We truly wanted a small, intimate wedding experience on the Blue Ridge Parkway with our immediate family and closest friends.
The mountains played such a part in our relationship, we wanted to say our vows in the setting that had inspired us in so many ways.
But we didn't know how to make that day a reality.
We didn't know about eloping - and how it meant more than the stigma of "running away" from family.
Eloping takes everything back to the core of what weddings should be. About a couple committed to one another in marriage, and not about anything else.
No pressure to perform a timeline, invite people you'd rather not talk to, or spend a certain amount on your wedding.
We're here to do more than take photos and shoot video. We want to help you create a day that fills your heart with joy everlasting, that leaves you with memories that will never fade.
First = reach out to us and let's talk! We start with your love story, your relationship & what your heart is telling you about your intimate wedding. This builds the foundation for us to immerse ourselves in your vision & help you see all the possibilities for your dream day!
Popular dates go fast - but not to worry about figuring out all the details just yet. Once you have a date & general location, that's all we need to know to book your spot on our calendar.
Maybe you're like us and the Blue Ridge Parkway is on your mind. Or you might want to explore spots in the Smoky Mountains.
It's our job to help you figure out all the specifics down to the exact spot for your ceremony.
We guide you through our process - including a questionnaire we've created just for intimate weddings & elopements - to hone in on the right location for you, and the perfect spot for you to exchange your vows.
We're alongside you throughout the entire decision process. Not only with location decisions, but also to help decide on logistics of the day, travel, where to stay for the best access to your location & hiring additional vendors.
It's here! The day you've been dreaming about - since you can ever remember.
We embark on your adventure ... and in your most intimate, private moments, you completely forget there is anyone around.
We disappear into the background of the beautiful landscape, documenting your day - while you enjoy your best day ever.
The sun may have set on your wedding day, but you are just beginning to experience it over and over again.
With your photo galleries you'll be able to share with everyone all the moments frozen in time...
And with your video you'll be able to hear your vows again, listen to each other cry, and enjoy the full emotion of your day.
This is YOUR story. It's YOUR day. Now you can share it with everyone who is most important to you, and always hold it close to your hearts.
We might have over twenty years of marriage together, but we're no "stuffy old couple." We've been blessed with many years together and our relationship has only grown stronger in that time.
While we know when to be serious in life, you'll find that there's no shortage of silly jokes around us. It's one of our secrets to making your day that much more enjoyable - and one of our secrets to a happy marriage.
Adventuring together & laughing together is what we do. If you're ready for a fun day together that you'll always remember, we want to hear from you!
ya'll might want to know - we're kind of a silly couple...
I can’t say enough great things about Mark and Carolyn with Story Bright Films!
They are truly some of the best people and their passion for the Lord and making your wedding story authentic is incredible. They prayed for us throughout our planning process, checked up on us periodically, genuinely wanted to learn and know about us and our family, they are super funny and sweet, swatted gnats away from us during sunset photos with a towel, dug through my disastrous diaper bag to find a letter I had written to Brandon and forgotten and never once did they make us feel uncomfortable while capturing the day.
Honestly, they fit right in and made it feel and seem very natural. Mark and Carolyn are your people. I promise you will be blessed just by reaching out to them and meeting such a great couple.
"Mark and Carolyn are your people ... you will be blessed just by reaching out to them!"
Shelby & Brandon
Mark and Carolyn did an amazing job ... the highlight video is incredible!
The moments he chose to include in the highlight film are perfect. His video really tells the story of us, and he makes it all come alive. He captured the audio from our first look, and other very special candid moments where neither my husband nor I knew we were being filmed.
I would highly recommend Story Bright Films because they are very professional, easy to work with, and you can clearly see their passion for their work! Thank you so much for your hard work and helping us remember such an amazing day!
"Thank you so much for your hard work and helping us remember such an amazing day!"
Jackie & Kyle
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My husband and I had the BEST experience with Story Bright Films....we were incredibly blessed to find Mark & Carolyn! They took the time to really get to know us and our story ... one of the kindest, most talented vendors we worked with!
They always responded to my texts and emails right away, and the turnaround time was quite reasonable. We cannot recommend Story Bright Films highly enough!
"We were incredibly blessed to find Mark & Carolyn!"
Brianna & Hector
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