Alex + Chris had a beautiful non-denominational ceremony in the shade surrounded by their family and friends at Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA. There were a few inspiring poems read by their friends, and the lovely Priscilla Geaney officiated the ceremony. We have this beautiful late summer New England wedding ready for your viewing pleasure; have your tissues ready and your dancing pants on!Read More
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Melissa and Tyler met in high school, even though they went to two different high schools. Their relationship blossomed one summer night, out around a campfire.
Since that night, they had been almost inseparable and used to spend hours talking on the phone with one another, often times drifting off to sleep in the early hours of the morning. Their families have also grown incredibly close and Tyler works for Mellissa's Father's company.
Tyler proposed to Mellissa on her birthday in the most elaborate of ways. Not only did he surprise her with the proposal on a late afternoon hike, but when they returned back home their living room was filled with all of Melissa's friends and family for her surprise Birthday party!!
They were married in one of the MOST beautiful churches I have ever seen, St Patrick’s Cathedral in Norwich CT. Monsignor Tony, one of the kindest officiants I have ever encountered, presided over the ceremony with great love for the couple as they and their families have long been parishioners. He even had tissues on hand when Mellissa got choked up during her vows.
The beautiful ceremony was followed by a totally rockin' reception at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, CT.
This day was full of so much love and emotion its hard to put into words, so you really should enjoy one of my favorite fall wedding videos we have ever created.
What a beautiful fall day in New England surrounded by the loveliest of families and friends.
Now here's a fun behind the scenes story. As I pulled up to the church in my usual flurry of excitement. I was backing into my parallel spot a little fast perhaps and hit the curb which popped my tire! I got out and immediately heard the hiss of the air escaping. Quickly I put in an order in online with AAA and instructed them to arrive when the ceremony ended. I filmed the most stunning ceremony and came back out to a friendly AAA person who popped on my spare, and off I went to the reception! A bit more excitement than I prefer right before heading in to film the most important moment in someone's life, but rest assured everything went beautifully.
Now your moment of zen.....
The cape is a magical place, for the obvious reasons like the natural beauty of the waves and sunsets, but also because of the beautiful relationships that are strengthened and forged there. It affords the opportunity to escape from the bustle of busy life in Boston and truly focus on the people around you. It is here that Chelsea and Conor fell in love after a long courtship on Conor's behalf. It only made sense for them to have the most grandfantabulous wedding day right in the very place where their relationship blossomed.
We started off the day getting ready and jamming to some Tay Swift at an AirBNB in Mashpee, MA.
After everyone finished getting the movie star treatment, we loaded up the car and hopped on over to the church for the ceremony. At this point you're going to have to watch their Cape Cod wedding video to understand the quaintness of Saint Anthony's Church in Falmouth, the beauty of this couple, and the love that was evident all day long.
The rest of the evening at the Popponesset Inn was nothing short of wonderful. During our beach photo and video session the bridal party all climbed up on one of those giant wooden lifeguard chairs, it was pretty hilarious to watch.
After a soft pastel sunset during the speeches, everyone danced long into the night. A magical wedding day in Cape Cod and one we will not soon forget.
And now your moment of zen....
Shout out to Sarah Murray Photography for being an amazing photography/collaborator/human being on this wedding. If you're getting married on the Cape, you need to hire her for your photography.
Without a doubt, the NUMBER 1 thing already married couples tell me they regret about their wedding, is not getting a video. (Don't believe me? Here's the cold hard stats.) If you are still on the fence, here are some specific examples of why you NEED a wedding video.
With a Wedding Video You Don’t Miss Important Moments
Things fly by quickly and some special moments happen faster than you may expect.
When my best friend was planning to marry her high school sweet heart, she didn’t express much interest in a video so I never pushed the subject.
On the big day, being the maid of honor, of course I was doing a lot of running around behind the scenes and missed a lot of beautiful moments. During the ceremony I got an incredible view of the back of her dress, but missed seeing the smiles on both her and her husband’s faces as they read each other their vows.
At the reception, I know I gave a great speech but since it was on-the-fly I don’t remember a single word. To top it all off, I completely missed the father/daughter dance while trying urgently to find her purse because the reception was about to end.
When I asked her about what she totally missed that day, she said "one of her groomsman feinting in the middle of the ceremony because it was hilarious and over way too quick." (By the way, definitely not the first time I have seen that happen.)
While the pictures were beautiful, it was not the same as watching those things happen in continuous real time, and hearing them. Which brings me to my next point.
The Sound of People’s Voices and What They Say
No picture can capture the sound of someone’s laugh or voice, or their quirks and mannerisms as if they are standing right in front of you. How else will you remember the inflection of your voice during your vows, or those speeches at the reception, or the laughs shared while you get ready?
Listen to this amazingly sweet thing a groom said to his bride during their first look...
I had NO IDEA what they were saying to each other while I was filming 80 feet away, and just about cried when I watched it during editing. Same couple, this time listen to their vows.
Or how about this crazy creative rap speech by a Maid of Honor?
I could go on and on, but the point is that without a wedding video, these moments would be lost to time.
Here at Olive Ewe Productions our videos are more than capturing the special moments and audio of one day, they are handcrafted love stories. Our stories emotionally transport you to a time and place. If you don't believe me, click play below.
There you have it, some pretty darn good reasons to have a wedding video. Let's get started on yours, drop me a line today <3