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Sometimes a couple just makes sense. You meet them individually and then see them together and it all clicks. Diego and Erin are a couple like that. We had so much fun at their late February Palm Event Center wedding. From the emotional ceremony to the party atmosphere of the reception, we really couldn’t have asked for a better day. Heck, even the weather cooperated.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Kelly Boitano www.kellyboitano.com
Hotel: Hyatt Place, Dublin/Pleasanton
Venue: Palm Event Center http://palmeventcenter.com/
Music: “Coming For You” – Lael; “Circus of Love (Remix)” – Benjamin Dunn (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, Sony a6500, GoPro


Let’s start with the black wedding dress. When Jennie was a little girl she wasn’t sure if she would end up getting married. She didn’t know if it was for her. However, she did know that if she did end up getting married she wanted to wear a black wedding dress. Jordan and Jennie’s wedding day was different in the best way possible. From their intimate wedding ceremony to the steakhouse reception, the Ribera’s gathering of close friends and family is a celebration we will always remember. Seriously. It was the best.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Shawn Hoelsch
Photographer: Chance James Photography​ http://www.chancejam.es/
Hotel: Sir Francis Drake Hotel​, San Francisco
Venue: St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, San Francisco​
Reception: Epic Steak, San Francisco​
Music: “Lend Me” – Benjamin Dunn; “Stargazer” – Gyom (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Zhiyun-tech​ Crane, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, Sony a6500, GoPro


Mike and Tori’s San Francisco wedding was the perfect way to kick off our 2017 season. It’s hard to beat the elegance of an evening wedding at City Hall. The day begin at the amazing Fairmont Hotel (we love that place) and ended with a beautiful gathering of family and friends in the city’s civic center. Seriously. So dang pretty. We loved being a part of the Aranda’s SF celebration and we think you’ll love their film.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Kelly Boitano http://kellyboitano.com/
Wedding Planner: Dreams on a Dime dreamsonadime.com
Hotel: Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco
Venue: San Francisco City Hall
Music: “Patience (Jake Hanner Remix)” – Brooke Annibale; “California” – Carrousel (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro

Stacey and Kevan are pretty much the best. Their celebration combined so many things that we love about weddings: working with clients who work in the wedding industry (Stacey works with A Grande Affair), traveling for weddings (Paso Robles is beautiful), and there’s nothing better than capturing the story of two people who are genuinely in love. We would go back and relive their wedding day we would, but since we can’t we will just have to keep watching their film.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Ken Kienow http://www.kenkienow.com/
Wedding Coordinator: Heather http://adelphi-events.com/
Flowers: LC Floral http://www.lcfloraldesign.com/
DJ: Kramer Events http://kramerevents.com/
Production/Rentals: All About Events http://allaboutevents.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Venue: Hammersky Vineyards, Paso Robles http://www.hammersky.com/

Music: “Life’s What You Make It” – Graham Colton; “Somebody’s Everything” – Volunteer (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Canon 5D mk III, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1



Lachlan and Lyndsey are the epitome of an international couple. Lyndsey (an American) and Lachlan (an Australian) met in Hong Kong, where they currently live and work. Their love story has all the makings of a movie. Their ceremony, held at Kunde Winery’s Boot Hill, is among the prettiest we have ever filmed. The picturesque panorama of the Sonoma valley provided the perfect backdrop for the couple’s elegant nuptials. The reception was gorgeous and we can’t get over the details of the day.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: One Love Photography (Jess K. & Ken) http://www.onelove-photo.com/
Wedding Planner: Off the Beaten Path Weddings http://www.offthebeatenpathweddings.com/
Production/Rentals: Encore Events Rentals http://encoreeventsrentals.com/
Band: Lucky Devils www.luckydevilsband.com
Ceremony Venue: Boot Hill, Kunde Estate Winery http://www.kunde.com/boot-hill
Reception Location: Contact Off the Beaten Path

Music: “Where You Wanna Go (feat. Emily Hearn)” – Graham Colton; “The Heart is Open” – Mr. Harrison and The Congregation (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Canon 5D mk III, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


As far as wedding locations go, it’s hard to beat Napa’s Triple S Ranch. Ryan and Madeline’s September 17 wedding was about as pretty as it gets. From the wedding prep in the ranch’s elegantly rustic lodges to the intimate foresty first look, the Steel’s celebration was among our favorites from the summer.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Margaret Austin Photography​ http://margaretaustinphoto.com/
Wedding Planner: Ooh La La Weddings & Events http://www.oohlalaweddings.com/
Flowers: Mums Floral Design http://www.mumsflowerssf.com/
Makeup: Bella Bridal Napa Valley http://www.bellabridalnv.com/
DJ: Zebuel (Sounds Elevated) http://www.zebuel.com/
Venue: Triple S Ranch, Napa http://www.triplesranchnapa.com/
Music: “Waking Up” – Volunteer (Licensed through Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

If you are looking to add a little something extra to your wedding, you should probably have a bagpipe player escort you down the aisle during your recessional. That’s exactly what Kyle and Alyse did and it was amazing. The Patersons elegant ceremony, on September 10 at Diablo Country Club, was a beautiful mix late summer beauty and celebration among family and friends. Also, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention Diamond Dave. That DJ is a legend.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Shawn Hoelsch
Wedding Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Flowers: LC Floral Design lcfloraldesign.com/
Rentals: A Grande Affair agarents.com/
Photographer: Eli Photographer eliphotographer.com/
Venue: Diablo Country Club diablocc.org/
Music: “This Could Be Love” – Oh Gravity; “Ben Rector” – Ben Rector (Licensed through Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

Wedding Movie // The Murphys


There’s something pretty special about weddings in San Francisco. The city has a certain romance to it that makes it the perfect setting for a love story. Colleen and Keith tied the knot at the amazing Fairmont Hotel and the event was about as elegant and beautiful as you could imagine. Everything, from the Murphy’s first look overlooking the city skyline to the reception with a panoramic view of the bay, was about as perfect and fairytale-esque as a couple could hope for.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Assistant videographer: Daniel Hooks
Wedding Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Photographer: Tiffany Green http://www.tiffanygreenphotography.com/
Venue: Fairmont, San Francisco http://www.fairmont.com/san-francisco/meetings-weddings/weddings/
Makeup: Ashley Bias https://www.instagram.com/ashleybias/?hl=en
Music: “Seaside” – Haux; “Numbers” – Kaptan (Licensed through Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

Wedding Movie // All Smiles


You know those people who seem like they’re always happy? The types who seem to smile all the time and appreciates life moments (the little moments and the big ones). Jake and Alicia are those types of people. They were meant to be together. On a warm July day at Callippee Golf Course, the couple were married among some of their closest friends and family. Aside from the heartfelt ceremony, the beautiful golden hour, and the funny toasts, the dance party is probably what stood out the most. Let’s just say these people knew how to party. We couldn’t be happier for Jake and Alicia and look forward to the many smiles that are yet to come.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Assistant: Daniel Kim
Photographer: Jake Lemmer jakelemmerphotography.com/
Venue: Callippe Golf Course playcallippe.com/weddings-events
Music: “The Spectacular Quiet” – LIGHTS & MOTION; “Together” – Animal Island (licensed through MusicBed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


“A new day will come, and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why.” – Samwise Gamgee, “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

Ok, we didn’t go to the shire to film the Catbagan’s wedding and Frodo Baggins wasn’t technically at the wedding, but JRR Tolkien would have been proud nevertheless. Samwise’s words (which were read by one of the groomsmen during the ceremony) held true throughout the day: “There is some good in the world…and it’s worth fighting for.” Chad and Priscilla’s Half Moon Bay wedding was a pretty special day and served as an important reminder that there is much good (and love) in this world.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Vero Suh http://verosuh.com/
Venue: Oceano Hotel and Spa http://www.oceanohalfmoonbay.com/
Doves: Gene Rose (Celebrations in Flight) http://www.celebrationsinflight.com/
Flowers: Michael Sing (BAHTOH) https://www.instagram.com/michael.bahtoh/
Music: “Feels Like Summer” – Joe Moralez; “Forever and Always” – Canens (licensed through MusicBed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1