Mel and I have been so excited about this wedding ever since we first met with Bonnie & Daniel and they told us they were planning on going all out with a vaudeville/steampunk inspired theme!

We speak quite a bit about trying to be unique, do something different, push the limits.  As soon as Bonnie & Daniel shared their ideas with us, we immediately started thinking of what we could do for unique display pieces and unique ways to share their wedding imagery with their friends and family.  One of the display ideas we came up with is a new take on the “McLellan Style Vintage Cinema” stop-motion montage we posted a couple of years ago and we’re so excited about how it turned out!

One really great thing about the wedding was that Bonnie & Daniel were able to get all their guests into the theme as well!  Between them dressing for the turn of the century period, most of their guests dressing for the period, and the perfect venues they chose (Union Station Hotel and Cannery Ballroom) it all came together to create something really beautiful.

When we finished, we couldn’t wait to share it with Bonnie & Daniel!  We did this three months ago and they told us they were going to surprise their friends and family with it as a group over New Years. We didn’t want to spoil it so we’ve been waiting to post it publicly until now.

Make sure your sound is turned up!

Thanks for looking–and thank you Bonnie & Daniel for going all out, and getting your friends and family involved!


  1. Daniel on January 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Everyone we have shared this with has fallen in love with it. It is amazing and something we will always treasure as the years go by. Thanks again Sean and Mel!

  2. Charlotte Wedding Photographer Thomas Geist on January 31, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    This is really cool. Finally something that isn’t just coined as different – it really is in a very refreshing and unique way.

    Awesome, I love it!

    (The images with the hand-colored b&w look are precious!)

  3. esm on January 31, 2010 at 5:38 pm


  4. Rick on January 31, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    you guys do great work.

  5. Beth on January 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Very cool, indeed!

  6. shawnreeder on January 31, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    You two are genius. This is truly unique in vision, and superbly executed. You two got style for sure. Love it.

  7. Abbie Rufener on January 31, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Beautiful job guys! You ought to be proud of creating something so unique!

  8. Jacqulyn on February 1, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Oh holy night you guys. This is beyond awesome.

  9. Jessica Rayborn on February 1, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Wow! This is fantastic. Great job guys.

  10. Kay Beaton on February 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

    WOW WOW WOW….I LOVE IT! I’ll be replaying that all week!

  11. ohana photographers on February 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

    most awesome you guys!!!

  12. K. Crafton on February 1, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Love love love it!!!

  13. Karen Lisa on February 1, 2010 at 10:29 am

    really beautiful work, you guys! very much to be proud of :)

  14. 2Duce2 Videography on February 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Loooooove it!!

  15. adrienne scott on February 1, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Love it, guys!!!

  16. anna on February 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    there are no two ways about it: you push the envelope, bringing true beauty, creativity, and excellence to your clients in the most unexpected ways. i delight in your work…usually waiting until the kids are down so i can really take it in. THANK YOU for continuing to keep it fresh, gorgeous, intense, sublime…sorry, running out of adjectives. you and your work are loved.

  17. sarah b. gilliam on February 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    awesome work- love the old school film application- perfect for this couple.

    I’m sure they are speechless!!!

  18. Jareth Childs on February 1, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Dude… that is pimp

  19. jen gens on February 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    beautiful wedding and amazingly captured forever – absolutely stunning video!! grats!! :)

  20. Brian on February 2, 2010 at 1:19 am

    This was a great video. Quality all the way around. I’m sure the couple is more than pleased with the result.

  21. uncle joe C on February 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Jolly good show!
    Trully a treasure!
    Good job.

  22. Keith "Chaosorchid" Coker on February 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    one of the few wedding videos id be willing to watch more than once – looked like a great time and the video was perfect for the time period

  23. Ashley on February 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This is seriously amazing!!! So creative!!! Now I want one from my wedding! Amazing work.

  24. kelly Cathey on February 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    LOVE IT!!!

  25. Terra Dawn Photography on February 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Completely in AWE!!!!! Amazing!!!

  26. hillary l nashville wedding planner on February 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Love this! It’s great!

  27. fer juaristi on February 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    what an amazing work! loving it!

  28. Genevieve on February 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Outstanding! Way to raise the bar and think outside the box

  29. susan ashe on February 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Charming, unique and beautifully crafted… best of all… it suited your clients to a model T :)

  30. Tim Halberg on February 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    seriously just blew my mind and totally inspired me… and that doesn’t happen a lot.

    this is right up there and beyond with JMC’s work!!!


  31. Betsy, La Vida Creations on February 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Crazy brilliant!!! Love, love, love it!! Great job!

  32. Michelle Hartz on February 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Joel and I both watched this and it’s just inspiring! We love it!!! Awesome!

  33. Martha and Bob on February 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Bonnie & Daniel,

    That was truly amazing…full of much love and great laughter…the perfect combination for your special day. Bonnie, You were the most beautiful bride! Daniel is a lucky, lucky man!

  34. Emily @ Southern Weddings on February 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Too cool! I love the photos + the video/slideshow… magical together!

  35. Reen Locker on February 3, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Bonnie ~ You are just BEAUTIFUL ;-) And the McLellan Style is AMAZING! What perfect, creative photography! So glad I saw the blog!

  36. Whitney Beth on February 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Sean and Mel!!!
    Whoa! you all just blew me away! love it.. so unique! I always get inspired by the two of you! Hope you all are fabulous!! Keep in touch

  37. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by jeffjochum, timhalberg, Erin Lee, Sean McLellan, Sean McLellan and others. Sean McLellan said: So excited about this–Bonnie & Daniel's Vaudeville/Steampunk wedding! […]

  38. joy marie on February 5, 2010 at 9:55 am

    love love LOVE!!! great work you guys!! just love their vintage theme and you nailed documenting it. I want to see more!!

  39. Michele B on February 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    That was INCREDIBLE!!! Totally blew me away. I’m shooting a steampunk wedding this fall and now you’ve got all pumped up!

  40. Jaime on February 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Truly remarkable! I am so excited to see new ideas and WOW inspiring to boot! LOVE IT!

  41. Stevo on February 15, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Very cool pics. Well done

  42. JVoss on February 15, 2010 at 9:33 am


  43. D Nups on February 15, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Awesome!! Never seen a wedding quite like this before. As you get older it will be fun to look back at these memories.

  44. Ashleigh on July 4, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Wow … you guys always go above and beyond … but this was really unique, amazing, and still so many beautiful images!

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