November 17, 2011

Tim Alan Smith awarded Knot's "Best of Weddings" 2012

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

Rena & Greg; Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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 & Matt; Pine Hollow Country Club

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!

Kerri-Lynn and Patrick, The Stamford Yacht Club

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!

Kevin and Gina, The Hudson Hotel

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 & Andrea, Southampton

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 & Jason; Studio 450 NYC

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.

Shawn and Vanessa; Amagansett

It's always a long drive when Tim Alan Smith videography has to film out in the Hamptons or North Fork, but it's usually worth the trip after getting to the beautiful locales. Shawn and Vanessa's wedding was no different. After arriving at Vanessa's family home in Amagansett and getting a couple of shots of the bride, we headed over to the private beach close by to set up for the ceremony.

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!

Joann & Tom's Wedding, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

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; Tappan Hill

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 & David; Hildene, Manchester, VT

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!

Robin & Darin, The Harmonie Club; NYC

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 & Anu, The Bridgeview Yacht Club

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, St Francis Xavier and W Union Square

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!

A fun redo of a Bedell Cellars Wedding!

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, Tribeca 360; NYC

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!

Brian & Vanessa; The Manhattan Penthouse

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, Queens Botanical Garden and the Southstreet Seaport

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 & Andy; St. Joseph's Church and the Garden City Hotel

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: Guastavino's NYC

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!