Category: Destination Weddings


Early in 2017, my wife Rachel and I were visiting her aunt and uncle in Austin. They remarked that their son Henry had recently begun dating a girl, and already the “M word” (marriage) was being thrown about. A few months later we were sitting with Henry and his Fiance Victoria over chips and queso (the best thing to eat at a meeting), talking about filming their wedding in Colorado this November.

Having spent these past months getting to know Victoria, Rachel and I were excited to not only film her and Henry’s wedding, but also to now be related to her. Getting married? We would love to film your wedding, no matter the location. Please get in touch!

After spending four days in the mountains of Colorado with Mallory and Clay, we felt more like family than friends. From whitewater rafting in the ice cold San Miguel river, stuffing our faces with cheesy hot dogs (Clay’s family tradition!), off-roading over mountain passes, and celebrating all over the town of Ouray, we know both them and Mallory’s two sons, very well.

When you see their film and hear their story told through their letters and vows, you’ll see how these two were lost until they found each other, how Mallory’s free-spirited nature melded so well with Clay’s adventurous spirit, and how an immeasurable, never-ending love can be formed between two people. You’ll also see Clay giving some of the sweetest vows we’ve ever heard, as a father to Mallory’s sons. Maybe by the end of their film, you’ll feel like family too.

Planning on eloping to Colorado (or anywhere else?) sometime soon? We would love to film it! Please get in touch.

This wedding was supposed to happen in Austin, Texas. Seriously. My wife Rachel and I met Mallory and Clay as they were planning their nuptials in the Hill Country of Texas. As we learned about their love for adventure that included ice climbing in Colorado and spear fishing in the Caribbean, we began to get the feeling that Austin didn’t really fit the vibe of their wedding.

Thankfully, ACL weekend (think: massive concert in Austin, gobs of people, traffic, and hotels full) was scheduled the same weekend as their wedding date, and Mallory and Clay asked my wife Rachel and I if we had ever been to the (self-proclaimed) “Switzerland of America”: Ouray, Colorado. Plans were changed, flights were booked, and suddenly the big Austin wedding in the Hill Country, became a much smaller and more intimate family wedding in the mountains surrounding Ouray.

The lavish wedding venue was replaced with a cliff overlooking a lake, hotels were traded for a VRBO that fit the entire wedding party including guests, and white water rafting was scheduled as a pre-wedding activity. Mallory and Clay made their wedding weekend their own, and this trailer gives just a hint of the time we spent together.

We left the weekend feeling like family, and we are very excited to share with you their full film soon.

Whether you are getting married in Austin, Colorado, or anywhere else, as long as you are making your wedding day your own, we would love to film it. Please get in touch.

Over our past five years of friendship, Emily has confessed to me many times that she has visited my site, watched my wedding films for hours, and cried. Of course, when she met Ryan and things started getting serious, I began hoping that I would be able to add Emily’s wedding to my list of wedding films too.

As a twist though, these two Texas born and raised Aggies opted for a less-traditional wedding option. With only their closest friends and family, they road-tripped all the way from the heat of Texas to Nashville, Tennessee, for an intimate wedding in the forested countryside. There, they shared letters and vows, dinner and dancing, and many quiet moments together.

We aren’t in Texas anymore, toto.

My wife and I loved getting away to a city where music was king, the chicken was hot, and the weddings were lit (I think that’s what the kids are saying these days). Nashville has joined the likes of Portland as one of our favorite cities to visit, and we hope to return and film another wedding there soon.

If you are getting married in Texas, Tennessee, or anywhere else for that matter, we would love to chat about filming your wedding! Please get in touch. 🙂

– Matt

Yosemite – clouds rolled low through the valleys over plants that burst with dark green and orange hues. Waterfalls thundered hundreds of feet into crystal clear pools. Deer and other animals came close to look at us as much as we looked at them.

This wasn’t just a one day wedding, it was a four-day event involving campfires, bagpipes, hiking, pizza parties, an Aggie Football game, and of course some amazing vows said on Sentinel Beach in the heart of the valley. This wasn’t even a dedicated venue site for weddings. People just pull up, park, and get married on a first come, first served basis. I’ve filmed many laid-back weddings before, but this is on a whole new level.

Kristin said it best the first night we all arrived, Yosemite is the best place on earth. I hope to go back and film another wedding there soon.

Filmed by Matt Johnson and Skyler Fike. Special thanks to Jordan Laessig.

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