For me there’s nothing like a video to really capture the essence of a wedding day. It’s one thing to have a beautiful photo, but a film captures everything, the smiles, the tears, and all the emotions in between. I absolutely love the idea of the couple creating video messages for each other to view on the morning of their wedding. I also love that Kristin and Ford got married in her parents backyard, such a sweet and personal ceremony. Here’s a little bit from Matt of MTVIDYO who shot their event:
It was an amazing day! It was in Stilwell Kansas in the parents beautiful backyard. Crazy things happened throughout the day. There’s a family joke that when you have a wedding outside they always get interrupted by ice cream trucks driving through the neighborhood. So they hired a fleet of ice cream trucks to interrupt the ceremony and deliver ice cream trucks to all the guests. At Starlight Theater while the father of the bride was giving his speech, the KU marching band bursts into the venue to surprise the bride and groom who both went to KU.
There’s something so magical about a wonderfully shot and edited wedding video, and I absolutely love this one by Nathan Eaton. It’s starts out quiet and sweet, and then it’s time to party. Plus that sparkler send off? Pretty awesome. Thanks for letting me share Nathan!
Saturday Matinee is back people, so sorry for the haitus because it’s one of my very favorite things to post. That’s why I’m happy to be sharing a video from Nathan Eaton. I met Nathan through his wife Amanda Eaton while doing a fun little styled shoot with the lovely Ashley of Lemon and Lavendar. Wouldn’t you know it, yet another talented husband and wife team, and they’re right her in Kansas City. I love Amanda and Nathan not only because they create beautiful work, but also because they are so into the spirit of collaboration, which is always an amazing quality in a wedding vendor. Thanks to Nathan for sharing Colin and Scarlett’s video with us!
It’s our very first Saturday Matinee, a new weekly feature that will focus on short films made by all those talented midwestern videographers out there. I’m excited to showcase this work, whether it’s creative save the dates, or beautiful day of stories.
You may remember Ellen and Brian, one of Middle of the Maps very first “Real Wedding” couples. They are good friends of mine, and so I may be a little biased, but I absolutely love the short film of their day, shot by the talented Brandon Parigo of Wirken Films. Although Ellen was sick (no, she doesn’t usually sound like that) she pulled through, and you can see what a great party their reception was, and the love they have for each other. So sit back and enjoy the Saturday Matinee.