Courtney & Alex | Hotel Roanoke
There are so many aspects of a wedding day that I LOVE. I find myself constantly changing my mind about which are my personal favorite moments! Seeing the glow and love in a groom's eyes as he witnesses his beautiful bride on their wedding day, that first time a couple walks back down the aisle together as husband and wife, the always tear-jerking dance between father and daughter -- these are just a few of my favorite things. Cue The Sound of Music! (I'll just go ahead and apologize now for that song being stuck in your head for the rest of today. Sorry! ) After Courtney and Alex's wedding though, I think I have a new favorite to add to the list: when a couple exchanges hand-written letters to each other just moments before their ceremony. I can't think of anything more heart-warming than watching Courtney & Alex read their letters out loud from one another. (There may have been a few tears in the room other than that of the couple -- it couldn't be helped!) Here are just a few lines from Alex's sweet letter to Courtney that touched our hearts:
"Dear Courtney, our love is something not easily put into words. There are times when my happiness and joy are so complete that my heart feels like it might explode. I cannot imagine being any happier than I am at this very moment waiting to have to become my wife. I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the privilege of spending the rest of my life with my best friend... I will be the best man I know how to be for you, I will love you with my whole heart for my whole life."
How beautiful is that? And we love that Courtney and Alex allowed us to use the audio from their letters in their wedding film! If you want to hear (and see!) more, just click on the film above! And you'll want to make sure you watch until the end credits for this one. There MAY be some extra footage of the most adorable surprise we've ever seen from the father-of-the-bride! (You may want to have your tissues handy!)
OH, and one more thing, we always love getting feedback from our couples once we deliver a wedding film. When a couple tells us how much they adore their wedding film, it means the WORLD to us! So when we sent Courtney and Alex's wedding film a little over a week ago, the best part was half an hour later when we received a PHONE CALL from them telling us how much they loved every aspect of their wedding film. That pretty much MADE OUR DAY! (And week for that matter!) Courtney and Alex, we can't thank you enough for asking us to film your wedding day. Thank you so much for trusting us to tell your love story!
Cheers to the Pinelli's! <3
Cinematography | DeVries Productions
Photography | Anna Bowser Photography
Venue | Hotel Roanoke
Wedding Planning | With This Ring Events by Debbie Turner
Florals | Vickie Chambers
Cake | Debbie Turner
Hair & Makeup | Jessica Wise
Catering | Hotel Roanoke
Officiant | Jeff Young