Angela and James are an amazing couple. They both knew from the start what they were looking for in a person to marry, and held out hope until it happened. That is a dedication that is more and more rare in today’s world, and I feel blessed that I was able to be there to witness their wedding.
The morning of their wedding Angela was surprised by a slideshow that James had made and put on Youtube for her to watch. All of the girls watched as James told the story of why he wanted to marry her and how she was perfect for him. James is my kind of romantic.
Faith, Hope and Love. We hear those words at almost every wedding we attend. I have heard them so much I often don’t think twice about them, until the wedding of Kelsey and Logan. When thinking of what to say about this couple, those words kept popping into my head. Faith, Hope and Love.
Kelsey and Logan are filled with Faith, as you will see illustrated throughout their piece. Boundless Hope to send them soaring, and Love to bind them together when soaring takes them into the wind.
On a windy day in November, Kelsey and Logan were married at the Belvoir Winery in Liberty, Missouri. They dressed themselves fashionably with a perfect eye to reflect their own character. The ceremony was conducted by two officiants, one chosen for each family. Every detail was chosen for a specific reason that related to them personally in some way. In my opinion, that is the only way to go about planning a wedding day. They included personal letters read to one another prior to the wedding and a unique first dance.
I hope you enjoy the film!… Read the rest
Back in September during his post about Megan and Adams wedding Tyler alluded to a new way we were approaching wedding film making. This is a glimpse into our new & exciting film making venture.
There really is nothing new about it, other than it realizes my ultimate goal as a film maker– to create a document that transcends time. I desire to make films that your children and their children, and so on, can watch and feel like they knew you on your day. This film does that.… Read the rest
When I meet with potential clients for the first time, I always take a moment to talk about the importance of rehearsal dinner coverage. I was asked to cover the rehearsal dinner of Courtney and Lance, and am so glad I got the opportunity. Their rehearsal and following dinner had more planned events than some wedding days. A rehearsal with a live band (including a groomsman), a trolley ride downtown for the bridal party, a traffic snarl to get to the College Basketball Experience, a basket ball game (ending swiftly with Courtney winning the game in the first shot), and great BBQ. But the real reason a video of their rehearsal was crucial was because of the speeches from the loved ones who came from far and wide to celebrate this special time in their lives.
Rehearsal speeches are some of the most open and honest speeches you receive. Not burdened by the pressure of the wedding itself, people tend to speak their hearts. Courtney and Lance had 42 minutes of speeches at their rehearsal. Some were comedic, some were well wishes, some were musical, but all were heart felt. A great example is Lance’s fathers speech at the end of the film.
Another example of why you need to record the speeches at your rehearsal dinner can be found in Kit + David’s wedding short film. I open and close the film with David’s speech from the night before the wedding. Traditionally the groom doesn’t give a speech at a wedding, but they often do at a rehearsal. In David’s speech he talks how he and Kit met, and how heart breaking … Read the rest
A few weeks back at the wedding of Kristiana and Matt, I ran into Molly and Roarke. We had this nice conversation about how I hadn’t blogged their wedding short film yet because I find it hard to figure out what to say. I told them that I really just want to just say “here is this awesome couple who got married, watch their video”. They laughed and told me to say something like this:
Bull, Awesome, Love, Fun
Which pretty much sums up the day. It was awesome, it was full of love, and I had a tremendously fun time. There was a mechanical bull but Roarke does a good job explaining it in the video:
What I loved most about Molly and Roarke besides how open and inviting they were to me, was how open they were about who they are as people. How open they were about how much they enjoyed being with each other and being in love. They kissed no less than three times on the way back down the aisle, pausing in their walk. You can’t beat that.