Their wedding was small but it was the perfect combination of high energy, smiles, laughter, and best of all the party was intimate enough where they didn’t feel overwhelmed and felt like they had enough time to celebrate with ALL of their guests. This day could easily be marked as one of the happiest days of Mike and Ellie’s lives.
Having a lot of family history on Nantucket, it was important to the couple and their families that their wedding remain intimate and be in a place that felt like a second home to them. And that place just happened to be Nantucket.
And their small wedding was glorious. It was the perfect combination of high energy, smiles, laughter, and best of all the party was intimate enough where they didn’t feel overwhelmed and felt like they had enough time to celebrate with ALL of their guests. This day could easily be marked as one of the happiest days of Mike and Ellie’s lives.
Love at first sight, we all know what it looks like from whimsical novels and romantic comedies. It’s that improbable moment that the new girl at work being introduced to a coworker. In a flash, nothing else exists except for what their lives will look like together.
It wasn’t too long before that first meeting evolved into Happy Hour margaritas (Hello, Bad Juans!) and those margaritas evolved into an official date two days later.
The proposal came in June 2016 during a weekend celebrating her grandfather’s 80th birthday. A seemingly innocent family photo outing turned out to be a setup as Mike surprised Ellie by getting down on one knee as they posed for pictures.
“I was absolutely shocked, and just stared at Mike with my mouth hanging open until finally I could feel my legs again and walked over to him. But walking really doesn’t accurately describe that, more or less I limped over to Mike because I had just had foot surgery 10 days earlier and was in an awful boot that was terrible to walk in!”
“Once I did manage to get to him I waited and waited for him to say something, and then finally Mike blurted out, ‘Wanna get hitched?’ Of course, I said yes, and then we finished the night off with champagne and dinner at the restaurant where we had had our first date.”
The couple might as well have been scripted straight from a romantic comedy the way some of their trips have gone. From perfect nights at the Tiki Bar in Sanibel, FL to driving each other mad on the streets of NYC from the worst choice in shoes for walking and then laughing until they were crying at a Piano bar… these two make even the seemingly insignificant moments in life memorable.
When it comes to getting a wedding video, Ellie has some advice for future couples who are considering hiring a wedding cinematographer:
“Just do it. No question about it. Mike and I have easily watched our video trailer already 50 times, at least, and we just can’t get enough. There is something so special about getting to view video footage from your wedding that pictures just can’t convey.
I knew I wanted a video of my wedding the moment my Grandparents took out their video and showed me their wedding from the 50’s. It was a silent video, but it was just so special to see how young and in love my grandparents were/are and I just envisioned the same experience with my own future children and grandchildren.
Your wedding is one of the greatest days of your life and a video ensures you get to relive the magic anytime you need a little reminder of how special and blessed you are to be with your spouse.
Thank you for having us film your Nantucket wedding!
Sometimes you are lucky enough to work with a couple that feels like family. Mike and Ellie (and their whole family) you were that couple. We’re so honored to have been able to share this time with you.
Mike and Ellie (and your whole family)—working with you was an absolute dream. Thank you for being such a fun and laidback couple to work with and for making us feel like a part of your family. We’re so honored to have been able to share this time with you.
Wedding photography: Blink of An Eye Photography | Nantucket Wedding Videography: Harborview Studios | Nantucket Ceremony Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Nantucket, MA | Nantucket Wedding Reception venue: White Elephant Hotel | Florist: Flowers on Chestnut | Stationary: AMGDesignCo | Wedding cake designer: Cake Nantucket
Hello, I'm CINDY CAUGHEY.
Drawing from our experience as a graphic designer (Cindy) and journalist (Sean), we see stories differently. Our films reflect honesty, strength of character, and real moments, all in a way that's natural and comfortable.
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