Bay Area Couple's Epic "Save-The-Date" Video Goes Viral

The Hollywood-style production has invited criticism from some who say it "flaunts wealth."

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    There's only one word to describe San Francisco lawyers Janice Jentz and Bambo Obaro's insanely over-the-top "Save-The-Date" video: Epic.

    The couple's 109-second "Great Gatsby"-themed trailer is a departure from conventional save-the-date cards, instead opting for fast cars, helicopters and steamy nightclub action, with Jay-Z and Kanye West blaring in the background.

    The video, produced by Major Diamond Productions, starts off by showing Jentz getting into a pink corset dress and glittery heels, her dog by her side. Obaro, dressed in a tux and dark shades, then flies over San Francisco to propose to Jentz, diamond engagement ring in tow.

    Post engagement, the couple dances with friends to Kanye, Jay-Z and some Bollywood music.

    It ends with the couple walking along the tree-lined grounds of San Francisco City Hall.

    "You're invited. Boss wedding. San Francisco, July 12, 2014 -- See it in real 3D," the credits state.

    Above the Law blog, which was the first to write about the video, described it as rivaling "the epic display of elegance and class that is the upcoming Kimye wedding."

    The video -- which has since been picked up by Jezebel, E! and The Today Show -- has been viewed more than 824,000 times this week on Vimeo.

    Today's Hoda Kotb called the Hollywood-style video a "turn-off," saying that it "flaunts wealth."

    "It seems like a lot of coin to drop on a video ... I don't like the close-up of the diamond, I don't like it," she said.

    Jentz and Obaro obviously dropped big bucks on the production. Both are University of San Francisco law school graduates. Obaro is a litigation associate at Weil Gotshal and was named to Lawyers of Color's Inaugural Hot List. Jentz practices family law at a small law firm and was selected as a Northern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2012 and 2013.

    According to Major Diamond Productions, the couple wanted their save the date to "be different than every other save the date," and were inspired by Jay-Z, the trailer for Great Gatsby and their love for big parties.

    The keyword for this project? "Epic," obviously.

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