The pastor warns during this ceremony that its easy to overlook the significance of the ceremony when you have such a grand celebration planned later in the evening. The real beauty of the day happens in a matter of 15-20 minutes in a church, but those 15-20 are the most important of an entire lifetime. So true. However, I KNOW these two were VERY excited about their reception just around the corner at the Mint Museum in Charlotte. They definitely knew how to celebrate and did it with style surrounded by their family and friends. I actually knew quite a few people at this wedding as I had the privilege of knowing Lindsay in High School! It was so neat to see so many familiar faces. Made my job even more fun!
Lindsay and Mitch attend and chose one of the most beautiful churches in Charlotte, Covenant Presbyterian, near downtown. The elegance of the night continued at the Mint Museum with the Band keeping the crowd going!
Lindsay & Mitch are BIG fans of “The Boss” so let Springsteen serenade you back to their wedding day. Enjoy the highlights film!
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This is just one of those wedding days that we just didn’t want to end. There are a lot of ingredients necessary to make a great wedding film, and this wedding had all the right parts. Even more important however, is the message and inspiration that everyone present at Craig and Angela’s wedding walked away with. I LOVE it when brides and grooms have their own written vows. It makes the love, their decision, and their promise so much more real. So much more honest and intimate. They both had the best vows we have ever heard at a wedding. They both hit the nail on the head. Honest, caring and selfless people like Craig and Angela always have people that surround them with the same qualities. You can hear how connected this group of people is just from the awesome toasts included in the highlights film. We also loved that Craig’s family is 100% Scottish! It was great to have Scottish flare infused into the wedding day, especially with the bagpipe player during the ceremony.
But one thing that really resonated with us at Life Stage with Craig & Angela was the life they live. Both Craig & Angela work in Africa (all over the place!) as humanitarian aid workers. And as you hear Craig’s dad say in the film, it’s not a glamorous life. But they ARE changing the world! Melissa and I lived in Mexico as missionaries for a while before starting the business, and our mission and vision for company is the same as these two. I love that. As you will see, Craig & Angela definitely know how to throw a party,but every guest left that night with a call to action to “Get Involved”. As a photographer, Angela turned photos she took (of amazing people and children that are suffering) into place settings and gifts to everyone so that they could walk away from their wedding at GET INVOLVED in something bigger than their blessed lives in the United States.
The “community” felt at this wedding was how it should be. The celebration was incredible, and the “message” of that day still resonates with us. Thank you so much Craig & Angela for not only inviting us into your lives as your wedding historians, but also as friends. Friends, family and bloggers, DEFINITELY leave a comment here if you enjoyed this glimpse into their wedding day!
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If you are getting married this year in Wilmington, NC or the Cape Fear Region, DO NOT miss this event! We are so excited to be part of Orton Plantations “Secret Garden” weddings and event gathering, in celebration of 100 years of making this region more beautiful. Orton has taken the typical “bridal show” a step further by creating an experience, all while showcasing the best of the best wedding vendors in this area. Orton is also unveiling an incredible new venue for ceremonies and receptions right next to the river and beneath the oak trees. Come on out and see us there. We would LOVE to get to know YOU if you are considering to have Life Stage Films as part of your wedding day. Here’s some details.
LISTEN to us LIVE on Wilmington’s Hit Music Station Z 107.5 talking about the big wedding giveaway!!
WHERE: Orton Plantation Gardens
WHEN: February 28th, 2010 11 AM-4 PM
WHAT: An event to inspire brides and help them make great decisions for their wedding. Meet and greet the area’s top wedding professionals as they reveal the keys and secrets to your dream wedding.
Another AMAZING reason for you to at least attend, we have teamed up with Orton and some of the areas best vendors to GIVE AWAY a FREE Wedding! So you need to come and see us and register in person for this incredible opportunity. Here are the vendors involved in the FREE wedding giveaway.
Orton Plantation Gardens – Chapel wedding and Greenhouse reception
Party Suppliers & Rentals – all rentals
Salt Harbor Designs – design and floral
Millie Holloman Photography – photography
Nicki’s Cakes – wedding cake
Life Stage Films – videography
Active Entertainment – DJ
We look forward to seeing you all at the event!
VIDEO: Created by Life Stage Films, Photos by Millie Holloman, Decor by Salt Harbor, Venue – Orton Plantation, Graphic Design – Brent Holloman