We ask our couples many questions prior to their special day so that we can meet them where they are and tell their authentic story. Their narrative always outweighs the technical videography, and the theme of them as a couple always outlives the moments of a wedding day.
In fairness, we must confess our own answers to some of the questions we ask of our couples:
How did you meet?: Weirdly. Not looking. On a simple 21st of July in Denver, Colorado. Both of us out with friends. Again, not looking. A show. A green room. A bus. A movie. A Warwick and a walk home. Many “I-just-found-the-love-of-my-life-at-the-wrong-time” kind of feelings left to explore—and not without challenge or resistance. Good thing we are both so brave.
The Proposal & Engagement: There wasn’t one. We had already decided “no proposal”. When it was time to make a decision, we would make it together. We held hands one Saturday afternoon while out driving, looked at one another and said, “you wanna?”. I picked out my wedding ring with him standing beside me, complete with genuine giggles and hugs and kisses. Pretty sure everyone in that room knew we were in love.
The Wedding: Ceremony- Botanical Gardens @ 9:18am. Reception Brunch at West End Salvage. Post-party at Tally’s in Beaverdale. No itinerary that I can recall. No bridesmaids, no groomsmen. Just a few family members we invited to stand up with us if they chose to. The night before the wedding, I realized I hadn’t found any shoes to wear with my dress (absolute true story). He and I headed to JC Penny and I was elated when I found shoes “close-enough-to-white” to wear the next day.
We got ready at our own house. We drove to our ceremony together (stopping at Casey’s on the way so we could grab waters & snacks for the day). I zipped up my dress on my own and touched up my hair the best I knew how. He wandered…wondering what you do during the hour before committing your life to the person you have realized you love deeper and stronger than anyone else you have ever met. I wandered as well.
Our Vows: There were 3 promises: 1. I promise to not be perfect. 2. I promise to help you make sense of this life. 3. I promise to be present.
Our wedding day was not perfect. Our life is not perfect. We expected that. And we embrace that. We anchor to our vows.
Our videography work attempts to capture your “bigger story”….the one you will look back on and recognize as “yourselves”. The moments are fleeting, the love is grand.
This is why we work.
Love, Jon & Ali Locker