A Toast to the Happy Couple!

A Toast to the Happy Couple!

Giving a toast is, arguably, one of the most nerve-wracking roles you’ll have on a wedding day. Although it’s a huge honor to be asked to give a speech, having to wrap up an entire relationship into five minutes can be a little scary if you’ve never done it before! We’ve all seen the way toasts are normally done: the speaker stands on the side of the bride + groom, looking down at them and their notes, laughing and/or crying at all the beautiful words being spoken. While we do appreciate the more traditional way of setting up the speeches, at Bilski Productions, we pose your toasts a little differently! We’ll ask you to stand in the middle of the dance floor, instead of right next to the bride + groom. It may seem a little out-of-the-box, but the reason we do this is to avoid you looking down and the bride + groom looking up – creating awkward poses and an all around stiff feel. We want everyone to look perfect, and our way is sure to make you look like the rockstars you are! It may seem a little terrifying to stand in the middle of the dance floor with all eyes on you, but never fear! We’re here to give you some pointers on how to create the perfect speech – and how to own the delivery! Introduce Yourself and Tell Us How You Met the Bride + Groom There’s nothing more amazing than hearing the story of how you met your favorite people ever, like Matt’s brother did in his heartwarming speech from Sophia + Matt’s Soundview Caterers affair. Whether you’ve known...
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...
Chrissy and Bobby’s Wedding at Bridgeview Yacht Club

Chrissy and Bobby’s Wedding at Bridgeview Yacht Club

    There is a moment in life when suddenly, your purpose becomes clear. A once unsure path becomes a journey that takes you through the peaks and valleys of love, and in awe, you watch as the colors of the world grow more vibrant and beautiful. Sunshine feels warmer, blue skies seem endless. And that moment, that honey-sweet moment, is the true definition of love – the kind that carries you through with someone who cares for you in the ways you’ve always dreamed of. For Chrissy and Bobby, their story began when their paths first crossed – and with their newfound love, they grew stronger, more resilient, and more hopeful – together. Their stunning affair at Bridgeview Yacht Club was an ethereal culmination of the many ways these two love each other – from a bubble-filled grand exit from the church to a glittering sparkler send-off, these two sweethearts crafted the perfect beginning to their lives as one, and we couldn’t have felt more honored to be part of that. Congratulations, Chrissy and Bobby! We wish you nothing but years of happiness, excitement, and love. Photography | John Lennon DJ | Body Rock...
Victoria and Marco’s Wedding at Vanderbilt Mansion

Victoria and Marco’s Wedding at Vanderbilt Mansion

  Vicki and Marco share one very special connection: the gift of language. When Vicki decided she wanted to learn Spanish, she took an enormous leap of faith and left her home on a journey that would set in motion the course of her life – to meet her love, Marco. After a chance encounter and a shared Guatemalan connection through a dangling chain on Vicki’s keys, Vicki and Marco became just that – Vicki and Marco. And in that moment, the language of love and Spanish merged, creating the perfect relationship we were honored to capture that warm, August day. From a gorgeous classic car to the lanterns that hung from the outdoor tent, Vicki and Marco’s wedding was an ethereal night overflowing with family, friends, and most of all, love for each other. Vicki’s stunning vintage-style gown and the way Marco looked at her as she floated down the aisle set the tone for the entire day, and as we watched them dance, and laugh, and smile together, we realized that we really do have the best jobs in the world. In an intimate letter to Vicki, Marco said, “I get to describe you with two words no other person on this planet can – my wife.” And we couldn’t agree with that sentiment more. Here’s to a one of a kind love! Congratulations! Photography | Lennon Photo DJ | Tommy’s Tunes Venue | Vanderbilt Mansion...