Photographer: Frank Carnaggio Photography / Wedding Planner: M. Elizabeth Events/ Videography: Mainstreet Productions/ Florist: Flower Buds/ Cake: Sweet Magnolia / Ceremony: South Highland Presbyterian/ Venue: The Club
A beautiful Summer wedding at the Barn at Shady Lane can't be beat. Check out Kaitlyn and Cole's romantic and magical wedding film by Bill. Love it!
Birmingham Wedding Videographer: Bill Wilson, Main Street Productions | Wedding Photographer: Eric and Jamie Photography | Wedding Planner: Something Blue by M. Elizabeth Weddings & Events | Florist: HotHouse Design Studio | Wedding Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane | Wedding Cake: Magnificent Cakes | Catering: Kathy G & Company | Entertainment: Charlez and the Party Factory | Hair & Makeup: Morgan Ashley Salon | Ceremony Sound: JAMM Entertainment | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Music licensed by: The Music Bed
Main Street Productions will become Cinepear in January 2016.
Wedding Planner: Anita Kanellis with AK Brides | Birmingham Wedding Photographer: Michael Ray White | Rehearsal Dinner: John's City Diner | Getting Ready Hotel: The Tutwiler | Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Vulcan Park and Museum, Birmingham, AL | Men's Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear | Wedding Flowers: Lillie Jane's Flowers | Bride's Cake: Barb's Cakes | Catering: Happy Catering | DJ: JAMM Entertainment | Hair and Makeup: Holly with Joyce's Formals | Lighting and Draping: Design Productions | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited | Birmingham Wedding Videographer: Main Street Productions | Music licensed by The Music Bed
There is a new wedding blog in town and we have had a couple of our weddings featured!
This past weekend, photographer Frank Carnaggio was featured with one of his weddings from last summer, for which we were the videographer. Blaire and Rush's wedding was spectacular, filled with lots of details (and the cutest kids ever), pulled together by wedding planner, Meghan Cease of M. Elizabeth Weddings & Events. You can read all about the wedding here.
Then yesterday, one of our all-time favorite brides, Sara Sanderson Franklin and her husband Drew were featured for their wedding at Double Oak Community Church with the reception at The Club. The best part (in our opinion!!!) was that their wedding video highlights were featured too! Read the blog post here.
Photographer: Eternal Reflections Photography / Wedding Planner: Engaging Celebrations / Videography: Main Street Productions/ Rentals: BBJ Linen / Ceremony: Double Oak Community Church / Venue: The Club / Bride’s Gown: The Something Blue Shoppe / Bridesmaids: Bridesmaid’s Inc. / Groom’s Attire: Mr. Burch / Hair: Morgan Ashley Studio Salon / Makeup: Porcelain & Pink / Auto:Vintage Auto Chauffer
We are pretty lucky that we have such great couples at Main Street. They are great and their families are usually great too! But it will take a lot to top this couple. Miss Sara (who knows everyone in the city of Birmingham it seems) and her beau, Drew were married in a romantic ceremony at Double Oak Community Church. With almost 500 guests, it is easy to see the number of people this couple impacted. The Club was the reception location and was flawless as usual.
We were able to work with an outstanding photographer, Alyson with Eternal Reflections by Alyson. She was so much fun and the photos turned out amazing! Check them out here.
We love wedding planners! How could you not?? They keep the day running smoothly and efficiently, they look out for you throughout the day, and they generally make the day better. As much as we love planners, we love planner extraordinaire, Beverly Andrews with Engaging Celebrations! So our course with her in charge the day was almost easy. Almost. Ha! Geoff and Lamar with JAMM Entertainment were both in attendance as DJs for Sara and Drew's reception. They had everyone dancing and having a great time, which makes the footage look so fun!
The only thing that went wrong the whole day was Sara's lipstick kept staining Drew's lips and cheeks!!!
Other vendors involved:
Brides & Bow Ties
Porcelain & Pink and Morgan Ashley Studio Salon
We are so excited to share the highlight film from Sara and Drew's wedding!
Angela S. Deaver | Main Street Productions | Birmingham Wedding Videos
205-669-1421 | 205-612-9574
"It’s a beginning and an ending, it’s glorious and sad, and it’s intimate and public. In your lifetime there will be few milestones that will change the course of your future more than your wedding day. Main Street Productions understands and believes in the emotions of life. We bring these emotions to our art and look forward to presenting you a glimpse into your own past." - John Deaver, Main Street Productions
There is a certain amount of an emotional high that you get from doing same day edits (SDE). It is like sprinting for 12 hours straight and hopefully if all goes as expected, you get the prize - your bride crying because she liked it so much.
SDEs are not something we really advertise that we can do, but when our bride Christina called after watching one at a recent wedding in Ohio, we just had to do it for her. She wanted to be able to give this awesome gift to her groom and their family and friends. And she wanted it to be a surprise.
SDEs are generally a short clip of the entire wedding day. Sure, not everything can be included because of time restraints. But for our bride and groom, we filmed some getting ready (everyone made lovely by the talented team at Joyce's with Melissa Moore Bogardus as the lead), the amazing photo shoot with the couple, the ceremony and a little of the reception (with beautiful flowers by KG Designs). Of course during all of this, the editing had already started. Once the 1st dance was over, that was our cue to start pulling it all together so that when the band took a break and Lamar from Jamm Entertaiment gave us the nod, we would show the wedding guests what we had been up to that day. One of the greatest parts is being able to allow the guests to be a part of the entire day.
It took a lot of planning on every vendor's part. We couldn't have done it without the help of many people. Firstly, Anita Kanellis of AK Brides was Christina's planner. I called her immediately when Christina called me about doing a SDE for her. The day had to be meticulously orchestrated and Anita did a fantastic job.
Christina and Phillip had a very elaborate setup for their reception to say the least. You can see the cake (made by Jan O'Donnell) suspended in a swing in the video below! During the early part of the setup, John had checked with the Ross Bridge tech dept about the projector and screens to make sure the guests would be able to see the video. (Lauren with the hotel was equally wonderful throughout the whole process.) As the night progressed, Andy Tolar with Design Productions saw that a problem was arising between his setup and ours and we got a late night phone call. How wonderful was he to notice a potential problem, call us and then proceed to fix it (all while delaying getting his work completed). Kudos!
A little pre-planning meeting with Frank Carnaggio and Nicole Muras with Carnaggio Photography was necessary for everyone to be able to work toward a common goal. Thanks to them for being so great to work with! And to James Meredith with Birmingham Bridal Carriages for letting us speed past you in order to "get the shot!"
And finally to our team. Chris Carr with Carr Video Productions and Dylan Lard. We could not have accomplised the work of 10 without the help of you both. Thank you for giving up your Saturday to come have some high-stress fun with us. I, Angela, watched my wonderful husband keep calm and focused all day. He knew that shots that he wanted, he knew where they were going to go before they even happened. He created this beautiful masterpiece with 9 minutes to spare AND he made it look easy! I'm the luckiest girl around.