My goodness, what a year! This is typically when we’d share a 2018 “year in review” post showing off all of our amazing adventures. We hit NYC, Seattle, San Diego, Amelia Island, Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Mexico and Taormina, Sicily (and Nashville bunches and bunches, of course). We’re working feverishly to edit the last handful of these stunning weddings and deliver them to some very excited newlyweds. CAN. NOT. WAIT!
We’re also gearing up for a crazy awesome 2019 wedding season, talking with couples from all over about ways we can incorporate our style and energy into their weddings. As wedding cinematographers, it’s our number one job to create films that not only reflect our couples as intimately as possible, but to *wow* these super special brides and grooms at every opportunity.
We’re expecting 2019 to be our biggest year yet (and are even talking with some 2020 and 2021 couples if you can believe it). Keep an eye here on our blog and on our official instagram account to follow along with us on our journey!
As our shooting season slows down enough for us to catch our collective breaths, we thought it would be fun to look back on some highlights of a pretty amazing year. We had the honor of capturing the weddings of so many great couples in so many fun locations that we’re still pinching ourselves. Is this real life? haha
Most would say that the wedding season begins in spring, but we got a super early start filming Danielle + Brandon’s January elopement in Forks, WA. Yep, that Forks! Danielle searched the country looking for just the right cinematographers and we’re so glad she and Brandon found us.
You’d think after our trek from Nashville to Seattle to the otherworldly Ruby Beach that things would settle down a bit until the spring. Nope! We were then whisked away to Philadelphia for Danika + Arvin’s epic three-day Indian fusion wedding. These two definitely know how to throw a bash! Day one was spent at Arvin’s home for the mendhi and some surprise performances by Danika’s friends. Day two was the most elaborate sangeet you’ve ever seen, complete with bagpipes and group dance numbers. The final, and most heartfelt day, featured a traditional baraat, their wedding ceremony, and a reception celebration that carried on into the evening.
Here’s a sneak peek film that Danika + Arvin received just one week after all the festivities wrapped. They loved it!
March also saw us filming Kelsey + Tyler’s wedding at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, the start of a very busy spring that kept us a bit closer to home. May opened with Hannah + Anthony’s wedding at Homestead Manor, continued with Amanda + Jeremy at Loft 212, and came to a dramatic close with Stephanie + Sumeeth’s three-day wedding weekend, also an amazing Indian fusion event.
Even though we already had Seattle and Philly under our belts, June kicked off our big destination wedding streak and it was a doozy!
Our first taste of the summer wedding season included our team hopping on a plane and heading down to lush Guanacaste, Costa Rica to spend a week with Jillian + Seth and their closest family and friends at the Dreams Las Mareas resort. There was zip-lining, waterslides, and plain ol’ playing in the sand. We got to shoot alongside rockstar photog John Yates of Celladora Wedding Photography and the collaboration was as refreshing as the ocean breeze.
John actually started a new podcast soon after our trip, aptly named The Awesome Wedding Podcast. WTR owner and lead cinematographer Brian was thrilled to be invited as one of John’s inaugural guests and the two enjoyed tossing back a couple cocktails and talking shop.
Download previous episodes of The Awesome Wedding Podcast to catch up!
Just a couple weeks later our team headed up to Connecticut to spend the weekend with Emily + Dan and I *have* to share a little bit of their wedding film with you. See, during their engagement Dan frequently encouraged Emily to get back into the studio to record music after a bit of a hiatus so she surprised him on their wedding day with a special song just for him! And we asked if we could use it as the soundtrack for a portion of their wedding film. Swoon! (here’s an excerpt)
We finished out the summer with Charity + Kyle and Frances + Jim in our home base of Nashville, then hightailed it up to Milton, NY to spend a couple days filming with Britton + Adi (and to spend a couple days in NYC celebrating Brian’s birthday!).
Our fall wedding season was CA-razy. I just have to warn you. Buckle up!
August ended with an Indian fusion wedding double header weekend. We spent Thursday and Saturday with Nadiya + Sherief, and Friday and Sunday with June + Rachit…zigzagging a path between Philly, New York and New Jersey over the course of four days. Two couples, two amazing weddings, and two sneak peeks that offer some insight into how we adapt our style from couple to couple.
Oh, and Brian did a quick interview in August with International Business Times for an article on wedding tech trends. It’s here.
September and October brought us back home to Nashville as we captured the weddings of FIVE *awesome* couples: Amy + Brandon, Jaime + Alex, Lauren + Travis, Christian + Andrew and Emily + Evan.
That should be a great wedding season right? All these weddings, all these locations, all this travel? We’re not done yet!
Late October. Mexico. Ythy + Chris.
These two lovebirds were originally going to tie the knot in Chattanooga but decided that Tulum, Mexico was more their style. Great decision, as it just so happens to be more our style too. 🙂 There was love, laughter…and plenty of tequila.
November brought us back down to earth with Dani + Jason’s wedding at Loveless Cafe in Nashville and we rounded out the month with a promo video shoot for The Estate at Cherokee Dock (formerly Reba’s home and currently a luxury wedding venue).
And finally, December: we drove seven hours in the snow down to Point Clear, Alabama to spend the weekend with Mary Catherine + Chase at The Grand Hotel and then flew down to sunny Florida just a couple weeks later to film Pamela + Bryant’s wedding at the Tampa Museum of Art. I’d be lying if I said we didn’t plan a fun side trip to Orlando to spend a couple days at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (where we drank waaay too much butterbeer and can solemnly swear we were up to no good).
OSMO is a handheld camera and 3-axis stabilization gimbal capable of stunning 4k resolution video. OSMO harnesses the power of DJI’s cutting-edge drone stabilization technology into the palms of your hands, enabling us to reimagine movement thanks to advanced technologies specifically designed to keep the camera flat no matter how you move it.
DJI introduces OSMO in the promo video below. Check it out!
We’re super excited to add the new DJI OSMO to our bag of toys, and even more thrilled that it helps us tell the story of your wedding day in a more epic and cinematic way!
We love surprises, and so do Meghan and Neil. Their wedding day surprise was the best of all…each other!
Their “first look” at Houston Station in Nashville was one of the most touching we’ve seen all year, and Wightman Chapel at Scarritt-Bennet Center was alight with the glow of candles and the smiles of their families and friends as they tied the knot.
Derek and Kristy with Affordable Wedding Photography of Nashville were amazing to work with as usual, and Derek had a surprise in store for girlfriend Kristy at the end of the evening that you won’t want to miss (scroll to the bottom for more).
So now, without further ado, we present Meghan and Neil’s teaser video!
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After a few tense moments and a room-by-room search of the building, Derek returned…leading Kristy by the hand to the dance floor (she had stepped out to get him a cappuccino!). To the tune of Train’s “Marry Me,” Derek dropped to one knee. Kristy said YES! and they danced together until the end of the song. Kristy showed us her ring right after, and boy what a rock it was! Congrats you guys, you deserve each other! (in the good way) 🙂
We’ve got one more teaser in store for you from our jam-packed month of October: Bailey and Traverse! Their wedding and reception at The Governor’s Club rocked The Pleasant Hill Mansion until the wee hours, and Bloom Photography captured it all in their stunning photos.
Take a peek!
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Liz and Brad’s October wedding at Woodmont Christian Church in Green Hills was one to remember. Great weather, touching vows, and a flawless musical performance by their photographer Myrick Cowart. (but that’s a whole other blog post!)
Check out their sneak peek teaser video and be sure to leave them some love in the comments section below!
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Next up in our series of October sneak peeks is Adam and Anna! Their wedding ceremony at Brentwood Baptist Church was followed by a down-home reception at a venue new to the Nashville area – The Loveless Barn. World famous biscuits and wedding cake…how can you go wrong?
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