Ever since the Ashford Estate opened, and we started filming there, we still can’t quite get over how beautiful it really is. Any time, any season, its always an absolute marvel to be part of the weddings held there. Here are highlights for 3 different events from Ashford, in the winter, summer and fall
We can't explain how much fun it is to have the honor to work with beautiful couples, and shoot at locations like the breathtaking Bonnet Island Estate. Often couples book us a year in advance, which is a long time for the anticipation of what your wedding day will ultimately be. It is so exciting when that day finally comes, and things work out so perfectly, just like many brides dream of since they were little kids. When we first spoke with Adam and Jaimie, quite some time ago, you could just see and hear the excitement they had for their upcoming wedding. When the day finally came, it was everything we all expected, and more. We were also treated with one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.
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Having been coming down each summer to the family home in LBI from Connecticut, Adam and Deanna had very strong ties to the location where they ultimately decided to get married. From the Lighthouse in Barnegat, NJ, the beaches of Long Beach Island, to the stunning Mallard Island Yacht Club, this day was just a string of beautiful locations on the Jersey Shore. Pair that with a beautiful, fun couple, and the results were really something special.
Late May, 2016, and the weather finally shifted into full summer mode. Spending the day filming Laura and Michael, it was hard to not be taken in by both of their infectious personalties, as well as the wonderful smile they both had all day. The love between these two was so apparent, and it really comes through on film. The temperature was perfect, the sunlight was breathtaking, and the party afterwards was amazing. Filmed at The Park Savoy, St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit, NJ, as well as the Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
The weather was pretty rough the first couple weeks in April, but by the time we got to the 3rd weekend, all that changed. Saturday April 16th was absolutely beautiful. Very mild, with stunning sunlight that lit up the grounds at Mallard Island like a fairy tale. We have had our Drones for a little while now, but this was the first chance we have had to film with them at Mallard Island, and we certainly were not disappointed. Leila had booked us quite some time ago, and we had been communicating back and forth for the better part of a year, just planning and anticipating her and Daniels big day. Its just so gratifying when it all comes together, and the couples have the wedding of their dreams.
Below are 2 videos from the day, the first is the full length trailer, and the second being the same day edit, which was played the night of the wedding to all their guests at the reception. For those unfamiliar with the Same-Day edit, its basically a mini-trailer that we put together in about 2 hours or so, highlighting some of the special parts of the day. Its a nice way to see filmed footage of your wedding day, only hours after it happened in real life.
Had a great time working with Leandro DaSilva Photography, as well as everyone at Mallard. The room looked gorgeous, as you would expect from MDS Floral Designs, along with all the planning that Leila and Dan put into this beautiful event.
Photographer : Leandro DaSilva Photography
Florist : MDS Floral Designs
Brides dress : YSA Makino
Brides shoes : Badgley Mischka
Bride Hair : Nia Sofia Salon
Bridal Party Hair/Makeup : Visgae Hair Studio NYC
Band/DJ : Excel Entertainment
Grooms tuxedo : Vera Wang