Ashley and William were high school sweethearts. They were in many of the same science classes together and went to prom together in Rock Hill, SC. Ten years later they wed at St Anne’s Catholic Church. Their reception was at the grand Magnolia Room at Laurel Creek. We enjoyed working with our fellow local wedding vendors. We have seen Penny Young at wedding shows through the years, but this was our first opportunity to work with her and her daughter at a wedding. Penny is fast, efficient and in this case had been taking photos of the groom’s family since the siblings were all children. William’s dad is a local caterer as well. Everything about the day went smoothly. The weather could not have been better and the couple said “I do!” After dating for 10 years they both were ready to settle down. William took a job as a chemical engineer with Exxon-Mobil and Ashley just graduated as a medical doctor from MUSC in Charleston. They had a great day and enjoyed dancing and spending time with friends and family. We liked how well lit the Magnolia Room was. We did not use external lights for much of the evening. Also, it was special to film a wedding in our home town since we know the locations and the parks (such as Glencairn Gardens) very well.
“WE LOVE THE TRAILER! It felt like we were back at the wedding all over again – even made my heart race just like the first time.. Can’t wait to see the rest!”
Ashley Shepard, bride
“Drew and his wife were great and worked well with the other vendors! They were prompt with their arrival and didn’t miss a minute of the entire day! We loved watching our finished DVD, which looks like a real movie! All those moments not able to be captured fully from a picture were so fun to watch on our DVD. I can’t describe how many compliments we recieved on our trailer and DVD. They are truly talented and make your special day one to be remembered.”
William Barnes, groom
Catlin and Aaron are a young couple from Charlotte that were married in their hometown on May 18th, 2013. Alexander Homestead is a new wedding venue. The compound is comprised of gated, well-manicured gardens, a state-of-the-art new barn for the reception. The bride gets ready in a restored Victorian, 3-story home. The outdoor ceremonies are conducted at a picturesque gazebo amidst breathtaking flowering shrubs and bushes. The couple were young, in love and very photogenic. The venue could not have been better. We enjoyed working alongside Love Shutter Photography for this event.
“Drew Carlisle was AMAZING!!!! They did an absolutely fantastic job of capturing our day perfectly. I can not stop watching our video. They made my day into a movie that I will cherish forever. I can not explain how amazed I am at how they captured everything. Making this investment is something that all brides should do. You will not regret it. It truly one of my favorite parts from the wedding. I love that I can have my day with me forever. They are truly wonderful!!! ”
Catlin Worley, bride
“WOW! what a great video! We are speechless! As the brides parents we could not be happier with you work! Your team was very professional and engaged and made everyone feel at ease. The products you’ve created are priceless and beyond our highest expectations! Thank you Carlisle Video!! You’re the BEST! !”
Mr & Mrs Worley, parents-of-the-bride
“I’m so glad we chose Carlisle Videography to do our wedding. I highly recommend videography to any bride-to-be. The highlights trailer Drew put together for us was so wonderful – we loved sharing it with our family and friends, especially those who weren’t able to be there. It was so fun to watch the full length video as well. Drew and Ashley did a great job and captured so many details and moments that we didn’t remember or see because the day went by so quickly. I can’t wait to relive our day down the road through our video.”
Laura Morton, bride
Last month we shot Laura & Andrew’s wedding in the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina. They booked us early in 2012 without ever having met us at a wedding show, so in March we finally met in person on Skype! Andrew was clearly just along for the ride and Laura was kind to involve us in the planning process as she drew up the schedule of the day. This was a couple that valued videography and built us into the day. We find more and more that brides and grooms are energized by video and really prioritize their schedules to best suit our recommendations for a successful day of shooting. It’s exciting for us when the bride and groom are already excited about their movie without even having seen it! We followed the groomsmen to a golf course in Greenville for a windy morning on the driving range. Then we sojourned to the bride’s home a few minutes away. We captured the hair and makeup and a bridal interview. Back at the church, at Mitchell Road Presbyterian, we recorded the groom’s interview and setup for the first look. We shot alongside Gabrielle Grace Photography. Wow! Did Gabby sure have a great lens bag. She had just about the finest glass a photographer can own. Pretty good for a 19-year-old Bob Jones University freshman! It was interesting to find out that Laura and Andrew met at Clemson but that she had attended the BJU Academy while I was there getting my Master’s. The ceremony went off without a hitch. The bride and groom said, “I do” and we headed off to The Loom. The Loom is a restored old cotton mill that is now a very popular wedding venue for receptions. I really like the bags of Loom cotton candy that are designed to look like white cotton souvenirs. At the reception, what stood out to me was the pasta with sweet, pickled jalapenos. I have never had anything like it and I probably ate a ton! Delicious. But what was more remarkable was Andrew’s first dance with Laura. They danced to a Michael Buble cover of the Queen song, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” It was fantastic swing dancing. Ashley and I have NEVER seen better dancing. They were so relaxed and enjoyed themselves while really putting on the moves. They left a few hours later under a spray of lavender pedals thrown by guests.
This spring we had the privilege of filming the epic wedding day of Christie and Jimmy. The day began for us at the Foundry at Puritan Mill in Downtown Atlanta, GA. The ceremony was held in the enormous Catholic cathedral, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Highlights for us included the large, excited wedding party, a bride that could not stop smiling, the beauty of the church sanctuary and a fun live band (Papa Sol). We were especially impressed by a large chandelier of dangling crystals that Christie’s family had hung above the dance floor at the rustic old mill. This wedding had great attention to detail throughout. Wedding party sunglasses, pillows silkscreened with the day’s date, embroidered handkerchiefs etc. This was an occasion where coordination and the timing of events was paramount. We really appreciated working with their coordinator, Cate Misuraca. Anna from Once Like a Spark Photography were also a breeze. Their table decorations and floral bouquets were by Tulip of Atlanta, GA. Peachtree Tents and Events provided the stage and estate tables. The Photobooth in this case was Snaps also of Atlanta. The Cake Hag, decidedly not haggish, made an elegant & delicious wedding cake and Air Jordan groom’s cake. The wedding party was transported by Atlantic Limo. Out of their 2.5hr wedding movie, we had loads of clips to use in the trailer. The highlights clip above contains some of our best shots from throughout the day set to one of my favorite Kishi Bashi songs.
“Hands down, one of the BEST decisions we made during our wedding planning! We weren’t sure we “needed” a videographer since we felt as though we were spending a small fortune on our photographer. We are so grateful we made the decision to have Carlisle help capture our special day on film. We were beyond impressed with Drew’s professionalism, attention to detail, organization, and contact leading up to our special day (and thereafter). We cried as we watched our trailer on repeat and re-lived our BEAUTIFUL day! The ultimate gift came when we received our DVDs….perfection! Drew and his wife have such incredible talent and creativity and were able to understand our vision and make it a reality. We will cherish our DVDs for many years to come. We highly recommend Carlisle Videography!!!!”
Christie Crawford, bride
Angie and Drew were married at Vesuvius Vineyards in Iron Station, NC. We love doing weddings at this venue. The day is very stress-free because no one needs to move from location to location. It is easier on the vendors and especially more relaxing for the families. Coconut Grove Band rocked for their reception. Eric Barker Photography was very accommodating and communicated well with us to ensure that we did not get in one another’s shots. Their sparkler exit was especially good. This was the first wedding we shot with our new 5DMKiii camera. Everything went smoothly and the additional DSLRs made for tons of useable engaging footage. Here’s to kicking off a BUSY spring wedding season in the Carolinas!
“Just wanted to let you know how amazing our wedding video is! We LOVE it. It’s great to know we have something like this we can share with our children in the future. Thank you so much for all the work you put into it. We will definitely recommend you to our friends!”
Angela Graham, bride