Capturing the moments you can't live without.

Nontraditional Wedding and Elopement Videos

Meet the Filmmakers

We love our pets, adventures, and a good laugh.

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Penny Garofalo

Matt Garofalo

Hello! I’m Penny, the wife and other half behind Carnation Films. I’m a Kent State Alumna with a degree in Business Administration. Go Flashes! A few things about me, I love animals, am a bit of a design nerd, and travel is on my mind 24/7. There’s really nothing I enjoy more than a full tank of gas and the open road with my favorite people. Spending my days with Matt hiking, being homebodies, eating good food, and planning our next spot to explore is pretty much the best.

My name is Matt, I’m exactly one half of the Carnation Films team. The other half is my wife and best friend, Penny. When I’m not filming, editing, or administrating, you can find me hiking with Penny and our dog, Halle. I also enjoy trying new craft beers, a good Netflix binge, and making silly jokes. Oh and I make a mean guacamole.

Our Life

Is Our Story

You're in it for the long haul. We are too.

Make friends, films, and Memories.

Our Mission

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QUALITY

EDUCATE

CONNECT

over quantity; we commit to only a select number of clients each year so as to devote the time necessary to exceed expectations. This includes checking in to say hi and scheduling meetings to hang out and get to know each other.

& guide to create the most memorable experience. The world of wedding planning and video is complex and we're here to share our expertise and lift some of that weight off your shoulders.

with our couples to tell more personal, meaningful stories. We want to know what's important to you. What makes you laugh and cry. How you met and where you're going. We're not just wedding filmmakers, we're your friends!

Who We Are

We're just a couple of kids floating on a giant space rock. When we started dating one thing was for certain, we knew that we never wanted to be apart. The two of us are inseparable and being able to work together telling love stories is truly our greatest pleasure in life. Mostly we are home bodies, but we also love traveling and encountering a good adventure. We really enjoy taking our pup, Halle, for walks through the woods and being bossed around by our cats, Doug and Momo. We love cozy days in bed or on the couch watching tv or playing one of our favorite childhood video games. No matter what, every day that we spend together is the best day ever.

It's all about the journey, not the destination.

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Contact

We LOVE weddings and we can't wait to hear all about the plans you have!

Tell us about them and how we can help on our contact page.