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Janel & Nick : Hand-Crafted Wedding Highlights

That’s right : a new “hand-crafted” wedding film! Janel and Nick had us interview their friends and family (they chose a few people for us to speak with the day before their wedding) and we  incorporated their responses and words-of-wisdom into the couples’ wedding films. So fun! We go way back with Janel’s family (well, “way back”  as in : we filmed her brother’s wedding to Ann-Marie and got to know her lovely family through the process). So, when Janel reached out to us after their engagement last winter, we were extremely excited to be joining them again, but also anticipating getting to know Nick too! I love this couple’s creativity and the way they value the simple act of spending time together doing normal day-to-day things! Their story is emotionally charged and blossomed out of sincere friendship. We were honored to speak with their loved ones and learn more about their relationship and SO enjoyed the wedding day spent with this crew!

Oh, and we got to work with Sarah Der again (!!!!) . Words can’t express how much we adore Sarah. She knows how to work hard/ play hard and we think that is cool! And she makes a subtle appearance in this film. And no, Sarah, we don’t owe you royalties.

Ceremony: Christ United Methodist Church, in Southern Village in Chapel Hill, NC
Reception: Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC
Photographer: Sarah Der
Gelato Bar: Sugarland, Chapel Hill, NC

Featured : Style Me Pretty

It’s always a treat to be featured on Style Me Pretty and this particular NC mountain wedding is no exception! Sarah & PJ, along with the help of Rebecca Rose & Amy Lynne Originals, threw a beautifully blog-worthy summer wedding. Many thanks to Meredith Perdue, for sharing your photos with the Style Me Pretty editors. We love seeing our wedding films displayed among your beautiful photos! Want to see more fine photos and read Sarah’s tips for your wedding day? : Click HERE:




Joey & Kim : Fearrington Village, NC

Completely True: As I wrote the title for this blog post, I got a big smile on my face and just had to stop what I was doing and re-watch their wedding film all over again. Because truly, Joey & Kim are just THAT awesome! Also, they had an over-the-top beautiful Fearrington wedding on one of those perfect October days in NC.

We feel a strong connection to these two. It could be the love of Durham we all share (as is evidenced by their quirky table/escort cards). Or, maybe it’s the fact we share more than a few mutual friends! Even before their wedding we were pretty smitten with these two, but that affection grew during their wedding day for sure. Kim and Joey (and their incredible family and friends) were so gracious with us. Also, these two KNOW HOW TO THROW A PARTY. Did you see the photo booth fun? Please watch this crew dance their booties off during the reception in the Fearrington Barn. Gosh, we are so lucky that our job is working with couples like Joey & Kim. Thank you, you two, for being so encouraging to us in our work, and for sharing your wedding day with us! We’ll see ya around town, I hope!

Ceremony, Reception, Flowers and Catering: Fearrington Village
Photography: Meredith Perdue
Ceremony Musicians: Eensembles
Reception DJ: DJ Randy Bennett of Joe Bunn DJ Co.
Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Makeup For Your Day

Zakee & Claudia : Wedding Highlights, Durham, NC

Hooray for this wedding! It was all around one of our very very favorites we got to shoot all year. Claudia & Zakee are an awesome couple whose love for each other is incredibly refreshing and true. Every part of their wedding day was over-the-top joyful! We feel incredibly grateful for opportunities to meet couples like C + Z, and film wedding days like this one.

Ceremony: First Calvary Baptist Church, Durham, NC
Reception: Washington Duke Inn, Durham, NC
Coordination: Bliss By Sam
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines
Officiant: Pastor Fredrick A. Davis
Cake: The Art of Cake
Photographer: Elizabeth Cayton Photography

Ralson & Kimberly : Wedding Highlights, Atlanta, GA

We have the lovely Lindsay Pitt (of Toast Signature Celebrations of course!) to thank for introducing us to Kimberly and Ralson, whose wedding we had the privilege to film in Atlanta last fall. Every bit of this wedding was spectacular and delightfully classy. I mean, doesn’t Ralson look like a classic movie star in his white dinner jacket? And Kimberly (lets just call her Kimmie like her friends do)… her smile is infectious and I swear she smiled for the entire 10 hours we were with them on their big day. My favorite part of the evening (apart from the 2 awesome families that welcomed us with open arms!) was the transformation that Lindsay and her team accomplished at the Atlanta History Center. Philip got some great wide shots. Enjoy!

Coordination: Lindsay Pitt & co. of Toast Signature Celebrations
Photography: Genya Garrett for VUE Photography
Ceremony: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta
Reception: Atlanta History Center
Catering/Florist/Cake: A Legendary Event
Band: Atlanta Showstoppers
Hotel: St. Regis, Atlanta

Glenn Carvin - Thanks for sharing! This was no doubt one helluva a party and the Showstoppers were extremely honored to be a part of it. Love the footage you captured!!

Thanks to Lindsay and everyone else for helping to make this such a great night for everyone and especially Kimberly and Ralson!!!

Glenn Carvin
Atlanta Showstoppers

Cassandra - What song is playing at the beginning of the video? This is amazing, also :)

Jon & Mari : Wedding Highlights, Duke Chapel & Fearrington Village

We felt so honored to be part of Mari & Jon’s wedding at Duke Chapel and Fearrington Village last fall!  Before their wedding day, we connected over Guglhupf breakfast and shared our passion for music, which is incredibly important for this couple. Mari is a dancer and Jon is a huge music aficionado. The homily, given by their minister,  Allan Poole, was one of the very best we’ve heard, so we just had to pair a small portion of it here, with some great music. We are constantly inspired by his words about marriage. Thank you, M & J, for trusting us with capturing important memories like these. From the meaningful ceremony to the flash-mob style dance, we couldn’t have enjoyed the day more. Thanks!

Ceremony: Duke Chapel, Durham, NC
Officiant: Allan Poole, Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church, Durham, NC
Reception: The Barn at Fearrington, Fearrington Village, NC
Photographers: Casey & Matt Elia
Catering: Fearrington Village
Ceremony Flowers: Ninth Street Flowers
Reception Flowers: Fearrington Village
Ceremony Musicians: Lenelle Morse & Jonathan Ross
DJ: Randy Bennett for Joe Bunn DJ Co.
Cake: Fearrington Village
Hair & Makeup: Posh The Salon, Durham, NC
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limo
Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta Collection