The Lessons Learned From 112 Weddings

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A bride and groom on their wedding day. (Shutterstock)

Being married and starting a family can come with a lot of happy moments, but it can also come with a host of challenges.

When you take your vows, you're committing to the good times you prepare for, and the bad times you could have never seen coming: To be true to one another in sickness and in health, and to honor and cherish each other for the rest of your life.

Doug Block has seen those vows being taken over and over again.

He's a documentary filmmaker who worked as a part-time wedding videographer. Over the years has wondered what happened to some of these couples after the wedding. Who stayed together? Who broke up? What worked? And what didn't?

He decided to make a documentary about it. In his latest film "112 Weddings," Doug checks in with some of the couples whose weddings he filmed and learns about their marriages.

Producer and filmmaker Doug Block joins The Takeaway to talk about his film along with Janice and Alexander Caillet, the couple Doug filmed for wedding number 111.

The film premiers on HBO on June 30. Watch a clip of it below.


Doug Block, Alexander Caillet and Janice Caillet

Produced by:

Mythili Rao


T.J. Raphael

Comments [7]

Lydia Calise from Fall River, MA

Could you please post the statements that were made by the author that help make a happy marriage

Jun. 26 2014 08:58 AM
Larry slater from st louis, mo

My wife and i met at a singles event at a bar and had a truly blind date (she is blind). We have been married over 32 years through thick and through thin. My secret is compromise--90% mine and 10% hers.

Jun. 25 2014 11:59 PM
EllieA from Minnesota

I love the advice that there are going to be 10 things about your partner that you will never change, that will bug you.

Figure out what they are- and get over it! Best advice EVER.

Jun. 25 2014 03:10 PM
Barbara Weller from Sarasota

Way to go cuzz! Can't wait to see it. I am sure it will be another
hit for you. Barb

Jun. 25 2014 12:51 PM
Jacque from Portland, Oregon

My husband and I met at 17. We were 25 when we married. Being together now for 32 years the one thing that rings through is our friendship. Just like all friendships you have to give each other room to grow as an individual. We have raised 2 children who have both recently moved out on their own. It made me extremely happy to see our friendship even stronger when it was just the 2 of us again. Honesty, hugs, tears and yes sometimes anger and forgiveness is all part of a healthy friendship. I love you Bob.

Jun. 25 2014 12:20 PM

Hi ivan obregon form NYC,

You can share this post to Twitter, Facebook or other social networks by using the share buttons at the top of the page. If you click the Facebook "LIKE" button at the top of the page, you can also add a comment to share with your friends, too. Happy to help you further. Thanks for commenting, and for listening!

-T. J. Raphael
Digital Content Editor
The Takeaway

Jun. 25 2014 10:30 AM
ivan obregon from nyc

why do you include a comment box in your like option if it then can't be directly shared onto one's social media networks but just "disappears" when the comment is "clicked"? Other sites can share and do share it with Facebook/twitter, etc. and also "keep it" or "send it" wherever they 'disappear to" as well so why don't you?

Jun. 25 2014 10:24 AM

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