It was an incredibly beautiful day for a wedding! We arrived at Talon Winery a little earlier than scheduled so that we could capture some aerial footage for the wedding video. Although it was hot and just a bit humid, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding and we could not wait to capture Matt and McKenzie’s (aka “Skinny’s”) wedding day! We once again had the privilege of capturing this wedding video alongside our dear friends, The Malicotes, and that made the day that much sweeter!
Soon after we arrived, we met McKenzie, her bridesmaids and her aunts in the bridal suite on the top floor of the winery shop. We got a few shots of the wedding gown and captured the girls before they put their bridesmaid dresses on. All the girls were so excited for McKenzie and she was smiling from ear to ear at the thought of marrying her love! We were able to sneak away to a side room across from the bridal suite to capture footage of McKenzie and her aunts lacing up her dress for the wedding video. Final touches were made and McKenzie’s bridesmaids loved seeing her walk into the bridal suite all ready to go for the first look with Matt.
Before the couple’s first look, we captured both Matt and McKenzie opening their gifts to one another. This is one of the many things throughout the day we love to capture for our couples, mainly because the wedding video gives them the opportunity to see the other’s reaction to those special moments. After the gifts were exchanged and opened, it was time for the first look and one thing is for sure…these two are SOOOO in love with one another! Matt couldn’t stop smiling and McKenzie didn’t waste any time as she walked up to Matt and turned him around. Even though the audio wasn’t in the highlight video, Matt just kept telling McKenzie how beautiful she looked and it was clear he was smitten with his bride-to-be!
The ceremony and reception both took place at Talon Winery. The ceremony was held at the highest point at the vineyard overlooking beautiful fields in the distance. Matt and McKenzie’s guests happily gathered to watch them become husband and wife, and the ceremony went off without a hitch (well, besides Matt and McKenzie getting hitched, but you know what we mean!).
The reception was located in the event barn at Talon Winery. Each table was beautifully decorated with stunning centerpieces arranged by Darcy Ripley, and many of the tables also included pictures of the couple from the last several years since they have been dating. Guests enjoyed choosing food from a delicious buffet from Columbia’s Steak House, and soon after the bride and groom had their first dance as husband and wife then cut their cake. As the evening temperatures cooled, many of the guests took advantage of the large patio and followed our queue as The Malicotes captured wedding photos and we captured awe-inspiring wedding video footage of the epic sunset before us…it was definitely a moment sent from Heaven!
Matt and McKenzie were simply the sweetest couple. We enjoyed being a part of their day and capturing special footage for the wedding video in such a beautiful location!
Matt and McKenzie, thank you so much for choosing us to capture this special day for you and we hope you will enjoy watching your wedding video for a lifetime to come!
Wedding Video: Reel Special Productions
Photography: The Malicotes
Wedding Coordinator: Stephanie Sullivan
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Talon Winery
Flowers: Darcy Ripley
Officiant: Ty Konopinski
DJ: Kevin Grimes
Hair & Makeup: Kristin Gray | Hair by Lyndi Mastin
Cake: Tinker’s Cake Shop
Rentals: Goff Tents & Events and Purdon’s Rental
Wedding Gown: Lillian West from Twirl Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Donna Morgan from Twirl Boutique
Shoes: Bella Belle
Men’s Suits: Jos. A. Bank