Mason Jar Films ~ Event DV's Top 25 for 2009
May 17, 2010
By: eddye

We're continuing our series featuring Event DV's Top 25 hottest and most influential event filmmakers of 2009! Chris P. Jones, aka Mason Jar Films, has been featured a number of times on Style Me Pretty and we can't tell you how much we love him and his work.  In fact, we featured one of his films this past December that was a same day edit of Kate and Bill's December wedding {here}. Today, he's sent us another short film from the same wedding. Take a look and you'll see why everyone thinks he's one of the best!

Kate and Bill, Closing from Chris P. Jones on Vimeo.

Now, mind you, we've always known that Chris was a sweetheart, but when we went back and read the story he sent us about Kate and Bill's same day edit, we were blown away by his huge heart!

From Chris ... When I left Kate and Bill’s rehearsal dinner at 11:30 p.m., I wasn’t thinking about going to bed in preparation for the big day that awaited me the next day. After meeting with Kate and her mother Rebecca three days prior, and hearing about all they had in store for the weekend, I was riding a wave of inspiration and creativity. Then, after hearing friend upon friend toast the striking couple Friday night, I was so full of positive energy that I had to find a way to inject that into our service we would provide to them on the wedding day. So I returned to my office and began planning a Same-Day-Edit highlight film to be presented to the couple at the close of their reception – that’s right – I would have a self-contained, highly polished product to premiere to the couple at the end of the evening to culminate the emotional experience of their wedding day. The difficulty was not in getting it done – my editors Chance and Taylor were more than capable – it was in deciding which of the plethora of gorgeous shots to use and which ones to leave out. From the stunning couple as they prepared throughout the day, to the festive Christmas poinsettias at First Baptist Waco, to the amazing floral decor by Rosetree at the Roosevelt Ballroom, this event was a visual masterpiece! With the evening winding down and Blind Date belting out their last tune of the night, Chance “locked down the picture” and we gave Kate and Bill a private viewing of their surprise gift. With a rare moment alone, and with tears in their eyes, Kate and Bill were able to pause and reflect upon the amazing experience they had encountered in the company of the people who loved them most.

Gives me chills just thinking of that moment for Kate and Bill! You can see lots more from their wedding {here} ... and read more about Mason Jar Films {here}.

Congratulations jones !!