Gettin’ Hitched!

Dear reader,

The day has finally arrived, the one I’ve been dreaming about for years. It’s official: I’m a bridesmaid for Sister Rasmussen and Elder Hays. Oh sorry, did you think I was getting hitched? Haha my apologies for being misleading. That is not happening any time soon. My refrigerator, however, is covered in wedding announcements. Last week I was a bridesmaid for my dear friend Alyssa, this week I’m going to a wedding for a friend from 4th grade, and a bridal shower for a high school friend. A few weeks ago, my dear friend the former Elder Hays proposed to Kasandra Rasmussen. (You certainly must recognize that name if you read my mission articles!) We all met in Dresden many moons ago and they are finally tying the knot!

side note: I like to read about the origins of idioms and this was the definition of “tying the knot”

tie the knot

to get married She’s planning to tie the knot with her German boyfriend next June.
See also: knot, tie
IT’S PERFECT BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING MARRIED IN JUNE AND THEY MET IN GERMANY. okay, that was my morning freak out.
annnnyways….
They saw my mission video and asked me to make them a save the date video. I was a little nervous because I have never made such a video, but I decided to go for it and live my dreams blah blah blah. We had a blast shooting this video and an equally fun time editing it. So with that, it is my great honor to introduce to you the future Mr & Mrs Hays.

Love,

Lena

p.s. looking for a summer nanny job. hit me up if you know anyone!

alena@helzer.eu

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  • I watched your videos and absolutely LOVED them! The saved the date video was amazing and your missionary videos are just inspiring! I am preparing to serve a mission and I am just wondering how did you make your missionary video and what did you use to video on your mission?

    • Dear Megan,

      Thank you so much! I had a great time making all those videos. I originally brought a little nikon coolpix camera with me, but it ended up breaking while I was in the MTC. This was a blessing in disguise because I made my Mom bring me my big Nikon dslr camera. Halfway through my mission I finally bought a little cheap digital camera so that I wouldn’t have to carry around such a massive camera and look like a tourist. You can tell there is a difference in the quality of footage because it was filmed on at least 5 different cameras. (Companion’s cameras captured some great memories.)

      Hope that helped! Thanks for reading,
      Lena

  • COMMENTS (2)

    1. Megan Roskelley 17th April 2015 at 10:39 pm -

      I watched your videos and absolutely LOVED them! The saved the date video was amazing and your missionary videos are just inspiring! I am preparing to serve a mission and I am just wondering how did you make your missionary video and what did you use to video on your mission?

      Reply
      • alena@helzer.eu 18th April 2015 at 10:40 pm

        Dear Megan,

        Thank you so much! I had a great time making all those videos. I originally brought a little nikon coolpix camera with me, but it ended up breaking while I was in the MTC. This was a blessing in disguise because I made my Mom bring me my big Nikon dslr camera. Halfway through my mission I finally bought a little cheap digital camera so that I wouldn’t have to carry around such a massive camera and look like a tourist. You can tell there is a difference in the quality of footage because it was filmed on at least 5 different cameras. (Companion’s cameras captured some great memories.)

        Hope that helped! Thanks for reading,
        Lena

        Reply

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