Our 3 year wedding anniversary

Yesterday, Bob and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary and since we’re always sharing others wedding videos…we’d thought it would be fun to share our wedding day video. :-) It brought some happy and sad tears to my eyes, since my father passed away a few month after our wedding…I feel very fortunate that I have those moments captured forever. (we did not shoot this video, it was shot and produced as part of our wedding day package at the Venetian)

(Video: © 2007 Venetian)

Kari & George’s wedding day was picture perfect..sunny and 75 it was a gorgeous day for such a wonderful couple. They had a beautiful ceremony filled with traditions from both their father’s who are ministers in different churches. George’s Dad preformed the Orthodox part of their ceremony and Kari’s Dad, a Southern Baptist Minister, preformed the second part. It was very special to see all that come together, and I love when couple write their own vowes. We then headed downtown to Voinovich park which is such a beautiful place for photos with Nattalie Roepke, then off again to LaCentre for their amazing reception full of surprises and the rockin’ tunes of  Grand Avenue Band…you gotta watch!

A few of the vendors we worked with that day include:
Reception Location: LaCentre
Ceremony: Lakewood Congregational Church
Band: Grand Avenue Band
Photographer: Nattalie Roepke

Best wishes to Kari & George,  thanks for asking us to be apart of your special day! Password: KariGeorge

Bob & Krista

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This past summer we were lucky to be a part of Melissa and Keric’s wedding day. They had such a beautiful Greek ceremony filled with traditions, symbolism and I especially enjoyed the chanting during the ceremony. Keric’s Dad was one of the 3 priests that conducted their ceremony and added such kind closing words to the happy couple. After the ceremony we all headed over to Prime at Anthe’s in Canton for great food, lots of family and fun! They danced all night long to many of the traditional Greek dances, and everyone just had blast! Flying money and broken plates…OPA!

A few of the vendors we worked with that day include:
Reception Location: Prime at Anthe’s
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Band: Karizm Orchestra
Photographer: Mike Kavanagh Photography

Best wishes to Melissa & Keric,  thanks for asking us to be apart of your special day! Video password: MelissaKeric

Bob & Krista

If you’re hiring your videographer and photographer from separate companies, you shouldn’t have to worry.  If both crews are professional, then they should be up to speed and working together, even if they haven’t met before.  We did that quite a bit in 2009 and it always was a blast to meet new professionals and see how well we work together.  Our shooting style is very different from most videographers.  Since we shoot with a Steadicam, we can REALLY get into the action.  Once we chat with your photographer about our style, we get all the details worked out and we’re ready to go.  I always joke that we’ll dance all day with the photo crew to get in there and get the great shots that should be part of your video.  Photographers are doing more and more unique work these days and we love to do the same.  Just because we don’t work for the same company shouldn’t influence your decision.  We pride ourselves on being courteous and friendly with other vendors on your wedding day.  In fact, we’ve formed great friendships with many of the photographers we’ve met and worked with.

Bob & Krista

Congratulations to our winner, Ashley! She was the first to respond to our exclusive 50% off wedding video package email.

At the Oct. Today’s Bride Show at the Sheraton in Akron we had a drawing for 50% off a wedding video package and here’s the crazy part…we drew 2 names and neither of them responded to take the prize!

 So we sent out an email to all the brides from that show and Ashley was the first to respond and won our exclusive 50% off wedding video package for her wedding this August!

 We look forward to meeting her and her finacé this weekend, and hearing about their wedding plans :-)

Also, Thanks to all the emails we received for this contest! If you did not win, but are interested in our services for your wedding we do have a 20% discount currently, and that’ll help save you a big chunk! Drop us an email we’d love to hear from you.

Bob & Krista

Here’s a good video on theknot.com about wedding videography.

Wedding Video tips

Krista & Bob

Today I saw a cool new product, called Crystal Bloom which is handcrafted crystal bouquets, an alternative to flowers and make a great keepsake! I wish I would of known about these when I was getting married. The bouquets are gorgeous and the pictures don’t do them justice…they are a must see :-)

We had the honor of being a part of Jenny & Damon’s wedding this past summer, and our services were the wedding gift from the Groom’s sister and Brother-in-law, Nicole and Jay (how cool is that!) What a great couple Jenny and Damon are…we just adore them and their wonderful families!

It was a very rainy morning and we all kept checking the radar, but the storms just kept rolling in. Just as everyone was trying to figure out what to do about the outdoor ceremony and all the rain, Jenny said “Okay guys I just talked to Damon and we’ve decided to rock it out in the rain, so let’s go!” So we all headed over to the Hungarian Cultural Garden for the ceremony with umbrellas in hand. It was very rainy, but so warm with all the friends and family that showed up huddled under their umbrellas to be a part of Jenny and Damon’s wedding…rain or shine they were all there! Immediately after the minister announced them husband and wife they walked out from under their huge golf umbrella and the rain stopped! We ended up with a wonderful sunset evening for outdoor pics/video and lots of fun at the reception with Rick & the Cutting Edge Band…they rocked the house!

A few of the vendors we worked with that day include:
Getting ready/Reception Location: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland
Ceremony: Hungarian Cultural Garden
Band: Rick & the Cutting Edge Band
Photographer: Elizabeth Pruitt Photography

Best Wishes to Jenny and Damon and enjoy watching their wedding highlight video! Video Password: JennyDamon

Here’s a wonderful thank you note from Jenny & Damon

“Bob & Krista,
Damon and I LOVED watching the videos this afternoon!! We laughed and cried all over again. You did an amazing job capturing the special moments that happened throughout our day and even those we didn’t know happened. ;-) We can never thank you enough for your professionalism, flexibility, and friendship you showed throughout the process. We are so grateful to have received such an amazing gift and cannot wait to share it with our friends and family! Thank You!!
Jenny & Damon”

Also, a thank you note from Nicole (the grooms sister)

“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say THANK YOU!!! You guys rocked on video for Damon & Jenny. In fact, as we said goodbye to Damon the next morning, he declared the two of you to be his favorite vendor of the day. Kudos to you both…we… all just adored you. You made a crazy day MUCH smoother. Thanks for “going with the flow” and making all the adjustments you did. Now we can’t wait to see the video!!”

A few months back we decided it was time to get some pro pics for our website, blog and other business collateral, so we called our cool photog friend Lisa Christine Austin. We just love Lisa because she’s so sweet, laid back, and easy to work with. Since first working with Lisa, this year at our first wedding, we’ve watched her talent blossom and we couldn’t have found a better fit…thanks again Lisa, you did a great job!

Here’s a few of our favorites, enjoy! :-)

Photos courtesy of Lisa Christine Photography