Bel-Air, Los Angeles – Elliot and Tina’s Wedding
Who says that you can never love again? Who would have thought this California gal’s love would be a New Yorker living in Agoura Hills. Elliot and Tina had both their wedding and reception at the Hotel Bel-Air which is located in the west part of Los Angeles. It practically is just down the street from UCLA. When we covered the ceremony, we had a videographer station themselves behind the gazebo just a couple of feet from the couple which allowed us to get great close-ups which the second videographer was in the back to get a wide shot of the entire wedding ceremony.
It was quite moving to hear both of their stories during their vows. Elliot’s wife had passed away years before and thought he would never find love again. Tina was so busy with her professional career that any thought of a wedding would never cross her mind. But the two would eventually be brought together through a mutual friend and the rest would be history. The event would be enhanced be the lush greenery surrounding the ceremony with a beautiful pond with swans and ducks swimming while the wedding took place.
Walnut, CA – Dana and Michael’s Wedding
It’s always great when we get to cover an event that’s just down the street from us. What videographer wouldn’t want a gig like that? Located in Walnut, California which is a suburb just 30 minutes east of Los Angeles and is right next to the border of Orange County, the Walnut United Methodist Church has a great vestibule in which it is surrounded with glass allowing a lot of natural light to shine through. Outside the church is surrounded with charming green trees and hedges which contrast well with the church’s modern exterior architecture. Dana and Michael had a very emotional ceremony in which Michael was even in tears once he saw Dana walk down the aisle.
During the reception (at the Masonic Temple in Covina) it was just as emotional. As we captured the speeches, Dana’s dad spoke about how he was the first person to see her, hold her, and tell her how much he loved her. Can’t say if there was a dry eye in the room. But we were absolutely fortunate to capture a moment as moving as that.