Worth Watching

…and while we’re on the subject of marriage

Perspectives Cinema and Photography | New Zealand

Have you ever come across an amazing little video online that just wrecks you in the best of ways? That’s what this one did to me, and I hope you enjoy watching it here today, too:

Pomare + Vanessa || Beginning of Creation

The company that put it together is called Perspectives, and after poring over their entire site, I am such a big fan of their work! They’ve got a lot more fun wedding-related videos on their site if you want to watch a little more “mushy” this weekend. (This Disney-themed proposal was super cute, too!)

And speaking of sweet, couple-related videos- this one got me, too:

I count it a great privilege to care for this one that I’ve loved all of these years, and continue to love….she’s my princess and I’m her William, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.:-)

Happy weekend, you. Hope it’s a magical-meets-mushy one!

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  1. Jenny V. says

    Dear Layla,

    I began following your blog a while ago after finding it on The Pioneer Woman. Little did I know at the time that you are a friend of my former teaching partner, Traci H.:) (I live in Nicholasville too.) I love your blog, wish I had the money to have you help with my house (which you would love – it is quite an 40some year old challenge), and have excitedly awaited each adoption post. This video was so encouraging today. I have recently gotten out of the hospital after having almost lost my life to blood clots. My husband has had to help with sooooo much in the last month. Each day God seems to send some kind of encouragement, and today you were the vehicle. Thank you so much!!!

    Jenny V.

  2. Martha Weber says

    The video of the couple on the special made bike…brought streams of tears….what a beautiful commentary on what true love is! Thanks for sharing this!!!

  3. Cathy R says

    WOW! There are no other words. Both videos were so beautiful, but that second one with the couple married almost 50 years- how incredibly wonderful.

  4. debbie says

    Very sweet videos. I am a caregiver for work and also at home for my brother in law and i know how hard it is to care for someone non stop. The man in the second video was awesome. Did u notice her crown on her bike helmet? She’s his princess. :)

  5. Patti says

    Awesome!!!! I’m all weepy now. Good weepy. Thanks for sharing. I’m off to share this with my children.

  6. Sharon says

    What a beautiful wedding! What is Love? was very emotional for me, because I know first hand what it means when you decide to keep an alzheimers’ loved one at home, my father-in-law was diagnosed with that horrible disease and his family chose to keep him at home, that is true love! The Disney Proposal was absolutely wonderful, it was very heart warming and almost made me cry… I have always wanted to see a proposal first hand, as it is on my Bucket List! Thanks, Layla for sharing with us, I will be watching Perspectives from now on in the future!

  7. Pam says

    Oh my. What a heartwarming way to start the day! Just beautiful… God is truly great in the gifts he gives us.

  8. Karen says

    Seeing the tiara on her bike helmet just did me in!
    I, too, am blessed with a 4ever marriage.
    blessings, k

  9. Ruth says

    Thank you for the tears this morning…. What a beautifully captured beginning of a love story, and the second video a testament to enduring love. It reminds me of my parents, sans bicycle… my mom passed away 8 weeks ago yesterday, of Alzheimer disease. To watch my Dad care for her ’til she took her last breath was an unbelievable gift., what a gift God has given us in their example, as their children. Thanks Layla.

  10. Marisa says

    How Beautiful!! I am shedding happy tears. There is true love in the world and sometimes we don’t hear enough of the good. Thank you for sharing. You are very talented, I feel fortunate that I was able to sign up for your class as well as the other Photography classes. I look forward to learning from you :-)

  11. Michelle says

    The Haka…that is what gave me chills. I love the culture so much, it’s gorgeous.

  12. Lorrie says

    “What is love” video – I held it together until I saw the crown on her bike helmet, the tears could hold no more. Thank you for posting this.

  13. says


    I am now living proof that a person can live after having their heart torn from their chest. The tears…Oh my. What a beautiful testament of love.


  14. says

    OK…thanks for the tears. The “What is Love” was just too much. The husband saying God has loved him, put that love in his heart to care for his wife…just got me going big time. Amazingly beautiful–thanks for sharing Layla.

  15. Rhonda Irizarry says

    Wow.. the wedding was so lovely.. but gosh.. the long time married couple.. his complete care of his wife, well, I’m speechless.. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Lisa W. says

    As I type this comment, I cannot see…literally:) The “what is love” video was amazing!!! To have this kind of love is so, just so wonderful! I pray to have this kind of love after that many years.

    I have some experience with family members and memory loss. It is not easy. To see someone care for their loved one and to be honored truly touched me like never in my life!

    Layla, thank you for sharing this, I have never seen anything like this, truly amazing people…character, it truly shows there is love in the world with all the bad that we see today.

    For this thank you for your blog!

    Lisa W.

  17. says

    I needed a box of Kleenex for that last one. So, sweet and truly tells exactly what love is. The videos of weddings, are amazing. Already, skipped over to watch more videos. They have a true talent for capturing special moments.