This couple is amazing. Let's start there. They love each other so much and their families and friends could barely contain their emotions on this very special day. After surviving a long distance relationship and multiple moves Lex & Dan knew their relationship was built to last, and the sweetness of knowing their love had been tested just overflowed into every moment of this day.
One thing we've learned this year at Cullen Studio is that what makes a great wedding film (and a very special day) are the moments planned into the day, not just the venue and the decorations. In 2015 this is going to be our biggest priority as we get to know our couples.
Here are some TOP MOMENTS from the day:
1. Lex's Gift
Dan's sister delivered a book of letters Lex had collected from all his loved-ones, then reading him hers. This is one of the best gifts I've ever seen on a wedding day.
2. Father - Daughter First Look
This moment almost always brings tears. I've never seen so many bridesmaids holding tissues to their eyes!
3. Groom and Bride First Look
In the absence of any shade whatsoever on a very HOT Virginia day this one was tough to pull off, but some nice foregrounding from a patch of wildflowers made our footage really beautiful (and also provided a barrier for the couple's privacy)
4. Cute Flower Girls Dancing
Sorry, but cuteness always wins. Get some cute kids at your wedding and let them run wild.
5. THIS LIGHT.
Okay we all know that weather is the one thing that can't be planned for but the timing of this light and this backdrop were simply miraculous. They actually pushed back the wedding by 25 minutes when it started to rain but the light afterwords was... butter.