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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


11 and 13. That’s how old Stephen and Megan were when they started “going out.” Fast forward 15 years and the couple tied the night at Ruby Hill among a lively gathering of family and friends. Many aspects of the day stood out, but the surprise dance Stephen and his roughly 100 groomsmen performed at the reception may have been the highlight. As Megan said in her vows, love is a struggle and it’s a matter of choosing who you are going to struggle with. I think the two of them chose wisely. We had a lot of fun with the Eguilos family.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Orange Crush weddings.orangephotography.com/
Venue: Ruby Hill www.rubyhill.com/special-events/weddings
Music: “Lions” – Cameron Ernst; “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors (licensed through Song Freedom and Music Bed)
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, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


Saratoga Springs is the perfect blend of fun and beauty, which is also a pretty apt description of Michael and Lisa. On May 29, the Liens tied the knot among the picturesque trees and a creeks of Saratoga. Prior to their sparkler exit, the couple (along with their friends and family) danced the night away under a canopy of lights. Weddings don’t get much better than this.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Duy Ho Photography duyhophotography.com
Hotel/Prep: The Inn at Saratoga
Venue: Saratoga Springs saratoga-springs.com
Music: “Lucky Day” The New Velvet; “Neon Dreams” – Tyrone Wells (licensed through Song Freedom)
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, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


Andy and Betsy’s combined everything we love about a wedding: a beautiful setting (you can’t beat Monterey), fun vendors, a hilarious emcee, a crowded dance floor, and a couple that is madly in love with each other. Andy and Betsy were smiling from sunrise until sunset and they went out of their way to make us feel at home. The Nicklaus Club is among our favorite places to film and the A’Neals are easily among our favorite couples we have worked with. March 26 was the best.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Iris & Light http://irisandlight.net/
Ceremony/Reception Location: Nicklaus Club, Monterey http://www.ncmonterey.com/
Getting Ready Location: Monterey Plaza Hotel http://montereyplazahotel.com/
Event Planner: A Sparkling Event http://www.asparklingevent.com/
DJ: DJ Quantum
Music: “Constellation” – Dream City Orcgestra; “Lift” – Zerbin; “All We Have” – The Royal Foundry (licensed through Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro


Darby and Joe are big soccer fans. In fact, it’s where they met. The two were married on February 13 in Napa in front of family, friends, and former soccer coaches and teammates. Before they headed off to their England honeymoon to see their beloved Manchester United play, they spend the night dancing and partying. The sunset was beautiful and the couple couldn’t stop smiling. We love these types of weddings.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Brian Macstay Photo brianmacstay.com
Location: Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa http://meritageresort.com/
Music: “Something Beautiful” – Tim Halperin; “Good Company” – The Cabin Kids (licensed through The Music Bed and Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider


We’ve been to a lot of weddings and we can honestly say that Billy and Laura’s dance party was among the best we have seen. Our first wedding of 2016 (1.22.16) set the bar pretty high. Laura, an event florist, and Billy, a debonaire gentlemen, threw a party that would make Gatsby proud. Here’s to hoping that the rest of 2016 is as beautiful and joyous as it began.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://www.lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Photographer: Randy and Ashley Studios randyandashley.com/
Flowers: Enchantment Floral http://www.enchantment-floral.com/
Location: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore casarealevents.com/
Music/DJ: Entourage Events SF www.entourageeventssf.com/
Rentals: A Grand Affair & Pleasanton Rentals http://agrandaffairrental.com/
Dress: J’aime Bridal www.jaimebridal.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Music: “All Those Pretty Lights” – Andrew Belle (licensed through The Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider


There’s something special about filming the final wedding of a given season. Areta and Joe’s Casa Real wedding was the 25th wedding of our season and we went out on a high note. I love fall weddings and the Flores nuptials were no exception. The shot of the couple standing among the red, orange, and green vineyards is probably one of my favorite’s from the season. It has been a great year of weddings and the Flores’ beautiful November ceremony is near the top of the list.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Red Sphere Studios redspherestudios.com/
Planner: Samantha Vayek
Location: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore casarealevents.com/
Music/DJ Macala Entertainment Eugene Macala
Florist: A2 Imagine Events
Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Bakery: The Original Red Onion
Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills
Music: “Starlit Nights” – Raft; “Chariot” – Jacob Lee (Licensed through songfreedom.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav

Ben and Annie are pretty great. With some couples, you have to crack jokes to loosen the mood and make them smile, but that wasn’t the case with the Easton’s. They were smiling from the moment we met them. Everything came together so well on November 7 in San Diego. From the perfect Southern California weather to the boat race happening outside the wedding venue, the stage was set for a picture perfect (or video perfect…see what I did there?) wedding. The couple is from the Los Angeles area but they chose to have a San Diego wedding at the Kona Kai Resort because of the special significance it holds for the couple. To be honest, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful setting. Did we mention the couple arrived at their reception on a sailboat? You should probably watch their video.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Rico & Rachel Castillero (THEY ARE DOPE) studiocastillero.com/
DJ – My DJ’s mydjs.net
Photobooth – Amigo Booth amigobooth.com/
Coordinator: Simply Exquisite Weddings weddingsbyse.com/
Location: Kona Kai Resort resortkonakai.com/
Music: “Triumph” – Generdyn; “I Knew (When I First Saw You)” – Landon Austin (Licensed through musicbed.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav