Yi-Ching and Ryan were married in Des Moines Iowa in August. Filming this wedding was very emotional for me and my wife Donna because Ryan is our nephew. Ryan met Yi-Ching several years ago while they were both studying cello at The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Yi-Ching’s family is from Taiwan and they had to endure several long separations. Ryan was determined to make the relationship work and he decided that he should learn Mandarin…so he did! This highlight is one of the most emotional pieces I’ve ever edited….full of beautiful words, tears, laughter and love. There are sections of Chinese in here that I don’t feel need translation. The translation can be seen on their faces.
Yi-Ching and Ryan, I love you both very much. I hope this short film will be very very special to you, as it is to me.
- Photography: Paula Maxheim of Maxheim Photography. Paula was WONDERFUL to work with!! I know she’s a long way from my home of South Carolina but we’ll have to find a way to work together again.
- Reception Venue: The Des Moines Club on the 34th floor of the Ruan Building in Downtown Des Moines Iowa
Okay I’ve been filming weddings for several years and my first couple of weddings were family but this is the first since then! I have to admit, I felt very honored to have been asked by my niece and her family to create her wedding movie. Leslie and Daniel had me film their rehearsal dinner on Lake Murray and then the full wedding day at the Doubletree Hotel and St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington SC. It was an extra treat to get to work with Clark and Becky Berry, two of the nicest and best wedding photographers in the state. Also, my very good friends James and Marianna Player helped me film this wedding. A huge thanks to them!! What an honor all the way around! Leslie and Daniel, it was a wonderful experience to spend those two days with you and watch the excitement in your eyes and on your faces. I hope this highlight movie will bring it back to life for you! It has been very moving for me to put it together. Enjoy! And I love you both very much!
It was a great honor to film the wedding of Rachael and David! They were married in Cashiers NC at one of my favorite places on earth: The High Hampton Inn. The weather and setting were perfect for a gorgeous ceremony on the lawn followed by a big time party with the band Shimmer from Atlanta! There was a lot to capture! Thank you so much Rachael and David!
I recently posted the first dance from the wedding of Kalen and Parks at The Old Edwards Inn, in Highlands NC. I now have the highlight ready! Wow, this wedding was an amazing combination of beautiful details, first class entertainment, a breathtaking mountain setting and two families who were thrilled to be celebrating the wedding of a beautiful couple who were very much in love. My goal for this edit was to do my best to tie all of those elements together. It was truly an honor to film this wedding. Calder Clark Designs and the Old Edwards Inn out did themselves on this one!
Thank you so much Kalen and Parks! Enjoy!
Courtney and Josh were married at the increditle Sea Pines Resort at Hilton Head, SC. The ceremony took place just off the famed 18th green of the Harbour Town Golf Links! Wow! They had a heck of a party with family and friends and it was a huge honor to be there and have a chance to create this memory for them!