California sunshine meets New York charm, Courtney and Rich share their story with us. Despite a hazy first encounter, they were able to reconnect and eventually start a life together. They held their wedding at the beautiful Estancia Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, California and we premiered their film during the reception. Courtney & Rich got a loud round of applause after the guests heard Rich’s first voicemail recording which Courtney has saved over the years, how impressive! We filmed the sparklers scenes on Windansea beach in La Jolla while Courtney and Rich were visiting from the east coast. It was so great getting to know these two before their big day and then see everything come together. We hope you enjoy their film as much as had making it! Please head over here to check out more photos by the amazing Bryan Miller!
One thousand paper cranes. My hands hurt just thinking about how much work that took. Folded lovingly by their family and presented by Schuyler’s grandma, the paper cranes were a perfect backdrop for their ceremony. As the sun set over Mt San Jacinto, they exchanged their sweet vows to each other while the cranes danced back and forth in the gentle breeze. As our last wedding of 2013, we were hoping to end the year with a banging dance party and it didn’t disappoint! Congrats to Erin & Schuyler!
Here’s another chance to get cozy and enjoy a little Highlight that our amazing Associate Filmmakers put together! Jason, Mary, and Kris traveled up to June Lake earlier this year and captured some breathtaking footage.
Last year we had the pleasure of working with David Tutera Events on Ryan and Sarah’s wedding at The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Needless to say, we were excited at the opportunity to work side by side with his team especially after seeing their work on the television show “My Fair Wedding”. At the same time, we were a bit nervous because we thought there might be a big television crew and lots of drama with the bride. It turned out to be the exact opposite! Sarah is as sweet as can be and the entire event was beautiful, stress-free, and lots of fun! David’s team was amazing and did such a great job. Enjoy the Feature Film we put together! After you’re finished, don’t forget to stop by Michael Segal’s blog to see the gorgeous still images!
Happy New Year! Looking forward to a great 2014 and let’s start it off with this wedding we shot at the Bacara in Santa Barbara. Kristen and Evan have an incredible story to share and we can’t wait to finish their Feature Film. For now, here’s their Highlight. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas Eve! We wish you a peaceful and meaningful time with loved ones. Take a few minutes and watch Anna & Lany’s wedding day Highlight! Here’s to an amazing 2014!
Happy December blog readers! Hope you all had a great time during Thanksgiving, we sure did. As you may or may not know, two of our fabulous Associate Filmmakers recently got married! Jason & Mary celebrated their marriage on October 18th, 2013. We’re extremely grateful to have them as part of the team here and today we’re excited to share some of their recent work. This is a Feature Film they shot along with the help of our friend Chris Fung, and the editing was done by Mary. The wedding location was in Vista at a beautiful private family residence. I think some of my favorite parts of the film are the little sound bytes and moments exchanged between Isabel and her mom – pure magic! Be sure to keep watching to the end for the blooper reel! If you’re a wedding filmmaker and want to see where we got our music, here’s the link
The holidays are near and we have shot our final wedding of 2013 last week. It was a great year and we were lucky to visit some amazing places and spend the day with beautiful people! We are continually touched by the amount of love and warmth of each of our couples, and Lindsey & Sam are no exception! They got married at one of our favorite venues in San Diego, Estancia in La Jolla. The whole day we were anticipating how their Same Day Premiere would turn out. After each passing moment, we knew it would be a good one. Inspired by another video they saw on our blog, Lindsey & Sam requested we use “You Are Mine” by Spencer Combs. It’s a great song and totally legal, so we said “of course!” We wish you guys nothing but the best, you two are sweet as can be! Enjoy their video!
Yes! Every now and then we have the pleasure of filming the weddings of our friends and we’ve been excited for this one for quite a while now. Talk about worlds colliding! Brad is a veteran of CYT (Christian Youth Theatre) and now splits his time between his hilarious Adventure Drums creation, rocking peoples’ faces to the tunes of The Eagle and Child, and his position as Video Director at Flood Church. Hailey works at Invisible Children and is in the business of seeking justice for the atrocities done by the LRA, while also lending her beautiful singing talents in the Family Band at Flood Church. Mix together super-talented theatre folk with ultra-passionate justice seekers, thumping beats, a dance floor, a few pastors with a knack for public speaking, and what do you get? That’s right…epic dance battle at a wedding reception complete with judges! That was definitely the highlight of the night for me! While all this craziness was going on, one of our team members – Seita – was hard at work editing! We weren’t planning on showing anything that night, but he wanted to try his hand at a Same Day Premiere. After a few tweaks, here’s what he came up with! Great job, right? No, sadly there’s no footage of the dance battle…you’ll have to wait for the Feature Film to see that! But in the meantime check out what Seita put together. Congratulations to the wonderful couple!