A video save-the-date

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Good Monday to you, Cakelets! This week is destination weddings week over here. Isn’t that fun?

We thought we’d start with a SUPER cute, stop motion save-the-date, which we were thinking could be great for peeps planning destination/themed weddings.

Wedding Save the Date! from Joe Fayer on Vimeo.

Joe, the groom, had always wanted to make a stop motion video and since he and Kelly were planning their wedding relatively quickly, they wanted a way to instantly send their save-the-date to guests. Meaning via email vs. the USPS.

Here’s what Kelly says about the process:

“We both found little elements that we liked around the house, (like the glitter letters, balsa wood, finger puppets), put them all down on our dining room table (which is the background that we shot it on), and loosely crafted our idea. The red string knot represented a Cambodian knot tying ceremony that we were going to be incorporating into our wedding… the ceremony is very intimate and allows for each guest to come up and tie a red string onto our wrists and give their well-wishes and/or advice. The red symbolizes good luck and the strings are worn for a ceremonial three days (although we couldn’t part with them so left them on our entire honeymoon). The two finger puppets that Joe and I bought for each other on our first date (that appear in the boat) quickly became our wedding cake toppers, something we hadn’t thought about until we were making the video. And then I re-purposed our name banner to hang on our sweetheart table.

We shot it with our still camera and then strung all the frames together in Final Cut, added music (m. ward, who we also dance our first song to…”Eyes on the Prize”) and that was it. It took us 1 day to make the video and 1 day to string it all together.”

Amazing! And so much fun to receive a little video instead of a REGULAR old save the date jpg in your email.

Thanks so much for sharing, Kelly & Joe!

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Tor on Oct 19, 2010

Love it! If you loved the save the days you should see the photos from their wedding day. There are no words for how amazing the whole thing was.

Annika on Oct 19, 2010

My favorite thing ever! I was at this wedding and if you think the Save The Date is amazing, you will be absolutely BLOWN AWAY by their actual wedding. It was the most beautiful, funky & heartfelt thing I have ever seen! Kel & Joe are even cooler than their wedding was - which is quite a feat! Let me tell you! Make Kelly send you the wedding photos and prepare to be in love with these two!

Jenny on Oct 20, 2010

Love this! The coolest save-the-date ever!

Kate@pomelopleasures on Oct 27, 2010

Lovely! That is so adorable and creative!

Kelly on Apr 25, 2011

Applause, applause...super clever and way to cute! I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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