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This blog includes our latest collection of wedding films and thoughts around trends in the wedding industry..

We want to thank every single one of the couples who have given us a chance to film their beautiful wedding and trust us to provide breathtaking wedding films!  We’re not done yet!  This is only the beginning!  We always pride ourselves on continuing to expand our knowledge and skill-set so that we can provide our couples with the most cinematic films and best service possible!

Melissa + Benigno @ The Crystal Plaza

BRINGING WINTER INSIDE

Not too many people are brave enough to have a winter wedding in January, but that's just what Melissa and Benigno did. Luckily, the snow stayed far away....until their first dance later in the night.

They chose the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ for the ceremony and the reception. Flowers and candles greeted guests throughout the space - from the entryway at the main staircase, to the aisle and altar during the ceremony, to the guest tables in the ballroom. Perhaps the main highlight was the party. From the moment Melissa and Benigno entered the dance floor the lights flashed, the smoke curled into the center of the ballroom and, yes, snow fell from the air making an amazing first dance. 

Best wishes!

Jessica + Joseph @ Shadowbrook

They're JD²

The candles lining the stairs were lit. The toasts were written. The groom's father became an ordained minister. The cake was complete with snow globes. All the day needed was a bride and a groom.

Jessica and Joseph got married at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury on a day with a little bit of rain, a lot of friends and family, and a whole lot of laughter and love. It was perfect - From the personal vows they read to each other, to the father of the groom officiating the ceremony, and the speeches that were funny and touching.

Even though they're still Jessica and Joseph, now they're JD squared too.

Best wishes!

Kim + Tim @ Perona Farms

Here are the things that make for a perfect wedding day: Amazing weather, a great bride and groom, a unique location and lots of laughter and fun.

So Kim and Tim had a perfect wedding day. Not a cloud in the sky and the temps were spot on. They were a fun couple to work with (though a lot of the time it was less like work and more like fun). The wedding and reception took place at Perona Farms in a refurbished barn. And everyone had a great time - from the preparations to the last song of the night.

There's nothing more to add but Best wishes Kim + Tim!

Photography: Popography
Live Music: Brian Kirk and the Jirks

Rosie + Michael @ The Crossed Keys Estate

RUSTIC. REAL. PERFECT.

Those are 3 words I'd use to describe Rosie and Michael's wedding day.

The Crossed Keys Estate in Andover, NJ is the definition of rustic - from the old, renovated playhouse where the bride got ready, to the woods surrounding the venue, to the trees lining the long driveway.

Rosie and Michael's journey of a 7-year courtship led to their wedding day, and it couldn't have been more real. True happiness surrounded the entire day. Their personal vows were from the heart. And in the words of the Maid of Honor's speech, their love was "palpable" to everyone there.

Best wishes!

Heather + Peter @ The Rock Island Lake Club

A LONG TIME IN THE MAKING

He was a junior in high school, and she was a freshman. That's how long Heather and Peter have known each other. Their first date was 10 years later and it's the date that led them to their wedding at the Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, NJ.

There's a lot to remember from that day but some of the highlights included Heather and Peter's personalized vows with the lake as a backdrop, Heather's brother-in-law officiating the marriage and a lot of great dancing at the reception.

Best wishes!

Music: Smoke & Ash by Canyon City; Licensed at The Music Bed

Deb and Grant @ The Westin Philadephia

BLACK AND WHITE

That was the theme of the day - from Deb's white dress to the groom's tux and the bridesmaids dresses, and all the floral arrangements in their reception room.

Their story started with a blind date in Boston. Soon after meeting they both felt like they had known each other forever. They eventually moved to Philly, and the very next day Grant proposed. That question and its answer led them to the Philadelphia Westin for their ceremony and reception surrounded by friends, family, and their dog Ellie.

Best wishes!

 

Jill + Sander @ Battery Gardens

New York City. Battery Gardens. A view of the Harbour. It doesn't get much better as a spot for a wedding.

15 COUNTRIES, 2 PEOPLE, 1 WEDDING

That's just part of Jill and Sanders story - Since they first met in 2011 they've travelled the world together, but the most important stop on their journeys was at Battery Gardens on this day. 

The bride and groom both got ready at the W Hotel in downtown New York City and then met on the rooftop for a First Look with a view of the entire City and Harbour. They were joined by friends and family for photos and then we were all off in the limo to Battery Gardens.

A ceremony by the water was followed by cocktails, toasts and dancing.

Best Wishes!

Photography: Cody Raisig Photography

 

 

Lauren + Evan @ Minerals Resort and Spa

It's a Love Story Decades in the Making.

From a first glance at a dance studio when they were young, to a first date when they were teenagers, to the wedding day at Minerals Resort and Spa. Lauren and Evan have been by each other's sides for years and so this day had to happen.

The wedding day was very down to earth just like the bride and groom. From natural details to the father of the groom officiating the ceremony.

If the past is any indication of the future, Lauren and Evan will have many years of happiness!

 

Kelly + Justin @ The Wilshire Grand Hotel

FROM A "HIGH 5" TO VOWS AT THE WILSHIRE GRAND

According to a well-known story, a number of years ago on a New Year's Eve, Justin and Kelly celebrated midnight with...a High-5. It must have been an amazing one because it led to this day.

There were fairy tale themes all through the wedding with Mickey and Minnie caps for the bride and groom, enchanted carriages and more. The real story was the real love between Kelly and Justin. And I know that there's a long future ahead of them as they start on their own fairy tale. Best wishes!

Jaclyn + George @ The Palace at Somerset Park

THE SETTING

A beautiful winter day. Sun instead of snow and rain. A live band, amazing party, beautiful decorations and the bride walking down a winding staircase to her Chuppah. And it all took place with Jaclyn and George at The Palace at Somerset Park.

THE STORY

Jaclyn met George, they went out a few times, and it seemed to go well. The next step? A double date with Jaclyn's sister so she could vet George. Needless to say, he passed with flying colors.

Jaclyn and George are a perfect match and I wish them the very best!