Reel Special

State: Kentucky
Category: Videography

Garnering an incredibly strong showing in the inaugural year of the Pineys, our reader-driven Best of the South Wedding Awards, Reel Special is clearly beloved by Southern couples! With their fun editing style and knack for capturing special moments, we can see why.

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We are Ryan and Brittany Worthen, the owners of Reel Special, and our mission is to capture love in motion. We are passionate about filming life’s most important memories so they can be treasured for a lifetime and generations to come.

Names: Brittany and Ryan Worthen
Where you call home: Lexington, Kentucky
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: We are winners of two LoveStoriesTV Wedding Film Awards and were nominated as a finalist for the Best of the South Awards by Southern Weddings.
Location/Coverage: Kentucky and available for worldwide travel
How we got into weddings: Ryan has been filming weddings since 2004 when a bride took him up on an ad he posted on a college post office bulletin board about filming weddings. His business picked up from there and I joined him later in 2010 after we were married.
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? It would be a very close tie between the sweet tea and cakes covered in buttercream icing. But as sweet as both of those things are, nothing compares to the warm hospitality you’ll find at a Southern wedding.
Favorite part of a wedding day? For me (Brittany), I would say the groom’s face as his bride is walking down the aisle. It’s one of the most precious moments of the entire day. Ryan loves whenever he gets to fly his drone to capture some epic aerial footage, but to be honest, his favorite moment is when the couple is pronounced husband and wife because it’s a moment they will never forget!
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? A wedding video used to be one of the last things considered when budgeting for the big day, but it’s proven to be one of the best ways to remember every part of the day. Our best piece of advice would be to choose a videographer that makes you feel comfortable and will capture your wedding day just the way you’ve always dreamed.
Dream travel destination? Isla Mujeres! It’s our favorite little island in Mexico.
Favorite Southern city? Asheville, Knoxville, Nashville…we love all the villes!
Early bird or night owl? I am an early bird for sure, especially with our new little daughter, but Ryan is a night owl. Don’t even ask me what time he comes to bed!
Favorite pie flavor? Key lime pie, duh!!!
Favorite biscuit topping? I love some good ole’ strawberry jam, but Ryan loves his biscuits covered in gravy.