Wedding Highlight Films

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 :: 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

Wedding Highlights Film :: Natasha + Travis :: “Conquer the World Together” :: Cliffs at Glassy

As filmmakers, the thing we love most about filming weddings is the fact that every story is different.  We don’t go in with a script and as shot list like traditional films.  Instead, we watch the day unfold and create a story from a blank canvas.  We let the bride, the groom, their friends and their family put paint on the canvas and then we weave it all together into a portrait that tells the story of the couple and their day.

Sometimes, you get handed a true gem during the day, something that really stands out in your mind and you’re thinking to yourself the whole time “This is AWESOME!” For us, that moment happened during Travis and Natasha’s reception.  Everyone gave incredible speeches and told amazing stories, which made it difficult for us to narrow down exactly which ones to include in their highlights film, but in the end, we chose to use the ones that best told the story of the day.

We are really proud of the way this one turned out…. The story we were able to tell.  It’s a true testament to the love these two have for each other that their friends and family got so emotional while talking about them and their lives together.  It was definitely a wedding we will remember for quite some time.

Bride: Natasha Holan
Groom: Travis Nelson
Ceremony Location: Cliffs at Glassy Chapel – Landrum, SC
Reception Location: Cliffs Valley Clubhouse – Traveler’s Rest, SC
Planning: Upstate I Do – Greenville, SC
Flowers: Greg Foster – Spartanburg, SC
Makeup: Cotton Rouge – Greenville, SC
DJ: Uptown Entertainment – Greenville, SC
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals – Greenville, SC
Cake: Kathy & Company – Greenville, SC
Wedding Photography: Josh Jones – Greenville, SC – (View Photos)
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Chris + Anna :: “One Kind of Wedding” :: Moore, SC

 

Chris and Anna’s wedding was special for us.  We had known Chris and Anna for a long time and were so happy when they invited us to be a part of their day.  

I love the fact that Chris and Anna wrote their own vows for the day.  A lot of people overlook that detail when planning their wedding, but we have always felt it adds so much more emotion to the day… and Chris and Anna didn’t disappoint.  As they read their vows, you could feel their friends and family taking it all in with them.  It made the ceremony such an emotional experience and we knew we had to build their highlights video around their words.

Later in the evening, the epicness of their ceremony would be matched by their reception.  Since Chris and Anna had were huge fans of dueling piano shows, they hired some local piano players to entertain their guests during cocktail hour.  Then, things got really crazy as the DJ took over and the party began. As you can tell in the highlights film, it was an amazing event and definitely a day we won’t soon forget.

Bride: Anna Burns
Groom: Chris White
Ceremony Location: Capitol Farms – Moore, SC
Reception Location: Capitol Farms – Moore, SC
Wedding Photography: Linda Conner – Moore, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC

Wedding Highlights Film :: Grant + Justin :: “A Dream You Dream Together” :: Toccoa Falls, GA

 When a bride calls you and tell you that they are getting married outside in front of a waterfall, it doesn’t take you too long to say “Yes” to that wedding.  We knew we were in for a special treat with Justin and Grant’s wedding and couldn’t wait to be a part of their big day.

We started the day in Anderson at the Vintage Hair Loft in Anderson with our friend and photographer, Josh Wilson. While we were there, we had a great time capturing footage of Grant and her mom laughing and having fun before heading down to Toccoa.

As we arrived in Toccoa, the scene was more beautiful than we could have imagined.  Everything was perfect from the weather to the setting.  Grant and Justin even had a bluegrass band playing during their ceremony which was a nice touch and gave us the inspiration for the song we chose for their wedding highlights film.  It was such a fun wedding full of laughter and joy and we are so glad we were on hand to capture everything for them.

Bride: Grant Ables
Groom: Justin Brown
Ceremony Location: Toccoa Falls Waterfall – Toccoa Falls, GA
Reception Location: The X-Factor Grill – Toccoa, GA
Wedding Photography: Josh Wilson Photography – Anderson, SC
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC