Tuesday, March 22, 2011

alice + dennis | highlights

It's a big responsibility to document a couple's nuptials.

It's exciting to piece all the footage together and create a wedding film.

And when you've shot the older sister's wedding a year earlier and now you're shooting little sis' wedding and you know that she and her new husband will be moving to Shanghai only two weeks later ... well, gosh darn it, you just feel all mushy inside. 

Alice and Dennis got married on March 5, 2011 at Cravens Estate in Pasadena. I shot Alice's older sister's wedding - Janice and James -  in 2010. So when it came time to shoot and edit Alice and Dennis' highlight reel, I felt like I was watching a friend get married. I'm lucky the Meng sisters found me. Too bad there aren't any more. Sigh. 

I'm so excited for them. What a wonderful adventure they're embarking on. And thank goodness for Facebook. 

P.S. Did I mention Lawry's The Prime Rib catered the event? I was in carnivore heaven.

Cast of characters ...

Coordination: Priscilla Valere 
Photography: Sara Allen - onelove photography

Friday, March 4, 2011

lauren + nick | highlights

Lauren was just the cutest, silliest thing. There was no hiding her enthusiasm during her vows. And why should she? She's in love! Yay! Shout out to the L-O-V-E. 

She and Nick had plenty to be happy about on their wedding day. Hmmm, where do I start? The location was stellar - The Grand del Mar in San Diego. She didn't have to worry about coordinating anything because Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations had everything moving smoothly ... like buttah. Photographer Jonas Peterson flew in from Australia to shoot the event. If you haven't seen his work, I highly suggest it. The flowers? Tres tres chic and designed by JL Designs. Musical prowess by Blue Skies Entertainment. The party - bangin' thanks to Martin Felipe & Victor Guiseppe of Invisible Touch Events. The pièce de résistance was a performance by the Jersey Boys ... yup, aha ... as in Broadway's Jersey Boys. 

With all these talented folk milling about, I had to remind myself to close my mouth as my jaw was in constant drop mode.  :)

lauren + nick | a grand del mar highlights from Isabel Gonzalez on Vimeo.