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Charlottesville, VA Wedding // Megan & Sonny’s Same Day Edit // Good, Better, Best // One Couple, Two Weddings

When Megan and Sonny began dating, they spent a great deal of time in Northern Virginia going to different vineyards and enjoying the wine country of the East Coast. Because this place meant so much to them, they decided to host both of their weddings there!

Their weekend started in Afton, VA at Veritas Vineyard with a wine tasting welcome for their family and friends. The beautiful hills and mountain tops of Virginia set the perfect scene for the weekend. We had a great time shooting some beautiful shots of the couple with Scott and Melissa from Hopkins Studios in Savannah, GA.

The weekend continued to Keswick Vineyard for their first wedding ceremony and celebration of the weekend.  Sonny’s Indian heritage came through in the Barat, Ceremony and traditional wedding performance by his sister.

The following day, they had a second wedding ceremony and reception at the picturesque Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards where the sun gleamed through the clouds that lingered all weekend for some amazing moments during the creative session. The Christian ceremony was officiated by Megan’s step father and allowed the guests to enjoy a bit of Meg’s culture. We could not have asked or dreamed of a more beautiful landscape of vineyards and rolling hills in the background, epic!

Both Receptions concluded with Boston Sound and Lighting providing awesome entertainment. Each night the dancefloor was packed. On Saturday’s wedding Deejay Yogz caved and played 5 “one last song’s” but after a while the guests started chanting, “one more wedding” instead. The night ended with a romantic and fun sparkler exit for the newlyweds and continued to Ten in Charlottesville for an after party with more entertainment from BSL.

It was such an honor to be part of the wedding pros that participated in this amazing gathering of supportive and warm family and friends from all over the globe.  Sonny and Meg could have chosen anyone and we were very honored to have been entrusted with their wedding film!  Enjoy their Same Day Edit!

“Life in Color” by One Republic licensed by www.SongFreedom.com

Wedding Pros:
Cinema: www.ArtisticWeddingFilms.com
Filmmakers: Mike, Neal and Crystal
Editor: Crystal

Entertainment (DJ & Dholi Player): www.BostonSoundAndLight.com
Crew: Deejay Yogz, Dipesh & Ravi

Photography: www.HopkinsStudios.com
The awesome Scott and Melissa Hopkins

Wedding Planning: www.WorkingBrides.com
Trisha & Pooja

Venues:
Welcome Reception: www.VeritasWines.com
Bride & Groom Preparations: Charlottesville Omni // www.OmniHotels.com 
Indian Wedding Ceremony & Reception: www.KeswickVineyards.com
Christian Wedding Ceremony & Reception: www.PippinHillFarm.com/weddings
Post Wedding: www.KingFamilyVineyards.com/Polo

Rosecliff Newport Wedding // Ali & Billy’s Wedding Film // “You and I Against the World”

Event Filmmakers: Mike, Crystal, Neal
Editor: Neal

“This Love” by Tyrone Wells licensed from www.SongFreedom.com

Ali & Billy’s wedding was the quintessential Newport, RI wedding.  They held their nuptials and reception at the historic Rosecliff Mansion on Bellevue Ave in Newport.  The details at this wedding were epic and we had such a great time shooting this amazing couple’s wedding day.  From their first look to the energetic reception, there was no lack of action and details to capture.  These are the weddings that make us happy to shoot!

Thank you to the couple for having us at their wedding and thank to all the amazing professionals for their collaboration!  Keeping the couple first in vision and execution is our goal!

Here is her review: Wedding Wire Review

Preparation & First Look:
Hotel Viking

Ceremony & Reception:
Rosecliff Mansion

Catering:
Plantation Catering – Event Specialist: Amanda

Florist:
Sayles Livingston

Band:
Sultans of Swing

Fort Adam’s Wedding Newport, RI // Julie & Mike’s Highlights Film // Newport Wedding

Cinematography: www.ArtisticWeddingFilms.com // 508.863.2541

Event Filmmakers: Mike & Neal
Editor: Neal

“Fire & Rain” licensed by www.SongFreedom.com
“Just Dance” by Lady Gaga licensed by www.SongFreedom.com

Julie and Mike’s wedding day took place in lovely Newport, RI.  We’ve known Julie because she works in the special events industry and runs the special events at the New York Yacht Club.  We are so happy to have been able to capture their wedding day on such an amazing day in September.  All day Julie and Mike could not have been a more perfect couple to shoot and spend the day with!

Having shot many weddings in Newport we were so glad to be shooting prep at the Pelham Court Hotel, The Newport Harbor Hotel, Ochre Court for formals and then amazing Fort Adams for the Ceremony and Reception.  The Sugar Babies did a fantastic job of keeping the party upbeat and fun!  We had the pleasure of working with great professionals:

Bride & Groom Accommodations:
Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina
www.NewportHotel.com
www.PelhamCourtHotel.com

Venue:
Fort Adams
www.FortAdams.org
90 Fort Adams Dr, Newport, RI

Day of Coordination: Christine of www.ExquisiteEventsDesign.com
Photography: www.BrianWedge.com
Entertainment: www.SugarBabiesInc.com
Florist: www.SaylesLivingstonFlowers.com
Decor: Kelli of www.ExquisiteEventsDesign.com

What is the value of a Wedding Film?

What is the value of a Wedding Film?
 

We are always asked about the value of our wedding films and we thought what better way to answer that question than by having one of our recent couples answer it for us! Holly and Lance had their wedding at Castle Hill Inn in Newport and when they came in to watch the premiere of their film at our Newport studio we asked them a few questions and here were their responses.

Thank you to Peter Silvia of Peter Silvia Photography for introducing us to such an amazing couple! www.PeterSilviaPhotography.com

Queens Wedding Music Video // Nicole {+} Reed // “You’re My Everything” // NYC Destination Wedding Film

What can we say, we produced a music video for Nicole and Reed.  ‘Nuff said!

A little about the couple, this song was their first dance song and custom written by Race featuring One-R and Produced by: Nouveau Rich.  We had such a blast shooting the entire weekend with them starting with time-lapses of New York City.  Their rehearsal dinner was hosted at LaFonda Del Sol located at 200 Park Ave. and we took Nicole + Reed for a little stroll through Grand Central Station for a quick romantic shoot.  Everyone thought they were celebrities, and who could say otherwise?

The nuptials and festivities continued the next day at Studio Square, in Long Island City, and again the details did not disappoint!  Beautiful decor and ambiance was perfectly co-ordinated by the Studio Square Staff and Preeti of Preeti Exlusive Creations.  She was so amazing to work with!  We were honored to be a part of their amazing weekend and very fortunate to work with some amazing professionals on this wedding.  DJ Marley Marl spun an amazing party and ended off the night with a bang!

Cinematography: Neal, Crystal and Mike
Editor: Crystal

Event Coordination & Florals: Preeti Vasudeva
Preeti Exclusive Creations

Photography: Waseem Ghattas
Waseem Photography

Entertainment: Bud Maltin
Bud Maltin Metropolitan Music

DJ: Marley Marl
DJ Marley Marl

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Drew Emmert
Studio Square Event Space – S Hospitality Group

Block Island Destination Wedding // Michael & Michele

The Katherine-May Homestead house in Block Island, RI has been a part of Michael’s family for 85 years. Not only did he spend all of his summers there as a child, but his parents, his Aunt & Uncle, and his brother were all married there. He and Michele decided they would carry on the tradition and celebrate their wedding day on Block Island as well. They shared their vows in front of their family and friends and their dog, Hugo on the cliff. They stood underneath an Arbor that the boys made out of driftwood from the beach, the day before. The celebration continued with an evening of great food and dancing and an incredible sunset.

“Home” by Phillip Phillips licensed by www.SongFreedom.com
“All This Time” by One Republic licensed by www.SongFreedom.com
“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO licensed by www.SongFreedom.com

Cinematography: www.ArtisticWeddingFilms.com
Filmmakers: Crystal & Chris
Editor: Crystal

Photography: Cregg Annarino / www.itakeyourphotos.com
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: www.Weddingistas.com
Florist: www.LaBellaRose.com
Tent Decor: Ryan Designs / www.ryan-designs.com
DJ: Mark Scortino/ www.IslandWeddingDJ.com

Here is their reaction to the film:

Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI // Newport Weddings

Another one of our favorite venues to work is Castle Hill Inn.  This is a little demo showcasing it’s beautiful location and amazing views.  We’ve had a number of weddings there this year and with so many beautiful days of amazing weather, we couldn’t resist putting together a great video showcase the property and all they have to offer.  Enjoy!

AWF is Honored with 4 VISTA Awards in 2014!

2013 was a great year for Artistic Wedding Films.  We were very privileged to work on so many amazing projects and having great projects inspires us to be creative.  That creativity turns into great work which in turn we were honored with 4 more VISTA Awards this year!

A many thanks to the entire Artistic Team: Crystal, Neal, Chris, Myles & George for their support and hard work throughout the year!

The two Platinum awards (above), were for Holly and Lance and Pooja & Rob’s films:

We are a Style Me Pretty, Little BlackBook Member again, honored!

The Best Wedding Vendors - The Little Black Book
We Love Style Me Pretty and are honored to be an exclusive member of their Little Black Book in 2014!

Newport Indian Wedding Film // Pooja and Rob’s #AMAZINGNEWPORTWEDDING

Pooja & Robert’s epic Belle Mer Indian Wedding!  Here is the Highlights Film and what an amazing wedding celebration it was.  Taking place over 3 days, as most Indian weddings do, their wedding culminated at the beautiful Belle Mer Island House in Newport, RI.  Both the bride and groom got ready at the Hyatt Regency Newport, where they performed their first look at the lighthouse and then proceeded to the days festivities and ended up in the Belle Mer’s Main Salon for their reception.

Rob made is entrance to the baraat on a boat, very cool!  The ceremony was held at the Island House were Shobha provided the amazing Mandap!

Pooja and Rob were so extremely sweet to work with and our day could have not goon smoother!  We also had the pleasure of working with some amazing professionals on this day and they are listed bellow.

Event Filmmakers: Mike, Crystal & Neal
Editor: Crystal
Entertainment: Deejay Yogz & his crew, www.BostonSoundandLight.com
Photography: www.SymbolPhoto.com
Indian Decor: Shobha Shastry, www.alankardecors.com
Floral Designs: Christina Chandler, www.Studio539Flowers.com
Makeup: Shreni Patel, www.ShreniPatel.com

“Moments Like This” by The Afters licensed from www.SongFreedom.com
“Night of Our Lives” by Allegra licensed from www.SongFreedom.com

Pooja and Rob sent us this very sweet thank you note: