Wedding Film Retreat

Wedding Film Retreat

Unwind. Rewind. Retreat.

The premier wedding filmmaking workshop for wedding filmmakers, by wedding filmmakers.

January 22 - 26, 2023
Sirenian Bay Resort in Belize

Wedding Film Retreat is an all-inclusive wedding filmmaking workshop designed to inspire and rejuvenate with presentations by our speakers, networking with fellow filmmakers, and some adventure thrown in.

We want you to leave feeling refreshed, full of knowledge, and ready to tackle your next wedding season.

Meet the Speakers

Sarah & Rick Pendergraft

Pulling at the Heartstrings: Utilizing emotion to make yourself a “must-have”
PenWeddings creates timeless wedding films by capturing the experience of marriage in an authentic way.

Their work has been featured by People Magazine, The Today Show, Vogue, Grace Ormonde, and numerous other networks and publications. Since 2010 their films have been recognized with awards from the InFocus Video Event, WEVA, and WPPI.

Inspired by real moments, emotions, and people, their films are genuine, artistic, and personal.  From the U.S. to Australia, they’ve traveled the world working with couples who are excited to tell their story.  Their focus on storytelling and raw emotion results in films that leave you feeling like you truly know the people you just watched.

Lindsey & Cherish Conklin

Someone to Talk About: Making Yourself Attractive to Luxury Wedding Pros
Le Rêve Films is made up of the husband and wife filmmaking duo, Cherish & Lindsey Conklin.

They were named by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the top wedding videography companies in the world. They’ve been making waves in the luxury wedding market, working for athletes, celebrities, and high-net-worth clientele alongside the best photographers, planners, and designers in the industry.

Over the last decade, their award-winning work has been featured in People, Martha Stewart Weddings, Harper’s BAZAAR, Vogue, BRIDES, iHeart Radio, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and more.

Courtney Wolf

The Business of Weddings: Pricing, Planners, and Priorities
Courtney Wolf, Invision’s principal planner and a founder of Educate | Empower | Encourage is a business and life coach wrapped up in a wedding planner’s body. She’s been dubbed a “personal trainer for your small biz” and a “small business therapist.”

Her background includes a degree in Marketing as well as her MBA, and with this lens, she views our industry objectively and runs all things operational and client-facing for Invision.

Consider her your personal cheerleader and someone who will transform you into part of the “get it done” crew. Twice named by BRIDES as a Best Wedding Planner in America, Courtney serves high-end couples from coast to coast.

Megan Pettus

Social Selling: Putting your Best Foot Forward Online and In-Person
Following jobs in broadcast television and education, Megan started her career as a wedding filmmaker.  With a degree in Broadcast Communications and Public Relations, she has a keen eye for how to best present oneself to potential clients.

Along with wedding filmmaking, Megan and her team run social media management for luxury wedding professionals and entrepreneurs, specializing in Instagram reels content creation, and using video in social media strategy.  Her clients’ accounts have seen over 600% growth and numerous viral reels.  

For her couples, she focuses on providing elevated experiences on digital and Super8mm film.  Based in Alabama, she brings a little bit of Southern hospitality to clients coast to coast.

Schedule

Sunday

Welcome to the 2022 Wedding Film Retreat and Placencia, Belize! Upon arrival at Sirenian Bay Resort, you’ll be escorted to your room and will receive a welcome drink along the way. That evening we’ll gather and share an opening dinner together on the beach.

Monday

Monday will feature two classroom sessions and an evening group activity (karaoke anyone?). You’ll have time to enjoy the resort’s pools, beach, bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards between classes and meals.

Tuesday

Tuesday will again feature two sessions and another group gathering after dinner. Soak in more time to swim, lounge, and mingle between sessions and meals.

Wednesday

Time to have fun and relax!  Take advantage of the resort’s spa, tennis and pickleball courts, and mini-golf.  Or if you’re feeling adventurous, head out for an excursion: snorkel at Ray Caye, zipline through the jungle, or hike to waterfalls at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Let the resort arrange whatever tour your heart desires.  We’ll finish up the day with a special farewell reception in the three60 Martini Bar, beginning with a cocktail hour followed by a plated dinner as we enjoy the sunset over the Maya Mountains.

Thursday

We’ll enjoy our final breakfast and depart the resort by 11am.

FAQ

You have questions. We have answers!

Past Retreats

Check out the fun from our past retreats!

Ready to relax and learn?