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“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


July 16 was a pretty special day. David and Pojai tied the knot at Picchetti Winery among an intimate gathering of family and friends. The day was filled with romance, happy tears, kettle corn and sparklers. If you ask us, those are 4 ingredients for the perfect day.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Johnny Lee
Photographer: One Love Photo (Keana) www.onelove-photo.com/
Coordinator: Mariée Weddings marieeweddings.com
Venue: Picchetti Winery picchetti.com
DJ: DeeJay Pros http://www.deejaypros.com/
Flowers: Huckleberry Karen http://www.huckleberrykarendesigns.com/
Music: “New For Me” – Michael McEachern (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, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Rhino Pro Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


There are many essential elements to a wedding: a couple in love, guests, flowers, rings, etc. We realized that having a mariachi band at your wedding ceremony and reception should also be on everyone’s “wedding essentials” list. Ed and Felisa’s elegant July wedding featured a little bit of everything. From having the most lavish flower arrangements we have ever seen, to providing froyo as guests left the ceremony and mariachi music at every turn (did we mention how much we loved the mariachi?), the Garcia’s sure knew how to throw a party. Wine and Roses provided the setting and the Garcia’s brought the party. We are just glad we were invited!

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Carmen Salazar http://www.carmensalazar.com/
Coordinator: Stephanie Teague Events http://stephanieteagueevents.com/
Lights: Got Light SF http://www.got-light.com/
Venue: Wine & Roses, Lodi http://winerose.com/
Flowers: Flourish Flowers http://www.flourishdesigns.com/
DJ: Beat Fleet DJs http://www.beatfleetdjs.com/
Music: “Starts with a Breath” – WILLIS; “A Day in the Life” – Arcadia; “Tomorrow” – Xan Young (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, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X5, Rhino Evo Slider, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1 Pro (X5)


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


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


There’s something pretty magical about St. Mary’s. Whether it’s the location at the base of the Moraga hills, which always seem to have these perfectly fluffy clouds resting on them or the gorgeous architecture of the campus’ church building, this place is pretty much the best. Brent and Gina (a St. Mary’s grad), picked a perfect October day to tie the knot among a festival gathering of family and friends. Gina let us know that her guests would be ready to dance at the reception and she was correct. It was a party.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Grant Woodburn
DJ – http://djmikeparent.com/
Photographer – Elliott Rosette http://rossettiphotography.com/
Location: St. Mary’s College, Moraga
Music: “Life is Beautiful” – The Afters; “You Lift Me Up” – Mikey Wax (Licensed through www.songfreedom.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark II, Canon C100 Mark I, Canon 5D Mark III, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rhino 48″ Pro Slider, Rode Smartlav


You know those weddings that you see in the movies? The ones where the bride dresses like a princess, wears glass slippers, and arrives at her ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage? You know those fairytale movies where the couple gets married on the cliffs overlooking the ocean? Turns out, this happens in real life as well. On October 4, David and Sandy made their love official in front of friends and family at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. It was a day steeped in tradition and rich in love. It was also pretty dang pretty.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
3rd shooter: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Jay Hsiang jay-studio.com/
DJ – DJ Chris Webb californiadiscjockey.com/
Coordinator: Tami Corday
Carriage Rental: vintagecarriage.com/contact/
Location: Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HalfMoonBay/Default.htm
Music: “Best Part of Me” – Landon Austin; “Tonight” – Secret Nation (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, Rhino 42″ EVO Pro Slider, Rode Smartlav


So a guy walks into a bar and meets a girl. He dances with the girl, gets to know the girl, and a few years later he marries the girl. This is essentially the story of Wesley and Liz. On August 15, 2015 in Palo Alto, the Corbera’s tied the knot and added the next part of their “a guy walks into a bar” story.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Event Coordinator: Lindsay Noonan (SHE’S THE BEST!) lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Location (Wedding/Reception): University Club, Palo Alto ucpaloalto.com/
Location (Getting ready): Stanford Park Hotel
Photography: Ruben Cuevas rcuevasphotography.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Music: “Ordinary Love” – Ben Rector; “Ready For Anything” – Landon Austin (All songs 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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav

From the moment we walked into the room where the girls were getting ready, we knew the McGue wedding was going to be a fun. Aly and Clinton exuded love and happiness. At the end of the night we walked up to a couple and let them know how fun it was to capture their love on video. It was so evident that there was no place that Aly and Clinton would have rather been on August 8, 2015. To be honest, there was no place we would have rather been either.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Nate Lopez
Location: Wine & Roses, Fremont winerose.com/
Photography: Kelly Boitano kellyboitano.com
Music: “When I’m With You Fireworks Go Off” – Clemency; “The Heart” – NEEDTOBREATHE (All songs 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, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav