July 21, 2011

Knot Featured Wedding: Bedell Cellars

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

Sheila & Kevin: Restaurant Daniel and Hotel Athenee; New York, NY

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

Rachael & Michael: The New York Botanical Garden, The Stone Mill

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

Greg & Renee: The Manhattan Penthouse & St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church

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.

The couple was all smiles all day and even had time to grab Shake Shack burgers during the photo session with Erik Freeland after the ceremony.

The Manhattan Penthouse is a always a great place for a NYC wedding reception with sweeping views of the best city in the world as well as the perfect space for a party fit for a newly minted couple! While dancing is a key part to most weddings, this one could be our number one dance wedding we've filmed all year, with the traditional Greek dances mixed in with American favorites to keep everyone smiling and moving all night! The Tim Alan Smith signature recap uses the song we actually used for a January wedding at the Manhattan Penthouse because Renee is such a big fan of it!

Click here to watch video!

July 06, 2011

Lauren & David; Trinity Church & Bridgewaters, NYC

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

A Note from a recent bride....

It's always nice to hear from our clients after they receive their DVD, but this particular letter by Mary and Don, was too nice not to share. Thanks Mary and Don!

Dear Tim,

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.

Kindest regards,


Big Apple Finalist: International Special Events Society

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!