Alison & Bobby-Your Harmony Makes Us Smile

Alison & Bobby’s Wedding Highlights from Classic Pixels on Vimeo.

On a wedding day, often couples are anxious and nervous about this big day that they have spent a large amount of time, energy and money putting together. So on the wedding day, when a couple is able to relax and be fun and playful with each other, it always makes for great footage. That is part of Alison and Bobby’s personality; they are playful. They are obviously not only in love, but they love to be together. Just watching them together makes you smile. During their reception, Alison and Bobby’s good friend, Carl, spoke of that trait and how watching them together made people believe in love. His words were so personal and touching that as I was watching and listening to that moment unfold, I knew I had to use his words to share their story.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Seelbach Hilton
Caterer: The Seelbach
Wedding Planner: Sha Fox Events
Photographer: Robert Burge Photography
Make Up Artist: Beauty by Bethany
Florist: Nanz & Kraft
Entertainment: Masters of Music
Cake: Mertz Cakes
Photobooth: Funtime Photobooth
Dance Instructor: Let Us Dance

Megan & Jonathan-I Give You My Hand and My Heart and All of My Love with It

Megan & Jon-A Wedding Highlights from Classic Pixels on Vimeo.

I absolutely love it when we come in to a wedding day and both the bride and groom are relaxed and laughing. That means the couple is excited and happy and ready to have some fun. It’s those emtions that really give you a feel for the tone of a wedding day. For Megan and Jonathan, it was laughter and smiles with a few tears of joy all thrown in together. From the moment I met with both of them I knew that they were going to be a blast. I could see from the way they interacted with each other that they were best friends. And who better to marry than your best friend?!
On their wedding day, Jonathan and Megan decided not to see each other before the traditional walk down the aisle. You never really know how you are going to feel when that moment comes. As a couple planning the wedding, you can imagine what it will be like to stand at the front waiting for your bride or as a bride to imagine seeing your groom waiting for you. But there really is no planning for the feelings of that exact moment in time. For some, it can hit you harder than you ever thought possible. It’s that moment that you both have built up and anticipated with excitement and then it arrives; and your emotions just take over. I was so touched by Jonathan’s reaction as Megan was walking up the aisle to join his side. The joy and excitement was just written across his face and it really made me smile. Then with the minister being a close friend and Jonathan and Megan writing their own vows, it was an incredibly personal and intimate ceremony. But with all the touching emotional moments of the ceremony completed, Jonathan and Megan were ready to celebrate with their family and friends at The Gillespie. It was a night that I know they will treasure for a lifetime.

Ceremony: The Henry Clay
Reception: The Gillespie
Caterer: Masterson’s Catering
Photographer: E Motion
Make Up: Chanel at Dillard’s
DJ: Complete Music

Christina & Oliver-I’m Just Really Excited About My Life Going Forward

Christina & Oliver A Wedding Trailer from Classic Pixels on Vimeo.

A wedding is a day of celebration. But the celebration is special because of the family and friends who take the time to celebrate with you. For Christina and Oliver, family and friends came from around the country and from across the pond to share in the celebration of their wedding day. The ceremony was held in the Square in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It was a beautiful background with the massive fountain in the background and the flowers in bloom all around.
One of my favorite parts of a wedding day is toast time. In this time of society, we don’t often have the opportunity to tell those around us how we see them, how they make us feel and how they have impacted our lives. Christina and Oliver had some really amazingly touching and funny toasts given in their honor that I know they are greatly loved my those around them. Some of the reactions we captured were priceless! And to top it off, both Christina and Oliver got up to say some very heartfelt words of gratitude to their family and friends.

Ceremony: Bowling Green Square
Reception: 440 Main Restaurant and Bar
Band: John Crosby and The Rescue Blues
Caterer: 440 Main Restaurant and Bar
Flowers: Deemers Florist

Anna & Shannon-Love with Selfish Joy and with Selfless Generosity

When you imagine a real Kentucky wedding, I don’t think it could get any more perfect than Anna and Shannon’s wedding. We started the day off at their farm where Anna was going to get ready. One of the things I really enjoyed about Anna is her expressive personality. She is so full of life and just a lot of fun to be around. At different times during the day, she had me giggling behind my camera with some of the things she said. And when you see the two of them together, you can just see that they are so perfectly matched for each other. All day long, it was smiles and laughter with a few tears of joy. Anna and Shannon chose to celebrate their marriage at Pisgah Presbyterian. This quaint little church looks like it is straight out of the story books; it brings you back to a time long gone and yet you can plainly see it has been lovingly cared for. The minister’s words to Anna and Shannon were so powerful and fitting to their personalities that I knew when I was filming that they would play an important role in this film.
The reception at Keeneland was definitely an event to remember. The room looked absolutely amazing; Jacki, Jaimison and their crew really went all out. Between the martini luge, the bourbon tasting, the photo booth and the band, everyone was having a great time all night long. I don’t think anyone was ready for the night to end. Yet, even Anna and Shannon’s exit was an event. As they drove off, fireworks lined the drive way for an impressive ending to an impressive wedding day.

Ceremony: Pisgah Presbyterian
Reception: Keeneland
Planner: Jacki Allen
Photographer: Kortnee Kate
Make Up Artist: Beauty by Bethany
Flowers: Stuart Hurt
Caterer: Turf Catering
Cake: Martine’s Pastries
Band: Peace, Love & Happiness
Transportation: Gold Shield
Fireworks: W.A.Loeffler Enterprises

Amanda & Steven-A Louisville Wedding at The Seelbach

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One of my favorite things about filming weddings is watching the the way that the bride and groom interact with each other throughout the day. Preparation and planning for a wedding day builds up so much anticipation and excitement. Steven and Amanda really let this excitement show through all day. They are both genuinely fun loving and happy people; even more so on this day that they had been waiting on for quite a while. Because Steven is in the military, they had to conduct a long term relationship. Amanda was in Kentucky while Steven was in Texas. The promises they made were even sweeter because it meant that their long separation was over. The church they selected for their ceremony, Third Lutheran Church, was quite intimate and really made for a personal experience for their guests. When the ceremony was finished, the bridal party along with Amanda and Steven, hopped a trolley to downtown Louisville for some photos on the way to the amazing reception in the Grand Ballroom at the historic Seelbach Hilton.

As I was putting Steven and Amanda’s story together, I couldn’t stop smiling. There was so much amazing footage and so many little stories that happened throughout the day, it was hard to select what parts to tell. But I loved that in almost every clip I have of them, they are smiling and laughing and just truly enjoying their day and enjoying each other. It warms my heart when you see a couple and you can just tell that they are perfectly matched for one another. When you see the happiness that comes from simply being together, it makes me so happy for them to have found something so special.

Ceremony: Third Lutheran Church
Reception: The Seelbach
Photography: Fusion Photography
Caterer: The Seelbach
Flowers: Millenium Events
Makeup: Artistry HD

Noel & Kelly-A Proposal Story

I’m so excited to finally get to share this film! Usually, the proposal is a story that you tell verbally, people ask about it and you can tell them the story as you remember it. But when you are in that moment, there are so many things that happen, it’s hard to really take it all in. Noel realized this when he contacted us back in March of this year. He had a very intricate plan to propose to his girlfriend, Kelly, and he knew that he wanted this event filmed so that this one special moment could be shared with family and friends. Noel told me that as a young kid, he had concocted this amazing idea of how he planned to propose. As he was dating Kelly, he would often tell her, “Someday, I’m going to make miracles happen for you.”

Our journey through this process with Noel was so entertaining; I thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course, the whole event hinged on keeping Kelly completely clueless. So, Noel and I had to be very cautious about how and when we spoke to each other. Noel knew that he wanted to ask Kelly at Jazzy Blu in downtown Louisville. This was the club where Noel and Kelly had shared their first date. He didn’t want to make it obvious to her that something was up and he knew that if he made a date out of it, she would figure it out. So Noel enlisted the help of his parents. Kelly thought they were going out to dinner with his parents that evening, so as they were heading out the door to meet them, Noel’s dad called to say they were running late. Since they were already heading out, Noel suggested the idea of heading to Jazzy Blu for a drink to kill time until they could meet for dinner. The plan was perfectly laid out.

Upon arriving at Jazzy Blu, Mogul magazine had it set up to “look” like they were having an event there. Noel and Kelly were escorted to their table and shortly after, they were invited up to dance. You can watch the film to see what happens next, but it was amazing! Noel really created an unforgettable moment for her that is going to be hard to top. It’s such an awesome story, you just have to see it for yourself. Oh, and make sure you watch it through then end; Noel has quite a special talent;)

A special thanks to:
Venue: Jazzy Blu
Models: Mogul Magazine
The Ring: Ashley with Davis Jewelers
Studio space: Studio E Photography

Kari & Michael-A Louisville Wedding at The Olmsted

Kari & Michael Wedding Highlights from Classic Pixels on Vimeo.

There is so much about a wedding day that happens before the ceremony. It’s the anticipation, the preparation, the joy and the excitement. Kari and Michael’s pre wedding events included all of these with a big helping of fun as well. Michael’s brother had suggested that before an intense evening of dancing, they should go out and pamper themselves with a Mani-pedi party. Seeing seven guys in a row all having their toes scrubbed and rubbed and painted was one of the most entertaining things we’ve seen in a while. And the guys were thoroughly enjoying themselves. At the same time, the girls were having a blast with hair and makeup onsite while they were getting themselves primped to perfection. Once Kari was ready, everyone piled into the trolley for the trip down to The Cathedral of the Assumption for a very touching ceremony. The look on Kari and Michael’s face as she was walking down the aisle shows just how much she and Michael had been looking forward to their wedding day. Instead of having a traditional guest book at The Olmsted, Kari and Michael had quilt squares set out for guests to sign. They are going to have these squares sewn together as a wedding blanket; such a unique idea! With a popcorn station, photo booth and kids corner complete with arts and crafts and video games, the reception was really planned so their guests would have an amazing time.

Guys Getting Ready: The Seelbach
Ceremony: The Cathedral of the Assumption
Reception: The Olmsted
Caterer: Masterson’s Catering

Alix & Jeff-A Louisville Wedding at Mellwood Arts Center

If you are a foodie, you would be totally into this wedding. Alix and Jeff chose celebrate their wedding at The Mellwood Arts Center. A beautiful tent was erected and the courtyard was transformed into an amazingly beautiful setting by Fleur de Lis Events. As the guests arrived to the wedding, there were all kinds of yummy treats to nibble on, courtesy of Cake Flour. Alix walked in on the arm of her father to a full house; it was packed and the guests were excited to watch as Jeff and Alix exchanged their vows. At the reception, there were so many things to keep the guests entertained, there was not a dull moment. While everyone was enjoying their dinner, Fluer di Lis and GoGetIt Events transformed the courtyard into a dessert lovers paradise. There were cake pops, custom bourbon candies, adorable jugs of strawberry, chocolate and vanilla milk with custom donuts. And if all that sugar wasn’t enough to excite you, the Comfy Cow was there to provide root beer floats. And to top off a night of fun and dancing, White Castles were delivered later in the evening for the guests who needed to fulfill that craving;) It was a wedding that will not soon be forgotten and you can see that Alix and Jeff are surrounded by so many people in their lives that were there to help them celebrate the start of their new life together.

Venue: Mellwood Arts Center
Photographer: Redtree Photography
Flowers/Decor: Fleur de Lis Events
Caterer: Wiltshire Pantry
Cake: The Dessert Company
Pastries: Cake Flour
Root Beer Floats: Comfy Cow
Entertainment: PZP Entertainment
PhotoBooth: Curtain Call
Wedding Planner: GoGetIt Events

Micah and Matt-A Louisville Wedding at The Olmsted

Now for something a little different from our last few films. If you don’t at least have a smile on your face when you finish watch Micah and Matt’s highlights film, you may need to have your funny bone checked. I can honestly say that the hardest part of filming with Matt and Micah all day was holding the camera still because Dennis and I were both laughing so hard! I think that anyone could see that these two people are perfectly suited for each other. When we arrived at The Olmsted, Micah was getting ready and I happened to catch her telling the Bucket of Chicken story. As the day progressed on, it was funny to see how many times chicken presented itself into the conversation. But I digress.

Micah had given me a heads up about her and Matt’s outgoing personalities and we thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their day. Not only were Micah and Matt fun and a little crazy; their friends and family were the same. We had to be on our toes because there was always someone doing something that we needed to capture. Once the ceremony was finished, all the guests moved into the dining room where Micah’s Uncle Robert gave a very touching blessing over the bread before dinner. Rather than having a huge wedding cake, Micah and Matt chose to have a small wedding cake; complete with His and Hers Yeti cake toppers. After they cut their cake, smaller cakes were taken to every table to share. And there were LOTS of flavors available. I thought this was such a personal touch because guests were passing the cake around and interacting with each other while they were sharing their desserts.

Micah and Matt’s first dance started out like any other but they had to add their own personal spin on it and make it lots of fun. You can catch a glimpse of Matt as he twirls around Micah on the dance floor. The guests loved it! They had selected V Groove to provide the entertainment for their wedding reception. If you have never heard this band, THEY ARE AMAZING!! They had everyone out dancing all night long and they sounded great! I couldn’t help but be impressed when it was time for the Horah. The lead singer told me he’d only learned the words the night before; they’d never performed it before. If you would have been there, you would have never know that V Groove was pulling a first. If Matt and Micah’s wedding day is an indication, 2012 is going to be a blast!

Ceremony/Reception: The Olmsted
Decor: Just Outrageous Events
Photographer: Stewart Hunter Photography
Band/Entertainment: V Groove
Song: “Best Days” Aaron and Andrew
Music Licensed through The Music Bed

The Magical Magic Man of Magic-It’s a Family Thing




This post is a little different from our usual stuff. I usually only post about our wonderful wedding couples. However, today I had the great pleasure of attending a screening at the JB Speed Art Museum and I couldn’t wait to share it! We have two wonderful boys, ages 12 and 4. The 4 year old is still figuring out what he really likes; although he definitely has a thing for garbage trucks and vacuum cleaners, don’t ask. But the 12 year old, Nikalus, is becoming more of his own person every day. Most kids at 12 are into sports and video games. While Nikalus plays his fair share of Wii (I embarrass myself when I try to race him on MarioKart), he has 2 activities that he is really passionate about: Flying airplanes and making movies. We have not pushed the film making idea onto him at all, but he loves it. His friends come over and in about 3 hours they have shot and edited a 10 minute movie about Nerf Guns (12 year old humor, of course). He loves anything to do with making movies. In fact, he regularly asks if we want his help when we film weddings. He doesn’t quite understand why it’s unprofessional to bring a 12 year old along as an assistant at a wedding:)

So to keep this passion burning bright, for the second year, we enrolled him in the Stop Motion Animation Summer Camp offered at the JB Speed Art Museum. Nikalus had a blast. Today was the last day of camp so they have a screening in the auditorium at the Speed Museum. The educators and museum security were kind enough to allow us to bring in one of our cameras to film the screening (cameras typically aren’t allowed in the museum). We will get a final DVD copy of his movie, but we didn’t want to wait 3 weeks to show this off. We couldn’t be any more proud of Nikalus and what he accomplished this year!

We hope you enjoy!

*Keep in mind this is a “pirated” copy, so the audio is a little rough because it’s straight from the shotgun mic on the camera)