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A Wedding in a Warehouse?

Looking for a unique location for a wedding?  Our partners at Imagine It Photography shot Liza and Josh’s big day at the Ariel International Center.

According to the official website, “The Ariel International Center, is a historic 68,000
square foot building, located on 3 acres, overseeing the Lake and the Cleveland

Stephanie Uptmor at Imagine It said, “it is full of vintage details and has a rustic feel while still having killer views of downtown Cleveland!”

It’s hard to believe that something as beautiful as this is inside of this old building (below) that all of us have seen while driving I-90!

Dan and Lauren’s Wedding Film

Dan and Lauren’s Wedding from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

We just got to have the premiere showing of Dan and Lauren’s Wedding video tonight with Lauren and her mom (Dan, you’ll get to see it soon!).  So, here it is!  Their wedding was such an uplifting and touching day.  Such beauty, grace, and…fun!


I want to mention the awesome vendors for this wedding as

Photography-Imagine It Photography imagineitphotography.com (Partners
with For Real Wedding Films)

Florist-Blooms and Plantscaping plantscaping.com/
Marie Designs oliviamariedesigns.wordpress.com/

Flour Bakery wildflourbakery.com/

Alexander from Jerry Bruno Productions (Cleveland Music Group) clevelandmusicgroup.com/

You’ve got to see this wedding…

A few weeks ago we mentioned a couple that was going to get married at, of all places, a camp!  Well, let me tell you, when we drove into that camp to film the wedding, not knowing what to expect, Beth and I were simply stunned by the beauty of the setting.

Here are just a few photos from our partners at Imagine It Photography.

For more photos click here.
Tomorrow we’ll post a few short clips we filmed on this simply dazzling day.

Come to camp and get married!

This Saturday we are filming the wedding of Will and Morgan at Camp Luther. 

As a kid I stayed at Luther Memorial Camp twice.  It is a sister camp to Luther.  I went once as a field trip and a friend and I liked it so much we went back that summer.  I will forever remember survival games, snipe hunting, talks about Jesus, and jumping off the high dive there! 

The groom, Will, spent most of his childhood at Camp Luther and his family are the caretakers.  In fact, his parents married in the chapel on the grounds. 

We are looking forward to a beautiful day on the lake celebrating their union!

Will said anyone who has spent time at Camp Luther raves about the sunsets.  Here’s a photo of one at the camp.

Lauren and Dan’s portraits

Our partners at Imagine It Photography just put out a sneak peek of Dan and Lauren’s wedding that we filmed recently.  Take at look a just a few of the gorgeous photos and this gorgeous couple! 

We are working on the fine-tune details now of their wedding film and hope to get a sneak peek of it up soon.  It’s beautiful…if we do say so ourselves!

This shows the Hava Negila dance, a tradition where the bride and groom are hoisted up (precariously!) on chairs and pumped up and down.  It was crazy-and fun!  The Hebrew song was composed in the 1920s when Hebrew was being revived as a common language.  Deep tradition and deep laughter make for a delightful experience!

Check out the rest of their photos here.

Photographers, Couple, Servants

So, the other day we mentioned in the blog about the 5 Love Languages.  So, this past Saturday evening, at Dan & Lauren’s
wedding, I saw this in a very humble and honoring way.

I’ve seen it before, but again it reminded me of their
John & Stephanie Uptmor.
Two amazing photographers.
A darling couple.
Two people with hearts the size of Texas. 
Throughout the night, while the two of them
are doing what they do, taking pictures, hustling, arranging people, sweating
in the heat,  they are always serving others.  
I saw this
as we had taken a little dinner break, and all of us vendors were sitting there
eating.  A couple of the guys were talking about frustrations with their daytime jobs.  John, having worked in the same field, proceeded to tell them about some good job openings and how to get an in with the company.  I mean, he didn’t have to do that,
didn’t have to care….but he does.  This is just, it seems to me,
John’s normal.  It’s really honorable and honoring.
I was also the receipent of such kindness as I asked
Stephanie if she had an aspirin for my raging headache that night.  John became
my hero as he quickly got up and bought me some.  
I mean…really?!
He didn’t have to, but he just did.  He probably
would have rather rested his feet for a bit, but he didn’t.  He
On top of it all, Stephanie and John are also always building up others with
their words.  It’s genuine.  That’s just who they
Truly thankful for these two and the kindness that exudes
from them!  
Get to know them more and see their work at Imagine It Photography!