We filmed this wedding in the summer of 2021. Nikki and Bill was one of those weddings that was rescheduled 3 times. The day didn’t start with getting ready shots. That was important for Nikki and Bill. They wanted more shots of everybody already dressed in gowns and suits. We built the schedule that way on purpose to allow more time to film before the ceremony.
The day started on the boardwalk at the Jersey in Point Pleasant. We started filming in front of Jenkinson’s Aquarium in the early afternoon. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, which isn’t always a good thing when you’re filming video or taking photos. Lucky the boardwalk had some shady spots we were able to work with. A lot of the time the sun causes people to squint, so bringing them to a shaded area allows for a better smile and shade works better for videographers and photographers.
After the boardwalk we went to South Gate Manor in Freehold for the ceremony and reception. Again, we arrived early to take some cinematic shots out in the front by the water fountain and then again in the ceremony area.
The ceremony was a shortened one with original vows. The food at South Gate Manor is amazing and Nikki and Bill were able to enjoy the majority of it since we did all the bridal party and family portraits before the ceremony.
The rest of the night was one big party on the dance floor. I went to highschool with Nikki and got to see a lot of familiar faces at the wedding.
Nikki and Bill received the cinematic sneak peak, the highlight video and a traditional full length wedding video.