Mar 30 2012

Anna and Shelby – The Willard InterContinental Hotel Washington D.C.

When Anna came to us with the idea of her love story, we were so excited! Since Anna works as a news anchor, she had a bunch of great ideas of what she wanted to do with her story. Her plan was to film a storybook meeting, and then film what really happened.  We thought it was such a great concept and right up our alley! So many couples meet in so many different ways these days, and we definitely think how Anna and Shelby met was so cute and fun. A great story of guy meets girl!

Take a look!

Now that you’ve met Anna and Shelby, you totally get a sense of who they are as a couple. Fun, loving, so happy! A perfect match!

Anna looked so lovely on her wedding day. Her Ines Di Santo dress and gloves were so hip, and makeup by Carola Myers with Hair by Jessie Silverman at Red Door in Tysons Corner really made for a great look. We loved how Shelby and Anna gave each other gifts too. It was such a great moment in the extended highlight.

It was so wonderful for their guests that everything was at The Willard InterContinental Hotel. The architecture of the Willard makes for such fantastic photos and video — as you’ll see in their highlight!

Anna and Shelby had an amazing vendor team too! They worked with Christina Canalez from the Willard, and Edge Floral Event Designers to create a beautiful ceremony and reception room. Gorgeous! Eli Turner took some amazing engagement and wedding photos as well. We here at Blue Sky Films love working with Eli, and jump at any chance we get.

As guests filed into the grand ballroom after cocktail hour, they were surprised to see the love story playing right before Anna and Shelby made their big entrance. All the guests loved it! Everyone was laughing and smiling–it definitely got the party started! Anna and Shelby said their guests talked about the love story video for weeks after the wedding!

Anna and Shelby were such a amazing couple to work with and had a fantastic wedding! We were so happy to be apart it!  Congratulations!

Ceremony/Reception Location & Caterer: The Willard InterContinental Hotel

Coordinator: Christina Canalez, Willard

Photographer: Eli Turner Studios

Gown & Gloves by/Purchased At: Ines Di Santo/Hannelore’s of Olde Town

Hair: Jessie Silverman- Red Door Spa, Tysons Corner

Makeup: Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Artists 

Florist/Lighting: The Edge Floral Event Designers

Band: The Hudson Project

Honeymoon: Our beach house in Rehoboth.  This gave us more time with our guests on Sunday and for us it was more relaxing!

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Feb 23 2012

Sean and Meagan – The Westin Annapolis

Take a moment and imagine these things: an amazing couple, a New Orleans jazz cocktail hour, peacocks, a fabulous team of vendors, and one America’s Got Talent Singer and what do you have…?

Sean and Meagan’s unbelievable wedding! That’s right, this wedding had it all and we love it!

Sean and Meagan were married back in May of 2011, and they had such an incredible day. A beautiful ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis and a gorgeous reception at The Westin Annapolis.  One of our favorite parts of their film is when Meagan comes down the aisle–absolutely stunning!  What a vision–with hair by Sherri Bramlett and makeup by About Faces in Annapolis, and accented with a sheer veil. The beautiful service was complemented with music by Jackie Evancho, the 2010 American’s Got Talent’s 2nd Place Winner.  The sounds of her voice echoing off the marble of the church had all of the guests so moved. It was quite a spectacular ceremony–one that no one will ever forget!

All the details were so unique thanks to Meagan, Sean, and Raquel Shutt of Wedding Savvy, Inc. Raquel really bought their “New Orleans Jazz and Peacocks” theme to life.  Meagan and Sean were so taken aback when they first saw their reception, and we too have to admit that it was absolutely breathtaking. The lighting, the cake, the flowers–WOW!!  It seemed like everywhere you looked there was something magical. We even asked Raquel to describe all the amazing details she helped put together for them:

“We had three small satellite arrangement’s in crystal containers hosting clusters of white fresh hydrangeas to accent the tall delicate beauty of the Large Cali lillies.  The perimeter was adorned with faux cut crystals and flanked with 5 shimmery votive candles.  Each table had a custom jeweled photo frame that now adorns the couples house.  

 The white boxes hosted custom made white chocolate menus.

 We created a custom modern truss for the couple’s head table look where we hung alternating strings of thousands of crystals and white orchids.”

Not to mention there was a smoking room built off the hotel for guest to enjoy cigars, and a Mardi Gras float for an amazing send off!

Meagan and Sean had a such a beautiful celebration of their love and family and a truly unique wedding! We wish them a long and happy life together!

You you can see the wonderful photos taking by Amy Deputy on the Wedding Savvy Blog.

Ceremony Location: St. Mary’s Church Annapolis

Reception Location & Caterer: The Westin Annapolis

Planner/Coordinator: Raquel Shutt, Wedding Savvy Inc.

Photographer: Amy Deputy

Gown by/Purchased At: Kenneth Cole, Betsy Robinson Bridal

Hair:  Sherri Bramlett

Makeup: About Faces Annapolis

Florist: Soo Son, Silver Stems Floral

Music/Band/DJ: Jackie Evancho (ceremony), Rob Levit Band (cocktail hour), Absolute Entertainment (John Paul Berry)

Cake By: Fancy Cakes by Leslie

Lighting Design: Peter O’Malley, Staged Right Productions

Transportation: Lighthouse Limousines, Bayside Limousines - Rolls-Royce

Honeymoon: French Polynesia- the islands of Bora Bora and Tahaa


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Feb 07 2012

Jason and Alexandra – Columbia Country Club

Published by under Washington DC

You know, a lot of couples decide not to get videography for their wedding, and we find that is just so sad! There are always so many special moments happening during a wedding day, and those unforgettable pieces of the day should really be captured in time. Jason and Alexandra’s wedding is such great example of this–their wedding was pure perfection! Everything went so wonderfully that day–from the ceremony to the getting ready, to the reception to cocktail hour. Perfect!! Watch their amazing video and see!

The getting ready was so beautiful! Alex looked so pretty in her dress, and we loved all the details she put with it. The stunning sash and little jewelry was so simple and chic. The royal blue bridesmaids dresses and chunky gold jewelry looked so flattering on the all bridesmaids. Isn’t the sign on the door cute?!  It said, “Jason – Do Not Enter!”  So cute! :)  And the little flower girl was so adorable too — they told her that she was a bride too! Alex’s Mom also lent a hand and did all the bow-ties for the guys. She is so good!

We thought it was sweet how they saw each other before the ceremony at Senate Park. So many clients like to get  a “First Look” at each other, and you really enjoy your day a lot more when you get some photos out of the way early. I know Jason at Freed loved having all the extra time and different locations to take the photos.

St. Aloysius Church and Columbia Country Club were wonderful back drops for the ceremony and reception. St. Aloysius is so breathtakingly beautiful and Laura Gaige at Columbia Country Club really helped to bring Alex and Jason’s wedding theme of “classic and elegant” to life. They coordinated the details with the yellow interior so well, and Karen from Kallmyer’s Custom Florals made stunning arrangements. Guest were loving the raw bar at cocktail hour too! We also loved how Alex’s Father tossed his hat before the they did the Father Daughter Dance. He was so hip — just like Frank Sinatra! Everyone was having such a great time at the party dancing to Marquis, they extended the reception! Don’t you wish all weddings could be extend?! ;)

If you ask Alex what she loved about her weddings she says:  ”EVERYTHING!! :) Getting ready with the girls, seeing Jason for the first time, our vows, and of course dancing/celebrating with our closest friends and family!!” We can understand why!

Congratulation to Alex and Jason! I was so happy to be a part of their day and wonderful wedding, and Shelly did an amazing job editing their film!

Ceremony Location: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church 

Reception Location and Caterer: Columbia Country Club 

Planner/Coordinator: Laura Gaige at Columbia Country Club

Photographer: Freed 

Gown by/Purchased At: Modern Trousseau; Hitched

Hair/Makeup: Roy- Aveda in Bethesda

Florist: Karen Conley Kallmyer- Kallmyer’s Custom Florals

Band: Marquis – Andy Kushner Entertainment

Cake By: Just Cakes

Honeymoon: Moorea and Bora Bora

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Jan 10 2012

Jenny and Pat – A Washington DC Wedding

All of our clients are loving the Director’s Cut highlights we’re producing here at Blue Sky Films — and Jenny & Pat’s highlight is one of our favorites!! The image quality of the Canon 5D is so wonderfully paired with such a sweet story. Their film is so full of love and emotion. Grab some tissues before you watch!

Jenny looked so gorgeous in her gown and hair styled by Andre Chreky. We love how she wore it down, and her makeup by Jennifer Lee of Phenomenal Faces looked flawless! Pat also looked sharp as well, especially with his Converse sneakers. ;)

Jenny and Pat had a beautiful ceremony at the Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel. The circle outside the church is so pretty for photos and video. It was quite easy for Martin and photographer Meredith Monatgue to capture such stunning shots!!

The beautiful reception held at the Four Seasons Hotel was a rocking fun party as you can tell by the video! Mr. Greengenes had the party jumping all night long! They’re not the typical type of wedding band, and they have such a great sense of style. Jenny and Pat were so happy to be surrounded by all of their family and friends throughout the day, and they loved letting loose with everyone on the dance floor!

Kate Harlen from Simply Chic Events helped make the wedding and all the details perfect! The all-white flowers  for the bridal party looked so chic. Heavenly Hydrangeas did such a wonderful job on all them. The menu cards were so fun and sweet with the rhyming thank-you, which were designed by Jenny’s Sister. Such a great idea! The cake by the Four Seasons looked so yummy as well!

All of the toast were so amazing and definitely our favorite part of their Director’s Cut! From the Father of the Bride’s touching toast, to the fun and loving toasts by Pat’s Brothers and Jenny’s Sisters. They really highlighted some of the best moments thus far in Jenny and Pat’s relationship. We love how her Sister got upset, like she couldn’t go on, but then wouldn’t let the other Sister talk! To cute! Everyone at Blue Sky Films agrees with Jenny’s Sister – she really did find her Prince! :)

Jenny and Pat’s wedding was also featured on the Washingtonian! View the wonderful write up by Kim Forrest and photos by Meredith here and the write up about their video here.

Ceremony Location: Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel

Reception Location & Catering & Cake by: Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C  - Tina Nader

Planner/Coordinator: Kate Harlen of Simply Chic Events

Photographer: Meredith Monatgue Photography

Gown Purchased At: Modern Trousseau, Hitched Bridal Couture 

Invitations and Menu Cards:  Thee Bride’s sister, Lauren O’Donnell

Hair: Andre Chreky

Makeup: Jennifer Lee of Phenomenal faces

Florist: Heavenly Hydrangeas

Band: Mr. Greengenes

Rentals: Ridgewells



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Dec 22 2011

Katerina and Lambros

Published by under Cyprus,Greek

Everyone at Blue Sky Films loves a good Greek Wedding! They are so lively, fun, and rich in traditions, so when we had the opportunity to work with Katerina and Lambros we were so ecstatic! They are such a great couple!

Katerina looked so beautiful during the getting ready. Her details were so lovely with the birdcage veil and custom jewelry, which was designed by Linda Blackbourn. Stunning! Linda also designed the Bridesmaid’s jewelry as well. Lambros’ morning prep was just as wonderful with The Red Scarf Ceremony, which is a tradition from Cyprus.  It was so fun how the whole family was involved in getting him dressed!

Katerina and Lambros worked hard at incorporating their theme in the space, details, and the flowers with a color palette and clean lines inspired by the Olive Tree. The green and whites really set the tone, and the olive oil favors were so adorable, a perfect addition.

Katerina and Lambros chose to have their wedding at The Music Center at Strathmore, and one of their favorite elements of the wedding was the overall ambiance of the space. The performance by the Gold Flame Band at the reception, combined with their guests’ energy and uplighting from Atmosphere all made for spectacular event! It really created an opportunity for us to capture some wonderful video footage, as we’re also sure it did for photographer Jennifer Lust, who we adore working with.

We also love how they made their introduction down the stairs — now that’s an entrance!

Katerina and Lambros had such a fun, romantic wedding, and we were so happy to be a part of it! Opa!

Ceremony Location:  Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church of Washington, DC

Reception Location:  The Music Center at Strathmore

Planner/Coordinator:  Bride

Photographer:  Jennifer Lust Photography

Gown by/Purchased At:  Distinctive Design Bridal, Rockville, MD

Jewelry Designer (bridesmaids and bride): Linda Blackbourn

Hair/Makeup: Yanni Metallinos (hair) / Niki Manavis (makeup)

Florist: Meta’s Floral Designs

Caterer: Restaurant Associates 

Band:  The Golden Flame Band

Cake By:  Flowers Bakery

Lighting Design: Atmosphere Lighting

Honeymoon:  St. Lucia

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