Wedding videography played a much bigger role in MaryClare and Chris’ story than just this beautiful film of their special day–in fact, it’s what brought them together in the first place! Cinematographers themselves, they met at a film conference in New Orleans and began working together–as MaryClare so beautifully put it, they “fell in love while telling others’ love stories.” Well, on a gorgeous fall day in Rosemary Beach, Florida, it was their turn to be in front of the camera and experience the moments they had captured for so many others: saying their vows, twirling around during their first dance, and celebrating with their loved ones. Their joy of finally coming to this day is so evident, and I’m sure MaryClare and Chris are thrilled with the way our Blue Ribbon Vendor PenWeddings captured it all!
How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story! We are both wedding cinematographers, and we met at a film conference in New Orleans. We started working together, and our shared passions for all things film, traveling, food, and wine blossomed into a romance. We fell in love while telling others’ love stories!
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? The most Southern aspect of our wedding was the sense of family I think everyone could feel throughout the weekend. I also surprised Chris with a groom’s cake made up of all of his favorite things. He cried when he saw it because it brought back some sweet memories from the start of our relationship! My best girls also participated in the Southern tradition of a cake pull, pulling all New Orleans-themed charm bracelets my mom made herself. Finally, we brought New Orleans with us to our Florida wedding, ending the night with a second line!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Chris and I have trouble picking one moment because it truly was our favorite weekend ever! For me, waiting to walk down the aisle with my dad while looking at Chris and everyone on the beautiful beach below was unforgettable. For both of us, saying our vows to one another and our first dance were two of the BEST moments!
Cinematography: PenWeddings | Photography: Mark Eric Photography and Marroquin Photography | Planning and Design: It’s a Shore Thing | Venue: Rosemary Beach Eastern Green | Florals and Decor: Florals by the Sea | Catering and Rentals: Townsend Catering | Paper Goods: The Little Blue Chair | Calligraphy and Logo: Janice Montoya | Bonfire and Ceremony Musician: Michael Liuzza | Wedding Cake: Cindy Pagragan | Groom’s Cake: Confections on the Coast | Band: Mo’ Sol | Hair: Mindy Norris | Makeup: Make Me Blush | Bride’s Gown: Judd Waddell | Groom’s Suit: Luca Falcone | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
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