Emily and Daniel were married at the biggest Presbyterian church in Greenville, SC. 1st Pres Greenville is quite a strikingly beautiful place. Their Scottish pastor delivered a well received homily. Prior to the ceremony friends of Emily and Daniel played organ, piano and stringed instruments. Emily is a violinist and Daniel is a percussionist so music was of great importance to them. They both really like Big Band music and jazz/swing classics. That’s why I used the Bobby Darin version of Mack The Knife in their trailer. I really like how this trailer turned out. I love the song too, and enjoyed their live jazz band at the reception. The wedding party walked from the church to the reception venue, took some photos outside and then proceeded to their reception. The food here was good too. In particular the desserts which included cakes, pies and cookies. Some things were made by caterers and others by family members. A surprise delivery of Krispy Kreme donut holes arrived later in the night to the delight of the guests. They left via sparklers on a very humid July night. We loved shooting this video alongside Chris Isham Photography. Chris has great talent and the fact that he shoots on film makes him all the more impressive. No one shoots on film except Chris these days. Also awesome was Ali from Upstate I Do. She’s excellent at what she does.
Following in our recent pattern of only filming weddings where the groom’s name is often “Ryan,” here is the trailer for Lindsay and Ryan. They are members of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC and were married at Carrigan Farms. Interestingly the video team at Elevation gave Ryan many questions to quiz me with before they booked. For Lindsay and Ryan, video was the most important part of their array of wedding vendors. We were honored they chose us and made video a priority. They got ready at the little houses on the grounds of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC. It was a very hot June day but the wedding was mostly shaded outside next to the cliff faces. The food at Carrigan is always awesome. Unlimited, delicious steaks cooked right in front of you on their massive grills are always a treat. The music was specially chosen by the groom for this trailer.
Jessica and Stephen were wed deep in the mountains of western, NC in the town of Tuckasegee. The private residence, Castle Ladyhawke was built as a private residence for a family of horse breeders. When the family decided to move, they turned their home into a wedding venue. It is a fittingly appropriate estate for a fairytale wedding. Castle Ladyhawke is literally a castle in the wilderness. The stone work is detailed, intricate and forms an attractive design complete with a tower, and great hall.
This was a fun Clemson wedding. Nicole was a member of the Rally Cats. Tad is a goofy guy, with a bunch of goofy fraternity brothers. This bride and groom, dressed classy, were charismatic and photogenic and had a great photographer. We met Chris Isham at this wedding and went on to see him again a few weeks later at another wedding quite serendipitously. He shoots on film and brings a PA just to change out rolls of film. We’ve never met a photographer at a wedding that did not shoot digital. His photos look great. He’s a real pro. It must be an amazing amount of extra work to use the light meter, and trust that you are exposing the photos correctly when you cannot review the shots immediately. Great weather, great visuals. This trailer was a perfect opportunity to use a song, that I had in the hopper for a long time. We were just waiting for the right couple to use it!
Molly and Ryan got married on a hot sunny June day in Clayton, GA. Lake Burton is one nice looking lake. The rolling mountains from the Waterfall Clubhouse were some of the prettiest views of any wedding this year. Molly and Ryan had a fun and wild wedding. This is the third wedding we’ve done for Marist School families from the Atlanta area. These weddings always have live bands and always try to top each other. Opulence was in abundance at this reception. The wedding party ended up throwing more people into the air during this wedding day, than any previous wedding. Check out the trailer. You can spot at least five people jumping, or being tossed. For this piece we picked music that specifically matched the tone and emotional fingerprint of the day. The reception was the most fun to edit. Thu Tran of 2TPhoto was an excellent photographer and was kind enough to supply us with her photos for the DVD case.