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.

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 https://vonshafer.wordpress.com for any more info.
We cant wait to celebrate with you all!
D & L”

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


Wedding Photo Sneak Peek(s)!

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Ciana singing “Dada and Lauren, sitting in a tree….” ❤

There are so many things that should be posted here by now, but playing catch up on all things after a wedding is not a joke.

I wanted to give a quick treat to the friends and family who do not use Facebook, where many of our photos have been posted.

Once I have some time to sit and make some online albums as well as post updates, I will share them via email and here as well. Until then, please enjoy these links to our photographers blog!

Shaina was kind enough to post THREE sneak peeks of wedding photos for us. I thought I was pushing my luck after two, but it was totally worth it!

Sneak Peek #1

Sneak Peek #2

Sneak Peek #3

Thank you,  Shaina Sheaff Photography!

**Also, lets not forget to mention how awesome Sarah and Rozino were that day! Sarah was a butt-kicking wedding planner/floralspecialist/photographer who took charge with Shaina when there was none in sight (we have the photo of their faces to prove it, ha!) & Rozino, who at the salon that morning swapped “Hey I KNOW YOU!” faces and finger pointing with me. SO Great to see him and have that friendship come full circle 10-11 years later! I really appreciate you all being there that weekend, documenting some memorable moments, and also just hanging out and relaxing/laughing as well!