Ashley + Tim | Navy Pier Crystal Gardens

The Film:

When we first sat down with Ashley and Tim to talk about their wedding film they asked us to produce an emotional film that had gravity, levity and heart. Ashley loved old paris movies and vintage film. Tim is an avid photographer. They are both world travelers and love architecture, cultures and sharing experiences with each other. Every story they told us about their lives was amazing. So amazing, we can't disclose any of them. :) 

Distilling down the footage from this day was no easy task. We literally loved every moment. When choosing the story for this short our team paid attention to the details. We looked for subtle representations of our couple. From the warrior and angel statues outside their hotel to the details of Paris from their proposal story, we infused our couple into each choice we made. From a filmmakers perspective, we can't brag enough about these two. They took everything we advised them on to heart and included us in every moment no matter how vulnerable. For that we are forever grateful. We fell in love with these two and we can't stop watching their wedding film!

The Photos:

Photographers: Brian Carey and Eric Rademacher
Filmmakers: Melissa Martens and James Gustin
Deejay: Brent Rolland
Planner: Virginia Lionberger
Ceremony: The Congress Plaza Hotel
Reception: The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Cake and Sweets: Bittersweet and Lana's Dazzling Desserts
Floral: Virginia Wolff Design Studio
Design: Deborah Weisenhaus, Art Of Imagination
Hair and Makeup: Elena Denning, Beauty On Call

Thumbnail photo by Brian Carey
Music License: The Music Bed; Water and Life by Young Oceans