

October 8th is a reminder each year of two talented friends celebrating their birthday, usually while they are on tour. I am then immediately reminded that because of them, in 2004, I met a really great guy. We talk about our story of meeting here, and I am thankful every day for that encounter, because it changed a lot of lives, and even created one.

Our Crowdsourced Wedding Film!

In lieu of a hiring a professional videographer, we opted to crowdsource wedding footage filmed by ourselves, friends and guests who were celebrating with us on February 22, 2013 at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas. 17 people contributed footage, I edited the final film, and the results were just as personal and full of emotion as we hoped for! Enjoy!

Click here to visit Lauren’s Vimeo page.
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We wanted to be able to involve our family and friends in the wedding celebration, so we made sure to include app ideas for them to use at that weekend. We also sent our guests this message:

“We are so excited to see you all on the 22nd! In case you haven’t visited our site, we have this really fun idea for a wedding video.
Using creative collaboration, we are asking guests who have mobile devices to record fun times from their perspective that weekend.

ex:
iPhone/ipad/itouch users you can download the 8mm app. Android Users can download Retro Movie Player.

We’re hoping guests take snippets of their preparation, travel and time at the wedding ceremony and reception, capturing little details and moments.
:03 seconds to 3 minutes, our goal is to gather footage from all of our friends and create video(s) from that. We want to experience what you experience, and are sure that it would make for a very special memento.

So please, create, contribute, and have fun with us. I have a dropbox folder set up,  Or just message me your email to add you to it. Visit http://vonshafer.wordpress.com for any more info.
We cant wait to celebrate with you all!
D & L”

Music:
Everyday – Rogue Wave
Breathe – The Hero Factor
Guests with iPhones used the 8mm App.