BEST WEDDING VIDEO EVER | In-laws, take note.

So, I hinted about this a short while ago on the ol’ acebook-Fay (yeah, I just Pig Latined that ish).  A friend brought this excellence to my attention, and I thank her.  Because it is EPICNESS.  I fully expect this to go viral.  I’m calling it, right now.

Congratulations Vanessa and Lin-Manuel, on your wedding, and on the undeniable love that exists between both of your families and all of your friends.  When you decide to have fun and be kind, this is what can result.  Also, a little talent never hurt anybody.

By the way, here’s a quick tip:

Are you dealing with especially -


- in-laws?  Make sure you show them this video. Because this, this is how it should be.  Thank you, Lin-Manuel, for creating something so touching, so loving and so uniquely beautiful, for your bride, and for everyone who needs a little reminder that in the end, it’s all about the love.

Credit: Films by Francesco / Alerted to this awesomeness by my girl Amanda, of Stella & Dot.  Check out her site, it’s a girl’s dream. (:


xoxo!  – Alison


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  1. Thedemoiselle on September 15, 2010

    The bride is TOO cute!! She looks so shocked and genuinely touched. Sweetness!

  2. Nina@WeddingBellesOnline on September 15, 2010

    EPIC AWESOME. Lin is incredible, and to watch him and all of their family and friends surprise Vanessa that way is AMAZING! Love them. Love their wedding. LOVE, LOVE this video. Thanks Alison!

  3. Gigi on September 15, 2010

    This video brought tears to my eyes. It is truly beautiful. The genuine caring and love from both sides of these families shines through. This marriage is blessed.

  4. Postcards and pretties on September 15, 2010

    that is FANTASTIC!!! i love how the bride was so surprised.

  5. Alicia @CharityWedding on September 15, 2010

    Crap. I am about to marry into the wrong family. This is AMAZING! My in-laws have some work to do. Along with my own parents.

  6. Jessica on September 15, 2010

    Oh boy. I’m with Alicia. Why aren’t my in-laws like these people? I’m crying happy and sad tears over this video. If you read this, Lin-Manuel and Vanessa… I’m up for family adoption if you’re looking. :)

  7. Naomi on September 15, 2010

    Amazing! My in-laws would never do this! But then again…I love this video I’m sharing it with everyone!!

  8. Katie Saeger on September 15, 2010

    Seriously the BEST video ever!

  9. lunaandchloeweddings on September 15, 2010

    OMG loved this soooo much I had to show it to my Mr. Big. He, as well as me, just think this is amazing! How incredible it is for not only two people, but two families to come together as ONE!!! The way it should be. Alison, thanks for giving me this little gift!


  10. Mia Cupcake on September 15, 2010

    You know I’m sending this to Mille RIGHT NOW, right? ;)

  11. Kate Holland on September 15, 2010

    Oh, I’m totally tearing up here!! That is so special, and the effort and thought that’s gone into it is just incredible!! Like you say… a little talent doesn’t hurt! Not sure how our families would fare with this song and dance!!

  12. Jenna on September 16, 2010

    I love this. I love everything about this.

  13. Jenny Adams on September 16, 2010

    oh my goodness … can that be any more touching? Now I wish my family wasn’t completely tone deaf. What an incredible surprise for her! :D

  14. Megan Acosta on September 16, 2010

    That was the best thing ever!!!

  15. Kait.Island on September 16, 2010

    This rules.

  16. Lauren @ ELD on September 16, 2010

    Wow, seriously the most amazing thing ever! So touching to see so much fun and love at a wedding! Thanks for sharing this!!!!

  17. Estefy on September 16, 2010

    OMG, best wedding surprise ever!!!! Sooo awesome, I loved it. ♥

  18. Brittany on September 17, 2010

    That’s the writer and star of the hit Broadway musical In the Heights. He’s a talented genius. So glad he used that for his gorgeous bride!

  19. Alfreda @MoodEvents on September 17, 2010

    Oh my hilarious!! What a production! Loved how everyone committed 100%. Super fun video!

  20. dreamer12781 on September 17, 2010

    He is one of the most sincere people you’ll ever meet… sweet as can be. And he LOVES HER!! I’m so glad to see this couple finally tie the knot and the video brings tears to my eyes. So much love! Congrats you two!

  21. Rachel on September 21, 2010

    i love this family!

  22. suzanne @ featherandstone on September 21, 2010

    That would have taken a serious amount of practise sessions!!! Just amazing!

  23. Sarah R. on August 11, 2011

    Wow! Those two will be married forever, I’m sure of it.


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