Tuesday, April 16, 2013

We Have Photographic Proof

We were talking with some friends the other night, and somehow the topic of wedding videos and wedding pictures came up.  I think they were saying something about how bad their wedding video was, and it really wasn't something they'd want anybody to see - though their kids had thought it was fun.  It kind of made me wish we had a video to share with our kids.  I'm sure they'd get a kick out of it.

We did have the opportunity to have our wedding videotaped.  One of our friends had a video camera and offered to do it for us.  But we turned him down!  After all, we didn't have a VCR - what would we do with a video?  Yeah, that was back when we'd occasionally rent movies and the player from our local movie store.   Does anybody remember that?  Little did we know that we'd eventually own not one VCR, but several - and that technology would progress from there through DVD players and on to Blu-ray, and we'd have all those, too.  Of course, then we'd have to figure out the best way to get that wedding video transferred from the VHS tape to DVD, or we wouldn't be able to play it.  Again.

At least we do have wedding pictures.  We don't have anything nearly as exciting as some of the pictures featured on this wedding photographer halifax webpage.  We just have the basics, taken by three different people - one of my brothers and a couple of our friends.  At least we have photographic proof that we did have a wedding, we were very happy, and we had lots of friends and family there.  What else do we need?  I don't even know if photographers were doing some of the neat and very personal things that they do now way back then.  Check out the galleries on that web page I mentioned if you want to see what I mean.  We've got us lined up with our families, drinking champagne, eating cake, kissing - all the important stuff, I guess.

Maybe for my next wedding, I'll hire a photographer and get some fun pictures...