We were really excited to head back to The Barn at Gibbet Hill for Kate and Dave’s wedding earlier this month. On one of their earlier dates together they saw the Disney/Pixar film ‘Up.’ They both thought it would be a cute movie for kids but as the story went on and they both had tears in their eyes, Dave couldn’t help but thinking about growing old together with Kate and all the wonderful adventures they would share together. How fitting that on their wedding day Kate’s gift was the adventure book from Up that Dave had made for her, filled with blank pages for all the stuff they are going to do together. They are currently on their first adventure as a married couple caravanning across New Zealand for a few weeks – how awesome is that!?!?
Kate had something up her sleeve for Dave as well which would come later in the evening. Dave is a HUGE Boston Bruins fan and she setup the voice of the Bruins Rene Rancourt to surprise Dave during their reception where they joined in on the Star Spangled Banner and Rene sung a few more tunes throughout dinner.
Kate’s step-father Court is a deacon and officiated their ceremony. He gave the most heartfelt sermon I think we have ever heard – a truly incredible moment before these two shared their marriage vows with one another. All together Kate and Dave had such a beautiful wedding and we were so lucky to get to know these two and capture their big day for them.
Kate and Dave also had an all-star team of vendors. Their photographers – Mariah and Trish of Snap! – were fantastic to work with and we could tell immediately by the way they were shooting how talented they are. They just posted a teaser photo on their blog with Kate + Dave standing in front of a wood pile – awesome!! Their DJs were Rick and Marc with nuimage entertainment and they were outstanding! The dance floor was packed all evening and the music sounded fantastic. Their florists B&G Sawin did beautiful work which really complemented the rustic feel of the barn.
Enjoy their same day edit!
We had an incredible time filming Courtney and Matt’s Boston winter wedding! They were married on a beautiful January Saturday at St. Mary’s church in Charlestown. We’ve had the privilege of filming there before and the church is a true work of art and absolutely takes your breath away when you walk in. Their reception was held at The Fairmont Copley Plaza which has a magnificent ballroom, also quite breathtaking!
We absolutely love working with Ned Jackson… he’s one of our favorite Boston photographers and its always a treat to work together. The Johnson Brothers band kept everyone moving all night on the dance floor and they sounded great. The floral arrangements by Judy’s Village Flowers were absolutely beautiful! The staff at The Fairmont was wonderful to work with and set us up with a great spot in the balcony to stash our gear and work on their same day edit behind the scenes.
I couldn’t think of a better experience to kick off my first [of many] blog post than with the New Years Eve wedding of Joy + Ernie. We first met this amazing couple at Joy’s flat in London, England where we spent two days filming their story of love around the city which culminated with an interview in the solarium of Joys flat. Joy and Ernie are two of the most genuine, kind and warm hearted people that we have had the privilege of meeting. Being able to document their story and wedding day was truly an honor for both Jeff, Emma and myself.
Joy + Ernie first met through Joys best friend who just happens to be Ernie’s older sister, the two of them had little moments getting to know one another for years before they began dating. In the early stages go their relationship Joy was offered a job opportunity in London which she couldn’t turn down. Ernie was supportive of the opportunity and the two of them had a long distance relationship seeing each other as much as possible. Their engagement happened in Cape Town, South Africa where Ernie was for work with the US Air Force. He invited her there and had spent the week leading up to her visit planning the perfect location to propose…. and of course, she said YES!
Their London story of love film…
The wedding day was just amazing, their wedding planner Danyett of TwoBeWed was friendly, easy to work with and made sure that everything went off according to plan throughout the day…. But as we all know well that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a small hiccup during the day which happened just before the first look when THE FIRE ALARM WENT OFF!!!… This didn’t stop Ernie from continuing to get ready as if nothing was going on [quite amazing to watch] and it didn’t slow down the first look even when the elevators were not running. Joy was such a trooper she walked up the service stairs in her dress to get to the first look location! We also had the privilege of working along side Alice + Eric Yeh of Serendipity Photography who were just lovely to work with. They were unobtrusive, accomodating and complimented our style well. Its amazing how smooth and worry free the day goes when you get to work along side such an amazing photography team!
Their wedding ceremony was held on New Years Eve at the beautiful All Saints Catholic Church in Houston, Texas with Father John Raphael as the officiant who is also a longtime family friend of the bride. The reception was held at the Four Seasons in downtown Houston the ballroom was stunning – from the floral arrangements to the table settings it was absolutely breathtaking! The DJ and Lighting was provided by Cesar Gil of Unique Style Productions, he did an amazing job of keeping the dance floor packed throughout the night, and was so helpful and easy to work with throughout the night. Just before midnight there was a photo countdown which culminated with cannons that sent confetti onto the dance floor and sparklers that went off on top of the centerpieces on the tables in the ballroom, it was an amazing way to ring in the New Year!
We hope you have as much enjoyment attaching their films as we did making them!
Little Moments – extended SDE