One thing that is so rewarding about filming weddings, at least for our studio…is that we feel close to our couples. As we have made it a focus over the past few years to connect with the people in the stories we tell, weddings are special in that we can really just let our couples “do what they do” and simply tell the story as it unfolds. Commercial work can require scripting, pre production meetings, storyboards, and all sorts of other items, but a wedding simply requires us to listen to our couples and learn about them. Pre-production entails meeting up for some food or simply Skyping in and chatting. We LOVE that part.
So when we started to learn more about Leslie and Grant, we were not surprised when Grant took the extra effort to meticulously plan out the proposal so that he would ask Leslie to marry him in the exact spot where Leslie would marry him…..if that makes sense? We found it so endearing that not only would Grant make the effort to propose to Leslie at her parent’s home, but that the two decided ahead of time that Leslie’s house would be where they would have the wedding. Again, it should come as no surprise that as grounded as this couple is, they would have their wedding nowhere else….but, home.
So with 300 of their closest family and friends together on the grounds where the two have spent much of the past 6 years, we were honored to put together this edit, which was shown last Saturday night, as you see it before you.
From the big “Yes!” just over a year ago, to the “I Do” on Saturday, here is Leslie and Grant’s Same Day Edit.
A HUGE shout out to Danny Farrell from NYC DJ’s for his help in making the presentation go off without a hitch at the reception and another nod to Josh Elliot from Josh Elliott Photography for being so much fun to work with!