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April 9, 2014 10:26 PM   Subscribe

Save the date: You are invited to Boss Wedding!

via Above the Law: Say hello to Bambo Obaro and Janice Jentz. They met at U. San Francisco Law, and they’ve been together ever since. Here’s their wedding website — — no details, no registries, just their save the date video, which is virtually indescribable save for its res ipsa loquitur flair.
posted by carsonb (45 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

...and a bit more background from the video production team on the Vimeo page:

The most important thing was they wanted it to be different than every other “Save the Date” that anyone has ever seen. They were so open to ideas and excited about creating something that seemed impossible…

Some things that we thought about when coming up with the plan:
They love Jay-Z.
They love the trailer for The Great Gatsby.
They have huge parties every year that they are know for throwing amongst their friends.
They love to surprise people.
They are more willing than most people that we know to step outside of their comfort zone in order to be creative!!!
Our keyword for this project was EPIC.

posted by carsonb at 10:31 PM on April 9

Just how far out of their comfort zone would they be willing to go?
posted by boilermonster at 11:01 PM on April 9 [2 favorites]

I was kinda hoping a boss wedding would be how mergers happened now that the definition of corporate personhood has been so broadened.
posted by Jon_Evil at 11:04 PM on April 9 [15 favorites]

boilermonster, apparently not far enough to be understated.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:14 PM on April 9

Maybe someday I too will live in a circa 1999 Puff Daddy video.

A boy can dream, right?
posted by item at 11:14 PM on April 9 [3 favorites]

I was kinda hoping a boss wedding would be how mergers happened now that the definition of corporate personhood has been so broadened.

I was hoping a boss wedding was Bowser and Robot-Hitler.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 11:15 PM on April 9 [18 favorites]

It's just nice to be invited.
posted by Hicksu at 11:21 PM on April 9 [11 favorites]

This won me over. It's actually kind if great. I was expecting worse production values I guess? But it's sharp. Not too long. It's pretty well done.

The bride crammed into the car after the part shots is sort if awkward tho.
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:18 AM on April 10

Ah, conspicuous consumption in SF. Good times.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:33 AM on April 10 [4 favorites]

@Homeboy Trouble: Logged in at work to like your comment. lol'ed.
posted by jwhite1979 at 12:38 AM on April 10

Actually, it doesn't feel obnoxious. Over the top ... but done just right to avoid obnoxious.

After seeing that both are attorneys and seem to be intelligent productive members of society, may be, it was done as a tongue-in-cheek rather than cocksure arrogance.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 12:39 AM on April 10 [2 favorites]

I came in here to talk Tony Micelli and Angela Bower.
I was disappoint.

(I did end up watching the video. I am still disappoint but I'm not going to bag the couple. Their poor dog doesn't even have any eyes.)
posted by Trivia Newton John at 1:30 AM on April 10 [2 favorites]

So are we going? I plan to get seriously wasted, will someone else drive?
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:55 AM on April 10 [5 favorites]

The second I saw the phrase "boss wedding", I cringed.

Not because of the video, because that was actually delightful in a over-the-top awesome.

But around 7 years ago, I was working for this tiny web design company. And the owner and his long-time girlfriend (who was also a director of the company) decided to finally get married. Which was fine, whatever, but suddenly, we weren't working for clients, we were working for their wedding.

From the graphic designer having to create all the invitations and cards and placemarkers and website, to the receptionist having to answer all the RSVPs, book vehicles (because of course the wedding and reception were out in the middle of nowhere), book their wedding night hotel, and organise their honeymoon, to me building their wedding website, to the sales guy picking out their wedding song (because he was a hobbyist DJ), to all of us having to collect their wedding presents at the office. All on company time.

And then we all had to attend the wedding, because it was on a weekday, and we didn't get paid for taking that day off (I'm actually surprised they didn't dock our holiday). And we had to buy them gifts off of their registry.

They fuck off to Dubai for their honeymoon, and we finally get to get some work done, only to have them come back and complain about we weren't making any money during the last month.

So I'm pleased that this couple is having a boss wedding. Just don't have a boss wedding.
posted by Katemonkey at 2:02 AM on April 10 [10 favorites]

Similarly to Katemonkey, I thought this was going to be some sort of article or comic about the perils of being invited to your boss's wedding.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:23 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]

Maybe they have more money than sense... and they should give some of it to people in need rather than spending it all on a pointless event?
posted by greenhornet at 2:24 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]

Could have made a bit more of an effort, couldn't they?
posted by pipeski at 2:58 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]

This is why the revolution in democratising video/filim technology over the last few years is NOT a good thing. The HD cameras, the GoPros, laptop editing and effects software, and especially the DSLRs which allow hipsters to craft loving rack focus shots of hand-welded bike frame makers, none of it good.

Depth of field should remain in the hands of professionals, people.
posted by C.A.S. at 3:07 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]

I had assumed it was going to be a viral for Boss Coffee.
posted by ardgedee at 3:29 AM on April 10

"Maybe they have more money than sense... and they should give some of it to people in need rather than spending it all on a pointless event?"

Well, there IS going to be a dinner after the wedding....and I suspect those attending will be hungry at that point...
posted by HuronBob at 3:51 AM on April 10

God, just mate and breed, people.
posted by angrycat at 3:58 AM on April 10 [6 favorites]

If I were actually invited to this, I'd be posting a stressed-out ask about what to wear.
posted by Bentobox Humperdinck at 4:42 AM on April 10 [5 favorites]

This wedding is no big deal, my friends and I cleared it when we were kids. You just have to time the ring-giving to when the groom's tuxedo flashes red, indicating his vulnerability. The maids of honor are annoying but they come in predictable waves and you can just jump over them.
posted by No-sword at 4:44 AM on April 10 [28 favorites]

I like any save the date that explicitly tells me how hard the couple balls.

It is an interesting music choice for a pg-rated family event, and I approve.
posted by rmless at 4:51 AM on April 10

So, this is a... this is a real thing...?
posted by odinsdream at 4:51 AM on April 10

When I encourage myself to be less cynical about weddings, I'm left with bewilderment.
posted by sonascope at 5:03 AM on April 10

I thought this was going to be about being invited to the wedding of your boss, which might be a little strange, because it's your boss and all that. You don't want to be the one person in the department who doesn't go, and should we all go in on one gift or something? A piece of their china pattern? Is there even going to be a reception?
posted by jquinby at 5:41 AM on April 10

And, with that, there's a new "everyone's doing it" item popping-up at all this summer's bridal fairs...the video save-the-date message.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:00 AM on April 10

This is like a Tom Haverford wet-dream made real.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:26 AM on April 10 [8 favorites]

Seven years hence: "Mommy and daddy were in a car commercial once. I saw the video."
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 6:28 AM on April 10 [2 favorites]

Oh, getting invited to your boss's wedding!

See, I thought it was going to be about how to marry your boss. Like some retro-'50s upward mobility for women kind of things, like how secretaries can marry a rich executive or how nurses can land some handsome doctor. Like how to actually wed your boss.

Like The Art of Boss Wedding, or something like that...
posted by Naberius at 6:38 AM on April 10

These are the first two words I want to enter your mind when you think about our love:


posted by angusiguess at 7:15 AM on April 10 [6 favorites]

See it in Real 3D
posted by maryr at 7:19 AM on April 10

Maybe they have more money than sense... and they should give some of it to people in need rather than spending it all on a pointless event?

This is addressed to every bride and groom ever, I presume?
posted by straight at 7:24 AM on April 10 [5 favorites]

I'm sure the reaction to this would depend on whether you like or hate these people, but if I were on the fence, this would push me towards the "like" side.
posted by straight at 7:29 AM on April 10

srsly can't decide if insufferable or adorable
posted by ook at 7:40 AM on April 10

It's funny, I watched that whole video thinking "boy New Yorkers are tacky" until the end, then realized it was my home San Francisco instead. Then I went back and looked and yup, all the shots are in SF. But we're a dumpy little town focussed on hipster bicycles and overpriced coffee. Where'd this bling hip-hop world come from?
posted by Nelson at 7:53 AM on April 10

Was waiting for tuxedo base jump. Was disappointed.

(Also: Bay Area hip-hop is indeed an Oakland/Daly City aesthetic, which just goes to show you can be IN San Francisco and still not OF it)
posted by GameDesignerBen at 8:31 AM on April 10

Aw, and here I thought my MST3K-themed save the date cards were the epitome of cool.

(Also, I can't be the only person to think of Boss Wedding as a character, either like Boss Hogg or the boss in some wedding-themed video game?)
posted by ilana at 9:13 AM on April 10

I need to open a boutique in SF to sell artisanal pitchforks, torches and guillotines. Hand sharpened!
posted by klangklangston at 9:15 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]

I wish I was still in SF: I would love to crash this wedding! If that's their pre-Save the Date video, can you imagine how over the top the actual wedding will be?

However, they did just open themselves up to a bunch of uninvited people wondering where their never arriving invitations are...
posted by sfkiddo at 10:06 AM on April 10

I'd rather see these save the date videos become the fridge is full of magnetized photos that served as save the dates for friends and relatives and somehow I can't make myself chuck them in the trash.
posted by Kokopuff at 11:04 AM on April 10

Wow, that is pretty tacky! Everyone wants to be soooooo coooooool.
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 11:21 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]

If you have enough of those magnets left over, you can use them to erase the digital wedding pictures you never actually printed in case of divorce.
posted by maryr at 1:26 PM on April 10

For about 1:45 of this 1:50 video, I thought it was an ad for Hugo Boss. He's certainly got the Hugo Boss look and for that matter so does she. It made a hell of a lot more sense than a save-the-date for a wedding.
posted by librarylis at 7:58 PM on April 10

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