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. By the way, Hope 4 Cancer is a great center. They not only offer hope for those diagnosed with breast cancer, but it is a place that offers professional medical guidance, balanced with cutting edge non-toxic therapies. 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 from Educators.co.uk 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 say they have a lot in common, and that they are surprised all the life lessons they get each day of being together!

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!



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 and microblading: Michelle Renee Studios using the best microblading supplies from microbladingsupplies.org.

Cake: The Cake Zone

Dessert/Candy Bar: ChicSweets

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A Classic Wedding

We are thrilled to highlight Courtney and Brock on our wedding blog this week. This spectacular wedding is one of our Signature films shot by Voila owner, Alex Karas.

Courtney and Brock are both Florida natives who graduated from the University of Florida, but did not meet until after they graduated. They actually met years later at a Florida vs Georgia game. It was then that Brock worked his magic and landed a date with Courtney, which eventually lead to a proposal!

When it came time to plan their wedding, they knew right away it was going to take place in a coastal setting that had special significance to them as a couple. The Gasparilla Inn was the perfect venue!

This black tie wedding was nothing but flawless. Courtney took everyone’s breath away while walking down the aisle in a Vera Wang wedding dress. Brock didn’t look so bad himself in a Ralph Lauren tuxedo.

Sarah Fairbairn of One Fine Day made sure everything about the day was perfect, from the ceremony to the music to the details of the reception. The beautiful floral design, from Botanica, was a major scene setter in the reception tent. The classic ivory flowers and the vast amount of greenery really gave the reception a classic and clean feel.

We were honored to be a part of Courtney and Brock’s special day!

Event Planner: One Fine Day, Inc.

Photographer: Kallima Photography 

Venue: The Gasparilla Inn Golf Club

Floral Design: Botanica International Design Studio

Cake: The Gasparilla Inn Golf Club

Entertainment: The Headliners Band, The Dillingham String Quartet

Linens: Over the Top Linens

Event Furniture Rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals 

Stationary: A&P Designs


Courtney and Brock from Voila Cinematic on Vimeo.

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