the art of making motion pictures
The key word in this definition is art, something that is personal and different for everyone. It’s what drives our approach to every wedding video we create. Everything from the scenes selected, the accompanying music, the vibe and the tempo of the visuals is personalized to reflect your personalities, your wedding day story.
Our goal is the capture the emotions of each event as they happen – raw, unfiltered and unobtrusively. Then the art begins – taking the magic of these fleeting moments and recreate them in a way on the screen that rekindles the same emotions as if you were back in that moment.
Photography captures individual moments of your wedding day, but videography provides you a visual and aural keepsake that is priceless and and even more so with the passing of years. Allow Everlasting Films to help capture your special day and you’ll relive your wedding and get those chills all over again!
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Christina + Marco | La Bella Vista
This couple is the epitome of perseverance! After 3 postponements, Christina and Marco finally got to party it up as they renewed their vows at the beautiful La Bella Vista in Waterbury, CT. A blending of the Portuguese and Greek cultures, this wedding was full of energy and tradition from the get go.
Gabriela + Drew | Woodridge Lake
Imagine meeting in the 5th grade, living down the street from one another on a lake….a lake that would be witness to you getting married to your best friend! For Gabriela & Drew, they didn’t have to imagine because it actually happened!!! Congratulations!! Wishing you all the happiness in the world.
Alexa + Chris | Newport Beach House
If there was ever a marriage meant to be, it’s this one!! Alexa + Chris have known one another since childhood. Their families are friends, their brothers are best friends, and they survived dating through college despite having attended different schools. We first met these two in Providence at their friends’ Gianna and Tony’s wedding and absolutely loved their vibe and energy, so we were thrilled when they called us about doing their wedding videography. Add to it the amazing backdrop that the Newport Beach House and area provide, and you’ve got the perfect culmination to this couple’s love story. Congratulations!
Allison + Kevin | Branford House
When we first chatted with these two, they told us that they weren’t really into formalities, and just ‘wanted to party!’. Well, they sure lived up to their words. A super cool couple with deep-rooted families and traditions. In a past life, Allison’s mom was a teacher colleague of ours, so it was our distinct and personal pleasure to be a part of her daughter’s wedding. Everyone looked to the nines, but got down hard on the dance floor!
Victoria + Jacob | The Heritage | insta teaser
Getting to be creative for a living is such a blessing in itself! So getting to work with and subsequently become friends with amazing couples like Vicki and Jacob make us the absolute LUCKIEST creators in the world. A nurse and a military man who fell in love over a beer….in Alaska. These two are head over heels over one another and you can’t help but feel it whenever in their presence. We absolutely loved these two and their families and can’t wait to see what adventures life has in store for them.
Megan + Kyle | The Heritage
These 2 couldn’t be any sweeter together! Megan and Kyle’s day was absolutely amazing and had that perfect mix of tears and laughter. From the heartfelt words shared by Megan’s Godfather as the JOP to Kyle’s cleverly timed wit and sarcasm, their family and friends’ faces were practically frozen in smiles. Top the night off with a dance floor scene worthy of a night club and you’ve got one fabulous way to start your marriage. Congratulations!!! #bouttobebarnes @megancivitello @srlfernandes @happies0718 @jillcivi Reception: @heritagesouthbury Photographer: @joanna_fisher DJ: @spin_doctor_entertainment Bridal boutique: @thewhitedress Florist: @thewildgyp Makeup: Andre Claudio
Renee + Merritt | The Candlewood Inn
When the rain gods are on your side, you’re sure to have amazing things coming your way. That’s exactly what happened for Renee + Merritt. Heading into their wedding day, the forecast predicted 1000% chance of pouring rain….but it didn’t…and they got to do all of the outdoors things!!! Soo very happy for this wonderful couple. They exude happiness and love… and their chemistry is everything! You might recognize Renee if you’ve ever partied at the beautiful Candlewood Inn! She is one of the gracious staff members! Always a wonderful time being there and it’s AWESOME to know it was her turn!! Thank you to our amazing photography and videography team for killing it! @rml8602 @lauralandau @happies0718 @srlfernandes #candlewoodinnwedding #weddingvideography #ctweddingvideographer
Helena + Chico | La Bella Vista
As Frank Sinatra once said, “Love is lovelier the second time around!” This is so very true for this wonderful couple (I must add that this gorgeous bride is my cousin) Cheers to Lena and her new husband, Chico! What a fantastic wedding they had last weekend at the gorgeous La Bella Vista! We were sorry to miss it but our team relished in all their beautiful details, high energy, and love for one another. Oh and it was quite the VIP guest list! We are so happy for you both and your families. We are so happy for you!
Christine + Andre | Aria
We’ve got a new expression for this couple: Those who survive Covid wedding planning together, stay together!! The stress of planning a wedding alone can challenge a relationship as many of us know, so after having to reschedule twice, Christine and Andre are as deserving as any of a huge ‘Finally!’ And their guests were excited to also finally let loose! See for yourself… #sailingondacruzoflove #makeiteverlastingct #makeiteverlastingfl #ariawedding @happies0718 @srlfernandes @majestybridal @dj_geoff1 @deejaydannyc @ariabanquets @ariabanquets
Silvana + Shaun | Wickham Park
Oggi Mi Sposo! When getting married in Italy is not an option, you roll with it and do it your way! Silvana & Shaun tied the knot in the presence of their parents in an intimate secret wedding! Silvana also surprised her family in Peru & Italy with a facetime call to tell them she’s getting married! So much joy and love for this beautiful couple!
Michelle + Jason | Villa Bianca
Those who persevere together, stay together. We think this motto fits perfectly for this awesome couple, Michelle Da + Jason Wood, who made their wedding day happen despite having had every possible obstacle arise. It was an awesome day and an even more awesome day-after Halloween-themed party that we had the chance to photograph (check out the FB album!). Wishing these 2 soulmates all the best!! #makeiteverlasting #fallwedding #villabiancawedding #ctweddingvideographer
Alyssa + Luis | Our Lady of Fatima | Hartford
After having to spend a good part of their dating years separated by the #atlanticocean , Alyssa + Luis will never have to turn and leave the other again. Friends and family from around the globe came to celebrate this special couple and their inspirational love story. #Congratulations to this couple deeply rooted in their #Portuguese #culture and family’s traditions, and not to mention their soccer #teamrivalry. By the color theme of the #wedding , it’s clear that it was Alyssa’s choice this time � ❤️ � #Parabéns ao lindo casal!!
Chelsea + Connor | Farmington Gardens
After being a part of both of Connor’s brother’s weddings, the challenge was on for us to make our coverage of Chelsea + Connor’s wedding the best yet. These 2 made it almost too easy to have fun while working. Their jovial vibe and contagious smiles lit up the room at the @Farmington Gardens in Farmington, CT and not to mention, their crazy skills on the air guitar! Enjoy smiling as you watch this little teaser.
Rebecca’s Sweet 16 | Mora Mora
It’s clear that family means so much to this sweet sixteen-year-old. The heartfelt words spoken by Rebecca as well as her family members say it all. She’s a mature, kind-hearted young lady whose demeanor goes well beyond her years andThese 2 made it almost too easy to have fun while working. Their jovial vibe and contagious smiles lit up the room at the @Farmington Gardens in Farmington, CT and not to mention, their crazy skills on the air guitar! Enjoy smiling as you watch this little teaser.
Taylor + Nick | The Waterview
Together since the 6th grade!!! Not many can say that about the person they marry, but Taylor + Nick can and they had every reason to celebrate in style at the beautiful @thewaterview. Congratulations to this inspirationally storied couple. #happilyeverestwan #elementaryschoolsweethearts #meanttobe #090719 #cheers #giddyup #derbyctwedding #makeiteverlastingct #waterviewwedding reception: @thewaterview flowers: @flowersbydaniellellc makeup: @kissandmakeupct boutique: @marieantoinette_bridalsalon designer: @casablancabridal DJ: @seanbigdaddyjamesdaniel Hair: @amandagayleshairsalon
Gianna + Tony | Ballroom at the G
#providence is such a cool city! It’s no wonder why Gianna + Tony chose it as the setting for their wedding…not only because of its centralized location for their family and friends, but for the #beauty and #elegance that it has to offer, which in our opinion, couldn’t have been more perfect and suiting for this beautiful and #elegantcouple . Just check out each of these spots: Getting ready: @graduateprovidence Ceremony: @pavilionatgrace Cocktail: @rooftopattheg Reception: @providenceg @ballroomattheg
Photos: #westminsterprovidence #providenceperformingartscenter @provpacri @jwuprovidence #gaebecommons The day was an absolute dream come true for these two! Officiant and family member @donsalvesen personalized the ceremony brilliantly (and comedically) while photographer and also friend @emsavs_ captured stills and DJ @breezydayproductions kept the dance floor jam packed all night long! Our team was proud and honored to have been a part of it all.
Meghan + Austin | The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
Meghan + Austin made the term ‘Hammar Time’ completely cool and relevant again. Talk about goose bump vows! Guests hung on to each and every word spoken by these 2 along with the eloquent words of the marvelous Wanda Chiles. Bride’s dad Andy McGuinness didn’t even come close to breaking character during his wolf pack toast from The Hangover. Then, if that wasn’t enough, there was the tear-jerking (both crying and laughing) love story presentation that had guests hanging on by a string. The rustic setting that The Barns At Wesleyan Hills provides is matched by none,and with a great group of people all around, it was one of those nights that you didn’t want to end…unless you couldn’t wait to eat the provided bacon, egg, and cheese on the way out ? Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hammar!!
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Nicole + Casey | Candlewood Inn
Laughter, fun, genuine, loving! Just some of the words used to describe Nicole + Casey repeatedly throughout their wedding day by friends and family. We even had a chance to get more in-depth insight on these two at their rehearsal dinner the night before from their bridal party interviews which made us love them even more than we already did. They’ve got this cool vibe about them that you just can’t put into words, a strong sense of who they are, huge hearts, and not to mention a super cool dog-child ? named Ruby! Amazing wedding at the Candlewood Inn in Brookfield, CT with super cool people! Check them out and let us know if you can feel it too!
Sarah + Jason | The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
April showers bring May flowers! When it comes to Sarah and Jason’s love story, there is always sunshine and beautiful flowers, especially when it comes to their little love Lucas. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know this family and we know that the future will be bright for them…rain or shine! Congratulations!
Amanda + Ryan | Grandview
After 5 years, Amanda and Ryan are saying ‘I Do’ at the beautiful Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our time with these two has been wonderful! They are funny, sarcastic, and so easy to be around. For their engagement session, they told us about their love for the outdoors and so we ran with it. Despite the onslaught of mosquitoes and the very cold stream water, Amanda and Ryan still kicked off their shoes and made it an unforgettable experience for all of us.
Mia’s Bat Mitzvah | Rumi Event Space, NYC
As parents in the early stages of the parenthood journey, listening to the proud words of a father at his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah literally draws tears to our eyes as we realize just how precious and fleeting the years can be and how immense the role of a parent can be. Kudos to @nedimbaruh and @belindamia for raising such an outstanding young adult and daughter in @mia.baruh. Moments like these are priceless and your family inspires us to be role models to our son to the best of our abilities each and every day. All the best!!!
Samantha + Luis | Aria
Samantha & Luis have a special bond that took them some time to find – and as with most good things in life, their patience paid off big! They seem to understand one another without so much as saying a word and look at each other with that giddy, butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling that you had as a tweenager with your first crush. Their laughter, their vibe… they just make you feel good! Enjoy a quick glimpse into their day!! www.makeiteverlasting.com #makeiteverlastingCT #fallwedding #fallinlove #ariawedding #ctphotographer #ctvideographer #love #badgleymischka #samandlousayido #louisvuitton
Marialyn + Joseph | Aria
When your wedding party and friends spend weeks, maybe even months working on a choreographed dance to surprise you with at your wedding reception, you know you’re doing pretty well in the friendship department. Add in a lucky little boy named Leo who gets to call you mommy and daddy every day, and life is just pretty darn good overall! It’s moments and stories like these that make our job so meaningful and worth the extra effort we put into making each and every one of our wedding videos and image collections a one-of-a-kind reflection of our couple. Congrats to Marialyn + Joey (and Leo and baby Bruno too)!! Our lives are all better for knowing and working with you!
Vanessa + James | The Riverview
If you’ve been around the Spanish language at all, you’re likely to know that ‘hora loca’ means ‘crazy hour’. Well, this little #horaloca happens to be a tradition at weddings in Panama where Vanessa and her family are from. So Vanessa + James imported this tradition all the way to the beautiful Riverview in Simsbury, CT and basically raised the bar on what it means to be a part of this crazy hour!!! Que fiesta!!! We send you much love and gratitude for allowing us to be a part of your family for the day. Un gran aplauso con mucho ánimo para esta pareja muy amable que realmente supo hacer una fiesta de las fiestas!
Shannon + James | Tunxis Pavilion
Lip locked! You know there’s something very special (and passionate) about a couple like Shannon + James who just can’t keep their hands off one another…and lips for that matter 🙂 Even in moments when the cameras weren’t rolling, we’d often catch James sneaking in a kiss or Shannon standing on her tippy toes requesting a kiss from James. Greatest thing we think about their passion for one another is the example that they are setting for their 2 kids who will grow up knowing how much mom and dad loved one another and what it means to be in love. Congratulations to this awesome couple and family! All of our love to you!
Amanda + Michael | The Lake Club
When it comes to finding love, there is no right or wrong way…there just is! On a random night when the stars were aligned and the drinks mixed just right at Atlantic Restaurant…hehe, fate would have it that Amanda and Michael’s paths would cross and that they would forever be connected. You can just tell in their smiles when together that there’s no place they’d rather be than in each other’s company along with their children and we loved capturing every single smile and smirk (and there were lots of them!!!) Congrats to Amanda + Michael for finding love and blending their families into a happy home together.
Amanda + David | Cascade
He’s My Something Blue! Amanda had one less detail to worry about in getting ready for her wedding as (detective) David was literally her something blue. These two have such great chemistry and an amazing way of balancing each another out. David is the yin to Amanda’s yang! His silly sense of playfulness has a way of calming Amanda’s jitters. This wedding was cram-packed with fun, goofiness, and laughter; Everything from Vader (Amanda + David’s dog) serving as ring bearer, some amazing worm moves on the dance floor, to a pretty cool live edit show done by @jockintheboxentertainment . If this wedding day was in any way symbolic of what is to come for these two, then things are looking really good! Congrats as you enjoy one another as husband and wife and thank you for the honor of getting to know you and your story.
A Tribute to the Father of the Bride (Alexandra + Brian)
Sometimes things happen and force you to reflect on just how life can be so fragile and unpredictable. Less than 7 days ago, Alexandra was being walked down the aisle by her father and today she and Brian are mourning his loss. Mindy and I send big hugs to this wonderful couple as they find solace in their hearts knowing he loved you very much!!! Hope this little video helps even just a little today and every day… ❤️❤️
Sophisticated Weddings #NYBFWpreview
Every so often, we get the chance to work outside of our usual box and link up with some amazing professionals. Our friends at Nicholson Events put on quite a show at this amazing party during the New York Bridal Fashion Week Preview hosted by Sophisticated Weddings at the luxurious Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, NY. We had so much fun being a part of it and were inspired to put together our cinematic interpretation of that very awesome evening.
Niki + Dan | Villa Barone
Stay Away From My Baby! Some of Niki’s dad’s first words to Dan proved to be of little effect as these two young souls found one another early on in life and became inseparable. Niki + Dan are the epitome of a well-balanced couple; educated, sophisticated, and a load of fun! The two carry themselves with such class and poise and yet are able to pull off a Smirnoff Ice Challenge in the middle of their elegant wedding reception. The day began elegantly at Church of St. Peter in Danbury and transitioned the beautiful Villa Barone Hilltop Manor where thee volume was turned up by Dance to the Music Entertainment – CT Wedding DJ and the dance floor was filled all evening long. We can only imagine the amazingness that is yet to come for Niki + Dan as they began their life as husband and wife. Congratulations!
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