For two decades, documentarian Doug Block has supplemented his career as a filmmaker by shooting wedding videos. In 112 Weddings
, he revisits some of his favorite couples to see how they’ve fared, and what wisdom they can impart about love and marriage. Block also follows two couples as they prepare for their weddings – first-timers Heather & Sam, and Janice & Alexander, a duo whose partnership ceremony he filmed 13 years ago, and who are now ready for “a different kind of commitment” after two children and a newfound desire to protect the family they’ve lovingly created.
Throughout, Block speaks to his experiences as a witness to over 100 couples’ “big days,” and the effect revisiting them has on his view of marriage. Says Rabbi Jonathan Blake, “Happy weddings are a dime a dozen. Happy marriages are much more rare and therefore more precious.” In the end, although agreeing that “happily ever after is complicated”. Block decides there is beauty in the moment when a newlywed couple walks “off bravely into the unknown future.” (Source:
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