"There And Back Again" - A Save the Date Video

"The video itself is very simple. Instead on rooting the concept in our beginnings as a couple or on the present, we wanted it to focus on the future. No glam shots here. We wanted to focus on the feeling of forever (or at least, "for the rest of our lives, til death do us part"). We wanted to show how real it was, how utterly unglamorous it was going to be decades after the fanfare, when all is spent and everyone's gone, and it's just the two of us."
-- Rebellious Bride Anna on their Save the Date Video

Anna and John's Save the Date from Aisle 1401 on Vimeo.

This has got to be one of the most wonderful Save the Dates we've seen so far. Let this be an inspiration to both newly engaged and already married couples to remember what this wedding hullabaloo is really all about in the end. 

RB Anna shares:

The concept was the groom (John)'s idea. We actually had several before that, but none seemed to fit my main requirement: no acting. We didn't want anything cheesy, and didn't want to go "candid" (since even those are still scripted somehow). 

Towards the last leg of preps, we had finally decided not to have any pre-wedding videos, but our invites were late, and we felt we needed to release at least something. And so the last minute idea. 

Set in a private ranch in Batangas, we intended the "feel" to be tranquil and quiet, and yes, comfortable enough for two people waiting to die together. A place like where we'd actually want to retire in. It serves a double purpose. A reminder, a goal. The music was chosen carefully too for its beautiful lyrics, and to blend with the vintage Art Deco theme. 

 We have had a lot of mixed reactions from the video. Although we had not intended it, some have associated the video with the movie UP. Many found it funny, but many also cried. We've also heard comments on how brave, or, well, rebellious we were, opting for the ridiculously obvious and ugly makeup, portraying ourselves in old age instead of young and beautiful. The truth is, we just wanted our prenup video to really mean something to us. Thankfully, we were able to produce one that we can not just look back to, but also something we can look forward to in the future. 

We hope you get to share it, if not as a rebellious concept, as a reminder to all couples that they are still the primary audience of their (hopefully once in a lifetime) wedding videos. Because at the end of the day, at the end of their lifetime, all they'll have is each other. 

THANK YOU Anna and John for sharing this with us. Your video is indeed a reminder and an inspiration to all of us who have been privileged to see it. You guys rock!

Video by Aisle 1401 
Hair and Makeup by Miko and Drei of Aisle 1401 

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