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Nöel + Dan

I’ve known Nöel for a couple of years. We both worked together at the University of Arizona tutoring center as we pursued our graduate degrees (higher education for Nöel, school psychology for me). I remember first liking Nöel because we often had the same criticisms of this Malcom Gladwell book we had a weekly discussion on (part of our job requirement was an assigned book reading. I have no idea why so don’t ask). I remember thinking, “Hey, she thinks like me!” You know what they say about great minds. So, when she asked me to film her wedding I said heck yes.

The entire day was a lot of fun. Nöel and Dan just had their new home in the barrio renovated, which made preparations a visual delight. The lines were just amazing - so many interesting architectural shapes and designs that the photographers (Keith & Melissa) and I were sort of like kids in a candy shop going, “Oh this would be a cool shot” and “That angle would be perfect!” I also tried to incorporate aspects of their new home as somewhat of a metaphor for their relationship: new home, new marriage, new life together. The ceremony was out in Saguaro West, which has the absolute best cacti vista you can imagine. Go visit it, seriously:

Destination Wedding Film in the desert

The reception was at the Tucson Museum of Modern Art (MOCA), which was also the venue for Rebecca & Frank’s wedding (click here to see their film). The place is awesome, although I got yelled at by one of the museum employees. I was engrossed in filming things when I leaned up against a wall to steady my shot. At least I thought it was a wall. Turns out it was a giant piece of art. The lady ran over to scorn and remind me that no touching was allowed. I was deathly embarrassed and apologized.

My favorite part of Nöel & Dan’s wedding? Their tandem bicycle entrance. Hands down. Awesome, original, and completely them. Though if I had to pick a second favorite it would be the deserts. SO MANY DESERTS. I never had a sweet tooth until my wife forced me to develop one, and boy, was it in heaven. They tasted as good as they looked:

Arizona Wedding Video desert bar

I want to conclude with a shout-out to Nöel’s mom, Diane, for being awesome. She was so fun to chat and laugh with throughout the day. Here’s a fun fact: She has a major crush on Mick Jagger. I couldn’t help but to immortalize her forever by posting the video below on her Facebook wall. She's a good sport so I think she’ll forgive me, in time.

~Carl

The amazing vendor team:

Photography: Keith and Melissa (Phoenix based)

Event planning and florist: Aletier de LaFluer (Tucson Based)

Venues: Arizona's Saguaro National Park (West) and Tucson Museum of Modern Art (MOCA)

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Kelsey + Jake

Kelsey and I go way back to when we were on swim team together. She was a sprinter who had a mean 50yd free. One of the best in the state mean. I had no idea all those years ago that I'd be the one to film and document one of the biggest moments of her life, but in doing so, it's given me one of those "life is truly beautiful" feelings to see a friend find love and start a family. I know Kelsey and Jake have quite an adventure ahead of them - here's a little glimpse into the start of it.

~Carl

Awesome wedding vendor shout-outs to:

Photography: Shawna Stanley (Buffalo, New York based)

Venue: Superstition Manor (Phoenix, Arizona)

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New Promo Film!

Wahoo! Check out my new promo film explaining what it is I do as a wedding filmmaker. This is much better than having to read about it, huh. 

~Carl

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Taylor + Stephen

I had the pleasure of filming Stephen's proposal to Taylor last year as they visited Arizona (see it here). More recently,  I traveled to Texas to film their wedding. It's been a gift to capture their growth as a couple and I am so excited to present their film. They are the nicest kind of people you could ever hope to find and the love they share is that wonderful, everlasting kind. Most of us remember the intensity of our first love, but I would bet most of us have watched that love slip away through a clash of youthful idealism & adulthood reality. But Taylor and Stephen are one of the lucky few who had that original compatibility right. Over the years that relationship has strengthened and I can't help but see in them a beautifully pure sense of commitment and loyalty to one another. Enjoy their film above and I think you'll see what I mean.

~Carl

Filmed at the Marty Leonard Community Chapel and T&P Train Station in Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas.

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Jen + James

James, I know what it's like. My wife loves stealing my pizza crust, too. I'm not sure what it is, but giving her that small piece of bread wins me huge bonus points. Maybe on our anniversary I'll figure out a way to make a pizza that is 100% crust. No sauce or cheese, just crust. Does that sound ridiculous? Ya, you're right it does. I think that's just called "bread." 

Jen & James, your wedding was fantastic. From the Fireball GoPro to Mr. Dang's surprisingly short speech , Matt and I had a blast being surrounded by all of it. It would be hard to pick a favorite moment, but Jen, as you were preparing to leave the bridal room for the ceremony, you gave us this gem:

Arizona Wedding Video

^ I think this shot sums up your wedding perfectly - you two gave everyone a smile that day. From a filmmaking perspective, it was nice to smile so much while editing your films as well .

Here's to sharing the blankets, laughing at cheesy jokes, and enjoying venti double shot dirty chai's with soy!

~Carl

We worked with some awesome vendors at Jen & James' wedding! Check them out: Lauren Button Photography (Tucson, Arizona based). Venue: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. Make-up & hair: I Do Hair and Makeup Artistry (Servicing Arizona & Puerto Rico)

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