Category archives: Wedding Video


Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Vaughan’s wedding!

“Now this is a legendary wedding. You will never see one like this ever again. We’ve got a bugeler, we’ve got a hockey face off, and all we need now is a football player.” When your officiant, a former NFL star, says this during your wedding you know you’ve checked all of your boxes. If you didn’t already notice from watching their film, Gabby and Robbie are the best. We had so much fun with the Vaughans on their wedding day and hopefully we can hang out with them again. They are a bunch of fun.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Nicolette Monson https://www.nicolettemonsonphoto.com/
Officiant: Brent Jones
Ceremony Location: Blackhawk Country Club https://www.blackhawkcc.org/

Music: “Drive” – Ben Rector; “Whole Lives” – Jake Scott (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii, Sony A7III, 70-200 2.8, Sony 24-70 2.8 GM, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 6.


We love the feeling of capturing a wedding and then being super excited to edit and tell a couple’s story. This is exactly how we felt working with the Brady’s. We actually beat our editing record, as the couple got married one week ago and we already wrapped up their wedding film! They got ready at their families homes, were married at a traditional Catholic ceremony at a beautiful Livermore church, and then hosted an amazing, flower-filled party at Casa Real. We can’t say enough about Jessica and Travis’ day so you should probably just go watch their wedding film now.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Mason and Megan https://masonandmegan.com/
Ceremony Location: St. Michael’s Church, Livermore https://stmichaellivermore.com/marriage
Reception Location: Casa Real https://casarealevents.com/
Makeup Artist: Nicole Meadows http://www.lacquerandlashes.com
Cake: Ma Petite Cake Design http://www.mpmcakes.com/
Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals https://www.pleasantonrentals.com/
Flowers: Nicole Ha Design http://www.nicoleha.com/
Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services https://fantasysound.com/

Music: “Unbroken” – Roary; “On the Mountain by the Sea” – UTAH (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii, Sony A7III, 70-200 2.8, Sony 24-70 2.8 GM, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 6.

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Dodasa Ranch Wedding Video


Destiny is a funny thing, but some things are just meant to be. Brandon and Mel are one of those things. They share the same birthday, which pretty much means they were made for each other. We had so much fun with the Warks and we had an amazing time with the fine people at Dodasa Ranch (you should get married there).

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Kelly Boitano http://www.kellyboitano.com
Ceremony Location: Dodasa Ranch http://www.dodasaweddings.com/
Makeup Artist: Bay Area Beautiful http://www.bayareabeautiful.com/

Music: “Bedrock” – Longlake; “Young” – Air Review (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii, Sony A7III, 70-200 2.8, Sony 24-70 2.8 GM, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 6.

Hawaii Destination Wedding

Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Wong’s Kauai wedding!

It’s always an honor when a fellow wedding vendor hires you to document their wedding day. It’s extra special when that wedding happens to take place in Kauai. Jennifer, a makeup artist, married the love of her life, Wes, at the coolest Hawaiian Airbnb ever. The wedding was intimate and the first look was probably the sweetest wedding moment we’ve caught on film. If you want to get married in Hawaii, we will gladly go with you.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographers: Tony Santoro & Travis Bell
Photographer: Will Khoury https://www.willkhoury.com/
Location: Aliomanu Beach, Kauai
Makeup Artist: JT Artistry (also the bride) https://www.jtartistry.com/
Music: “A Distance Between Us” – Young Collective (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6

Kauai Destination Wedding


We are in the process of wrapping up a beautiful edit for the wedding we filmed in Kauai last month (April). Along the way though, we can’t help but post some teasers. Enjoy this first look, which may actually be the cutest one we’ve ever filmed. The emotion on display and the the setting (you can’t beat Hawaii) make for a moment that we won’t soon forget. I imagine the couple will likely remember this for a while as well 😉


We had so much fun with Jeremy and Cheryl Lyn in April. We love filming weddings in our own backyard. It’s hard to beat a California wedding in the Spring and we are always down for a good dance party. We love working with couples like the Alinea’s.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
3rd cinematographer: Daniel Gillette
Photographer: Carino Collective http://carinocollective.com/
Ceremony Location: Canyon View, San Ramon https://www.thecanyonview.com/
Planner: Truly Chic Events http://www.trulychicevents.com
DJ: Jon Carino https://www.djjoncarinoent.com/
Cake: Ma Petite Cake Design http://www.mpmcakes.com/
Makeup Artist: Makeup by Mama Eve http://www.facebook.com/makeupbymamaeve
Makeup Artist: Chloe Rainwater http://www.sfumatobychloe.com

Music: “Carry On” – CHPTRS; “High On Your Love” – Volunteer (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6


We just got back from a Kauai destination wedding and if you read the title of this blog post then you can see we’ve added a new name to our repertoire. Now, we love love California and all, but if we had to live somewhere else and film weddings we could probably comfortably live in Anahola Bay and drink lava flows on the daily. We had an amazing time with the Wongs and we can’t wait to share their full film. You’ll have to enjoy their teaser for now.

We also worked with an amazing photographer. Will Khoury is the man.

 

 

 

There was a time (last week) when you could Google that term (this blog post’s title) and you would then find Matter Video among the first couple of pages of results. Then…we got hacked. Our site was up and down for a couple days and, to be honest, this ordeal may not be over. It screwed up our SEO a bit and was just a bummer experience (and costly) overall. If you are a small business owner and have a website, get it secured with a firewall. Also, if you see me around you can offer me a hug. I may need one.

On the positive side of things, our wedding season is ramping up and we have a lot of fun in store. Our fun cannot be hacked!


Check out http://www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Soper’s wedding!

Paul and Christina have a pretty amazing family. The Sopers and their 4 kids spent the day together getting ready, celebrating, eating good food, and dancing the night away. The couple started 2018 off right with their friends and extended family in San Ramon. Also, quick note: all weddings should have good coffee. Shoutout to our pals at Story Coffee!

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Shawn Hoelsch
Photographer: One Love (Jeremy) https://www.onelove-photo.com/
Coffee: Story Coffee Co. http://www.storycoffee.co/
Ceremony Location: Canyon View, San Ramon https://www.thecanyonview.com/
Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Flowers: LC Floral Design https://www.lcfloraldesign.com/
DJ: Fantasy Sound https://fantasysound.com/

Music: “You Found Me First” – Jake Etheridge; “The World Is Ours” – Volunteer (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), iPhone X, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6


Check out www.instagram.com/mattervideo to see more from the Harrell’s day!

Two years in a row we have kicked off our wedding season at the Fairmont in San Francisco and we wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s something magical about weddings in the city and JB and Stephanie’s wedding set a pretty high bar for the rest of the year. The Harrell’s are an absolutely amazing couple and we had so much fun with their friends and family. The preparations and ceremony may have taken place at the historic Fairmont (same place Steph’s parents got married!), but the ceremony itself was at Saint Peter and Paul Church just down the road from the hotel. Several generations of Firenze’s have gotten married at the beautiful Italian church and it was pretty special to capture the tradition as it continued.

Check out their teaser on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd7-sm7BsRi/?taken-by=mattervideo
Check out their film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattervideo/videos/1540170036036555/

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Hazy Lane Studios
DJ: DJ Cams
Makeup: Angela Mashrique
Getting Ready & Reception Location: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Ceremony Location: Saint Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco

Music: “You Will Find Me” – CHPTRS; “From a Dream” – Leucadia (licensed through Musicbed​)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), iPhone X, Sony a6500 (2), Sony A7Sii (s), 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Zeiss 35mm 1.2, Sigma 19mm, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, GoPro Hero 5, GoPro Hero 6