I just came across a blog that shared how the bride wanted a
wedding brunch (including this cinnamon roll-flavored wedding cake-delish!). I love the idea. Again…
Each wedding has a flavor.
One wedding that had a unique flavor was the wedding of Russ and Kathleen.
They married in a picturesque small town in Indiana. It was so much fun to wed the feel of this tiny, American railroad town with the sacredness of the church and the detailed beauty of Kathleen’s wedding dress. That, coupled with sweet moment of Russ and Kathleen with their moms, made for such a touching wedding film intro.
white lights that we just
In the course of filming weddings I’ve had the honor of witnessing some very precious moments.
But the one that stands out to me more than any other, and one that I gratefully caught on my camera was at the wedding of Marie (Konstan) Hardy.
In this clip you’ll see Marie getting ready at home in the very same room that her mother got ready for her wedding. You’ll see a photo of her mom getting prepared over 20 years ago and then see Marie with her mother in that same room.
Then I got to film when Marie’s father, Rob, saw his oldest daughter in her wedding dress for the first time. The emotion of this scene still touches me each time I watch.
Finally, we had the chance to capture Marie as she came down the stairwell to the joy of her dear friends and bridesmaids.
It was a moment I will not forget.
You can see the full wedding film here.
According to The Knot the average wedding costs 20,000-40,000 dollars.
A Wedding Bee survey found that the majority of weddings take 6 months to a year to plan.
All of this is for…one day.
Now, there’s value in this. Marriage should be made a “big deal.” We honor it that way.
Still, in the midst of spending all that money and time planning a wedding for one day, I’d like to suggest something countercultural:
Plan for the following 60 years.
Don’t just plan a wedding. Plan a marriage.
So plan that big day, but 60 years from now consider this: you’ll want to look back and not just see a great wedding, but a legacy that simply started on a beautiful day.
who love to color. So, we made little table cards for everyone. Sophia, our budding artist, drew a little something for
everyone and we placed that at the top of each plate for an extra sweet
touch. It never ceases to amaze me how such little things like that
bless people. I also cut some mini daffodils that had just bloomed
from the garden and put them in small vases alongside some votive candles.
It’s All in the Details from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.
Weddings are beautiful because marriage is beautiful. But some weddings are above and beyond and Jessica and Mike’s was one of them. Jessica was certainly the most creative bride we’ve ever worked with. She personally designed and made more cute details than most brides can shake a stick at! Her style was elegant country.
This is a little clip of our film of her wedding day. You’ll see some of the fun, well placed signs she made, the farm and barn setting, and the girls switching out their heels for cowboy boots before the reception. Enjoy!
See the full video here.
Most proposals are surprises, for sure. But imagine a surprise proposal at a beautiful ranch, in a private pasture, with horses, and with hidden photographers! That’s just what Daniel and Hannah had.
Daniel’s parents are our friends at Imagine It Photography. Here’s the story: