It’s always an honor to be chosen to film someone’s wedding. A couple is trusting you with their biggest day, knowing you’ll produce a visual history that tells their story in a creative way. So when a respected and talented wedding photographer like Alissa Dinneen chooses you to film their wedding, it means even more! It was also an opportunity to work with Laura Pineda from Alternate Angles. Along with her husband Ricardo, they created some stunning images. Check out some shots of the day here.
Melissa and Peter’s wedding was one of our favorites from 2010! Check out their highlight film and you’ll see why! It was also just featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog, which is a HUGE deal for us because SMP is highly regarded as a source for the top vendors. Working alongside us that day were Candice from Jubilee Events, Katie Slater from Carla Ten Eyck Photography, and Tony from Datura, A Modern Garden. And a huge congratulations to Melissa and Peter, who not only threw one hell of a party, but were fantastic to work with too!
In the first of what we hope will be a weekly post, we’d like to introduce you to some of the vendors who we have found to be at the top of their industry. If you’ve spent any time researching wedding vendors, you know there is a huge range of talent out there, and an equally wide range of prices. It can be a little confusing for the couple who are doing this for the first (and the last!) time. Hopefully this will serve you as a resource… to help you find not only talented people, but also those who play nice with others. Every weekend, we see these people in action, and each of them can bring something very special to your day. That’s why we work with them, and that’s why we refer them with confidence…
Today’s inaugural post highlights Ronnie Mazal of Musically Yours Premiere DJ Services. Most of us have been to a wedding where the biggest buzz kill in the room was the guy who was supposed to keep the party rockin’. Well have no fear! We’ve seen Ronnie in action, and no one is better at keeping people up and dancing. Of course, some think that’s best accomplished with beach balls, inflatable saxophones, and glowing plastic roses. Blahhh! Musically Yours needs no such cheese.
When I sat down with Ronnie, and asked him what set him apart from his competition, his answer was, “The ability to adapt… all weddings are different, as are all couples, so the DJ who has one set style regardless of the situation is really doing his clients a disservice. By getting to know the couple’s musical tastes and style ahead of time, we can provide services that best suit the couple.”
Patrycia and Marcin are one of those couples who, after the wedding, you’re just really happy for. Happy that the wedding went off without a hitch, and they just seemed so happy to be together and to be getting married. I wish there was more to write about it… but why drag something that simple out more than I must? After the ceremony in Stamford, it was off to the popular Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien, where we’ve always been impressed by their great staff.
We were also part of an all-star cast that helped make Patrycia and Marcin’s wedding day such a great event! Makeup was done by Stacey from Blush Couture, and Naomi from Naomi’s Studio & Salon was the hairstylist. We teamed up with Eric and Nicole from Raw Photo Design, and as usual, their creativity is just beyond words. Check out Patrycia and Marcin’s photos here. And this was our first time working with Ronnie from Musically Yours. We were so impressed with him, we’ve since invited him to join the Studio. If you’re looking for a DJ who rocks, Ronnie is your boy!
Let’s start off 2011 with a bang! Margy + Mike’s wedding was really very special. The ceremony was held at Battell Chapel on the Yale campus. It is a gorgeous old church tucked into those great little Yale area neighborhoods. In between, I took a visual artist backseat to THE Carla Ten Eyck, as she made the most of the area architecture and came up with some fantastic stuff. Check out photographs from the entire wedding here. Afterwards, it was on to the New Haven Lawn Club for the reception, which became a favorite of ours in 2010. Enjoy the highlight film…
So psyched today! RockNRollBride.com just did a feature on our May 1st wedding (Alicia and Jack), showcasing our work as well as photographs from Carla Ten Eyck Photography. Based in Great Britain, Rock ‘n Roll Bride “promotes individuality and general awesomeness in a cookie cutter, pastel pink, poofy dressed wedding world.”
Check out their blog post here. For the bride that’s looking for a little extra wedding flavor, it’s an awesome resource for cool ideas. Thanks to Kat, the original Rock ‘n Roll Bride for adding our work to her blog.
Where to start? Oh, I don’t know. I guess with, Holy S%$#, California couple Alicia and Jack are AWESOME! And their wedding rocked! Beginning with a pre-wedding photo tour of Hartford by none other than Carla Ten Eyck Photography, whose creativity and skillz meshed perfectly with Alicia and Jack’s edgy-yet-sophisticated style. If you don’t believe me, check out their stunning photos from the wedding here. I had a whole wedding’s worth of great footage before the ceremony even started! The ceremony and reception were both held at the G. Fox Room in Downtown Hartford, and again, was an awesome fit for this wedding. Jessica, the Sales Manager and Event Coordinator is really great to work with if you’re considering the G. Fox Room.
Congratulations to Alicia and Jack, Enjoy the highlight film…
The last two years, I’ve had ridiculously good luck shooting March weddings! The ‘Murphy’s Law’ in me imagines late winter ice storms and similar nightmares, but it’s been great weather, great light, and really cool weddings! Gail and Scott’s big day was no exception. After a ceremony at St. Mary’s in Katonah, It was off to familiar territory at The Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, CT.
I got the chance to work with a new photographer also… Nick Carter. I checked out him out after the wedding, and he does really nice work. Plus, bonus points: he was great to work with and über-professional, so check him out.
Best wishes to the new bride and groom! I had a great time capturing your big day, and I hope you enjoy your highlight film.
OK, I know what you’re thinking… what’s better than getting to spend the day with great friends Eric and Amber Langlois of Raw Photo Design, shoot a ridiculously beautiful girl— scantily clad in sexy lingerie while she bounces from pose to pose— from the bed to the tub to the…
Ummm— what was I talking about again?
In all seriousness, Eric has taken boudoir photography to a whole new level… and the proof’s in the popularity. Whether it’s a gift for a groom the night before the wedding, or just a chance for someone to feel like a supermodel for a day — RAW Boudoir. say it again. Raw Boudoir.
Helping making the beautiful even more beautiful this day were Sue from Naomi’s Salon providing makeup, and Josie from Beneath the Gown, who provided the lingerie for the shoot.
Rebecca and Jeremy have such a cool chemistry together. You could see the nervousness of such a big day just slip away after their ‘first look’ before the ceremony. [For those not familiar, the 'first look' is an alternative to the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time as she walks down the aisle. It's a great opportunity to calm your nerves, have some private time before the day gets rollin', and makes for great footage/photos too!]
Speaking of footage, our use of the Canon 7D digital SLR will become continually more apparent in our work throughout the year, and we’ll probably be shooting with them almost exclusively by year’s end. [Feel free to ask if you have no idea what I'm talking about, but would like to learn more!]
Congratulations to a great couple and enjoy their highlight film.
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