"What nobody else is doing."
That's the answer that Lauren gave when I asked if her wedding had a special theme to it. I wasn't quite sure how to interpret this at first, but as I got to know Lauren and Jeremy over the course of several months, I learned more about their outgoing personalities and their love for hosting great parties. I should have known their wedding day would be a "hit" by the amount of time and effort Lauren and Jeremy put into preparing a small feast of cocktail snacks each time we got together to talk about their day!
Fast forward to June 7, 2014. Neeta and I journeyed out to Lenox, MA and found our way to Tanglewood Music Center. As with most weddings, our day started with preparations of Lauren and Jeremy in their respective rooms at Highwood Manor, one of the several "rehearsal" houses for Tanglewood's elite musicians. Neeta and I took a quick tour of the beautiful grounds, got our cameras ready, and then split up. I made my way up to Lauren's room and found the bride getting ready with her bridesmaids. Neeta headed out to the outdoor ceremony area (already setup with chairs, a chuppah, and flowers) and started getting some great detail shots of the amazing ceremony space with jaw-dropping vistas of the Berkshires in the background!
I then quickly headed over to Jeremy's room where he was busy transcribing his vows on to yellow-striped index cards! "Awesome!" I thought... "this is going to make for a killer pre-wedding story!" His groomsmen were involved in a jovial discussion about different types of metals used in wedding bands, so I grabbed my shotgun microphone to capture some of the great back-and-forth bantering.
I could go on and on about how the perfect late-spring day became a wedding day that will go into our books as one of the classiest weddings we've ever captured. But we think their wedding recap film will do much better justice of telling their story of love, family, and burn-the-floor dance moves! I have to admit... this couple can DANCE!
Special thanks to Douglas Levy for sharing a few of his still images with us (seriously, you MUST check out his work). Doug, we are thrilled to have worked with you once again! A shout out to DJ John Dolan for keeping us informed when he'd be starting each of the events throughout the reception (makes our job SO much easier)! And thanks to Jeanne Spence for the mouth-watering feast for Lauren and Jeremy's guests. We love seeing people who are so dedicated to their craft, and Jeanne and her team were professionals by all definitions.
There's something endearing about the smiles on Lauren and Jeremy's faces. They're genuine smiles... the kind that easily conveys just how happy this couple is to be getting married. And we're so thrilled to have been part of all the fun. Congratulations to Lauren and Jeremy, and thank you so much for letting us capture your story!
Cinematography: True Focus Films
Photography: Douglas Levy Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Tanglewood Music Center
Officiant: Devin Keefe
Classical Guitarist: Adam Levin
Entertainment: John Dolan, CZone Music
Catering: Jeanne Spence, Gourmet Caterers
Soundtrack License: The Music Bed