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Up Up and Away….

Up Up and Away was exactly what Stella envisioned her little bundle of joy’s room to look like. It was a new adventure that her husband, Matthew and she would embark on and she visualized the way her little one would one day soar and create his or her own adventure in this world. Stella and Matthew came to Kensington with visions of clouds, balloons and extreme happiness. As first time parents, they wanted to be surprised by the baby’s gender and the hot air balloon theme was perfect for such a lovely occasion.

Touring locations in the Chicago-land area, Stella’s mom, Mrs. T, felt that the Evanston Golf Club was impeccable. The Terrace room with a wall of windows overlooking the lush greens was picturesque and a backdrop that would enhance the Up Up and Away theme. Guests would arrive and at the top of the stairs on their cobble stone lined walk a 5ft tall hot air balloon filled with hundreds of flowers grabbed the attention of guests giving them a glimpse of what was to come. Custom place cards were made with 3D cutouts that were set atop blue pearl paper to emulate the sensation of floating. Cloud clumps were on the ground along with at the escort table for everyone to feel they were about to set off onto an adventure.

Through beautiful glass French doors into the rustic bar guests were enticed with spring cocktails that danced on the tasted buds but all seemed to want to round the corner to see the magic that awaited. At the entrance of the terrace room gasps were heard when each guest took in the room. Hanging clouds from beams, 3ft hot air balloons on each table and a sweet faux cloud wall with faux grass for guests to take photos and simply enjoy.

A cloud cake with animal and hot air balloon cake topper sat in one corner with wisdom cards for guest to fill and take time to decide whether they thought the baby would be a boy or girl. Thumb prints of each guest were put on a board and their names written to later determine who the winner was. Each guest received custom cookies of onesies and hot air balloons that matched the cake to perfection. The colorful linens were all various colors from the gorgeous invitations and livened up the room to dazzle everyone’s eyes.

The day was filled with joy and happiness that the couple were overwhelmed with the generosity shown to them and their unborn child. New memories were created and memories that will be shared explaining the amount of love that rose from each heart and truly showered this blessed family of soon to be three.

PROUD TO HAVE THIS SHOWER FEATURED ON POPSUGAR , PARTIES, and Parties 365!!!

Planner: Kensington Events

Photographer: Anamaria Vieriu Photography 

Venue: Evanston Golf Club

Floral & Decor: Kensington Events

Stationery: Flyy Design Creative

Paper Goods: Devilish DesignZ

Cake: Chicago Sweet Connections

Cake Topper: Sugar Patch Cakes

Cookies: Orland Park Bakery

Linens: Windy City Linen 

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Perfect Spring Flowers for Easter

Excited about Easter?

We are definitely thrilled and simply love all the spring flower options in bloom! From tulips, lilies, hyacinths, snap dragons, daisies, billy buttons and more..these holiday centerpieces have no limit and are truly beautiful! What are you favorite flower combinations?

 

While adding warmth, radiance and family cheer to your celebration, mix these aromatic blooms for gentle perfumes that fill the air.

Not only are these spring flowers gorgeous and wonderfully fragrant but they carry great symbolism as well. White lilies represent the Resurrection and are a proper representation of the occasion. Tulips are messengers of love and passion while daises are said to express innocence and loyalty.

 

Need a beautiful centerpiece for your at home celebration? We have you covered! Order here  !

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Vintage Glamour

The Victorian Era brought with it a romantic love that was the principal necessity for marriage and courtship. It was such an integral part of the “wooing” process, that it became a sort of art form for the upper classes trying to win over the lady of their dreams. With the presence of chaperones, hand written love letters, and dreamy lace, we delve into the modern take of  this lovely era in Vintage Glamour.

Dreaming up Vintage Glamour was a breeze once entering the Dole Mansion. The historic landmark was developed on the vast 1000 acres of land in 1860 which surround Crystal Lake. Featuring the romantic Italianate style craftsmanship throughout the magnificent mansion, one can only dream of all the secrets this beautiful backdrop has acquired over the last 158 years. The upstairs private family rooms which overlook the grounds and the lake, have kept their intricate allure creating the perfect setting for any bride, says Planner Victoria Thanoukos of Kensington Florals & Events. Capturing the essence of the time period while injecting hints of glamour was important throughout the day.

Vintage tributes with touches of old Hollywood were created by Golden Bridal Design that shown through in the gorgeous makeup applique and voluminous styled hair with an antique hair brooch.  A custom Juliet cap cathedral veil by Sew Bridal was over 9ft long and had the most beautiful and delicately hand sown lace detailing both at the crown and the tail.  A gorgeous full lace covered bodice dress from Dame Couture provided the perfect overall fancifully romantic effect illustrating the mood of the day. Elegant custom vintage jewelry was designed and provided by Calla Couture Jewelers taking this glamour vintage look to new heights!

A divine, antiqued blue cake by Amy Beck Cake Designs, was decorated with a simple wrap-around of handcrafted sugar-floral matching the lush urn floral pieces created by Kensington Floral Events to exemplify the old-world ambiance carried throughout the day. Striking flowers placed in the bridal bouquet by Blooming Events fashioned this over the top look perfectly tying in each element beautifully. 

 

When new meets old-fashioned, proper bridesmaid dresses are the seamless touch in adding that perfect pop of color and whimsy. Carrying various shades of blue, each bridesmaid made an entrance in her lovely dress by Bridesmaids Social dazzling on lookers and tying in the hues from the lovely floral blue hued stationery custom designed by Emery Ann Designs, the cake and accents of the day.

Gracefully captured by the talented Jillian Plaminek of Truly Sublime Photography, we all had a dreamy time designing Vintage Glamour at the picturesque Dole Mansion.

Vendors:

Planning & Stylist: Kensington Events 
Photographer: Truly Sublime Photography
Venue: Dole Mansion
Hair/Makeup: Golden Bridal Designs
Cake: www.amybeckcakedesign.com
Floral: Blooming Events by Ana Vicol and Kensington Events
Bridal Gown: Dame Couture 
Bridal Dress: Sew Bridal Designs
Bridesmaid Dress:  Bridesmaids Social
Stationery: Emery Ann Design
Jewelry/Accessories: Calla Couture Jewelers 

Bride: Kendall Lauren
Bridesmaids: Angie Kniss, Brittney Hourigan, Jessica Dziadkowiec

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Dear Boho Bride …. We LOVE You

It takes a unique person to embody the Bohemian flair and carry the exceptional style throughout the elements of their wedding. Many brides don’t know where to start or if they are doing “too much” or “too little” and then end up scraping their idea all together for a look that doesn’t really fit them and doesn’t capture the love the couple has for each other.

Well, we wanted to tell you “STOP”… Stop throwing your dreams away and BEGIN looking and what will work best for your special day! Remember…..it’s in the details and all these details are too yummy not to share!

We simply love this Bohemian Style with an Eastern Flair and we are thrilled to share it with all of you 🙂

This look was created to show every Boho Bride the ways you can incorporate Macramé, lace, minimalistic pieces, the unconventional ideals, your mom’s 1970’s throw pillows, lanterns, and lovely color (subtle and bold) into a gorgeous wedding look that is authentic to you, feels perfect and dazzles your guests!

First: Location Location Location!!!

Your venue should fit you. It should fit the vibe and ambiance of the wedding day that you would like to achieve. Too many of our couples have booked a hall simply because it was close by or because they were offered a special deal and then end up regretting it and feeling as if they are stuffing a “square peg” idea into a “round hole” setting.

Galleria Marchetti gave use the perfect backdrop! Stone on ¾ of the walls and floors, exposed brick as a central focal point with real ivy growing throughout, and multiple Moroccan/Tuscany inspired tiled mosaics scattered in the glassed encased room as well as the outdoor adjacent terrace.

BINGO! This was brilliant! And our perfect Boho Venue!

Once the ambiance is picked it’s down to the best colors to really create the feel, warmth, and energy of the day. We always build from our primary bold colors and layer in our more subtle complimentary colors. This will also help with what colors you would like to carry throughout each component of your overall look (i.e. bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen suits/tuxedos, linens, paper goods, cake, etc.) So many ways to bring in your favorite colors!

Our Primary Colors:

Our Secondary Colors:

Properly working with your colors calls for a bit of planning and we say start with your tablescape and vision board. Cut out pictures with colors of pieces that you love! A teal/aloe blue cake, teal bridesmaid dresses, gold accent pieces, pale peachy flowers, etc. That way you can start to play around with the look and feel over everything. Then start narrowing down what speaks to you the most. What do you get most excited about when you see it and work from there?

For this specific look, a more toned down, warm color palette allowed the beautiful boho/eastern inspired pieces to play center stage.

We began where we always begin …..Linen! Start from the bottom and work your way up. The warm colors of the metropolitan table linen from Windy City Linen

The metropolitan table linen from Windy City Linens

Hints of Gold Sown through each of the table linens

     

Antique Gold, Pale Peach and Sage Napkins were used to pop color over the ornate chargers.

Simple pops of color add warmth and energy to this gorgeous design. Your love is simply showcased in all the details!

The cake is something that was extremely important as it was not only a focal point to the entire day but it also brought in the shades of teal and aloe blue with a beautiful macramé accent which encompassed the boho vibe. So scrumptious and dreamy to look at! Amy Beck hit it out of the park with this stunning design!

    

    

Gorgeous hues of teal and aloe blue spread throughout the cake and complimented by eggplant, green, and creamy whites. Simply beautiful artistry!

What is a boho style in a bridal dress? This questions is difficult as every boho bride has her own way of showcasing her style and take on the term. But we would say, lite, airy, whimsical, lacey, a little mermaid tail but not a 10ft train. Something that is either loose or clings a bit to the body to show off a bit of a curve. It’s up to you on how “Boho” you plan on making your day.

Once we saw this at Eva’s International Bridal …..we simply couldn’t get our eyes off this semi-mermaid, lace detailed, curve hugging dress!

    

 

    

Pave, minimilastic floral design captures the whimsical nature of this couple. Taking antique photo frames and building a pave design within them using vintage roses (crème de la crème, faith, quick sand, cool water, sweet Eskimo, lemonade, amnesia, and earl grey) and hints of lisantus and fruits made this design and understated yet sweet look that enraptures guests at each table. Able to easily converse while admiring the details is appreciated and admired by all who attend. A custom macrame, hooped bridal bouquet perfectly tied in the cake and entire theme in its simplistic design.

      

Custom jeweled menu cards were topped with ivory macaroons with a simple brush of dusted gold.  Gilded elephants, with place name settings, were provided at each setting as they are said to bring luck, strength, and stability by many Eastern cultures.

Traditional jewelry and accessory pieces were used in non-traditional fashion to accentuate our Eastern Flair. Soft pink makeup was used to represent Jaipur and simplified to epitomize the entire look of the day. Modest curls and half fishtail that trailed down, emulated the buttons on the back of the dress, was topped with a marque double diamond.

                 

A blue tuxedo suit was perfect to tie in all blue accents for the day, from vintage jewelry to the cake!

 

 

Proud to have this original featured on Chicago Style Weddings:

Credits: Venue: Galleria Marchetti, Photography: Michelle Cox Photography & Kimberly Rensburg Photography, Floral, Décor & Styling: Kensington Floral & Events, Cake & Sweets: Amy Beck Cake Design, Bride’s Gown: Evas Bridal InternationalFormalwear: Emanuele Tuxedo Hair & Makeup: MAS Makeup Artistry, Videography: Diesel Beats TVStationery: Flyy Design Creative,  Jewelry & Accessories: Calla Couture JewelersLinens: Windy City Linens 

 

 

Anemones for daaayyysss…..

Anemones are such a lovely addition to any bouquet!

Which variety would you like in your bouquet? Classic white or a pop of gorgeous color?

Trust Kensington to bring your vision to life with custom floral designs for your special day! Whether its anemones, calla lilies, thistle, roses, tulips and more, we arrange the most breathtaking bouquets and floral decor for all of our clients! Happy Blooming ….

We look forward to working with you soon!  Call: 847-675-3789 or TEXT: 847-892-6125

Creative Partners:
Group 1: Photography By Lauryn
Group 2: Anamaria Vieriu Photography
Group 3: Katie Ricard Photography

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Rock YOUR Wedding!

Rock your wedding with Kensington!

See why we are one of the most sought after planning and floral design firms in the Chicago-land area!

Proud to have Spring Elegance featured in Aisle Society, Chicago Style Weddings & ChiTheWed!

Budding flowers and sweet fragrances fill the air as everything seems to awaken from its winter slumber. At the center of our shoot was one of the most spoken of dresses around the world that embodies the essence of dreams and love. The sheer detail of this dress and its incredible jeweled crown would make any bride feel like royalty and it captured the spirit of the day so perfectly. To compliment the stunning dress, we wanted an over the top wedding cake that was fit for such an occasion. This five layer, gorgeously elegant cake decorated with hundreds of handmade varying flowers and playful ruffles brought the room to life and dazzled all that gazed upon it.

Our setting was none other than the beautiful Pavilion at Galleria Marchetti. A gorgeous white backdrop with lovely lush linens, lined with spectacularly modern chandeliers and completed with a wall of infinity fire pits for guests to enjoy. Tall pastel floral accents sat atop glass trumpets to showcase the elongated beauty of the room and gave a simple elegance that allowed the show stoppers to take center stage. Multi styled candles adorned the table to give a romantic glow on top of the brilliant Lamour linens in tones of Sea-mist and Sage to add vibrancy and pops of color. Custom stationary suites that softly sparkled and inspired by the cake glamorously showcased the elements of the day.

A fitted black and white tuxedo elevated the grandeur of the day while final touches ensured its splendor. Decadent jewelry that glimmered with every capture of light and hair and makeup imagination instilled softness and charm.

We love providing a one of a kind experience for all our clients and partnering with the best vendors Chicago has to offer! Contact us for your complimentary consultation and you wont be disappointed!

Our Creative Partners:
Venue: Galleria Marchetti
Planning, Styling & Design: Kensington Florals & Events
Photography: Cristina Ilao Photography
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design
Bridal Gown & Tiara: Eva’s International Bridal
Tuxedo: Emanuele’s Tuxedo
Stationery: Flyy Design Creative
Linen: Windy City Linen
Jewelry: Calla Couture Jewelers
Videography: Diesel Beats TV

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Festival of Lights – Celebrating Hanukkah

Celebrating the miracle of the Festival of Lights is a great time to reconnect with family and remember the history of the re-dedication of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem. Creating the perfect Tablescape for your family to enjoy can at times be daunting as there are so many fantastic options. Here we have taken a more modern glittery approach on this wonderful holiday and hope you enjoy!

Creating the table from the base up, we started with the beautiful glittering linen ASTRO by BBJ Linen and coupled it with both Peacock Blue Faille and Graphite Velvet napkins. Settings were paired with handsome blue antique goblets, silver Murano stemware, onyx flatware and glass bead chargers by Hall’s Rental topped with white orchids from Kensington. Fashioning our own version of a Menorah with crystal candleholders, glass cylinders and floating candles illuminates a more modern look to this wonderful tradition.

    

    

As stories of the Maccabees are shared and traditional dishes of latkes, loukoumades and sufganiyot are passed to each guest, enjoy this dazzling Tablescape that radiates all the splendor that this holiday season has to offer!

Dream Team:

Photography: Anamaria Vieriu Photography

Styling & Floral Design: Kensington Florals & Events

Paper Goods: Emery Ann Design

Linen: BBJ Linen

Rentals: Hall’s Rental

Cake: Chicago Sweet Connection Bakery

Photos of Latkes, Loukoumades, Sufganiyot came from Southern Living, Lazy Cat KitchenTaste of Home

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Simple Giving

Simple Giving

A Bold Thanksgiving Tablescape

Your Thanksgiving table should embody an openhearted and warm feeling that entices all of your guests to want to stay and continue to give thanks and create beautiful memories with one another. As we always say when planning a gorgeous Tablescape “Remember to begin from the table linens and work your way up through your charmingly fun and uniquely bold details & designs!”

When we saw the BERRY EDEN table linens at BBJ Linen, we knew it was an absolute must have for our boldly created holiday table! Pairing the linen with two types of napkins (yes two, we make the rules at our dining table) we matched the MULBERRY LAMOUR and WINE VELVET to enhance this daring Tablescape flawlessly.

Paper goods specially created with fall in mind have beautiful burgundy and blush tones with a crimson cranberry velvet ribbon. HOT TREND: Velvet! Emery Ann Design is spot on with style, color and overall feel for this beautiful stationery suite! Fit for any beautiful fall festivity!

    

These lovely ceramic pumpkin soup bowls from Pier 1 are a impeccable topper to this attractive setting for each guest to enjoy. Just imagine having spicy pumpkin soup and relishing in great conversation with family and friends!

It’s in the details and the trend of continued velvet in our napkins and the thankful tags for each guest, do not go unmissed! Comfy pillows along the bench seating give pops of purple hues while guests relax and snuggle up to this handsomely decorated table. Subtle lush touches from the Hall’s Rental Murano Glass collection elevate this setting to luxury status. Paired with rose gold flatware to complete this over the top fall floral setting!

    

Understated floral pieces with seasonal pumpkins tie in the entire theme of this fall floral fantasy for any giving table. Accents of lanterns from around the house come in and add an extra depth to this stunning scene.

  Using wooden chargers and French country chairs are a seamless way to tie in the outdoor components and hoist the design element of the Tablescape!

  

Chicago Sweet Connections out did themselves with this ombre burgundy and blush cake filled with pumpkin spice and cream cheese and it will delight any guest’s palate topped with your choice of liquor on these fabulous grateful coasters!

      

 

Feast on fanciful décor and give thanks for all the abundance in your life, friends and family!

Big THANK YOU to Chicago Style Weddings for featuring our loving Giving Tablescape and to the incredible Anamaria for her amazing photos 🙂

 

Or Fantastic Partners: Anamarie Vieriu Photography  BBJ Linen   Halls Rental  Emery Ann Design   Chicago Sweet Connections

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Choosing Your Wedding Party 5 Tips To Consider

Choosing Your Wedding Party
5 Tips To Consider
by
Guest Blogger Dane Kolbaba

You’re engaged! Congratulations! Now it’s time to plan your big day but who is going to be part of that planning process? Brides and Grooms always have a hard time narrowing down their list of attendants but don’t stress! Here are a few tips to choosing your wedding party.

Think Before You Ask
• Sometimes the first reaction is to ask all your best friends and family to be in your wedding party. This is something you should really think through because once you have asked someone to be party of your big day, you can’t really UN ask them. A key to deciding which of your friends to ask is looking at not who your current group of friends are but who will be there years from now. Maybe you just met someone recently who you’ve become close to and think, I have to ask this person to stand up in my wedding, but that’s not necessarily the case. Do you see this person in your life in the future? Narrow down this list by going through each of your friends. Take your time and talk it over with your fiancé. Find out from him how many close friends he would like to stand up so you both have an idea on how many people to invite.

How Big Is Your Wedding
• If you are having an intimate get together with just close family and friends, having 20 people in the wedding party may not make sense. In this case it may be best just to have one or two like your sister or your soon to be sister in law or your best friend from childhood. If there are more people you want to include and feel like they should be part of the wedding, find small roles for them like a reading at the church or being an usher.

Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor
• You may have some really close friends and it’s hard to choose who will take on the role of Best Man or Maid/Matron of Honor. Really take a look at what roles your attendants will be doing. Some people are just better at organizing things than others and some are better at planning a party. Maybe your sister is extremely disorganized but your Type A friend would have everything in order. In this case, maybe your friend would be better for the role of Maid/Matron of Honor because the responsibilities would better suit her personality.

Don’t Ask Someone Just Because They Asked You
• This is one most people have an issue with but it is not necessary to ask someone to be in your wedding just because you were in theirs. If you stood up in a wedding years ago and don’t speak to this person as often as you did, don’t feel obligated to have them stand up in your wedding. If you think this can get a little uncomfortable, speak to the person and be honest. If you aren’t as close as you were then they should understand.

Kids Are Not a Requirement
• It is not necessary to have a ring bearer or flower girls even if your nieces are begging for it and your sister is already looking for dresses. You can choose to eliminate this all together and choose to not have any kids have any roles in the wedding. However, if you really want to include children in your wedding and you are having trouble deciding between the 25 cousins, nieces and nephews or others you are close to, you can always have multiple roles. Five flower girls, 2 ring bearers or mini attendants who hand out fans or pamphlets. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing though. Sit down with your fiancé and think about the size of your wedding and how each would fit. Maybe it will only be your sister’s two kids and no one else.

Final Note:
Sometimes you are really close to someone and they just aren’t wedding party ready. Maybe they don’t approve of the groom or are habitually late to everything or live in another state and can’t be part of any planning, DIY projects or dress shopping. It’s ok to NOT ask them to be in your wedding. Always be honest and be realistic in your expectations. Being part of a wedding party has responsibilities and choosing the right attendants will make all the planning just that much easier!

BIO
The author, Dane Kolbaba, is an owner at Chicago Party Bus, a luxury transportation company located in Chicago, Illinois. While specializing in weddings and other special life events, Chicago Party Bus has lots of experience working with brides and grooms, wedding planners, DJ’s, officiants and other party vendors. They have become a trusted source for anything wedding related.

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Honoring Love with Innovative Filmography

Honoring Love with Innovative Filmography

Working in the wedding industry, one is often surrounded by extremely creative and competent teams of people, whose sole mission is to transmogrify into the very dream weavers that make a couple’s “big day” everything they imagined. Many succeed, but few go above and beyond. Few capture the extraordinary intimate dance of two souls daring to believe that lifelong love is possible. Amor in Motion is one such example. The videographers at Amor in Motion dare to step beyond professionalism. They possess that rare blend of technical ‘know-how’ and artistic intuition that translates into the kind of ineffable magic so many dream of on their wedding day. The staff is compromised of an innovative and schooled team of filmmakers whose attention to detail and knack for storytelling set them apart aesthetically and philosophically from any other wedding-media outlet in the city. All one needs to do is visit their website, and one is immediately swept into the graceful nuance of love, life, and landscape, meticulously scored, and edited with extraordinary craftsmanship. Their breathtaking work is truly a gift to experience. The fact that they use their talents to honor love in such an intimate manner, speaks so highly of their dedicated team, and it’s mission to bring excellence to the industry.

Please enjoy our conversation with the Creative Director of Amor In Motion:

Kensington: What kind of camera do you use?
Amor: 6D, GH4, and A7s.

K: Why did you choose this equipment over all other choices?
Amor: We really like the skin color tone that Canon delivers and the slow-motion and cinematic look of the GH4 as well as the amazing low-light capabilities and other features of the A7s and A7s mark II.

K: What got you into this field?
Amor: My passion for music and experience in music production, and its overlap with the film industry.

K: Did you have formal training? Or did you learn on the go?
Amor: Our team of cinematographers have all studied film or media/arts, but my background is actually in music production.
K: What is your favorite moment with a couple?
Amor: When they forget everything and everyone around them and enjoy themselves. It’s those stolen moments that we aim to capture.

K: What is your favorite element of the wedding/event industry?
Amor: Becoming best friends with the couple by the end of the night! Maybe this is unusual but I can’t even count how many times the bride and groom have clung onto me during my goodbye and begged me to stay for a few shots and to party with them. A close second is when we’ve finished a highlight film and hold our breath as we hit “SEND.” Many times we get a response within minutes, and I’m talking 5 paragraphs of pure excitement. It’s a wonderful feeling.

K: Do you have a favorite memory?
Amor: Once this couple texted me a photo of themselves after watching their video, all puffy eyed and red. It was awesome.

K: Who are three videographers you look up to/ inspire you?
Amor: Edgar Reyes, Salomon Lightelm and Francisco Montoro

K: What piece of advice would you give to a couple in choosing a videographer?
Amor: Watch more than just one of their films. Every company has a few portfolio worthy pieces, those are the ones on their main page. How many others are they displaying? How long have they been in business? How many reviews have they accumulated during that time? Don’t be fooled by fancy terms like “award winning” and “featured by..” I came across a company whose title said something like “World reknown …owner’s name here.” I could not find him anywhere.
K: What is your favorite moment you have captured?
Amor: Too hard to pick just one! Generally speaking I love picking up on the relationship dynamic of a couple and really portraying that in film. I think every wedding cinematographer would agree that working with people who are crazy in love is the best luck you can have.

Has there ever been a moment you thought you missed but upon editing realized you captured?

Amor: This is somewhat of a nerve-wracking industry isn’t it?! There are no do-overs, you get one opportunity to capture a moment. There have been a few scares but thankfully things have always worked out.

K: What do you feel are the pros and cons of the wedding/event industry?
Amor: This may not be the kind of answer you want to publish but the level of superficiality sometimes gets to me. Just a bit too hallmark. I’m a dude, but still, when it’s more about the place, the vendors, and the decor…and the couple is burned out from planning…they’ve kind of missed the point. It’s a shame when one gets so wrapped up in everything going smoothly that they miss out on the joy and significance of what is really taking place. Hire yourself a good planner and don’t let the small details get to you! Nevertheless, we try to make them comfortable, make them remember the reason they’re doing this.

K: What piece of advice would you give to an aspiring videographer?
Amor: Shoot! Shoot! Shoot! Get out there with your camera and use it every opportunity you get, and then watch and edit your own footage! Only by being familiar with your footage will you be able to improve. I’m still working on things. Coasting does not set you apart from others.

K: What is that something special you give to your clients?
Amor: Our desire to improve and impress and to create a really unique experience. Each film is meant to be a work of art. We hope that shows. In addition to the film, we add a personalized hand drawn title to each piece – we use this in each film and then engrave it on the box they receive with their hard drive: Artistic process. Some couples have taken advantage of this value-add and used the title in their wedding invitations

K: Do you have any deals/special offers going on you would like to mention?
Amor: We’ll launch promotions from time to time, mainly through the winter season. Never hurts to ask!

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