Happy Easter…

20 Apr

…from our family to yours!

Easter - Fun Loving Photos

Polaroid photo by the awesome Fun Loving Photos at the magical Whirlaway Farm & Garden!

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Floral Nuptials: Spring 2014 Wedding Inspiration

9 Apr

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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Style Me Pretty: Super 8 Wedding Film at Cibolo Creek Ranch

28 Mar

Cibolo Creek Ranch

Gretchen & Brian‘s Super 8mm wedding film is up on Style Me Pretty Texas and the Little Black Book blogs today! Happy first anniversary to the couple!

Super 8 Wedding Film at Cibolo Creek Ranch



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Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Honor Roll

20 Mar

Wedding Videography - Wedding Industry ExpertsI am happy to announce that Nostalgia Film has been selected for the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Honor Roll.

The WeddingIndustryExperts.com team asked wedding professionals around the world – “Who has inspired you in your local wedding community?” After reviewing e-mail referrals from across the globe, they put together their first annual list of Honor Roll members and I’m happy to announce that we are one of them.

It’s because of our wonderful clients that we get to do what we love and to meet so many other wedding industry professionals.  I appreciate this recognition and want to thank everyone who has supported us.

Here is some more information about the WeddingIndustryExperts.com Honor Roll:

“Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Honor Roll member businesses are a mixed bunch.  Much like wedding rings, each one sparkles in its own way. No matter how you count their differences, members have a few things in common – they love the wedding business, they are committed to their clients and their testimonials from both peers and happy clients speak volumes about their commitment to their fields. 

Being on the Honor Roll is not an endorsement of a businesses service or products. It is simply a way to say thank you - you did some awesome work (the previous year), that inspired others and we want to recognize you.”

You can see the full list of Honor Roll members here:


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Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award – Wedding Videographers

27 Feb

We are excited to announce that we received a Two Bright Lights Editors’ Choice Award for 2014, awarded to the top five percent of Two Bright Lights members worldwide for achieving the most published features. You can read more about the award or see our features on our website.

Editors Choice Award

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Amanda & Mike’s Tres Lunas Wedding: Super 8 & HD Wedding Videography

13 Jan

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Amanda and Mike had an intimate elopement ceremony to unite their families at the beautiful Tres Lunas Resort near Fredericksburg, Texas. They asked us to document their wedding day on Hybrid Super 8 film and HD video, so they could later share the day with friends and family. Amanda got permission to use a song from the songwriter Melissa Polinar, so that they could have a song meaningful to them as the soundtrack to their wedding highlight film. I think it fits their film wonderfully!

Watch their sweet wedding film below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Congratulations Amanda & Mike!

Amanda & Mike’s Tres Lunas Wedding \\ Super 8 & HD Wedding Video from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Bridal Bouquet: Sprout
Cake: Tres Lunas Resort
Caterer: Tres Lunas Resort
Cinematography: Nostalgia Film
Florist: Tres Lunas Resort
Photography: Jessika Spayd

Music: “Meant to Be” by Melissa Polinar (permission given by artist)

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Kelly & Peter’s Super 8 Wedding Highlight Film at The Inn at Wild Rose Hall

8 Jan

Wedding Videography Austin - Nostalgia Film

Kelly and Peter were married at The Inn at Wild Rose Hall on a beautiful autumn day. We captured their day on a variety of Super 8mm stocks, for a classic, timeless wedding highlight film. I edited their film to part of the live audio from the day. Kelly’s dad’s toast was so heartfelt and sweet, talking about their love of movies and they importance of photographs in capturing a moment in time, followed by his quoting from their favorite song “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt, which led into the father-daughter dance–the audio of which was captured for the film. One of my favorite moments (and the couple’s as well), was when the goats on the property headbutted as the couple was posing for photos, which we captured on film! Their film ends with a very lively Hora–a joyful celebration!

Congratulations Kelly & Peter! We wish you much happiness!

Kelly & Peter // The Inn at Wild Rose Hall // Super 8 Wedding Highlight Film from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie
Caterer: Pascal’s Catering Company
Cinematography: Nostalgia Film
DJ: Tunes Across Texas
Florist: Petals, Ink
Guitarist: Charles Anastasiou
Hair Artist: Kayla Hall
Invitations: Designed by friends, ordered through Paper Place
Makeup: Makenzi Mahan
Photography: Erica Nix from Whitney Lee Photography
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet
Venue: The Inn at Wild Rose Hall

Music: Live guitar player – “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt, performed by Charles Anastasiou / The Music Bed – “Holiday” by Les Enfants

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Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

We at Nostalgia Film want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

We are so grateful to the couples we’ve gotten to work with in 2013! Thank you to each and every one of you for trusting us with your memories! We’re busy like elves in our workshop, finishing up our Fall 2013 wedding highlights and packages and can’t wait to share them! Thank you for your well wishes and patience as we wind the year up with the birth of our brand new baby girl, Zora! She turned one month old yesterday on Christmas Eve. It’s hard to believe it’s been a month–what a month it’s been!

Also, much gratitude to all of our dear friends who’ve brought us food, gifts for Z, and checked in on us, including our wonderful wedding pro friends (Heather Curiel of Heather Curiel Photography, Natasha Harper-Madison of EcoChic Floral, Kelly Nichols Rucker of Kelly Rucker Photography, and Leah Polkowske Dunham of Elle Studios).

We hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday season with your family. See you in 2014!


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’50s Style Retro Wedding Ideas | Vintage Wedding Videography

9 Dec

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.

We’re hoping to one day film a ’50s inspired wedding on Super 8mm film! It would look so chic and nostalgic on colorful reversal film!

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Becker Vineyards Wedding | Rachel & Branden’s Super 8 Wedding Film

2 Dec

Becker Vineyard Wedding Austin Texas

Rachel & Branden were married at Becker Vineyards on a beautiful October day. They had lots of lovely details and beautiful flowers in sherberty, pastel shades decorating their wedding day. Such a classic couple, they love the Rat Pack and classic rock, so we chose a Sinatra song to complement their Super 8 wedding highlight film. Their sweet ceremony featured handfasting, and later their reception had a realistic cigar cake and cigar roller from Bobalu Cigar Company! There were so many beautiful moments in their day, it was hard to fit it all in this short teaser highlight film!

Rachel & Branden’s Super 8 Wedding at Becker Vineyards from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Cakes: Michelle’s Patisserie
Caterer: Delicious Details
Cigar Roller: Bobalu Cigar Company
Cinematography: Nostalgia Film
Coordinator: Cristol at Becker Vineyards
DJ: DJ Klentzman at Klentzman Entertainment
Florist: Viridian Design Studio
Groom’s Suit: J.Crew
Groom’s Tie: Nordstrom
Invitations: William Arthur from Papyrus Rice Village
Photographer: Bend the Light Photography
Makeup/Hair Artist: Lauren Ridings
Matron of Honor Dress: BHLDN
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Veil: Heirloom (bride’s mother’s, then sister’s)
Venue: Becker Vineyards
Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Gown from Joan Pillow Bridal

Song licensed via Song Freedom.

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Vista West Ranch Wedding: Jessica & David’s Super 8 & HD Wedding Highlight Film

20 Nov

Nostalgia Film - Wedding Videography Austin Texas

Jessica and David were married at Vista West Ranch in a gorgeous September wedding with lots of attention to detail and handmade touches and Etsy finds decorating the day. Jessica looked so stunning in her Claire Pettibone dress and carefully chosen jewels and sparkly Valentino shoes! I loved her ensemble, and really enjoyed capturing the first look on film when her groom David got to see his beautiful bride for the first time.

We knew from when we met the couple (over chips and queso and beer at The Tavern) that we would have a ton of fun with these two! Both so funny and easy to be around, it was hard not to smile and laugh behind the cameras throughout the day. We captured the gorgeousness of their wedding day with Hybrid videography (both Super 8mm film and HD video), and weaved the two into the highlight film below. We also had a lot of fun getting to work with Jenny DeMarco Photography, and as always, Coordinate This made sure the day ran smoothly, and the florals by Petal Pushers were so beautiful!

We wish Jessica and David a lifetime of happiness!

Vista West Ranch Wedding: Jessica & David’s Hybrid Super 8 & HD Wedding Highlight Film from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.

 Wedding Day Vendors:

Cakes: Classic Cakes By Lori
Catering: Royal Fig Catering
Cinematography: Nostalgia Film
Coordinator: Coordinate This
DJ: Complete Music
Dress: Claire Pettibone
Florist: Petal Pushers
Garter: GarterQueen (Etsy)
Hair: Deanne Marafa at Keith Kristopher Salon and Spa
Hair Accessory: Sara Gabriel
Invitations: MissWyolene (Etsy)
Jewelry: Ben Amun (necklace), St. Erasmus (earrings), vintage from BHLDN (ring)
Makeup: Makeup By Adrienne
Musicians: Arundel Ensemble
Photography: Jenny DeMarco
Shoes: Valentino
Tuxes: Vera Wang
Ties: Z Zegna and Topman
Other Vendors: LemonadeDesignStudio (Etsy), Vintagebabydoll (Etsy), TiaZoeyTeaStained (Etsy), ArtsyQuotes (Etsy), TRUECONNECTION (Etsy), MilkandHoneyLuxuries (Etsy), Blingblingworkshop (Etsy), RockTheCustard (Etsy), BHLDN, and Paper Source
Venue: Vista West Ranch

Music licensed via The Music Bed.

Kind words from the bride:

“OH MY GODDD!!!!! It is PERFECT!!! … OMG Shanna, yall did such an amazing job. Thank yall so much!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Yall rock!”

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Our Baby Shower Photographed by Heather Curiel

17 Oct

zora-shower-35As some of you may know, Michael and I are working on our biggest co-production yet! We are expecting our first child, a baby girl named Zora, due this November 20th! We had our baby shower last weekend, and our dear friend Heather, AKA wedding photographer Heather Curiel Photography (who photographed our wedding three years ago), captured our shower for us! I am so grateful to have these photos; we were surrounded by so many people we love!

zora-shower-01Our sweet friend Natasha with EcoChic Floral made the most amazing gourd and succulent centerpieces for our tables (she sells these for your own Thanksgiving and holiday centerpieces and uses them in wedding designs–I LOVE them!) Our friend Wesleann made all the colored tree branches, bird houses, pennant flags, owl lanterns, and the decorating craft station. She’s a crafty goddess, and after this shower, we’re forseeing future crafty collaborations for weddings and events. Our friend Lesley and our family rounded out the team who made this day happen along with friends who helped us set up and clean up, and we are so, so very thankful. The night before Austin had terrible storms, lost power, and our original venue flooded (which we found out about three hours before the shower started), so having our baby shower at Mercury Hall was kind of a last-minute miracle! It was a wonderful lesson in what it means to have a great community of friends and family surrounding you, and reaffirmed that this sweet, little one of ours will be born into so much love!

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Elissa & Chris’ Super 8 & HD Wedding Film on Borrowed and Bleu

16 Sep

I was happy & surprised to see Elissa & Chris‘ beautiful wedding documented on the the Borrowed and Bleu wedding blog with gorgeous photos by Lindsey Thorne Photography and a Super 8 & HD wedding film by us!

Elissa and Chris’ November wedding in Texas Hill Country is overflowing with DIY vintage charm, captured by Lindsey Thorne Photography. Star Hill Ranch was the backdrop for their laid-back celebration, which included polka dot shoes for the bride, a wool suit for the groom and a reading from their adorable dog! Be sure you don’t miss their awesome Super 8 wedding film by Nostalgia Film.


Elissa & Chris' Super 8 & HD Wedding Film on Borrowed and Bleu


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Star Hill Ranch Austin Wedding Videography & Super 8 Film \\ Elissa & Chris from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.




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Emmie & Dustin’s Quirky & Sweet Super 8mm Wedding Film | Dallas Super 8 Videography

23 Aug

Emmie and Dustin's Super 8 mm Wedding Highlight Film | event1013 Dallas , Texas

Emmie and Dustin's Super 8 mm Wedding Highlight Film | event1013 Dallas , TexasI don’t think Emmie & Dustin could have been any cuter! When I first talked to them, Emmie was drawn to vintage Super 8mm to capture her wedding because of her love of the past and all things Kennedys. She even had Roman Holiday playing as a backdrop throughout their reception (which was both fun and visually stunning on film and photos!)

I was so charmed by them throughout the day, from the JFK talisman Emmie had tucked in the pocket of her wedding gown (love a gown with pockets!) while she was getting ready, to her fab etsy finds and their engagement and bridal portraits (a studious and glamorous shot in a library!) by Nine Photography, to their cupcake food truck at their reception, and all the moments in between. And admittedly I almost teared up to their first dance (to the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs’ “Hysteric“). See more from their day on Nine Photography’s blog.

We wish Emmie & Dustin much happiness!


Emmie and Dustin’s Super 8 mm Wedding Highlight Film – Event 1013 Plano, Texas from Nostalgia Film on Vimeo.



Super 8 Cinematography: Nostalgia Film
Photography: Nine Photography
Florist: Paper Flowers by HBixbyArtworks (Etsy)
Caterering: Urban Crust
Cupcake Trailer: Red Jett Sweets
Invitations: Color Me Carla (Etsy)
Hair: Toni & Guy
Bridal Gown: Alyne by Rivini
Veil: MelindaRoseDesign (Etsy)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Emily and Fin
Guys’ Attire: Macy’s
Shoes: TOMS
Venue: event1013 (Plano, TX)

Music licensed via Song Freedom & The Music Bed.

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Latest Super 8mm Wedding Film Sneak Peak!

22 Aug

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