When we first met Brittney + Calvin, Calvin had just announced his retirement from the Detroit Lions. Life was changing a lot for the two of them, and not only because they were getting married. It was time to reassess how they’d spend their time, and where they would focus their emotional energy, all in the midst of planning an amazing wedding. Where their wedding film was concerned, they had a desire for something that was about more than the glitz and the glamour of a beautiful event. Their history together was important to them. The family they had built with their son Caleb was important to them, as well as the parents, extended family and friends that had supported them to this point. We wanted all of that to come across in their film. Despite them being a high profile couple, we were really moved by how “normal” they are, and how they welcomed us as friends and allowed us to get to know them. Getting the chance to come to their home and sit down with them as we dug into their story together did wonders for our approach on the wedding day. It allowed us to be much more sensitive to the people and things that mattered most – for example, having a special focus on their son Caleb. That moment when Caleb comes running down the aisle, and has a tender moment with Calvin allows a window into Calvin’s role as a father, that makes this video about so much more than just a wedding.
Little did we know that their first dance was foreshadowing for what was to come. Calvin tore it up on Dancing With the Stars and we were all so proud to watch him explode into such an incredible performer, and to see the cameras cut away to Brittney cheering him on in the crowd.
From Brittney: “I just rewatched the video and am “boo hooing” at my desk. We cannot thank you guys enough for capturing everything about our wedding! You guys are seriously amazing!”