Composing Bryan and Kathryn’s wedding film was like putting together a puzzle picture! Bryan said during his vows that after their first date he knew a future love with Kathryn was inevitable. Kathryn replied that she couldn’t put adequately put words to her love, it was easier to describe it with moments or pictures if you will. Glances, laughs, winks, long hikes together etc.
I hope when you watch the video you will better understand that means. That’s what I love about making wedding films. It’s like painting a picture it starts very undefined and through the process of refining becomes a complete picture.
editing or composing?
I never know what direction the film or story may take until I arrive on the wedding day. I still don’t really know when the filming is done. The discovery mostly happens during the process of editing. I might say selection and arranging is a more appropriate description than editing. Editing sounds so mechanical and removed. When making a wedding film you have to compose the video. Like a music composer a good video editor must feel the work.
putting the pieces together!
With the help of God I take on the composition process with great care, a few ideas and a desire to achieve the best result. I take the many parts of the wedding day and piece them together until I see the puzzle completed. Bryan and Kathryn’s puzzle began from their first meeting or before in their life journey which prepared them for meeting. Our puzzle began with a hundred beautiful little pieces of video and memories from their wedding. Speeches and memories shared by family and friends. Things the couple shared in their own words. Pictures of them interacting, images of the things they chose to include in the day.
When I first met Bryan and Kathryn I could tell they were a lot of fun and I really enjoyed getting to know them. They hosted a beautiful wedding at Hidden Hollow Farm. Check out some other beautiful weddings we’ve filmed at wedding barn venues. Cheers to the the newlyweds!
Sometimes the weather is just perfect and you have a blissful wedding day the likes of Lexi & Brocks! I can still recall the sweat at midday being outside flying my drone. But you know in September if it’s too warm in the afternoon it’s going to cool off just fine by evening for cocktails and dancing later. Add a little breeze and you have a picture perfect golden hour photo session. Ahh I’m getting sentimental just thinking about it.
While the weather is fun to talk it’s really the things you have control over that matter most. Things like selecting the right venue, vendors and making the day you! To really create a blissful wedding day you need to have vision. Rather than pulling together a hodgepodge of Pinterest ideas and hoping they work it’s best to have a unique plan and unified vision. Lexi’s dad mentioned in his speech that when they walked into the barn at St. Joe farm for the first time he didn’t have the vision:) When they saw it first it was winter. It was cold, dark and empty inside the barn. He said he couldn’t imagine how it would look and feel like a wedding space. But was he was blown away by the outcome on the wedding day. Thank goodness Lexi, her mother and their vendors had the vision and left no stone unturned as you can see in the film.
Lexi chose a lovely earth tone color palette of navy, cinnamon, orange and gold. This accented with their floral selections suited the venue and season well. The bridesmaids dresses were cinnamon orange which was a cool fall color. Lexi & Brock along with their wedding party did their wedding preparations at St. Joe Farm in an adjacent structure designated for a bride/groom suite. They hosted their wedding ceremony off site at St. Puis X Catholic Church. After the ceremony we returned to the farm for the cocktail hour, wedding photo and video candid session and the reception celebration.
St. Joe farm is really special for a number of reasons. One it’s a massive space that still feels intimate. It’s spacious overhead not interrupted by a loft. Most big barns have a loft or some kind of upper level which takes away from the spacious feel. It’s also an original wood structure at least 100 years old. In addition there’s plenty of unique spaces around the farm for your photography sessions. Having great photo settings is huge when you’re looking at a rural venue where you will likely be all day. So if you’re looking for a barn wedding venue with great photo locations that will host a large crowd it may be for you. After watching Lexi and Brocks film also check another fun wedding we filmed at the Farm!
Vendors who helped make the day a success!
Cake Macri’s Italian Bakery Catering Navarre Catering Hair Kellie Mullins Brides Dress Something Blue Bridal Makeup Four Lady Events Photography Katie Whitcomb Photography Brides Shoes Nina Shoes Florist Poppies by Polly Brides Jewelry Simply Yours Bridal
Caitlin & Ryan had a beautiful Muncie, Indiana wedding day. Telling their original love story was a matter of putting the pieces together from speeches and from their own words that they wrote to one another. One common thread through the stories was that Ryan knew the first time he saw Caitlin that she would be his wife one day. He even said this aloud to his friend at that moment, wow! Maybe Caitlin wasn’t as sure as Ryan was right out the gate. But she was soon to realize she had found Mr. right and the rest.. after several years of dating was history!
I loved all the speeches and although I don’t usually include the groom thank you speech in the highlights film Ryan’s speech was special. I like that he didn’t feel the need to thank Caitlin’s parents for the wedding. What he did thank them for is more important. That’s how they raised their daughter and for accepting him into their family as a son-in-law. Hosting a wedding is a huge gift of resources. But raising a child to enable them as a healthy adult and a blessing to their spouse is more important than financing. Then giving your child to that spouse is the greatest gift.
Hiring a wedding videographer is important, and we have written about it many times! But we believe hiring the videographer who knows how to tell your story is even more crucial. We know how fast the day goes by and in the end you want to remember it through the eyes of an expert storyteller that you can trust! And I’m so glad Ryan and Caitlin trusted us to expertly tell their wedding story. So congrats Ryan and Caitlin on your beautiful Muncie, Indiana wedding day. We loved filming for you at The Loft and wish you many happy years!
What a wedding adventure of sights, sounds and all the feels. I often think of a wedding day as an adventure. It’s fun, it’s a step into the unknown. It starts with much excitement and expectation. It has unexpected twists and turns. It teaches us things we didn’t know, we meet new people along the way. And it’s always about making new memories.
We followed Rachelle and Brooks down memory lane in their own words learning about how everything began with a “non date” date to a Chicago cubs game. We heard how they went from friends going to a baseball game together to their wedding day. We head and couldn’t stop singing a heart warming song sung by Brook’s father to the couple. Spoiler alert it’s in the feature film below!
Brooks and Rachelle celebrated well with awesome vows, notes, speeches, dances. The location Rock Run Creek Barn was perfect for their event. Not to mention it allowed them to be outdoors when the pandemic was shutting everything down. They began the day there. Hosted the ceremony there outdoors and the reception inside. They ended the night with an epic sparkler send off and drove away in a classic car at sunset. Wow, what a wedding adventure! And the adventure is really just getting started for them. Join us in celebrating Rachelle and Brooks and journey through their day via their wedding film. Thanks to Zarah and Sam for filming their beautiful love story for us.