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  1. A few weeks ago, during our double header weekend, we captured Heather and Rob’s glam-ed out and totally FABULOUS wedding. I mean… this wedding had it going on. Everything was meticulously done from the crystals on the altar to the butterfly wall (which were each individually cut by the bride!). The details were perfect, just perfect. This was our second wedding testing out our new gear, the indislidermini and our new glidecam. I think it’s safe to say that with lots of practice and creativity, our new gear can turn out some pretty epic shots. Check out their highlight reel below to see what I’m talking about!

    Rob + Heather // Highlight Reel from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    Their wedding was held at Crosswater Hall in Nocatee, FL. Seriously beautiful. We also got to meet the husband and wife team of Wilson Photography (loving all these husband and wife wedding teams!). They were super nice and turned out some beautiful photos of Heather and Rob’s big day.

    Gorgeous, right? Another thing I love about checking out the photos of weddings we’ve done is to check and see if we made it into any of them. If we don’t… SUCCESS! We are doing our job at being out of the way, yet capturing every moment. :)

    This weekend we are finishing up Brandon and Melissa’s Ocala Wedding highlight reel. Can’t wait to share it with y’all. These two are so freakin’ in love. For reals. It just flows out of their glowing faces. As soon as the hubs finishes up the color correction (didn’t know video had to be color corrected? yeah… takes FOREVER), I’ll have it posted.

    This past year has been truly amazing. I absolutely LOVE filming weddings and putting together highlight reels for our clients to share. They are so much fun! I still can’t believe the hubs and I have started our own business. I love it so much! I have to pinch myself to remind myself that “Hey! We are wedding videographers!” So exciting. Thank you all for the support and love through out this past year. It’s incredible. Thank you. :)

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  2. A few weekends ago we had the pleasure of not only filming one wedding, but TWO! Our first wedding of our “double header” weekend was Josh and Amber’s. They found us quite a while ago when we were just starting up and learning the ropes of capturing weddings. We are so excited that we’ve had the chance to hone our skills over the last few weddings. With each one we do, we get better and better. Which feels amazing!

    Any-who, back to my story… We were getting super excited leading up to Amber and Josh’s wedding. We were soo stoked to be capturing such a sweet couple, who also happen to be Gator fans (win!). I even featured one of their family photo shoots at the UF stadium on the blog. Seriously fabulous shoot… you MUST check it out. I’ll give you a moment to do so…. I’ll just wait right here….

    We had so much fun at their wedding. Amber and Josh were so incredibly sweet and even fed us a yummy dinner at their rehearsal. We spent 9 fun hours with this couple and have so much fabulous footage, it was so difficult to edit it down to a mere 5 minutes.

    One of my favorite moments in their highlight reel is at the 2:33 mark, when Amber and her daughter, Bailee, are hanging out together. So adorable! At their wedding we also had the chance to try out some new equipment. YAY!! We got to break in our glidecam and indislidermini. They are the ingredients for some serious epic shots. Don’t take my word for it! Check out their highlight reel below.

    I love this video. I really do. Is it sad that I watch our client’s highlight reels all the time? Sad.. I know. They just make me so happy!

    We also had the chance to work with Matt Whystell and his team at Matt Whystell Photography. Let me tell you… they are AWESOME. Heart them. Seriously heart them and their quirky/fun/peppy/awesome-ness. He’s located in Starke, FL and the mister and I are already scheming reasons to have a shoot done by him. :)

    And I’ll end this little post saying that it’s wonderful meeting so many wonderful professionals in the wedding community. Everyone we’ve met have been nothing but kind to us. Even sharing some insight for us into the wedding vendor world, as we are still sorta newbies. We are so thankful.

     

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  3. Aimee and Todd were married at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort, in Marco Island, FL on September 24, 2011.

    Their wedding was so beautiful. It was Gator Bride Videography’s first beach wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better one. The weather was spectacular. All the weather forecasts that pointed to a rainy day were completely wrong! That was such a relief!

    Their wedding was held on the beach and the ceremony took place in the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. The venue was absolutely stunning and the crowd as super fun. There was a photo booth, a cupcake wedding cake, and dueling pianos. Speaking of which, the dueling piano team, Catalyst Entertainment Company (Orlando, FL) were out of this world. I don’t think we’ve ever witnessed such a perfect combination of entertainment, professionalism, and interactivity from a wedding DJ/MC/band before. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking to add something special and awesome to their wedding.

    Mrs. Gator and I didn’t really know what to expect when we got Marco Island but we were blown away by its character. The island is so beautiful and we love how all these big houses line the main road and are mixed in with the businesses and everything. It seemed like every house on the island was on waterfront property, whether it be on a canal or the ocean itself.

    Aimee and Todd, you two were awesome! Y’all are such a sweet couple and we wish you the best of luck in all that life gives!

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  4. Last weekend we had the honor of capturing Amy and Jeff’s Wedding at the beautiful Baughman Center on the University of Florida campus. We met Amy and Jeff only 2 weeks before their Wedding and were so excited they booked us! Amy and Jeff met via the internet and later found out they lived only 500 yards away from each other. Crazy! They both were super cute too, showing up to our little meeting wearing orange and blue. Totally appropriate for a Gator Wedding. :)

    But, enough of my jibber jabber, check out their highlight reel below!

    My favorite part is when Jeff says “Wow” when he sees Amy for the first time. Also, we though it was super cute that Jeff kept saying he wasn’t nervous, when you can clearly see the nervousness in his body language while he was waiting for his Bride to appear. It’s funny how everything just hits you when you’re up at that Alter. I know it did for Mr. Knight and I when we got married. :)

    As for an update on Gator Bride Videography, we’ve been booking up like crazy! At the moment, we are only taking 1 Wedding a month (since we have full time jobs), and are just about booked through next Spring. We feel so lucky to have such amazing clients. We can’t wait to capture all their Weddings. Mr. Knight and I also can’t believe how our little company has taken off. We feel so incredibly lucky and blessed. And thank you all for all your support throughout the past year. It’s been wonderful to have such an amazing community of bloggers, friends, readers and family behind us, rooting us on. Heart y’all!

    Our next Wedding is in Marco Island (our first destination Wedding!) and we can’t wait. :)

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  5. Lainey giving Joe the love-eye.

    Hey y’all, Mr. Knight here!

    So, last weekend Mrs. Gator and I were at the awesome Baughman Center rehearsing for a Gator Bride Videography wedding the following day (more on that soon). The Baughman Center, if you’ve never seen it, is a beautiful quaint little chapel on the edge of Lake Alice located on the west-side of the University of Florida campus. This place is, without a doubt, the place to get married in Gainesville. We even had some of our engagement photos taken there...

    On with the point… At the end of the rehearsal, I noticed a nervous-looking dude and a girl hanging-out around the side door at the North end of the chapel. Initially I thought it was just a few stealthy ninja guests that I hadn’t noticed yet; but, as the chapel emptied and only the three of us were left, I knew something was up. I was just finishing up packing all of our videography gear. The guy over yonder (I’ve always wanted to type that) was on the phone, hiding behind one of the few windowless walls, and the girl was pacing and sorta on the look-out for something. I then noticed a dozen red roses sitting at the edge of the alter and that got me curious. So I asked the girl what was up and she said the guy, Joe, was going to pop-the-question to his girlfriend, Lainey (who is completely unaware, or is supposed to be at least), in a few minutes.

    Now… I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m obsessed with weddings (like Mrs. Gator) but I am in the business of capturing the emotions and sentiment surrounding them. Unfortunately, I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to setup for a video… but... I did have all our camera equipment with me and I love photography too (I’m just not that good, haha). I asked the girl, who I guess was one of the soon-to-be-proposed-to’s best friends, if they had anyone to take pictures of the event (and hinted that I’d be willing to shoot if they didn’t). She said that she and the girl driving Lainey had brought their cameras, on the false pretense that they (the girls) were just gonna take some pictures together before going out to dinner, and had planned on taking photos of it but also hinted that she’d be thrilled to have me take a few shots too. I told her it would be pro-bono so she went and asked Joe about it. When she returned with a smiley-face, I knew it was a go…

    I’d never taken photos of people outside my close family and friends before and that made me nervous. What had I gotten myself into? Why do I always throw myself into situations in which I have no idea what I’m doing. I think it’s just my curiosity and my knowing that in order to get better at something, you’ve got to challenge yourself (something I learned playing high school football). In any case,  I figured, for a free impromptu proposal shoot of people I’d never met before, there’s really no way this could turn out bad. You really can’t complain about free bad photos.

    Joe and I hid behind a wall (which is hard since the Baughman Center is practically made of windows). I noticed how anxious he was so I figured now was as good as a time as any to start shooting.

    Joe leaning against the wall nervously.

    Joe is on the phone with Lainey’s friend pretending to be the girl in the chapel with him. See that little somethin’-somethin’ in his back pocket?

    Joe holding a bouquet of a dozen red roses waiting for Lainey to see him in the distance.

    What a guy… pullin’ out all the stops for this one.

    Joe and Lainey hugging after they first saw each other. I think she liked the flowers. So far so good… Oh, and check out that Gator wallet… nice.

    Joe pulling the white-gold ring out from it's box.

    Joe and Lainey hugging after the proposal She said yes. :-)

    Joe and Lainey kissing after the proposal.

    An appropriate time for a kiss… yes, I agree.

    Joe did a fantastic job. He told her how much he loved her, got on one knee, said the magic words, and slid the ring onto his new fiancé‘s ring finger.

    Joe and Lainey posing for at the north exit of the Baughman Center.

    So, I guess, all-in-all, the photos turned out pretty darn good for being so spontaneous. I know they liked them a lot and that makes me feel really good.

    Congratulations to Joe and Lainey and thank you for the opportunity to capture this moment for you.

    Side Note:
    I shot this proposal on my birthday and it turned out to be one of my favorite birthday presents. I love photography and I love making people feel good. What better thing to do on your birthday than to make a newly engaged couple’s day?

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