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The First Dance

Something that I thoroughly enjoy is stories. Telling stories, hearing stories, first-hand accounts of incredible memories. Something I have noticed in weddings over the years is how little we hear the love story. The story of how all of us ended up at this wedding. Sometimes the parents will tell their stories of their memories with their son or daughter, and the Best Man and the Maid of Honor will tell share their stories of fond memories with the couple, but it seems like no one tells the love story. I wanted to change that. In today’s world media is everything, and everywhere. I wanted to use that power to tell the love story during an intimate moment for the couple. The first dance is one of my favorites, but some people look at it as two people moving slowly to music, the magic of that moment isn’t always seen by everyone. I wanted to change that. I wanted people to see a feeling.

I proposed this idea to Jordan and Elizabeth for their wedding, that we would get together 2 months before their wedding and I would interview them on camera about their love story, and I would edit it together with the song they have chosen as their first dance, and play it back during the first dance. The results were amazing.

Use password: djmikenelson to view the video below.

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I also wanted to do the same thing for the parents dances.

Use password: djmikenelson to view the video below.

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