This summer, CinemaCake has sent crews out all over the "City of Brotherly Love" to work with amazing couples and capture some truly beautiful wedding days. One of the best parts of filming in Philadelphia is all of the gorgeous and unique spots that this city has to offer. We have had the chance to film in several beautiful ballrooms, a green house, and even a museum! Here are some of our favorite trailers from this season of weddings.
Gabriela and Mike's Timeless Wedding at the Bellevue
Upon first review of Gabriela and Mike's wedding website and their beautiful engagement photos from Paris, we knew right away their wedding day would be nothing short of elegant. This adorable couple planned a traditional day and added personal elements throughout their reception at the Hyatt at the Bellevue, located in the heart of the city. Guests were seated at tables named for the couple's favorite Dave Matthew's Band songs and their card box resembled their adorable pooch! We loved working with Gabriela and Mike and we were thrilled to hear from them after we shared their trailer!
"We LOVE it! I have watched it five times since we first opened the email and keep picking out new things. Thank you so much for capturing our day and personalities so well, we couldn't be happier with the result! We loved working with your team this past Saturday, they were fantastic!"
-Gabriela and Mike
Madeline and Dan's Fun-filled day at the Horticulture Center
When we first met with these high-school sweethearts, they told us that their wedding day would be a fun one; and boy did they deliver! From a lively morning with Maddie and her bridesmaids during preparations, to the amazing dance moves at the end of the night, this sweet couple had a great time and made sure everyone around them did too! Maddie and Dan each wrote to us after they saw the trailer for the first time and both sent such heart-felt notes.
"Literally watched it the second I got home for lunch. Dan and I CANNOT stop smiling! Didn't think it could turn out that amazing!!!"
"I wanted to take a second to echo what Maddie said. I know this is only the trailer but we could not be more thrilled with how it came out. Every shot is gorgeous. I also just wanted to say that the film crew on wedding day was incredible. For the most part, we barely even noticed they were there!
Thanks again for the great work."
Lyndsey and Vincent's upscale affair at the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When Lyndsey and Vincent first reached out to us about filming their day, we knew this was an event that could not be passed up! They had decided to host their wedding at not one, but two of the most iconic art establishments in the city and their day was sure to be filled with love, beauty and elegance. The couple said, "I do!" in the gardens of the Rodin Museum and took photos with their guests in front of an enormous and gorgeous flower wall. From there, everyone traveled to the Perelman Building and each was greeted by traditional Taiko drummers. The guests then dined at one long, beautifully laid table that stretched nearly the length of the gallery. They danced to live music performed by a CinemaCake favorite, JellyRoll! The night was truly a spectacular one and you can check out all the moments in their Coming Soon Trailer, below.
We didn't just get to film in Philadelphia this summer! Check out our collection of trailers from the summer and see some of the beautiful weddings we captured throughout PA, the Jersey shore and Delaware!
Our CinemaCake Sampler has had an impact in a very short time. Here are just some of the reviews from the people who made cameos...
"The talent of these folks never ceases to amaze me!! Forget about sending popcorn with your videos Sheryl and Dave -- you need to send a GIANT BOX OF TISSUES! I just watched this incredible film you made and you guessed it--tears. While I was moved by seeing so many of our brides and grooms in the film, what got me was the way you meshed all of it together to create a moving story. This is what we do and all the emotion you captured is why we all work so hard to create magical memories. Excellent Job! Wishing you continued success!"
"This... is... amazing ♥ Thanks for the memories. You guys are TRULY the best!"
Jamie (Apody) Coleman
"Thank you, a most original film! I will certainly pass the word."
"You nailed this one baby. It pulls at every heartstring I have. Think about how lucky we are to be involved in the most special day of our brides and grooms' lives."
Melissa Brannon, Fairy GodMother BadAss
"Look and see - 3 years ago Rachel Silver Barten and Garrett Barten - great day. Thanks Cinemacake for including us!"
Mother of the Bride
That is a beautiful sampler of your work. It brought me right back to our lovely day at St. Agnes and Overbrook Golf Club. Can't believe this June will be 2 years already. My son-in-law Greg will be remembered for his "all right" among the other special moments he and Liz shared on their wedding day. Priceless."
Mother of the Bride
"Hi Sheryl and Dave,
There should be a warning with your email: Tissues required.
This is just beautiful. Congratulations on an amazing job! And I look forward to working with you again soon!"
I DO Wedding Consulting
"A simply wonderful video by our friends at CinemaCake Filmmakers! Ash Mill Farms is one, of many, beautiful location this film was shot at but regardless, this 5 minute reel will probably make you tear up! ♥"
"We are excited to be included in this recent sampler. Beautiful imagery, exceptional sound and a piece that demonstrates flawlessly the art of blending together emotion and timing, the edit. You can hire any number of videographers but there is only one CinemaCake."
Sara and Steve Langdon
"Our friends at CinemaCake Filmmakers put together the most beautiful sampler film that showcases their talents- and the remarkable talents of so many of our professional partners- in such a stunning way! MANY THANKS to Dave, Sheryl, and their gang for including Proud to Plan weddings in your film- we (and our couples) are so lucky to get to work with your team!!!"
Proud to Plan
"One of our favorite videographers to work with - always yields happy brides & grooms! Take a look at some beautiful moments....."
Kathy and Stacey
The Wedding Factor
Well, maybe it wasn't that easy...
Last week, we made a huge announcement and premiered our brand new website! We have been working on this site tirelessly for months now and we are so happy to finally share it with everyone. As we were creating the site, we kept coming back and reviewing what would be shared on the first page. We had space for one film and couldn't come up with the perfect one. We work with so many beautiful, unique couples! How could just one day explain everything we are?
You know the old saying, "a Chef's breakfast is as plain as boiled eggs." We have made several reels for other companies' marketing efforts, why not make one that highlights our capabilities? We decided it was time to create our own sizzle reel, which we call our CinemaCake Sampler. This is where the real work began.
Since 2001, CinemaCake has had the privilege of capturing over 1,000 beautiful weddings, so when it was time for us to create a film that showed off our work, you can imagine how difficult it was! Our team spent dozens of hours reviewing trailers, same day edits, and films, to find the right ingredients. We not only wanted to showcase our work, but tell a story as well, so finding the best card readings, vows, and speeches became crucial. After everything had been reviewed and organized, we handed hours of footage and clips off to our incredible editor, Rick Stevens, and had him piece the final story together.
We couldn't be prouder of our CinemaCake Sampler and we feel like it truly showcases what we do in just a few minutes! We are so happy to be sharing this film with you now and we can't wait to hear your feelings about it in the comments below! Maybe you'll see something "Popping up" in your mailbox!