Posts tagged Jan O'Donnell
Rachel and Kevin | Haven

Rachel and Kevin, the love in their eyes is breathtaking. Rachel had no doubts her future was meant to be spent with Kevin, from the tears of joy when they laid eyes on each other to Rachel's smile that could light up a room, these two have a bright future with nothing but love for one another. 

Birmingham Wedding Videographers: Main Street Productions | Wedding Planner: Courtney Bell | Photography: Sweet Julep Photography | Floral: Rebekah Fowler Miller and Sarah Norville Peinhardt | Hair & Makeup: The Hair and Makeup Collective | Paper: Empress Stationery | Calligraphy: Kate King | Food: Savoie Catering | Cakes:  Wedding Cakes By Jan (O'Donnell) | Dress: Ivory & White | Reception Venue: Haven

Liz and Chris | Reid Chapel | The Club

So today is December 19, 2015 and it is a pretty special day around here.  Our Director of Awesome, Chris Carr, is getting married to his long-time girlfriend, Amy.  We are so happy for them!  What does this have to do with Liz and Chris' wedding film?  Well even though I asked our Chris not to stay up all night finishing this film, he did.  He wanted Liz to have her wedding film before he took a few days off for his honeymoon.  And he blew it out of the park too!  It's incredible.  That is why we call him our Director of Awesome. 

There is just something about Liz.  As soon as you meet her, you see it, you feel it.  After many years of dating, she and (her) Chris tied the knot late summer on Samford University's campus, at Reid Chapel.  It's gorgeous!  For their wedding reception, they traveled to The Club and had a blast dancing with the band all night, fabulous fireworks, and the cutest interactive father/daughter dance ever!  

Birmingham Wedding Videographer: Chris Carr, Main Street Productions | Wedding Photographer: Ann Wade Photography | Wedding Planner:  M. Elizabeth Weddings & Events | Ceremony Venue: Reid Chapel | Reception Venue: The Club | Florist: HotHouse Design Studio | Wedding Band: Black Jacket, Music Garden | Cakes: Jan O'Donnell | Transportation: Coats Classic Cars and Rare Transportation | Lighting: AG Lighting | Hair & Makeup: Melissa Moore Bogardus, Joyce's Formals | Wedding Dress: Heidi Elnora | Invitations: Annabelle's | Calligrapher: Jan Pruitt | Fireworks: Pyro Productions | Music: The Music Bed

LaShay and LaDarrius | Birmingham Botanical Gardens

On their 7th anniversary, LaShay and LaDarrius were married in the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Mtn. Brook, Alabama.  The two didn't know that when they met as young teenagers that they would end up being husband and wife years later.  What an awesome story!

Wedding Planner: Courtney Wolf, Invision Events | Photographer: Robert Norris Photography|  Ceremony and reception venue: Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Flowers: CeCe Designs | Caterer: Kathy G| Cake artist: Jan O'Donnell| Transportation: | Music: Licensed through Song Freedom

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Angela S. Deaver | Main Street Productions | Birmingham Wedding Videography


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Christina & Phillip | Same Day Edit

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.

Christina & Phillip Same Day Edit from Main Street Productions on Vimeo.

Angela S. Deaver | Main Street Productions | Birmingham Wedding Videos
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"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 

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Jenna + Mark: St. Mark | The Club

WOW. Wow. and wow.  This wedding was definitely something to write home about.  The ceremony was beautiful with a full mass and a beautiful sounding choir that filled the church with melody.  The Club (although very beautiful) had never looked better all thanks to Jill Sampson, with Weddings by Jill and lighting by AG Designs.  


The entire event was under the careful instruction of Alene Gamel with I Do, I Do Weddings.  Alene is a perfectionist and perfection is what Jenna and Mark were given.


 There are so many details that I could talk about.  Pink draping everywhere!  The 7 tiered (or more!)cake by Jan O'Donnell, delicious!  The many food stations.  The fireworks display that was out of this world!  And then an extra treat!  The guests came back in from outside and saw the newly formed cheesecake station!  Perfection, I am telling you. 




And then you have the little details that most people might not see, but mean so much.  My favorite was the vintage broach on Jenna's bouquet.  It was her grandmother's.  What a special way to honor a loved one. 

The band!  Hands down, the BEST!  The Atlanta Show Stoppers.  They were show stoppers!  I love the snapshot photo below of our couple dancing and singing on stage with the band.   Wonder what they are singing?  Never fear, we have the video that goes along with this picture.  They will be able to relive the day over and over!


I know that Greg Hawkins with Studio G captured some beautiful and fun photos!  His assistant for the day was Marsha Perry!  What a great team!

As I look back on my original notes from my meeting with Jenna.  Her vision was to have an inside garden with pinks and greens.  Well, this garden was fit for a queen!