Those of you who know us well - (and now for those who are just getting to know us!) know we like to do more than just a wedding film for our couples. When we start with a love story we can begin our wedding adventure with our couples by learning - and telling - the story of their relationship. Then we can meet their most important guests at the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner - capturing toasts and emotional moments, while becoming a comfortable part of the event. We like creating pieces for the wedding, and then covering the whole weekend, too.
After the wedding, our excitement is all about how we will "gift" our couples with fun little teasers of the wedding film to come. Sometimes we'll try out new ideas - sometimes we'll meet to watch hours of footage over cocktails. It all depends on the couple and what they inspire.
Jill and Todd were one of our most fun - and first - of our June couples. Their June 5 wedding at the Wychmere Country Club on the Cape in Harwich - the newest venue of Longwood Events - was warm and fuzzy and picture perfect.
We had the privilege of previously filming their love story at their South End condo in Boston; attending their rehearsal in Harwich and a fabulous rehearsal dinner at the Oyster Bar in Harwichport on The Cape. It was one of those weekends we had so much fun (and ate so well!) we sometimes forgot we were working.
We stayed at a B&B with most of the wedding party, so after seeing everyone at breakfast, we did a quick interview with Todd (the groom) before I headed off to Jill's parents' home to film the girls getting ready, and Jack went off to the church to set up.
Did I mention that everything and everyone was GORGEOUS?? Jill's dress was an original creation of lace and flowers, the flowers were amazing, everyone's hair and makeup looked natural but perfect, and both sets of parents were themselves very much in love.
After the weekend we couldn't wait to watch the footage, and ideas and inspirations were like blessings.
We have to admit we love what we produced. If you haven't seen their projects, we'll include some links below.
We do want to share with you what Jill and Todd said about working with us. When someone really "gets" us and our work, it's so hard to stop smiling!! Thank you !!
"Todd and I have been thrilled with the creativity, professionalism and all around dynamic approach of the GENERATIONS cinemastories team. From the start, Jack and Naomi were entirely focused on extracting our
unique story and telling it in a way that reflected our sensibility and personalities. They seamlessly embedded themselves within our wedding festivities and made everyone they interacted with feel completely comfortable.
We elected to screen our "Love Story" at our rehearsal dinner because we loved it so much. We felt that it set the perfect tone for the ceremony the next day and allowed our distant relatives/friends to really get to know us as a couple. Since then, we have been blown away by our trailer and now...our Poetry in Motion piece. The Poetry in Motion was a little gift that I've kept open on my desktop while at work to remind me of the incredible day that we shared with those closest to us. "