I was blessed to have two good friends join my crazy mission from the start. We decided a local garden would be the perfect setting. But spring was long and wet and it seemed nothing would ever bloom again.
After a fast a furious June, suddenly the garden was perfect! But I had lost my nerve. That's the problem with telling your friends your crazy dreams. They keep you to them! A few setbacks later, my good friend Katie was not able to join us for the filming, but my husband offered to take her place behind the camera. We booked babysitters for the kids and headed out to the glorious garden. Our hair would not stay curled, but the sun was shining and we had memorized our lines and taught ourselves to speak "British". We practiced while my hubby set up the scene. We filmed a practice run-through and watched it to see our mistakes. Set up for the next shot and "BZZZZZZZZ!" No, not a timeless bumblebee, but a very modern and unmistakable weed whacker. Not just one, but three. Then four, five, six! Seriously!
I was very pleased with the outcome of our little video. My friend Charity is a breathtaking Elizabeth and my husband is a whiz at filming, directing and editing. It was one of the most enjoyable projects I've ever worked on. My advice though, is to be flexible and enjoy the process. I'd love to know what you think!