Our Wedding Video | Arlene & Tricky


We were driving home after traveling, stuck in rush hour traffic, when I heard a little “ding” alert come from my phone. It was a text message from Mike Kamper, our videographer for our destination wedding. The text message read:

“Hello. I just emailed the link to your wedding film. Not sure if you are still traveling or not. But I wanted to let you know it’s waiting for you to watch. 😄”

I wanted to scream in joy when I read his text and tell Tricky the exciting news right away! But I looked at him, flustered and mumbling away, as he stared at the road of dead-stop-traffic. So I decided to save the excitement and suggested that we stop by his parents house first before we went home.

His mom made us a delicious meal. Oh my goodness, super yummy! Just the thought of her cooking makes me salivate right now. I had announced that I wanted to watch a movie after we finished dinner. “Sure!” They all said.

As I turned on the TV to prepare for this movie..
Tricky asked me: “what are we going to watch?
I said to him: “It’s a Love Story.”

With that said, here is the movie that I played below. Our Wedding Video.

I can’t even begin to tell you the feelings we had when we watched it for the first time together. I cried. As we watched the video, I took a couple peeks at Tricky and saw his eyes well up.

Watching this video makes us so happy! We fall in love all over again every single time.

Mike & Alison Kamper, our wedding videographers from Happy Kamper Films did such an amazing job at capturing our love story! It was such a joy to work with them and so happy to call them our new friends. They are a husband and wife duo, who understand the meaning of love and it truly shows in their work.




Venue: RIU Ocho Rios || Photographer: James Berglie
2nd Photographer: Sirin Samman || Videographer: Happy Kamper Films
Wedding Dress: Designed by your Bride || Wedding Invitations: Arlene & Tricky
Floral Crown: Arlene & Tricky || Bouquet: Arlene & Tricky || Bow Ties: Arlene & Tricky

Welcome to our blog!


Hey there, welcome to our blog! We are so happy you have come for a visit.

We are Arlene & Tricky, your DIY crafty couple.

On February 11, 2016, we had our destination wedding in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
This gorgeous photo above depicts our wonderful stay in Jamaica and makes us so happy. We can still remember the feeling of the ocean wind as our amazing photographer, James Berglie took this photo of us.

The reason why we started this blog is to share our own story on how we planned our destination wedding, on a budget. We also wanted to have a place to document our life journey together…and what life is like after the wedding as a married couple.

We always knew we wanted to get married on the beach. So having a destination wedding was perfect for us. Planning a wedding can be quite stressful, but planning a destination wedding can be even more stressful. It can be intimidating and nerve-wracking to even consider it, especially with the lack of information that was made available to us.

The most common question we get from interested couples is: “Where do we start?”

Well, you came to the right place! Because we will be posting all the tips and tricks on how we planned our wedding on this blog in hopes that it may help others who are interested in planning their own. We also plan to share some of our other DIY projects that are not wedding related as well as our interests, such as our travels, food and just life in general.

We will be sharing on this blog…

  • How we planned our destination wedding on a budget
  • How to DIY your wedding without breaking the bank
  • How we remained organized planning our wedding
  • How we chose our photographer and videographer
  • How to choose a wedding dress on a budget
  • How to choose bridesmaid dresses ideal for all body types
  • How to keep your bridal party on the same page as you
  • How you can buy some of our DIY creations on our upcoming Etsy Shop
  • How life has been after getting married
  • How is life after the wedding as a married couple
  • Our interests that are not wedding related
  • ….and much more!

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak of our wedding that our photographer, James captured:

So stay tuned for these posts and come back to see what we have planned!

Much Love,