Wedding photos and videos are irreplaceable; we would never try to convince you otherwise. But they aren't the only ways to capture the essence and emotions of the big day.
Below are nine oh-so perfect wedding moments that have been perfectly immortalized in GIF form.
The look on Mom's face when she saw her little boy all dressed up.
Credit: The MINNERICKS photographers
The way the wedding dress moved and made the bride feel like a goddess.
A quiet moment of reflection amid all the chaos.
A very Diddy-esque entrance to the reception.
The bride and groom's first dance when they felt like the only two people in the room.
Guests having a good ol' time in the video booth.
And others who made the best of some less-than-ideal circumstances.
Sparklers in all of their sparkly awesomeness
And the way the couple celebrated at the end of the night after everyone else went home.