Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kathy and Floyd - A Hunter Valley Farm Christmas Wedding in Knoxville, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Some people ask us random questions about highlight films. One in particular is "Why do you show the pastor/officiant speaking instead of the couple speaking?". Sometimes there are various reasons behind it....such as story, clean audio, or just cinematic flow... but this time the pastor is featured because it meant something to the couple. The pastor speaking in the film is Kathy's father. He is the former pastor of Cokebury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN, so Kathy's special day meant SO much more to her, because of her father... watch the film and you'll see how amazing their special day was for us all!

Vendor List: 
Wedding Videography: NICHOLAS & KEATON
Wedding Photography: Jennie Andrews Photography in Knoxville, TN -
DJ: Ogle Entertainment - Jim Ogle -
Wedding Reception Venue: Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville, TN -
Wedding Venue: Cokesbury United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN -
Catering: All Occassions Catering
Wedding Cake: Karen's Katering

Monday, December 23, 2013

Karina and Jimmy - A First United Methodist Church / The Country Club Wedding in Morristown, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON - 
International Award Winning Wedding Films

Let's be honest here.... Jimmy and Karina have one of the largest group of amazing friends that we've ever seen. It's amazing. They could have had their wedding in a van down by the river, and ALL of their awesome friends would have shown up (and it would have been the party of the year). Seriously. Luckily for us, the wedding wasn't in a van... it was at First United Methodist Church and The Country Club in Morristown, TN (which we must say is a pretty swanky place). What an amazing little hidden gem in Morristown! Jimmy and Karina have a pretty awesome story... we would tell it to ya here in this descriptive text, but you just need to watch the film! The pastor lays it alllllll out for ya...

Vendor list:

Photographer: Graceology in Atlanta, GA
Florist/Decorator: Meghan Alcorn (JCH Designs) in New Market, TN
Cake: Caitlin Young 
DJ: Sound Force 
Caterer: The Country Club in Morristown, TN
Wedding Venue: First United Methodist Church in Morristown, TN
Wedding Reception Venue: The Country Club in Morristown, TN

Music Licensed via The Music Bed

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Opal & Stacey - A McConnell House Wedding in Franklin, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by Ashley Fisher Photography - (Used by permission)

There are so many words we could use to describe Opal & Stacey's wedding day, but really you just need to watch the film. We can't put into words how emotional, loving, caring, and sweet these two are towards each other... It's crazy. When you're around these two, it's like watching one of those old school love story movies on Lifetime! Seriously, it's so awesome to see a couple who is so amazingly attached to each other on so many levels. Their wedding at the McConnell House in Franklin, TN was stunning. When we first saw the venue on pre-wedding meeting trip, we knew it was going to be amazing. Believe it or not, the McConnell House is actually the old Franklin, TN jail! They've converted it into one of the most unique and awesome wedding and event venues in the Nashville area! Definitely check it out if you're looking for a super unique Nashville wedding venue!

Vendor List:

DJ - Chris at DJ Emcees
Photographer - Ashley Fisher Photography
Caterer - Red Pony Catering
Cake/Dessert Bar - Wolfe Gourmet Cakes
Dress Designer - Mori Lee
Grooms Suit - Zegna
Hotel Venue - Marriott Cool Springs
Venue - The McConnell House in Franklin, TN

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Scott & Bridgette - A Legacy Farms Wedding in Lebanon, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Videography

Cover Photo by KLP Photography - (Used by Permission)

Bridgette and Scott's wedding... well.... let's just say we've been waiting over a year for this AMAZING wedding, and it was everything we anticipated...AND MORE! From awesome socks, an amazing first look, wonderful friends and family, to some of the best wedding food we've ever eaten... this wedding had it all! 
Legacy Farms is an absolutely spectacular place to have a wedding! They have several venues wrapped into one big venue, which can suit several weddings a day, but you get the feel of a very intimate special wedding event. It's awesome. We absolutely LOVED filming there! 

Vendor List:

Photography - KLP Photography
Venue - Legacy Farms
Hotel - Holiday Inn Lebanon
Flowers - Enchanted Florist
Catering - A Catered Affair
Cake - The Bake Shoppe
DJ - Main Event Productions
Dress - Allure
Bridesmaid Dresses - Allure
Suits - Express

Film Track is "When I'm With You" by Ben Rector
Music provided & licensed by The Music Bed

Shot on Nikon D800's
Edited and Color Graded on Final Cut ProX

Monday, November 18, 2013

Alicia & Blake - A Mountain Cove Farms Wedding in Chickamauga, GA

Rolling hills. Majestic views. A secluded farm where it's so quiet all you can hear are the birds chirping and the trees swaying in the wind. A town general store where everyone knows your name. Barns, horses, fields, mountains...

Sounds like the next Nicholas Sparks movie right? Well, it pretty much was! 

Alicia and Blake's amazing country chic wedding was everything anyone could ever want in a perfect wedding. Alicia and Blake are not only so madly in love they kinda make you jealous, but they also have an amazing family and friend network that would make the Queen of England jealous! And trust us... their friends and family know how to have a great time! From tears of love to tears of hysterical laughter, this wedding film has it all! Be sure to check out the "horse and squirrel" outtakes at the end... yes.... just watch. 

Thanks Alicia and Blake for letting us share your special day with you! We love you both and we're so blessed to be able to call you friends for life.


Vendor List:

Photography - Watson Studios, Natalie and Dan Watson 
DJ - Sound Force Entertainment
Wedding Planning - Soirees
Catering - Events with Taste
Pastries - Cupcake Kitchen
Officiant - Zac Johnson
Ceremony Music - Lou Wamp Music
Hair - Nikos Salon
Makeup - SpaGo
Transportation - Chattanooga Double Decker
Venue - Mountain Cove Farms

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Cinematic Wedding Film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematograpy

Cover photo by Knoxville Wedding Photographer KLP Photography - (Used by permission) 

Bridget and Adam had such an awesome wedding! Who would have ever thought the Knoxville Zoo would be a great place for a wedding?! It's certainly a different and unique venue, but is amazingly fun for your wedding guests! When you book the Knoxville Zoo for a wedding, you may also get access to the antique merry go round, which is AWESOME. The Knoxville Zoo wedding reception setup is great too. With the huge tent (which you can do open air or closed for heat), a super cool cocktail hour area, and several neat places for a wedding ceremony, you really can't go wrong with the Knoxville Zoo as a wedding venue! It's grrrrrrrreat! (sorry....we couldn't resist)


Wedding Videographers - NICHOLAS & KEATON
Wedding Photographer - KLP Photography
DJ - Music in Motion, Corey Goin
Venue - Knoxville Zoo
Wedding Planner - Studio 29:11

Colleen & Jason - A Sacred Heart Cathedral / Lighthouse Knoxville Wedding in Knoxville, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Films

Cover photo by KLP Photography - ( Used by permission )

Colleen and Jason are a wedding videographers "dream come true" couple. They are fun, outgoing, outspoken (in a good way!), charming and best of all... they bring home Skyline chili for us every time they travel North to see their family! lol. We're just kidding... but that chili is good!
This wedding was the first we've had at the newer Knoxville venue called Lighthouse Knoxville. What an awesomely cool place!? It really is like a little country setting right in the middle of town. We can't wait to venture back! 

Thanks Colleen and Jason for an amazing time! We're so blessed to call you our friends, and we are truly grateful that ya'll allowed us to be a part of your big day!

Wedding Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON ,
Wedding Photography - KLP Photography ,
DJ - Music in Motion, Corey Goin
Ceremony Venue - Sacred Heart Cathedral
Reception Venue - Lighthouse Knoxville
Vintage Car - Regal Carriages Vintage Cars, Steve Wisden

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Therese & Jake - A Johnson City Country Club Wedding in Johnson City, TN

A Cinematic Wedding Film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover Photo by Andrew & Erin Photography - (Used by Permission)

Wow... just wow. Not gonna lie... these guys know how to throw a party! YES, it was a gorgeous wedding. YES, they had a super emotional first look. YES, all the details were spectacular. But, when you see Jake take the dance floor.... watch out. He looks all shy until you start playing some music, then his alter ego Jake "The Dance" comes out. Needless to say, we had a BLAST at Therese and Jake's wedding and reception! Be sure to check out the outtakes in the end! They're hilarious!

Vendor List:

Wedding Videographer - NICHOLAS & KEATON
Wedding Photographer - Andrew & Erin Photography 
DJ- Corey Goin of Music in Motion Mobile Entertainment
Florist- Tammy's Flowers of Greeneville
Caterer-Johnson City Country Club
Cake- Angeez Catering of Greeneville
Dress Designer-Oleg Cassini from David's Bridal
Men's Formalwear- Men's Wearhouse

Thursday, October 3, 2013

BIG things for NICHOLAS & KEATON... (yes, we're a little nervous)


Many of you have seen the facebook posts, tweets, and instagrams about #bigthings coming. Many of you have asked us "what's the big deal?".... Well, we're gonna tell ya... soon.

Just a little backstory first... 

When I (Casey) thought about starting this little videography company a couple of years ago, I never dreamed where it would take us. I got my little brother on board, and everything was a go. 

At the time, Kristin and I were (and still are ) in the middle of remodeling our home, my "real" job was going great, and I was having a blast being one of the media directors at my local church (I got to play with video and audio stuff all the time, which is my true passion). Everything was GREAT. 

Just when you think God has thrown you fastball after fastball, and you're knocking it out of the park everytime.... he decides to change it up and throw you a curveball. Well, NICHOLAS & KEATON was my curveball. Within a year, I had left my church media position. I kept saying to myself "is this the right thing to do? I thought this was my calling on how I impact other for Christ...." The thing was, God had a plan that was bigger than I could imagine. 

After starting NICHOLAS & KEATON, I kept asking God "I understand you wanted me to start this company. Yes, it will change the lives of all our wedding couples. Yes, they'll have lasting memories with amazing wedding films. Yes, I'll have a blast every weekend filming with my little bro and getting to work with some of the most amazing people on this planet (my wonderful wedding photographer wife and the amazing Knoxville wedding industry pros). " But my question still... "God, what's the big plan for this company? How's it going to impact others for you?"....

Well, a few months ago, God laid the first stepping stone right in front of us... 

Starting tomorrow, NICHOLAS & KEATON will be shooting and editing a music video and "the behind the scenes DVD footage" for a major motion picture. A christian based motion picture with the likes of "Fireproof", "Facing the Giants" and "Courageous". 

The name of the film is "Let the Lion Roar", and it's being produced in Switzerland and Nashville. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Sorbo (WE LOVE HERCULES!), Jaci Velasquez, and many other notable actors. 

Tomorrow, we jump in the deep end with both feet... We're shooting a music video with Jaci Velasquez, a 7 time Dove award winner including Female Vocalist of the Year who has sold over 5 million albums worldwide. We'll be in Nashville, TN filming most of the morning tomorrow!

Once that's complete, we'll begin editing work on "behind the scenes" footage for the film. This footage will be the "Special Features" on the DVD, and also you'll see a lot of our work leading up to the release of the film as teasers on Youtube and online press kits. 

This DOES NOT mean we're stepping out of weddings. We LOVE shooting weddings. We really love enriching our couples lives with something they will cherish FOREVER. 


We're happy that God is leading us down a path where our films can not just impact hundreds, but rather thousands. His plan is always greater than ours... 

Check out the keep watching the IMDB listing for "Let the Lion Roar", and we'll keep you updated when the movie is ready for release in theaters! 

Be on the lookout for pics as we go through this awesome journey!

We love you all! Thank you for your support!

Casey Peddicord

Monday, September 30, 2013

Lauren & Andy - A Barn at Boone Falls Wedding Film

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover Photo by John Shim Photography - (used by permission)

Talk about an amazing wedding! When we heard Lauren and Andy were getting married at The Barn at Boone Falls, we were PUMPED to say the least. It's a super cool venue that's kind of a hidden gem in East Tennessee. It's got everything and more you'd want at a wedding venue, and Lauren and Andy took full advantage. They had people coming out of the woodworks for the wedding! Seriously, one of the biggest events we've been to all year, and they were all awesome friends and family who came out to show their love for them! These two are some of the most funny, honest and caring people we've ever met, and we tried our best to bring that out in their wedding film. Check it out!

Music licensed through The Music Bed

Monday, September 16, 2013

Courtney and Bryce - A Crossville, TN Mountain Wedding

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by Knoxville Wedding Photographer KLP Photography (Used by permission)

Talk about an AWESOME wedding venue! Courtney and Bryce had their wedding on some land that belongs to their family. They originally told us it was going to be in the "mountains". When we arrived, we found out what they really meant... it was in the MOUNTAINS! It was an amazing day, in a gorgeous location, with some of the most encouraging and friendly family folks we've ever met! 

Wedding Photography by Knoxville Wedding Photographer KLP Photography -

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Why do I need a wedding video??? FEATURED ON: The Pink Bride Blog

Check out the awesome article we were featured in on The Pink Bride, Knoxville blogsite...

If you're on the fence about a wedding videographer, it will def answer some of your questions!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ana & Rosendo - A St. John Neumann's Catholic Church / Bleak House Wedding in Knoxville, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover Photo by Bill Roop Photography - (used by permission)

Ana and Rosendo (or should we say "Ana y Rosendo"). Words can't describe this wedding. Seriously. Two gorgeous models (also known as the bride and groom), a spanish influenced catholic church, a mariachi band, and authentic mexican cuisine. Truthfully, we wish Ana and Rosendo were having a wedding every weekend! We'd be there! Check out this AMAZING wedding... speechless. Seriously.

Vendor List:
Wedding Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Wedding Photography - Bill Roop Photography,
Wedding Dress Designer- Winnie Couture,
Shoes - Vera Wang
Tuxedos - Mens Wearhouse, Kingston Pike Knoxville
Cake - Panaderia y pasteleria Aguila
DJ - Sonido JP Extreme
Venue- The Historic Bleak House,
Church - St John Neumann Catholic Church
Rentals - All Ocassions Party Rentals 
Mariachi - Espuelas de América from Georgia
Wedding Invitations - David's Bridal

Monday, August 26, 2013

Laura Lynn and Devin - A General Morgan Inn Wedding in Greeneville, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON - 
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by Zach Wilson Photography (Used by permission)

We'll just say it like this... we haven't been to a more spirit filled wedding ever. Period. Laura Lynn and Devin's wedding was simply awesome. Being that we are Christians, who openly share our faith with others, it was awesome to see Laura Lynn and Devin share their faith with their wedding guests. They even had a couple of praise songs AND an invitation during the ceremony! How cool is that?? We were honored to be a part of their day, and we will cherish those moments each and everyday. 


Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Photography - Zach Wilson Photography
DJ - Robbie Britton,
Reception Venue - The General Morgan Inn,
Ceremony Venue - Towering Oaks Baptist Church, Greeneville TN
Florist - East Greeneville Florists

Monday, August 19, 2013

Addy & Nick - An Outer Banks, NC Wedding (An OBX Wedding)

A wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by Pierce'd Photography by Rebecca Pierce -

A wedding in the Outer Banks, NC? Film with your toes in the sand? YES PLEASE! 

We were SO fortunate to hear about Addy and Nick through a good friend of ours, Rebecca Pierce. When she told us their story, we were floored. We knew from then on that God had woven a path in the sand (no pun intended), and it was a total God thing that we were brought together. We could talk all day about Addy's story, but you should really just check out the video here -
We were so blessed to be a part of Addy and Nick's big day! To spend the weekend with their friends and family was truly awesome.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Natalie & Doug - A Carnegie Hotel / The Charles Wedding in Johnson City, TN

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by Knoxville Wedding Photographer KLP Photography (Used by permission)

Natalie and Doug's wedding was absolutely spectacular!!! It was the first wedding we've filmed in the tri-cities area of Tennessee. Johnson City's venue The Charles blew our socks off! Natalie and Doug's reception there was incredible... the food, the drinks, the super cool dance floor, and just the overall atmosphere really made for a great time! Natalie and Doug have such an amazing story, and we were so blessed to be able to capture their wedding day on film! 

Vendor List:

Photography - Knoxville Wedding Photographer KLP Photography,
Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Reception Venue - The Charles,
Ceremony Venue - First United Methodist Church, Johnson City
Other Venue - The Carnegie Hotel,

Music licensed by The Music Bed

Shot on Nikon D800s
Edited on Final Cut Pro X

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Heather and Tom - A Butterfly Gap Wedding Film

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON
International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover Photo by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, KLP Photography (used by permission)

Heather and Tom... we're speechless. Really. Not joking. Their day had it all... sun, rain, flowers, laughs, tears, singing Journey at the top of our lungs, the shoe game, a great pastor, and some of the most awesome raw love we've ever seen. It's so amazing to see two people SO in love with each other. Heather still gets giddy when you start talking about Tom around her! Even though it rained a little, we had an amazing time filming at the one and only Butterfly Gap Retreat in Maryville, TN! Hope you love the film!

Vendor List:
Venue - Butterfly Gap Retreat,
Videographer - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Photographer - KLP Photography,
Ice Cream - Mable Slab
DJ - Kim Z Entertainment
Guitar/Singing - Logan Murrel with Special Notes Entertainment
Flowers - Always in Bloom
Hair - Salon Azure
Makeup - Lancome Foothills Mall
Catering - Buddy's BBQ
Cake - Sweet Beginnings by Elaine

Music copyrights provided by The Music Bed

Friday, July 26, 2013

Danielle & Justin - A Museum of Appalachia Wedding Film

Danielle and Justin - A Museum of Appalachia Wedding from NICHOLAS & KEATON on Vimeo.

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON - International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by the amazing KLP Photography -
(Used by permission)

First off, this was our first wedding at the Museum of Appalachia. Talk about an AWESOME place for a wedding! What is the museum you ask??? Well, here's a quote from their website... 
"The Museum of Appalachia is “an American treasure that stands alone as a tribute to the American spirit. It is about family, country, hard work, and respect for tradition.” "
- Harold Closter, Director, Smithsonian Affiliations 

It's awesome! You can do all kinds of cool stuff there. Check out their website at . 

Now about Danielle's wedding (yes we know it was Justin's too, but we know who the boss is!)... they are both HUGE University of Tennessee football fans. So their wedding colors were orange and white, and they even had a Neyland Stadium grooms cake! It was AWESOME. If you were looking for a vintage, country, shabby chic wedding... then you've found the right video. 

Photography - Knoxville Wedding Photography by KLP Photography ,
Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON ,
Dress - Bridals by Lori
Suits - Macy's & JCP
Makeup - Kiss and Make-up (Annah Luker)
Catering - Karen's Katering
DJ - Josh Hensley
Wedding Planner - Tanya Elliot

International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lauren and Ryan - A Southern Railway Terminal Wedding Reception / First Baptist Church Knoxville Wedding

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON - International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Cover photo by KLP Photography - 
(Used by permission)

Football, trains, a STUNNING wedding dress (and bride of course), and a crazy awesome wedding venue... what do those all add up to?? A CRAZY GOOD TIME! Lauren and Ryan's wedding had everything (we aren't joking!). When we first saw Lauren in her dress, we were floored. We asked ourselves "How do we make this special?"... then the answer hit us... SLOW MOTION. Confused? Don't be... just watch the video. The first 55 seconds of this film are some of our best work... from the dress, to the look, to the sunflares... it's all there (not to mention the other 3 minutes of the film aren't too shaby either!)

Lauren and Ryan - Your wedding was stunning. Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of it... 

Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Photography - KLP Photography,
DJ - Ogle Entertainment, Andrew Holloway 
Wedding Venue - First Baptist Church Knoxville, TN
Reception Venue - Southern Railway Terminal
Wedding Coordinator - Mary Brockett
Florist - Crouch's Florist
Baker - The Perfect Ending/The Sweetery

Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rachel and Chad - A Reserve at Bluebird Hill Wedding Film

A cinematic wedding film by NICHOLAS & KEATON.

Cover photo by Jennie Andrews Photography (Used by permission) -

Her smile is infectious. His charm is undeniable. 
Between the two of them (I know you're thinking we are going to make a pretty baby comment here... but we're not... we thought about it... but... nah) they absolutely introduce life, and a passion to live, into everyone they meet. Rachel and Chad are two insanely amazing people. Their wedding was everything a bride could wish for... an amazing venue (Bluebird Hill is one of our FAVORITE places to film), a super talented photography team (who we might add loves Journey... YES... just watch the film already), two crazy guys who video like super ninjas on 5 hour energy (THATS US), a killer DJ (he doesn't really kill, it was a metaphor), and the best friends and family anyone could ask for.... 

We were SO pumped to be a part of this very special wedding, and we hope you love the highlight film!

Wedding Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Wedding Photography - Jennie Andrews Photography,
DJ - Ogle Entertainment (Andrew Holloway)
Flower - Sassafras Flowers, 
Catering - Take Out Thyme Catering
Bartenders - Pour Guys Bar Service 
Musicians - Special Notes 
Tents - Campbell Tent & Party Rentals 
Other - Restoration Rentals
Hair Stylist - Kirby Fink
Makeup - Nourish Skin Studio: Sydney
Cake - Carie’s Cakes

International Award Winning Wedding Cinematography

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Katie & Tyler - A Hunter Valley Farm Wedding in Knoxville, TN

Cover photo by Jennie Andrews Photography -
(Used by permission)

Talk about an AWESOME wedding! Katie and Tyler's wedding extravaganza at Hunter Valley Farms in Knoxville, TN was one of the most supremely fun weddings we've ever shot. There were so many awesome highlights to the day, the we figured we would just list em out... so here ya go! (Director's Note: There were so many awesome things, we couldn't fit them all into the highlight film!)

- The "wedding ring" was quite tasty... (watch the film!)
- A ring-bearer no older than 5 sang the entire national anthem (be on the lookout for this on the 4th of July!)
- Two bottles of Korbel. Before noon. Enough said.
- Dancing and lip syncing abounded at the reception. Pseudo karaoke.
- Two words. Rosa's Catering. 
- AMAZINGLY sweet first look (we're not telling you again... WATCH THE FILM!)
- Katie was a majorette at UT, so there were several other ladies twirling and dancing throughout the day. It was way fun, but there was a definitely a time when NICHOLAS got stuck in an oncoming majorette kick line. Don't worry, he's ok now... but we thought we was a gone'r. 
- Tyler is an insanely talented music guy, so at the wedding there was this awesome brass ensemble assembled by Tyler. It was SWEET.

Overall, one of the best weddings EVER. 

Vendor List:
Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Photography - Jennie Andrews Photography,
DJ - The amazing Andrew Holloway of Ogle Entertainment,
Catering - Rosa's Catering,
Venue - Hunter Valley Farms,
Dress - White Lace and Promises,
Suits - Jos A Bank,

Friday, June 28, 2013

Julia & Will - A Smithview Pavillion Wedding in Maryville, TN

Cover photo by Alex Bee Photography (Used by permission only) -

So last July (the 9th to be exact) we get this email... from Julia. It was a typical inquiry from our website, something along the lines of "send me pricing, interested in video, etc". We sent Julia some info and waited.... annnnnnd we waited some more. And then we waited a little longer. We took a break from waiting to go play golf, but then we got right back to waiting. Two months later, we finally hear back from Julia... and these are her exact words... "It has been an uphill battle trying to convince everyone that having a video is a necessity, not a want! But I think I finally have them convinced. I love the work you both do, so if you are still available for June 1, 2013, I would love to book you guys!"...... WOW. All that time we were waiting Julia was having to prove to everyone else EXACTLY what we tell all our potential brides... HIRE A VIDEOGRAPHER! Even if it's not us, DO IT. You'll totally regret it if you don't! 
So needless to say we were honored that Julia had pushed so hard to have us there on her wedding day, and we can't put into words how awesome it is to have friends/clients like Julia & Will. They gave it their all to have us there, so it makes us want to work 2000% harder to make sure their film is everything they wanted...and more. 

Julia & Will... your wedding was INCREDIBLE and we had more fun than a 2 headed dolphin at a crawfish boil! We are so lucky you guys are in our lives and we can't wait to see you again. Hope you enjoy the highlight film!!!

DJ - Music by Dave P
Photographer - Alex Bee Photo,
Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON,
Caterer - Megan's Corner,
Cake - Barbara Warnshuis, Bride's Mother
Dress - David's Bridal,
Tuxes - Men's Wearhouse,

International Award Wedding Wedding Videography

NICHOLAS & KEATON rely on Nikon's flagship D800 DSLR to capture awesome wedding memories. 
Edited and Colored on Final Cut Pro X

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bonnie & Tim - A Shabby Chic Wedding at Brownworth Manor in Clinton, TN

Cover photo by ALM Photography - 
Used by permission.

First off, we'd like to say... BONNIE AND TIM ROCK! Ok, so now that we've stated our position, we can move on.
Did you get the joke at the beginning??? Tim's last name is Poore! Get it now??? hahahaha!

Bonnie & Tim's wedding was absolutely amazing. It was a true "shabby chic, country vintage" wedding. Everything was decorated to the nines in vintage. Even the food (you'll see the salad "cabinet" in the video) was awesome. We loved every second of it, and we hope you do too! 

Wedding Coordinator - Misty Biederman with Easy Knoxville Weddings
Venue - Brownworth Manor
Photography - ALM Photography, Alan and Lisa Mueller
Videography - NICHOLAS & KEATON
Catering - Abner's Attic
Cake - Sweet Beginnings
Rentals - All Occasions Party Rentals, Restoration Rentals, and Vintage Southern Event Rentals
Flowers - Samual Franklin Florist
Ceremony Music (not featured in highlight film) - True Bluegrass Trio
DJ - Joseph Keeler with Special Occassions DJ
Dress - Sweet Elegance Bridal
Suits - Jos A Bank

International Award Winning Cinematography based in Knoxville, TN

Music Licensed through The Music Bed

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Katie & Drex - The Reserve at Bluebird Hill Wedding Film in Knoxville, TN

Cover photo by ST Photography - - Used by permission

Why are you 10,000 miles away??? That's the song we chose for this AMAZING couple. Why you ask? Because Katie and Drex have been working through a long distance relationship for some time now! They've been apart and together off and on between here and Georgia over the past few months, and now we're glad they're finally able to be with each other on a regular basis (and we're pumped they're moving back to Knoxville!!!). We had a BLAST at their wedding, and we're so honored that they chose NICHOLAS & KEATON to film it. Heck, even Drex did "the worm" at the reception (you gotta watch the WHOLE video)! Congrats Katie & Drex... We love you guys!

Music licensed from The Music Bed

Shot on location at The Reserve at Bluebird Hill - & Faith Lutheran Church -

Wedding Videography by NICHOLAS & KEATON

Proudly shot on Nikon D800s with cinema lenses
Edited on Final Cut Pro X

Bonnie and "The Bridesmaids" Dance THRILLER

Check it out! One of our awesome brides Bonnie had her whole party do the THRILLER dance! IT. WAS. AWESOME.

Monday, March 4, 2013


As far as motivation goes, if this doesn't get you pumped up... you need to get your heart checked.

One of NICHOLAS & KEATON's favorite films is ACT OF VALOR. One of the main reasons we love this film so much, is because it's shot from a "real life" perspective. In addition to that, here are a few reasons why this film is so AWESOME...

  • It's shot entirely on DSLR. Yep, the trusty Canon 5dMarkII. I'm not kidding. Yes there is fantastic post production and extra gear attached to the main rigs, but nonetheless it's shot on DSLR.
  • It tells a FANTASTIC story. It really gets in and shows you HOW the Navy Seals work. I could write all day about this part alone, but you just need to watch the movie to see it.
  • The used LIVE BULLETTS. No, again, I'm not kidding.
You're probably asking yourself.... "what the heck does this have to do with wedding cinema?"...
Actually, it has a lot to do with it. ACT OF VALOR shows you...
  • It doesn't matter what camera you use. It's the cameraman behind it that makes all the difference.
  • They shot live fire. We shoot live fire at weddings. It's a "one shot and done" approach. You either get the shot or you don't. One chance...
  • They capture the true essence of being a Navy Seal. We try to capture the true essence of being at the wedding day. When you're watching it on film, you should really feel like you're there.

In the first video below you'll see how the crew worked around the live fire ammunition. You'll also see the DSLRs the crew was shooting with...

In the second video, you'll see the finished product. 

I promise, this video will get you PUMPED and ready to accomplish anything this week. YOU CAN DO IT. Hard work and dedication will allow you to accomplish anything.

If you get a chance to TURN UP THE VOLUME on the second clip... DO IT. MAKE IT LOUD!

Watch the final clip here... it's INTENSE. The 15 minutes leading up to this scene are the best part of the whole movie. It truly captures what Navy Seals do on a day in and day out basis. Truly incredible.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Behind the Scenes... Photograhers Harlem Shake

So we get a TON of questions about how we go about shooting, framing, etc...

Stuff like...

How in the heck did you get that shot?
Do you really love bacon as much as you say you do?
Were you using a crane or something?
That's so cool!.... how'd you do it?

So, we thought we might discuss a little bit about a recent shoot we did at The Believe Workshop. We had a bunch of awesomely crazy photographers, a truck full (literally!) of random props (lifejackets, lamp shades, a duck, a strangely large umbrella, a watergun... yes the list goes on and on...)... so we couldn't pass up the chance to do the Harlem Shake! Joe Atkins, with JOPHOTO, brought the idea to us and we were like "ummmm yeah... FOR SURE....".

The video, which was shot at Smithview Pavillion in Maryville, TN, seems to be shot from "up in the air", as if we're looking down at the photographers. Many people think you need a crane, a really expensive ladder, or some other sort of insane filmmaking tool to accomplish this look. Well, we're here to tell ya YOU DON'T!

Be creative! Use your surroundings! When you think an idea is too crazy, DO IT ANYWAYS! You never know what outcome you're gonna have...

So, in the hills of East Tennessee, EVERYBODY has a truck. I (NICHOLAS) have a full size Nissan Titan. So, why not put it to good use! We backed that baby up right into the middle of the pavilion and Keaton shot the whole production out of the bed of the truck. Yep, we simply put a tripod in the middle of the bed of the truck. So simple, yet so effective. We got the shot we wanted, and we never had to setup a crane or ladder or anything else. Check it out!

A huge shout out to Jimmy Phillips with Perfect Capture Photo for getting these super cool shots of KEATON filming the Harlem Shake!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Motivation - Kid President

This weekend NICHOLAS & KEATON were honored to be a part of The Believe Workshop in Knoxville, TN. The Believe Workshop is a workshop for wedding photographers, created by Joe and Kathleen Atkins of JOPHOTO, Kristin Peddicord of KLP Photography, and Casey Peddicord of NICHOLAS & KEATON. The purpose of the workshop is to help wedding photographers take their business to the next level (whatever that level may be...).

The feedback we have been receiving about last weekend's workshop is very positive! It seems like everyone walked away with a TON of information and also had a fun time in the process.

I (Casey) was able to talk about "SALES" at the workshop. With this subject being such a HUGE overarching piece of the "business running" proverbial pie, it's VERY hard to squeeze everything into a 45 minute presentation. But.... when I saw this video today, I thought... "Man..I should have just shown this!".  This kid has so many principles wrapped into his video, and it 100% lines up with my "not as good as this kid" presentation. Some of my main points were...
                                  - BE DIFFERENT
                                     - BE PASSIONATE
                                        - WORK. HARD. (Sometimes it isn't easy. Actually MOST of the time it isn't!)
                                           - DO SOMETHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Check out the video... It's AWESOME!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Jessi & Chris - Sneak Peek - Beach Wedding in the Dominican Republic

A little sneak peek to Jessi & Chris' AWESOME destination wedding in the Dominican! We had an absolute BLAST! Full highlight film to come over the next few weeks.... Stay tuned!

Photo credit - Kristin Layne Peddicord of KLP Photography -

Filmed on location at Ocean Blue and Sand Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -

NICHOLAS & KEATON - International Award Winning Wedding Videography / Cinematography
Named Best of the Best Wedding Videography by (Editor's Choice!)

Music provided by The Music Bed 
Music Track - "Something Beautiful" by NEEDTOBREATHE

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Be sure to hop on over to and check out Haley & Russell's wedding highlight film that was featured today! Thank you SO MUCH Glam and Grace for featuring one of our films!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Check out Nicholas's 3/4 length sleeves! And Keaton does an amazing robot! Lol. We're so blessed to be able to work with the Knoxville Pink Bridal Show on promoting their shows with awesomely fun videos.
A HUGE shout out to Andrew Holloway and Jim Ogle with Ogle Entertainment. Without these guys, this would NOT have been possible! Ya'll rock!!!!
A very special thank you to Fred, Donna, Kara, Andrea, Karen, Anna and the rest of the Pink Bride crew! You guys are awesome to work with and we are blessed to call ya'll our friends!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A big shout out from The Pink Bride today about our new website, logo and branding! We are really blessed to be able to work with some of the best wedding professionals in the industry! We appreciate the love Pink Bride! Be sure to head on over to  to check out the whole story!!!  Here's a snippet from the blog they posted! 

Thanks again Pink Bride, Kara Lovett & team! We appreciate the kind words!!!!

Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography

As I was helping proof our latest issue of the Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine, I came across the most hilarious, amazing, and downright epic advertisement for a wedding professional that I’d ever seen. Naturally, it was created by the amazing visionary talents of Casey and Zack Peddicord, the team of brothers behind phenomenal Knoxville wedding videography company, Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography! (Be sure to grab the latest issue of the Knoxville magazine to check out their ad.)
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
This was the first time I’d heard about them rebranding with a new logo and website (which was already hopelessly entertaining to begin with!). I immediately emailed our Knoxville Advertising Director Kara Lovett to let her know how much I loved the ad, and she asked if I would mind to do a feature about the new website. I said absolutely! It’s not every day that a wedding professional comes up with such an entertaining, serious-but-not online presence. I featured the brothers in a Spotlight post on our archived blog site when they first became advertisers with us, so I couldn’t wait to follow up with this post. And after all, they created the monumental “Call Me Maybe” video at last season’s Knoxville Pink Bridal Show, so I already knew they had ridiculously creative talents that make writing about them a breeze!
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
The new website and branding really embodies everything that the brothers bring to the most important day of your life. From laid-back fun and bow ties the day-of to impeccably captured memories in motion that you’ll cherish for a lifetime, Nicholas & Keaton will provide what you need and so much more. I always say that a website is a lot like a book for me: the opening paragraph – or sometimes just the first line – can either make me keep reading or put the book down for good. Similarly, a website has to catch my attention when it first loads, or the risk of me not spending much time there increases dramatically. Not surprisingly, the Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography website is exactly the type of website to make me click through – on every link – just to see what’s on the next page!
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
In fact, you see quite entertaining pictures of the brothers just goofing off when you first visit their new website, with the tagline, “not your average video guys,” front and center, along with a short-and-sweet welcome. I was hooked the instant I saw it! These little details are a sure tribute to the fact that, while they consider their work and your final product on a very serious level, they definitely don’t take themselves too seriously. How can younot love that in a wedding professional? Learn more about the rebranding efforts by reading about it on their blog.
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography offers impeccable services with the kind of laid-back yet professional approach that every bride wants and needs on the biggest day of her life. The two wedding professionals who will likely be on your heels for most of the day will be your photographer and your videographer, so the way you interact with him or her, whether snapping photos or videoing, truly sets the tone for the whole day.
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
{Website Love: Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography} || The Pink Bride || Image from the Nicholas & Keaton website || #knoxville #wedding #videography
Do Casey and Zack of Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography sound like the perfect non-average video guys for the biggest day of your life? Definitely go and take a look-see at their amazing new website to learn more, and be sure to connect with them via FacebookTwitter, and their Vimeo page. Better yet, come and meet them in person at our Knoxville Pink Bridal Show on January 13th – you won’t regret it! Tell Casey and Zack that The Pink Bride sent you!

Photos and screenshots obtained via the Nicholas & Keaton Cinematography website and blog, courtesy of KLP Photography, with design by Kate Moore Creative.