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Ashley + Brian // A Surprise Same Day Edit


Several months before Ashley and Brian’s wedding, Ashley’s parents approached Delack Media Group with an idea. They wanted us to create a Love Story + baby slideshow video to be shown at their wedding reception…with a twist. At the end of the video would be a surprise same day edit of Ashley and Brian’s trailer. We loved the idea, so we worked for months planning the execution of this same day edit. With a team of talented crew members, we pulled it off. Ashley and Brian had no idea that we were working behind-the-scenes all day on editing their wedding trailer. Needless to say, when their wedding trailer was projected on a huge wall at Germania Place, you could see the look in their eyes…they were in awe. Laughs, tears, and plenty of applause from the wedding guests followed. The night was a huge success!

Ashley and Brian’s reaction to the Same Day Edit:

To view their entire Love Story + Baby Slideshow + Surprise Same Day Edit video presentation, click below:

Special thanks to the wonderful Robyn Rachel Photography for introducing Ashley and Brian to us.
Ceremony: St. James Chapel in Chicago
Reception: Germania Place
Hair: Alli and Elizabeth of Planet Color Salon
Makeup: Katie of Salon 214 West in Bartlett

Music: “White Dress”. Copyright 2010 by Ben Rector.

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Colleen + Greg // Married in the Dark


The day started out sunny. On top of that, Greg wrote a beautiful note to Colleen, which set the tone for this trailer. After getting ready, Colleen and Greg saw each other for the first time at Prince Pond in Downers Grove, Illinois. It was a beautiful setting for such a nice moment in their lives. The skies then opened up buckets of rain and severe weather. The fire alarms went off just before their ceremony at St. Mary of Gostyn in Downers Grove. Because of the severe weather, all the power in Downers Grove also ended up going out. Everyone pitched in and lit candles to create a beautiful candle-lit wedding ceremony. Colleen and Greg then arrived at their reception (Alpine Banquets in Darien) to find that the power there was also out.

Through it all, Colleen and Greg were the best sports. They were always open and willing to do whatever we needed to get some great shots. As you grow together in your lives, we wish you the very best.

Hair: Rocco and Rocco Salon
Makeup: Macy’s
Photography: Victoria Sprung Photography

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