When asked why this engaged couple decided to go against the grain by making a video for their “Save the Date” wedding announcements, the groom’s answer was simple: “We didn’t want to spend money on actual cards or whatever you usually send out.”
While most people settle for a nice card, letter or perhaps an email invite, for Hunter Cain and Amy DeChristopher of New York City, creating a memorable video was the most logical option, since Cain runs his own production company.
It didn’t take long for Cain, 31, to come up with the creative idea of incorporating children, their friends’ and co-workers’ kids to play the roles of him and his fiancée re-enacting significant milestones in their relationship.
“Amy put me on a deadline, so I just went into a Starbucks and didn’t leave until I was done with a script,” Cain told GoodMorningAmerica.com.
Before long, the final product announcing the date of their impending nuptials on May 30, 2014, was complete, and the video set to Meiko’s hit song, “Stuck on You,” couldn’t be more entertaining.
The adorable children chronicle significant moments, such as Cain trying to impress DeChristopher by playing guitar, DeChristopher trying to enlighten Cain by making him try new foods and eventually Cain, originally from Mobile, Ala., converting DeChristopher, originally from Peekskill, N.Y., into an Alabama football fan.
The process of making the video wasn’t without its hurdles, however.
“It was super challenging for us,” Cain explained about trying to get the children to focus for long periods of time. “Ivy [the little girl] is unreal on camera and was really good at taking direction. She’s such a natural. And Jake [the little boy] was so cute we just let him be him, which can sometimes be a handful. The good moments were when it all jelled together.”
Fortunately, the delightful love story caught on camera did all jell together. So much so, it has caused quite a buzz online, prompting viewers to ask Cain how he could ever top this video when it comes to their actual wedding.
“I don’t know if I can, and I don’t know that I need to,” he said. “I was just trying to make something cute. It is what it is, and I’m happy with that.”