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This was a treat for us, a Kiwi/Italian wedding. Dan is a New Zealander, a.k.a. Kiwi. So half of the people at the wedding had an amazing accent. Although, towards the end of the night, I had hard time understanding some of them. Dan was nice to “translate” it for me.
Amber and Dan picked The Barns at Wesleyan for their wedding, one of our favorites. And if you read our post regularly, you know we are dealing with a string of unfortunate weather. And yes the string continued on this one as well. It’s a really bizarre year. The ceremony had to happen indoor. We had to forgo the beautiful colors outside, as you can see from some other shots. However, the ceremony was still beautiful with all the hanging light bulbs. Really warm and rustic.
Their First Dance was choreographed to a song we have used in a previous wedding (Tyler Williams – All my days). They decided to make it their wedding song, after watching our video. What an honor to have my work influence my couples. Obviously we used it in the video as well and it fits perfectly. If you watch carefully, Dan and Amber are lip syncing the song at one point in the video. And talking about lip syncing, they did every N’sync, Backstreet Boys and Brittany Spears’ song later that night. Even got the exact moves to Bye Bye Bye. Was so much fun.

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The weather this year has been very unkind to us. Almost every single wedding we have it rains. We had more rainy weddings this year than 7 previous years combined. However, we always take the given situation and turned it into positive. Erin and Mike had rain most of the day, so we used a cool transparent umbrella, that maybe framed them better, than not having one. Also the sky was cloudy, that created a natural soft-box. The light was very soft, studio like. And I really love the shot through the umbrella with the drops in focus and Erin and Mike out of focus.

Photo: Annandale Photography
Venue: Saybrook Point Inn
Dress: Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier
Florist: Candi’s Floral Creations

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From downtown New York City, wedding of Kim and Mark at the Ritz. It’s the end of the Manhattan island, Battery park, where you can see Statute of Liberty form a window. The light in the hotel rooms is just absolutely perfect. Those shots of Kim getting her hair done are just stunning.
The reception was so elegant, very New York, as was their choreographed first dance (Kim is a dancer). I like how we got them dancing in front of the Freedom tower and then blend the shot later to the first dance. It worked out perfectly.

Disclaimer: all the shots form inside the Trinity church are not our footage. We weren’t allowed inside.

Venue: Ritz Carlton
Photo: Sten Hartman (cool to work with)
Band: Around Town Entertainment (awesome)
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A barn wedding from Gilbertsville farmhouse in upstate NY. A place where you are one with the nature. The hills, forest, and animals. So fitting for Roseanne and Cody. We were little bummed out it rain almost the entire time. At one point it cleared, so we grabbed some shots with Roseanne and Cody outside. Turned out really cool as we got a little sun for few minutes and these clouds of steam coming out of the forest. But my favorite was Roseanne getting ready with those pink hair in a pink room with sisters in pink clothes. Just divine.

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  • Daniel Stevenson - September 13, 2016 - 12:46 pm

    Your videos are so amazing. We are so excited to have you guys at ours in a month!

    One question – love the alternative version of at last used in this video. Who is the artist?ReplyCancel

    • fairytalestudio - September 13, 2016 - 12:48 pm

      Thanks Daniel. It’s BootstrapsReplyCancel

  • Gilbertsville Farmhouse - January 23, 2017 - 7:50 am

    Every time we watch this wedding video, we fall more in love with it. Amazing work!ReplyCancel


Lauren is very detail oriented, and she packed the entire day with so many details. For example, when she was getting ready, she had a lace from grandma’s dress incorporated into her robe, collection of old stamps, a saying her grandma had used to tell her written on a ribbon in the bouquet, wedding dresses of her mom and grandma displayed at the reception, old plates from family collection, painting of Eiola by grandma that was also made into invitation cards, or 3 rings (mom, sister and Lauren) made of a grandma’s jewels. As you can see Grandma was a big part of their wedding, and she definitely was there in spirit with them.
But not only Lauren is sentimental, Nick also surprised us all with the present he made for Lauren. It was a hand made box, with small personal gifts and 10 “why do I love you” cards, that made everyone cry. I loved when they asked the longest married couple, at the anniversary dance, what advice you’d give to the newlyweds. And the husband said: “I wouldn’t, they got it”. And I agree, they got it.

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  • Linda Czarniecki - August 26, 2016 - 9:51 am

    Here you go again! Your videos are just spectacular. I enjoy watching every single one of them. What a beautiful video this gorgeous bride and groom have to treasure for ever!!!ReplyCancel

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