How to Budget Like a Pro

How to Budget Like a Pro

If you asked us what our wedding dreams looked like, it would probably go something like this: a fantastic cinematographer + photographer + DJ, a four-flavor naked wedding cake, a ceremony arch covered in hundreds of fresh blooms, a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown (or two!), a sweet suit, and a jaw-dropping venue on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the ocean. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Unfortunately for most of us, our dream details have major price tags, which is why we’re here to help you figure out the best way to include all the things you love about those Pinterest weddings without cutting things out completely – and making sure to include the things you can’t live without, too! The Big Three: Video, Photo, and DJ After choosing your venue (because what’s a wedding without a place to get married!?), you have some difficult decisions to make. Do you hire any old video, photo, and DJ company you find? Or do you reserve a good chunk of your budget for those top-tier companies that are guaranteed to capture your the memories that will last a lifetime? Those top-tier companies (us included!) really care about your day, and we will never miss a moment. We’ll be the team running from place to place to make sure we’re always there, camera in hand! We may be biased, but we’ll ALWAYS go for the latter! Hiring quality professionals who are well reviewed and come highly recommended is always the best idea. Choosing people based on their track record can make all the difference, because each cinematography company is different! Not knowing how the company you’ve chosen is different from the next is an...
Nicole and Hector’s Wedding at Larkfield

Nicole and Hector’s Wedding at Larkfield

  True love – that gorgeous feeling that knocks you off your feet and slowly plays the soundtrack to your life every time you kiss – is everything. It makes your heart skip beats, your world views expand, and your memories become precious slices of time – meant to be held on to forever. Finding the person that you can connect with through every high and low, every loss and every victory, is no easy feat – but when fate finally brings you together, the results are electrifying, sending sparks through your fingertips and into the universe. From the beginning, Nicole and Hector knew they had found their soulmate. Every sign they passed pointed them towards a beautiful forever, and every moment they spent together felt fuller and brighter – different than any love they’d ever felt before. Their smiles were contagious, and each time they looked at each other, they burst into a fit of laughs, truly solidifying how perfectly they fit together. Nicole and Hector – we wish you a million more Hollywood smiles and love! We were so honored to capture the beginning of your latest adventure at Larkfield, and we can’t wait to see all the beautiful memories you two create as husband and wife. Congratulations! Photography | Lana Rowe Photography Band | Hank Lane...
Lauren and Craig’s Wedding at Chateau Briand

Lauren and Craig’s Wedding at Chateau Briand

    Lauren and Craig’s gorgeous Chateau Briand affair was an autumn fairytale. The soft, muted purples and bold navy blues was a refreshing departure from the typical October hues, and each intricate element of Lauren’s dress was chic and classic. But the thing that really took our breath away was the way in which these two sweethearts loved each other – whole heartedly and unconditionally – and how perfectly their puzzle pieces fit together. The journey of love sometimes comes on unexpectedly, without any inclination as to where the road will take you, but each and every twist brings you another mile closer to the person you’re meant to be with. Lauren and Craig’s journey began at their job at Red Lobster, and brought them to the beginning of a beautiful forever.  Craig’s brother said it best, “…the greatest moments of your life won’t just be the things that you do, they’ll also be the things that happen to you.” Here’s to a lifetime of lobsters, biscuits, and epic game nights, you two! Congratulations! Photography | Lana Rowe Photography DJ | Big Hits...
Kathryn and Andrew’s Wedding at Carlyle on the Green

Kathryn and Andrew’s Wedding at Carlyle on the Green

  “So everybody, have you heard the news? Katie and Andrew are married!” Every time we capture a couple’s wedding day, there’s always something that deeply moves us, whether it’s their story, their families, or the way they love each other.  With Kathryn and Andrew, that special something was the way they laughed, cried, and embraced each other with such a fervor, we couldn’t help but stand back in awe. Their perfectly executed autumn wedding was stunning – with real trees as centerpieces and deep reds, oranges, and yellow at every turn – but to us, it felt like more than just decorations that filled each nook and cranny of Carlyle on the Green; it was a symbol of something greater. It has been said that, as a season, autumn is actually the beginning – the first. And for these two, their autumn represents the first time they stepped into the light, with their friends and families as witnesses, as husband and wife. And for us, being part of such a profound first was an absolute honor. Congratulations, Kathryn and Andrew! We wish you love, happiness, and an entire season of firsts for the rest of your lives. Photography | Anchor and Lace DJ | Bravura Entertainment Venue | Carlyle on the...
2016: A Year in Review

2016: A Year in Review

Here at Bilski Productions, we take an extraordinary amount of pride in each and every one of the weddings we are part of, and, each year, we strive to improve, progress, and grow as a company as much as we can. Just like every year, 2016 was an exciting, 365 days of beautiful couples, stunning venues, and incredible opportunities –  all thanks to you! Because of your continued belief in our vision and dedication to all things weddings, we were able to celebrate with 70 couples on one of the most special days of their lives! WOW! To us, the relationships we build with our couples is totally priceless, and it’s something we will always cherish. We also want to express our immense gratitude to all of the talented vendors we worked with this year. Without you guys and your unmatchable talent, we wouldn’t have been able to succeed as much as we did! Your love and support has been so important to us, and we look forward to working with you again during the 2017 season! THANK YOU from the bottom of our wedding-obsessed hearts, and we’ll see you next year! xoxoBilski Productions          ...