Wedding Films

Wedding Film :: Kelsey + Jason :: “So Easy & So Cool” :: Charleston, SC

 

All day, it was cloudy…. But the rain held off…. Until the worst possible moment…..

Everyone kept talking about how it looked like it was going to rain, but throughout the day, it all managed to stay away, which was great, because it allowed us to capture prep footage with Kelsey and Jason, Photos with the wedding party, and even an epic first look in downtown Charleston.

Everything was set up for the ceremony and all was going well.  Sure, people were preparing for the rain and it had sprinkled a little bit here and there, but we’d been lucky so far, so no worries.  Then it happened.  As everyone was lining up for the processional, it started to rain a little bit. No problem.  But then, by the time Kelsey and her father walked down the aisle, it had turned into a full-bore, no-mercy kind of rain.   The wedding coordinators sprang into action and started handing out umbrellas, and while most couples would have freaked out, I never saw Kelsey and Jason’s attitude damper. The whole time, they kept smiling and kept going.  The rain didn’t matter.  The officiant kept going, even making light of the situation, the guests kept smiling and Kelsey and Jason couldn’t be happier to be standing there with each other.  In fact, it even worked out perfectly for one of the lines in their vows, as you’ll see in the video. You really couldn’t have written a better line for Kelsey to say in that moment and everybody else even found the humor in the irony. Just watching this couple and seeing the way they looked at each other during their vows, despite the craziness going on was truly awesome.  As unexpected as the rain was, it really couldn’t have worked out in a more perfect way.

Of course, it stopped raining almost immediately as they began their recessional, because that’s how things work out sometimes 🙂 But it paved the way for an amazing night for their reception.  Between the toasts and the dancing, it was one heck of a celebration for these two and we are so glad we were able to be a part of telling their story.    

Kelsey and Jason, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day.  Looking back on it has been such a joy and i hope the two of you enjoy reliving that day for years to come.

Bride: Kelsey Ruden
Groom: Jason Davis
Ceremony Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – Charleston, SC
Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens – Charleston, SC
Bride Prep: The Nicholas Trott House – Charleston, SC
Groom Prep: The Restoration – Charleston, SC
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Brittany + Alex :: “Marriage is a Gift” :: Bluffton, SC

 

From the time I first met Brittany and Alex during a site visit at their house on Belfair Plantation and they treated me to BLTs at their house, I knew these two would be a fantastic couple.

They picked one of the most beautiful locations in the lowcountry for their wedding.  The setup on Belfair Plantation couldn’t be more perfect.  With their ceremony location overlooking the water and rental houses just beside their ceremony location, the entire day couldn’t have gone better.

One of the things I remember most vividly from their ceremony was the officiant.  When we were putting together their wedding film, we had so much great content from their ceremony because their officiant simply nailed it.  Hands down one of the best wedding messages we have ever heard.

Of course, the day didn’t stop there.  After the ceremony, we all went to the entrance of the plantation and took sunset footage under the old moss covered oak trees.  The time we had with Alex and Brittany under the trees at sunset was simply gorgeous.  Then came the reception.  From the time the speeches ended, the party didn’t stop. Their band kept the party going all night long until the big finale….. A huge fireworks display over the water.  You simply couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

Brittany and Alex, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day.  We are so happy to share your wedding film with you and your friends and hope you enjoy reliving the day as much as we have!

Bride: Brittany Howse
Groom: Alex King
Ceremony Venue: Belfair Plantation – Bluffton, SC
Reception Venue: Belfair Plantation – Bluffton, SC
Wedding Planner: Beth Baldwin – Hilton Head, SC
Photographer: Kenzie Shores – (View Photos) – St. Petersburg, FL
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

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 Film :: Graeson + Kyle :: “Immeasurably More” :: Anderson, SC

We’re going to take you on a little journey with this wedding.  I absolutely love the story we got to tell with Graeson and Kyle’s wedding.  There was so much emotion, so much love, and so much joy throughout the day.  Everyone was crying… Graeson was crying… Kyle was crying… Graeson’s and Kyle’s parents were crying… The wedding party was crying… Guests were crying… We may have even cried a time or two. It’s just all a testament to the love Graeson and Kyle have for each other, how they give the glory to God for bringing them together, and how they let that show to the world.

Not gonna lie… We were all a little nervous about the weather at this wedding… And when I say “A little nervous…” I mean “Everyone was freaking out.”  When we arrived at the Oaks to start getting everything ready for the ceremony, the bottom fell out…. thunder, lightening, rain, the whole 9 yards.  With just a few hours before ceremony time, plans were starting to be made to move the ceremony inside.  As it got closer, it looked like everything would take place inside, but at the last minute, the call was made to push the wedding back a little bit, let the guests enjoy their time mingling inside, and wait just a little longer to see if the rain cleared up.

About an hour later, that time came.  We looked at the radar and found out that we had a few minutes of clear weather and made a break for it.  It may have been the quickest wedding setup and staging in the history of The Oaks, but Angie Culpepper and her team made it happen and Graeson got her wish of being married outside, with the beautiful lake view behind them.

It was absolutely gorgeous and from that moment on, the skies were clear and the rest of the day was picture perfect.  We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome as we celebrated Kyle and Graeson coming together with everyone.  It was truly a magical moment and one we are so happy we got to be a part of.  We hope you enjoy watching their story unfold.

Bride: Graeson Turner
Groom: Kyle Shirley
Bride Prep Location: The Bleckley Inn – Anderson, SC
Ceremony Location: The Oaks – Anderson, SC
Reception Location: The Oaks – Anderson, SC
Wedding Planner: Culpepper Designs – Greer, SC
Wedding Photography: Anna Duncan – Greenville, SC – (View Wedding Pictures)
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Film :: Sam + Dana :: “Live Love and Live Long :: Charleston, SC :: The Citadel

We were so excited when Sam and Dana asked us to be a part of their wedding celebration at the Citadel in Charleston.  We always have an amazing time when we visit Charleston and film at the Citadel and we knew their wedding wouldn’t disappoint. 

When we arrived in town, we joined Dana and her bridesmaids at Lordis Salon and Spa in downtown Charleston to capture some footage of them getting ready. We had a great time laughing and enjoying the day with them before heading over to the beach house where Sam was getting ready.  After scoping out the beach house, we found an amazing place for Sam to get ready.  The beach house had a third story ocean view porch that made the perfect backdrop for him to get dressed.  Easily some of our favorite footage from the day.  

When the time came for the ceremony, it was absolutely gorgeous inside the Citadel chapel.  Sam and Dana said their vows in front of their friends and family before making their exit and heading over to the Holliday Alumni Center on the Citadel campus.  It was an amazing night as Sam and Dana celebrated their new marriage with all of their friends and family.

Bride: Dana Sullivan
Groom: Sam Tyson
Ceremony Location: The Citadel – Charleston, SC
Reception Location: The Citadel Holliday Alumni Center – Charleston, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Film :: Kiersten + Jacob :: “You Brought the Sun” :: The Lace House :: Columbia, SC

Kiersten and Jacob’s wedding was so much fun. We joined them at The Lace House in Columbia, SC for their amazing ceremony. We knew when we got there that we were going to have a fun-filled day with Jacob and Kiersten and needless to say, they didn’t disappoint. Kiersten was laid back the entire day and Jacob kept the laughs coming.  Whether we were taking footage of them or just casually hanging out with them, they had such a fun attitude the entire day and were a breeze to work with.  As we were putting this film together, we knew we definitely wanted to make sure we captured the fun feeling of their wedding in their film.  Overall, we couldn’t have been more pleased with how everything turned out.

We had a great time working with everyone and as always, our friend Melanie Murphy and her team over at By Invitation Only killed it and the Lace House looked amazing!  Always a pleasure working with those talented people.

Bride: Kiersten Drayton
Groom: Jacob Cole
Event Planner & Coordinator: By Invitation Only Event Planning & Design – Columbia, SC
Ceremony Location: The Lace House – Columbia, SC
Reception Location: The Lace House – Columbia, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Film :: Ashley + Nicholas :: “Enduring Love and Friendship” :: Chateau Elan :: Braselton, GA

 We’ve known Ashley for years and she always told us that when the day came for her to get married, she was going to call us. Needless to say that when that call finally came, we didn’t hesitate to say “Yes!” We knew from the moment the planning began that this was going to be a truly special wedding and Ashley and Nicholas didn’t disappoint.
 
From the perfect weather to the breathtaking backdrop at Chateau Elan, their wedding day was the perfect showcase for their story to unfold and we are so happy we were able to be a part of such an amazing event. Ashley and Nicolas made their ceremony even more special by reading their own personal vows during their ceremony.  It was truly an unforgettable experience for everyone that was there to celebrate their special day.

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Bride: Ashley Nelson
Groom: Nicholas Coates
Photographer: Jarrad Lister Photography – Greenville, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC
Ceremony Location: Chateau Elan – Braselton, GA
Reception Location: Chateau Elan – Braselton, GA

Wedding Film :: Cayley + Lewis :: “The Real Deal” :: Strawberry Hill :: Chesnee, SC

We had such a fun time hanging out with Cayley and Lewis on their wedding day. They are just such fun people and their joyful spirit shined throughout the day and was reflected by their wedding ceremony and reception.

Their ceremony took place at Arrowwood Baptist Church in Chesnee. Surrounded by their friends and family, it was a perfect tribute to their relationship.  Cayley and Lewis did something different for their reception.  Since Cayley used to work at Strawberry Hill during the Summer, she got special permission to have her reception there. It was the perfect Summer celebration, complete with cake and homemade ice cream. Not only did the reception give their guests the perfect place to relax and have fun while celebrating Cayley and Lewis’ wedding Day, but it also provided an epic sunset backdrop for some post-ceremony pictures. You don’t want to miss this one.

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Bride: Cayley Garner
Groom: Lewis Icenhower
Ceremony Location: Arrowwood Baptist Church – Chesnee, SC
Reception Location: Strawberry Hill – Chesnee, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Film :: Jodi + Wes :: “The Piece to Each Other’s Puzzle” :: Huguenot Loft :: Greenville, SC

Jodi and Wes have such an amazing story.  When they contacted us to film their wedding, they asked us to be there during their rehearsal dinner to capture the speeches.  They knew that their friends and family would be delivering some amazing toasts and wanted us to be there to capture everything.  Needless to say, they didn’t disappoint.

After hearing the speeches at their rehearsal dinner, we could tell that both of them had played huge roles in so many lives and it was so awesome to see so many of those people come together to celebrate their marriage. I think Jodi’s dad said it best when he was marrying Wes and Jodi when he said “It was a family affair,” because it truly felt that way. Whether it was their actual family or friends that they have known so long they felt like family, so many of them joined together in Greenville to pay tribute to their love and it was an amazing thing to be invited to capture.

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Bride: Jodi Black
Groom: Wes Bradshaw
Photographer – Jana CandlerView Pictures – Greenville, SC
Ceremony Location: Huguenot Loft – Greenville, SC
Reception Location: Huguenot Loft – Greenville, SC

Wedding Film :: Megan + Jeff :: “It Was Always You” :: Boone Hall Plantation :: Charleston SC

Megan and Jeff have an amazing love story that started in 7th grade. When you have a story like that, then you definitely need to have an amazing person tell it for you on your wedding day…… and that’s exactly what Megan and Jeff did. They had none other than Lori Beth Denberg from Nickelodeon’s “All That” show come in to town and be the officiant at their wedding. It was just one part of their amazing wedding day at Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, SC that we were honored to be asked to capture.
 
Since Megan and Jeff had such a special story, they decided to write their own vows so they could share their story with everyone that came to share their special day with them.  After the ceremony, they had an amazing reception on the Boone Hall property that was highlighted by the sunset backdrop over the water.  You definitely don’t want to miss this amazing love story as it unfolds.
 
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Bride: Megan Behan
Groom: Jeff Waters
Ceremony Location: Boone Hall Plantation – Charleston, SC
Reception Location: Boone Hall Plantation – Charleston, SC