Meredith + John \ Union League \ Wedding Highlights

Philadelphia Winter Wedding Union League

It took about 30 seconds to know how fun Meredith and John’s wedding was going to be. I learned the bride and maid-of-honor were good friends with my brother in law and we were sharing selfies with the west coast before my camera was even out of the bag.

It was the perfect setup.  Andy Todes was the photographer, Philadelphia was the location and the wedding venue was The Union League.  The Union League is my favorite wedding venue in center city. There are so many terrific backdrops in the vicinity.  City Hall, which had a holiday carnival happening. and some colorful side streets always look great on camera.

We traveled down to South Philly for the ceremony and found the best dinner in the city for even more photos.  John and Meredith were up for anything and never tired, even when it started to pour.

I got a bit of an 80s vibe from the day and so it inspired the edit.  Check out the highlights!

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Jackie + Jess / Jersey City Wedding Videography

Jersey City Wedding Videography: Jacqueline and Jessica got lucky. First, they found each other. There are equal parts fate and luck finding your soulmate.  Also, they got lucky to have chosen a perfect weather day.  Finally, they got lucky to pick a date only 5 days before a venue would need to close for safety reasons.

We’ve shot at Battello before and it’s one of the best venues on the Hudson. The view of Manhattan is incredible.   It’s ballroom and its beautiful natural light is unique in the business.

I don’t know the future of the Battello but Jess and Jackie’s big day was a worthy way to send it off for it’s temporary (hopefully) hiatus.  Charles followed the couple for the day and captured many of their best intimate moments.

I’ll note the vows were probably the best we’ve ever filmed and  I put a little taste in the highlights.  Check them out.

Photographer: Thompson Photography Group

Venue: Battello

DJ: POSH Entertainment

Cake: Mrs. B’s Cakes


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Park Chateau Wedding Highlights – Meryl & Max

Park Chateau Wedding Highlights – Meryl and Max’s wedding was a grand affair.  It was our first trip to the Park Chateau in East Brunswick but it’s an unforgettable location modeled after the chateaus of France.  There are extensive grounds to ensure photographers and videographers have a seemingly limitless number of backdrops available.

Charles Astuto shot their big day and his work never fails to amaze.  We have much more coming from him in the coming days.  Check out Jess and Jackie on our Vimeo page if you’re curious

Enjoy our edit of Meryl and Max’s highlight video and be sure to stop by for more blog entries this week.

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Crane Estate Wedding \ Kelsey & Ed

Crane Estate Wedding:  You would be hard-pressed to find a more elegant venue than The Crane Estate. It’s been in countless movies and television shows and I was told Bill Murray has hung out for weeks at a time somewhere on the property.

Kelsey and Ed’s ceremony was held in Newburyport in Massachusettes.  It’s a great little town where you’re never more than 50 yards from good coffee and a pastry of some sort.

Then the party moved to sea. A camera was lost to the high winds but fortunately, the backup cameras did the job. A drone showed up. Forever Lucky was suspected of course but it was a guest who captured some mighty impressive footage. Unfortunately, drones aren’t allowed on the property but I did use two of the shots sent to us that were the most distant.

We were very excited to be working with Brass Tacks Photography again. We worked with them on another quintessential New England wedding last year. I highly recommend Andrea.  Very easy to work with a great eye.

Kelsey + Ed | Wedding Highlights from Forever Lucky Films on Vimeo.

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Von Trapp Lodge Wedding – Sasha + Richard

Von Trapp Lodge Wedding

Von Trapp Lodge Wedding

Von Trapp Lodge Wedding:  Stowe is the quintessential town to hold your destination wedding. It can welcome big families, there’s plenty to do every day of the year and the backdrop is stunning. The Von Trapp Family Lodge hand handle all three of those requirements.  It’s no wonder Sasha and Richard chose it for their wedding.

Jake capture the wedding and his images are stunning.  The evening concluded with a rap set by none other than the groom himself and it was awesome.  It also seems we’ve dodged a lot of really bad weather days this summer.  It’s been a soggy one, but you’d hardly know by our films.  And be sure to check out our super slow-mo fireworks.

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