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Life Stage Films

Life Stage Films Named one of the "Top 25" Event Filmmakers in the World. Creating HD and Vintage 8mm Wedding Films. We are internationally acclaimed wedding storytellers that are known for capturing real, authentic and genuine moments on video.

Based in Wilmington, NC, we serve the South East US and are commissioned all over the world for destination weddings.

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To our couples. And to our future ones. We LOVE filming weddings. Laughter. Happy crying. High fives. Dancing. Dreaming....
08/31/2022

To our couples. And to our future ones. We LOVE filming weddings. Laughter. Happy crying. High fives. Dancing. Dreaming. But look to your parents if they are still married. There’s a lot of work ahead, and it’s worth it if you are willing to do it. Love wouldn’t be love, without the sacrifice. So much thankfulness for you all allow us to create legacy films like this for all the generations of your family. ❤️

We love it when we get invited to film a couple's wedding because multiple friends of theirs have commissioned us in the...
07/14/2022

We love it when we get invited to film a couple's wedding because multiple friends of theirs have commissioned us in the past. Here's how excited Carryl and Andrew are to have us film their wedding this Fall!

"It was SO nice to meet you at Ashleyanne and Tommy's wedding and see you in action! Videography is one of the things Andrew and I care the most about as far as our wedding goes, because we want to preserve these special memories with our families and friends. We chose to work with you all because of the way you tell stories. You don't just capture individual, separate moments. You weave them together to tell the story of a union of two people, two families coming together to start their life together. We feel extremely grateful to get to work with you! "

07/13/2022
Katie & Jack // Christmastime Wedding by the Sea // Wilmington, NC

12.5.21 // Wilmington, NC

It's Christmas in July! Christmas at the beach isn't like most Christmases around the country. It felt like Spring! However, Katie & John made sure the holiday decor was front and center for their celebration. Even though the wedding got pushed back due to Covid, everyone regrouped and partied hard and joyfully! Congrats Katie and John!

Creatives // Landfall Country Club // Life Stage Films // KMI Photography // One Belle Bakery LLC // Black and Blue Experience Band // Fiore Fine Flowers // Maura Kropke Violinist

Welcome to the Life Stage Fam Kirstie & Davie! Here's what they had to say about choosing Life Stage Films for their wed...
07/12/2022

Welcome to the Life Stage Fam Kirstie & Davie! Here's what they had to say about choosing Life Stage Films for their wedding next year -

"We had a great phone conversation we when talked and it was very easy speaking with Matt and didn’t seem forced in conversation- really sold me on having you all as our videographers so I know day of we will be comfortable and it be laid back and fun! Your videos are exceptional quality and I like how they get a good range of the entire wedding and it’s guest so we get to see a few things we missed out on in person."

07/11/2022
Beth & Dave - Fairytale Garden Wedding at The Biltmore Estate

10-23-21 // Sometimes our couples opt to receive an enhancement to our offerings we call "The Feature Film". It's a longer film running between 10-14 minutes. We hope you enjoy!

Beth & Dave had one of our most favorite Biltmore Estate weddings we have ever been privileged to film all these years. The Walled Gardens and Conservatory was a fairytale backdrop. There’s cute kids, cute pups, cute smiles and the gorgeous NC mountains looking over it all. Congrats Beth and Dave!

Music licensed by Select Music Library

Creatives // Matt Davis of Life Stage Films// Nicole w/ Two Sweet Sparrows // Galen of Two Ring Studios// Zhenya of Salon Zhenya// MUA Liz Black Makeup // Right To Party Band// Floressence Flowers

07/11/2022

10-23-21 // Sometimes our couples opt to receive an enhancement to our offerings we cqll "The Feature Film". It's a longer film running between 10-14 minutes. We hope you enjoy!

Beth & Dave had one of our most favorite Biltmore Estate weddings we have ever been privileged to film all these years. The Walled Gardens and Conservatory was a fairytale backdrop. There’s cute kids, cute pups, cute smiles and the gorgeous NC mountains looking over it all. Congrats Beth and Dave!

Music licensed by Select Music Library

Creatives // Matt Davis of Life Stage Films // Nicole w/ Two Sweet Sparrows // Galen of Two Ring Studios// Zhenya of Salon Zhenya// MUA Liz Black Makeup // Right To Party Band// Floressence Flowers

04/23/2022

Where a LOT of the magic happens with late night edits. Excuse the “Finding Nemo” table cover repurposed from my son’s bed. Sometimes it gets messy in the Bat Cave/Man Cave. #thebatman #oculusquest2 #djiair2s

12/22/2021
Marguerite & Chapman // Mountaintop Celebration at the Camp w/ Surprise Fireworks

09.04.21 // Linville, NC

Not many places are more comforting than being tucked away right underneath Grandfather Mountain for your wedding day. Marguerite & "Chap" had a picture perfect day on the Camp at The Eseeola Lodge. With an intimate ceremony, followed by all their loved ones, a bagpiper, an incredible band and epic surprise fireworks to cap it all off, this wedding day was full of everything that makes us happy, as well as Marguerite and Chapman. Congrats friends, what a day!

Creatives // Filmed by Matt Davis Life Stage Films // Event Designer and Planner Elizabeth Hempfling (Events by Elizabeth Ashley) // Graham & Anna Anagram Photo // The Eseeola Lodge & Camp // Floral - Callista Designs // Surround Sound Band Music licensed by Select Music Library

11/18/2021
Emily & Mack - Kiawah Island, SC (11.06.21)

11.06.21 // Emily & Mack were one of the lucky ones to have rain on their wedding day…because not only did the A-Team of creatives come together for them, but the energy from the family, and the loved ones invited was truly infectious. Everyone loved HARD, and celebrated even HARDER! Here’s a sneak peek into their gorgeous wedding day on The River Course @kiawahresort. More priceless memories and moments like these to follow. Congrats E&M!

Creatives // Matt w/ Life Stage Films // Reagan of Reagan Events // Elizabeth Lanier Photography // Cacky's Bride + Aid // THE Band… Party on the Moon // Rentals @snyderevents @gatheringevents @technical_events @event_haus @oohevents @wildivorybeauty

11/17/2021
Beth & David - Biltmore Estate Wedding Teaser (10.23.21)

10-23-21 // Beth & Dave had one of our most favorite Biltmore weddings we have ever been privileged to film all these years. The Walled Gardens and Conservatory was a fairytale backdrop. There’s cute kids, cute pups, cute smiles and the gorgeous NC mountains looking over it all. More coming soon. Enjoy this teaser Beth & David! #ItMuzzBeTheTrofas

Music licensed by @musicbed “Higher” by Leucadia

Creatives // Matt Davis of Life Stage Films // Nicole w/ Two Sweet Sparrows // Galen of Two Ring Studios // Zhenya of Salon Zhenya // MUA Liz Black // Right To Party Band // Floressence Flowers

10/29/2021

A gorgeous sneak peek of Asya & David’s 10-1-21 mountaintop wedding at @rockwoodlodgenc in Highlands, NC! Couldn’t have asked for better smiles, better families and better crisp fall weather! Congrats @aklabelle and @djrosenthal! And kudos to an amazingly talented team of creatives! Filmed/edited by Matt Davis of Life Stage Films

Creatives // Chelsea w/ Lucky Day Events Co. // Elizabeth w/ Almond Leaf Studios // Rockwood Lodge // Philo Floral // One Night Entertainment // Table 301
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10/25/2021
Katie & Andrew // A Moroccan Themed Beach Wedding for the Ages

Happy Aniversary Katie Bitleris and Andrew! One of our most favorite weddings ever, and certainly top of the list during this past year! Uniqueness overflows from this wedding design. (Tell your mom I am still sorry for knocking over the champs bottle Katie ;) - Matt

10/07/2021
Kelly & Kyle // Quintessential Waterfront Southern Wedding // Wilmington, NC

06.12.21 // Live Oak Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Sometimes rain causes new adventures, and awesome memories! We can't remember another time it poured this hard on a wedding day, but we can be sure that rain brought Kelly & Kyle 100 lifetimes of luck and happiness! Everyone took the weather in stride and the smiles, the hugs and the tears abundantly flowed. The family & friends energy, along with the perfect decor and amazing band created another epic celebration. Congrats K&K!

Creatives // Matt Davis of Life Stage Films // Sara Levesque & Jen Rose of Salt Harbor Designs // Kate Supa Photography // One Belle Bakery LLC // Catering by Culinary Creations // The New Royals Band // HMU - Melissa Nichols Kinnamon // Mixologist Anthony Palermo // Azalea Limousine // Party Suppliers & Rentals // High Performance Lighting and Power // White Birch Rentals // Southern Bee Designs, LLC

09/26/2021

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09/24/2021
Hannah & Kevin // Perfect Coastal Wedding Day

Hannah & Kevin had the perfect day with the perfect local team.

Creatives // Salt Harbor Designs // Millie Holloman Photography // Pine Valley Market // One Belle Bakery LLC // MUA Melissa Nichols Kinnamon

What an epic wedding weekend with some talented wedding creatives. Couldn’t have asked for a better couple to serve, and...
08/29/2021

What an epic wedding weekend with some talented wedding creatives. Couldn’t have asked for a better couple to serve, and walk away friends with. Congrats Morgan and & Major!

08/26/2021
Molly & Mark // A Figure Eight Island Fairy Tale

Take us back to beautiful Figure Eight Island!

Filmed by Matt of Life Stage Films

Creatives // Jen Carter of Figure Eight Island, NC // Kellie Kano Photographer // Matthew Robbins Design // One Belle Bakery LLC// Meraki Beauty // Jessie's Girls Band // High Performance Lighting and Power // Party Suppliers & Rentals

Music licensed by Musicbed

04/30/2021
Megan & Drew // The Best Winter Coastal Wedding on Hilton Head Island // 02.06.21

02.06.21 // Hilton Head, SC

Although it rained, Megan & Drew made the most of it and had the most intimate, romantic day with close friends and family. We were able to Livestream it for the dozens of folks that couldn't make it. The topper was a family style gathering at a beach house to finish off the night. Congrats Megan & Drew! Thanks for inviting us into your special day!

Filmed by Matt of Life Stage Films
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04/17/2021
04/03/2021
Lori & Uli // Charlotte, NC Wedding Celebration of Love, Life & Christ

12.18.20 // Charlotte, NC // Filmed by Matt

Lori & Uli's story spans 3 decades, and until the last recent years, they didn't truly know the meaning of the phrase "it's never too late". Witnessing this day, you can tell these friends and family fully support Lori & Uli's story coming full circle. With this intimate Christmas celebration, also came the pain that comes with true love too. All of us were saddened by the sudden passing of Jim, Lori's dad just weeks before the wedding. He was a good man, the best of men. But just as Lori's mom so joyously said in the film, Jim was present, wasn't missing anything, and dancing with them! Enjoy this sweet intimate Christmastime wedding. Hug your spouse, hug your parents, and say "I love you" to someone today. Congrats L&U! This was meant to be!

02/20/2021
Katie & Andrew // A Moroccan Themed Beach Wedding for the Ages

10.24.20 // Atlantic Beach, NC

What an awesome day with these fine families! Equally awesome teaming up with some of my favorite creatives. The uniqeness of this wedding was so fun to film. Really fun Moroccan decor, but the moments captured, the smiles, the fellowship, that's what makes me smile most about this film. Congrats Andrew and Katie! GREAT work team!

Creatives // Matt Davis of Life Stage Films // Ivy Robinson weddings & events // Florist Kelly Odom Flowers and Interiors Inc. // Photography Common Dove // Band Night Years// Caterer Scarborough Fare Catering // Hair & Makeup The Hair Gallery // Lighting High Performance Lighting and Power // Wedding Dress Ines by INES DE SANTO // Music licensed by Select Music Library

12/20/2020

"When fun is an outcome and not a choice, the quality of your marriage is determined by the words and actions of others. But when fun is a choice and not an outcome, the quality of your marriage is determined solely by your attitude."

~ Ted Cunningham, author of "A Love That Laughs: Lighten Up, Cut Loose and Enjoy Life Together"

12/10/2020

Reliving this wedding on the coast with BIG smiles. Epic party Alex and Edward! Puppies and flower crowns make this an even better day!

Creatives // Social Butterfly Events LLC // Verzaal's Florist & Events // @east coast entertainment // Ellen LeRoy Photography // Imaginary Cakes

12/03/2020

One of our constant slices of heaven is Sea Island, Georgia. The Cloister Resort, is tucked away, and home to some of our favorite weddings. Including this one. Kate and Stephen. We loved your excitement. We loved the goofiness. And we loved the beauty. Perfect day in the garden.

#southernweddings #destinationwedding #weddingfilm #weddingvideographer #seaislandgeorgia #thecloister #coastalweddingvideo #coastalwedding

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Led by owner & lead filmmaker Matt Davis, we are internationally acclaimed wedding storytellers that are known for capturing real, authentic and genuine moments on video.

Nothing staged. Nothing forced. Nothing over dramatic for the sake of being dramatic. Just moments that matter and a window into how your wedding day truly felt.

Based in Wilmington, NC, we serve the South East US and are commissioned all over the world for destination weddings.

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Kayla & ArchAngel // Ocean Isle Beach // 10.15.21 // Yep they jumped in the ocean. Chris Brehmer Photography Filmed by Matt Davis of Life Stage Films
09.25.21 // The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC What a mountaintop day at one of the South's most beautiful resorts. The tears were flowing just as much as the laughter, so we knew we were in the right place. Hallie & Ryan knew how to party too, and this celebration was magical. Nice becomings friends with you all H&R! Congrats! Creatives // Matt Davis - Life Stage Films // Photographer Anna Jones Photography // Designer/Planner - Missy Asheville Event Co.// Florals Blossoms Creative // Hair & Makeup L'eau de Vie Salon/Spa
10.02.21 // Charleston, SC Great job, Easton Events, and congrats Maddie and Ben! What a fun day. Filmed by @matt.c.davis of Life Stage Films // Music licensed by Musicbed Creatives // Easton Events // Olivia Rae James Photography // Floral Bowen Studio // Élan Artists Band // Skyline Tent Company // TEC - Technical Event Company #destinationwedding #luxurywedding #waterfrontwedding #charlestonwedding #southernwedding #classicweddingdress #blacktiewedding #scwedding #southcarolinawedding #weddingvideo #ncweddingvideographer #scweddingvideographer #weddingfilmmaker
09.04.21 // Linville, NC Not many places are more comforting than being tucked away right underneath Grandfather Mountain for your wedding day. Marguerite & "Chap" had a picture perfect day on the Camp at The Eseeola Lodge. With an intimate ceremony, followed by all their loved ones, a bagpiper, an incredible band and epic surprise fireworks to cap it all off, this wedding day was full of everything that makes us happy, as well as Marguerite and Chapman. Congrats friends, what a day! Creatives // Filmed by Matt Davis Life Stage Films // Event Designer and Planner Elizabeth Hempfling (Events by Elizabeth Ashley) // Graham & Anna Anagram Photo // The Eseeola Lodge & Camp // Floral - Callista Designs // Surround Sound Band Music licensed by Select Music Library
Happy anniversary! Congrats friends!
08.28.21 // Asheville, NC // Biltmore Estate Couldn't have been a better script for this heartfelt wedding weekend, with the Biltmore as the backdrop. The flowers, decor, tent, talented band and epic fireworks were great, but even better... the obvious joy and deep love Morgan and Major have. Anytime a wedding celebration is full of big, genuine smiles, happy tears, and honest spoken words, you'll find us living vicariously through them! We know you will too! Congrats, new friends! So honored you trusted us to capture your families coming together. HUGE props to our friend and fellow creative Mary Bell, with the help of the Biltmore Weddings team, for pulling off such a weekend to remember! Creatives // Matt & Daniel of Life Stage Films // Mary of Mary Bell Events // Jill of Realities Photography // Wendy with Blush Asheville // Luck w/ Flower Gallery of Asheville // Band - Big Blast & the Party Masters // Live Painter - Skip Rhode // Stephanie of Biltmore Weddings
06-26-21 // Wilmington, NC We love it when a groom gets emotional! Denver had it written all over his face how grateful he was to be marrying Emily. These two and their crazy wedding party did it up right at the Brooklyn Arts Center. They didn't want the party to end, as you get gather from the dancing footage thanks to Active DJ Entertainment. Congrats you two, and tell that cute lab pup of yours congrats as well! Thanks for trusting us with these fleeting moments. Creatives // Shawn & Hugh of Life Stage Films // Active DJ Entertainment // Brooklyn Arts Center Weddings // The uber talented Jen of Belle Ame Events // Middle of The Island Catering // Emilee Craft Photography // Design Perfection Florals // Party Suppliers & Rentals // MUA Dark Hearts Makeup Artistry // Music licensed by Musicbed
11.06.21 // Emily & Mack were one of the lucky ones to have rain on their wedding day…because not only did the A-Team of creatives come together for them, but the energy from the family, and the loved ones invited was truly infectious. Everyone loved HARD, and celebrated even HARDER! Here’s a sneak peek into their gorgeous wedding day on The River Course @kiawahresort. More priceless memories and moments like these to follow. Congrats E&M! Creatives // Matt w/ Life Stage Films // Reagan of Reagan Events // Elizabeth Lanier Photography // Cacky's Bride + Aid // THE Band… Party on the Moon // Rentals @snyderevents @gatheringevents @technical_events @event_haus @oohevents @wildivorybeauty
10-23-21 // Beth & Dave had one of our most favorite Biltmore weddings we have ever been privileged to film all these years. The Walled Gardens and Conservatory was a fairytale backdrop. There’s cute kids, cute pups, cute smiles and the gorgeous NC mountains looking over it all. More coming soon. Enjoy this teaser Beth & David! #ItMuzzBeTheTrofas Music licensed by @musicbed “Higher” by Leucadia Creatives // Matt Davis of Life Stage Films // Nicole w/ Two Sweet Sparrows // Galen of Two Ring Studios // Zhenya of Salon Zhenya // MUA Liz Black // Right To Party Band // Floressence Flowers