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Style Me Pretty Texas: Elise & Rob’s Vintage Hybrid Wedding Highlight

Posted on Feb 23, 2013 in featured, HD wedding videography, HD weddings, Hybrid HD & Super 8 wedding videography, press, real weddings, wedding videography, wedding videography Austin, wedding videography hill country, wedding videography Texas, weddings | Comments Off on Style Me Pretty Texas: Elise & Rob’s Vintage Hybrid Wedding Highlight

You might remember I wrote about Elise and Rob and featured their wedding highlight film back in December. These two were destined their whole lives to meet it seemed and fell in love fast. Their wedding was a beautiful celebration at one of our favorite venues, Duchman Family Winery, organized and styled beautifully by Wimberley’s Wedding Warriors. We were so excited to see their feature on Style Me Pretty Texas today!

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Elise & Rob | Super 8 & HD Wedding Videography at Duchman Family Winery | Wedding Highlights from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.


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Roaring ’20s Wedding Inspiration | Vintage Wedding Videographer

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 in wedding planning, wedding trends, weddings | Comments Off on Roaring ’20s Wedding Inspiration | Vintage Wedding Videographer

Twenties-inspired weddings are all the rage, thanks to lots of trend wedding pieces, a lot of nostalgia, and The Great Gatsby coming to screens soon!

We are dying to film a 1920s wedding in black & white Super 8 film.

Here are my favorite Pinterest picks for inspiration for the planning bride.

Lots more here!

1920s wedding inspiration & vintage wedding videography

Some video inspiration from the Gatsby trailer…

The ISES Austin June Awards Gala, which was a Gatsby-Themed, Roaring ’20s Wedding & Event Gala by Nostalgia Film:


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Autumn Vineyard Weddings

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in general, super 8, super 8 weddings, wedding planning, wedding trends, wedding videography, wedding videography hill country, wedding videography Texas, weddings | Comments Off on Autumn Vineyard Weddings

Vineyard weddings are really popular for fall! We have a couple weddings coming up in the next few weeks at Duchman Family Winery. We’ve not filmed before at Duchman, and we are super excited because for both weddings we are shooting Super 8 film! Vineyards, autumn in Texas, the Hill Country, and vintage-style film–these are a few of my favorite things! We’ll share the wedding highlight films with you as they become ready, but in the meantime, here’s some autumn vineyard wedding inspiration!

Find more vineyard wedding inspiration on Pinterest.


Duchman Winery Wedding Videography // Super 8mm & HD Highlight // Austin / Driftwood, Texas // Cassady & Peter from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Super 8 & HD Wedding Videography at Duchman Family Winery \\ As Seen on Style Me Pretty \\ Elise & Rob from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

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Timeless Vintage…

Posted on Nov 30, 2011 in general, wedding planning, wedding pros, wedding tips, weddings | Comments Off on Timeless Vintage…

I wanted to write this early last week, as I saw a lot of articles about vintage weddings being “dead” and details being overdone… And burlap, mason jars, fields, handmade signs, and vintage suitcases or typewriters or whatever getting a lot of hate! (But then, well, I had to spend a few days eating turkey, watching movies, hiking with the dogs, drinking wine, and ignoring the Internet. So I hope you understand; this may have jumped the shark by now, but I still felt it was worth writing… I hope you had a very happy and relaxing Thanksgiving, too!)

handcrafted wedding details

Photo from our wedding by Heather Curiel Weddings

Basically brides, I want to say… Do whatever you want! Be vintage, be eccentric, be simple, be rustic, be thrifty or lavish… Just follow your heart and be true to yourself and your partner! That’s all it’s about–you and your partner and the one-of-a-kind love between ya’ll! Therein lies the beauty of each wedding.

Use the blogs for inspiration–if you want–but don’t be bowled over by what’s trendy and what’s in and out or what bloggers are into or over that week. Look to what inspires you, and do it! Don’t let anyone–in the blogosphere or vendors make you feel bad or inadequate about your choices!

I have seen some rants about vintage and detailed weddings lately, including this one from Huffington Post: The End Of The Vintage Wedding Trend and this one, Dear Wedding Bloggers… by Hindsight Bride or this one, very spot on and well-written, but still wanting to strip away details, The Mason Jar Manifesto.

Then there are more that are uplifting and encouraging to brides (and vendors):
The Only Opinion That Matters, DIY Bride
It’s all in the details…or is it?, Style Me Pretty
{A Lovely Rant} Vintage is not dead., Oh Lovely Day

I will be the first to admit, I chuckled at the #inmymasonjars hashtag that circled around Twitter several weeks back. Yet, conversely, I am still surprised again and again by the snark and negativity in this industry and clamoring to call things dead or overdone.

photo by heather curiel weddings

Photo from our wedding by Heather Curiel Weddings

We had mason jars at our wedding last year (hand-painted nonetheless!), and I can poke fun at something that by now can be considered perhaps played out by those who see them weekly, but I also still see things through the eyes of a bride who’s seeing all these handmade and lovingly detailed weddings for the first time and is excited and inspired by it.

Maybe because I am a newer wedding professional, I haven’t reached the level of seeing things so much that I feel jaded or disenchanted. I can understand that it may all start to look the same if you see it again and again in this industry, but that’s no reason for rants and making brides feel less unique and second guess their ideas. If you want a old typewriter! Heck, have one! Mason jars?! They are crazy cheap and add a relaxed and homespun vibe, so why not!? (Also inexpensive–mix and match glassware from your favorite local, thrift store.) If you want to be photographed in a field (perhaps popular because, well, who wants a busy background?) then do it!

photo by heather curiel weddings

Photo from our wedding by Heather Curiel Weddings

I guess I am weary, too, of getting lumped in since we make wedding films on Super 8mm film (and HD). It’s seen as a vintage medium (and, well,we do shoot on cameras from the ’70s!), but it transcends any one type of bride or wedding since it’s such a beautiful and timeless medium. I don’t want people to see Super 8 and pigeon-hole it as “vintage,” because I think it’s so much more than that. In a day and age full of instant gratification, a handcrafted wedding film–free of cranes, special effects, and seeing every minute up-close detail… Well, it’s refreshing. And it’s full of so much heart!

I say to each their own… The HuffPo author rants against nostalgia like it’s a terrible thing, and I find it way off-base. Each bride’s ideas are the things that I enjoy about this industry, whether it’s a part of a “trend” or not, and getting to be in the moment with the brides and grooms and families and friends we shoot, while creating memories is one of my greatest joys.

So if I do ever get that negative about it, maybe it would be time to find a new career…

So while HuffPo may not agree, I will love that photo of “the couple in the field holding hands two feet apart, back lit by the sun,” from our wedding last year for years and years to come…

To me, it captures all the heartfelt emotion of that day and it is timeless.


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About Super 8 Wedding Films

Posted on May 16, 2014 in | Comments Off on About Super 8 Wedding Films

Vintage Wedding Videographer: About Super 8 Wedding Films




Super 8 film and 8mm film are the iconic film formats on which most silent home movies from the 1930s through the 1970s were shot. Super 8 is a very nostalgic medium, introduced in 1965 by Eastman Kodak and popularized in the 1970s, as it gained mass appeal for making home movies. The flickers and film grain evoke an emotional response, and the look and feel of the grain and color of authentic film brings back happy memories of yesteryear.

Super 8 wedding films are a great alternative to traditional wedding videography for outdoor weddings, rustic weddings, vintage weddings, and any wedding where the bride and groom want to be able to remember and feel the emotions of their wedding day for years to come. While digital videography trends change, Super 8 remains classic and timeless. Plus the fact film is an archival medium means that their wedding film can be preserved and passed down through generations… And later converted to whatever the format of the future.

I prefer shooting on actual film because film images are created through a chemical process of an emulsion on celluloid film, which creates a look and feel with vivid colors, greater variation in contrast, and fine grains that cannot be reproduced by modern electronic video and various effects. Through the process of telecine, the film can be converted to a digital format, including HD up to 5k.

Combined with my creativity and artistic eye, I feel that Super 8 film, with its romantic and nostalgic feel, is the perfect medium for capturing cherished memories. Like many of the old home movies from the past, the Super 8 films I shoot are silent, and I artistically edit the images to music chosen just for the couple’s film. However sound can be incorporated with film by adding audio recording, synced in small moments, or through the use of cinematic HD wedding videography for key parts of the day including the ceremony and toasts.

You can read more about why I think Super 8 is so special on the blog. Contact me to talk about Super 8 film for your wedding.

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