No. 251 – Jasmine and Brian

Yesterday we wrapped up our fall weddings with Jasmine and Brian’s picture-perfect day. We started off in the morning as they got ready and followed them to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament for their wedding ceremony. After the big first kiss, mariachis greeted them and their guests as they headed over to the beautiful Elks Tower across the street for their elegant reception. We got some stunning footage of this photogenic couple’s photo shoot, as their photographer utilized all that downtown has to offer for their shoot. By the way, that photographer was Harry who was flying solo yesterday from his usual gig with Sharpe Photography. He’s one of our personal favorite photographers and judging by the footage we were getting with our camera, he set up some stunning poses for these two. The weather couldn’t have been better yesterday, even as we ventured out to the K Street Mall area in the evening. This couple looked so stunning that even though the area was flooded with people in Halloween costumes, these two definitely stood out so much that they were getting stopped and congratulated by everyone. As we finish up our fall season of weddings, it was a perfect end to a hectic season to spend it surrounded by such great people. Here’s a sneak peek at Jasmine and Brian’s ceremony:

No. 250 – Frances and Mario

Yesterday Reel to Real hit a milestone in shooting our 250th wedding of our career! And we didn’t have to travel far from home. Frances and Mario’s wedding was held at the Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse in West Sacramento, which is literally in our backyard. We could have walked there if we didn’t mind carrying all of our gear! We’ve spent a lot of time at the Boathouse with our daughter over the years, so we couldn’t wait to see how they were going to transform the place. All we can say is WOW! With the help of their coordinator, Tashawna Sumner, they took the Boathouse’s nautical theme and ran with it. From the lighthouse centerpieces to the sea shells to the nautical flags, the Boathouse was transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. Here’s a sneak peek at their lakeside ceremony:

No. 249 – Kimberly and Brent

We wrapped up our double-header weekend with Kimberly and Brent’s beautiful outdoor wedding at the General’s Garden at Lions Gate Hotel. While many couples spend their wedding day relaxing and getting pampered in preparation for the big event, these two were hard at work transforming the outdoor space into a beautiful locale for their friends and family. They definitely put a lot of thought into every little detail and their hard work paid off. Their ceremony featured an exchange of personal vows (Brent may have even shed a tear) and a cotton pom pom exit (instead of throwing rice or blowing bubbles). During the reception, their guests were treated to a photo booth, a dessert station, and even a balloonist (creating everything from balloon hats to balloon animals). The happy couple is headed off to begin their life together and we are headed off to create a video that they will cherish for years to come. In the meantime, here’s a look at their ceremony:

No. 248 – Elizabeth and Richard

Yesterday we kicked off our double-header weekend with Elizabeth and Richard’s very elegant and elaborate wedding. Our day started at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and I don’t think we’ve ever seen the Cathedral look so good. We have never seen so many roses adorn the aisle and the alter before! It was simply gorgeous, probably only surpassed by Elizabeth herself as she came down the aisle in a gorgeous gown with a train that went on forever! Following the ceremony, the bride and groom released butterflies on the steps of the Cathedral and then hopped in a horse drawn carriage for a tour of downtown before returning for photos at the Capitol. The festivities continued at Arden Hills, where guests were treated to a photo booth, a dessert station, and signature “Felix the Cat” cocktails. Again, Elizabeth outdid herself in choosing the decor and creating all of those little details that really impress. Perhaps one of the biggest “wow” factors of the evening was their surprise first dance that featured a tango. It was definitely a memorable moment and one that we just had to share:

No. 247 – Andrea and Jonathan

Yesterday we beat the heat and shot Andrea and Jonathan’s wedding at the Pavilion at Haggin Oaks. Their ceremony was held outdoors in front of the oak tree and the reception was held inside the Pavilion. Andrea really put a lot of thought into every little detail for this wedding and really did a lot of research on Pinterest for some great ideas. We also got to work with two of our favorite vendors — Chris Howard Imagery and Stewarts Disc Jockey — which always makes it more fun! The couple is headed off to Maui and we are headed to work putting together their wedding video. Here’s a sneak peek at their ceremony: