RaeAnne & Tom + The Galthouse / The Gillespie wedding in Louisville Kentucky - - - A Kentucky Wedding Video
I'm not really sure where to start with this one so I'll start with the email.
Tom - Hello there ICVideo. I was interested in learning a little more about your same-day edit videos. We're interested in showing something like this at our wedding reception but wanted to get more information to include prices and timelines.
ICVideo - Fantastic! We love Same Day Edits (SDE's). We've been doing true SDE's for several years. A true SDE is when all the footage, all the shots, all the words spoken and memories made are filmed day of the wedding. I've seen more than a couple people call a photo montage, love story, or even shots from the week of a SDE, but it's not the same. A true SDE is the emotion of the day, filmed that day, and shared by the bride and groom with the friends and family they invited to be a part of their new lives together. There is simply nothing else like a good ICVideo, Louisville Kentucky, Same Day Edit. It's the perfect way to have your wedding video show Kentucky and Louisville off to your friends and family.
Not back to the really interesting part about the first time I spoke to Tom. He wanted a SDE. That's great. ICVideo normally delivers other parts of the production as well. It usually includes a full ceremony, key reception events, and host of other pieces and parts of the day that the bride and groom decide. Tom (and his bride to be RaeAnne) only wanted a SDE. Said he'd seen one in California and it was all that he remembered from the wedding. Which after watching... is the wedding :)
So for the first time we had to make sure that the day and the story told was filmed, edited, and delivered in high definition for Tom and RaeAnne and all the guest. The video above says it all. I think we succeeded as the entire crown laughed, cried, smiled, and oohed and aahed at just the right moments. (If you do a Same Day Edit right, you know where those moments are. It's not a trick, but a skill).
-------On to the day------
We started pretty early with RaeAnne and the ladies at the Galt House in Louisville, KY on the 9th floor in a incredible suite. We walked in and standing just inside the door was the always incredible make-up artist Nicole Grote with Artisty HD. Artistry HD and Nicole are always fantastic to work with. She the friend you want beside you on your wedding day, but with kick-ass make-up skills.
As we got set-up with a camera and rolling, we were able to capture all the work that goes into a bride's day. Brides, if you have two hours scheduled for hair and make-up schedule three. If you have 3 hours scheduled, bump it up to four hours. You get the idea. So we were able to capture the signed shoes, details, the dress (part 1), and a truly stunning bride getting ready for her man.
We were also filming Tom. Who was waiting on the guys. So if you need the guys there at 11am, tell them 10am. If you need them at noon tell them 11am. (See a pattern???). Were the girls take a minute or two guys have it so easy. It's a pop of the collar (check), tying the shoes (check), and snapping some buttons (check). Tom looked sharp in his dress blues and ICVideo wants to personally thank him and RaeAnne both for their service to our country.
As everyone arrived at the Gillespie we were once again in awe of how stunning the venue looked. Even though ICVideo has filmed at the Gillespie since the first wedding ever (we were personally invited in to film the first wedding for the bride and groom and promotional material the Gillespie used for years :), we had never seen the sides draped with cloth as it looked that day. Working with Jeannie and Ashley of Ashby Weddings and Events was an absolute pleasure. Kudos to all for how incredible the venue looked. From the gold Chiavari chairs to beautiful chandeliers the Gillespie and it's couples are always trendy.
We were also given a great opportunity to see the city as Tom and RaeAnne made their way through downtown Louisville for the wedding day. It's the little moments in-between the photos that seem to have the most emotion. The subtle touches and smiles are just waiting to be remembered.
With the start of the ceremony we had memorial candles, proud mothers, and a constant line of good looking guys and girls all waiting for the beautiful bride. As she walked in and Tom first saw her I thought he was going to walk halfway down the aisle to meet her. He was beyond excited and smitten with his stunning bride.
The ceremony was heartfelt with words from friends and the officiant offering a lifetime of advice and guidance to the bride and groom. We were able to capture the sand ceremony and we can tell you that they talked the entire time about the rush of the moment. It was great to be able to share this part of the ceremony with the guest in the SDE.
We ended the night with the typically unique moments of entrance (with an Army welcome), some wonderful first speeches (you know the laugh, cry, what am I doing type), and ended with a little cake smash and some very emotional dances.
The Same Day Edit showed shortly after the dance floor opened and we think Tom and RaeAnne loved it. We'll let them be the judge of that.