save the date wedding video

Capitol Video: Keri Kae & Andy’s Rooftop Party Save the Date Video

A couple months ago we hit 500 Fans on Facebook and gave away a “Save the Date” wedding video as a prize, courtesy of our AWESOME friends at Friends with Cameras.

The winners were Keri Kae & Andy, lovers of travel and music, and self proclaimed “geeks” aka my kind of people :) Jason, the leader of Friends with Cameras chatted with the couple and learned that one of their most favorite things was spending time with friends on the roof of their building. So they decided to feature a rooftop party for their save the date video!

Friends with Cameras puts it:

We had fun, and the video I think it’s fun, and shows their personalities.

So check it out for yourself!

Keri Kae & Andy’s Rooftop Party Save the Date Video in Arlington, VA

keri kae + andy – save the date from Jason Stewart on Vimeo.

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Ryan & Jessica’s Alternative DIY “Save the Date” Stop Motion Video

Unique “Save the Dates” tickle my fancy [sometimes I swear I write things like I am 80 years old]. So I guess you could say I was delighted [and fancy?] to get this Save the Date video in my inbox, courtesy of Photography Du Jour.

After Graelyn & Chris shared their Save the Date Video, I was anxiously awaiting the next time I would get to share another one of these. I guess I didn’t have to wait TOO long :)

First, a bit about Ryan & Jessica [from Jessica], including their adorable proposal story:

Ryan grew up in Northern Virginia and I’m originally from the west coast, but we were both living in Richmond when we met.  We met at the restaurant we were both working at – Ryan was my trainer.  We became friends, and then about 6 months later started dating.  We were together for about a year and a half when Ryan proposed.  We had plans to go to Seattle for a few days, and Ryan new I would be expecting “something” on the trip, so he actually proposed the night before we left, saying “You know what would make this trip awesome?  If you went as my fiance.”   Etc.  It was a simple, but sweet proposal.  :)

Untitled from Photography Du Jour on Vimeo.

And now, a bit on why they decided to do a stop motion video for their alternative Save the Date:

We came up with the idea for the video by looking online at different save the date ideas.  I came across a couple stop motion videos and really loved the idea.  We got the I love so and so more idea from a specific video and expanded upon it to fit our personalities.  A good friend of mine helped us photograph it and when did the video at her place – a small farm house in Richmond, but we didn’t have any professional help.  I’m an art educator, so I’m familiar with stop motion.  We came up with an overall idea of what we wanted to do and then kind of built the video on the fly.  One interesting note, we were making the video the day of the earthquake.  :)

 Sometimes I really wish Andy & I did this for our own Save the Date. It’s such a fun, alternative way to share your wedding date with people – and it’s also super eco-friendly (no paper! no stamps!). Plus you get to tell people a little bit about yourselves, which is good for couples that haven’t met each others extended families and such!

What do you think ~ is a stop motion save the date video for you?

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