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Amanda & Mike

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We loved hearing about this awesome couple’s 14 year journey to this beautiful wedding day at Scripps Sea Side Forum. The letters the wrote to each other was so poetically crafted and “from the heart” that we had a ton of great narrative material to work with for the video. And of course having Bethel of Ceremonies by Bethel brought her amazing officiant mojo to the ceremony always helps too. If that weren’t enough Evelyn of Evelyn Francesca Events and Design and planner extraordinaire seemed to be everywhere at once, setting up decor, keeping everything moving along on schedule and just generally bringing her awesome, as always. Such a great wedding!

First dance wedding video

Wedding program La Jolla

Bride and groom's photos at estancia

Estancia, la jolla wedding photos.

Brides's maids beach La Jolla Shores Wedding

Bride and Groom under pier

Bride and Groom gaze out to sea in wedding video

 

 

Bride and Groom in succulants at Estancia

Ali & Joe

If rain is lucky, Ali & Joe should be hitting the lottery any day now. Rain in San Diego in August? What are the chances? But despite the rather unseasonably damp conditions, Ali and Joe and all of their friends managed to embrace the weather and make it a wonderfully beautiful wedding day. Their sincere and carefully written vows and cards were so great to include in the wedding video. We wish them the best!

Planner – Sweet Blossom Weddings
Venue – Estancia Hotel & Spa
Photography – Max & Friends
Floral – Adrianne Smith Floral Design

Giselle & Jon

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What a fabulous wedding with fabulous vendors. Filming at Scripps Seaside Forum never hurts either. Throw in a dash of Estancia for the getting ready and you have all the ingredients for a great wedding. All the hard work Giselle and Jon put into their wedding really paid off. Their first look has to be one of the most emotional and endearing we’ve seen in awhile. Congratulations you guys!

Wedding Planner – Paige from Bliss Events
Photography – La Vida Creations
DJ & Lighting – Tim Altbaum Productions
Cake & Desserts – Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Breeana & Billy


Breeana and Billy’s wedding was an example of what we think makes for a great wedding video, namely a story. Unlike photography, video has the power to tell a more complete narrative story. We build the backbones of our videos from the narrative people bring to their weddings. The more you put out there, the more personalized the wedding video will be. Thankfully weddings provide lots of opportunities to tell these stories: your personal vows during the ceremony, interaction with the camera during the “getting ready,” letters and gift exchanges before the ceremony, a toast or quick speech thanking the guests at the reception and, the least controllable, good toasts from the wedding party. Don’t get me wrong, the venue matters, emotion matters, great visuals matter, but without a good narrative to tie it all together they tend to have less impact. I know there are a million things pulling at you on and before the big day. But if you can take a couple moments away from the planning and chaos and write down what your partner means to you and why you are going to all this trouble. Not only will it help the video but it will clear your head and bring you back to center.

Venue: Estancia Hotel, La Jolla
Coordination: Bliss Events
Photography: Brett and Emily Photographers

Bride and groom after the ceremony

Bride with bouquet at Estancia.

wedding bike

 

Close up of bride and groom

Bride and groom gazing

Bride and Groom at Estancia La Jolla

bridal bouquet

 

Wedding First Look

Bride and Groom First Look

Estancia La Jolla Wedding video

Groom adjusting tie