CinemaCake just made my morning with this fabulous film, and you can bet your bottom dollar it will make yours too! Just hit play and consider your day made – simple as that! They unfold this couple’s story in the most stylish of ways, proving how incredibly wonderful wedding cinematography really is. So let yourself get lost in this real life love story – really is there anything better?
And to keep the pretty going just a tad bit longer, how about a closer look into all the lovely thanks to the images of Rebecca Barger Photography…
From the bride… Tom and I met in 2009 through our favorite hobby — rock climbing. We had a lot of mutual friends, but our paths hadn’t crossed until our friends met up for cocktails after a late-night bouldering session. We dated for just over a year before getting engaged, but we knew even sooner that we would be spending our lives together (we got our first puppy together after just two weeks of dating!). Although I always pictured a beach wedding since we live at the New Jersey shore, once Tom and I visited Laurita Winery, we knew it was the perfect location. We were engaged at a beautiful vineyard in Tuscany, so what better place for our wedding than a local winery! We didn’t even know such a location existed in New Jersey, but its rustic appeal was everything we were looking for.
We incorporated our love of climbing into our rehearsal dinner. We hosted a buffet dinner at a local rock gym — even Tom’s 80 year old dad got up on the rock wall! For the wedding, we ran with the rustic vineyard theme by including lots of DIY details. I am a teacher, so I spent the summer prior to the wedding making details such as hand-painted signs and personalized wine charms to serve as escort cards. As a nod to our engagement, we gave bottles of Carter & Cavero “Tuscan Herb” olive oil as favors. We love sweets, so we may have overloaded our guests with a triple chocolate wedding cake, flambe sundae station, a candy bar, and an outdoor s’mores pit!
We couldn’t have been happier with our vendors. We are especially thankful for Kathi Evans & her team for helping to coordinate what turned out to be a perfect day. I was an unusually relaxed bride, so it was great to have someone keeping track of all the little details! The best money we spent was definitely on our fantastic photographer, Rebecca Barger, and videographers from CinemaCake. We were blown away by how Rebecca captured all of my favorite moments of the day – from our first look to my college friend’s 4-foot vertical leap to catch the bouquet! Our guests are still raving about the “Same Day Edit” Dave Williams & his team presented before our cake cutting. To watch the video, you would never guess that it was put together that very day!
Wedding Photography: Rebecca Barger Photography / Wedding Cinematography: CinemaCake / Flowers: Designs by Dara / Candy Bar: Ricky’s of Red Bank / Event Planning: Kathi Evans of All the Best Weddings & Celebrations / Wedding Venue: Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey / Wedding Invitations: Holland Designs / Wedding Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza