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Sarah & David – Austin Sci-Fi Wedding Highlight Film on Super 8mm

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Nostalgia Film, real weddings, wedding DIY, wedding videography, wedding videography Austin, weddings | Comments Off on Sarah & David – Austin Sci-Fi Wedding Highlight Film on Super 8mm

Sarah has been in our circle of friends for years. As a Satan’s Cheerleader, I’m sure I’d even seen her perform with the Flametrick Subs, years and years before I even met her (one of my first shows at the old The Black Cat Lounge–may it RIP–during college orientation at UT).

One day, she met David, an actor, and you could tell she’d met someone special. It wasn’t too long before they were engaged and we were filming their wedding! As sci-fi geeks, they had a movie of sci-fi’s greatest love scenes before their reception kicked off. It was a fun party, and we were happy to film it for them and preserve the day on celluloid!

Congratulations you two! xoxo

Sarah & David – Austin Sci-Fi Wedding Highlight Film on Super 8mm from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Bride’s Dress: Liz Carlin
Cakes/Dessert: Sarah Higgins
Catering: Live Oak BBQ
Cinematography: Nostalgia Film
Florist: Exquisite Petals
Hair/MUA: Omar Vasquez
Photographer: Kenneth Gall
Venue: The Secret Theater

Songs from the Free Music Archive:
Waylon Thornton “Favorite Secrets,” “Mystery Club”
Broke For Free “Night Owl,” “Directionless EP”

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Floral Nuptials: Spring 2014 Wedding Inspiration

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in wedding DIY, wedding planning, wedding pros, wedding tips, wedding trends, wedding videography, weddings | Comments Off on Floral Nuptials: Spring 2014 Wedding Inspiration

Florals are in for 2014: on the runways and down the aisle! I made an etsy treasury for wedding inspiration I am feeling for Spring 2014. Pastels and soft colors and lots of pretty flowers and sweet touches!

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If you’re looking for a florist for your upcoming wedding, I heartily recommend Natasha with EcoChic Floral! She’s kind, passionate, and super knowledgeable about sustainable flowers!

See a wedding we worked together on her site or in the film below!

Happy Spring!!

 

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’50s Style Retro Wedding Ideas | Vintage Wedding Videography

Posted on May 29, 2013 in wedding DIY, wedding planning, wedding trends, wedding videography, weddings | Comments Off on ’50s Style Retro Wedding Ideas | Vintage Wedding Videography

When I first started planning my own wedding, I was in love with the idea of a ’50s inspired wedding. I’m obsessed with anything mid-century, and the thought of having a flared, tea-length gown and a colorful crinoline got me excited. I also was entertaining the idea of a Sunday brunch wedding, complete with punch, which would have fit a retro ’50s wedding perfectly (and kept costs low)! Ultimately, stumbling across the perfect, eclectic venue led me on a completely different path, but I still kept the retro polka-dotted bird cage veil and a few other ’50s-inspired elements like the aqua and red palette and my peep-toes shoes in our wedding day style. Here’s some ’50s wedding inspiration for you! Find more on our Pinterest board.

1950s wedding inspiration

We’d love to film a ’50s inspired wedding on Super 8mm film! It would look so chic and nostalgic on colorful reversal film! Watch this Dallas wedding film on Super 8mm with retro touches (her dress, his suit, her glasses, and Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday playing in the background!)

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Austin Wedding DJ & Music Ideas & Resources

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 in wedding DIY, wedding planning, wedding pros, wedding tips, weddings | Comments Off on Austin Wedding DJ & Music Ideas & Resources

Wedding First DanceIn the months leading up to our wedding, I had these recurring nightmares about me in my wedding dress running in towering heels to try to reach my ipod to queue my own music for the key parts of my wedding like walking down the aisle and the first dance. Yep, pretty typical anxiety dreams of a DIY bride, but obviously, the thought of trying to do the music ourselves was stressing me out! We’d attended a bridal expo, and I was really confused as to where to turn afterward. A lot of the DJs we met there were hard-selling and intimidating, and I couldn’t imagine them as guests at my wedding, and the only ones we liked DJed with vinyl, but were far out of our budget.

Wedding First DanceLuckily, my friend DJ Munk helped me by DJing our reception and laid all those DIY DJ nightmares to rest! Most DJs are happy to accommodate your list of requests, and it can be a nice touch to use songs meaningful to you during the cocktail hour and dinner, so you can still DIY that aspect, but leave the spinning or playing to others! We also hired local band Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour to play our ceremony, cocktail hour, and first dance, which was a brilliant idea! Their Eastern European musical influences spoke to my roots, we had so much fun, and the guests seemed to really enjoy them, too.

If you’re beginning to think about music for your wedding, here are some great places to start and some resources!

Resources

Hi-Fi Weddings is a fantastic resource for the music-loving bride! With lists of song ideas, mixes, and real weddings featuring playlists, this is a a great jumping off point when thinking about music for the big day.

This list of most requested songs is sure to get your musical ideas flowing. Sure, some of them like the “Party Rock Anthem” and the “Cupid Shuffle” are cheesy, but I tell you seeing your friends bust a move is really priceless, and sometimes the silliest songs bring it out in them. You can still have all the silly, fun music without a DJ that makes you cringe! One of my favorite reception dancing moments was seeing my bridesmaid’s husband dance to MC Hammer’s “Hammertime.” I never knew he had those dance moves (nor did she), and I am still in awe of his sweet dance moves.

wedding dancingLocal Austin Wedding DJs

We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with a number of local DJs who we are always happy to recommend.

ATX DJ

Byrne Rock

DJ Presley

Greenbelt DJ Productions

Jeremy Cox Event DJ

Music4LifeDJs

Or for Something Totally Different…

For those of you who are in love with the idea of a vintage wedding, check out Austin Phonograph Company for a totally different take on ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception music! Austin Phonograph Company specializes in live entertainment featuring hand cranked phonograph record players from the early 1900s.

 

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Jessica & Anthony’s Super 8 Wedding Film Featured on DIY Bride – Nostalgia Film

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 in featured, press, real weddings, super 8, super 8 weddings, wedding DIY, wedding videography, wedding videography Texas, weddings | Comments Off on Jessica & Anthony’s Super 8 Wedding Film Featured on DIY Bride – Nostalgia Film

We had so much fun shooting Jessica & Anthony’s super 8 wedding film last fall… It’s just been featured on DIY Bride!

Such a creative couple, Jessica rocked a lot of wedding DIY projects, including an amazing dessert table spread, bouquets made by the wedding party and the bride, festive pennant flags and a guestbook typewriter, a DIY photo booth created by the bride, and handmade invitations and gifts for the bridesmaids.super 8 wedding film austin diy wedding

See their featured wedding photography and Super 8 videography on DIY Bride!

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica & Anthony | Super 8 Film | Wedding Cinematography San Antonio, Texas | DIY Bride from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Vendors

Cinematography – Nostalgia Film
Photographer – Awkward Eye Photography
Photobooth – The bride
Venue – The Convent
DJ – Digitial Music Productions
Invitations – The bride
Flowers – The bride and wedding party
Catering – Feedback Catering
Desserts – The bride
Dress – David’s Bridal
Hair – Brittney Gilsdorf
Make-Up –  Damariz Candelario

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Nostalgia Film Featured on DIY Bride: All About Us

Posted on May 17, 2012 in featured, HD wedding videography, press, super 8, super 8 weddings, wedding DIY, wedding videography, wedding videography Austin, wedding videography Texas | Comments Off on Nostalgia Film Featured on DIY Bride: All About Us

We are so happy to be featured on DIY Bride today! Valerie Clark at DIY Bride interviewed us all about Nostalgia Film. If you want to learn more about us and our business, read on:

When it comes to documenting your wedding day in a way that will last forever, there is no replacement for a talented videographer.  After you meet Michael and Shanna with Nostalgia Film, you will know exactly how awesome videography truly is.  You’ll be adding a videographer to your list of vendors in no time.

MEET MICHAEL & SHANNA:

What made you want to be involved with the DIY wedding industry?

Michael and I were planning our own wedding in 2010 when we started brainstorming one night about the idea for Nostalgia Film. He had been in the video/film industry his entire career and I had studied film and made my first Super 8 film in college. We were both seeking a little more creative fulfillment in our lives and careers… and really wanted to be able to collaborate. All of this intersected with the fact that while planning our own wedding, we found this niche for a new perspective on wedding videography that we thought really needed to be filled. We weren’t being inspired by what we found–we did the bridal expo and all of that–and nothing really spoke to us in terms of artistry and documentation of how we wanted to look back on our own wedding day.

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