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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!

Mary + David @ The Carltun

5 YEARS AGO....

That's when it all started. When David met Mary everything changed and the path they took led them to this.

The ceremony took place at St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Hempstead and then we all made it to the Carltun in East Meadow for the party that was complete with an amazing live band,  a lot of dancing and a lot of laughter.

Highlights from the day? The rain held off for all the important parts, Italian and Greek traditional dancing, visitors from very far away and, most of all, Mary and David got married!

Best wishes!

Alexandra + Philip @ The Ryland Inn

Saturday, August 19, 2017

That's the day Alexandra and Philip made it official with a lot of laughter, and lot of friends and family around them.

We started on Staten Island where the bride and groom got ready. The girls toasted the bride and the guys toasted the groom before it was time to get into the tux and into the dress. The ceremony took place at the Blessed Sacrament Church and then we all went to the Ryland Inn located in Whitehouse Station, NJ.

Evening sunlight poured into the reception room turning everything golden as the party started with the introduction of the bridal party and the first dance. After the sun went down there were marshmallows to be roasted and more dancing to close out the day.

Best Wishes!

Andrea + David @ The Rockleigh

A BRIDE, A GROOM AND A FIRE ALARM.....

Andrea and David's wedding had a first for me....During prep at the hotel where they were both getting ready, the fire alarm went off and it wasn't a drill!

It was a unique start but things definitely got back on track. Andrea got into her dress, David got into his tux and we were off to the ceremony. We all ended up at The Rockleigh in Rockleigh, NJ for the reception. Some highlights from the evening included live music provided by a 7-person band, and a visit from the St. Joe's Hawk mascot who stuck around for pics and some dancing.

Best wishes!

Keri + Austin @ The Paramount Country Club

Keri and Austin were married at the Paramount Country Club in New City, New York on a very hot and humid afternoon. One thing I always love as a wedding cinematographer is when a couple writes their own, personalized vows. It's nice to hear about the little things and the big things that drew them together in the first place, and the things that (will) keep them going for years to come. And Keri and Austin did that with flying colors. In fact, they each got applause when they finished and there weren't many dry eyes when they were done.

After filming their wedding, hearing their vows, and listening to the toasts I know that the WWE is HUUGE for them (or maybe just Austin, but Keri puts up with it) and so I wish them the best as they go forward as the greatest tag team on Earth.

Best Wishes!

Colleen + Conrad @ The Westmount Country Club

4,997...

That's how many days Colleen and Conrad have known each other. And what started out as "Luv" letters in 9th grade developed into a just little bit more....

Fast forward to the present: They each got ready at their family homes (this included shots and a toast for the groom and his groomsmen) before heading to their church to say "I Do." After some bubbles, champagne and pictures it was off to Lambert Castle for some really fun pictures with the bridal party. Jumping from a fountain, lifting the bride and groom off the ground, running full speed at the camera - all made for great photos and video.

The day wrapped up with a party at the One and Only Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park. Brian Kirks and the Jirks kept the dance floor going and their brass players got a conga line moving through the reception hall during their rendition of "You Can Call Me Al."

Best wishes!

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