No. 279 – Deanna and Arlyn

On Saturday we got to share in a true love story — one 17 years in the making! Deanna and Arlyn have loved each other for a long time and longed to get married, and with the recent Supreme Court ruling they were able to finally make that dream a reality. McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove provided the beautiful backdrop as they two said their “I Do’s” in front of family and friends on a gorgeous October night. We couldn’t be happier for the newlyweds, and can’t wait to give them a video they’ll treasure forever. In the meantime, here’s a few clips from their ceremony:

No. 278 – Shasta and Mike

Yesterday we traveled to the picturesque Helwig Winery in Plymouth, CA for Shasta and Mike’s country-chic wedding. From the moment you stepped onto the beautiful grounds of the winery you could tell that Shasta definitely had a vision for what she wanted her wedding to be and she executed it superbly. She seamlessly blended horse shoes and peacock feathers to create her country chic look. Everywhere you looked there was some special touch that Shasta added to the venue — the most impressive being the vintage truck that she brought to the venue to use as a photo prop. There was definitely no shortage of video-worthy moments at this wedding. I can’t wait for them to see the final product!

No. 277 – Melanie and John

On Saturday we shot Melanie and John’s “pink, black, and sparkles” wedding at the Westin (formerly Le Rivage) in Sacramento, CA. After spending a day with Melanie, I can say that it would have been a crime if they hadn’t hired a videographer. I don’t think I have worked with a bride who is as comfortable being herself on camera as Melanie. She’s a videographer and photographer’s dream in that she is not shy in the least and she’s open to letting us really capture her true self. Her high energy and attention to detail is going to make for a spectacular wedding video! The Westin’s ceremony site is gorgeous and the accents that Melanie added (like the sparkly chandelier hanging overhead) were perfect. But what was really great about their ceremony is that it totally reflected their personalities. Their vows, which they wrote themselves, were touching and humorous, and even the champagne toast added in some unexpected surprises. But don’t take my word for it, take a look at this sneak peek — (and in honor of Melanie, notice how I changed out the ending credits to a color scheme more fitting for her wedding, instead of our usual blue):