This year we embarked on our first end of year team retreat. It was a time to celebrate a successful year, plan for next year, strengthen our bond as a team, and to shoot a fun video to wish all of our family, friends, and clients Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. We stayed at an awesome little cabin in Boone, NC fit with an outdoor fire pit, pool table, and wood burning fireplace! Our weekend was filled with Christmas tree hunting in the rain, fire building inside and outside, decorating the tree, christmas cookie baking, hot cocoa drinking, storytelling by the fire, lots of laughing and documenting it all along the way.… Read the rest
Heather and Will met 6 years ago at Duke University, Heather’s parents both went to Duke, Will’s father also went to Duke. Needless to say, Duke University is not only a part of their relationship, it is a part of their family. Duke Chapel, is always breathtaking, but on August 16, 2014, it had a much deeper significance as the back drop for their beautiful wedding day. The reception at Carolina Country Club was just as amazing! Kelly Odom and his team, literally covered the entire ceiling above the dance floor in flowers and Art of Cake created a stunning five tiered cake!… Read the rest
Today is an amazing day for us. It marks the start of our 7th year in business and to celebrate this milestone, we are growing! One of the privileges of owning Heart Stone Films has been seeing our team grow and watching our team achieve things that we dreamed of when we started this journey 7 years ago. Expanding our team gives us the opportunity to capture more beautiful love stories and serve more families every year.
We believe in love; immovable, whole hearted, life changing love.… Read the rest
In August, we had the privilege of filming the first ever The School of Styling workshop at the Merrimon-Wynne house in downtown Raleigh, NC. The School of Styling is a workshop for creative individuals looking to deepen their knowledge of business and gain experience styling, no matter their profession. Our goal is to teach and equip new and established wedding and event stylists, interior designers, photographers, bloggers, prop stylists, and business owners how to design and style a space, event, or photo shoot creatively.… Read the rest
What a privilege it was to spend such a special day with Emily and Tyler. Within moments of meeting them, it is obvious how much they love each other, and how special their union is. The wedding itself was a complete surprise, with friends and family arriving at the Johnson family farm for what they believed to be an engagement party, instead they got to witness a gorgeous wedding celebration. Emily said it perfectly on her blog “To be honest, I think most people knew what was happening, but I just wanted the day to be about the love God has brought together and not seating charts, presents, and bridesmaids” Our favorite moment of the day was definitely the ceremony.… Read the rest