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Ashley + Nathan // Chicago Union Station Same Day Edit

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After looking at many videographer options for their wedding, Ashley and Nathan saw our work and fell in love. Through the help and coordination of Big City Bride, all of their magical wedding dreams were transformed into a beautiful tapestry.

They came to us with the idea of doing a same day edit. Because St. James Chapel couldn’t fit all of their guests, they wanted everyone to share in the joy of their beautiful day. We put together a slideshow of their baby + family + dating pictures, added some speeches and video from the dress rehearsal night and combined all of that into this wedding trailer, which was shown at their reception.

Decked out in black and gold (Purdue University’s colors-where Ashley and Nathan both graduated), Chicago’s Union Station looked absolutely stunning. There were so many details in this wedding….the amazing dresses, the beautiful cake, the royal trumpeters, the painter…we could go on and on, but watch for yourself…this unforgettable wedding video trailer.
Ashley + Nathan’s reaction to their Same Day Edit, which played at their reception inside Union Station:

They also had Jim Cornelison, the famous singer, perform his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at their reception

Rehearsal Dinner: Mid-America Club
Ceremony: St. James Chapel
Reception: Chicago Union Station
Wedding Planner: Big City Bride
Design: Kehoe Designs
Rolls Royce: Flying Lady Livery
Bridal Makeup: Adam J Salon-Naperville
Bridesmaids Hair: Beauty on Call
Bridesmaids Makeup: Juli Valdez
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design
Painter/Artist: Tom Fagan
Band: High Society Orchestra
DJ: Monastero Entertainment
Cinematography: Delack Media Group

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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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