{Courtney & Kevin} The Quintessential Wilmington Wedding

Wilmington, NC
Filmed by Matt. Edited by Kara
Runtime 7:10

“If you find a girl that allows you to purchase an in-home Karaoke unit and sing Lil Wayne at 3 am on a regular basis…you marry her.” – Gram

At LSF we have seen countless Wilmington weddings but no couple has taken advantage of Wilmington as much as Courtney & Kevin.  As a lover of Wilmington I was very happy when I saw their risky itinerary.  They started the day in historic downtown Wilmington at separate inns (Greystone Inn & The Tarrymore Hotel) then after a first look took private trolleys to Airlie Gardens to the Mt. Lebanon Chapel.  The Mt. Lebanon Chapel is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the area and added a lot of extra charm to C&K’s wedding day.  From Airlie they traveled back to Downtown ILM and enjoyed the crowded boardwalk.

At this point on their itinerary I was confused why there was such a big gap but then when I saw the footage I realized how genius that gap was.  Now this may shock you but Courtney & Kevin actually took time to enjoy their post ceremony excitement.  Courtney said it best when during the photoshoot she shouted “I feel so amazing right now”  It was so refreshing to see and hear their newlywed joy.  I was so happy they got to actually enjoy their wedding day and be present in the moment instead of pushing through the days events.  They even stopped to relax with a beer before meeting up with all their friends at an outdoor cocktail hour.

The night was complete with special guest DJ and friend of the bride, Questlove.  During the reception Courtney shared that Questlove had been one of her biggest supporters pre-engagemnet with Kevin.  After C&K finally got engaged He promised that he would DJ their wedding…and he did!  Giving C&K the most thoughtful final touch to a truly personalized wedding day.  Overall, C&K found the perfect balance of a Modern & Classic southern wedding and created their own day that they will remember forever.  I really don’t think their wedding could have been more perfect.

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Thank you for letting us be a part of your day Courtney & Kevin.

Creativity By:

Song- “Perfect Day” by Holley Maher
Ceremony Venue- Airlie Gardens – Mt. Lebanon Chapel
Reception Venue- 128 SouthEvents
Ceremony Coordinator- Penelope Morningstar
Photographer- Millie Holloman Photographer – Rachel Barker
Florist- Salt Harbor Designs
DJ- Active DJ Entertainment – Jay Tatum


{Ashley & Greg} Upbeat wedding in Goldsboro, NC

Goldsboro, NC
Shot by Matt Edited by Kara
Runtime 4:27

“We Belong” by FM Pilots 

What can I say about this wedding besides LOVE.

Love this wedding, Love this couple, everything about this wedding exudes love.  Ashley & Greg are such a wonderful couple and they are so blessed to have a family that supports them wholeheartedly.  I had a hard time making their highlights film because there were so many routes I could take to tell their story.  I knew though that whatever story I told it had to be upbeat and happy to do Ashley & Greg’s wedding day justice.     It was such a joy to make this highlights film for them and I am happy to share it with you all.  So, CONGRATS Ashley & Greg!! We wish you all the best in your marriage.


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Creativity by:

Ceremony Location- St Paul United Methodist Church
Reception Venue- Walnut Creek Country Club
Photographer- Dara Blakeley
DJ- East Coast Entertainment
Florist- Cheryl’s Floral Designs


Laurels from Mrs. M

This past weekend we were blessed to film Mary Craig ‘s marriage to Richard. Today we received kind words from Jeannie, Mary Craig’s mother. We truly appreciate her graciousness. She wrote:

    We had such fun at Mary Craig’s wedding and so many folks have complimented us on the photographer and the videographer.  We were very pleased with your wonderful and easy-going manner and how professional and fun you were!  It’s always nice to know that the important days of our lives will be available for watching and laughing and loving together long after the days are past.  I know Mary Craig and Rich will LOVE every minute of “reliving” their fun and fabulous weekend.  It was a pleasure dealing with all of you, and we look forward to the finished product!!!!
Thanks again,


Thank you, Jeannie, for your sweet words. We are honored to have been included in such a beautiful day.
~ The Life Stage Family