Olive Ewe Productions

Telling stories of love and life

Olive Ewe Productions is a Boston based wedding video production company that loves to hear your stories and capture your most cherished moments. 

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How and Why Did You Name Your Company Olive Ewe Productions?

Olive Ewe Productions, what's with the name?? It's not random I promise!

When tasked with dreaming up a name for this little Boston based wedding video company I knew I needed help. So, I enlisted the help of lovely man whom I call my best friend and partner. Early in our relationship we would text each other silly things like Elephant Shoe, or Olive Juice, to each other because phonetically it sounds like "I Love You." This is the main idea behind the company name. 

As we sat in our dingy basement apartment brainstorming and putting strange words together, suddenly "Olive Ewe" stumbled out of somebody's mouth. THAT'S IT! I shouted. 

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Olives are a symbol of peace and wisdom in western culture, which I do believe are important aspects of a relationship. However let's be honest. The real reason I latched on to Olive Ewe was because I LOVE sheep. I know that sounds a little weird because they are some of the dumbest animals around. But hear me out. 

  1. I grew up watching Lamb Chop while holding my favorite stuffed animal in the world, a Lamb.
  2. Rachel, my name, in Hebrew רחל, literally means Ewe. 
  3. They are fluffy and cute!

Why the word productions, instead of videography, or videos, or simply films?

To me your wedding film is more than showing up with a camera on the day and slapping some music underneath the images and calling it done. I get to know you as a couple and as individuals, your likes and dislikes, and the things that matter most to you. Our wedding films are stories that allow you to relive some of your favorite memories for your lifetime and beyond. This requires an approach and attention to detail worthy of a full fledged film production.

And there you have it, the origin and story behind Olive Ewe Productions' name. 

Curious to know what people think of us? Check out some of our reviews on Wedding Wire!

 

Popponesset Inn Cape Cod Wedding, Chelsea + Conor

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. 

Can't get enough of the beach? Check out another beach wedding by Olive Ewe Productions!

Do I Need a Wedding Video?

 

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. 

The Story

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

 

oliveeweproductions (at) gmail (dot) com  

(339) 545-1073

Wedding videographer for MA, NH, VT, CT, ME, RI, NY, PA and traveling beyond, maybe even to the stars one day