Asking My Bridesmaids

Not that many people record asking their bridesmaids, let alone put too much thought into it. I decided to put together a video of why I wanted to ask my bridesmaids and also include the videos of their reactions. The reason I wanted to do this is because these girls mean a lot to me. So I decided to brain storm this video idea. I started out by talking about each of my girls that I asked; explaining how I met them and why I decided to ask them. As I’m talking, pictures of them will fade in and out, showing whom they are. Then, I will show the stuffed animals I got each of them and tell why. I got the stuffed animals from Stuffed Safari; each of them has a custom bandana that either says, “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” or “Will You Be My Maid of Honor.” Each stuffed animal represents my bridesmaids individually. After the stuffed animals is when you will get to see the videos of me “asking them.” None of them knew this was coming. I didn’t mention the bandanas on the stuffed animals because I wanted them to find it themselves. After the videos you will get to see an aftermath photograph of us with the gift.

I decided to go with the stuffed animals as gifts because it’s something cute that they can hold onto and even give their children someday. I also wanted something different, rather than just asking them face to face or writing a note. I also wanted to do this video as another part of their gift. I will put the video on a CD for them and decorate the cover as a keepsake. It’s something they can re-watch whenever they want. I also wanted to post the video to show my girls that they truly are a piece of my life. They mean a lot to me and I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

Donna, Chey, Natosha, and Rachel, I hope you enjoy this heartwarming video because all of you have a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to celebrate my wedding day with you girls!

Quick Note: All of the photographs in the video were taken by Dreamcatcher Photography. You can check out my portraiture work under the gallery tab: Portraiture. Also, Kris Parker helped me with the video. You can find his work on his YouTube page: Kristopher Parker