wedding videography

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Erin + Chris

 

This day started off with magic, as I pulled up to the bride’s family home for hair & makeup I was stunned to see two young foxes playing in the front yard. I thought for sure as I got out of my vehicle they would be spooked and run off, never even giving me a chance to reach for my camera. To my surprise they just watched me as I fumbled to get my camera together. Once I was ready for them they just resumed playing – like all along they were waiting for me to capture them putting on their show for the giggling bridesmaids watching from the front window.


The magic of that moment set the tone & for the whole day, special little moments everywhere I looked. Catching a little cute glance between the bride & groom when they thought nobody was looking, some very special father / daughter moments, authentic laughter and big hugs all around. Add to all this the incredible space created at Machine Shop by Nicolle at Mother of the Bride Planning and Design (I mean come on, it’s magazine worthy perfection right there) add the luxurious floral by Arts & Flowers Design Studio and then top it off with Nora Events and Viva Knievel keeping the party going strong all night? Recipe for a perfect wedding day.


 

Planning and Design: Mother of the Bride Weddings

Photography: Vick Photography

Venue: Machine Shop

Church: Our Lady of Grace

Floral: Arts and Flowers

Hotel : Hewing Hotel

Band: Viva Knievel

Gown: L’Atelier Bridal Couture

Lighting: Apres

Transportation: Renee’s Royal Valet

Formalware: The Black Tux

Invitations and Paper: Macy’s

Cake: D’Amico

Hair & Makeup: Emily J

DJ: Nora Events

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Kellie + Sam

 

Kellie is a dancer and Sam is a DJ. Eight years together began on a stage in St. Cloud and culminated on a stage in Minneapolis this fall. As the resident DJ at Mcrudy’s in St. Cloud, Sam was the mix master who’s DJ booth doubled as a coat check & purse storage for bar patrons. Among them as was a dancer who stowed her coat and purse with Sam when she came out dancing with friends. She stood out among the crowd and caught Sam’s eye. Kellie eventually found her spot on stage next to Sam both literally and figuratively. Their vibrant wedding was filled with dancing, laughing, singing and a ceremony consisting of a mix-tape type message with song quotes from Snoop Dog, Alica Keys, Sister Sledge, Earth Wind and Fire and even the Baha Men.


“We got to be together forever
And a dizzay (for shizzle)
Cause I believe in you”
– Snoop Dog


 

Wedding Coordinator: Style-Architects Weddings + Events

Photography: Carly Loves Amos

Venue: Aria

Lighting: Phos Events

Floral: Sadie’s Floral

Drapery : Richfield Flowers

Photo & Video Booth: Time Into Pixels

Linens: Linen Effects

Cake: Queen of Cakes

Transportation: Premier Transportation

Dress: Posh Bridal Couture

Suits: Macy’s

Officiant: Shawna Orwoll

Hair & Makeup: Creative Beaute Agency

Invitations: Gretchen Berry

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Michelle + Walt

 

We’re so excited to share Michelle and Walt’s beautiful wedding we captured in Chicago! Walt & Michelle have a beautiful story that goes back many years of meeting and clicking, but ultimately losing touch as they went about their busy lives. Until one perfect day, they ran into each other again shopping at @TJMaxx (yes the store) and finally their timing was just right and they began dating. Exactly 6 months ago before all their friends & family they finally tied the knot! We are so honored to have been a part of this very special day and wish #themendenhalls a long and happy life together!

 

Planning: Bride

coordinator: Weddings by Day

Photography: Petronella Photography

Design: HMR Designs

Ceremony: Chicago Illuminating Company

Reception: 19 East Chicago

Sound and Lighting: Frost Chicago

Catering: Blue Plate Chicago

Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design

Dress: Oleg Cassini

Makeup: Crystal Eyez

Hair: The Chris Curse

Bridal Stylist: Denver Dobbs

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Mallory + Ian

 

I’m always in disbelief at what amazing couples find their way to us, and these two are no exception. They are so adorable together, they are kind, stylish of course FUN! My favorite kind of people, and of course they also have a super cute story. Mallory and Ian’s Journey together started long ago, during their 3rd grade’s production of the Wizard of Oz. Mallory played Dorothy and Ian was the Tin Man along with several other members of their bridal party in the play as well.

Fast forward about 20 years later, on a cold winter night we were lucky enough to film Mallory and Ian as they shared their vows with each other, surrounded by their closest friends and family at Aria Mpls. It was this sweet love story that brought everybody together for an evening that was sentimental, full of laughter, tears, poetry and beauty. It was an evening we won’t soon forget. These two also brought in a killer team of vendors. We’re always thrilled to be in such great company on days like this. Designed by Rachelle at Style-Architects Weddings + Events, with floral and a custom canopy of greenery by Munster Rose and Phos Events. The party was Kicked off by Rock-it Man dueling pianos, followed by the Junk FM band who kept it going all night. Mallory & Ian, thank you so much for bringing us into your amazing world! Best of luck to the two of you!

 

Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events

Photography: Becca Dilley Photography

Venue: Aria

Floral: Munster Rose

Catering: Deco Catering

Dueling Pianos: Rock it Man Entertainment

Band: Junk FM

Lighting: Phos Events

Linens: Linen Effects

Paper: Paper, Rock, Scissor

Dress: Lela Rose

Bridal Shop: L’atelier Couture

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Maleeha + Ali

 

Every year we get the opportunity to film a few weddings down in Chicago, and this spirited multi-day South Asian wedding was one of the highlights of our wedding season. One of our favorite traditions in South Asian weddings is the rukhsati, the bride and groom saying goodbye to their families as they leave the wedding. It’s usually a long tearful event, and we are often able to capture some of the biggest emotion during this final goodbye. Maleeha and Ali’s rukhsati was so emotionally charged, and fun all at the same time. There’s was just so much energy and excitement as this lovely couple exited their wedding and drove away in an Audi R8 race car while surrounded by hundreds of their friends and family.

 

Décor: Dream Decor

Photography: Mcree Photography

Venue: Ashton Place

Venue: Shalimar Banquets

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Cassie + Pete

 

We had such an amazing time filming and editing Cassie & Pete’s gorgeous wedding. First of all, they could not have had more perfect weather. It was one of those idyllic golden Minnesota days that we all crave. And of course on a day like that, you could ask for nothing more than to be seated under a beautiful clear top tent with white linens, surrounded by the beautiful gardens at Sommerset Country Club and all of the people you love. It really was lovely, and the setting perfectly matched the mood under the tent, it was pure joy, love and happiness. Not to mention the whole thing went off without a hitch thanks to the careful coordination of Ask For the Moon events.
At the 2:13 mark Pete’s brother says “Cassie is such a sweetheart. I cannot explain the smile that she had when Pete was reading his vows… That smile, that laugh, it lights up a room.” He was not kidding, what struck us as we were editing this one is that we had more clips of Cassie smiling than not. It’s a huge ear-to-ear grin that certainly does light up the room. When the bride is so happy, the rest of the wedding will usually follow suit. This whole group of guests was so fun and joyous all day long. Thank you Cassie and Pete for making our job fun and easy!

 

Day-of Coordination: Ask for the Moon Events

Photography: Jeff Loves Jessica

Reception: Somerset Country Club

Church: Hamline United Methodist

Floral: Martha’s Garden

Tent/ Party Rental: Ultimate Events

Invitations: Paper, Rock, Scissor

Hair/ Makeup: Primped

String Quartet: Loring Quartet

Band: Synergy

Photo Booth: The Traveling Photobooth

Cake: Cocoa & Fig

Ring : Continental Diamond

Bridal Shop: L’Atelier Couture

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Shoes: Kate Spade

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Mallory + Ian Trailer

 

We’ve had the pleasure of capturing so many amazing weddings in 2016, and finished the year with two spectacular NYE weekend weddings. We’re so excited to share Mallory & Ian’s trailer from their super fun and beautiful Aria wedding from Dec. 30th. Designed by Rachelle at Style-Architects Weddings + Events, the couple was surrounded by their loved ones during their wonderfully intimate round ceremony underneath a custom canopy of greenery by Munster Rose and Phos Events. The party that followed was one that will not soon be forgotten. Kicked off by Rock-it Man dueling pianos, followed by the Junk FM band who kept the party going. It was a pleasure being part of the day and we wish these two (and all of you) nothing but the best in 2017! Happy New Year!

 

Design: Style-Architects Weddings + Events

Photography: Becca Dilley Photography

Venue: Aria

Floral: Munster Rose

Catering: Deco Catering

Dueling Pianos: Rock it Man Entertainment

Band: Junk FM

Lighting: Phos Events

Linens: Linen Effects

Paper: Paper, Rock, Scissor

Dress: Lela Rose

Bridal Shop: L’atelier Couture

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Chris + Jessica

 

We have a fantastic wedding to share with you today. It was such a pleasure to be a part of Chris and Jessica’s wedding day at the ever-stylish Aria Mpls. Congratulations to this beautiful couple on their effortless and emotional wedding.

 

“This is so beautifully done – we all cried happy tears! You both did an amazing job capturing our day and our love for each other! We are so happy we have this to share with our family and friends for years to come – thank you, thank you!” -Jessica

 

Day-Of Coordinator: Lasting Impressions (Sarah Trotter)

Photography: Laura Ivanova

Venue: Aria

Catering: Crave Catering

DJ: Instant Request

Transportation: Renee’s Royal Valet

Minneapolis Wedding Photography

Shannon + Eric

 
 

If I were to describe Shannon and Eric on their wedding day I would simply say they were joyful. There was a sincerely celebratory and carefree atmosphere throughout the day as their family and friends cheered these two on and danced the night away. We could also tell that these two have a truly special connection just by listening to their beautiful and heart-felt vows. This group really knew how to party, including Eric’s incredibly vivacious grandmother who was on the dance floor all night long!

 

As always, we love filming at Aria, and I’m always excited to find new things to capture from a new perspective. It’s always gorgeous and endlessly versatile.

 

It was a true honor to be a part of Shannon and Eric’s day; we hope you enjoy this Highlight Film as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

 

“IT IS AMAZING!!!!!! You guys totally blew us away – totally exceeded our expectations. You captured so much fun and joy from the day, and we can’t wait to share it with our family and friends!” -Shannon

 
 
 

Day-Of Coordinator: Jessica Wonders, LLC

Photography: Crystal Rose Photography

Venue: Aria

Catering: Chowgirls

Dessert: Angel Food Bakery

Florist: Julia’s Blooms

Cocktail hour band: Broken Heartland String Band

Officiant: Kjersti Moline from Grand Avenue Officiants

Hair and Makeup: Laura Westrem Artistry

DJ: DJ Youngstar (Jordan Townsend) Fulton Productions

Photo booth: Studio Veil

Transportation: Chauffeured Elegance

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Kirstin + Steven

Steven and I lived on the same floor when we where in college, and for a few month stretch we had a pretty entertaining prank war going on. The war ended when Steven threw a very overripe mango into my second story window, which exploded, and ended with all of my belongings being caked in a slimy, fruity film. We lost touch for a long time after that, but about ten years later Steven contacted me and Hannah about filming his wedding in Duluth. Having had ample time to recover from “The Mango Incident” I was excited to re-connect with Steven and meet his finance, Kirstin. Since then the four of us have become friends, and Steven and I came to realize that we have more in common today, then back when we where throwing fruit at each other.

Hannah and I had an incredible time filming a portrait session with these two on the shores of Lake Superior and Lester Park. I want to specifically thank photographer, Russell Heeter, for being amazing to work with and scouting out these beautiful locations. Steven and Kirstin’s day went absolutely perfectly, and Russell played a big role in that! The setting of this wedding really was the best of both worlds for us, Kirstin and Steven’s wedding and reception took place in the historic Greysolon Ballroom in downtown Duluth, but we also got to film in some really beautiful Minnesota nature.