A perfect wedding, we all know there is no such thing. The gods of nuptials will never allow it, but occasionally we will get very close. I have one of those cosmic events with Kelsey & Chas’ Wedding.It all started with one excited Maid of Honor, Katie. Once the news of her sisters engagement reached her ears, she quickly jumped into planner mode. Having worked for one of the best planners in Central Florida, she was armed with knowledge and experience needed to get the ball rolling. She set up the initial meetings and more importantly was a driving factor in the push for a wedding film. With out her passion and commitment, I may never had a chance to meet with Kelsey and Chas.More importantly, Katie insisted that Kelsey and Chas do a Couple Interview. It was so important, she made it her wedding gift to them. I mention this for one very important reason, it is all about getting a chance to make a ‘personal connection’. Photographers get a great opportunity with the engagement session to build a bond with the couple. Getting the time to really get to know the bride and groom. In turn, they produce images that reflect more of the couples personalities and style. They also create a stronger trust with the couple on the big day, which just makes for smoother photo sessions and more personal work. The same thing applies to wedding filmmakers, when they get the opportunity to create a love story or engagement movie, we are given the same great opportunity to really get to know the couple. I did just that and I got more emotionaly attached to both the couple and Katie. Besides all the warm fuzzies of it all, it really gave me more insight into what I think would ‘move’ them most.
Now finally I come to the really the most important part of this almost perfect wedding, that is a great group of family and friends. No matter how beautiful a wedding may be; with great locations, beautiful flowers, handsome couple and all that great visual fodder. It means nothing and I really mean nothing if it doesn’t have heart. Some of my favorite weddings where not the biggest, most impressive weddings, they where the small weddings with huge emotion. The Crofoot and Hannigan families had love, and that can not be planned for or designed. This showed in their actions, their emotions, their speeches and their joy. Throw in a great crowd that feeds off of this vibe and you have an almost perfect wedding. I cannot ‘edit in’ emotion but when it is free flowing my cup runnith over.What’s my point? You got to have a good time and you got to remember everything flows from the bride and groom. Positive energy can make a wedding and reception. Lots of love and joy make a wonderful statement and gives your wedding film real emotion. Don’t get caught up in the little things, enjoy the moment. Now why wasn’t it a perfect wedding? Nothing in life can be perfect and I don’t want the nuptial gods to think I am greedy. Enjoy the great collection of clips and excuse my self indulgent ramblings.Sky