Personal connections are a critical piece of what drives our films. Check out some of our recent posts below, and get to know some of the incredible couples we’ve had the pleasure of working with here at New England Creative.
We met Kristy & Lou in February of 2017 after we paired up with some amazing vendors for a valentine’s day dream engagement session. They were our lucky winners, selected completely at random; winning a whole afternoon of freezing cold hang-time time with us, Allure Traveling Beauty, A Creative Focus Photography, My Little Ladies Farm & Design Co, Hana Floral and Ivy’s Catering. An incredible day, and our very first engagement shoot giveaway.
What I didn’t expect, was getting the opportunity to meet and connect with such kind & gracious people like Kristy & Lou. We spent the afternoon capturing their story, snacking on some incredible bites provided by the team, hugging horses and generally having a really good time on the grounds of My Little Ladies Farm. When the day was over, we hoped this wouldn’t be the end of our time spent with Kristy & Lou, so when they reached out a few weeks after the engagement shoot and excitedly asked us to shoot their wedding, we were stoked!
The Wedding Day
Kristy & Lou were married on the gorgeous, and expansive grounds of the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Connecticut. One of these venues where it was honestly difficult to pick a few gorgeous locations for their film, because there were countless to choose from. From the attentive staff, to the fresh pasta bar (yassss), dry-ice first dance and gorgeous decor, it was quite the experience. Working alongside the talented Marc Douglas was an effortless, and absolute pleasure.
Not all of us can make dancing on a cloud look so damn good, but Kristy & Lou made it happen (just watch the video). I’m honored to have met these two, and while our initial meeting back in Febuary 2017 may have been chosen at random, I’d like to believe it was some version of fate that lead these two into our path, and for that I’m grateful.
“My husband and I booked Matt from NEC to do our wedding as sort of a last minute vendor- we had been planning to use a few GoPros to capture our vows and toasts and DIY a video…I saw one of Matt’s videos pop up in a local wedding FB group and was immediately drawn in….Halfway through our honeymoon trip we got to watch our completed wedding video, totally amazed that Matt had already finished it. It was amazing and we have watched it about 5,000 times since. All our family and friends have raved to us about it and how it captured our day so well. I am so, so, so grateful that we decided to get a video. We will definitely treasure this video forever.”
Speechless. These are just a few of the words Maria left for us in her incredible review. I know a lot of vendors say this, and it becomes sort of a cliche statement, but we really do work with the best couples around! We realize our style and story-telling approach is a bit different than some of our competitors, but we like to think our films draw in a unique type of couple. Folks looking for something a bit more personal, emotional and engaging than your standard wedding film; something you can’t quite explain or put your finger on, but something you can feel. So to hear Maria say that our work “immediately drew her in” makes us happy people. It’s what we strive to do.
Maria & Zack were married on a chilly fall day at Lion Rock Farm in the northwestern most corner of Connecticut – an amazingly beautiful part of the state that I admittedly had never visited. Quaint apple orchards, farm-stands, and crunchy leaves lined the rolling hills of Sharon Connecticut. You see, my wife (and therefore I) watched a lot of Gilmore Girls in 2017, and if there were ever a town that embodied the fictional setting of Stars Hollow; Sharon Connecticut is it. A stunning spot for a wedding venue.
Maria, an elementary school teacher, and Zack, a warm-hearted plumber met in high school and grew up by each other’s sides. I was moved by father Francis’ description of Zack & Maria during the ceremony, telling stories of how these two would drop whatever they were doing to help those in need in the community. Kind, self-less people, well deserving of such an incredible day.
We had a blast working alongside the Texas native husband & wife team from Feather & Twine Photography, bonding over tales of glorious Texas BBQ, and adventures on Lake Travis in Austin (Fun Fact: We lived in Texas for 6 years before moving back to the cold north). Some incredible food from the talented crew at Hunt & Harvest was a definite highlight, alongside the gorgeous backdrop & decor supplied by the Lion Rock team made for an all-around unforgettable wedding day.
We’re super excited to share Kim & James’ Butternut Farm wedding film.Kim & James are special people. I realized this quickly when during our first consultation via Skype they revealed their best-kept secret speakeasy/grub spot in Hudson, Massachusetts. It sounded so intriguing, I literally took my wife there on a date the following week, and had the best time. I’ve returned many times, and continue to tell the story how a couple I shot a wedding film for, told me to enter an inconspicuous ice cream shop, flick a light-switch in the back corner of the room, where suddenly a secret door opens into a room where incredible food, drink, and mystery combine for an unforgettable experience. Thanks guys!
On September 3rd 2017, through rainy/hazy weather, Kim & James were married on the gorgeous grounds of Butternut Farm Golf Club in Stow, MA where we had another great time shooting alongside Nicole Lopez Photography, who we worked with for Courtney & Justin’s wedding just over a year ago. While the weather cooperated for most of the day, things got a bit “exciting” (as their officiant would say) during the ceremony – check out the video, it’s pretty incredible. As if to apologize for her minor outburst, mother nature showed us some love during golden hour which resulted in some dreamy sunset footage of these two awesome people. The evening went on with some incredible dance vibes put out by Adam and the team at Party Excitement Entertainment.
We couldn’t have been more honored to be a part of their special day, and will forever be grateful to these two for being early believers in our company. Huge thanks to the great folks at Butternut Farms who posted Kim & James film over on their wedding gallery page for all to see. We hope to see you guys again very soon!
~A Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding Film~
In February of this year we had an amazing opportunity to collaborate with some awesome vendors out of the southeastern Connecticut area on a valentines day engagement shoot giveaway. Us, Blue Lane Events, A Creative Focus Photography, Hana Floral, Ivy’s Homeade and Allure Traveling Beauty got together at the beautiful grounds of My Little Ladies Farm & Design Co to collaborate and spend a chilly afternoon capturing Kristy & Lou’s story. The results were pretty incredible.
We’re firm believers in fate around here, and it was during this engagement shoot giveaway that we met the awesome ladies of Blue Lane Events. As we were wrapping up an amazing day of collaboration, Kaitlin reached out and asked if we’d be interested in capturing her brother Matt’s wedding in August. We were all-in.
Fast forward six months, and we end up back in southeastern CT shooting Laura & Matt’s wedding with nearly all the same folks we had such a blast with in the engagement shoot giveaway. Between the incredible words of officiant Victoria Burdick, the great food provided by Ivy’s Homeade, and the incredible dance moves by Laura & Matt’s family & friends; this was one for the books!
Be sure to check out their feature film below, and stick around for the incredible dance moves towards the end. Oh yeah, and check out their film over on the Saltwater Farm Website. We’re stoked to have our film featured front and center on their main gallery page! We hope to be back soon!
Floral Design & Planning: Blue Lane Events | Photography: A Creative Focus Photography | Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard | Officiant: Victoria Burdick | DJ: Power Posse Productions | Catering: Ivy’s Simply Homeade | Hair: Home Salon & Spa | Makeup: Emily Rae Biletzke