Michelle and Justin 'Music Wedding Video' Invite

Hi!!!

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As you know, Justin and I are getting married rather soon and we can’t wait to see you there!!

What you probably don’t know is, we have invited the team from Music Wedding Videos to shoot everyone enjoying the day, singing, dancing and generally having a great time to the song ‘This Is How We Do It’ by Montell Jordan.

Here is the song we’ve chosen for you to get familiar with, it is before the time of Music Videos but you’ll get the idea…

How this works is, the guys will be equipped with lyrics and speakers on the day, and they’ll be looking for volunteers to mime along to a couple of lines from the song on camera, which they’ll then turn into a music video of the wedding day. Don’t worry too much about learning the lyrics as they will have some printed on the day and after playing a short section of the song a couple of times you’ll soon pick it up.

You’ll have a few go’s at getting it right, and they’re pretty good at editing to make you look awesome. Your singing voice doesn’t matter either because they’re not going to use the audio – the real song will be played over the video footage of you singing along.

If you’re really up for it, feel free to learn a line or two from the song (or even the whole thing)…

The lyrics are included on that version so that if you want to you can rehearse and remember them to perfection! Alternatively there is a link to the lyrics here too – This is how we Do It Lyrics

(The lyrics are also shown at the bottom of this page…)

How up for it are you?

Mad for it!

OK, so you fancy yourself as a bit of a performer or a pop-star in another life?

Here’s what you can do:

  • Watch the video
  • Learn the lyrics
  • Practice in front of the mirror
  • Choreograph a dance routine
  • Get together with some like-minded guests to do something as a group

We are looking for people to (willingly) come forward beforehand to be given specific lines to learn, and we will then forward everyone their own lyrics to perfect 🙂 If any of you do want to perform something special, please let us know or contact the MWV guys at info@musicweddingvideos.com so they can plan it into the shoot.

Happy to get involved on the day

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Watch the video
  • Try to learn at least one or two lines from the song
  • Grab the MWV guys on the day and let them know you want to get involved

A little bit camera-shy

We realise some people either don’t feel super comfortable in front of cameras, especially video cameras. Don’t worry – the MWV guys are very sensitive to this and won’t force you to get involved if you don’t feel comfortable. But if it’s not too painful, we do hope you can at least give us a smile or a wave so that we can remember you on our special video. And remember – if it’s your singing voice you’re worried about, they don’t actually use that in the final video – you’re just miming along to the real song. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Don’t worry too much about learning the lyrics
  • On the day, see if you’re in the right mood. If not, just let the MWV guys know if you’d prefer to just be an ‘extra’ without performing, or if you don’t want to be in the video at all.

We think this is a really fun way to record and re-live our big day for years to come and hope you’ll all get involved in some way.

Still not sure how this works?

Here are a couple of examples of a finished video from previous weddings once they have been edited and effects have been put on…


Jen’s Music Wedding Video – Mr Brightside


Dan and Gemma’s Music Wedding Video – Dirty Bit

 

So……..

  • Glamorous couple – Check
  • Beautiful Location – Check
  • Awesome dancing and singing – that’s where you come in

Let’s make this a wedding video to remember!

 

Love

Michelle and Justin

 

PS Remember, if anyone wants to do anything specific then please contact us or Kev at Music Wedding Videos at kev.bagnall@musicweddingvideos.com

PPS Here are those lyrics…

“This Is How We Do It”

This is how we do it
La ra ra ra ra ra…

This is how we do it.
It’s Friday night, and I feel all right
The party is here on the West side
So I reach for my 40 and I turn it up
Designated driver take the keys to my truck
Hit the shore ’cause I’m faded
Honeys in the street say, “Monty, yo we made it!”
It feels so good in my hood tonight
The summertime skirts and the guys in Kani
All the gang bangers forgot about the drive-by
You gotta get your groove on, before you go get paid
So tip up your cup and throw your hands up
And let me hear the party say

1- I’m kinda buzzed and it’s all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
To all my neighbors you got much flavor
(This is how we do it)
Let’s flip the track, bring the old school back
(This is how we do it)

This is how we do it, all hands are in the air
And wave them from here to there
If you’re an O.G. mack or a wanna-be player
You see the hood’s been good to me
Ever since I was a lower-case G
But now I’m a big G. The girls see I got the money
A hundred-dollar bills y’all

If you were from where I’m from then you would know
That I gotta get mine in a big black truck
You can get yours in a ’64

Whatever it is, the party’s underway
So tip up your cup and throw your hands up
And let me hear the party say
(repeat 1…)

I’m kinda buzzed and it’s all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
YNV, SCC, all my homies
(This is how we do it)
I’ll never come wack on an old school track

Rap:

Check it out!
Once upon a time in ’94
Montell made no money and life sure was slow
All they said was 6’8″ he stood
And people thought the music that he made was good
There lived a D.J. and Paul was his name
He came up to Monty, this is what he said
You and OG are gonna make some cash
Sell a million records and we’ll make in a dash

(repeat 1, ad lib to fade…)

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