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Big Screen Debut is the Best

  • By Cindy
  • Dec 14th, 2018
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Big screens are the best way to watch a Sweet Pea Cinema wedding video. Sure, we know most couples — and their families and friends — first watch everything on their phones. We get it! You want to see it ASAP. But for the love of all things movie-related, please make sure to watch the whole project on your biggest, sharpest badass TV. Why? Because when you see all the action, audio and music on a big screen, you will find yourself having plunged head first back into the beauty of a wedding day. Big Screen Brings Memories to Life…

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A Grand Entrance at St. Josaphat Basilica

  • By Cindy
  • Dec 12th, 2018
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A grand entrance is a thing to behold. And when it’s the grand entrance of a stunning bride on the arm of her adoring father as he walks her down the ever-so-dramatic aisle of the Basilica of St. Josaphat … well, it can be downright stunning. That’s exactly the case for Bridget and Chris, who said their vows this year at Milwaukee’s most stunning Catholic church. It’s such a beautiful moment that we’re sharing it as part of our Moments of a Lifetime series. It’s just so moving! The scene starts with Bridget and her father behind the main doors…

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Families’ Bond Blooms into Love in Springfield

  • By Cindy
  • Dec 8th, 2018
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Families bond in many ways: location, church, civic groups and kids. As kids, Maureen and John knew each other quite well. Their families in Springfield, Ill., had forged deep connections through church, camping trips and sports. While growing up, Maureen remembers John as just another one of her brother’s friends. Fast forward many years, and those close bonds of friendship paved the way for something new. About four years ago, Maureen’s sister decided these two should meet and invited them to a gathering to see if sparks would fly. The attraction was immediate, Maureen said, and they’ve been together ever since. And…

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Giveaway for 2019!

  • By Cindy
  • Dec 7th, 2018
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Giveaways are exciting to say the least! In this season of giving, we’ve partnered with Wisconsin Bride, one of our favorite wedding resources, to give away 30 of their pretty and practical “WEDDINGS” books. It’s a stunning glossy book of wedding inspirations that retails for $8.99. We know most of you do a vast majority of your wedding planning online. Of course, that’s the smart and efficient way to GET … THINGS … DONE! But sometimes, it’s nice to curl up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of wine and a good book. To…

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Love Story: Jan & Brian’s is Something Special

  • By Cindy
  • Nov 30th, 2018
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Love Story Films are the quickest and most beautiful way for a couple to share the magic of how they met with each and every guest at their wedding at the same time. Jan and Brian’s Love Story Film had another mission, too: To tell the guests of their vow renewal the harrowing details of Jan’s brain tumor diagnosis and recovery, which began just a few months after their engagement. Love Story to a ‘T’ Their Love Story started out like many others we’ve filmed: Boy meets girl. Chemistry ignites. Boy asks out girl. First date goes spectacularly badly. Girl and…

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Big Surprises in Small Pretty Box

  • By Cindy
  • Nov 28th, 2018
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Big surprises: Who doesn’t love them? I know I love them, and I also like giving them as well. That’s why we send each Sweet Pea Cinema couple a lovely little package containing a hard copy of their wedding project, a decadent treat and a few other surprises. We want Sweet Pea couples to know that we are thinking of their wedding film from the moment they book us, through the planning process, into the actual event, during the long editing process, and finally when we get the whole thing ready for shipping. Big surprises call for extra steps Lots…

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Life and Love Win at Gordon Lodge

  • By Cindy
  • Oct 19th, 2018
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Life is precious, and no couple knows that more than Jan and Brian. These two gathered family and friends at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor earlier this month for a renewal of their vows. You see, these two had exchanged marriage promises earlier this year, just days before Jan underwent surgery for a major illness. They had been planning the wedding of their dreams at their favorite place in the world: Door County. But Jan’s diagnosis, roughly 10 months before their scheduled wedding date, pushed these two to make it official before Jan had surgery. They both felt it was the…

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She’s My Girl: Bridget and Chris at the Black Swan MKE

  • By Cindy
  • Oct 13th, 2018
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“She’s my girl.”Those are the words Chris said just a few hours before his marriage to Bridget at the Basilica of St. Josaphat on Milwaukee’s south side. It’s the way he said it that caught our breath, and we knew that moment of declaring his love would be one of the key scenes in the Sneak Peek of their wedding video. Bridget, of course, also wore her heart on the sleeve of her delicate bridal robe while she tearfully read a letter from Chris during her wedding prep at The Kimpton Journeyman Hotel. She hadn’t expected to get emotional, but…

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Love and Faith Conquer All at Gesu Church in Milwaukee

  • By luke
  • Sep 27th, 2018
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Here’s a scene about love and faith that I need to set. Elizabeth is walking toward her groom, John, for their first look. It’s that magical moment when the couple sees each other for the first time before the official wedding ceremony. She glides along in the dappled shadows and light of the Joan of Arc Chapel on the ground of Marquette University, where these two met. John is all nerves, fidgety hands and feet. Smiling then serious. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. There’s a tap on his shoulder, and he turns to his bride. She is stunning. Layers of tulle float…

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Barn Weddings Hot as Ever: White Oak Savanna

  • By Cindy
  • Sep 12th, 2018
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The trend of barns converted into wedding and event spaces shows no sign of stopping. We’ve had the pleasure of filming several barn weddings and appreciate the differences in style, size, amenities and services each site offers: The Farm at Dover, Rustic Manor, The Landing, The Octagon Barn. On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of touring one of the state’s newest “events sanctuary” in southeastern Wisconsin: White Oak Savanna in the Driftless Area. For those unfamiliar with the region, it’s roughly defined by the Upper Mississippi River Valley of the southeastern corner of Minnesota, southwest Wisconsin, northwest Illinois and northeast…

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