“Wedding Day” – A Rap…About Us…Seriously.

Filmed in Wilmington, NC

Watch HD Version on VIMEO HERE

Did that groom just give his “Wedding Video” a shout out in his vows? Grandma lifted her walker above her head on dancefloor!? Rude uncle with camera gets in the way? Oh yes, just a typical “Wedding Day” for Life Stage Films. Well, not really. See for yourself, and get to know everyone here at Life Stage Films that makes your wedding film a reflection of YOU!

Having a connection and falling in love with our unique wedding films is one thing, but if you don’t have a sense of “who” we are (quirkiness and all), then you still can’t make the best decision on whether we are the perfect fit for your wedding. This video, (ahem, rap video) is simply…US. We hope we make you smile and ultimately make you relate to us in some way. That’s how we create the truly genuine films our past couples have come to love. :)
If you can watch this whole thing without smiling or laughing, then we would love to refer you to a videographer without a sense of humor. :)

Enjoy, and it’s ok if you have the song stuck in your head all day!

P.S. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…if you liked this little film then go and LIKE US on our Facebook Page! And tell your friends to also!




GROOM: Ben Mabry
BRIDE: Lindsey Holmes
GROOMSMEN: James Connolley, Parrish Stikeleather, Ben Bowman
BRIDESMAIDS: Lauren Smith, Caitlyn Rosander, Kalee Asselin
UNCLE RAY: Randy Black
GRANDMA: Betty Stone
MINISTER: Jason Armond


EVAN VETTER CREATIVE (www.evanvetter.com)

DIRECTOR/DP: Joey Connolley
WRITERS: Ben Mabry, Evan Vetter
EDITOR/GRIP: Parrish Stikeleather
AUDIO MIXING: Jason Andre (www.jasonandre.com)
GRIPS: Jordan Reeves, Chris Coker, J. Paul Trogdon


VENUE: Brooklyn Arts Center
CATERING: Milner’s Cafe
FLORIST: Moxie Floral Design Studio
TABLES & CHAIRS: Rent•a•tent
CAKE: Hot Pink Cake Stand
VIOLINIST: Maura Kropke
DECOR: A Tent Event
DJ: Jason Tatum (Active Dj Entertainment)
EQUIPMENT: The Lighthouse Film Company

Jason Armond Photography
Indigo Silver Studios
Hanover Stables
Kevin Connolley, Chris Davis, Myke Holmes
Tim Aughinbaugh, Jon Duplessis, Tom Tinney
The City of Wilmington

AND…All of Our Amazing Extras (including some great local wedding pros listed below! We love you guys!)

Matt McGraw Photography
Ray Baca photography
Lisa Brown (Bella Rose Photography)
Blueberry Fusion
Justin Pearson Photography
{Kre-8-ive} Bee Photography
Amy McConnell ( 1of 13 Photography)
Treece Photography
Island Creek Photography
Tyler & Heather w/ Evolution Salon and Spa
Coach Reggie Shropshire

What’s Up Our Sleeve? (Audio Teaser)

Matt, Kara, Zach, Amy, Ryan, Chris, Casey = The Life Stage Films team.

And WE have something monumental up our sleeves that will be revealed to you in a few short weeks. We hope it coencides with our brand spanking new website, but we can’t promise you that. :)

This video being created right now, will make you laugh, and may make you cry. But it’s not ready yet. So you’ll have to wait. In the meantime, check out some audio from the video and peruse through a few of the still shots we captured from the “mock wedding” we set up last weekend with over 80 “extras”. We couldn’t have done it with out the incredible help and sacrifice of some of Wilmington’s most talented wedding pros, which we will reveal the identity of when the video launches. Stay tuned on the blog AND our facebook page!

AUDIO SAMPLE of the video

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Why Invest in a “Highlights Film” of Your Wedding?

One of our most popular “enhancements” to our final product is the “Highlights” film. It’s a 4-5 minute vignette/trailer/montage of all the emotional and heartfelt moments of your wedding day created for the sole purpose of being easily shared and easily enjoyed. We know not everyone wants one, that’s why it’s not included with our full feature film when you reserve us. But the great part of having one is that you receive it WAY before the feature film is edited, and you can share it instantly online via facebook/blog/twitter so even friends and family that weren’t able to attend your wedding can be swept away by the beauty and emotions of that day. And who doesn’t want to show off the best day of their life?! See for yourself below how awesome it is to share this 5 minute film with your most important loved ones.

See Joie’s Highlights Film HERE

Joie's facebook love