Brianne & Nathan had us drive 5.5 hours from Charlotte to Salter Path, NC for their fun and festive beach wedding. I always thought, living in SC for the past 10 years, that I would go to the beach more. Unfortunately there is no easy way to get to the coast of NC so we had never had a chance to explore. Ashley and I loved touring Wilmington, and had a chance to tour EUE/Screen Gems where they are currently filming Under the Dome for CBS and Sleepy Hollow for Fox. The wedding was windy! It was a good thing we carefully hid the officiant’s mic from the wind. We are approaching our 100th wedding in June, but had never filmed one on sand. It poses tricky logistical issues like keeping sand out of the camera lenses and bodies while maintaining parallel lines with the framing while the tripods rest on uneven ground. We like a good challenge though. I liked running back and forth through the dunes subtly tracking the wedding party with the steadicam as they marched down to the ceremony location by the water. Brianne specifically requested lots of motion in the shots. (People moving and camera moving). Editing the trailer was fun. I don’t usually use so much wide angle footage, but I think it packs in the honest high-spirited energy of the day. This was a fun edit. We liked being around the palmetto trees and the ocean. It was nice to meet Lauren of Lauren Rogers Photography.
We are so pleased to be the preferred videography vendor for Alexander Homestead. They have brought us a number of weddings for 2014 and some already for 2015. It is good to go back to a place you know well. I love having all of the gear in one place and not having to depart for a reception location different from the ceremony location. Lauren and Keith were goofy and laid back. They even brought super hero masks and had quotes from X-Men comics in their ceremony.
Patrice and Wesley will be married later this summer. We met up three months prior to their date to film a little behind the scenes love story video. Some say a love story from a videographer is like an engagement session from a photographer. Patrice and Wes are a unique couple. They were both born in Jamaica, attended Howard in DC, went to medical school and settled at different hospitals in Upstate SC all without ever meeting one another. When they met, they were stunned by the similarities. Get this- they even have the same birthday. Just crazy. Their love was meant to be.
Marcie went to the Marist School in Atlanta. Along with many other Marist families whose weddings we have filmed in the past two years, Marcie’s was awesome. She and Kane chose a top notch venue in the Taylor-Grady House. I love those big antebellum homes. This one in Athens looked just as good inside as it did outside. I love the suspended canopy of lights in the backyard. Of course there was a live band and excellent dancing. We look forward to seeing Marcie and Kane at another of their friend’s weddings this coming autumn.
Nichole had a consultation with us in Fort Mill, SC. She was a Winthrop graphic design graduate and connected with our video and design sensibilities. Interestingly her wedding was not also nearby in Fort Mill, but Greenville, SC. The Westin-Poinsett is the premiere venue in the city. Photos and video by the antique Poinsett sign are a coveted achievement for any any upstate wedding media vendor. This wedding was super smooth with the ceremony and reception in the same room. The hotel flips the room after the ceremony and during a cocktail hour in their very opulent mezzanine. We liked meeting the photographers from A Darling Day.