When Christopher Brooks puts his mind to something, he is going to accomplish it!
I first spoke with Chris about a year before his wedding day. He explained that he was interested in videography because he was planning on having a magical day that he and his fiancé, Megan, would want to remember forever. I had no problem with that and agreed to help out in any way that I could. Little did I know the adventure that Chris was about to take me on!
Chris had many ideas, most of which came to fruition on the big day- a beautiful outdoor wedding, a horse-drawn carriage, surprise gifts for Megan, meaningful decorations to honor the memories of family and friends… but the surprise honeymoon might have been Chris’ biggest surprise for Megan and one that kept me busy helping to organize it all.
Chris had told his bride to be that they would be honeymooning in the Florida Keys- a pretty nice destination if you ask me- but he was secretly planning on making Megan’s dream of a trip to Hawaii come true. While most guys would just spring the news over a nice dinner, Chris planned on surprising Megan with a special video to be played at the reception in front of all of their guests. I loved the opportunity to make their big day even more memorable! Chris and I shared some ideas and made a plan. I shot a Fiancé Interview Video with the couple at Sippo Lake Park in Massillon. Meanwhile, Chris had contacted as many people as he could in Hawaii and asked them to record some cell phone videos to welcome Megan to Hawaii. I added these onto the end of the video so that Chris’ big surprise was revealed to Megan and the crowd at the wedding reception.
It was a lot of work, but without a doubt one of the coolest experiences that I’ve had at a wedding. It’s a special thing to know that I was able to help make Megan’s day even more magical!