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Stephanie + Kris at the LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH

Stop  and think of all the things that lead up to a wedding day – not the things that have been planned to go on the reception tables or the flowers, cake or food – but the commitments of the heart and the laughter and grace that hold two people together. It is no wonder that a wedding day is filled with so many wonderful (and often wise) words, intense emotion and sometimes hilarity. This is the story of one couple – like no other – with an individual and shared past that has led up to this one uniquely wonderful carved out day. Am I being too dramatic…too flowery? I don’t think so. One might think that we grow tired of going through the “routine” of a wedding day, but we don’t. We seriously don’t. We have often said in our posts that each wedding is different. Though weddings may have similarities, no two has the same story. These stories need to be preserved. They deserve to be honored by being filmed properly. This goes beyond just having the pleasure of sharing a cool film clip with friends on facebook. Everyone (at some point in their marriage) needs to be reminded of how it was at the beginning – when they first took that grand committment. To remember the wise words, sentiment, and fun and then to pass that on to their lineage. We are passionate about this. One should seriously pause and reconsider before dismissing “video” as a “luxury” they can’t afford, or something that they will “never watch beyond once or twice”. In fact, Stephanie told us that she had to put a cap on how much she watched this highlights because it was ruining her makeup; lol. Check out Kris and Sephanie’s business that they run together – Northeast Detailing! How does the saying go? A couple that runs a business together – stays together?:)

Other professionals that took part in this wedding:

Venue: LaBelle Winery (You could have the entire wedding take place right here if you wanted to; that’s what Stephanie & Kris did.)
Catering: Fireside Catering (I can still remember how good their food tasted!!)

Photographer: Garone Photography

Hair: Eric Couture of Couture Hair by Eric (Check out his business on Facebook)

Makeup: Amber Chartier (here is the link to her personal facebook page)

Florist: Michelle DiBernardo (a friend of the Brides – she is starting her floral business…how do you think she did?!! :D)

DJ: Joey Bolduc Entertainment

Cake: Jacques Pastries (Oh…don’t you love those sexy cake shots?!)

Limo: Grace Limousine (Love the inside of that ride! You can feel the pre-wedding tension as you watch Stephanie riding over in the limo.)

Rings: Jared (Yes…he went to Jared’s)

Dress: Modern Bride

 

Ashley + Ryan’s Cape Cod Wedding

This was a fun one to edit. It brought us back to a day that was truly kissed with God’s blessing. Sunshine filled every aspect of the daytime activities. The Wychmere Beach Club is the ideal place for getting ready to get married. Every room is filled with windows that let the natural light in, our favorite. Wychmere also has a window filled reception room. This has got to be the most beautiful indoor reception area we have ever seen. They have a lovely deck where Cocktail hour takes place, which enabled us to get all of the clips you see of the room, the table and the centerpieces. When planning a wedding, this is another great thing to check into. Many, but not all wedding venues have a different area for guests to be in for cocktail hour. If they don’t, your cinematographer and photographer may not have the chance to get all of the shots of all of the amazing things you have planned for your tables, and the room. Once guests’ glasses, cameras, purses and coats start going down certain shot opportunities are lost.

Ashley and Ryan have a uniquely precious story. They met when they began school together at the age of 5, and now look at them! The family has watched God bring them together – being at the core of their relationship. We loved getting to know the two of them and their family. The whole day was what a wedding should be at it’s core. Congratulations Ryan and Ashley and thank you for letting us tell your story. We are so glad to have added you to the Hindsight family!

Here’s this wedding’s list of professionals we would recommend:

Reception Venue/Caterer: (as mentioned above) Wychmere Beach Club – Heather (the coordinator) was a peach! She gave us a quick tour, and this place has so much to offer. You could have your entire wedding day in this one place!

Photographer: Sarah Schulte (Sarah & her 2nd shooter, Maura were fantastic to work with.)

Hair/Makeup: Tada Makeup (VERY nice! Great at her job.)

Florist: New England Gardens

DJ: Danny Walsh (Great personality!)

Cake: The Chocolate Rose (Simple meets lovely)

Jeweler: (Groom’s Ring) Zales

Jessie + James at the Union Bluff Hotel

James worked with Jessie before they dated. He was so impressed with her character, that she was the measuring rod by which he assessed anyone he went on a date with. Wow! There is no higher compliment a man could give a woman. It goes without saying, and is clear in the highlights (and even more so in their full-length film) how much James appreciates what he has in Jessie. When they knew that they were meant to be, he didn’t waste any time asking her to marry him. Being a part of their day – full of smiles, laughter, sunshine and the ocean was a treat and an honor for the two of us. Thank you Jessie and James for trusting us to tell your beautiful story.

It’s kind of a treat to work so close to home, and the Union Bluff Hotel is a great place to have a wedding. Here are the professionals we would recommend from this wedding  day.

Photographer: Suzanne & Dan Plumpton of Artifact Images

Hair/Makeup: Euphoria

Florist: Brenda’s Bloomers

Cake: Chickadee Hill Cakes

Jeweler (and earrings): Zales

 

 

 

 

Lauren + Robert at Lake Opechee Inn

We just love these two. They were so funny and sweet with each other, and we are in LOVE with the way their clip turned out. Since they had actually already gotten married in Jamaica, this day was all about getting ready, and celebrating with their loved ones. We had fun with them outside for a bit and even had time to sit them down while their guests ate to interview them about how they met. We are so glad that we did, because their personality really came out as they shared some great stories with us. Interviewing is not something we typically do with our couples (though we have before). Often there just isn’t the time. Normally, we see someone’s story being told through the toasts. These two are loved SO MUCH by those that attended, and gratitude dominated that time during this particular reception, so we are excited to have obtained some quality stuff from the two of them personally. Their day was spent at the Lake Opechee Inn in the Lakes Region We enjoyed working with our photography friends Matt and Sarah Yeaton. We will always look back on this day fondly. Hugs you two!!!

 

Danielle + Adam

Danielle’s close relationship with her parents was obvious to us within the first 30 minutes of arriving to film the day. It was clear by the way her Mom looked at her, and the way her Dad could not get through first seeing his daughter in her wedding dress without stopping to recompose himself (as best as he could). The whole family has a beautiful bond and committment to one another, that we were fortunate to see twice in one year. Danielle’s sister Renee also had her wedding filmed by us, so keep an eye out for that one when we post it. Danielle’s Uncle from Missouri, who could not be at the wedding, had a pre-recorded message to all of the guests, which the DJ played. He introduced the families’ special traditional song (That’s Amore) the family always sings at such special events. We see them singing it in this highlights, as a matter of fact. Thank you to the family for allowing us to share in your day, and give it back to you.

This breathtaking ceremony took place at the Abbey Church at St. Anselm College.

Here are links to the other professionals that were involved in making this day happen:

Reception Venue: Manchester Country Club

Hair + Makeup: From Hair to Eternity

Florist: Chalifours

DJ: Get Down Tonight (Dave Pekarski)

Cake: Jacques Pastries

Limo: Grace Limo

Jeweler: Diamond in the Rough (engagement ring) Did you see that last shot of Danielle’s ring?;

Barmakian Jewelers (Bride’s band); Kay Jewelers (Groom’s band)