Gosh, what can we say about these two amazing people? Our team spent three action packed days with Shiv and Virali and their guests at Deewan Banquet Hall and The Addison Park in New Jersey and had one of the most thrilling wedding shoots of the season.
We’re lucky to have so many couples that say “we trust you, just do your thing” and Shiv and Virali were so kind and so generous in every way possible. We ❤️ them, their families and friends, and all the kick butt fellow vendors that made their wedding event a weekend to remember! A very special thanks to Reema Butala and team from RB Event Design, and photographer Jay Seth and crew for making everything flow effortlessly.
We hope you enjoy this condensed look at Shiv and Virali’s wedding. They also received a whopping 23-minute long film for their family and friends to share.
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!
Woo! What an adventure Jessica + Seth’s wedding was! With guests from all over the globe, these two tied the knot in beautiful Jalisco, Mexico at the luxurious Hacienda el Carmen.
You may notice some familiar faces in this film: bride Jessica is the sister of Veronica and sister-in-law of Massimo, the amazing couple that invited us to film their wedding last year in Taormina, Sicily.
Many talented wedding pros came together to make this two-day event extra special, and we can’t thank Mariana of Pierce Photography in Guadalajara for being so kind to our team and for being graciously open to collaboration. We love making new friends during our travels!
We can’t wait to share all the amazing moments we captured, so for now here’s a sneak peek of Jessica + Seth’s cinematic wedding film. ¡Esperamos que disfrutes!
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).
It’s no secret that we travel all over the world filming weddings, but when Tee and Chris invited us to be a part of their destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico it took about an hour to peel me off the ceiling! A quick Google images search revealed emerald water and white sandy beaches, ancient Mayan ruins overlooking the sea, and cenotes formed through centuries of erosion (and what I’m convinced must be a sprinkle of magic).
Quite unexpectedly, these amazing sights were the least of what we would experience in Tulum. Four days after arriving we looked back at our footage and realized we had walked the beach, swam in the cenotes, and celebrated the joining of Tee and Chris with some of the warmest, kindest people we’ve ever encountered. It’s not unusual to feel welcomed at a wedding – they made us feel like family.
There is much, MUCH more to come from these two as we continue our end of year edit-o-rama, but for now we hope you enjoy this sneak peek of Tee + Chris’ cinematic wedding film!
Philadelphia is a city rich with history, and last weekend no story was more important that that of Danika and Arvin! These two threw an opulent three-day celebration that started at Arvin’s parent’s home with a traditional haldi and mendhi and ended at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel with a party that unfurled into the evening.
It took a lot of talented folks to bring everything together, and we offer up our deepest thanks and appreciation to the staff of the Loews, the photography team of Banga Studios, hair and makeup by Flawless Beauty by Pauline, and rockstar coordinator Therese Cole-Hubbs of Electric Karma International.
We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of Danika + Arvin’s cinematic wedding film!
It’s SO hard keeping a secret!
While most wedding cinematographers are slowing down at the start of a new year, we were flying cross-country a few weeks ago to film Danielle + Brandon’s elopement in Forks, Washington. We arrived in Seattle late Friday evening, drove four hours through the snowy roads of Olympic National Park, and awoke Saturday morning to crisp air and the excitement that a very special day was ahead. A couple hours of bridal and groom prep at a local bed & breakfast, a first look nestled under a giant redwood tree, vows on the incredibly beautiful Ruby Beach, and a special chocolate ceremony – this one’s a stunner, you guys!
Today, these two officially announced their elopement to family and friends so we can finally share (*woot!*) their film with all of you. A special thanks to Kayla Coleman Photography, Celebrations by Amber, hair and makeup artist Alena Adragna, and coordinator B. & Co. Weddings. You were all amazing!
We hope you enjoy Danielle + Brandon’s cinematic elopement film!
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