Steve + Bette // Love Story & 30th Anniversary

Everyone, stop what you’re doing and watch this love story! Steve and Bette celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary today, and are just as wildly in love as ever. They have been writing love letters to each other over the years totaling over 300 letters! Talk about #relationshipgoals!  

Last year, we had the privilege of producing their daughter's Same Day Premiere wedding film, and we just fell in love with their whole family!  It just so happens that she is a talented photographer herself, and that sentimentality runs in the family.  For their anniversary, she captured just how smitten they still are in a beautiful sun-drenched lakeside photoshoot, converted and compiled old VHS footage, and set in motion the creation of this film as a gift. 

They once again exchanged letters that encapsulate their deep love and devotion for one another. There is so much about this couple that just makes you go “d’awww!” Get ready for your daily dose of adorable!

Photography // Charissa Magno Photography

Monico + Phyllis // Pala Mesa Resort // Fallbrook, CA Wedding

Sometimes it's love at first sight.  Sometimes love happens over the span of many years, growing slowly from a solid friendship into a lifelong bond.  For Phyllis and Monico, love happened when the popular girl started asking the “nerdy-ish” math whiz for help on her homework in high school.  We are beyond excited to debut their adorable story.  This weekend, we premiered the Love Story at their wedding reception, and surprised the couple with the Same Day Edit at the end!  Enjoy!

Ceremony & Reception Venue // Weddings at Pala Mesa Resort

Coordination // Weddings by Thomas Lewis

Photography // Philip Tran Photography

Floral // Classic Blooms Studio: Floral Designs

Hair // Jacqueline Aquino

Makeup // Kristine Davis

Matt + Stacy // Mt. Woodson Castle // San Diego, CA Wedding

It was a seven year long journey on the road to becoming the Bauchieros. The charming and historic Mt. Woodson Castle was the perfect setting for Stacy and Matt to finally tie the knot, and on their anniversary no less! From the moment the cameras were rolling, we could tell that the love unfolding before us was so genuine, deeply grounded, and that these were two people who know beyond a doubt that they are meant for each other. It was truly an honor to capture that in their film. Congrats to the Bauchieros, and we wish you many more years on the journey of life together!


Ceremony & Reception Venue // Mt. Woodson Castle

Coordination // Iman of Mt. Woodson Castle

Photography // Whimsie Photographie

Floral // Blooms by Breesa Lee

Makeup // Jen Castelo Makeup Artist

Hair // Susanacbeauty

 

Tony + Jessica // Green Gables // San Diego, CA Wedding

Tony + Jessica // Green Gables Wedding Estate // San Diego, CA Wedding

Check out this super fun Same Day Premiere we did last Saturday! This couple definitely knows how to have fun. We loved everything about their day, especially the epic mannequin challenge grand entrance! We barely felt like we were working due to the laid back and relaxed energy of the day.  Jessica and Tony, the two of you are clearly so much in love, and your joy is contagious. We wish you all the best and a lifetime of happiness!

A big shout out to Us The Duo for allowing the couple to use your song "(Stop) Just Love" for their film!

Ceremony Venue // USD Immaculata Catholic Church
Reception Venue // Green Gables Wedding Estate
Photography // Limelife Photography
DJ // Love Rockers

Brad + Alexis // Grand Del Mar // San Diego, CA Wedding

Exquisite and Classically Elegant Ballroom Wedding

To call this weekend's wedding "beautiful" would be a vast understatement. Every element of Brad and Alexis' big day was something out of a dream. Walking into the Grand Del Mar ballroom reception adorned in blush, shimmering golds, and hanging crystals was like walking into another world. Such a lavish setting was only appropriate for a couple who fell in love the first day they met as teenagers. This day meant the culmination and pinnacle of a love story that had been unfolding for years. We felt so incredibly privileged to have been given the opportunity to produce their same day premiere wedding film!

Ceremony & Reception Venue // Fairmont Grand Del Mar
Photography // The Grovers Photography
Floral & Event Design // Kathy Wright & Co.
Hair // Blush and Adore
Makeup // Spencer Barnes
Band // West Coast Music - The Lowdown

Patrick + Charissa // Ethereal Open Air Resort // Escondido, CA Wedding

Ethereal Open Air Resort was the perfect sweeping and scenic setting for Charissa and Pat's intimate celebration. But before the flowers, veil, lace, and stunning rustic beauty of Saturday's wedding, there were gym shorts, long practices, and weight rooms. Six years ago, these star-crossed lovers met while playing basketball in college. What started as a sporty college camaraderie, turned into a lasting relationship and professional partnership. It was such an honor to capture the big day of industry peers and friends. As wedding photographers, these two were as natural and in love in front of the camera as they are behind, and I cannot recall a single moment from the day that was anything short of magical. Not only did we get the opportunity to tell their love story that was a long time in the making, we also got to premiere their wedding film at their reception! We couldn't have asked for a couple more deserving or more in love! Cheers to the Magnos!

 

Cinematography // At Last Wedding Films

Ceremony & Reception Venue // Ethereal Open Air Resort

Photography // Alyssa Marie Photography

Floral // Modern Bouquet

Hair // Gercy Galang of Pikku Salon