Five Friends

The editing process of each wedding always begins with the question: What is our way into the story; from which perspective and from whose point of view do we want our viewer to perceive this story? A wedding video is sadly not a democratic space. Not everything gets included. But there is something meaningful about that, because what is eventually included becomes the frame through which we can best understand the wedding story and the characters in it.

After Judy and Dannel’s wedding was over, there was a sentiment the stayed with us: sometimes the story of a couple can best be told through the people they choose to surround themselves with. That was our way in, we thought. We’ll always remember this line from one of the speeches made by a groomsman, which we think sum up what this day was about: “They say show your five friends, and I’ll show you your future. Well, I have 8 friends here, and I know my future is great.”

Five
Friends

The editing process of each wedding always begins with the question: What is our way into the story; from which perspective and from whose point of view do we want our viewer to perceive this story? A wedding video is sadly not a democratic space. Not everything gets included. But there is something meaningful about that, because what is eventually included becomes the frame through which we can best understand the wedding story and the characters in it.

After Judy and Dannel’s wedding was over, there was a sentiment the stayed with us: sometimes the story of a couple can best be told through the people they choose to surround themselves with. That was our way in, we thought. We’ll always remember this line from one of the speeches made by a groomsman, which we think sum up what this day was about: “They say show your five friends, and I’ll show you your future. Well, I have 8 friends here, and I know my future is great.”

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