David & Catherine’s Wedding Highlights

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Watch Video on VIMEO HERE

One of the biggest fears of having a beach wedding is always – What if it rains!?!  Catherine and David are one of the luckiest couples ever.  The Thursday before their big day I started to worry about the bad weather coming our way.   Around 3 o’clock I get a call from a calm David asking if we could change our shooting times due to rain.  He was in the process of calling ever vendor and moving their wedding up in the day to miss the storm.  Magically every vendor, including us, easily changed their plans and Catherine and David had a marvelous day complete with a beautiful ceremony on the beach.

David and Catherine are such amazing people and we have had such a great time working with them.  Their wedding was full of so many wonderful touches, mostly hand made with love by Catherine’s Mom.  C & D’s big day was very special and full of love and happiness.  You can just see how much David is in love with Catherine whenever he looks at her. 
Congrats to the lovely couple!  We hope everyone loves their highlights.  I had a hard time fitting all the details in so you may need to watch a few times to see it all :).


Major credit to our amazing Amy for all the lovely footage.

Big thanks to the Vendors that made it all happen:

Ceremony Location – Wrightsville Beach Access #31

Reception Venue – Lumina Hall

Photographer – Charo Donohue

Caterer – Middle of the Island

Florist – Moxie

DJ or Band – Brian Hood – Active DJ Entertainment

Wondering what that Dog Shaped Cake was? Check it out here: Hilarious Cake Cutting

Art & Chelsea – Wedding Highlights at Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island, NC

I dare you to try to find another groom more excited to start the rest of his life with his bride! Art’s vows and heartfelt toast, still resonate with us. Genuine weddings, and great parties like this one, make for great wedding films. Just watch how they interact and speak with each other in the film, and you will see that they were meant for each other. And it’s refreshing to witness weddings like this, because you know, that when life gets hard, they will stick it out, and remember the promise they made this day on Bald Head Island. Thanks so much Art and Chelsea, as well as your families, for inviting Amy to film these precious moments for you guys! Enjoy!

Life Stage Films – Shot and edited by Signature Filmmaker Amy Warkentien

Venue – Bald Head Island Club

Photography: Matt McGraw

DJ – Jay Tatum – Active Entertainment

Minister – Rev. Penelope Morningstar

“The Big Kahuna” & “Delic” & Braedon – Wedding Highlights w/ Super 8mm

Fripp Island, SC

Watch video at VIMEO HERE

It doesn’t get much cooler than having your wedding at sunset on the beautiful SC marshes and coastline where they filmed Forest Gump, G.I. Jane and Prince of Tides! It also doesn’t get much cooler for us to be present not only at a wedding where WE are treated as their friends and family, but to witness a ceremony and celebration that SCREAMS….Love. Everyone was a part of this day for Andy & Paige, (who have nicknames of their own  – see: toasts in film). It was refreshing to see the excitement from everyone, ESPECIALLY in the toasts. Having toasts read and spoken from the heart like you’ll see in this wedding film, are one of the most VALUABLE reasons to get a wedding film. Loved that we captured these fleeting words. We must admit, we had a soft soft for Andy’s son, and one of the best groomsmen we have met, Braedon. Andy’s love for baseball was such a nice personal touch to this wedding. You can see Braedon’s baseball cuff links cut from ACTUAL baseball leather. Awesome.

Our favorite ingredients to this wedding? The band, Groovetown. Quality entertainment and not just music. They make a party happen. We LOVED that Paige wanted to include Super 8mm film into her film. Don’t you feel the nostalgia already setting in?! And working with Jeremie Barlow Photography was such a relief as we were able to bounce creative ideas off each other. You have got to check out Jeremie’s photos and moments she captured on her blog post HERE. Team work for Paige and Andy! Lastly, the sun and the weather helped us create a wedding film for this new family that made colors pop like never before. You can tell we had a “hay-day” with the sunset and fireflies!

Thanks so much Andy & Paige, for including us in your celebration, AND for the INCREDIBLE wine! For those wine lovers out there, Paige and Andy have their own wine and you can visit their winery out in California! Check out Lambert Bridge. Do it! Best red I’ve ever had.

Enjoy the highlights film you kids! :) It was an honor.

– Matt

Photography – Jeremie Barlow

Venue: Fripp Island Resort

Florist: Laura’s Carolina Florist

Band: Groove Town

HUGE props to my friend Evan Vetter (local Wilmington filmmaker) for second shooting this wedding with me.