Touching hand-written vows, dancing into the night, and cotton candy. We can’t think of a more perfect wedding experience!
Jocasta and Nick tied the knot in Nashville at the lux East Ivy, an Italian-Renaissance style mansion that features a majestic marble-floored atrium, a rustic walnut library, and a stunning winding staircase.
We couldn’t have created this beautiful film for the newlyweds without the help of some pretty darn amazing vendor partners, including coordination and planning by Music City Events, flowers by Enchanted Florist, photography by Emily Lester, delicious catering by Chef Penelope, balloon installation and inflation by Rock Paper Scissors and Volunteer Welding Supply, music and DJ by Entertain!, late night snacks from Five Points Pizza and made-to-order cotton candy by the whimsical SpinWheels.
What a blast we had with these two on their wedding day! The perfect weather, the perfect mix of family and friends, and the perfect backdrop at the historic Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
Special thanks to day-of-coordinator Ashley Succow, officiant Chris Nichols of Cross Point Church, Photographer Lauren White, DJ Jane Dupree, florists Belles Fleurs Designs, hair and makeup by Chantal Ingram and Annelise Carey, and decor by Music City Tents and Events.
We hope you enjoy this cinematic look at Rachel and Ryan’s wedding day!
These two are just perfect for each other and we can’t wait to share more amazing footage from Natalia and David’s gorgeous wedding at the lush Cheekwood Estate & Gardens in Nashville. We hope you enjoy this brief peek into their day!
A million thanks to all that made the event special, including the newlyweds’ family and friends, the staff at Cheekwood, wedding coordinator Christopher Lago, Please Be Seated, Bright Event Productions, Beyond Details Catering, Music City String Quartet, Flourishing Flowers, musician Chaz Mazzota and photographer Parker Young.
Audra and Dylan’s wedding at the Loveless Barn in Nashville was full of sentiment, with meaning-packed details ranging from color scheme and cake design to a hand carved wooden bouquet of flowers. Oh, and heart-shaped biscuits!
A million thanks to Kam Nield and Justin Kelly for capturing the newlywed’s big day with skill while our international cinematography team was in Italy, and to the array of talented vendors that came together to make the day a very special one for Audra and Dylan.
We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of Audra and Dylan’s cinematic wedding film. More to come!
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).
We’re back in Nashville and were thrilled to spend the weekend with Frances and Jim, hosts of a two-day wedding event and the largest wedding party we’ve seen this year. What it must have been like to be surrounded by so much love as they tied to knot at Benton Chapel!
There are lots of people to thank, so here we go! The pros of Justin Wright Photography were stellar as usual and Amos Events coordinated it all with precision. The staff of the Belle Meade Country Club and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center welcomed us warmly, Flavor and Dessert Designs prepared decadent treats and the Atlanta Allstars brought the house down as guests danced the night away.
Check out this sneak peek of Frances + Jim’s cinematic wedding film!
There are many wonderful venues in our area, and one of our favorites is CJ’s off The Square in Franklin with its lush gardens and intimate ambience. Charity and Kyle’s wedding there last weekend was the perfect example of how magical tying the knot can be when love brings two families together!
A very special thanks to the crew at CJ’s, and to the dynamic team of Miss Alysse Photography for being the perfect compliment to the day. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of Charity + Kyle’s cinematic wedding film!
All weddings blend families, and some weddings blend cultures. It was such an amazing experience to watch Stephanie and Sumeeth’s families come together to celebrate their union during a three-day wedding event that started at Coco’s Event Center with “turmeric shower” ceremonies for both bride and groom, continued on to the Marriott Nashville Vanderbilt Hotel where they were entertained by performances by family and friends, and wrapped up with their tying of the knot at Wightman Chapel and dancing the night away at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.
A very special thanks to Shanell Bledsoe and team of Shanell Bledsoe Photography for being so ah-mazing to work with. Can’t wait to do it again!
We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of Stephanie and Sumeeth’s cinematic wedding film!
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