Christopher and Alyssa’s dream downtown Atlanta wedding was one for the books. Not only was the view they were surrounded by epic, so is the love they have for each other. These two started their day off at the W Atlanta – Midtown for preparations, then Alyssa made her way to the wedding venue with her dad in a vintage Rolls Royce. The decor at the Ventanas was nothing less than stunning. After the ceremony, family and friends danced the night away and closed out the reception with a traditional New Orleans style ending to the night. Christopher and Alyssa, your wedding day was like a dream and we hope the very best for you two! Cheers!
Planning: ellyB Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ventanas Atlanta
Preparation Location: W Atlanta – Midtown
Floral Design: Akeem Clayton
Videography: Jonathan and Kaye
Photography: Milanes Photography
Draping: Unique Event Elements
Cake: For Goodness Cakes
Stationery: Papered Wonders, Inc.
DJ: DJ Mars
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Atlanta
Wedding Gown: Le Marriage Couture
Groom Attire: Q Clothier
Officiant: Reverend Rev. Dawn
Hair: Ware Beauty
Makeup: Alxandra Jivani
Ceremony Music: Monica Hargrave
Cocktail Hour Music: JMSA Music Group
After a long delay in posting wedding films, we are excited to be back and posting Steven and Ashley’s Wedding film! Steven and Ashley chose to get married at a small church in the quaint town of Greensboro, GA and held their reception at the Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee. Ashley’s parents have a house on Lake Oconee which is where she and her girls did all their preparations while the guys were got ready at the Ritz. As everyone knows, the Ritz doesn’t disappoint from beautiful scenery for pictures to a beautifully decorated ballroom, this was a night to remember. Family and friends danced the night away, and sent off the couple in a sparkler exit. The entire day was beautiful! Congratulations Steven and Ashley! #meandmrsjones
Videography: Jonathan and Kaye
Planning: Melissa Meadows with Suzanne Reinhard Events
Photography: The Decisive Moment Wedding Photojournalism…
Ceremony Venue: Greensboro First United Methodist Church
Reception Venue + Wedding Cake: The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Décor: Designs by Kent
Rentals: Atlanta Event Decor
Linens: BBJ Linen
Band: The Mike Veal Band
Dress + Alterations: Kelly’s Closet
Hair + Make Up: The Moore Agency On Location Hair and Makeup Artistry
Stationery: Paper Daisies Stationery
Officiant: Pastor Mike Morgan
Ceremony Music: Alexis Ford
Transportation: The Lakeside Companies
It’s a beautiful thing to see when two people come together who are both deeply in love with each other as well as deeply in love with Christ. It was no secret their love for each other revolves around the love they have for the Lord. Joey and Sally got married at Yarborough Mills on a beautiful summer day. The excitement of the day started off with an informal rehearsal at the ceremony site, surrounded by family and friends, many who came all the way from California and danced the night away till the very end. The emotional connection Joey and Sally have for each other runs deep and as filmmakers we love capturing what they have. Congratulations Joey Mills and Sally, it was an honor to be a part of your special day!
Videography: Jonathan and Kaye | Photography: Love Stories by Halie + Alec | Wedding Coordination: Karen Gramlich with Winey Blonde Events Company | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Yarborough Mill | Cake: Once Upon a Cake | Floral: Flowers From Us | DJ: Nice Entertainment | Catering: Chef Kern | Hair + Makeup: Hayden Simmons | Ceremony Music: Unknown Lyric | Officiant: James Martin
We alway explain to our couples that important elements of the day does not start at the ceremony. Yes, the ceremony is why we are all there and it is the focus on what is happening on the wedding day. But in our wedding films, 30% of our films includes the preparations. Why?
We are looking for content. Our films are story driven and we have found preparations gives us just that. One big reason is we are able to capture the bride and groom writing their letters to each other, and then if they are comfortable with it, we will have them read their letter to the camera. This gives so much personalization to their wedding film that we don’t want to miss this. This alone, for us, is gold.
It’s a time of anticipation. We see the bride getting her makeup done while she is surrounded by her closest friends and family, the details including the dress, shoes, rings, flowers, stationary, etc., the moment when mom is helping the bride into her dress, the hugs, the tears, the happiness.
We will tell you how our hours of coverage can be best utilized for your wedding video, but just telling you now, we would rather be at the preparations 100 times over spending 3 hours at the reception getting repetitive, non-story related dancing footage.
So what are we looking for when we walk into the bride’s suite?
We are looking for beautiful, natural light. Ideally, the makeup artist sets you up in front of a window, as this is usually helpful for them to see your skin well. If the makeup artist is set up in a bathroom with tungsten overhead lights, we may ask if we can help you move to a spot with better natural light. Natural light coming in through a window, is a large soft light. The larger the light source, the softer it is. This type of light flatters everyone, and the photos and video footage will look amazing in this light. In contrast, small lights coming from a tungsten light source, usually directional (coming from upward), makes everyone look terrible. There will be shadows under your eyes, and any flaws in your skin will show up. You are doing yourself a favor if you have your makeup artist set up near a window. You will love how you look in the photos and video footage.
We are also looking for a beautiful space for you to put on your dress. Last weekend, I showed up the bride preparations with plenty of time to spare. The first thing I did was go into the bedroom, where there was a beautiful bed and window light, and cleaned the entire room. It was covered with luggage, and belongings of the bridesmaids and bride. I carefully scooted everything to a hallway, which left the bedroom a beautiful canvas for the bride to read her letter as well as get dressed.
Great looking footage doesn’t come effortlessly, but we try hard to also not be too intrusive. We are looking for natural connection and interaction between friends and family. Our goal is to let everything happen naturally that just happens to be in a beautiful setting, in which we may have set the stage.
Jake and Katie married each other on a beautiful summer day. Spending time with the bride was a treat, as we quickly noticed her love for life and lots of laughter! This day felt like spending time with friends, as the wedding party and vendors as well, were all so wonderful to work with. The ceremony took place at Christ the King in Buckhead Atlanta, while the reception was held outdoors at an exclusive private golf club down the street. Congratulations to the couple, you both were a pleasure to work with! #letsgetreadytowamble
Videography: Jonathan and Kaye | Photography: The Decisive Moment | Planning: Storybook Wedding Consulting | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of Christ the King | Reception Venue + Catering: Peachtree Golf Club | Floral: Britt Wood Designs | Officiant: Monsignor Francis McNamee | Band: The Voltage Brothers | Tent Rental: Tents Unlimited | Lighting: The Magnum Companies | Cake: Frosted Pumpkin Gourmet | Hair + Makeup: Flourish Salon