As most people that a willing to dive this far into the site know, we are working on rebuilding a network following the relocation to Florida. In order to do that Ive found that I need to be flexible and determined every day to find opportunities that present themselves. The way I do this currently is to spend a minimum of 1 hour a night networking on instagram. It was this practice that lead to working with the Torrance family on their historic wedding at the NEW St. Pete Pier.
I've been following accounts for local wedding planners like Wilder Minds Events, owned by Delaney Drive, since the day I knew we were going to relocate to Clermont, Fl. Delaney posted a story post on Friday night sharing her excitement that all the planning and preparation was ready to go for Saturday's wedding events. Seeing the floral designs that were being installed on Friday by Save the Date Florida, I wanted to be able to follow up to see what videography company had booked the job, and watch their creation. I really enjoy the different details and styles that make each wedding unique. I know that my be a little odd coming from a big guy with a full sleeve tattoo, but I legitimately enjoy weddings.
Upon asking about the videographer hired, Wilder Minds Event staff informed me that they had elected to skip videography service. Again Danielle will be writing a blog very soon about why this is a mistake. So lying in bed at 11:30pm on Friday night, I woke Danielle up and said, "there is a beautiful looking wedding tomorrow, with a great story of being the first ever wedding on the new St. Pete Pier, Do you think I should offer to service it for free?" My loving wife always being the support system I need did not hesitate, even knowing it meant a full days challenge with our two boys. So with that just before midnight I booked the event.
Delaney's exact words were "Are you serious?", and within minutes she had confirmed with the amazing bride and groom, Abby & Ron. If your reading this thank you both for trusting me, and for valuing my services at the event. While typically I get to know my couples before the wedding, it has been great speaking with you as I put your video together the past 2 weeks. (Shameless plug, yes my typical lead time is 3 weeks max)
So that my side of the event and how I got there, the wedding itself was incredible, beautiful, and historic. The pier provided a beatifully breathtaking backdrop for the ceremony, and the reception was perfectly detailed from the flowers to the glowing neon from posy exchange.
I could describe every detail but what kid of videographer would I be if I didn't show you the video. Check out the link below to watch the highlight video from the event.
Highlight Video Will Be Live at 10:00am