Filmed by Chris P. Jones
Edited by Kourtney Amelia Schopper
Being hired by a family more than once is truly an honor. We filmed the groom's brother a few years ago when he got married, and so we were so pleased to come out and celebrate with this family again as James married Mara.
In college, Mara's sister was friends with James; that was how Mara met and fell in love with him. Mara's sister was also the maid of honor, and all of the bridesmaids wore grecian inspired pink gowns. The best man, James' youngest brother, played guitar and sang for their first dance at the wedding, and the father of the groom, James' dad, prayed over the couple at the ceremony. It was truly intimate: an event that celebrated family and love.
Thoughts on film from the editor:
My goodness! No matter how long we have been filming on Super 8 film, I am always amazed at the beauty of the images we get back from the developers. This video is beautiful! (I can get away with bragging about the footage because I didn't film it, Jones did.)
If you're not familiar with super 8, the process is simple, but different than digital filmmaking: with digital, we have all the footage that instant--which is what allows us to do fun things like same-day-edit films on site at a wedding. But film takes time. After we come and film with you on your day, the film has to be processed at a developer (just like the old days!), who then digitizes it at the highest quality so that we can put together a video that has the true look and feel of film, but doesn't require you to own a projector. Win-win.
Another bonus that you'll have over your parents 1960s film is that we can record audio during your day and sync it up--so you still get to hear your vows, toasts, and other moments that matter to you. Win-win-win. So, if what you like is the vintage look and the feel of film, this is for you!
The afternoon light is gorgeous reflecting on all those ruffles in the skirt!
James in white bow tie and boutonniere before the ceremony.
The tiered wedding cake had a very 1920s glamour with the blue ribbon on every tier and gold seal accent. Almost a little Great Gatsby!
This is the other side of the sign that was carried down the aisle during the ceremony. On the way into the ceremony, we saw the side of the sign that says "here comes the bride" and on the way out of the ceremony, it was carried by the ring bearer with the "introducing Mr & Mrs." side facing out. Mara did a great job making sure the sign fit with her gold & elegant decor.
Mara's engagement ring.
The couple left in a sparkler exit. Make sure to watch this moment in the video---sparklers produce a really cool effect on film.