Here’s a little teaser for Bryan & Tracie’s upcoming film. Hope you enjoy!
Our last wedding of 2013 was definitely one to talk about! Josh & Lindsey are an amazingly sweet couple. So many details went into their big day, all led by superstar wedding planner Jennifer Hartman of Heart 2 Heart Occasions. We delivered their Feature Film to them and then reworked the edit a bit to create this wonderful highlight film for them. I could talk forever about the details of their wedding day, but it’s just easier to show you their highlight film. We hope you enjoy! Music licensed through the Music Bed – Marie Hines, Always Been You.
Every year around this time, I reflect back on what means the most in life. It is not planned, it just happens. While it may be cold out, with dirty snow on the ground, and gray muck on the cars, it’s also the time to take in how grateful we are to have the time to spend with our loved ones! This year, on a personal level, my wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in Punta Cana. I trained and ran my first 5K. My son started Second grade and my daughter, Kindergarten! We traveled to the mountains of Tennessee and also to the beach. We had teeth lost and enjoyed dance recitals, soccer, Tae Kwon Do, baseball, swimming lessons and gymnastics and sushi, yes lots of sushi. We honored my dad on the 1-year anniversary of his passing by spreading his ashes on his favorite lake where he loved to fish. Lastly, my brother and his wife finally moved back home from Las Vegas, after being there 17 years. We are still looking for the teeth! Needless to say, we created a lot of memories from this year.
On a professional level, we said goodbye to our company Attention to Detail Wedding Films, and gave life to Cuff & Veil Wedding Films
My couples that were married this year were all super cool to work with! I have been inspired by their love for each other and that really helps us put together an inspiring film. We worked with many new vendors this year and it was a joy to work alongside so many professionals. We had some Friday weddings, and even a few Sunday weddings, which was a welcomed change. My team & I pulled off an amazing feat (not really, but I think so!)! We shot three weddings in two consecutive days. It was a bit crazy, and trust me, I had a hard time getting out of bed Monday morning, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Would I do it again..? Of course, but I would make sure I have some extra Ibuprofen with me and next time I’ll be wearing ice packs!
My last wedding of 2013 was at the beautiful Hillbrook Country Club, we had a great time celebrating with Josh & Lindsey! Plus they had an AMAZING S’mores Bar! We hope to have their film ready to view soon so stayed tuned!
A few weeks ago, I took my wife and kids to see Christmas lights. Now these aren’t just ordinary Christmas lights, these lights were magical! They synchronized to the music and changed colors. It was almost like being at a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show on a much smaller budget minus the pyro! As my children sang along to Frosty the Snowman, with smiles on their faces, I quietly observed the lights twinkle in my childrens’ eyes. While holding my wife’s hand, it was that moment that I relived all of these memories of this year. I remained silent and took it in, with a smile on my face and tear in my eye.
That moment froze in time as I reflected for those few seconds, but I also took a moment to look forward at the many more memories being created with family & friends. I cherish these times. I hope you all do the same. Whether it’s Christmas, or any special holiday that you celebrate, may you create awesome memories with the ones you love.
Make it Magical & Be Merry!
Hello, thanks for reading the first installment of my blog called “off the cuff”. Here is where you can view our latest work. It will also be a place to catch up on a very informal look at my life outside of weddings, and pretty much whatever else I feel the need to talk about. Regardless, I hope you stop in every once and a while.
Couples I meet always ask me why I do what I do. Well, that’s a great question. To be honest, it sort of started when I got married. I’ll do my best to keep this story short and if you want to hear more, let’s sit down with a beer, or some bourbon!
When we were planning our wedding and looking for vendors, my soon to be mother in law said she knew someone for video, (…and who doesn’t trust their mother in law, right)! Side note – I hate the word video but for intents and purpose, I’ll use it here. My soon to be mother in law knew a company that wanted to expand their folio from providing disc jockey services into video. I met with the owner, grilled him with questions and all seemed well. Our wedding day arrived and low and behold, nothing was right with their team from the moment they walked in. They were horribly dressed and wearing tennis shoes. No microphones were provided, no equipment to stabilize their cameras. I forgot to mention they were using cameras any consumer can purchase at any of the Big Box stores around town. All of which was agreed upon though we never signed a contract (or had one provided). A year almost passes and we still don’t have a video to watch. I make some calls, send some emails…. Crickets!
Finally I get in touch and they promise they are working on the video but in the meantime they’ll send the raw footage over so we can at least watch something.
We get the VHS video tape just in time for our 1 year anniversary trip and to our surprise…
It Really Sucked. Really Badly Sucked! Footage was barely watchable, dimly lit, shaky… You name it! I was fuming, and trust me it wasn’t from the chili I had the night before!
That is exactly why I started my company Attention to Detail Wedding Films in 2007. The very first wedding I shot in Cleveland was Dean and Kelly’s. I remember that day like it was yesterday.
It sure has been a fun ride and it will be tough to say goodbye to Attention to Detail , but change is good and I’m looking forward to ripping off the rear view mirror and leaving the past behind.
Today I give you cuff & veil wedding films!
I owe a very special thanks to a few people. The first is my wife for being very supportive over the years while we walk this journey together. I love you Forever!
The second is Go Media who helped give life to cuff & veil through conversation, many logo and color concepts and ongoing support and direction. Thank you for taking my vision and making it real!
Lastly, to my father for giving me great inspiration to give cuff and veil such character through his story, even though you aren’t here to enjoy it. R.I.P! I’ll blog about my dad later.