Darius + Violet | Wedding Film | Highlands Ranch Mansion, Colorado
I honestly can’t tell you just how thoroughly awesome Darius and Violet are. They’re sweet, kind, endlessly enthusiastic, and extremely creative.
Violet is a talented artist, specializing in mural painting, and Darius — though he’s FAR too modest to tell you this himself — is a highly decorated Captain in the US military. I’m not actually allowed to elaborate on that much more, but he’s the kind of guy we should all be thankful for; heroic, dedicated, a consummate gentleman, and well… kind of a bad ass. He’s legit.
I had worked with Darius and Violet previously as a designer for my commercial company, Site07 Creative, and so I had a chance to get to know them a little bit prior to filming.
They’re huge fans of the animated comedy, Archer, and they love spy movies — their dog is named JAMES BOND — so they asked me to design and build a website in the style of Archer, using a lot of custom vector illustrations. You can check it out here (www.dariusandviolet.com) , if you like.
As for the video… I’m *really* proud of this one.
It’s quite a bit more fast-paced, and definitely has higher-energy that a lot of my clients would go for, but I absolutely love it. Darius and Violet pretty much let me go bananas. 🙂
Most brides and grooms would LOSE THEIR MINDS and throw things at me if I delivered an edit this stylized and aggressive. Speed ramps and a gazillion jump cuts are not what your typical bride and groom are looking for.
But having spent some time with Darius and Violet, and knowing how much they loved espionage thrillers and spy-themed action/adventure, I pitched them the idea of shooting and editing the highlight film as if it were a trailer to a Bond movie.
They were ALL OVER IT. They gave me a tremendous amount of freedom to play around with filming, pacing, and music selection, and I’m enormously grateful to them for letting me have so much fun!
And I’m happy to report that they were really thrilled with the results. Their reaction was overwhelmingly positive, and it completely made my day, week, and month.
It makes me feel great knowing that I made something that brought them happiness!