Local Weddings

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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Rachael + Matt // A Chicago Wedding Video Trailer

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When I walked in the door, camera in hand, Rachael’s Mom looked at me, covered her mouth and gasped. “Oh my gosh!”, she said. “You make the most beautiful videos, ever! Each one I watch makes me cry!” What an amazing feeling and a wonderful welcome to the day. Little did I know that Rachael’s mom would play an integral role in the storyline development for her daughter’s wedding trailer. I guess as any mother of the bride knows, the morning of your daughter’s wedding is always filled with lots of tasks. The same was true for Rachael’s Mom.

We did a first look at The Allerton Hotel, where Rachael and Matt saw each other for the first time. After that, we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond for a beautiful photo shoot. Their wedding ceremony was at St. Paul’s UCC and wedding reception was at the Murphy Auditorium.

Also, a HUGE thank you to Robyn Rachel Photography for introducing this wonderful couple to our work.
-Nathan

Ceremony: St. Paul’s UCC
Reception: Murphy Auditorium
Makeup: Dori Mae Makeup
Flowers: Botanicals
Band: TVK Orchestra
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Designs
Guest Accommodations: The Allerton and Palmer House Hilton
Photography: Robyn Rachel Photography
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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