Jon and I love to travel and filming weddings is the perfect way to get out of Atlanta once in a while and explore somewhere new! When Jason and Jessica contacted us to film their wedding, we were thrilled for the opportunity. Not only were we excited about filming in a new location, but this couple is so laid back, so in love and desiring an incredible wedding film to commemorate their special day. We felt like we were a perfect fit. Jessica, being a huge Disney fan, incorporated many elements of Disney into her wedding day, as did her family. This film opens up with the mother of the groom reading from a Disney storybook, reading to the couple her version of their love story. The day as well as the venue couldn’t have been more beautiful or more perfect for their wedding day.
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
We are happy to present the Feature Film of Hallie Majure Phillips Dyess and Dawson Dyess wedding! This wedding was full of southern charm, as the ceremony was held at a small local church and reception at the bride’s mother’s beautiful home. This wedding was exactly what one would picture as southern elegance. Congratulations to the newlyweds who were surrounded by an amazing group of friends and family who helped make the wedding weekend as special as it was. Thank you all again for bringing us out to our first Mississippi wedding!
Videography: Jonathan and Kaye | Photography: Spindle Photography | Reception Dinner Venue: Northwood Country Club | Ceremony: Highland Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Floral: World of Flowers & Gifts | Cake: Church Street Cakery | Tent: Mississippi Tent and Party Rental | Rentals + Catering + Bar: Pretty Presentations Catering and Event Rentals | Hair Stylists: Valerie Alvarez-Mize and Nicky MgGinty Smith | Makeup Artists: Brynn Chesney, Rivers Countiss and Blair Watkins | Wedding Dress: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Bridesmaids Dresses: Belle G | Groomsmen Tuxedos: Joyce’s Etc | Invitation Suite + All Papers: Fresh Ink | Calligraphy: Brenda Griffin Smith | Wedding Coordination: Southern Productions Weddings & Events | Lighting: Gulf South Productions | Ceremony Musician: Ensemble coordinated by Barry Germany | Vintage Transportation: Vintage Auto Chauffeur | Transportation: Eagle Shuttle Services | Photo Booth: Magic Memories Photo Booth