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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

New film spots

It’s always fun to film in new places.  Here’s a few fun, new places we’ve filmed recently:

East 4th Street.  A street full of trendy restaurants, outdoor cafes, and street performers.  Loved it here!  Photo courtesy of our partners at Imagine It Photography (you’ll see me to the left sneaking a shot behind some flowers!)


This weekend we’re excited to shoot the wedding of Alexa and Brad at the Union Club!  Elegant, antique, and classy!


A couple of weeks ago we were blown away by the beauty of The Club at Hillbrook.  We got some rain, but nothing could take away the grandeur of this location.


Maria & Bobby’s Highlight Film

We cannot tell you how delighted we were to have the honor of capturing Maria and Bobby’s wedding day.  We loved the Greek culture and all the symbolism given to the ceremony at St. Demetrios.  We were in awe of the spirited dancing as The Fabulous Grecian Keys rocked away the night at The Renaissance Hotel.  The most special moment came when Bobby and his groomsmen pulled off a surprise choreographed dance (to over 5 different songs!) while Maria sat in a chair to be serenaded.  All in all, their commitment to God, each other, and their family was deeply moving.  Enjoy this snapshot of their day.

For Maria & Bobby’s full wedding film click here: https://vimeo.com/138668780

Music provided by musicbed.com
Here are the delightful vendors we had the privilege to work with:
Photography Partners: Imagine It Photography www.imagineitphotography.com
Hair & Make-up-Fringe & Foundation, Westlake http://www.fandfstudio.com
Church-St. Demetrios http://www.saintdemetriosrr.org
Flowers-Mary Huerner. Avon Lake
Bakery/Cake- Wild Flour http://www.wildflourbakery.com
DJ/Band-Grecian Keys http://www.specialproductions.net/act-greciankeys.shtml

Maria & Bobby’s wedding

We are working away at editing Maria & Bobby’s wedding film and are loving it!  Their wedding was another fun adventure with our partners and friends at Imagine It Photography.  It is such a pleasure to work alongside them.  Here are just a few of their beautiful photos from Maria & Bobby’s wedding day.

To see more check out Stephanie’s blog here.

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Welcome to the new For Real site!

We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of our brand new website:
Please check it out and share it with others!
If you’re getting married or know someone who is, we’re offering a sweet website launch promo for the first three brides that book us to create their cinematic  wedding film (a savings of $500!). Spread the word! Thank you!