{Carlos & Sarah} Married Just – A Downtown Wilmington Wedding

Wilmington, NC
Filmed by Amy – Edited by Chris
Runtime: 4:26
Song Licensed by The Music Bed
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Things We Loved About this Wedding (in no particular order):

1. The sentimental personalized Vows from by Carlos and Sarah gave us a glimpse into their life.
2. The gorgeous use of the venue. They really made it their own.
3. Sarah’s simple but elegant dress.
4. The strong focus on two families coming together. It was all about family.
5. The hilarious exit complete with sparklers, screaming friends, and ‘Just Married’ signs.



Creativity By:

Venue – 128 South Events & Catering
Photographer – Erin Whittle
Florist – Fiore Fine Flowers
Caterer- 128 South Events & Catering

{Jenny & Joe} A Downtown Celebration

Wilmington, NC
Filmed by Amy – Edited by Kara
Runtime: 4:08
Song Licensed by The Music Bed


Things We LOVED About This Wedding (in no particular order):

1. I know we say this every time but FAMILY!! I loved seeing how close Jenny was with her grandmother and how everyone was so happy and supportive.  Come on we’re all family people here at LSF give us a break.
2. The brilliant decor and design of the reception & cocktail hour. The lanterns were my favorite; they made Bellamy Mansion really sparkle.
3. PIES!!! Instead of Cake J&J had a wide variety of pies for their guest to choose from…YUM.
4  Working with Brent & Amanda Holloman.  See if you can spot Brent being a ninja during the film.
5. The CRAZY streamer throwing exit.  A nice alternative to bubbles and sparklers.
6. Oh and of course, Joe messing up Jenny’s new last name during his toast at the reception :)



Creativity By:

Coordinator - Salt Harbor Designs – Abi Mattis
Ceremony Venue – Mt. Lebanon Chapel
Reception Venue – Bellamy Mansion
Photographer – Amanda & Brent Holloman
Caterer – The Basics
Florist – Salt Harbor Designs
Band – Bibis Ellison

Southern Bride & Groom Magazine – Fall Photo Shoot

Earlier this year Matt was invited to participate in Southern Bride & Groom’s Fall 2012 Magazine Photo Shoot.  He was so honored to get to hang out and work with some of SB&G’s top vendors.

Jenna Olender of SB&G, Erin Mclean of Erin Mclean Events, Cyn Kain of Cyn Kain Photography, Cydney English of The English Garden, Holly Douglas of Beauty & the Bull, and Lisa Verwoerdt of Het Landhuis all chipped in to create a beautiful mock wedding.  But Matt couldn’t help but wonder, why do these talented women love putting so much effort into the little details of wedding days.  What joy do they get out of this over the top attention to detail?

This film shows and explains the importance of the little things directly from the perspective of those people that make them possible on your wedding day.  Listen to Cydney, Cyn, & Erin as they display their work and discuss why the particulars are so important to them.  We hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look into this SB&G photo shoot.

Southern Bride & Groom Magazine – Fall Photo Shoot from Life Stage Films on Vimeo.


Adding to the fun were Becca Jane & Todd, two lovely people you may recognize from our blog earlier this year. Becca Jane & Todd were the models for this photo shoot and did a fantastic job.  Check out their highlights film here.  Featuring the work of Erin McLean.


Thank you to SB&G for including Matt and Life Stage in not only your photo shoot but your Magazine & Select Vendor List as well.
For more on Southern Bride & Groom please visit their website here – and buy a copy of their magazine!