Robin & Beau's Wedding in Breckenridge, CO

We met the groom, Beau, when he was DJing a wedding that we were filming in San Jose, CA. Immediately we knew he was an awesome person with a good heart. So, when he reached out to us to ask if we travel for weddings, we jumped at the opportunity to film his wedding in the beautiful mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado.

We flew into the Denver International Airport on Friday and drove two hours into the Tenmile Mountain Range, where the air is thin and the trees were changing their leaves into fall colors. Saturday morning, we headed to the bride, Robin’s, parents house to film her and her bridesmaids getting ready and hanging out. Christy Ogden from Divine Beauty got the girls and the bride camera ready with flawless hair and makeup. We met Frances Marron of Frances Photography and it’s always nice to meet the vendors in new areas we work. Krishna left to film Beau and his groomsmen nearby at Mountain Thunder Lodge.

Over at the venue, Tenmile Station, Robin out on her Carolina Herrera ballgown and dramatic veil perfect for the drama of the mountains all around. Emily Campbell from Bella Design and Planning put together a comprehensive schedule that helps all of the vendors days go smoothly. She designed the reception tent with round and rectangle tables topped with huge centerpieces of greenery by Bloom Flower Shop. Each place setting had gold and black silverware and a mcintosh apple to honor Robin’s last name.

They were married outside by a close friend of theirs who was also one of Robin’s bridesmaids. There was a wooden floor runway for the aisle and the backdrop was the ski runs and multicolored trees. After the ceremony, the guests headed inside Tenmile Station where they had mocktails and appetizers. The reception tent was revealed to the bride and groom with their ornate tablescapes and modern lounge seating provided by Eclectic Hive. The guests took their seats followed by the introduction of Beau and Robin as husband and wife! They cut the multi-tiered white cake by Katy Pierson Cake and then did a choreographed first dance to “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”. The Dance Doctors live band did an incredible job of getting the party started with their awesome renditions of oldies and new pop music.

Katie & Charlie's Wedding at the Columbia Gorge Hotel

Katie and Charlie’s romantic outdoor wedding was set in the perfect location for the vibe of the day. The Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa sits right next to the Columbia River with incredible views, a back patio for cocktail hour, and even a waterfall. The day started off with the girls getting ready at the Gorge Style Salon in Hood River, OR. The guys got ready in the bridal suite at the hotel and headed over to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the early ceremony. Their priest, Father David, officiated the ceremony in his deep, booming voice which sounds amazing in the final video. The bride and groom left for the Columbia Gorge Hotel in a classic blue Fiat convertible, a wedding present from Charlie’s dad to his mother on their wedding day.

The reception kicked off with spectacular views at the back patio with cocktails and passed hors d’ oeuvres. Your Perfect Bridesmaid planned and coordinated the event perfectly and matched the decor and florals with the setting. Lucy’s Informal Flowers created wild bouquets with pinks, white, and greenery cascading down. Everyone moved to the lawn area for dinner and reception time. The space had string lighting draped back and forth to create a romantic feel for the evening. The bride and groom’s first dance took place as the sun was setting and we even stole them away right after to explore the grounds and grab some video of them. Heidi from Uncommon Muse was a joy to work with and collaborated with us all day.

Alan Curtiss from GeoARI got amazing aerial footage so we could focus on the video on the ground. Jesse from Event Team Entertainment is one the best in the business and mixed oldies with new dance music for the party that continued until 1:00 am! Seriously, the dance floor was on fire all night.

Watch their Preview Film above, which all of our clients receive two weeks after their wedding!

Olivia & Ely's Wedding in Oregon City

Olivia and Ely’s Wedding at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City was a special one, not because of the setting or the decor, but because of the special people involved. We met Olivia 3 years ago at her sister, Emily’s wedding in Junction City. Two years ago we flew to Michigan to film their family friend’s wedding and had a wonderful experience. Suffice to say, we were very excited for this bride’s special day to come. Both Olivia and Ely are such kind and generous souls and we felt nothing but love from them on their wedding day. Becky Hart from Event Crush planned the event and Ashley Cook Photography took photos of these amazing people.

Olivia and her bridesmaids got ready for the wedding at an Airbnb in West Linn that had beautiful windows and bright walls perfect for filming. Krishna left the bride’s rental to film Ely and his guys getting ready at The River’s Edge Hotel in Portland. After everyone was finished with prep, we all headed to the Abernethy Center for the First Look and photos.

Their ceremony took place in Abigail’s Garden under a canopy of trees and white gazebo. Ely’s uncle officiated the ceremony with guests from Texas, Oregon and Michigan in attendance. Emily’s husband even played guitar during the couple’s communion!

The Ballroom space had round tables decorated with maroon flowers with gold geometric vases and accents. FAT Cupcake made the tiered cake with maroon and white flowers. The couple danced their first dance, and had a song with each of their parents which is always a sweet moment. They danced the night away until their exit with all their friends and family gathered to wave them off. We can;t wait for the next wedding in this family line! We love them!

See their Preview Film above and their Highlight Film below!

Allison & Marc's Wedding at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club

Thumbnail photo by E Ann. Photography.

Allison and Marc’s country club wedding got off to a great start with our good friend, Dallas Merkley of Merkley Artistry, doing the hair and makeup. The bride opted for a smoky, dramatic eye and nude lips with her blonde hair curled with a tiara. Her strapless dress was from Bridal Exclusives and her shoes were the same that Sarah Jessica Parker wore in Sex in the City The Movie! I’d know those Badgley Mishkas anywhere.

We always love working at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club because Yelena King is one of the best planners and coordinators around! We also had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Parker, the owner of E. Ann Photography and her second shooter for the day Alexis Rae.

Bust A Move DJ’s rocked the house all night long and even played games on the dance floor. Yelena even took us out in a golf cart with the bride and groom to get some awesome sunset footage. Allison & Marc danced while we played music out of our portable speaker!

Peek their Preview Film above!

FEATURED on Pacific Weddings Magazine! Coastal Elopement at Indian Beach

This was one of our favorite shoots of the year and we were so excited to be involved! Dorothea Dragomir of Kamea Events once again styled and organized a fantastic shoot on the Oregon coast last week at Indian Beach. Kelsey Sjorstrom of Feather and Twine Photography from Austin, Texas, took film and digital photographs of models Kelly Rotbart and Gordon Casey who coincidentally got engaged a few weeks prior!

Alyssa Lytle of Color Theory Collective recreated a circle-of-flowers illusion by securing flowers to various trees for the ceremony setup. Dorothea and Alyssa created the table setting with silk from Seda Medicina and place cards by Natalie Garrigan from Pink by Peach. Kelly wore a dress by Truvelle Bridal and Gordon wore a suit with a funky tie by The Black Tux. 

We made a Behind the Scenes film to show all the hard work these talented creatives put into one awesome shoot. Check out the Vibes Film above! 

Christine & Alan's Wedding in Sonoma, CA

We love travelling for weddings because it's something different to shake up the routine and we discover hidden, awesome venues. Christine and Alan got married at the Carneros Resort and Spa in Sonoma County, California, with vineyards and hills all around. The day started off just like the couple: chill and fun. The bride's bungalow was right next the grooms and even shared a cute porch with an outdoor bathtub. Violet Prather from The Makeup Dolls got Christine camera ready with flawless bridal makeup and hair. The florals arrived during preps by Julie Stevens Design and had blush and white flowers throughout. 

The bride's godsister's husband officiated the ceremony on this day of perfect weather under two palm trees at the Carneros Resort. Their guests had cute parasols to shade them from the California heat. After the ceremony, guests walked on a path to the main building of the resort, and hung out in the courtyard until dinner was ready. There were beautiful hand-made signs all throughout the venue by Ji Kim-Fung of JK Design Cal, who also helped coordinate the event alondside Cindy Dumlao of Happily Ever After SF. This was one of the smoothest and on-time weddings we've been to thanks to their punctuality and organization. 

We had so much fun shooting next to Jeremy and Carly of One Love Photography all day and had good collaboration going. It's always nice when we can make new friends in the photogs and it adds so much to the day! They were creative and just so easy to be around. 

The space for the reception was decadent with hexagon tiles with each guests name on them, centerpieces of blush florals and gold accents, and blue uplighting throughout. DJ Mixterious and his crew spinned cocktail hour and the reception all night long.  Of course our favorite part was golf carting over to an epic sunset spot and playing Post Malone while the couple danced in the twilight. Music is such a huge part of what we do and we were lucky enough that the couple has almost identical taste as we do! Check out their Preview Film above and their Highlight Film below!

 All thumbnail photos by One Love Photography.

FEATURED on Artfully Wed! Rooftop Shoot with Oak Grove Floral

We love styled shoots because it's such a great way to connect with amazing wedding vendors in the area and it's a great opportunity to push ourselves creatively. Emily Hoos of Oak Grove Floral put together a fantastic bunch of creatives to make this supercool downtown shoot. It took place on the patio of the Ecotrust building with rentals from Mix Mod Pdx.

They had a ceremony site set up, a tablescape with a custom table runner from Jacqueline Grace. The gorgeous invitations were handmade by Elli Design Studio. There was even a lounge area set up in front of the outdoor fireplace with unique white chairs and whimsical end tables and vases. 

Models Abi Rae Wilson and husband, Gun, we’re in town from Moscow, Idaho and were our stunning bride and groom for the day. Serving as Best Man was Alec Eagon, a fellow videographer in the Portland area and local model, Amber Nicotra, was our breathtaking Maid of Honor. Our good friend, Dallas Merkley of Merkley Artistry did the makeup while the models hair was done by Kayla Nicole Beauty. 

The striped ball gown was provided by Bridal Exclusives as well as the gold sequin bridesmaid dress. For the guys, they wore custom pink geometric ties and pocket squares by Knotty Tie. To complete this downtown wedding, a delicious cake was made by Flour and Flower Designs set on a gold cart. 

MacCoy Dean of MacCoy Dean Photography walked around with us and the models to get some downtown shots and as the sun was setting, we headed up to the Ecotrust patio. We filmed them having fun at their “wedding” and making champagne toasts at the modern and fresh tablescape. Once the sun set, MacCoy moved two cellphone lights around while the models danced to electronic music from our little speaker. It looked like really cool strobes in the footage! For the edit, we wanted to do something that stayed true to the vibe of the shoot and chose an electronic track that had a lot of dynamism. At the hard hitting moments, we speedramped a lot of the dancing shots for extra impact. We also played with time-shifting, which is always fun to do and keeps viewers on their toes.

Check out the film above and their FEATURE on Artfully Wed!

Taylor & Lukkes' Wedding in Hillsboro, OR

Taylor & Lukkes's wedding was special for so many reasons, one being that it was at a friends property in Hillsboro, OR. This place was already set up like a wedding venue from the multiple concerts they had at their house. Another reason was that these wonderful people have already been together for 10 years and their vows showed the depth and foundation of their love.

Sadie McIntyre and her team from Vareus Events made the show run smoothly from start to finish. Ali Mae Photography took film photographs alongside her assistant, Ashley. The couple saw singer-songwriter Anthony Hall in concert and connected with him and his music so much that they asked him to play at their wedding! He was the nicest guy and had the most beautiful voice live. Arranged for You created classic bouquets of various white flowers and wild greenery. They also created a floral installation for the homemade wooden altar.  

The bride was a drop dead gorgeous Disney princess in a 2-piece Badgley Mischka dress with hair and makeup done by Jasmine of Blossom and Beauty. I love a wedding with an abundance of sugar and this did not disappoint with a tiered cake by The Dessert Tray and sweets and cupcakes by Nothing Bundt Cakes

There were tons of toasts as people could not keep in their love for this couple. The three Best Man's gave a hilarious speech, one that only best friend's can give with an equal amount of affection and jostling. The night went on with sunset photos in the wheat field on the property and dancing until the wee hours of the night. Cheers to another ten years times ten!