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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!


Mike & Jaime’s Wedding Highlight

On this September day that hit some very high temperatures, Mike quipped, “This is the kind of day we tried to avoid by getting married in September!” :).  Despite some sweaty shirts, this wedding was simply resplendent.  They took their weddings under the wide, blue skies, (complete with Air Show jets!) and the lush, enchanting surroundings of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  During the ceremony they each had dirt from their childhood homes that they joined together in one jar with a fledgling, young tree in it.  After they walked down the flower petaled walkway we were off for photos and video at the gardens as well as East 4th street.  Then it was time to celebrate at the Marriott Key Center where Mike and Jaime were preceded by all the Cleveland Sports mascots!  From the frolicking costumed mascots, to the fun and heartfelt speeches, to the dancing, it was quite a party!

Here is Mike & Jaime’s Wedding Highlight

Mike and Jaime’s Highlight! from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.


For Mike & Jaime’s full wedding film click here.

Photography Partners-Imagine It Photography
Dress-Essence of Australia
Invitations-Magnet Street Botanical Bliss
Ceremony Cleveland Botanical Gardens
Bakery-Wild Flour Bakery
Custom Drinks-CitySticks of NYC
DJ-Marino Brothers

iPhone vid of Alexa & Brad’s day

Last Saturday we had the privilege to film Alexa & Brad’s wedding at the Union Club.  What an elegant place!  We also strolled down Euclid Avenue to shoot some video down at Playhouse Square.  Here’s a short little video of the day from our iPhone.  Enjoy!

An elegant day at Alexa & Brad’s wedding today! #eatdrinkandberyan

A video posted by Kurt & Beth (@forrealweddingfilms) on