Brittany & James

We absolutely love when our couples have great stories revolving around how they met. It seems that love can sneak up on you any time and any place! Take Brittany and James for example. No one could have seen their love story coming!!

December 28, 2012 is when it all began! Brittany’s sister injured her knee when rolling out of bed. James, a volunteer EMT, was on call that night so he took the call and rolled out to  the Lutz household. When James arrived, he immediately caught Brittany’s eye. After James and his team got Brittany’s sister in the ambulance, Brittany insisted on riding along. Once in the ambulance Brittany didn’t waste any time questioning James on his age, marital status, and where he lived!

They immediately hit it off and realized that they had a lot in common. James stayed at the hospital for a while chatting with Brittany.  Brittany’s sister and father knew there was instant chemistry!  James contacted Brittany a few days later and the rest is history!

We hope you enjoy this film and the gorgeous photos by Cat Pennenga Photography. Congratulations James and Brittany!! Thank you for the honor of capturing the next part of your amazing love story!

 

Brittany and James from Voila Cinematic: Associate Films on Vimeo.

Voila loved working with this amazing team:

Venue: Powel Crosley Estate

Event Planner: NK Productions Wedding Planning

Photographer: Cat Pennenga Photography

Florist: Flowers By Fudgie

Caterer: Michael’s On East

Cake: Center Ring Cakes

 

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30 Wishes!

The Joy FM is a radio station known for playing the best Christian contemporary music in North, Central, and Southwest Florida and Georgia. The station began 30 years ago in 1986. For their 30th anniversary, they wanted to grant 30 wishes to local listeners who are currently struggling or who “just need a little joy sent their way!”

We could not have been more honored when asked to participate in filming each wish! It has been such an uplifting experience for our team!

We would love to highlight Wish #12, Cathy who is a mother of four. She recently separated from her husband then two months later was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has an amazing group of close friends who sent in her story to the JoyFM. They had all planned a trip to Paris for their 40th birthdays, but with Cathy’s chemotherapy they unfortunately had to cancel their trip. Because of this, the Joy FM granted Cathy and her friends a Girls Weekend away at St. Pete Beach!

Another one of our favorite wishes was the stories of Stephen and Grayson’s, Wish #23. Stephen is 30 years old and suffers from cerebral palsy. Grayson is a 9 year old boy who suffers from Humoral Immunodeficiency Disease and has been in and out of the hospital since birth. Stephen and Grayson both share a love for sports and the Tampa Bay Rays. For their wish the JoyFM granted Stephen the chance to spend an inning with the announcers and Grayson the chance to deliver the game ball to the pitcher’s mound! They also received personalized jerseys, along with much more. I think it’s safe to say, this wish was a home run!

Watch Stephen, Grayson, and Cathy’s amazing stories below!

 

30 Wishes | Wish #12 – Cathy from The JOY FM on Vimeo.

 

30 Wishes | Wish #23 – Stephen & Grayson from The JOY FM on Vimeo.

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Kristie & Bob’s Rustic Chic Wedding

It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day to capture Kristie and Bob’s gorgeous wedding at Cross Creek Ranch!

This fun couple wanted to make their day special by creating a romantic and laid-back atmosphere for their family and friends. They had a lovely ceremony that took place in the Chapel on the ranch. With a GORGEOUS flower wall as their backdrop,  they both recited their handwritten vows making the ceremony both intimate and endearing.  Kristie and Bob have an adorable, love-filled connection that is easy to see-  Kristie mentioned to us she that one of her favorite things to do is put sweet notes in Bob’s lunchbox each day- I mean seriously, how sweet is that??

Kristie and Bob really went out of their way to make the day special and fun for their friends and family. To them, their wedding day was all about having a great time with the people they love.  With corn hole and a bonfire at the reception, we think they nailed the fun atmosphere they were going for!  And, Kristie’s laid-back, no stress attitude made her an absolutely wonderful bride to work with!

Congratulations Kristie and Bob and thank you for entrusting us with your sweet memories! Enjoy their beautiful film.

 

Kristie and Bob from Voila Cinematic on Vimeo.

We loved working with this amazing team:

Venue: Cross Creek Ranch

Photographer: K and K Photography

Florist: Alta Fleura

Wedding Dress: The White Magnolia

Caterer: Catered by Vesh

 

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Falling in love with your best friend

We would like to highlight one of our Associate couples Mackenzie and Andy this week on the blog! They met in high school when she was a freshman and Andy was a sophomore. They were friends for years, but one of them always seemed to be dating someone else! Throughout their friendship, Andy would always jokingly say that he and Mackenzie were meant to be. He would even jokingly ask her to marry him!  They finally started dating in 2009 and the rest is history!

They are each others’ best friends and have been through half of their life. I guess Andy knew what he was talking about all along!

We absolutely loved working with Mackenzie and Andy and wish them all the best!

Congratulations!!

 

Mackenzie and Andy from Voila Cinematic: Associate Films on Vimeo.

This beautiful wedding was made possible by an amazing team of vendors:

Venue: LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort

Event Planner: CocoLuna Events

Photographer: Zee Anna Photography

Event Design: 50Fifty Creative

Event Rental: Niche Event Rental

Entertainment: Vanderbilt Strings

Make Up: Duality Artistry

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Caroline & Brandon

This week we are showcasing one of our most recent Signature films by Alex Karas. We absolutely loved shooting Caroline and Brandon’s beautiful wedding at The Renaissance Vinoy in St. Pete this past spring.

This stunning couple met back in college at a local bar. She was wearing a tutu and tiara for her friend’s themed birthday! Her friend began introducing Caroline to members of her friend’s fraternity. That’s when she first met Brandon and fell in love with his smile. At the end of freshman year, Brandon asked Caroline to be his girlfriend. They have been together ever since!

We had the opportunity to FaceTime and meet with this couple several times before the wedding and we really had the a lot of time to get to know their story. Their sincerity and love for each other is so obvious and we loved handcrafting a Signature film for such a wonderful couple. One of our biggest tips to our Signature clients is to take the time to meet with us so that we really can create something unique and special and that truly exemplifies each couples quirks and sentiments. Caroline and Brandon made an investment in our Signature film collection but it wasn’t just monetary- they took the time with us to help us do our job to the best of our ability. We want you to watch your film and say, “this is so US!!”

We hope you enjoy this film and the gorgeous photos from Kristen Weaver Photography! Congratulations Caroline and Brandon!

 

Caroline and Brandon from Voila Cinematic on Vimeo.

Voila loved working with this amazing team:

Event Planner: Sandy Rule Events Inc.

Reception Venue: The Vinoy Renaissance Hotel

Photographer: Kristen Weaver Photography

Event Decor: Botanica International Design Studio

Entertainment: The Buzzcatz

Hair/Makeup: Michelle Renee Studios

Cake: The Cake Zone

Dessert/Candy Bar: ChicSweets

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