We were not originally going to use a videographer for our wedding because we wanted to splurge on photography instead and didn't think that it fit into our budget. Then, about 6 weeks from the wedding, my husband's grandparents grew ill to the point that they could no longer make the trip to NC for our wedding. My in laws offered to pay for a videographer of our choice so we could send it to them to feel like they were a part of the experience. Our wedding planner Priscilla Erwin helped find us Heart Stone films, who was originally outside of our budget. They both worked with us with incredible flexibility to find a package that worked for us, which made us happy because we'd heard such great things about their talent. They have you fill out a questionnaire about you and your fiance that helps them shape your video, and it was actually a great thing to fill out anyways because it reminds you of why you fell in love in the first place.
The day of the wedding, they were low-key, friendly, kind, and helpful. They worked well with our photographers and wedding planner, and all the other vendors too. They were a joy to work with! We were so excited to see their work. Well yesterday we received their (about 6 minute) preview and it was AMAZING!! Seriously, we were blown away. My husband and I were both in happy tears as we relived our favorite events from the day, watched them from a perspective we didn't get to see at the wedding, watched our family and friends have a wonderful time, and watched our love story told in an INCREDIBLE, beautiful, personal way. Chris and Toni are such professionals, in tune with the couple and their family, and so talented. We're so very happy it worked out and we were able to work with them on our wedding day, and we cannot thank them enough for allowing Jon's grandparents to enjoy the special qualities of our day as well. Definitely recommend to...
This was a big expense that we debated on, but decided it would be worth it and we were so right! Chris and Toni were perfect. They were easy to communicate with and everything they did exceeded our expectations. We had a special request to have our video one week after the wedding date and they had it done in 2 days. Everyone who has seen the video is in awe. I would highly recommend them!
Heart Stone Films is one of the very best investments you will make. My husband and I went back and forth on hiring a videographer, and it would've been our biggest regret if we hadn't. Their work is so pristine, it is worth every penny. Our film completely fits us and expresses all the love we felt on our wedding day, it is so beautiful. Budgeting for a videographer should be top priority, and HSF provides the best service that we could've asked for!
Heart Stone films is the premier wedding video service in the triangle and you will NOT be disappointed! They are incredibly professional, produce an EXCELLENT product, and are a joy to work with. My wife and I cried watching the video - they captured our wedding day so perfectly!! Thank you so much Toni and Chris for putting together a video of our wedding that fully captures the day and will be something we cherish and enjoy for the rest of our lives!
I can't thank Chris, Toni and the whole Heart Stone team enough. They captured priceless memories of our wedding day in a way that felt like I was re-living the day by watching the film. At first, I didn't think I had the budget for their services, and I'm sure a lot of brides out there worry about the same thing. Here's my advice: SPLURGE!!! Make it happen. You will not regret it. They were professional, punctual and even got our video done WAY early. Seriously guys, you're the best of the best!
If I could give Heart Stone Films 10/5, I would. Chris and Toni are amazing to work with. We really felt like they cared about the final product and about what was important to us. We had them come to our rehearsal as well as the wedding and rehearsal and it is money well spent. We are so happy with the final product. It truly is a reflection of the whole wedding weekend done in a beautifully artistic way. We are huge fans of videographers. It can be expensive but it seriously is some of the best money we spent at the wedding. Heart Stone Films was able to capture out memories much differently than our photographer and we are just so happy with the results. Highly, highly recommended. Hire them!
There is not a better team than Heart Stone Films from both a personality and talent standpoint. They get to know you as a couple and create a story through film that makes you feel they have known you for years. They are storytellers, artists, and creators - not videographers - this is what sets them apart from others who just edit film. I give Heart Stone my highest reco - I could not love a team more than I loved them. You will be lucky if you can get them!!
I am in awe of how wonderful Chris and Toni are at what they do. We were not originally planning on having a videographer, but when I met Chris and Toni and saw how friendly they are and how amazing the quality of their work is- I immediately realized that it would be a mistake not to have them filming our wedding. As soon as we left the wedding we realized that the day had gone by in such a whirlwind, and we were so happy to know that we would be able to see it all again in our video.
Chris and Toni were so great to work with. For the most part you don't even notice that they are there. They are so unobtrusive that much of our wedding party didn't even realize they were being filmed. It was easy for me to stay comfortable and relaxed, even though I typically feel very awkward when I know I'm in front of a camera.
Their work product is also impeccable. They created the perfect video for us, and it includes all of our favorite moments from the day. We are beyond thrilled at how beautifully our video turned out and I know that we will cherish it forever. Thank you to Chris + Toni/Heart Stone Films for doing such a phenomenal job!
I cannot say enough how incredibly amazing these guys are!!! They captured our wedding perfectly, and were so easy to work with! You never even knew they were there, but they managed to get every little detail. If you are even thinking about hiring a videographer, look no further, these guys are the best out there!
It is no wonder why Chris and Toni have named their business Heart Stone Films, clearly they put their HEART into every film they make. I have been so impressed with their work as they went above and beyond any other filmography I have ever seen. My husband and I are going to be very happy for many many years and one reason is because we have something so special to share with our families and the many generations of Joyce's to come! Thank you HEART Stone Films for being such a big part of our monumental wedding day!
I would never recommend having a wedding and NOT having Heart Stone Films be there to capture your special day!! Chris and Toni were great to work with and wonderful people. They truly have a gift! I have had my video for 2 weeks now and have watched it over 20 times and it still amazes me. I don't have one bad thing to say about Heart Stone Films and Chris and Toni Wheaton. I'm one happy bride!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Heart Stone Films to any bride out there looking to capture their big day on film. Toni and Chris are so easy to work with and just so sweet! They have a true talent that is shown in everything they touch. I would gladly trade other things from my big day for that film. I watch it at least twice a day and it helps me to relive the best day of my life thus far. If you are still debating whether or not to have your wedding filmed I would say to go tho their facebook page at Heart Stone Films and just view a couple of their films. I am certain that once you do, not only will you have chills watching other films, but you will realize this is something so very special and a must have!!! I know 3 people that have used them and all have been BEYOND satisfied!!
I cannot speak enough kind words about Heart Stone Films. Chris and Toni were wonderful from beginning to end. We had not met prior to my wedding, but looking at the video, you would think we have known each other for years! They caught every detail and the video they made was so special. Though I do love my wedding photos, there is just something so special about being able to watch my special day over and over again. Chris and Toni, I cannot thank you enough for the part you played in my wedding day!
Chris and Toni are absolutely fabulous to work with and their videos are amazing! I first heard about Heart Stone Films a few years ago when one of my friends used them as their videographer. Their video was amazing and I cried every time I watched it. So when we got engaged, they were one of my first phone calls to make sure they could be at our wedding. They are wonderful to work with and take the time to learn about you so your video captures everything you want. And our video did not disappoint! I absolutely love it! I watch it all the time, and we keep hearing how wonderful it is from friends and our families who have been able to see it as well. :) Our wedding was such a blur that it's wonderful to be able to go back and relive the best day of our lives. Chris and Toni captured our day in such a perfect way, and it is wonderful to go back and watch all the special moments.
Toni and Chris, THANK YOU for making our wedding day so wonderful! You were amazing to work with and we love our video! Thank you!! I wish we could do it all over again! :)
We highly recommend Heart Stone Films for your wedding videographer. The final product is amazing. They captured all of the details that I could've asked for in the film which provided a perfect overview of our wedding celebration. The video/audio quality is amazing and we are so glad we have this video as a treasured keepsake to watch over and over again as our marriage progresses!
There are no words to describe the beautiful wedding film that Toni and Chris were able to create for us. It is more than just a film of the day, but instead a wonderful love story that involves family, friends and every aspect of your special day. The best thing about this company is that they are a couple of love birds themselves. With that being said, they know what a couple wants when they hire a videographer and they are very understanding and open to your ideas on making the video special. I have seen hundreds (yes, hundreds) of wedding videos when trying to make the decision on whether or not to hire a videographer and there is NO company that provides the quality of service as Heart Stone Films. I do not know how many people contacted me just raving about the wonderful film and how it "looked like a real movie you would see in a movie theater." Heart Stone is very much a part of your day and follows you throughout the day, however, amazingly they are very much hidden. They do not ask you for interviews, sound clips or try to make things happen, they simply are there to capture all of the candid awesome moments of your special day. I cannot say enough about this company and would be confident enough to assure anyone interested in a wedding video that they will not be sorry that they made this investment, as it truly will be a keepsake treasure that we will look back on for years and years to come.
Chris and Toni from Heart Stone Films provided an invaluable service to me and my husband at our Duke Chapel wedding this past March. I cannot recommend their services highly enough. Their video fo our wedding makes me cry every time I see it, and I have received so many compliments from friends and family! This was a truly special way to share our day with our families who live abroad and were not able to come to the wedding, and to relive the day ourselves. We plan to watch the video every year on our anniversary. It will be so fun to watch one day with our kids!
Chris and Toni of Heartstone Films are incredible wedding vendors. They possess such an amazing talent for filming and editing your big day, and their videos are epic works of art. Besides being so talented as videographers, they are both truly awesome, caring people. My husband and I quickly connected with them when we first met, and enjoyed getting to know them in the time leading up to our wedding. It really felt like they were lifelong friends, and we were their only clients. I knew their work was great from watching a wedding video they did for our friends, but was pleasantly surprised to find them to be so relatable, friendly, thorough and professional. Choosing Heartstone Films was easily one of the best decisions in our wedding planning process, and they were worth every single penny. I can't imagine any bride and groom not using them to capture their big day!
Chris & Toni are absolutely amazing and extremely talented!!! I fall more and more in love with our video every time I watch it! What they put together is absolutely beautiful. Our film brings tears from almost everyone who watches it (even those who were not AT our wedding).
They were SO professional! One of my bridesmaids said "I don't even remember someone videoing us!" They were able to capture every moment in a behind the scenes way! For those who are thinking they might skip videography to save money...DON'T!!! We almost did and I can tell you I would have been regretting it every day.
I am so glad we went with Heart Stone Films!! Chris & Toni are unbelievably talented. They gave us such a special gift that we will cherish forever!
PS-check out their website you can watch videos and get to know Chris & Toni! their story is so precious, just like they are! :)
The video is quality is unbelievable. Toni and Chris are extremely talented. Our video not only captured the wedding, but it also told the story of us in the most beautiful, intimate and authentic way. This is money well spent. If budget is a factor, I would highly encourage cutting costs in other places - this is not the place to cut costs! The wedding day goes by so fast and it is amazing to have a video to relive all of the details through. Toni and Chris have truly given us a gift that will be forever cherished.