For the past few years since starting Long Haul Films, I often feel the urge to pinch myself. Like, I’m definitely going to wake up one morning and realize it was all a dream and actually, I have to go to my soul-crushing job at an advertising agency. But then I don’t wake up, and it turns out I’m living the dream and I get to go film something cool yet again. Yeah, I’m the luckiest.
This feeling is especially strong when I get to film the wedding of people I already know and love. Alex falls into that category- our relationship goes way back to those advertising industry days when we worked together at a small and busy agency on projects that were defined by late nights, long hours, crazy clients, more than our fair share of stress and also a ton of great memories.
Since those days, we’ve both left the advertising world: me to pursue filmmaking and Alex to follow her dream of becoming a nurse. We’ve stayed in touch, and I was so happy when I found out that Alex and her boyfriend Mark got engaged and even happier when she asked if Long Haul could film the wedding.
And what a wedding it was, filled with all of the things we love the most. First, we had Alex and Mark, who are just pure fun to be around. We had the most perfect and personal setting: a beautifully decorated tent in the front yard of “Sparks’ Manor,” Alex’s family home in Rhode Island. Add in a heartfelt ceremony, a dreamy sunset on the beach and some of the best dance floor action we’ve seen all season; and well, let’s just say that I was pinching myself yet again.
Hugest of huge congrats to Alex and Mark on your wedding, and all of the other exciting things ahead in your lives and careers. I know that together, you two will be able to face anything!
We’d also like to thank all the great vendors we worked alongside, including:
- Planning by True Event, who we’ve been lucky enough to work with twice this season. Sarah and her team did an amazing job and we can’t wait until our next wedding together
- Band was The Sultans of Swing who were so bomb.com that I thought I was going to keel over from the amazingness. Lead female vocals were next level
- Hair was Jamie from LaLa Luxe Salon
- Make up by Emily Perkins
- Photography by Josh Adam Photography
Song is “How to Love” by Jared Evers, licensed from The Music Bed.