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Annie + TJ // St. Alphonsus + Ravenswood Event Center

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Annie and TJ first saw our work when a friend sent them a link to our wedding trailers. They both immediately fell in love with our style of storytelling, but Annie’s hopes of having us document her wedding day quickly disappeared when she realized we were out of their budget.

Little did Annie know that TJ had later contacted us to reserve their date and asked us to keep the big secret. A few weeks before their wedding, TJ brought out his laptop, logged onto the Delack Media Group wedding blog and showed Annie one of our latest trailers. Annie looked at TJ and smiled. “I know where this is going,” she later told her friends about that moment. TJ broke the news to her that he had hired us to film their big day. Needless to say, Annie was ecstatic.

Heavenly music from the Magical Strings of Youth filled the air at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Chicago) for Annie + TJ’s wedding ceremony. They also incorporated a few Filipino wedding ceremony traditions. The wedding coins (Arras or Arrhae) symbolize mutual support and responsibility. The veil is a symbol of the couple’s unity (being “clothed as one”), and the cord is placed over the heads of the couple and draped over their shoulders to signify the couple’s bond.

After the ceremony, we went to the Cancer Survivors Garden for shots with their wedding party. Then, everyone danced the night away at the Ravenswood Event Center. Annie + TJ: thank you for entrusting me to capture your day. I hope you enjoy watching your wedding trailer and film for many years to come!

Ceremony: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Chicago, Illinois)
Reception Venue: Ravenswood Event Center
Bridal Prep Location: Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites
Makeup: Danielle Gentile with Made Up
Ceremony Orchestra: Magical Strings of Youth
DJ: DJ Chris Mix
Photographer: Morgan Matters Photography
Cinematographer: Delack Media Group

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Chicago Wedding Cinematography at Art Institute of Chicago Rose Garden

Christine + Brett // Holy Family Church + Intercontinental OHare

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Christine and Brett are art teachers. It’s no wonder why they found our website online and instantly fell in love with our style of wedding cinematography. Christine combed through our wedding blog and found inspiration for their day, including their ceremony location, the beautiful Holy Family Church in Chicago.

In this wedding video trailer, you’ll see several Filipino wedding traditions. As described in Christine and Brett’s wedding booklet, the traditions are as follows:
Sponsors-Filipino tradition calls for sponsors, referred to as Ninongs and Ninangs, to be chosen as a source of encouragement and guidance throughout the lives of the married couple. The is similar to godparents who are chosen to serve as a role model for the newly baptized individual.

Veil-The veil symbolizes the uniting of two families. It is a garment that represents the mantle of love and protection that God bestows on the couple as they enter into the new phase of their life with God. The veil is placed upon the bride’s head to signify that she is the heart of the family and upon the groom’s shoulders to signify his responsibility to care for her and their family.

Cord-The cord symbolizes the infinity of the bond of marriage, a union that lasts a lifetime. The cord is placed around the bride and groom in the form of a figure eight (infinity) to remind the couple that life is a journey where the couple walk side-by-side, or the bond will be broken.

Coins-(not shown in this trailer) The coins are a sign of prosperity and symbolize the bride and groom’s dedication to each other’s welfare and to that of their future family. Held together by the bride and groom, these coins symbolize the humble acceptance for the blessings that God bestows upon them.
Chicago Wedding Cinematography at Art Institute of Chicago Rose Garden
Christine and Brett, thank you for asking us to film your beautiful day. We hope you enjoy watching this trailer for many years to come!

Ceremony: Holy Family Church Chicago
Reception Venue: InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel
Coordination: Anticipation Events
Floral/Room Design: M&M Special Events
Bridal Party Transportation: The Trolley Car Company
Photo Booth: ShutterBooth
Photographer: I Luv Photo
Cinematographer: Delack Media Group

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