December 24, 2012

I have a very special Christmas Eve treat for you today! The talented team of Michael Justin Films carefully crafted this elaborate proposal and of course it was all caught on film… make sure you have some tissues handy… this is unbelievable.

Congratulations Natalie and Ryan!

From the Bride… ”Once my heart stopped racing and the tears passed, I honestly could not wipe the smile off my face and am grateful that the film (and Michael Justin) captured that moment at the end. I used to joke with Ryan saying “the one thing I ask is please don’t propose to me when I am in my pajamas”, but I would have NEVER expected this! He took care of it all – my hair, my dress, my accessories – and I had no idea. He is a really romantic guy, so it wasn’t completely crazy that he was sending me on this cute journey, but when I read the word “forever” in the letter at the boutique, Dagny and Barstow, I began to realize what was going on. Even then, I still had no idea I was being filmed until the iPad video in the car. I have never felt as loved as I did that day. I am so incredibly lucky for the amazing man who planned an incredible journey ending with the proposal of my dreams. I am blessed that our families and friends were not only part of it, but there to celebrate with us. So many brides spend the hours after their engagement on the phone with loved ones – I had nothing left to do but enjoy the moment with the people I would have been been calling. It was more than I ever imagined. Our wedding is set for August 2013 and plans are slowly coming together. Ryan and I made a promise the morning after this film to enjoy the wedding planning process as much as possible and it is our plan to stick to that – to enjoy this time of our lives. I am looking forward to continuing the celebration with all of our friends and family members, the ones who you see in the film and the ones you don’t, and putting our own unique touches on the wedding details.” – Natalie

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To read more about the creative team behind this film and all that it took to make this amazing day happen (including all the hidden camera angles!) visit Michael Justin Films.

November 15, 2012

I’m thrilled to share a very special wedding highlight film with you today, by one of my favorite’s Michael Justin Films. His films are so touching and heartfelt that I literally feel as if I was there… and he has me reaching for the tissues every time. This film is extra special though… this is his little sisters wedding…

What was your favorite part of your wedding day? It’s a tie between two moments!  Walking down the aisle was very emotional and meaningful for me. While the church was filled with people, we could only see each other. I felt so connected to him at that moment, it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. I hope I never forget how it felt to see him for the very first time that day. My second favorite part of the day was our entrance into the reception. As we walked in, all of our guests were already dancing and packed on the dance floor. As we walked in we were literally surrounded by all of our favorite people, clapping and cheering for us. It was such an adrenaline rush- it reminded us of how blessed we are to have so many people who love and support us.  It also set the mood for what turned out to be an amazing party…

What is your advice to brides currently in the planning process? Decide the vision you have for your wedding, the mood you want to create, the style, the feeling you want to convey to your guests BEFORE you start shopping for venues, dresses, invitations, flowers etc. There are so many choices for EVERYTHING that it can be overwhelming and very difficult to make decisions during the planning process (I remember seeing hundred of invitations and floral arrangements- and I loved them ALL!!). If you spend the time in the beginning of your planning process to create the overall theme and mood for your big day, it will save you lots of time and stress in the end! – Alyssa

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EVENT CREDITS // venue: The New York Palace Hotel // church: Church of St Monica’s // florist: Diana Gould // photographer: Trent Bailey // dress: Alvina Valenta // bridal shop: Bridal Reflections NYC // Hair & Makeup: Maria Licari // Band: Hank Lane – The Mike Herman Band // videography: Michael Justin Films

August 2, 2012

“This wedding was a special one for me – Ronny and Denise are good friends of mine. I met Ronny back at Boston College where we both attended and then later became roommates when we lived in San Diego. Denise was a waitress at one of our favorite local PB bars. Fast forward four years and here I was, capturing their wedding day. It meant a lot to me to be asked to film one of the most important days of their lives and I hope we did their day justice. May they have a long life of love and always remain best friends.” – Michael Justin Films

Videography: Michael Justin Films // Venue: Carlyle on the Green

February 11, 2012

{happy valentines day weekend} what are your plans? I will be relaxing on beautiful Catalina Island for a few days celebrating my birthday as well as Valentines Day… the only thing that could make my trip better would be some of these adorable mini-doughnuts by my favorite Dough-a-Deer! Make sure to stop by Monday and Tuesday for an extra special Valentine treat!

Valentine Mini-Doughnuts! Dough a Deer!Pin

{images courtesy of Dough-a-Deer}

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Just in case you missed any of our fantastic posts this week, here they are:

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February 6, 2012

I love wedding highlight films! Especially this one from one of my favorite cinematographers Michael Justin Films. The Bride, Viviana – planned and coordinated their whole event… and she did a fantastic job! All the details are exquisite and together created such a glamorous day! From the inside of her beautiful shoes to the special wedding sparkler exit… you will definitely enjoy this film!

To see the rest of the beautiful images from Tim + Viviana’s special day click {here}

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{event credits} cinematographer: Michael Justin Films // Photographer: Andres Valenzuela Photography // Venue: Falkirk Estate & Country Club, Central Valley, NY // Wedding Planner/Designer: the Bride! Bella Luna Event & Design // DJ-Band: Jimmy Dee Entertainment // Wedding Dress Maker: La Sposa Fanal dress & Enzoani belt // Bridesmaides Dresses: Enzoani // Groom’s Attire: Mens Warehouse

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