Wedding Cinematography Blog

Wedding Film :: Amy + Jordan :: “I Did, I Do, and I Always Will” :: The Belvedere :: Baltimore, MD

 

The beautiful thing about Amy and Jordan’s wedding was that it was no only an amazing end to 2016, but it was also an amazing start to 2017.  They did something incredibly unique and decided to get married on New Years Eve and have their reception end after midnight so they could ring in the New Year as husband and wife with all of their friends and family… Yup… It was as great as it sounds. 

We first met Amy in 2011 when we went to Rehoboth Beach, DE to film her sister’s wedding.  It was one of our most memorable weddings ever and needless to say, when Amy contacted us to come to Baltimore to film her wedding, we couldn’t wait to be there. 

It was such a fantastic weekend. We love visiting Baltimore and the Belvedere was am amazing venue.  Their ceremony and reception took place on the top floor of the Belvedere and having all of their friends and family stay until midnight to bring in the New Year with them was an extra special way to start off their marriage.

We are so happy to share their film and hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.

Bride: Amy Balaguer
Groom: Jordan Gray
Venue: The Belvedere – Baltimore, MD
Wedding Photographer: Alysia + Jayson – Baltimore, MD – (View Photos)
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Daniel + Presley :: “And Now There’s You” :: Spartanburg, SC

It was a day over 7 years in the making… and it was everything they dreamed it would be.

One of our favorite parts of this wedding was the incredible amount of emotion it had throughout the day.  A lot of times when planning weddings, brides may decide not to do a first look because they want that “reaction” from the groom when the bride walks down the aisle and he sees her for the first time, which is a totally valid point.  Wanna know what’s incredible about this wedding?  Daniel and Presley did a first look…. and she STILL got that emotional reaction from Daniel. Not only that, but his reaction all day long was perfect.  From the first look, to the wedding ceremony, to the speeches, you could see his love for Presley all over his face.  All day, it was priceless.  You could just see their love for each other over and over again.

We were also given an incredible moment during the reception when Presley’s dad got up to give a speech to the couple.  He said something that really made us look at the day differently.  We’ve seen the bride and her father do a first look before, but this one took on a whole different meaning for us after his speech.  It never really set in that when we capture those moments, we are capturing a time when a dad is seeing his daughter for the last time as just his daughter.  It’s a goodbye of sorts… It’s saying “You were totally mine, but now you’re his….” It was beautiful and I’m so glad we were able to capture it and build a segment in this film around the premise. 

Presley and Daniel, you two were amazing and we are so glad we have a chance to capture your day and tell your story.

Bride: Presley Mabrey
Groom: Daniel Gossett
Wedding Photographer: Jessi Nichols Photography – Greenville, SC – (View Photos)
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC
Musicians: The Erica Berg Collective – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Ann + Vanna :: “It’s Not Hard to Fall in Love” :: Rock Hill, SC

 

We had a great time with this couple from start to finish.  When we arrived in Rock Hill, we started the day over at Ann’s house where we met her friends and family to begin their prep.  We had so much fun with Ann while everyone was getting ready that we knew we would be in for a fun day.

Their ceremony at St. Anne Catholic Church in Rock Hill was perfect.  They were surrounded by their friends and family as they said their vows to each other and you couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or setting.

Then came one of the biggest parties we’ve been to this year.  Ann and Vanna had a reception to remember.  Their dances were amazing, the speeches were a great testament to Ann and Vanna’s relationship, the food was incredible, and the party was definitely memorable.  

We had a great time working with Heidi Crowder Wedding Design and Love Shutter Photography on such a perfect wedding.  Ann and Vanna, thank you again for inviting us to Rock Hill to capture your day.  We are so honored to have been able to tell your story.

Bride: Ann Nguyen
Groom: Vanna Men
Wedding Planner: Heidi Crowder Wedding Design – Charlotte, NC
Ceremony Location: St Anne Catholic Church – Rock Hill, SC
Reception Location: The Magnolia Room – Rock Hill, SC
Wedding Photographer: Love Shutter Photography – Charlotte, NC
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Daniel + Claire :: “For a Good Reason” :: Southern Bleachery at Taylors Mill :: Taylors, SC

 

We were so excited to be a part of Daniel and Claire’s big day.  Not only were they an extremely fun couple to be around all day, but they were also one of the first weddings to take place over at Southern Bleachery at Taylors Mill.  

When we arrived, we were able to spend some time with Claire and her friends while they were getting ready and also grab some footage around the Taylors Mill.  The venue was amazing and Claire and Daniel couldn’t have asked for a better setting. 

During the ceremony, we knew the minute we saw Daniel’s reaction to seeing Claire walking down the aisle that we were in for an emotional ride.  You could feel the emotion in the room as Claire and Daniel said their vows to each other and afterwards, we were able to get some private time with them up on the roof of the mill.  This gave us the perfect opportunity to capture some incredible sunset footage and also get to spend some time with Claire and Daniel away from everyone else while they just enjoyed being together.

This was a fun day indeed and we are so happy we were on hand for Claire and Daniel’s wedding day fun.  It was so great getting to see such a beautiful wedding take place at Southern Bleachery and the transformation that has taken place over at Taylors Mill.  Angie over at Culpepper Designs always does an amazing job, but this time, she really outdid herself. 

Thanks again Claire and Daniel for inviting us to tell your story.  It was an amazing day!

Bride: Claire Holt
Groom: Daniel Brown
Wedding Planner: Culpepper Designs – Taylors, SC
Hair and Makeup: Cotton Rouge – Greenville, SC
Ceremony Location: Southern Bleachery at Taylors Mill– Taylors, SC
Reception Location: Southern Bleachery at Taylors Mill – Taylors, SC
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Chelsea + Tyler :: “How It’s Done” :: Kiawah Island, SC

We absolutely loved Chelsea and Tyler’s wedding.  From start to finish, their wedding was a breathtaking display of their love and relationship and we were so fortunate to be on hand to capture it all.

When we arrived at Kiawah Island, we were greeted with a nearly perfect day at the Sanctuary. We joined Tyler and Chelsea to capture some footage of them getting ready with their friends and family and also captured some beautiful footage around the Sanctuary.

Their ceremony took place in the courtyard at the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island and it was the perfect backdrop with the ocean behind them.  They said their vows in front of their friends and family before we headed for some epic sunset pictures on the surrounding golf courses and beach.  It was absolutely breathtaking and gave us the chance to capture the two of them in some amazing settings.

After that, we all headed back to the Sanctuary for the reception and it was nothing short of amazing.  From the speeches given to the fantastic DJ, the night was full of emotion and fun and we are so glad we were able to capture everything to tell their wonderful story.  

Bride: Chelsea Heintz
Groom: Tyler Dow
Ceremony Location: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island – Kiawah Island, SC
Reception Location: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island – Kiawah Island, SC
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Drew + Danielle :: “The Best Catch” :: Kiawah Island, SC

Drew and Danielle love to live like to the fullest and make every day an adventure.  Never has that been more evident than during their wedding weekend.  

They decided to spend their wedding weekend with their closest friends and family members in a beautiful ceremony down at Mingo Point on Kiawah Island.  It was an amazing day that allowed us to capture footage of them getting ready with their friends and family as well as some incredible shots on the beach for the first look and sunset pictures following the ceremony at Mingo Point.  The ceremony took place overlooking the sunset and water at Mingo Point.   There couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for these two to seal their vows to each other.

Following the ceremony, they had a reception for all of their friends and family, complete with oyster roast and a DJ that kept the dancing going well into the night. We absolutely loved the speeches given by their best man and maid of honor at the reception. They were the perfect testament to Drew and Danielle’s relationship and the minute we heard them, we knew they would make a perfect backdrop for their wedding film. It was truly a great celebration of their relationship and we are so happy we had the opportunity to tell the story of their day.

Bride: Danielle Agliardo
Groom: Drew Kleine
Ceremony Location: Mingo Point – Kiawah Island, SC
Reception Location: Mingo Point – Kiawah Island, SC
Wedding Planner: Fabulous Fete – Charleston, SC
Wedding Photographer: Red Shutter Studio – Charleston, SC – (View Pictures)
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Jenn + Clint :: “Marriage Changes People” :: Sea Island, GA

 

What an amazing wedding this was.  We started the day at the Cloister at Sea Island spending time with Jenn and Clint and their friends and family.  It was a really casual atmosphere while they just enjoyed spending time with everyone while they were getting ready for their big day.

After we left the Cloister, Jenn and Clint wanted to head down to Avenue of the Oaks on St. Simons Island for their first look.  It is a beautiful location that offered the perfect backdrop for them to have a private moment with each other before their ceremony and offered us the perfect location to capture some footage of them just spending some time together before their ceremony.

Their ceremony was nothing short of perfect.  You couldn’t have asked for a better day for a wedding and the gardens at the Cloister were stunning. As we followed Jenn from the nearby chapel to the gardens as she walked along the path with her father, we knew we were in for a memorable ceremony… and they didn’t disappoint.

Their ceremony was followed up with a reception that was led by the We Got the Beat Band who kept the party going all night long.  It was a fun time as everyone celebrated Clint and Jenn and we were so happy we got to capture the story of their day as it unfolded.  

Bride: Jennifer Myers
Groom: Clint Newman
Ceremony Location: The Cloister at Sea Island – Sea Island, GA
Reception Location: The Cloister at Sea Island – Sea Island, GA
Entertainment: We Got the Beat Band – Atlanta, GA
Hair & Makeup: The Back Porch Salon & Spa – St. Simon’s Island
Wedding Photographer: Hopkins Studios – Savannah, GA – (View Pictures)
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Stephanie + Blake :: “One Lifetime With You” :: Sea Island, GA

We loved this wedding. 

When Stephanie and Blake contacted us to film their wedding down on Sea Island, we jumped at the chance to work with these two.  Not only were they getting married at one of our favorite destinations, but after talking to them before the wedding, we knew we were in for a fun day.

When we arrived at The Cloister at Sea Island, we saw the rain clouds in the distance that were threatening our day.  Undeterred, we were able to enjoy the great weather for a little while and capture some aerial drone footage before we arrived as well as some excellent prep footage of everyone.  As the ceremony was drawing near, we decided to battle the rain and take Stephanie and Blake out to the Avenue of Oaks on St Simon’s Island for some footage of them together.  It’s there that we decided to do their first look and despite the constant battle with the weather, Stephanie and Blake were troopers and we were able to get some amazing footage of them in the beautiful surroundings.  It was such a quiet, intimate location that the two of them were able to let their guard down and just be themselves, which made for some epic footage.

During their ceremony, Stephanie and Blake decided to write their own vows, which, as you can see, was the perfect choice.  They spoke from their heart and you could feel the emotion in the room.  After hearing their vows and then the speeches at their reception, it was a no-brainer to build their highlights film around their words and the words of their friends.  All of that, combined with footage at the Cloister and their amazing party at the Beach Club makes this one of our favorites this year.

Bride: Stephanie Waldrip
Groom: Blake London
Ceremony Location: The Cloister at Sea Island – Sea Island, GA
Reception Location: Sea Island Beach Club – Sea Island, GA
Wedding Planner: Caroline Carter Events – St Simons Island, GA
Wedding Photographer: Julie Paisley – Nashville, TN
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Ashley + Ronnie :: “A Kaleidoscope of Emotions” :: Wilmington, NC

 

Ashley and Ronnie’s wedding meant so much to us.  When Ashley contacted us last year about filming her wedding, she told us that she had been a fan of our work and known she was going to have us film her wedding for over 6 years.  Needless to say, that definitely put the pressure on to deliver something great for their wedding. 

Of course, it didn’t hurt that Ashley and Ronnie got married at one of our favorite places on earth, Wilmington, NC, and had some of the most epic friends and family.  You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for their wedding.  Their venue was close to the waterfront in downtown Wilmington, so we were able to take them down to the boardwalk after their ceremony to capture some footage of them together.  Needless to say, with these two, those moments at the waterfront led to some pretty incredible footage.  When you combine that with the amazing speeches, beautiful vows, and insane reception they had for their wedding, it makes a pretty good recipe for a perfect day.

We absolutely loved working with these two. They have such a great story and I am so glad we were on hand to capture their big day…. and deliver on a video that has been 6 years in the making :)

Bride: Ashley Cox
Groom: Ronnie Singleton
Ceremony Location: St. Thomas Preservation Hall – Wilmington, NC
Reception Location: St. Thomas Preservation Hall – Wilmington, NC
Wedding Planner: Lily Belle’s Events – Wilmington, NC
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Same Day Edit :: Jessica + David :: “That’s For Life” :: A Hotel Domestique Elopement

David and Jessica decided to do something crazy… then they invited us along for the ride… and we are so glad they did.  They contacted us about a week ago because they had plans to do an elopement at Hotel Domestique in Traveler’s Rest, SC and they wanted a Same Day Edit to post online to break the news of their wedding to their friends and family….. Well….. Here it is… SURPRISE!!!

David was graduating from grad school on Friday and their family would be in town, together to celebrate.  Their plan was to tell everyone their plans to get married on Sunday at David’s graduation on Friday night.  This way, they would have their closest family members in town and by their side for the big day.  As it turns out, things didn’t go exactly as planned and some travel plans were falling through.  So David and Jessica decided to break the news to their family a few days early to make sure everyone would be in town to celebrate with them.

This couple was so awesome.  I love how much fun they had while we were with them.  From running through the fields to the way David kept cracking Jessica up, you can see just how much fun these two had on their big day.  We are so honored they invited us to be a part of the elopement they wanted to share with their family and allowing us to be a part of the huge surprise for their friends with this Same Day Edit film.

Congratulations you two…. And thank you for bringing us along for the ride.

Bride: Jessica Clohessy
Groom: David Whelan
Ceremony Location: Hotel Domestique – Travelers Rest, SC
Reception Location: Hotel Domestique – Travelers Rest, SC
Wedding Photography: Anna Duncan – Greenville, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC