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One of the reasons Rachel and I love filming weddings is that we get to witness the collision of planning and reality, and the resulting emotions that occur. Brides and grooms plan for months or even years for their wedding day, but when the day arrives, their plans are oftentimes changed due to circumstances outside of their control. This collision offers a glimpse into a couple’s truest selves, and results in some of the most real and raw moments we have captured on video.

For example, Emily and Mike planned an outdoor ceremony, but in the days leading up to the wedding the forecast turned to clouds and rain. Ten minutes before the ceremony, as a fine mist fell over the perfectly aligned chairs, Emily chose to proceed with the outdoor plans, even in the face of a rainy reality. With a smile on her face she walked toward her groom.

At the end of the aisle stood Mike, who was dealing with some expectations of his own. Banter between him, the officiant, and his best man, included a whispered discussion about whether he would begin crying when he saw Emily. Mike’s expectations of a tough time watching Emily walk down the aisle were, pun intended, shattered by the reality of Emily knocking over and loudly breaking a large glass vase as she approached. They both of course began laughing, because regardless of how any part of the day went, they were together.

These were not isolated incidents mind you, there were many moments throughout the day that didn’t go quite as planned, but Emily and Mike’s consistent response was a smile and laughter. Plans, even ones prepared over a year in advance, rarely work out how we think; but it is in those moments that our real selves are shown. If we all approach reality like Emily and Mike, we’ll be alright.

Getting married? Rain or shine, as long as you are cool with things maybe not happening exactly as you plan, we would love to film it. Please get in touch!

Clarissa and Andy have spent many mornings of their relationship watching the sunrise together over the Atlantic Ocean, so it makes sense that we wanted to fly up to Virginia to meet them at 5am to film the sunrise on their wedding day. None of us got much sleep, but we were treated to one of the best moments ever when Andy brought out his guitar and sang a song he wrote for Clarissa. She cried. Rachel cried. I didn’t cry. Okay, maybe I did a little bit.

Regardless, this was one of the most special times we’ve had with a couple, and Rachel and I loved every second of it. Keep an eye out for Clarissa and Andy’s full wedding film coming soon. 🙂

Getting married? We would love to film your wedding, and will even get up at 5am if you wanna watch the sunrise. Get in touch!

Adventures are always better with someone! Frodo has Sam, Han has Chewie, Spongebob has Patrick, and Sam has Mel. Those last two built their relationship on discovering new places, so when it came time to get married it makes sense that they would choose Iceland, a country they hadn’t ever explored.

With their closest friends along for the ride, they adventured across the entire Southern Region, visiting waterfalls, dancing in lava fields, and saying their vows at the glacier lagoon. It was a wedding unlike anything we (or probably anyone else) had seen before. We loved it.

Getting married in Iceland or anywhere else? We would LOVE to film it! Please get in touch.

March weddings in Texas are always a gamble from a weather standpoint. Will it be hot? Cold? Rainy? Sunny? For Emily and Mike, the forecast showed every possible type of weather in the week leading up to their wedding, but finally on the day of the event, it decided on a light rain. With an indoor contingency plan in place, the wedding coordinator approached Emily ten minutes before she was due to walk down the aisle to marry Mike, and asked her if she still wanted the ceremony outside. Emily’s answer was a resounding, “Yes!”.
This decision can tell you a lot about the two of them. Whether rain or shine they have a good time, and we absolutely love that about them. We would love to film your wedding rain or shine! Please get in touch.

Emotional may be the best word to describe Caitlin and Tanner’s wedding day. In fact, we can’t really think of a time that one of them wasn’t happy crying. Misty-eyed tears started being shed while they struggled to read letters to us that they had written throughout their dating relationship. This soon accelerated into a weepy gift exchange, and culminated in heaving sobs as they saw each other for the first time. Surprisingly, they held it together pretty well for the ceremony, but when the toasts started they lost it all over again. The night ended with the two of them dancing in an empty reception hall, tears streaming down their faces.

But we did say this wedding was emotional, and that word means far more than only happy tears. Laughter was present as Tanner vowed to Caitlin that he would “always have fun, be silly, and not take life too seriously.” A feeling of anticipation ran through the room as Tanner’s dad officiated the ceremony. And joy was seen in many creative ways by Caitlin and Tanner’s moves on the dance floor.

We love emotional weddings and would love to film yours! Please get in touch.