Giving a totally new perspective on the nuptials, a couple tucked a camera in the bouquet for their wedding
Many photographers are great at capturing weddings from every angle, but one point of view has proven elusive — that of the bride. A wedding couple decided to do something about that by hiding a GoPro HD Hero in the bridal bouquet, giving a first person perspective of not only the aisle walk, but also the rest of the festivities.
6 months before our wedding, my wife and I decided to hide a GoPro HD Hero 2 video camera in her wedding bouquet. The wide angle first person viewpoint of her walking down the aisle is something we can look back on many years from now. We let it run for much of the day, and captured a lot of great moments. As far as I can tell, this is the first time anyone has put a HD Video camera in a Wedding Bouquet. No one knew it was there unless we pointed out the small black camera lens.
The camera is obviously far more subtle than most gear used at weddings, but judging by the footage, wasn't exactly secret. They hold the flowers up at high angles to better capture some of the scenes, and pass it around to capture certain events. Still, I'm betting the vast majority of people had no idea that it was being used.
I wonder if the current plans for wearable cameras like the Memoto and Autographer might not mean that this sort of thing becomes more common and popular. You could record any major life event this way — just stick it to the front of your graduation gown, or whatever.