Kelly & Wyatt – A (Really Awesome) Wedding Film

We’re so excited to post this film tonight.  It’s been a long time coming, but the dream is finally being realized.  Veta and I first got into this business shooting wedding videos.  And while so much has changed in the years between then and now, our love of movies and motion capture has only increased and become more polished.

So what is this film?  Technically, it’s digital and not film.  So what is it?  Let’s start with what it’s not:  This project is not a wedding “video”.  It more closely resembles a film just because it’s a deliberate, pre-visualized effort by a team of creative professionals to make something beautiful through the art of motion capture and edit.  So much planning, experience, and effort went in to the project and that’s mostly why it’s so special to us.  The actual capture process was handled this go around by Josh Branstetter of Jabberpics, Derek Scearce, Juwan Platt, and Keith Bradshaw. The edit was carefully assembled by Rodrigo Zozaya.  Veta and I took care of most of the pre-wedding day management and production of the project.  And I dare say that we can’t wait to get our boots deeper in the mud on the next project.

About the film:  Kelly and Wyatt saw our Singing in the Rain project many months ago and knew that they wanted something out of the box for their wedding day.  We were honored that they chose us for a couple of reasons.  1. Anytime someone trusts you to capture their wedding day visually, it’s a huge compliment.  There’s much at stake and you’d better get things right.  And 2. It’s fair to say that these two are really close to a creative industry themselves and to be chosen by them made us want to excel even more.  As you’ll see in the film, Kelly and Wyatt are irrefutably in love and their vows reflect it.  Crafted straight from their souls, those vows exchanged by these two make the sentimental married folks among us melt back into the nostalgia that was our own first day being joined to our own true loves.

We hope you enjoy watching as much as we do.

Kelly & Wyatt from Azelle Photography on Vimeo.

A Southern Love Story Born in a Summer Shower – The Film Preview

We are quite excited to write about the recent creative/personal project we worked on alongside some of the best vendors and Savannah companies. We wanted to make a short wedding “movie” featuring some of our favorite places and people. The creative project was inspired by the movie, Singing in the Rain. Who doesn’t like Singing in the Rain? It just makes everyone happy.  It puts a smile on our face thinking of the actors dancing, singing, and entertaining. So, when the Morgan Gallo group took this idea to heart, they created the classy atmosphere at one of the most authentic historical venues in Savannah – The Harper Fowlkes House. Vicki Sepielli, Kiwi Fleur, provided sparkling floral decor reminiscent of the rain & sunny air. But, what about the rain? Well, we had to capture a separate scene in the rain with the classic automobile and all at the very versatile and private backdrop of the Mackey House. And what about the cinematography? Well, that could not be possible without collaboration with the talented Jabberpics and ImageryStorm fellows, whom we are honored to now call friends.

Although we cannot share the entire editorial  photographic coverage or the full feature film presentation yet- we would like to give you a taste of what this project was like – there is love, there is sunshine and the rain, a classic car, stunning wardrobes, a very special engagement ring shaped as a tear drop (custom designed by Levy Jewelers, donated for the use during the project by the paper stylist Emily McCarthy of Emma J Design), and… dancing. There are a couple of ballroom dance studios in Savannah, and talented dancers from each (actually owners and instructors) became our actors for the entire piece. If you are looking for your first dance training, Rachael Moore with Salon de Baile and Mack McKenzie with McKenzie’s Professional Ballroom are the professionals to contact!  For the entire list of credits, please scroll to the bottom of this article and remember all who were involved in the creation of this exciting project. Each one of them is a top resource for planning an unforgettable  wedding celebration in Savannah. Whether you need a place to park your celebration, a make-up or a hair artist, ballroom training for the first dance on your wedding day, stunningly arranged florals, a top designer wedding gown, a sweet and beautiful creation of dessert, a comfortable furniture backdrop for your reception, or a ring to actually propose to the love of your life, the listing of the vendors below will not leave you wanting in fulfillment of your dreams for your event.

What inspired us to produce this project? Besides the fact that we are in love with movies and are anxious to create our own storytelling projects with still and moving subjects in them,  our philosophy on working in any industry is that through collaboration of talented professionals, bigger and better things can happen. When you translate that into the wonderful world of weddings, this means that we have an opportunity to showcase Savannah as a highly unique, charming, authentic and sophisticated destination for spectacular celebrations. Savannah provides not only an authentic backdrop for such experiences through its historical relevance and raw natural beauty, but also offers an awesome sampling of services by a great number of talented professionals who are simply an embodiment of Savannah’s reputation for being a Hostess City. Although numerous weddings take place in this city every weekend, we want to raise the national and the international awareness to the fact that  exciting and unforgettable moments will be created for the couples especially here, because Savannah is filled with talent & professionals who truly are passionate about their craft and cherish the opportunities to create something original, exciting, and custom tailored. In other words, talent, innovation, art and professionalism can come together to provide a top-notch experience for the client searching for something distinctive, heartfelt, and real.

So, as you see, it is not Azelle Photography that presents you with this exciting undertaking. This project is brought to you by the  Southern hospitality, talent, and skillful professionalism,  of the entire team involved in creating something exciting and new as a way to show what can be achieved when such professionals work together for a common goal.

Stay tuned in to our blog for the upcoming full-length feature! Until then, here is a teaser of the film and photography from our project.

The Engagement Scene Credits:

Venue – The Mackey House

Wardrobe & Styling - Jenn Reagan Wilson - a special thanks for being with us all day long!

Make-up artist – Jules DeJesus, Dollface by Jules

Hair artist – Chellie, Rob’s on Drayton

The bride to be, Ballroom Dance Instructor – Rachael Moore, Salon de Baile Ballroom Dance Studio

The groom to be, Ballroom Dance Instructor – Mack McKenzie, McKenzie’s Professional Ballroom

Savannah Wedding Photographers – Azelle Photography

Savannah Wedding Cinematography -Jabberpics, ImageryStormAzelle  Photography

Rain - Jabberpics

Engagement Ring – custom designed by Levy Jewelers

Editor – Kevin Ray

Photo and video equipment rentals – Lensrentals.com, Meddin Studios

A special thanks to Mr. Roberson for the use of his lovely 1931 Ford Automobile

Music for this creative project was provided by Songfreedom.com

- Frank Sinatra “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

- Jason Mraz “I’m Yours”

The Ceremony Scene Credits

Venue – The Harper Fowlkes House

Event design – Morgan Gallo Events

Floral design – Kiwi Fleur

LianCarlo Couture Gown  - BleuBelle Bridal Salon

Hair decor - BleuBelle Bridal Salon

Men’s Wardrobe – J. Parker, Ltd

Rentals & lounge furniture  - Classic Party Rentals

Couture Paper Styling – Emma J Design

Jewelry – Happily Ever BorroWED

Wardrobe & Styling – Jenn Reagan Wilson - a special thanks for being with us all day long!

Hair artist – Chellie, Rob’s on Drayton

The bride, Ballroom Dance Instructor – Rachael Moore, Salon de Baile Ballroom Dance Studio

The groom, Ballroom Dance Instructor – Mack McKenzie, McKenzie’s Professional Ballroom

Savannah Wedding Photographers – Azelle Photography

Savannah Wedding Cinematography -Jabberpics, ImageryStorm, Azelle  Photography

Editor – Kevin Ray

Photo and video equipment rentals - Lensrentals.comMeddin Studios

Music for this creative project was provided by Songfreedom.com

- Frank Sinatra “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

- Jason Mraz “I’m Yours”

The Reception Scene Credits:

Venue – The Harper Fowlkes House

Event design – Morgan Gallo Events

Floral design – Kiwi Fleur

Wardrobe – Rent the Runway

Champagne -Lanson Champagne

Chandelier – Koyal Wholesale

Umbrellas – Bella Umbrella Boutique

Cocktails & cupcakes decor – Modern Lola, Dress My Cupcake

Linens – BBJ Linens

Dessert bar – Addy B’s Cakes

Rentals & lounge furniture – Classic Party Rentals

Lighting decor – JLK Events

Couture Paper Styling – Emma J Design

Jewelry – Jewels for HopeHappily Ever BorroWED

Wardrobe & Styling – Jenn Reagan Wilson - a special thanks for being with us all day long!

Make-up artist – Jules DeJesus, Dollface by Jules

Hair artist – Chellie, Rob’s on Drayton

The newlywed bride, Ballroom Dance Instructor – Rachael Moore, Salon de Baile Ballroom Dance Studio

The newlywed groom, Ballroom Dance Instructor – Mack McKenzie, McKenzie’s Professional Ballroom

Savannah Wedding Photographers – Azelle Photography

Savannah Wedding Cinematography -JabberpicsImageryStormAzelle  Photography

Editor – Kevin Ray

Photo and video equipment rentals - Lensrentals.comMeddin Studios

Music for this creative project was provided by Songfreedom.com

- Frank Sinatra “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

- Jason Mraz “I’m Yours”

Savannah Engagement Video – Randi and Ben

Randi and Ben from Jason Bateham on Vimeo.