November 17, 2011
Tim Alan Smith videography is pleased to announce that we were named the Knot's "Best of Weddings" for 2012 today! The honor becomes official in January but we are happy to have found out today!
November 16, 2011
If there is a NYC wedding location we have filmed more than the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, it would probably have to be the Brooklyn Botanic Garden! This is definitely a good thing as it is one of our favorite places to film with the amazing backdrop for photos/video, great food and wonderful staff, it's always a pleasure to work there.
Rena and Greg met in college and took that romance all the way to under the Chuppah at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens where they exchanged vows! The beautiful ceremony came after they took photos with family and the wedding party amidst the lush backgrounds the gardens provided.
The party was non-stop dancing as the young crowd never slowed down and was highlighted with a toast from the couple to their friends and with Rena dancing on stage with the band! To view their TAS signature recap, please click here!
Juliana and Matt had a great day with family and friends at the Pine Hollow Country Club in Long Island. I dare anyone to find a shot on their TAS signature recap in which they are not smiling! Whether it was their Ketubah signing, photo session, ceremony, first dance or cake cutting, the couple was all smiles all the time!
If I were to pick the wedding of 2011 that was most fun, this would have to be it. While most of our weddings are fun, this one took the proverbial cake. From minute one there were smiles and laughs all the way to the last dance of the night.
We caught up with Kerri-Lynn and Patrick getting ready in their homes before heading to St. Pius X Church in Fairfield for the ceremony. After the ceremony in which the talkative Kerri-Lynn actually became speechless- the couple and their friends hopped in a party bus for photo-ops along the way to the Stamford Yacht Club.
At the Stamford Yacht Club, the wedding party did a quick boat ride before everyone returned for drinks, dancing, more drinks, more dancing and an over abundance of fun! Click here to watch the TAS signature recap!
It was obvious to me that Gina was a cheerleader at some point in her life, as her energy and excitement were infectious! Tim Alan Smith filmed her getting ready with one of our favorite NYC wedding photographers Bia Sampaio in the master bedroom suite.
The Hudson Hotel is the PERFECT spot if you are looking for an intimate NYC wedding with stunning views. The rooftop looks to be limited to about 80 guests but if your plans include small guest list and you want NYC and unbeatable views, THIS is the place!
After an emotional first look, the couple took photos and readied for the ceremony, which was fantastic on the rooftop. Afterwards it was cocktail hour and a night of toasts, dancing and fun.
Click here to view the Tim Alan Smith signature recap!
Chris and Andrea decided to get married on what turned out to be OUR most popular day, in which we filmed 4 weddings!
They got ready in separate spots with the bride getting her finishing wedding day touches at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor before heading to the Dune Church in Southampton. We have filmed at the Dune Church before and it is one of the most intimate and beautiful spaces to exchange vows.
The couple then headed to B. Smith's in Sag Harbor after the ceremony and photo session for a night of fun with friends and family. Click here to see their recap!
If you are looking for a destination wedding videographer- whether it's the Hamptons, the North Fork or anywhere planes fly- please give us a call to see if we can film your day!
Uma and Jason live steps from the Highline park in NYC, so naturally we decided that would be a great spot for a wedding photo and video shoot. Al from Catherine Leonard Photography in NYC was the lead photographer and got some great shots of the happy couple. It would be the first of two Saturdays in a row that we were fortunate to work with Al and his staff! In the world of NYC weddings, it is sometimes quite a small world and we find ourselves working with some of the best week after week!
After our trip to the Highline, the couple went back to their apartment to change before taking a short car ride to Studio 450 for the elaborate and fun Indian wedding ceremony followed by cocktails. The room was breathtaking with candles in front of EVERY seat and the guests could not believe the fantastic views that the floor to ceiling windows of Studio 450 gave them.
The rock band The Nerds- not normally a wedding band- came out and had the guests rocking and rolling. A surprise set by Jason on guitar had his new bride cheering from the front row like a rock groupie and the rest of the guests wildly applauding. All and all a fun night and the recap can be seen here.
It was here that the couple exchanged their vows in front of a small group or family and friends and the surging Atlantic Ocean before heading back to the house for a night of partying! Photographer Michael Gross from Brooklyn got some great shots during the first of two cocktail hours (one on the beach and one at the house!) while Tim Alan Smith caught a stray skinny dipper! (watch video for proof!)
The food was AMAZING- with a seafood theme catered by Insatiable Eats- and the music didn't let up, even during the meal, as people snuck off for dancing.
Click here to view the fun TAS Signature recap of the day's great wedding!
We often get asked to film North Fork weddings and Hampton weddings so feel free to call us to see if we are available on your date!
There are few places that Tim Alan Smith NYC wedding videography has filmed more over the years than the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. It seems like we have a few weddings there every year, yet it never gets old! What a GREAT spot for a classic NYC wedding! The views of the Hudson River are spectacular as your guests dine and enjoy the wedding festivities!
Tom and Joann- one of my favorite couples of the year- sure had an amazing day at the Lighthouse! They saw each other for the first time a couple hours before the ceremony and then took pictures with wedding photographer Ellie M of NYC, who was a pleasure to work with!
The ceremony was held with the river as a backdrop and then it was off to a night of partying. The party included the first dance, toasts and dancing of course but also included fun traditions such as the Polish bread and salt as well as the shot of water or vodka taken by the couple which decided who would be the one wearing the pants in the marriage! All and all, a VERY fun night!
Click here to view the TAS signature recap for Tom and Joann!
Lindsey and Adam met in college and took that romance all the way to their wedding day at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown!
Tappan Hill has amazing views as backdrops, which the couple took full advantage of while exchanging their vows! We also enjoyed working with photographer Ryan Brenizer who did an amazing job capturing the couple throughout the day!
Another highlight for me was getting to see my May 27 couple, Lauren and Dave- who got married at Bridgewaters in NYC!
After that, it was off to the reception where great toasts, food and dancing prevailed.
Click here to view their TAS signature recap!
(Photo above by one of my favorite NYC wedding photographers- Andre Maier)
Justini and David decided to pack up and leave NYC for a destination wedding in Manchester, Vermont! They picked the last weekend in August which was also the weekend the hurricane chose to arrive on the east coast, but the couple didn't let a few raindrops dampen their spirits as most of the day turned out to be beautiful! With the mountain backdrop for the outdoor wedding, the couple had the time of their lives! A tent on the grounds of Hildene- the mansion once owned by Abe Lincoln's son- was full of revelers and fun all night long! Click here to view the TAS signature recap of the great event! Tim Alan Smith is ALWAYS available for travel so please give us a call if you'd like us to travel for your destination wedding video!
A late summer day in NYC is about the best time for a wedding, so Robin and Darin had a beautiful Saturday in September to exchange vows and enjoy the NYC backdrop! The couple saw each other before the ceremony because they were doing photos with Kellie from 4 Eyes Photography and video with Tim Alan Smith. Central Park footage and shots make any NYC wedding album shine and this was no exception! After the photo session, the couple signed the Ketubah and spent a night partying with friends and family inside the Harmonie Club, an amazing space for a NYC wedding! Click here to see their TAS video recap!
Tanya and Anu got married at the beautiful Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park with views that wouldn't stop, no matter what angle we chose to shoot! What made the day even better is that we got to work with one of our favorite NYC wedding photographers, Gulnara, who always makes things fun AND gets great shots too! (Photo above!)
We have shot NYC area Indian weddings over the years, but this was unique in that they also had a Christian ceremony early in the day! So the bride and groom had different sets of clothes for different parts of the day which made it even more interesting to film for Tim Alan Smith!
Click here to check out the fun TAS signature recap we put together of the amazing day!
Chris and Gillian had a beautiful day to get married in NYC, starting at the W Union Square where they got ready before heading to St Francis Xavier a few blocks west for the ceremony. After the ceremony, the wedding party headed to Washington Square Park for photos with the amazing Robin Roemer before heading back to the W for a night of partying. One of the many highlights was Chris and Gillian's first dance, that was well rehearsed and looked ready for a youtube upload for the world to see! What a fun night! Click here to see their TAS signature recap!
We loved the footage so much from Josh and Adriana's wedding last year at Bedell Cellars, that we re-edited the footage and created a new short piece to shown as a feature on our website as well as on the Bedell's website. Click here to check it out!
Carly and Frank got to break in one of NYC's hottest new event spaces in Tribeca 360, the perfect spot for a NYC wedding! Right next to the Tribeca Rooftop, Tribeca 360 offers amazing views of NYC as well as mouth-watering food and top-notch service. The couple first got married at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village before heading to Tribeca 360 for a night of fun, that included the couple taking the stage and joining their band! Click here to watch their TAS signature recap!
Tim Alan Smith has filmed A LOT at the Manhattan Penthouse lately, but that's OK because it is one of our favorite spots for a NYC wedding! With spectacular views and a great decor, it can't be beat if you are looking to have an intimate affair with family and friends to commemorate the happiest day in your life!
Brian and Vanessa made the trip from California to get married in NYC after meeting a few years back at work as scientific researchers in a California lab! The two had fun before the ceremony getting photos on the streets of NYC before exchanging vows at the Manhattan Penthouse and spending the entire night on the dance floor! Click here to see their TAS Signature recap!
Greg and Nina picked the hottest day of the year but it was also a beautiful day for photos and video! They started out with wedding photos/video in the Southstreet Seaport before taking a ride to the Queens Botanical Garden, which proved to be an excellent spot for an outdoor summer NYC wedding! Next up was Jade Asian restaurant where traditional Chinese wedding customs were on full display with a great NYC backdrop! Click here to view their Tim Alan Smith signature recap!
Brigid and Andy had an amazing wedding day that started with Tim Alan Smith filming the girls getting ready at Brigid's house, just about a mile away from St. Joseph's church, where she would soon exchange vows with Andy. Kellie Walsh from 4 Eyes Photography- one of the best wedding photographers in NYC- was there to capture the excitement as well. Andy got ready at the Garden City Hotel where the wedding reception would later be held before heading over to St. Joseph to see his beautiful bride. After the emotional ceremony, the couple spent time at Brigid's house getting photos before heading over to the Garden City Hotel for a night they would not soon forget!
To see the TAS signature recap video, click here!
Tilly's Bat Mitzvah at Guastavino's Wedding and party event space in NYC was FUN! Once the dance floor opened, the kids never left it! The day started at Temple Emanu-El in NYC with Tilly doing her Torah reading before she headed home and to the salon to get ready for the big night at Guastavino's. Michele from Mary Giuliani catering did an amazing job of setting up the space and making sure the event flowed smoothly! Tim Alan Smith videography hadn't been to Guastavino's since they closed down the restaurant portion years back and made it exclusively an event space. I can see why as it will certainly fill up with NYC weddings and other social events. As far as Tilly, I'm not sure if she has yet to leave the dance floor!
Click here to see the video!
July 21, 2011
We are excited to see photos by Brian Dorsey Studios from a wedding we filmed last fall at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue featured in a recent issue of the Knot magazine!
Adriana and Josh were a great couple and had an amazing day, photographed by Brian Dorsey Studios. The music was by Hank Lane while the flowers and planning were done by one of my favorites, Claire Bean, while Tim Alan Smith provided the video coverage. Although we are based in NYC we enjoy filming in the North Fork and the Hamptons and find ourselves out there often every year.
Check out our recap of the wedding which is also featured on Bedell Cellar's website!
July 20, 2011
It helped me just a little bit to learn that Kevin was as huge a baseball fan as I am on the day that Derek Jeter reached 3000 hits. I was supposed to go to the game but the wedding came first. Kevin and I enjoyed watching on parts of the historic game on TV in his suite at the Hotel Athenee while Sheila got ready in the next room! Once he saw her in her dress, Kevin was amazed how great she looked in the gown that Sheila's 13 year old daughter had picked out a few months earlier!
I filmed the couple at the wonderful Hotel Athenee- rated one of the top hotels in the world- before heading over to the famous Restaurant Daniel for an intimate wedding ceremony. On the way over we took advantage of the area to get some nice photos and video of the in the streets of NYC.
At Daniel, the bat above was there for guests to sign for the couple before their intimate ceremony and ensuing cocktails and dinner. With the help of Derek Jeter's hit and the bat they had guests signed, their wedding will always be connected to America's pastime!
To view a highlight of their wedding, click here!
July 11, 2011
Everyone thought it was going to rain when Rachael and Michael tied the knot last month, but mother nature held out and let the couple exchange vows in front of a babbling brook at the New York Botanical Gardens.
The couple signed the Ketubah soon after I arrived inside the Stone Mill before the beautiful ceremony. Fantastic NYC wedding photographer Beth Keiser was there to document the day and took many great shots including one of the ceremony from a faraway bridge that will be sure to be one of the couple's favorites
After breaking the glass and kissing as man and wife, Rachael and Mike led their guests to the Snuff Mill for delicious appetizers and refreshing drinks before a reception upstairs that won't soon be forgotten! One of Hank Lane's bands played throughout the night and there was hardly a moment when the dance floor wasn't in use! Click here to check out Rachael and Mike's wedding day recap!
July 08, 2011
We're becoming regulars at the Manhattan Penthouse, where Greg and Renee had their wedding reception last month after a beautiful ceremony at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church near Union Square. The beautiful bride and handsome groom were married at the church with the ceremonial crowning being a highlight.
July 06, 2011
If it weren't for my friend Howard's birthday party last fall, I may never have even met Lauren and David, but I am glad I did! The couple had a beautiful wedding at historic Trinity Church followed by a reception at one of my favorite locations- Bridgewaters in the Southstreet Seaport.
I started the day with my assistant Andrea at the Wall Street Inn where Dave was getting ready before heading over to the couple's apartment a block away to get some footage of Lauren before her first meeting with Dave. When the couple saw each other for the first time, it was clear that this was meant to be and soon after we were at Trinity Church where they were exchanging vows in front of friends, family and any tourist who happened to walk in!
After the ceremony, the guests headed to rooftop of the couple's apartment for cocktails while Tim Alan Smith got some footage of Lauren and David by the Seaport. After that, all headed to Bridgewaters for a night of revelry that included some funny and poignant toasts, an authentic British "flyover", a beautiful song by the bride's friend Bronwyn and non-stop dancing!
To check out a highlight of the day, please click here!
July 01, 2011
We finally arrived from Miami this weekend and Don and I have had a chance to see the video. Well, we’ve laughed, cried, and were generally amazed at the sensitivity of your editing (it was not an easy job to integrate these two very different events.) You captured the ceremony, the toasts, the love, the dancing and every cherishable moment. The black and white treatment at the end was absolutely perfect.
I shared it yesterday with my business partner, Carolyn Wall, who ran Fox 5 here for Murdoch for many years. She was very impressed with your work. Expect a call from us for some corporate work in the near future.
As for Don and I, some guests have requested copies of the video and believe it or not, it is circulating within his office (how often does that happen with a wedding video!)
Thank you once again for a brilliant job well done.
For the third year in a row, Tim Alan Smith is proud do announce that we are a finalist in the prestigious International Special Events Society's Big Apple Awards. This year's gala will be held at the New York Times Center Event space and will feature the "Whose Who" of the event world. In 2009 and 2010 we were proud to be honored with the Big Apple Award for "Best NYC Event Video" and we look forward to going for three in a row this year!
June 26, 2011
We recently had the chance to film Tim and Kerrie's wedding at the Bryant Park Grill in NYC. It was all smile all day as the happy couple took photos and greeted family and friends before the ceremony on the Bryant Park Grill rooftop. With views of the beautiful park and NYC, the couple exchanged vows as light rain greeted them towards the end. The rain didn't dampen their spirits and Tim Alan Smith NYC wedding video captured all the fun throughout the day. After the ceremony, it was cocktails and photos in the park and a night of revelry with family and friends that won't soon be forgotten!
June 14, 2011
Molly's Bat Mitzvah last month was a non-stop party at trendy meat packing district club, Kiss & Fly, where the kids arrived to a wonderland created by Melissa Rosenbloom of Gourmet Advisory Services, whose food was also impossible to top!
Molly started her day with her Torah reading and then did family photos in her apartment with Michael Jurick before heading down to Kiss & Fly about 5:00. Her first order of business was to practice her guitar solo- Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland- which she later performed to raucous applause and cheers!
Marc Jason from Total Entertainment was there to make sure the party never stopped, and with the emcee, dancers and other entertainment, the kids were never bored for a minute!
Other highlights from the night included touching toasts by Molly's cousins and parents/brother, Molly's dance moves and all the nice things friends had to say to Molly at the end of the night!
Tim Alan Smith videography was glad to be there to film such as an incredible NYC Bat Mitzvah!
June 13, 2011
At Rasputin, an overflowing feast was served during cocktail hour before the guests took their seats at their tables to watch the emotional ceremony of Sabrina and Jon given by an uncle on each side. Following the ceremony, the couple made a dramatic entrance from the balcony above before non-stop dancing and a very fun Horah. (photo above). Toasts were a highlight but none better than when Sabrina and Jonathan read an e-mail exchange between them the first few weeks and months that they knew each other!
Other highlights included the always-fun photo booth, the garter/bouquet Sabrina's friend Daniella, who seemed to be in the middle of everything! All and all a night that won't soon be forgotten!
May 09, 2011
When Brooke and Adam got married April 16, the rain never dampened their spirits as they were all smiles all day! The couple got ready in separate rooms at the Ritz Carlton in Westchester before an emotional "first look" in the hotel's hallway, where they saw each other for the first time. Before the ceremony, the couple was filmed by TAS videogrpahers Jason and Jimmy and photographed before getting ready for the beautiful Jewish ceremony. After the ceremony it was cocktail hour and a reception that included the Horah, a first dance, toasts, dancing, a cake-cutting and plenty of smiles of course!
May 05, 2011
Tim Alan Smith wedding videography films weddings in the Hamptons and the North Fork every year so it only made sense for me to make the trip out to Greenport on Saturday to check out the excellent show put on by Well Wed magazine. The Hamptons Wedding Affair was held at the magnificent Brecknock Hall where any bride and groom would feel like a royal if given the chance to be married there. I had never filmed here before but recently filmed North Fork favorites such as the Peconic Bay Winery, Bedell Cellars, Martha Clara Vineyards, and Wollfer Estates to name a few.
At the show I caught up with wedding colleagues I've met over the years while meeting plenty of new people as well. Highlights include being given a free night at the Hotel Indigo in Riverhead, eating delicious appetizers and sweets, listening to great music by a live band, watching a fantasic bridal gown show and enjoying a cotton candy martini or two!
I brought my camera along of course and got some footage from the day that I put together below as a recap of the day for Well Wed, which you will be able to see on the Well Wed blog and website. Enjoy!
When you watch the video recap below, you may think I was trying to be funny, poking fun at the institution of marriage, but the song was actually chosen by Rachel and Hillel. While getting married is certainly "the end of the world as you know it", it changes for the better most of the time!
If their fun party and spirit all day is any indication, they are in store for a lifetime of happiness.
When I arrived with assistant, Louise, the couple were busy getting photos in front of Temple Emanu-El, where they were set to have an Orthodox Jewish wedding ceremony. Soon after photos, the couple and their guests headed to cocktail hour with Hillel and friends doing the sacred Tisch prayers while Rachel readied herself for the Bedekken in the bridal suite.
Hillel arrived with his friends to unveil his bride at the Bedekken and the Ketubah was signed and then all headed into the Temple for the beautiful ceremony performed by Hillel's father.
After the ceremony, the couple was introduced and the Horah commenced, with clapping, cheering, smiles and dancing all around with a spirited performance by the Jewish wedding band, Nafshenu. Other highlights included toasts, a surprise poem by family members, the cake cutting, more dancing, the Mezinka and plenty of smiles and laughs to be remembered for a lifetime!
May 03, 2011
When my good friend Ravi told me he was getting married in Napa, I could hardly wait to be there to help celebrate the big day. Ravi and Chee took time planning the perfect weekend with an intimate group of family and friends. We all stayed at the quaint La Residence in Napa where wine and cheese were served promptly at six each day. They started the weekend off right with an all-day wine tour Friday where we explored 4 famous Napa vineyards as well as some of their best wines before having an amazing dinner at Don Giovanni's. A highlight for me in addition to the wine and Italian food was seeing Ravi's parents for the first time in ages and having his dad inform me that "you broke my house" in reference to a an errant chair leg that caused damage while helping Ravi move 7 years earlier!
The wedding day was glorious and my girlfriend Kristin and I took advantage of the locale by heading out early for a few more wine tastings before returning to the Inn after lunch to get ready. We piled in the coach to take us to Brix Restaurant just down the road where the wine flowed as we waited for the other guests to arrive. The bride came last and all were wowed by her beautiful dress as she walked from the restaurant to the private garden ceremony by the vineyard in the back. All guests helped create Chee's bouquet by handing her individual flowers as her father walked her down the aisle.
The ceremony was short but definitely sweet and then we enjoyed more wine and amazing appetizers (another spring roll please) by the vineyard before heading inside for more great food and wine. Ravi and Chee found each married couple's wedding song and played it so they could enjoy their dance again while I performed a lip synch routine for the guests to Harry Connick's "In Love". Fortunately for me, I was the one behind the camera all weekend so no evidence of this exists!
Other highlights at Brix was the amazing individual cakes at each table that I could hardly wait all meal to eat and chance meetings with NFL star QB Carson Palmer and designer Michael Kors, who called the groom "dapper".
From there it was back to the couple's villa where a post-party commenced and the song you will hear on the recap was played no less than 25 times.....Enjoy!
April 06, 2011
Tim Alan Smith is greatly honored to once again be chosen by New York Magazine as one of it's favorite NYC videographers. Here is what they have to say:
February 18, 2011
Karina & James had a nice January Saturday for the wedding last month at the Judson Memorial Church followed by the reception at the Manhattan Penthouse. Karina started the day off getting ready in her apartment where Tim Alan Smith videographer, Jason, filmed her along with photographers Rupert and Kellie of 4 Eyes Photography. She then headed down near Washington Square Park where she saw an excited James for the first time. It was then photos before the ceremony at Judson Memorial Church. More photos and video followed by a great evening at the beautiful Manhattan Penthouse that won't soon be forgotten!
February 11, 2011
The sweeping views of NYC and the Hudson River were a beautiful backdrop for what turned out to be a great day. Event planner Shawn Rabideau and his staff made sure everything went off without a hitch while NYC wedding photographers Rupert and Kellie from 4 Eyes Photography captured everything that unfolded throughout the day.
Tim Alan Smith videography was there to capture everything as well and below is a short highlight of what turned out to be a great day.
Kyra's Sweet 16 in Manhattan at Club Soiree was one such event. The kids were non-stop all night on the dance floor and enjoyed all the special treats and activities that Kyra and her parents had set up to help make the party such a success!
Event planner Brandy Carbone of B Lee Events did a great job organizing the event and photographer Julie Stapen did an excellent job getting photos all night.
Sit back and enjoy the short highlight we created of the fun birthday. Happy Sweet 16 Kyra from Tim Alan Smith Videography!
We started the day filming the couple at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Brooklyn before they made their way back to Manhattan for photos with Dan Loh, one of my favorite NYC photographers!
The party highlights included spirited toasts, bagpipers from the FDNY and non-stop dancing. We look forward to finishing the full edit and many more trips to Bridgewaters in 2011 and beyond!
January 07, 2011
I had the pleasure of filming Bree & Andy's fun filled wedding day in Washington D.C. in November, in the shadows of the White House at the famous Decatur House.
I started my day by meeting Bree and her bridesmaids and family at her apartment in Virginia. The excitement was in the air as I filmed the girls getting ready and I was happy to catch up with Bree's parents and sister, Jill, whose wedding I filmed in 2008.
After piling into a vintage car for the ride over to the beautiful Church of the Holy City in downtown D.C., I caught up with Tim Alan Smith's other wedding videographer, Jason, who was filming Andy and the boys at the church.
The ceremony was far from traditional but one of the most romantic and emotional I have attended, with the couple exchanging personal and funny vows, before skipping down the aisle- handmade bouquets all around- to meet and greet their friends and family at the back of the church.
It was then off to the Decatur House wedding, where Tim Alan Smith was able to get great footage of the couple and their friends in front of the White House, before they headed in for a night of revelry! All and all, this was a unique, fun Washington D.C. wedding that won't soon be forgotten!