The Hudson // Wichita Wedding Videography

Dylan & Hana’s wedding was supposed to happen at the gorgeous vineyard outside of Wichita, Prairie Hill Vineyard, but the Wichita area decided to dump waterfall amounts of rain the week before the wedding. At the last minute (literally the Tuesday before their Saturday wedding) the ceremony & reception were moved to the amazing downtown Wichita venue, The Hudson. Despite the last minute venue swap, Hana’s vision was put together perfectly by Danielle, the coordinator from Prairie Hill Vineyard. We caught up with Dylan & Hana and asked they answer a few questions for us about their wedding day.

What did you love about your wedding venue, the Hudson?


This ones a little tricky for us since we had the last minute venue change! So I'll talk about both places!

 I've said it before but I'm one of those girls who has been planning my wedding day since I was 12. I've also lived in Kansas for a majority of my life. So it's a little bit unrealistic- but I had always dreamt of a beach wedding.  We definitely could've had a smaller destination wedding, but as we had dated for so long and had so many friends/family support us throughout - we felt it more important to have it in our hometown and be able to celebrate the love with all the people who had helped us to get to this point in our life. 

That being said - we were looking for a venue that was large + had an outdoor ceremony site with a water feature (which was honestly still pretty difficult). We found prairie hill through The Knot/Google research and fell in love with the variety of out door spaces that they had available. Their ceremony site had a willow tree and a pond that had me all heart eyes. A large garden, aisle of trees, beautiful dance floor, etc, that could all help to create the variety of experiences we were looking for on our wedding day. Not to mention the bridal suite - which was perfect. The porch that overlooked the property was SCREAMING 'mimosas'. It was an all in one venue with MORE than I had hoped to find. Including a tented space for the reception, and a honey moon suite so we didn't have to leave the night of and the option for an open bar! PLUS - there was the option to include the best coordinator EVER?! It was really a dream come true. After several months of searching I truly felt like I had found THE perfect place. 


 Of course, having a spring wedding at an outdoor venue is a little risky and with all of the weather issues, we had to make a last minute change, and ended up having the entire wedding at The Hudson. It's a beautiful venue, but it's got an entirely different vibe. It's very very industrial. I loved that they still had an outdoor space that was enclosed so that the hustle and bustle of down town wasn't affecting the ceremony. They had cute Edison lights overhead that were very romantic. Because it was so simple out there we were able to bring in a bunch of tropical plants and we were really able to start to transform it into that "tropical" destination-esque vibe I had been hoping for. Having a large reception space that was completely indoors was a great option as well, and as soon as you start adding the lighting and the drapery it really made the space feel romantic/surreal! 

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?


Hana: SO many great memories, but the absolute best feeling was when they opened the entry to the ceremony, and Dylan turned around. Since we got engaged a year and a half before, the entire time he swore he would not be crying. But when we locked eyes as I walked down the eyes, I saw his face twitch. His nose flared. His eyes scrunched up for a moment and I knew he was holding down tears. That memory gives me literal goose bumps. I couldn't stop crying the rest of the walk down. 


Dylan: I loved the toasts. Getting to sit up there with Hana and listen to our friends talk about their favorite memories with/of us, and just getting to soak that up/relive all of those times. 


What Advice do you have for engaged couples?


Work in 3's! Before Dylan and I entered any phase we always made a list of our 'next 3 priorities'. aka when deciding where to start we had to figure out which 3 things were most important to us, which were

1. venue

2. photo/video

3. dress/suit

Then we broke it down to what were the 3 most important things for our venue, from our photographers/videographers and in my dress/what he would wear. We didn't worry about anything else until we had those 3 things locked in, then we moved into our next thing and it was super helpful to keep the whole process way less overwhelming!!


What would you share with couples who are 'on the fence' about a wedding video?


We were very blessed to have amazing photographers in addition to amazing videographers, but nothing matches the feeling that I get when Dylan and I pull our wedding video up. You imagine this day for years, and then it comes and you're totally swept away and it all flies by. Having a video to look back to and be able to see you, your spouse, and all of the special moments that made up that day is an indescribable feeling. Photos are amazing to keep memories but the feeling that you get when you watch your spouse laugh, or listen to your friends and family cheer you on after the ceremony - its unmatched besides through a video, 10/10 worth it.


The Wild Carrot // St. Louis Wedding Videography

We had the opportunity to travel to St. Louis, Missouri to be a part of Mason & Dylann’s Wedding. Their Boho inspired wedding took place at the amazing wedding venue, The Wild Carrot. Dylann has amazing style and put together a wedding that was unique as well as totally her and Mason. We asked Dylann & Mason to share their thoughts about their wedding day.

What did you love about your wedding venue, The Wild Carrot?


Dylann: I am so obsessed with how unique the Wild Carrot is. I didn't want to get married in some old barn or a church we had no connection to (bleh. boring.). I was searching for a couple weeks for the perfect place in St. Louis. When I first saw the Wild Carrot on instagram I knew it was the place. I showed it to Mason and he completely agreed that it was so us - fun, modern, and overall just perfect. My aunt and grandmother went to see the Wild Carrot a day or two after I found it and we immediately booked after they toured it and FaceTimed us. Mason and I didn't see it in person until August and we booked the venue in late May/early June. I was in love with how the Wild Carrot offered mixed style seating. The bar area, collection of couches, and little seating areas where people could pick a spot, sit back, enjoy a drink, and catch up gave me butterflies.

Mason: I also loved how it was a space we could have both the wedding and reception. The Wild Carrot gave off that vibe we wanted for our ceremony and the party afterwards, and it was awesome to have it all under one roof. (I completely agree, too!). I also loved how it had a full sized bar. It made it feel like more of celebration and felt like a speakeasy or something really cool like that. We enjoy going to bars with our friends and it felt like it was a local little bar we could hang with friends at - that feeling was important to us.

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?


We both agreed that our favorite memory of our day was simply being together. We loved having time alone for our first look and photos and film throughout the day to celebrate us becoming man and wife. We also loved how we were dancing together and when we went around talking to family and friends we hadn't seen in a long time. That was our favorite part of the day, just being together. It was so fun to have so many people there to celebrate our love and we were just soaking it all up.

What advice do you have for engaged couples?


Mason: "Just chill out." LOL, great advice, Mason... He said that remembering not to stress so much. At the time things seem so important and like the day will not go on without it being completely nailed down or taken care of that very second. He remembers me stressing about some things they played such a small role in the entirety of the day and he wished those things wouldn't have caused us so much stress in the planning phase leading up to the few days before the wedding (I completely agree, haha).


Dylann: My advice for engaged couples is to make every decision about YOUR day while always remembering that it is YOUR day and having that in the back of your mind. Do not make decisions because someone else will like or not like them. There were a few moments when I began to change what I originally wanted or planned to please others and although this is a big day for many family and friends, not just us, it's your wedding and it's perfectly okay to be selfish in my opinion.

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Dylann: I also advise couples to have fun. There are some parts of wedding planning and the entire wedding process that are not fun, but try your best to have as much fu with it as you can. For me, the planning process was actually reallyyyyy fun. I loved picking out details and making our vision come to life. I pretty much did all the planning on my own. It made our wedding day so very special when I walked into the venue and saw everything coming together even better than I imagined. Mason even said he cried when he walked into the venue for the first time that day and saw all of our hard work come together (although he cried many times that day, hahaha).

Jonathan & Erica | The Hudson in Downtown Wichita, Kansas
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Decklan & Kathryn | Boulder Colorado Wedding Video

Photography: Shane and Lauren
Reception Venue: The Studio
Bartending: Barstar Divas
DJ: Mobile Beatz of Colorado
Caterer: Passport Food Truck
Rentals: Alpine Party
Photo Booth: Mihi Photo Booth

Wedding Videography: Wild Oak Films
Ceremony: Chautauqua Park
Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Gus Mezza
Coffee: Pin Drop Coffee
Florals: Fiori Boulder
Cake: Das Meyere Pastry
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Hair/MUA: Three Cutters

Song: “You Will Find Me” by CHPTRS licensed through MusicBed

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Cass & Lauren | Donovan Pavilion | Vail Colorado Wedding Video

Photography: Jackie Cooper Photo
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion
DJ: Trading Post
Cake: Mountain Flour
Photobooth: Mihi Photo Booth

Wedding Videography: Wild Oak Films
Event Planning: Distinctive Mountain Events
Florals: Bramble and Bee
Caterer: Foods of Vail
Rentals: Alpine Party
Hair/MUA: Weemala Hair & Make Up

Song: “Moonrise” by Adrian Disch licensed through Music Bed

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Ben & Taylor | Distillery 244 | Wichita Kansas Wedding Video

Wedding Videography: Wild Oak Films
Photography: Kay & Bee
Event Planning: Events and Design by Ashley
Reception Venue: Distillery 244
Caterer: Blue Moon
Rentals: Endless Treasures
Make Up: Brooke Cero

Song: “Surround” by CHPTRS licensed through Music Bed

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