No. 232 – Sheri and MJ

Yesterday we had the pleasure of traveling to one of our favorite venues — Foresthill’s Monte Verde Inn. The weather may have been a scorcher in Sacramento, but at the shady grounds of Monte Verde we were treated to beautiful weather for Sheri and MJ’s garden wedding. The couple looked amazing as they beautifully shared their handwritten, heart-felt vows in front of their family and friends. Their dinner reception featured dancing, photo booths, and fun. With its picturesque backdrops, Monte Verde provided the perfect setting for Sheri and MJ’s elegant wedding. I can’t wait to start editing their video because I know for sure that the footage is going to be stunning! Here’s a sneak peek at their touching ceremony:

No. 226 – Tabitha and Jonathan

Today we traveled to one of our favorite venues — the beautiful Monte Verde Inn — to film Tabitha and Jonathan’s wedding. Their wedding was a homecoming of sorts, as the bride and groom are currently stationed overseas in England and haven’t been home in over two years! The couple was rewarded with beautiful weather and a flawless day! Tabitha even wowed her guests with a choreographed father-daughter dance. They are headed off to a “family-moon” for a few days before returning to England and we are re-charging our gear and ourselves for tomorrow’s wedding! In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek at their ceremony:

Tabitha and Jonathan ceremony sneak peek from Reel to Real Video on Vimeo.

No. 188 – Jaclyn and Casey

Yesterday we shot Jaclyn and Casey’s elegant wedding in Foresthill. The light mist didn’t hold them back from expressing their love in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. It was a great day for us because we got to work at one of our favorite locations – the beautiful Monte Verde estate – and we got to work with some of our favorite wedding professionals — Rebecca and Barry from Ford Family Photography and Joe from SJ’s Disc Jockey.

Everybody Dance Now!

We have worked with a lot of DJs over the years and the sign of a good DJ is their ability to “read” the crowd and Joe from SJ’s Disc Jockey did a fantastic job at Helen and Josh’s wedding at Monte Verde Inn on November 20, 2010. Helen and her father decided to go with a non-traditional father-daughter dance – “Time Warp” from the Rocky Horror Picture Show – and her guests didn’t miss a beat in chiming in. Seeing their enthusiasm for participation songs, Joe wasted no time in transitioning into some sing-along classics – “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Kung-Fu Fighting, and the “Chicken Dance.” While this kind of music doesn’t work for every wedding, Joe sensed that this crowd was ripe for it, so he called an audible and immediately switched to something that would fit the crowd’s mood and as you can see from the video clip, it was a good call.


Dancing – Josh and Helen Dahlberg from Reel to Real Video on Vimeo.

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