written by Dolly Marshall

Capturing a wedding on film requires a lot of artistic ability. Moving pictures can convey just as much emotion as still photography, however the use of light and shadows sets the mood and can create a magical experience.


From the videographer, Alyssa Kaufman Films: “My inspiration: Honestly, I don’t know how to explain my inspiration. Every film I make is crafted around the toasts! The toasts from this day were amazing! They had a lot of heart and they were funny too! I love being able to make my audience laugh and cry! While shooting my goal is always to use natural light to my advantage, the way it peeks through the window and touches a surface and how I can use that to my advantage. I like to think creatively and I try to challenge myself each time to shoot differently than I ever have before. But what I focus most of my attention on is finding the heart of the day and helping my couple to feel comfortable and natural in front of my camera. I believe I have a special talent for that because of my genuine love for people in general. I believe that this video is a testament to that!”


 cut flowers on window ledge
bride and bridesmaids pose outside in garden

How They Met

“Kerri and I met through the dating app Match.com”

bride getting ready for wedding day
bride and mom on wedding day
wedding dress hanging in window
bridal shoes
groom and groomsmen

The Proposal

“While on vacation visiting my family in Florida, Barrett proposed on the end of a pier at sunset.”

bide wearing wedding dress and band
bride being escorted down the aisle
groom and groomsmen wait for bride
bridesmaids at wedding ceremony
flowers girls at wedding

Wedding Planning

“It takes a lot of effort to plan for just one day, but don’t forget to plan for the marriage as well. Pre-wedding marriage counseling was a great way for us to prepare for our lives together.”

first kiss of bride and groom at wedding ceremony
bride and groom on wedding day
bride and groom get married

The Carriage House at Rockwood Park

“We chose The Carriage House at Rockwood Park in Wilmington, DE. Barrett discovered it and we both loved how simple and rustic the setting was! The property is so romantic and has everything all in one place, which meant less travel for us and our guests.”

carriage house at Rockwood Park
bride and bridesmaids pose outside with bouquets
wedding ceremony arch outside

Wedding Inspiration

“We wanted an outdoor garden ceremony and early Fall was the perfect season for us to get married. Not only is the weather comfortable, the season really enhanced our rustic and romantic vibe accented with a burgundy and blue color palette!”

wedding reception dining room
bride and groom's table at wedding reception
wedding cake at reception

Best Moment

“We loved every part of the day so much that it’s hard to pick just one thing! But I would say for us, it was about being surrounded by family and friends. Having them all together in one place was simply amazing! We are so glad that they enjoyed themselves.”

bride and groom first look
ring bearer at wedding ceremony
groom walk down aisle at wedding

Wedding Planning Advice

“We were engaged for only eight months. To me, planning was a lot of work, so I was happy that we decided to have a short engagement.”

bride, groom and bridal party
bride and groom embrace on wedding day

Wedding Vendors

“Alyssa our videographer was amazing! She collaborated extremely well with our photographer Anton Drummond. We absolutely love our video!! She really knows how to tell a story by picking the sweetest parts of the day. Our venue was easy to work with and very helpful. And our flowers and DJ services were executed by two of our close friends: Erica Armstrong and Mike Pellak respectively!”


Vendors | Venue: The Carriage House at Rockwood Park | Cake: The Master’s Baker | Videographer: Alyssa Kaufman Films | Photographer: Anton Drummond Photography | Dress: BHLDN by Anthropologie