Tribute to a special person at the Loom in Simpsonville SC

I recently worked for the first time at The Loom in Simpsonville SC. I had only met and talked to the director Jeannie Thrailkill briefly before this occassion but when Frank, the father of the groom, spontaneously called Jeannie up to tell the group how much Jeannie had done for them, I was knew exactly what he was talking about! Jeannie is a true professional who cares about her brides and families and every vendor she encounters as well. I captured that moment and wanted to share it. Jeannie, you derserved it! ūüôā Thank you for everything.

Ryann and Andrew’s Wedding Highlight at the Greenville Wyche Pavillion

Ryann and Andrew were married in June at The John Knox Presbyterian Church in Greenville Sc with a spectacualar reception at the Wyche Pavillion. I got a call from Ryann’s mother Suzi last fall just minutes before another bride was going to book the date. We’ve talked since then about how lucky that was and how glad we both were that things turned out they way the did. Ryann and Andrew and both of their families have been wonderful to get to know. I felt like family filming the rehearsal dinner Friday night and the wedding Saturday. One of the great things about weddings is that I get to relive the day over (and over and over) while I edit their movies! One of my favorite shots (and in many cases the most difficult to get) is the groom’s reaction to seeing his bride coming down the aisle. Check out Andrew’s reaction to seeing Ryann here…it’s priceless! I get chills every time I see the emotion on his face. Ryann and Andrew, I hope you enjoy reliving your big day through this highlight as you start your new lives in North Carolina!

Lyndsey and Jacob’s Wedding Highlight in Anderson SC

Lyndsey and Jacob were married on Lyndsey’s family property in Anderson SC. Lyndsey had grown up and played as a child on the very land where she married Jacob. Does that sound magical? Oh yes it was! In a spring season where it was raining constantly, they were blessed with perfect weather. We had filmed and interviewed Lyndsey and Jacob back in April so that we could create a movie telling their story for their rehearsal dinner. You’ll see and hear parts of those very special words in this highlight. It was such an honor to get to know both families and be part of that beautiful day. Lyndsey and Jacob, thank you so very much!

Maria and Jeremy’s Wedding Highlight at Greenville Hyatt

Maria and Jeremy were married at the beautiful newly renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville SC.¬† This one was very special for me.¬† I worked in the corporate world before finding may path into wedding movies and I met some people who remain¬†important to me.¬† I ran into Maria’s mom and dad about a year ago and they were SO excited about this “Jeremy” because they knew he was going to be part of their family soon and they were thrilled.¬†¬†I found out why they felt that way when I sat down with Maria and Jeremy for the filming of their movie to be shown at their rehearsal dinner.¬† Jeremy wasn’t too sure about this whole video thing at first and he admitted it.¬† But by the end of the filming¬†they were both like little kids with excitment about what they had just shared with each other…and with me.¬† They knew¬†we had captured¬†their true feelings at this point in their lives and they were thrilled about it.¬† I feel like this five minute highlight tells a beautiful story about both of them, their friends and families and most importantly, who they are as a couple.¬† Maria and Jeremy, it has been such an honor to share this time with you as I’ve had tears while I poured my heart into this very emotional project for me.

Grace and Trent’s Wedding Highlight

Way back in high school, Trent asked Grace to go on a jog with him to help cheer her up. It’s amazing how one small event can change people’s lives forever. These two have a beautiful story and I had the honor of hearing it and experiencing the culmination of their long path leading up to May 18th, 2013. We filmed their rehearsal dinner and captured so many beautiful words and stories about them and their¬†special relationship. Finding the right music for a highlight is always so important and in this case, when I heard “Take it All In” by Trent Dabbs, I knew I had a song that matched the soft emotional love that these two share. Grace and Trent, thank you so very much for trusting us with your wedding movie. It has been a wonderful experience and creating your full cinematic film with be super exciting!

Tara and Chris’ Wedding Highlight

My wife Donna and I were fortunate enough to get to spend time with the Hartness family and Tara and Chris weeks before the wedding. We spent an afternoon getting to know them while doing some video interviews and shooting for a special love story movie we’re making for them. They have been separated due to Chris being stationed in North Carolina and Tara teaching and studying for her doctorate here in Greenville. They truly cherish every moment they get to spend together so you can imagine how special their wedding day was to them! They had a spectacular ceremony at the Prince of Peace church followed by an elegant and fun reception at the Poinsett Club in Greenville SC. How incredibly special it was to have the hometown Edwin McCain and his band playing and singing their first dance!¬† And what a team of vendors we got to work with…Josh Jones Photography…Christine Faust…Edwin McCain (wow)…The Glow Band…The Poinsett Club…and my good friend James Player was even there to help shoot.¬† It was very very special day and one I won’t soon forget!¬† Tara and Chris’ families couldn’t have been warmer.

Thank you so much Tara and Chris! Enjoy!!

Emily and Cole’s Wedding Highlight in Montgomery Alabama

A year ago I got a call from Emily asking if I would be available for her 2013 wedding in Alabama (or Tennessee…she wasn’t sure at that point!). Christy and I had a wedding coming up in Mississippi and we were passing right through Birmingham so we arranged to meet with Emily and Cole. As it turned out, we were a great match and we couldn’t have felt more honored to film their rehearsal dinner and wedding in Montgomery in April. Emily had also booked our great friend’s Craig and Lindsey Mahaffey of Sposa Bella Photography, also from the Upstate of SC, so talk about fun! The wedding took place in the Riverfront area of downtown Montgomery. The weekend was filled with warm, emotional, beautiful moments…as well as spectacular fireworks, music, entertainment and just plain good ole southern fun! For the highlight I was torn on which direction to go for the music choice…do I go with a softer more emotional sound track to fit the tearful emotion or a more upbeat fun choice? I decided to do both. Emily and Cole, thank you so very much for treating us like family while we were there…and for trusting us with this very important story. It has been truly and honor.

Julie and Gordon’s Wedding Highlight at the Lace House

Julie and Gordon were married at The Lace House on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia SC on a beautiful crisp fall day in November. It was such an honor to be part of their day. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends. The Lace House home and grounds were spectacular! It was the perfect setting for their intimate wedding. Gordon and Julie wanted to write and read notes to each other and there are some touching excerpts in this highlight. Julie and Gordon, thank you so much for allowing me and Chisty to film your beautiful day.

It was a joy to work with Kathy Moore Powell of Moore Photography.

Carrie and Alex’s Wedding Highlight

When I first met Carrie she was so excited about the video Alex had made of his proposal to her. As we watched it I knew that her wedding movie was going to be very important to her! I get extra energy from knowing that and Christy and I had such a great time filming their wedding and experiencing everything with them. It was exciting and moving to be part of their day. It was both emotional and just plain fun! Carrie and Alex, thank you so very much! Enjoy the highlight and your movie won’t be far behind!

It was also a pleasure to meet and work for the first time with Rachel Hughes of Rachel Hughes Photography

Music licensed through The Music Bed

Leslie and Daniel’s Cinematic Wedding Movie

Earlier I posted the wedding highlight for Leslie and Daniel. I’m excited now to share their full cinematic wedding film! They chose my short form cinematic edit and we also filmed their rehearsal dinner. This gave us a lot of wonderful words to use in their movie. But to make it even better, we filmed Leslie and Daniel before the wedding and created a movie that played at their rehearsal dinner. We were able to use some of those shots and words in their full film as well. You’ll notice all of that content sprinkled throughout this movie.