Hey--L said she was very disappointed that I don't read this every day and post and tell you how much I love you (you know that already, right?) Anyway, kudos on your newfound fame--don't forget the little people! And yes, I do think you are an EXTREMELY talented writer!
Sorry, I know i'm a total random to your blog, but I was reading the series on Salon.com and came across yours. It was too much coincidence to pass up. My fiance and I also just got engaged in August and are getting married at a summercamp in Wisconsin. Hmm, maybe that is not all so thrilling. but anyway, good luck with everything planning-wise. if you come up with any earth-shattering camp wedding ideas feel free to pass them along.
>>L and I will continue our search for a straightforward, documentary-style videographer, ...<<
Have you tried a Google search? How about asking Jeeves "Who filmed N's Bar Mitzvah?" While you're at it, maybe you can find the band, too. (They sound better in person than they do in a silent movie.)
Go with the college student. Or a family member. Wedding videographers are hideous. And, trust me, I haven't found a documentary-styled one yet! :P
My brother in law did my sister's wedding for free and it was great. He caught all the major points and of course knew who all the key people were and asked them to say something to the newlyweds during the reception. It was actually funnier than most wedding videos and as a result we all enjoyed watching. I dare say people would enjoy watching it more than one of those cheesy ones that cost over $1K!