outdoor ceremony

The Mountains of Montana

If there's one thing we learned from traveling around Montana, it's that the locals are extremely pleasant and accommodating individuals, and Elaina and Brian fit right in! From zorbing in the lawn, to rock-paper-scissors at rehearsal, we knew we were in for a crazy fun filled adventure! With the mountains as their backdrop, Elaina and Brian's wedding day was truly the embodiment of a romantic fairytale 💕.

Readers, this is definitely a wedding video you won't want to miss!

Montana Wedding Video // Elaina + Brian from Captured in Frames on Vimeo.

Elaina and Brian, thanks for letting us tag along and tell your story!


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Destination: Key West

Being the travel hungry beings that we are, Jimmy and I were more than thrilled when Tiana and Nick contacted us to film their wedding in Key West, Florida. We filmed Tiana's sister's wedding (Tawny + Joe // Missouri Wedding Video incase you missed it on the website!) in the fall prior and were already acquainted with their family so we knew it would be one for the books! The details of their wedding day truly encompassed their laid back personalities, from the beachy attire and gorgeous bouquets, to the barefoot sandals. The house they chose was the perfect setting for their intimate outdoor ceremony and reception, not to mention all of the celebrating in the days surrounding the wedding ;)!

If you haven't had a chance to check out their wedding video, please do! Griffin, Tiana and Nick's son, was hands down the most adorable best man we've ever seen.


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A Little Weekend Trip

Jimmy first met Brea in December 2012 at Coolfire Originals (check out their awesome team here). A couple weeks later while Jimmy and I were filming in Florida Brea called us and said she was getting married at an equestrian farm in Kentucky. She had told us that they found the farm after a fun adventure on the Bourbon Trail. Awesome! Now there are two things we love about Kentucky, bourbon....and more bourbon, so we knew right off the bat that this was going to be a blast. :) Off to their wedding! A while back we shared 10 wedding planning tips that we've learned as videographers in the wedding business. One of those tips was to think about having a smaller wedding. Brea and Ross did just that. For their weekend getaway, they rented out the Ashley Inn near Lancaster, Kentucky. We arrived for the festivities on Friday to scope out the scenery while Brea + Ross took their family and friends out for a day on the Bourbon Trail, with the Four Roses and Woodford Reserve distilleries located not too far away. Later that night we settled in for rehearsal and dinner. Jimmy and I were sitting around the patio table enjoying a glass of wine when we suddenly realizing that all the wedding guests were sitting there with us! Fifteen guests at a wedding! So cool!!

The next morning, the guys played a quick game of bags while the girls started setting up for the ceremony. Everything was very laid back. No rushing or timeline to stick to. Just enjoying the day and hanging out with friends. In fact, Brea and Ross were okay with seeing each other in the morning. Stress free!

The boys taking an easy morning with a game of bags.

We asked Brea and Ross what they do for fun as a couple. Their answer? They love to cook together! (Something Jimmy and I have tried and failed! ;))

Ross mixing up a recipe for Bourbon themed drinks. Yummy!

After decorating and taking an easy morning, everyone started to get dressed and clean up for the wedding. While Brea was doing her hair and makeup, the clouds rolled in and it started storming for a couple hours. Fortunately the sky opened up just long enough for them to have their first meeting! The reactions during this moment never get old!

Their first meeting, always love this moment!

Immediately following the first meeting, everyone gathered on the lawn for the ceremony. Though it had just rained, a quick wipe down of the chairs and all was good to go. Short and sweet complete with personal vows. (Always a plus for us videographers!)

Ross reading his vows to Brea!

After the ceremony, the group headed back inside for drinks and a delicious home-style meal in the dinning room. Although Brea and Ross didn't have a DJ, their night was no less of a celebration. Dancing, drinks, and laughter as another storm rolled in.

Just enough time for the first meeting and ceremony before another storm rolled in.

Brea + Ross had such a beautiful day with their closest family and friends. It truly made for a warm and intimate celebration. Although we were ultimately there to film the wedding festivities, Brea + Ross and the whole group made us feel like life-long friends! Watch their wedding highlight below!




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