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Lace Factory Wedding Video | Courtney & John | Deep River, CT

Lace Factory Wedding Video | Courtney & John | Deep River, CT

Lace Factory Wedding Video

What do you get when you combine the industrial vintage vibes of The Lace Factory, the historical charm and awe of the Essex Steam Train, and some incredibly unique touches & details provided by Courtney and the team at Pearl Weddings & Events? An an incredibly personal, and spirit filled wedding day in Deep River, Connecticut. Our first opportunity to film a Lace Factory Wedding Video.

Our day with Courtney & John started in Essex, Connecticut at the Essex Steam Train yard. John and his groomsmen got ready at the train station built in 1892 with the awe-inspiring backdrop of the steam engines. The incredible steam engine took John and most of the wedding guests a few miles down river to The Lace Factory for the ceremony & reception. The Lace Factory, built in the late 1800’s was first a local shipbuilding yard, and then a location where ivory was delivered for local piano factories. Today it stands as an incredibly unique venue for weddings & events, complete with guest spaces, outdoor gardens and an amazing reception area with exposed white brick, gigantic windows and all the charm of an 1800’s era industrial building.

Courtney & John’s ceremony was one we won’t soon forget. With worship music played by some of their closest friends, an incredibly emotional reaction when John saw Courtney for the first time. They also included an intimate feet washing ceremony, and some truly memorable vows that had guests equally laughing and crying throughout. Couple all of these amazing moments with getting to hang out with the incredible vendor team noted below, and it had all of the makings for a truly memorable day. We were honored to be a part of it.

 

 

Videography: New England Creative | Photography:  Elizabeth Grant Photography |  Venue:  The Lace Factory | Planning: Pearl Weddings & Events | DJ: Powerstation Events | Catering: Cloud Nine Catering | Florals: Jakkelyn Iris  | Hair & Makeup: Gallery Salon | Cake: Marketplace Kitchen | Dress Boutique: Everthine Bridal | Dress: Anna Campbell Bridal | Transportation: Essex Steam Train

Four STUNNING Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos | New England Creative

Four STUNNING Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos | New England Creative

Lion Rock Farm Wedding Videos

Here at New England Creative, we’ve captured a lot of incredible wedding stories all around New England. With our roots based here in Connecticut, we’ve gotten to know some of the best (and worst..haha) wedding venues in the state. Without question, if you’re looking for a rustic/farm wedding that’s conveniently located closed to New York City and just a few hours outside of Boston, Lion Rock Farm is definitely a place you need to visit. It’s our favorite farm venue that we’ve found in Connecticut, so it only makes sense that we share all of our lion rock farm wedding videos.

Let’s chat specifics though. First, the location. Sharon, CT sits right on the border of NY and right at the edge of the catskill mountains. From the venue, and the most common ceremony area, you’re met with an incredible view of the Catskills set behind a stunning tree – a view that is really quite unique to CT. CT is generally pretty mountain-less, but not in Sharon. Sharon’s town center is quaint, adorable, and a beautiful sleepy area for your guests to stay. The main town area is lined with cute shops, eateries and all of the New England charm you could ask for. A neighboring town was actually modeled after the Gilmore Girls town of Stars Hollow, CT – the whole NW corner of the state is truly stunning.

The staff at LRF is top notch as well. Friendly, communicative (which is great as a vendor) and always working hard for the bride, groom and their guests. Let’s talk about the incredible catering provided for most of their weddings, care of Hunt & Harvest catering. They’re focused on all local ingredients, and put together some of the most delicious food spreads, harvest boards and service that I’ve seen. This is not a lie, they are my favorite catering company that I’ve worked with in our three years as a company – SO delicious.

For your portraits on the property, you’ve got a lot of variety. From the gorgeous red barn, to the picturesque sweeping fields, on-site gardens, log archways and a unique garden greehouse shed. So many options available within just a short walk from the main ceremony area. We could go on and on about this place, but we’ll leave you to check out four wedding films we’ve shot at Lion Rock farm over the last three years. Each with their own unique touches, styling and stories. If you’re interested in chatting with us to hear more about our wedding videography packages, fill out our inquiry form and give us a shout!

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Crane Estate Wedding Film | Laura & Miles | Ipswich, MA

Crane Estate Wedding Film | Laura & Miles | Ipswich, MA

Crane Estate Wedding Film

Laura & Miles were two of the kindest, warmest souls we had the pleasure of working with this season, and we knew that the day would go off without a hitch thanks to the hardworking & talented ladies at Whim Events. We’d met a lot of other participating vendors earlier in the year at the Boston B List party, the biggest annual Boston wedding vendor party, and had a great time connecting with some of this crew. So when we had the chance to all actually work together for Laura & Miles’ big day, and capture our first Crane Estate wedding film, we knew we were in for an awesome time.

The Crane Estate on Castle Hill dates way back to the 1600’s and sits atop an insanely beautiful outlook on Boston’s north shore. Chock full of history, the property was donated to a land preservation & historic conservation organization in 1945, where it became an outdoor venue for some of the most prolific names in Jazz music including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and David Brubeck before it was designate as a historical landmark in 1998. Through the early 1900’s there were beautiful rose gardens added, terraces and incredible outlooks sitting atop the Atlantic ocean. It’s pretty much a fairytale-like venue straight out of a Disney movie.

From the incredible first look in the rose garden, gorgeous florals arranged throughout the tent and atop a classic car, to the intimate & personal garden ceremony, the intricate details & emotional moments were something we won’t soon forget. We could feel the emotion building throughout the day, and during the prep moments we spent alongside Laura, which all came to a head just before Laura walked down the aisle where she sobbed in joyful anticipation for what was about to happen. Be sure to watch their film below for that moment – it’s definitely on the list for one of the best moments of this year’s wedding season.

Huge thanks to Laura & Miles for having us along to capture the magic of their day, and the extended vendor team noted below for all of the great collaboration, teamwork & memories.

Crane Estate Wedding Video

Planning: Whim Events | Photography: Viera Photographics | Venue: Crane Estate | Band: Speechless Music | Catering: Fireside Catering | Floral Design: Whim Events | Photobooth: The Danger Booth | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Lounge Rentals: Kadeema Rentals | Makeup: Kacie Corbelle | Hair: Jillian Kirylo

Rachel & Jeff | Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding Film | Chittenden, VT

Rachel & Jeff | Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding Film | Chittenden, VT

 

Mountain Top Inn Wedding Film

I’ve gotta say, Rachel & Jeff’s wedding day was a pretty magical experience. Set in the middle of Vermont’s Green Mountains in the quiet town of Chittenden, Vermont; it was apparent their decision to have their wedding day at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort was a true expression of their love for nature, the outdoors and the New England mountains. Unsurprisingly, we love all of these things too, so to say we were excited to capturing our first Mountain Top Inn Wedding Film was an understatement.

We made the drive from the Connecticut with our friend Rachel from Rowanberry + Lavender and her amazing 2nd shooter Sarah. Sharing conversations with friends and admiring the natural beauty of Vermont – it was one of those crisp fall days that you just knew was going to be special as soon as we got in the car. On the way to Chittenden you drive through sleepy Vermont towns, beautiful mountain vistas and quaint little shops that bleed New England charm through and through. It was easy to see why this place and this atmosphere was so important for them to share with their friends and family.

Upon our arrival at the Mountain Top Inn, it immediately became clear to us why this place is one of the most talked about destination mountain venues in New England. The quiet charm, the incredible backdrop of the green mountains from the ceremony location, and the beautiful reception building directly adjacent to an an incredible outdoor patio with blazing fire pits – truly the perfect spot to warm up on an early fall evening. Just the kind of place you’d want to run away to, soak in the orange & red colors of fall, sip on some cider and take a few deep breaths – it was perfect.

It’s difficult to sum up all of our experiences & emotions with Rachel & Jeff from their incredible day, but we’ll keep it short and say that we’re grateful to have had the opportunity to tell their story. From their incredible first look you’ll see in their film, to the amazing vendor team we worked with, to their absolutely incredible and tear inducing selfie review they sent us after they watched their film (watch below) – it’s a day we’ll never forget. These kinds of reactions you’ll see if their selfie review are exactly why we work as hard as we do, and why we love what we do so much. We’re not just capturing an event; we’re capturing the creation of a new family tree and the start of something new, and we’re honored to be doing it. Hey Mountain Top, we’ll see you again this year, and in 2020!

Venue: Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Photography: Rowanberry + Lavender | Floral: Meadow’s Edge Design | DJ: Top Hat Entertainment