Last weekend Jeff and I got the email that every newlywed Serendipity couple looks forward to:
“Jeff and Sarah, Your Wedding Highlight Film is finished!!!”
Now I know what you’re thinking; “But Sarah, you’re a Serendipity editor! Are you saying that you didn’t edit your own Film?” No my friends, I did not.
You see, when I edit a project it is forever my project. Every time I watch it I see something more I could have done differently, or something that could be altered. I learned my lesson with our Love Story – I edited it, and now I don’t really ever want to watch it.
However, the beauty of Serendipity is that it’s not a one-man show.
Another great blessing is that we get to know our couples before and as we edit a Film. Sean, my lovely editor, obviously has known me for about two years now as we’ve worked together editing in the same studio, as well as shooting weddings together. However, there’s much in a relationship that you can’t explain to others – the funny things that come up or the inside jokes that you just can’t explain to someone else. However, such is his talent and skill that somehow Sean was able to put in all of our inside jokes and our favorite memories of the day. Windmill as our child’s name, me kissing his ring after our first look – these silly things and more are what made the day ours.
I was in tears at the end of our film, and I think Jeff was a little misty-eyed as well. The imagery, the lighting, the story, the family – Jeff was worried about his interview (like most people, he HATES seeing and hearing himself on camera), but we were both so surprised at how good we sounded, and how the interviews kept things moving along.
I know I’m a bit biased in my opinion that EVERYONE should have a wedding Film, but after getting this back, I am a straight-up advocate for it. Jeff didn’t care one way or the other about getting a Film, but after watching ours he was making a mental checklist of people he knew that were getting married that he was going to try and convince to get one.
Thank you Serendipity, for everything!! It could not have been more perfect! I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!