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Christen + Mike // Chicago Same Day Edit

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There’s something about a Same Day Edit (SDE). It’s the ability to watch amazing moments that happened throughout the wedding day. It’s instant gratification of an already emotional day. Whenever we post a wedding trailer online, we don’t always get to see everyone’s raw emotions and reactions while watching their trailer, but with an SDE, we do. Every time we show an SDE, it’s humbling to see the pure emotion that comes from watching our work.

Christen had been following our work for awhile; even before she was engaged. She told us that when Mike popped the question, she knew that our studio had to film their wedding. What transpired was an amazing journey with a wonderful couple. Always deferring to our creativity, Christen and Mike gave us full creative license to produce an awesome wedding trailer. We deployed our 12’ camera crane, Steadicam, and multiple cameras to document their entire day. These are cinematic tools that you will often see in the movies, but rarely in a wedding video. Handing off footage to our editor throughout the day, we were able to put together a video that had people in tears.

Christen and Mike, the journey has been amazing. You are a wonderful couple and we’ve enjoyed working with you and are honored you chose us to document your beautiful day.

Here is Christen and Mike’s reaction to their Same Day Edit:

Christen and Mike came to us with the idea of producing a Save the Date video. For the full blog post on that, you can read it here. This is the video that was played all around the world and received some news exposure:


Here is a behind-the scenes look at the making of Christen and Mike’s Save the Date video:

Christen on the phone
Mike proposing to Christen
Christen on the phone at the el
Christen's Grand Entrance

Ceremony: St. Hyacinth Basilica
Reception Venue: Blackstone Hotel
Day-of Coordination: Big City Bride
Flowers: A Stem Above
Band: Bradley Young Orchestra
Rolls Royce: Cosmopolitan Limousine
Photography: Jai Girard
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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We’ve Been Blogged!

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Christen and Mike’s Save the Date video that we produced for them continues to draw attention from numerous online sources. Ever since we uploaded their YouTube video to the internet, it’s been Tweeted, Facebook’d, and shared hundreds of times. Through internet statistics, we’re able to see the video has been played in the United States, Canada, Poland, Brazil, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Italy, South Korea, Malaysia, France, and Saudi Arabia! The Relentless Bride Blog was one of the first wedding bloggers to pick-up on this romantic comedy style movie trailer. Local Chicago wedding blog, The Third Coast Bride, quickly posted a nice review of the video, saying it was, “FABULOUS”! MyWedding.com’s Delightfully Engaged Blog said that a save the date trailer is, “A fun, creative way to get guests excited for your Big Day!” Brenda’s Wedding Blog said they don’t normally post videos on their wedding blog, but this video was one she, “REALLY fell in love with”. Local Chicago television news started to get wind of the video too and aired it on their newscast! As the video continues to spread across the internet, we expect it to receive many more plays on YouTube. We’re looking forward to seeing how many countries will share this unique video:

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