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Saturday Morning Movie: Romantic + Emotional Southern Wedding

I see a whole lotta wedding videos and believe me, they’re all amazing, romantic and more often than not, leave tears in my eyes. But well, this one right here made me stop. Stop and stare. Made me pause and take it all in. The story is beautiful, the words, magical and resonating. The Film Poets didn’t just create a record of a wedding day; they creatively shared the story of Adam and Kristin, their friends, their family, their journey. Safe to say, my weekend just started on quite a high note. Enjoy!

From The Film PoetsThere were a lot of words that came to mind when we first started talking with Kristin and Adam – playful, unique, and beautiful where some of them. It was only after meeting them and their family that we realized there was so much more.

The Place: Providence Hill Farm is a beautiful wedding venue located in Jackson, Mississippi. As we were flying our drone, what stood out were the winding roads that led to the stables. Since Kristin had decided earlier that week to have the ceremony inside because of potentially bad weather, the ceremony layout was different than anything we had seen before. Always up for a challenge, we adapted our approach and were able to use the long and narrow aisle to get some unique shots during the processional.

The Story: Our goal for any creative film, whether it’s a Highlights or Feature, is to build an emotionally engaging story. We had a lot to choose from, and the decisions on how to best weave the pieces together weren’t easy make.

For a long time, Adam’s sister Sarah has known that Kristin would marry her brother. This felt like the perfect introduction for building anticipation for what was to come. During college, Kristin’s roommates knew that she had a mysterious boyfriend, but they were never sure who he was. We decided to use these playful stories to give context to their relationship. From our previous talks with the couple, we learned that Adam’s grandmother had raised him and his two sisters. You’ll notice that we paid special attention to her throughout the day, especially when his sister Jessica started sharing her story about Adam’s father. I personally know what it’s like to lose a parent and to have them absent at the wedding, so I knew how special it would be to honor Adam’s dad by showing how he was on everyone’s mind.

The Response: With nearly 400,000 views on our YouTube channel, this Highlights Film has become one of our favorites. But what really matters to us is what Kristin had to say: “Thank you so much Matt and Pacey. I could not have dreamed up a better video. I am speechless and forever grateful that Adam and I will have this video to treasure for the rest of our lives.
P.S. My phone is still blowing up about it!!

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Cinematography: The Film Poets

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Blankets + Bouquets Make For One Cozy Oregon Engagement Shoot

Sometimes all you need is your love, a cozy blanket and a beautiful bouquet, and with Maria Lamb behind the lens capturing it all, you’re pretty much all set. Add in some of Oregon’s stunning scenery and it’s the icing on the cake. Simply Charming Socials helped plan this whole engagement shoot and these finished results show just how fabulously everything worked out. Enjoy our Vault right this way!

From the Bride-to-be… Nick and I met as freshmen at Oregon State University in 2007, and quickly became close friends. While we didn’t actually start dating until we had graduated, everyone around us knew the love that we shared for one another without either of us actually ever admitting it. After graduation, he had moved to Washington State, and I was set to move to Lexington, Kentucky at the end of summer. I went up to visit him for a weekend in July, and ever since then, we have been inseparable.

We dated long distance for three years; most of our relationship was daily Skype dates where I would fall asleep mid sentence at 2 AM but refused to hang up because I just wanted to see him a bit longer. Our visits were usually weekend trips for him to Kentucky to drink bourbon, watch horse races, and embarrass ourselves as we both cried outside TSA as he headed back to Washington. Work finally allowed us to move together – this time to Atlanta, Georgia.

We had planned for quite some time to take a drive up to North Georgia to the wineries for the day. We gathered a picnic lunch, packed up the car, and spent the most wonderful September day together. At one point, Nick said he wanted to walk up to a quiet pergola at the top of the hill at Three Sister’s Winery to check out the view. While I was taking in the view, he had dropped to one knee. I don’t really remember much after that, but I do know that my answer was a very quick (potentially before he was even done with the question) “YES!!!!”.

With the help of our photographer, Maria Lamb, we found Rowena Crest in the Columbia River Gorge as a location for engagement photos. It was about 40 degrees and the wind was howling all day, but Maria made it so easy to have fun and forget the fact that we were freezing! I knew that I wanted to go a little more bold for our engagement shoot, and immediately fell in love with the vintage inspired coat from Anthropologie. Rowena Crest immediately reminded us of Ireland; the grey skies, and bare oak tree paired perfectly with the subtle pop of color from the coat and the bouquet to help us accentuate that feel.

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Photography: Maria Lamb | Event Planning: Simply Charming Socials | Floral Design: Seventh Stem | Blanket: Pendleton | Coat: Anthropologie | Silk: Silk & Willow

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Who Would Have Thought a Turkish Rug Inspired This Beautiful Bash

Inspiration can come from a million different places but have you ever considered what you’re standing on right now? That’s where these two creative souls found their fit, with their favorite Turkish rug – and their two pups – and with that spark of style, they embarked on creating a wedding day perfectly suited to them. Michael and Carina captured it all, the rug, the pups and these two and the endless love between them – see it all in our Vault right this way!

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From Michael and CarinaWe photographed Laken and Michael’s gorgeous ballroom wedding at the Mt. Washington Mill- Dye House in Baltimore, Maryland on September 24th, 2016.

Laken and Michael were inspired by their beloved pups and their favorite Turkish rug for their wedding. They had a custom crest designed featuring their two dogs, as well as the colors of their Turkish rug. The indoor ceremony was held in a cozy space filled with greenery and candles, and the couple married standing on their rug. The reception space was a luscious display of hanging greenery, candles and golden accents.

Laken and Michael shared their first dance on their Turkish rug, to tie everything together.

The green, gold and blush color palette went perfectly with the unique stone architecture of the venue. Jenna and her team from Pop the Cork Designs realized their vision of a romantic and elegant setting with a neutral color palette perfectly and created a green-blush-gold wedding extravaganza. Laken wore an Amsale silk organza gown with a hand-pleated floral design skirt to go with her half-up half-down hairdo.

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Floral Design: Crimson and Clover Floral Design, Inc. | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Wedding Cake: La Cakerie | Bride's Shoes: J.Crew | Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Catering : Linwoods | DJ: Evan Reitmeyer | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridal Hair : PSC Hair Artistry | Bridal Makeup: Izzy B Makeup | Event Venue: Mt. Washington Mill | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Paper Goods: Jolly Edition | Planning + Styling: Pop The Cork Designs | Rentals: White Glove Rentals

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