Wednesday, May 27, 2009

From Weddings to Anniversaries...

We love weddings ...and the romance of flowering love. But there's something even more special in the celebration of a well-mated couple who has been together for 50 years. We recently had the honor of making 2 photo-video montages to be shown at 50th anniversary parties.
The first, had lots of real film footage starting with the couple's engagement party and covering the whole wedding and many family outings throughout the early years of their marriage. Add to that some amazing photographs and we had all the ingredients for a fabulous montage! We screened it at the Four Seasons surprise reception thrown by the couple's son.
The party was absolutely wonderful with red and gold linen, red, orange and rust flowers and the White Heat Band, Grandchildren abounded, and the couple of honor granted us a precious interview which we'll be including in their event Anniversary Party film.

The second couple are about to celebrate their 50 years of marriage with friends and family at the Mattapoisett Bay Club. Originally, they had planned on a simple montage... a hundred or so photos set to music. They planned on having four large monitors at the celebration, and having the montages run on loops throughout the reception area. When I met Helen, I was so charmed by her, that I asked if we could interview her and her husband, Ray for the montage. With no small degree of hesitancy, they agreed, and after just a half hour of conversation with them at their home, covering everything from their meeting, first date, first kiss, wedding and family, we knew we had enough great material for a super montage. Using the interview, hand-coloring the images, recropping just about every one of the 170 or so pictures they insisted on using, we made a 13 minute montage that was over the top. We can't wait to hear what friends and family have to say about it!
The event is being created by the divine Michele Mottola and floral designer extraordinaire, Chad Michael Peters. We'll have both montages up on our site in a week or so, so stay tuned and let me know what you think!

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