Big City Bride Tag

Christen + Mike // Chicago Same Day Edit


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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Breanne + Bradley // St. James Chapel + River East Art Center


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Breanne and Bradley’s wedding day was nothing short of spectacular. Their wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful St. James Chapel in Chicago. After that, we filmed some amazing landscape images of their wedding party around The Art Institute of Chicago. Their reception took place at the River East Art Center.

Many of us can sympathize with a father of the bride on his daughter’s big day. There are lots of emotions and feelings about giving your daughter away. We opened the trailer with some of the feelings that Breanne’s Dad had.

Through a long distance relationship and long engagement, their love only grew. Several people spoke at their reception of a fairytale love story. You can definitely see the love they share for each other in this wedding trailer. You may recognize the groom, Brad Guzan. He’s a goalkeeper for Aston Villa of the Premier League and played regularly for the United States Men’s National Soccer Team, where he competed in the Olympics and World Cup (to name a few). Bre and Brad are planning a move to England, where Brad can continue his career in soccer. Breanne and Bradley, we wish you much success and a beautiful future ahead!

Key Vendors:
Planning & Coordination: Big City Bride
Ceremony: St. James Chapel
Reception: River East Art Center
Design: Kehoe Designs
Hair: Beauty On Call
Makeup: Deanna Marzillo
Trolley: Flying Lady Livery
DJ: Roberto Monastero
Photo Booth: Red Eye Photo Booths
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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