Matt and Laura Wiser
I first met Laura two years before Created Space Studios was even in the picture. I was back in my hometown for a brief six-months stay after completing my senior year in college. Through mutual friends, we happened to meet at Steak 'n' Shake. I was immediately drawn to her bubbly personality. We only saw each other a few times before my move back to St. Louis, but she was super active on social media, so naturally we became SM friends and have kept in touch even though we live in different towns.
Then nearly one year ago to the date, I got a message from Laura. Matt -- the same Matt from all of her Instagram photos the past few years that I just looooooved seeing -- had just proposed! And she wanted to hire Created Space Studios to shoot a highlight video of their wedding day.
A few email exchanges later and Laura, Matt and I were at Park Ave. for coffee in downtown St. Louis chatting about wedding videos. I quickly learned that music is a BIG part of their relationship, much like how important it is in my marriage; they push each other to live a healthy lifestyle; and Matt would do anything for Laura (like book a wedding videographer!)
The morning of their wedding was perfect. There was a slight chill in the early October air. Trees had just begun to change colors. And Laura was getting her hair and make-up done while listening to The Early November (one of my favorite bands from high school!). The entire day was filled with so much emotion. Emotion from the bubbly bride experiencing her perfect wedding day. Emotion from the groom when he was around his new bride. Emotion from all the family and friends there to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. Wiser in the small town of Arcadia, Missouri. And of course, emotion from the vieographer. As it turns out, Laura and Matt walked down the isle to mine and my husband's song, "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes. Then to top off our similar tastes in music, their entrance song into the reception was the same entrance song my husband and I used for our reception entrance nearly four years ago, "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
What impressed me most is how perfectly executed this small town wedding was. Laura did all of the planning on her own all while working a full-time job and going to school. Anyone who has ever planned a wedding before knows that the preparation keeps you busy enough to be a full-time job!
From the table toppers to the teacup wedding favors, everything was so "Laura and Matt." Each detail was well thought out and held a special meaning to the bride and groom.
If music selection and emotion are any indication of how perfect a wedding can be, this wedding nailed a perfect ten! Matt and Laura, thank you so very much for letting us be part of your big day! You two will always be very special to us.