April 23, 2012

The power of a Same Day Edit

What is a Same Day Edit (SDE) and why should I have one at my wedding?

“Ladies and gentleman, it’s my honor to introduce to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Wilder” the newly married couple enters the room to a cheering crowd, they head to dance floor for what she thinks is their first dance. The room is full of friends and family, the lights are down and the music starts as the film starts playing on a giant screen in the middle of the room. She still has no idea what is happening, “is this our slideshow from the rehearsal” she wondered, her eyes are fixed on the screen in anticipation and suddenly she sees herself on the screen getting her makeup done from earlier in the day. She then looks at him with tears in her eyes, they stand together and watch as they are moved beyond words by this experience.

Same day edits have been around for a few years. It’s a short film that is shot and edited on your wedding day and shown at your wedding reception! What a great experience to share with your guests and new spouse  as you relive the moments preparing to walk down the aisle, where you see your groom for the first time, when your groom tears up and looses his breath when he lays eyes on you in your dress for the first time and when you say I do! It’s definitely a powerful experience that you will never forget, and one that we would love to share with you!

Here’s what our recent bride and groom had to say about their SDE…
“Chris and Toni, An email alone can’t come close to thank you for what you pulled off last night. I know you have done hundreds if not thousands of videos over the years. I am in the business to provide bucket list events to others, it’s what I have a passion for. What I experienced last night will never leave me. I will remember it for the rest of my life! When someone creates that for you an email alone just doesn’t seem  enough. I hope on this rainy Sunday you are both together and appreciate your gift of making memories for others!! Thank you again!!”…Brian, Groom

“I would like to personally thank you for working with Brian to present the same day edit video as a surprise.  I will never forget the moment it was revealed at the reception.  Thank you again for all your hard work, dedication and passion you put into our special day.  We will cherish this for the rest of our lives!”…Brittany, Bride

View Brittany + Brian’s SDE 


Venue | Umstead Hotel & Spa
Event Designer, Planner | Ivy Robinson, Ivy Robinson Weddings & Events
Photographer | Walters & Walters 
Cinematographer | Heart Stone Films
Lighting, Projector, Screen | Creative Visions
Florist | Kelly Odom
Cake Artist | The Art of Cake
Band | Heather Hayes Band
Make up Artist | Ginger Mullins
Rentals, Linens, Furniture | CE RentalsClassic Party Rentals,Party TablesAmerican Furniture Rental
Ice Sculpture | Ice Occasions
Photo Booth | Kevin Milz Photography
Dancers | Elevate

Thank you to Walters & Walters for these amazing reaction photos, it was a blast working with you as always!