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Lindsay & Patrick’s Wedding Film

Lindsay & Patrick’s wedding day was simply elegant.  They got ready for their grand day in the 1890 Arcade.  We then went to the historically beautiful Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland.  From there we traveled around to various segments of the city including iconic bridges and trendy wall art.  Finally,  we ended the night in the stylish Ariel International.  Housed in a refurbished historical former garment factory, Ariel International takes class to a new level as guests danced, cried, and laughed, all with a stunning view of Cleveland’s skyline and Lake Erie.  Enjoy!

Lindsay & Patrick's Wedding Film from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Here are some of the delightful vendors we had the privilege to work with:
Photography: CheckerboardSTUDIOS (including the wonderful thumbnail portrait above)
Music provided by The Music Bed www.musicbed.com & Song Freedom www.songfreedom.com
Venue: Ariel International Center http://www.arielinternationalcenter.com/aic/homePage.html

Classy & Fun Wedding at the Union Club

Alexa and Brad went to a friend’s wedding where every part of the day, from getting ready to the ceremony to the reception, was at the same location.  After that wedding they decided that was exactly what they wanted too!  Then they discovered the Union Club.  Built in 1905, the home of the Union Club is a stately building with ornate woodwork, grand staircases, and elegant ballrooms.  Not only was the building gorgeous for video opps, but Playhouse Square was simply a short stroll down the road for more lovely locations to capture Alexa and Brad’s fun and passionate spirits.  Some of our favorite parts of the day were using the great natural light streaming in through the windows to capture both Alexa and Brad individually as they got ready for the ceremony and also seeing how much they just delighted in one another especially during their first dance.  Enjoy!

Alexa & Brad’s Wedding Film from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Alexa & Brad’s Wedding Highlight! from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Cait & Matt’s Wedding Film!

How many ways can you say: Wow?  Beth and I said it throughout the day of Cait and Matt’s wedding, we said it while editing the footage, and we keep saying it each time we watch the final film.  This was a gorgeous wedding.  Our favorite part was all the time they had built into the schedule to just ‘play.’  After their first look we and their wonderful photographers Nick & Danee just had fun posing Cait and Matt and having them do all sorts of beautiful and fun things throughout the lush Hillbrook grounds.  We especially appreciated Cait’s enjoyment of letting us try all sorts of fun creative shots that ended up adding so many precious details to their film.

Thank you again, Cait and Matt, for the opportunity to share and capture your day.  We honestly delighted in the whole process of your wedding!

Kurt & Beth

Here is their highlight:

Cait & Matt’s Wedding Highlight from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Here is the full version.  It’s also example of our newly created Mia Rose package.

Cait & Matt’s Wedding Film from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Radio personality wedding!

It’s not often you get to film the wedding of a radio talk show personality!  Kathleen Ferrini is marrying Nathan Zion this Saturday and we are thrilled to be a part of capturing that day.  Kathleen does the morning show, “Brian and Kathleen Mornings” on WCRF.  We had Kathleen and Nate over last week and it was so great to meet them.  It is lovely to meet a couple where love, faith, values, and fun are all mixed together.  That’s a recipe for joy that makes us excited not just to film their wedding day, but also to see how their marriage will be a blessing to others.



First wedding at Ariel International

We’re excited to be filming our first wedding reception at Ariel International.  Ariel is housed in a former Cleveland garment factory building that was repurposed as an office and event space.  The reception room is on the top floor with views overlooking downtown.  We’re completely jazzed about doing a sunset video shoot from the roof with our couple while overlooking Lake Erie.


Here’s a pic of our little ladies taken at Ariel International by our friends and wedding photography partners Stephanie and John Uptmor with Imagine It Photography.  Their new studio is in Ariel as well.



Check back to see the video of this great spot sometime!

Check out the new photo studio of our partners at Imagine It Photography

One delightful couple that has shown us the ropes of this wedding world is Imagine It Photography’s Stephanie and John Uptmor.  Recently they opened up their brand new studio space at Ariel International near downtown Cleveland.  Here’s a cute pic of us at their studio:


Below are the two of us, Rose Rau, wedding planner and studio designer, Stephanie and John, and Jessica Lowman, photographer:


It is such a delight to often have a chance to work alongside these wonderful artists!

For more pics of their studio click here!