Monica + Vu were married at Vie, and their wedding was a beautiful celebration of two cultures, and two families. Gifting Vu a watch, Monica’s sentiment that they have so much time to look forward to as husband + wife is a beautiful testament to their enduring relationship.
Our day was made even more enjoyable by collaborating with one of our favorite photog teams – Laura + Easton of: LuRey Photography.
Over the past several years we have shared in quite a few Nigerian weddings, including the traditional cultural ceremonies. We are always excited to document the bold colors, gilded details and spirited musical performances that enrich these weddings.
We invite you to share in Omo & Mannie’s wedding, which we filmed over the course of two days in August:
If you are planning a cultural wedding, it’s so important to work with a team of professionals that understands, appreciates and approaches your culture with respect. It may require a bit of research, but in the end, if you’re able to find vendors who are familiar with your culture, your experience and your deliverables will be well worth it.Event Design: LilyVevents Music: DJ Zimo Photography: Jessica Maida Photography Venue One: Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Venue Two: The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor
This Philadelphia Wedding Highlight was especially fun for us to produce because it features one of Anthony’s former co-workers, Ling, and her now-husband, Andrew. We have gotten to know Ling very well over the past several years, and were so excited to be able to film her wedding.
Family & friends traveled from far and wide to attend the celebration, which began in Center City and continued at Pen Ryn Mansion. Per tradition, Pittsburgh-bred Ling made sure the reception at Pen Ryn featured a fantastic cookie assortment.
We would be remiss if we didn’t add that our good friends Steve & Sara Langdon of Langdon Photography were with us all day. We spent the day collaborating (and sharing lenses), which is our favorite way to work. If you haven’t checked out their work, you’re missing out on something special. Plus, they are two of the coolest people we know.Photography: Langdon Photography Venue: Pen Ryn Mansion at The Pen Ryn Estate
One of our favorite things about wedding filmmaking is witnessing various traditions that may be foreign to us. We feel honored that families (and entire communities) not only share their culture and history with us, but also welcome us with such kindness and generosity. It really is a privilege to be asked to document a day filled with such meaning.
Take a sneak peak of Michelle and Jimmy’s Macedonian wedding at the Venetian:
Michelle & Jimmy’s Short Film displays some of the Macedonian traditions we had the good fortune to witness, from the music and dancing at their parents’ homes, to the groom’s shave by sword, to the stuffing of the bride’s shoes. Their bridal party could not have been more helpful to us in explaining the order of events and the meaning behind these traditions.
At the end of the night, it was most noteworthy that this wedding was absolutely enjoyed by everyone involved, and that all in attendance took part in celebrating the love between Michelle & Jimmy.Event Design: Kimberly Paige Events Music: John Budz of Elite Sound Entertainment Photography: Leandro Da Silva Venue: The Venetian