FENTON, IL—Guests attending the marriage of Frank Herman and Lauren Holland reported Saturday that videographer Jesse Laske, a film-school graduate who has spent the last three years professionally videotaping weddings, spent an inordinate amount of time obtaining close-up shots of elderly guests' hands.

"During the vows, he seemed to be zooming in and out on the face of Jesus a lot more than he was filming Frank and Lauren," 19-year-old bridesmaid Grace Williams said. "I will say, though, that his decision to shoot the entire thing in black and white with the only color being the blood smeared all over that statue of Mary makes it sound like his project's going to be pretty interesting."

Laske declined to comment, saying he had to rush off to a nearby bris.