Great Gatsby Themed Sweet 16 - Gargiulo's Restaurant in Brooklyn, NY

Although "The Great Gatsby" took place on Long Island, Nicolette Torani and her family brought F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel to life in Brooklyn, New York.

On a warm summer evening, Nicolette celebrated her Great Gatsby-themed Sweet 16 at Garguilo's Restaurant with the help of Hurricane Productions.

From the décor and dress to the cake, this event was all about classic 1920s flair but with a modern twist. Hurricane photographers captured portraits of Nicolette, her family, and her court – who were dressed in sleek, era-appropriate black, gold, and silver outfits – as well as solo shots of the birthday girl under Garguilo's gorgeous outdoor gazebo.

MC Robert Padovano lead the entertainment team, keeping her friends and family on the dance floor throughout the night. To match Nicolette's elegant red ballgown, lighting tech Nick Nittoli set up red and amber full ballroom uplighting, as well as twin totem uplighting and two 42" screens displaying a custom animation based on the event's theme.

Hurricane Productions offers a full suite of entertainment and media services for special events. To learn more about our Sweet 16 packages, visit our pricing page or request a quote.

Sparkler Send-Off: The Perfect Way to End Your Wedding

There's nothing quite like a sparkler send-off to bookend a fantastic wedding reception.

Think about the typical end of a wedding reception. The music stops, the lights come on, and in an instant, the mood and the magic of the evening comes to a screeching halt. Guests slowly shuffle off the dance floor, gather their things, and mill around the venue saying goodbyes and having last-minute conversations. It's a pretty anticlimactic way to finish one of the most exciting events in a couple's life.

One way to end your wedding on a high note is to incorporate a sparkler send-off.

Before you and your new spouse leave your reception, have your friends and family line up outside your venue with sparklers. Once the sparklers are lit, your guests can raise them above their heads to create a pathway to your first night as newlyweds. This allows you to keep up the energy and excitement of the evening, and give your guests something big to talk about on their way out.

So what does a sparkler send-off look like? Check out the send-off guests gave this couple, who were married at HollyHedge Estate in New Hope, PA. In addition to providing DJ entertainment, Hurricane Productions was there to capture this special moment on video:

Whether you choose to close out your wedding with sparklers or a different way, you'll want to have your videographer there to document it. What better way to end your wedding video than with the special send-off? Hurricane Productions captures and edits wedding moments, including sparkler send-offs, into a beautiful, artistic compilations.

Contact us or request a quote to learn more about our services and pricing.

The First Look Captured by Wedding Videography

Ask any married couple about their wedding day, and they'll likely tell you it felt like a blur.

They'll tell you to savor each moment, because it all happens so quickly. That's why it's so important to hire a great videographer as your eyes and ears for the day. This talented team preserves each beautiful memory for you and your fiancé to look back on and relive for years to come.

One such memory that many couples consider absolutely essential to capture is the First Look. This moment when the soon-to-be-newlyweds see each other in their wedding attire for the first time is special and intimate.

After the hustle and bustle of preparing for the ceremony and pictures, planning a First Look allows you to take a minute to breathe, relax, and remember what's important — each other.

Here are just a few examples of First Look videos that Hurricane Productions has created for our couples:

Whether you want your First Look to be a private moment between you and your spouse-to-be, or you want your family and friends there to witness it, it's important to speak with your videographer about capturing this beautiful and often emotional meeting. You and your new spouse will each have your own memories of that moment, but having a video means that every detail of your First Look will be documented on film.

Being able to go back and watch it unfold together in real time is an experience you won't want to miss out on. Plus, you'll be able to share your video with guests via social media, so they can witness your love and relive a joyous memory from your wedding day, too.

Contact us or request a quote to learn more about our services and pricing.

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