On June 23rd, 2018, 5 years to the day since they exchanged their wedding vows in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sean surprised his wife Kaylene with a once in a lifetime vow renewal and wedding celebration in front of all of their loved ones.
How creating a surprise wedding video all began …
I was excited from the moment I heard about this. A surprise wedding?! Who does that? We decided to meet up for coffee and I could immediately tell this wasn’t a fantasy; Sean had a plan. He had thought through every detail and was about pull off the surprise of a lifetime.
Sean and Kaylene had gotten married in Vegas on June 23rd, 2013. At the time the small elopement wedding was perfect for them, but over the years they had both longed to have had their family there and for all the traditional wedding events.
Fortunately for Kaylene, Sean was talking notes.
The plan was simple but perfect. Sean had coordinated with Erik and Marissa of Ciccarelli photography to convince Kaylene to do a “style shoot” with them. They drove her around all morning to get a wedding dress, makeup and jewelry all under the pretension that she was doing a styled photo shoot to help their photography business out.
Meanwhile Sean raced to gather up their 5 kids, their dress clothes, and everything else he had been hiding away for months. Then rushed to Craven Farm a rustic farm/wedding venue nestled in the shallow hills of Snohomish.
I had a blast talking with Sean and Kaylene’s children as everyone bustled around us to create the stage for this magical event. Eventually the ceremony was set and family and friends were in their seats waiting for the big moment arrive. Sean stood at the end of the aisle, bouquet in hand, waiting for his wife. You could tell from his expression that he was nervous. All those months of planning had led up to this moment. How would she react?
Check out the video for yourself!
Wedding Video blew up on social media
After the wedding the Sean’s surprise made an impact. The video was picked up by King 5’s, Take 5 show twice and on one episode Sean and Kaylene actually came on the show to do an interview!
They were interviewed on King 5’s, Take 5 talk show!!
Photo by Ciccarelli Photography
The amazing Western Washington Wedding Vendors who made this day possible
Venue- Craven Farm
Dress- Samila Boutique
Catering- Della Terra 425
Drinks- Uptown Wine & Beer Bar
DJ- Scott Dulin
Photographer- Ciccarelli Photography
Cupcakes- Life is Sweet 3 Sisters Catering
Everything is so expensive now a days right? Well now wedding videography doesn’t have to be. I am proud to announce that going forward Pixel Dust will be offering discounts on Offseason and Mid-Week wedding Videography. This way everyone can get amazing videography coverage for their wedding and still stay within budget!
This is a tremendous wedding videography deal for anyone out there with a little flexibility to their date. I got married on a Tuesday and it was one of the best decisions for my wedding! Check out this great photo of my mid-week ceremony by Mariah Gentry photography.
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Offseason (Nov-March) Midweek (M-TR)
I couldn’t help but write about the amazing day I had getting B-roll around wedding venues in the Sodo and Georgetown areas of Seattle.
We have been updating Pixel Dust’s gear for the 2019 season to Canon’s brand new mirrorless camera system and it was high time to recapture some B-roll in glorious 4K definition. There are so many exceptional venues in the South Seattle area it was the perfect place to start recording. Here are some pics from the day. Big thanks to Georgetown Ballroom, Seattle Design Center, The Foundry, Canvas Event Space, Sodo Park, and Westland Distillery for looking so awesome!
If want to see more of these amazing venues and a few others check out this video we made for the 2016 “I Do Sodo” wedding show.
by: Aimee Lyons (diydarlin.com)
Planning a party for someone else can be a big job, especially when it’s important to give them a special day. For many women, the task of planning a bachelorette party can be stressful and overwhelming; there are so many details to think about and people to plan for, and when you’re on a budget it can be difficult to ensure that the party will be exactly what you want.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can prepare for a bachelorette party that won’t break the bank. Even if you want to do a destination event, there are ways to go about it that aren’t super expensive; it just takes a little research and some creativity.
Here are some of the best ideas on getting started.
Stay close to home
If everyone on the guest list lives nearby, this should be a cinch. Look around town for a spa where everyone can go the day before the wedding and be pampered; arrange for brunch or lunch complete with mimosas and encourage everyone to relax and enjoy the day. Bachelorette parties aren’t just limited to nights out at a bar, so think outside the box a little and get creative.
Get out of town
If you live near a national park or just a beautiful area that offers lots of scenery, consider going out of town for the party and taking everyone on a camping trip. If that’s not everyone’s cup of tea, look into turning it into a “glamping” trip, which includes many of the luxuries one can find at home set against a gorgeous scenic backdrop.
It’s important to note that if you’re going out of town, you might want to remind everyone in the party to take precautions for their home while they’re gone. This means setting up motion-sensor lights around the perimeter, letting neighbors know where they’ll be and how long they’ll be gone, and/or asking a friend to house-sit. For more tips on how to keep your home safe during a trip, click here.
Hit the vineyards
Depending on where you live, there may be a vineyard nearby that you didn’t even know existed. Do a little research online to find out what’s available in your area and check into booking a wine tasting for your party. Many vineyards have very reasonable rates, and you can even set up a nice dinner for everyone while you’re there. Just make sure to arrange for safe transportation for everyone afterward; you might consider renting a limo that will drop each group member off at home.
Stay away from touristy areas
If your idea is to have a destination party, it’s a good idea to stay away from very touristy areas like New York City or Miami. These are great cities, but the cost will be more than you can handle pretty much any time of year. Instead, gravitate toward places like the beaches of the Carolinas, or New England in the fall. Think about the other women in the party and what they might like to see on this mini-vacation.
Don’t forget to have fun, yourself! This party should be a time for you and your friends to bond with one another and give the bride-to-be a day she’ll never forget, so relax and don’t sweat the small stuff.