Seven years (and 2 day) ago, I married my best friend. I have approximately 800 professional photos documenting the event, ten of which I like. Today, two days into my eighth year of marriage, I can't help but wonder how my wedding experience and my memories of that day would differ had I owned an iPhone. Considering how my iPhone and a little app called Instagram have changed how I experience and interact with the world, I imagine it would have been a very different experience.
In my mother's words, "I shudder to think of it". But since I am so unhappy with my wedding photos (for many reasons - none of which were related to a lack of talented photographer and more due to my apparent assumptions and lack of communication), I would appreciate having some shots from the bride's perspective, with closest friends and family, of my 'good side', heck of my any 'side', really. I was so busy being 'in the moment' (rightly so) that I just assumed my photographer was capturing it all. I miss having those moments to look back on now, seven years later...in my old age.
Although it would have killed my mother to see a clashing iPhone in my hand, (or to be less obvious, in my bridesmaids' hands) snapping away through the ceremony and reception, I think those shots would have told a more complete, accurate, enduring story of the most wonderful day of my life. But I can only imagine.
Can you imagine if iPhones and Instagram were around on your wedding day? Would it have enhanced or distracted from your day? Would you / did you "Instagram" your wedding? Would you do it again if you could?