We've already blogged about this wedding when we finished editing the photos, but this is a little bit different, and I think it really speaks to the power of filmmaking. While photos can be amazing and look great in a wedding album that a family will have forever, a film has the power to evoke different emotions. This particular film turned out rather differently than I (Adam) had planned.
On the day of Chelsea and Andy's wedding, we started shooting as normal and we were given an amazing venue in Vesuvius Vineyards to work with. Not only that, but they did an incredible job of putting together all sorts of great details for their guests to enjoy. But all of that stuff just lives on the surface. As the day went on and we started to understand the dynamics of the families involved and how important different things were to Chelsea and Andy, a different story came through. Chelsea's sister's toast is one of the most sincere speeches we've seen given at a wedding. She spoke of the transformation she saw in Chelsea after she met Andy and then of Andy's dedication to be part of their family, even taking a night-shift when their grandfather was in the hospital. These moments are what is great about film. The sincerity and emotion in her speech gives me the chills everytime I hear it and it completely changed the type of film I wanted to make, because as much fun as lots of details are at a wedding, they are far from the most important aspect of that day.
We are honored to have been a part of this wedding and are incredibly humbled that families continue to let us in and tell their stories.
Music licensed via The Music Bed: "Baby Tomorrow" by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors