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Kind, kind words

One of our couples from this past year, Katya & Tom, left the kindest reflection on our work.

“There are other wedding videos, and then there is a “For Real Wedding Film”. Their work is truly different and unique from every other wedding video company we looked at, with the video tailored to match your individual relationship and personalities. They don’t just use a ‘tried and true’ method that makes every video look and feel the same. They get to know you and your partner and make sure the video expresses your unique love story. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a video that will stand out from the rest. They also want to ensure that your wedding day goes off without a hitch, and are excellent at keeping you on time and on schedule, while capturing all the little moments that make your day special. Wedding days go by so fast, its great to be able to revisit all the small details that you may have missed or forgotten. The fact you can get a lot of your footage like the speeches and first dances put them over the top. Highly recommend.”

Goofing around!

One of our recent couples, Lauren and James, had this fun idea which we tried out. See what you think of their long line-up as I attempt to walk the camera backward (without falling!). I thought it was quite a blast!

Jess & Chris // Valley of the Eagles

Jess and Chris’ wedding day started as a day of waiting on rain.  The blessing was that it kept moving back in the forecast and they had a rain-free outdoor ceremony!  After Jess and Chris’ heartfelt and touching ceremony, we hopped on a golf cart at Valley of the Eagles and zoomed off to take video and pics by a rugged cliff and lush field.  Then we were off to the reception (which was thankfully indoors because the rain finally came!) where the bridal party entered, adorned with photobook costumes.  Our favorite moment of the day came at sundown as the rain cleared and a stunning glow came over the horizon.  We scurried out with Natalie, their wonderful photographer, and captured our favorite moments of the day as the sun set.  Many blessings to you both and your marriage, Jess and Chris!

Wedding professionals we had the privilege of working with:

Photographer: Kendrick at Dawn Photography  https://www.kendrickatdawn.com

Venue: Valley of the Eagles  https://www.valleyeagles.com

DJ:  One T Entertainment https://www.one-t-entertainment.com

Flowers: Diana Elizabeth Designs https://dianaelizabethdesigns.com

Molly & Joe // Chagrin Valley Country Club

We began our day with Molly at the elegant Chagrin Valley Country Club while she and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in a second-floor studio. For fun, Molly and the girls opened up what appeared to be a bottle of champagne, but was actually full of confetti which burst into the air amid shouts and exuberant laughter! After a tear-jerking first-look, and some humor, with Molly’s dad, we were off to Joe’s first-look on the golf green. Here Molly planned a little humor too as she held up a photo of their dog on a popsicle stick. Before the ceremony, Molly and Joe were officially married when both signed the ornate ketubah document along with two witnesses and a rabbi, who joked that they didn’t technically need the ceremony now! But, off to the ceremony they went, underneath a large tree, acting as a chuppah. Later, Molly and Joe burst onto the dance floor, giddy with celebration which carried on the rest of the gorgeous evening. Many blessings to you both and your marriage, Molly and Joe!

Many blessings to you both and your marriage, Molly and Joe! Vendors we had the privilege of working with:

Photographer: One Red Door Photography https://onereddoorphotography.com

Venue: Chagrin Valley Country Club http://www.cvcclub.com

Fadi & Nour // Westwood Country Club

The sense of community on the day of Fadi and Nour’s Jordanian wedding day felt like a life-giving wave.  Early in the day Fadi’s uncle, surrounded by family, asked permission of Nour’s father for the marriage.  Upon acceptance, the room erupted in cheers and blessings, followed by the entrance of Nour and her bridal party and then a Jordanian band.  The dancing began and continued as the band led Nour and family through the hotel lobby and out to her waiting 1949 Dodge Coronet.  Off she went to St. Elias Melkite Catholic Church where the she and Fadi were crowned and took their first steps as husband and wife around a table near the altar.  Then the full celebration took place at the Westwood Country Club where the dancing rarely stopped and friends and family celebrated with abandon!  Many blessings to you both and your marriage, Fadi and Nour!

Wedding professionals we had the privilege of working with:

Photographer: Imagine It Photography  imagineitphotgraphy.com  

Venue: Westwood Country Club  westwoodcountryclub.org

Photobooth:  A Notch Above www.anotchaboveevents.com

Elizabeth & Cory // Bridgeton

Driving the back roads to Bridgeton was like opening a storybook of old-time America. The road weaved up and down and curved through small hamlets, fields, and woods. We arrived in town where the annual covered bridge festival takes place to find the bridal party and family setting up pews facing the Case 1822 Log Cabin. There was such sweetness as Elizabeth, the first of five siblings to marry, had her first look with her dad, sisters, and bridesmaids. The wedding took place on the log cabin steps and afterward we strolled the streets of Bridgeton and spent time for portraits at one of most famous covered bridges in the state. Later, we were back at the 1878 barn to celebrate. The purity, reverence, and heartfelt joy of the day was something we felt and cherished long after we went home. Many sweet blessings on you and your marriage, Elizabeth and Cory!