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They say you should always save the best for last and, considering the Herron’s celebration was our final wedding of the year, we definitely finished 2016 on a high note. Chris and Clarissa’s beautiful fall Casa Real wedding was the perfect way to complete our wedding season. We had an amazing time with the Herron’s and we couldn’t have picked a better couple for our 30th, and final, wedding of 2016.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Grant Woodburn
Assistant: Marcus Hung
Photographer: Hazy Lane Studios http://hazylanestudios.com/
Venue: Casa Real http://casarealevents.com/
Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills http://timothymills.weebly.com/
Florist: LC Floral Design http://www.lcfloraldesign.com/
DJ: Spintronix: http://spintronix.com/
Music: “The World is Ours” – Volunteer​; “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” – Kayjez (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


When things don’t go as planned, there are a couple ways you can respond: You can freak out and act like the sky is falling or you can look at the cup as being half full and make the best of what you have. Well, Troy and Allie’s wedding didn’t necessarily go as they expected. They found out at 2:15pm, via email, that their priest would not be able to officiate their ceremony. Luckily, an hour later, a priest (aka the hero, Father Tom) offered to conduct the ceremony and the Channings lived happily ever after. We love fall weddings and Troy and Allie’s laid back November wedding was a dream.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Melissa Babasin​ Photography melissababasinphotography.com
Venue: Saint Mary’s College of California​, Moraga
Reception: Bridges Golf Club, San Ramon http://www.thebridgesgolf.com/-wedding-overview

Music: “All I Want is You” – Judah and The Lion​; “The World Is Ours” – 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, DJI Mavic Pro, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1

If you haven’t been to Arizona, you should go. Sedona is there. Four Corners and Horseshoe Bend are there. The Grand Canyon is there. And, in October, Lena and Ryan happened to be there too and their wedding was pretty much the best. Flagstaff was the perfect setting for this couple. It has a bit of country, an extra helping of the outdoors, and romance to spare. We enjoyed the heck out of our time with the Washburn’s and we think their film is pretty dang fun too.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Heather Kadar heatherkadar.com
Makeup: Danielle Terrin danielleterrin@gmail.com
Venue: Flagstaff Ranch flagstaffranch.com/

Music: “Arizona” – Frances Cone; “Take Your Name” – Shaylee Simeone (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

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


Amanda, a Bay Area resident, grew up going to McCall with her family. Naturally, the lake is close to her heart and was a fitting location to marry the love of her life, Anish. Anish and Amanda’s destination wedding was about as pretty and elegant as it gets. If you are looking for a place to get married, your search should begin and end at the Shore Lodge in McCall. We had some fun with smoke grenades, stars, Indian dancing, and of course, the lake. The Bhasin’s are pretty much the best and their wedding is among our favorites we’ve filmed.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Wedding Planner: Soiree Weddings & Events http://www.weddingsbysoiree.com/
Photographer: Frannie, Ampersand Studios http://www.ampersand-studios.com/
Venue: Shore Lodge – McCall, Idaho http://shorelodge.com/
Music: “Love Her So” – Benjamin Dunn; “Lucky Stars” – Kayjez (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 // Dress Whites

In the midst of Gordie and Rachel’s wedding, I overheard someone say that it felt like we were all witnessing some sort of Nicholas Sparks love story: the solider in his military whites marries a beautiful princess with sweeping vineyards and a pond as a backdrop. It truly was the stuff that Sparks dreams about. The was a sincerity and authenticity in the Nash’s love story that will stick with us for a long time. After watching their film, it may stick with you too.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Keana // One Love // http://www.onelove-photo.com/
Venue: Leal Vineyards http://www.lealvineyards.com/
Makeup: Beautiful One Makeup Artistry www.beautifulonemakeupartistry.com
Music: “The Ascension” – Phil Wickham; “The Most” – Tyrone Wells (SongFreedom)
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