The last two years have seen two new marriages. First, between my oldest brother Jordan, currently serving in the U.S. Navy, and a lovely girl named Melissa Platt whom he met while stationed in the U.K. They decided to get married at my parent's house in Kaufman.
At the ceremony, last minute, I shot some video on a DSLR (Canon 7D) and tried to record audio (Zoom H4). The audio recording failed, and the video looked like a junkie needing a fix was the camera op. However, it found it's way into the hands of a very talented editor (Katelan Hessel, whom I was dating at the time) and she cut it into a beautiful piece. I recorded some material from Melissa's Dad reading a quick letter, and sent it along with the raw footage.
A couple years later, as a birthday gift to Melissa, Katelan sent this video. I think it's rather lovely, and realized that the blogosphere has been out of the loop on weddings and proposals and the like.
So here it is, in it's finished form, along with a few photos of the day. :-) It was quite lovely, and we're all thankful for the addition of Melissa to our family. I'm even told that the Platts are ok with Jordan being a part of their family... Shocking, I know!
Enjoy! (if you want to watch it in HD, you can watch it at this link: Melissa and Jordan)
Next time, my baby sister's wedding!!