The thing I liked about this assignment is that it didn’t feel like an assignment at all. It was not only because I based my video essay on my brother’s wedding weekend. But it was more that I have enjoyed taking videos and pictures so much that it is more of a hobby for me than it is homework. I found myself taking videos of everything over the weekend because I wanted the memories and I am learning how to turn them into cool projects. I am finally getting used to my camera and am looking forward to what I am able to produce in upcoming weeks.
Kevin & Lizzy’s Wedding
On Saturday, Kevin Mroz and Lizzy Ketcik were married at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Festivities kicked off on Friday night as the couple and their families gathered at the church for the wedding rehearsal.
Following the rehearsal, those involved in the wedding met up with out of town guests at the Mroz’s house in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The bride and groom wanted a casual backyard rehearsal dinner as opposed to an expensive dinner. They said they thought it would give guests a greater opportunity to socialize with each other instead of only talking to those sitting around them at a table.
They decided to have the dinner at home in an effort to save money, since the reception the next day was already costing them a fortune. According to cnbc.com, the average cost of a wedding in the United States is $28,400.
Though everyone enjoyed themselves at the wedding reception the next day, there was a bit of craziness throughout the night. There were two wedding receptions going on at Oak Park Country Club that night– something that did not make Kevin and Lizzy very happy.
The other party did not have an open-bar, while Kevin and Lizzy’s party did. At one point in the night, various guests of the other party crashed Kevin and Lizzy’s party. They got drinks from the couple’s bar, used their photo booth, and utilized the couple’s dance floor.
The guests from the other party were not happy that they got caught and in turn started mass chaos. One guest ripped one of Lizzy’s bridesmaid’s dress. Another knocked over a cocktail table. Others were throwing beer at other bridesmaids. As a result, the police were called.
As all was resolved, Kevin and Lizzy’s guests continued to have a good time as they celebrated the matrimony of two people that are loved by many people.
Though this video does not capture all of the craziness of the night, click here to view an overview of the weekend.