Entirely different from our typical style of filming and editing, we introduce what we like to call, a Freehand Film! (available upon request). After checking out this film, take time to skim through our portrayal below of the most fun day we ever had filming!
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To say this film is different from our typical 21 Films productions would definitely be an understatement! We certainly broke our own rule of “no hand-held shots” with this one and created what we like to call our own “Freehand Film”! On top of that, this was our very first Elopement Day Wedding we have captured and no offense to anyone, but this was by far our most enjoyable day of filming we have ever had! Sarah and Jason, who are the owners of Fox Squirrel Farm, approached us in January about their desire to skip all the wedding planning and just wanted to get hitched….on leap day no less! We were so excited to eventually learn they had chosen us to capture this special day for them! With a few suggestions from Sarah and Jason as to the style of film they were looking for, we were very eager to get started.
We began our filming around 9:30am at the beautiful Fearrington Village in Pittsboro NC as some light showers started to fall. Sarah got her hair done at The Village Beauty Shop while Jason walked their dogs, Darien & Delilah, and wrote his personal vows to Sarah in their room. After they each got dressed and ready (separately), the rain held off for a beautiful “First Look” in front of the Fearrington Barn before they jumped into their borrowed cobalt blue ’59 Chevy pickup truck! From Fearrington, Jess and I followed Sarah and Jason through Hillsborough to Cedar Grove, NC to visit Leah Cook at Wild Hare Farm so they could pick out and put together their own bouquet and boutineer. Sarah’s bouquet was finished off by being wrapped in a piece of her mother’s wedding dress and significant pendants were attached. After a cold Miller toast, we headed back to Hillsborough and visited Weaver Street Market where they picked out their wedding day dessert. Then, they headed upstairs to sign their Marriage License followed by a short walk to the Magistrate’s Office in downtown Hillsborough to make it official! Thankfully, the computer in the Magistrate’s cinderblock walled office was being worked on so after a few signatures and payment (Jess and I were their 2 witnesses), we headed to the perfect location…the old Courtroom in the historic Orange County Courthouse which was built in 1845 to perform the ceremony! It was absolutely perfect…we could tell that Sarah and Jason did not have another care in the world at that moment but to say ‘I Do’ to each other. At 3:20pm, they were married! After several moments of celebration, they walked over to The Wooden Nickel for a celebratory shot! This world is filled with some great people with one of them being the gentleman sitting outside of the bar who generously took the tab for the newlyweds! After Sarah sent a once-in-a-lifetime text to her best friend Katie ‘Just Married’, we all headed back down the road to Fearrington Village where the clouds had broken and the sun was shining! We met up with their photographer Carisa Chee to take a few images in front of the Fearrington Barn as Sarah and Jason read their personal, hand written vows to each other (WoW!). After a few more shots in front of the Chevy, we called it a day! Congratulations Sarah & Jason, and Thank You!
Be sure to check out some of Carisa’s images HERE!
Special Thanks to:
Sarah & Jason, foxsquirrelfarm.com
Fearrington Village, fearrington.com
Leah Cook at Wild Hare Farm, wildharefarm.us
Weaver Street Market, weaverstreetmarket.coop
The Wooden Nickel, thewnp.com
Carisa Chee, carisachee.com
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
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