Inez & Jonathan – Wedding Highlights

Durham, NC

Loved this wedding. One of the most unique, and culturally diverse weddings we have filmed. It was infused with both African American and Jewish traditions, as well as some emotional exchanges of promises. We just loved it. Not to mention the decor was stellar, thanks to Inez’s amazing vision and Something Borrowed Something Blue – Karen Clark’s incredible talent as an event coordinator/designer. The weather and fall colors couldn’t have been more perfect. Brace yourself for some amazing colors!

We also love it when dad’s try not to cry during toasts. We thought he would, but after Inez’s dad’s toast, where he expresses how proud he is that Jonathan is Inez’s husband, he held it together. It was very touching though. The evening ends with an exciting dance party. We hope we enjoy it. Thanks so much Inez and Jonathan for bringing us into your wedding day. We learned so much from your families, and felt privileged to capture all that joy from your day.

Venue: Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Event Coordinator Designer : Karen Clark – Something Borrowed Something Blue

Photographer: Charo

DJ: Mike Morse

Caterer: Catering Works

Song Produced by William Fitzsimmons – Buy Song Here

Christy & Mike – Wedding Highlights

Greenville, NC

Rain? What rain? This wedding day was perfect and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful setting on Yankee Hall Plantation among the cotton fields. Christy and Mike had a simple, but extremely elegant affair surrounded by friends and family from literally all over the world. I especially liked the way the ceremony was created, with friends singing, church members and friends laying hands on the couple blessing their future together, and of course Rev. Mike’s excitement to marry his “great wife”! (You’ll just have to listen to hear how excited he was to get married.) This was the perfect North Carolina country wedding, and it was some of the best sweet tea I’ve ever had! :)

We had a blast working with Brent and Amanda Holloman of Millie Holloman Photography. Getting to play around the farm equipment and jump around in the cotton fields was a first for us! Thanks Christy and Mike for being so excited to have us as part of your day. We hope the anticipation of seeing your film was worth it. Enjoy and congrats!

Song Produced by Mark Schultz – Buy Song Here

HOPE 127 – Helping Street Children in Kenya

(PLEASE ALLOW VIDEO TO LOAD BEFORE WATCHING if in HD)

I have to admit, wedding cinema wasn’t my first passion. When we started this business, we were living in Mexico as missionaries. We knew we had to return home soon, and wanted some way to make a global impact from home. We started our video business, not because was an expert in it (I wasn’t!). We started the business because we knew how big an impact video has on people. We knew today, video can take a message farther than any person can. It can travel the globe faster than we can. Video is powerful. That of course, translated into our love and passion to creating wedding videos that aren’t horrible to watch. :) But our mission statement for our business has always been to create videos, documentaries, and films that inspire people, cultivate change, and make an impact.

When Port City Community Church asked me to be a part of something big, I jumped on board immediately. Port City Church has had a very unique relationship with Pastor Jackson Mwangi in Nakuru, Kenya. The story of how the relationship started is hilarious, and only a God thing. Through Port City Church’s organization, HOPE 127, the local Wilmington community has a powerful opportunity to sponsor children in Nakuru, Kenya. This allows these young ones to live with a roof over their head, with food, and water. It provides them a solid education, and while allowing them to be children again, brings back their dignity, and self-worth. With the tense situations in Rwanda and Sudan, people flock to Kenya. But with the influx of population, and the HIV aids epidemic, thousands of children end up on the street, most addicted to shoe glue which leads to heavier drugs. I was amazed at what I witnessed on the streets with my camera. In the dump with people who hadn’t been touched in a long time. And I was humbled when I saw how Mama Helen’s Rehabilitation Center, that Port City Church built, positively impacted these children and brought them back to life.

This video/documentary was filmed to tell the story of their dire situation over in Kenya. It serves to also show the sharp contrast of what supporting HOPE 127 and Mama Helen’s Rehabilitation Center means for these precious children. It’s making a difference. I hope the message resonates in you.

HOPE stands for “Helping Other People Everywhere.” The 127 refers to James 1:27—”Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us.”

To find out more visit HOPE127.org