Sheridan and Jake visited Yosemite for the first time one year ago in January. It seems most fitting to share their wedding video around this same time. This is where their magical elopement began…
Coming from California ourselves, we are blessed with this beautiful National Park in our own backyard. You become a little spoiled to this lush landscape. Boasting with over 1200 square miles of mountainous scenery. There really is no way you can’t feel enthralled by your first trip through Yosemite’s famous Tunnel. This is how Sheridan and Jake felt; Awe and Wonder at “…how blessed we are that we can explore something so majestic.” And for them, getting MARRIED in someplace so WONDERFUL!!!
Sheridan and Jake’s day started out with them getting ready with the handful of loved ones they chose to share their momentous day. Located at the foot of Yosemite’s South Entrance-Tenaya Lodge-both Sheridan and Jake (in separate rooms of course) dressed to the nines, in their wedding finery.
Sheridan’s natural beauty was skillfully enhanced by Makeup Artist, Vanessa au Makeup and Hairstylist, Annie Ainley’s talented hands.
After putting on her surprisingly ‘light-as-a-feather’ Yolan Chris bridal dress, she finished it off with a sparkling hairpiece by Eleganza Esposa, that went brilliantly with her spunky pink and purple highlights. To finishing everything off came the epitome of Yosemite elopement hiking boots, and our bride was ready for her adventurous day!
Everyone piled into the rented SUV, Jake sitting blindfolded next to his bride. How he made it all the way to Yosemite Valley (1 hour and 30 minutes away!) we’ll never know haha.
Once we arrived we met up with Charleton Churchill, geared up and ready to begin the First Look. Jake, already dashing as he is, was glowing when he saw his gorgeous bride, and full of life bride.
At this point, it was a whirlwind of locations. Charleton, being a professional adventure photographer for the outdoors (all over the world), naturally knew all the best spots to go!
We went all over Yosemite Valley, stopping at scenic places such as Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Merced River underneath Bridal Veil Falls, and even grabbing a quick caffeine dose from the Valleys own Starbucks.
From there we quickly jump back in our vehicles (excitedly racing the sun) driving up to Glacier Point Rd for the most scenic view of Yosemite we’ve ever seen…Glacier Point.
My God! It is always breathtaking! And it became such an intimate moment for Sheridan and Jake before the final event-their ceremony!
Taft Point is a 1 mile (1.6 km) hike to the insta-famous location for proposals. Needless to say, there were at least 4 other couples enjoying this scenic location. Who wouldn’t? Yet they all gave their respect to this couple’s intimate vows to one another. We won’t lie to you, There wasn’t a dry eye left when the sun set.
This was truly one of the most magical experiences we ever have had the pleasure to capture. I’m hoping it’s not the last time we experience magic such as this, but I will say we were honored to be a part of this couple’s most important experience of their life.
Venue: Yosemite National Park
Lodging: Tenaya Lodge
Photographer: Charleton Churchill
Officiant: Donny Alexander
Bridal Dress: Yolan Chris Bridal
Bridal Hair Piece: Eleganza Esposa
Makeup Artist: Vanessa Au Makeup
Hairstylist: Bridal Hair by Anniea
Jewelry: Master Jewellers
Engagement Ring: Emdico Jewellry
Bride Wedding Ring: Fred Ullman
Groom Wedding Ring: Breuning
Groom Suit: House of Cavani
Florals: Sweet Dreams Weddings
Bouquet Photo Keepsake: Picture This
Being from England and eloping in Yosemite National Park, the planning started to feel like a minefield. But these guys were outstanding on every level. From the initial Skype call when I was thinking about the idea of a videographer to the pre wedding Skype call and then onwards. They are kind people, who know exactly what to say to make you feel like movie stars and can direct you so you know that you look good and feel great. But still making sure that it was all natural and never forced. They cared for us too, checking I wasn’t hungry or if either of us needed anything in particular. Just meeting Jessa & Colton for a matter of hours, I know that they are our friends. Which is exactly the type of people you want on your wedding day. They are storytellers, able to express every emotion through their art. They are unique and able to capture authentically beautiful moments, with creativity bursting through them. Weddings are expensive, but I would rather have no designer dress or no fancy wedding shoes on my feet or no flowers then not have this amazing memory in motion and not have brought Foxjump Cinematics into the most special day of my life. A day, thanks to them (and the hard copy that sits on my shelf) I will never ever forget. With our warmest regards, Sheridan & Jake
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Cheyenne and Mason had such a beautiful ocean-themed wedding in Cayucos, California on May 18, 2019. The beach has always been an important place for the couple…even their first date had some beach time! Their entire day was filled with so many heart-warming details from the couple; including the home that Cheyenne’s grandparents had built when she was a little girl. The bride had a memorable getting-ready experience in this special family home. Mia Silva of Wedding Beauty Company did a gorgeous job on Cheyenne’s wedding hair and makeup. Cheyenne wore jewelry from her grandmother, including her engagement ring! The bride had an emotional first look with her father, which began with her mother opening the door for the special moment. The ceremony took place in Cayucos Bluffs, with an ocean view fit for the couple. The officiant, Rick Comstock, did a fantastic job delivering a beautiful message for the newlyweds. Cheyenne and Mason exchanged such sweet vows in front of their family and friends. They walked out as Mr. and Mrs. for the first time with beautiful rose petals being tossed by their guests. Harbor Floral curated elegant floral arrangements of blush, ivory, and greenery. They say that rain is good luck for a couple on their wedding day. Well, Cheyenne and Mason received tons of it! The rain held off for their ceremony but proceeded throughout their reception. Tracey and Lacey Costa of Heartmelting Events did a seamless job in their wedding coordination. Heather and Mary of Heather Farias Photography captured stunning pictures of the newlyweds. The Cayucos Creek Barn had the perfect ambiance for their reception. The twinkling lights in the barn created such a romantic atmosphere. Sea Shanty Cayucos provided delicious food and excellent service all night long. The toasts by the sisters of the bride and groom beautifully portrayed Cheyenne and Mason’s love story since the beginning. The couple integrated oceanic details from the seashell candles for favors to the ocean-inspired cake by Buttercup Bakery. The Father-Daughter dance got the crowd going starting with a sweet traditional slow dance and breaking into a fun dance routine. DJ Jose of CC Premier Entertainment made sure to keep the dancefloor going the entire night with great music and fun lighting. Colton and Jessa of Foxjump Cinematics were able to film every detail, from their love story to the dancing so that Cheyenne and Mason would be able to relive their wedding day every time they watched their video. Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Shelley!
Ceremony Venue: Cayucos Bluffs
Reception Venue: Cayucos Creek Barn
Wedding Coordination: Heartmelting Events (Tracey & Lacey Costa)
Officiant: Rick Comstock
Catering/Bar Service: Sea Shanty Cayucos
Rentals: Taylor Rental
Desserts: Buttercup Bakery in Morro Bay
Flowers: Harbor Floral
Photography: Heather Farias Photography
Transportation: Elegant Image Limousine
Alright, so we have the INCREDIBLE Jessa and Colton with Fox Jump Cinematics!!! They seriously captured not only the wedding day but our entire story together so perfectly. It truly is like a short movie of one of the best days of our lives and how we got to that point. We were truly mind blown when we saw it and couldn’t be happier that we chose Fox Jump as our videographers. The video is absolutely amazing capturing serious romantic moments as well as lighthearted laughing moments and even hard core party dancing!! I truly couldn’t have asked for a better film. My mother’s parents are unfortunately already gone and so they made sure to include special details in the film, like her engagement ring I inherited, a photo of the two of them together, shots of their wedding pictures as well as my parents and other grandparents, and much more. We also got ready at the house my mother’s parents built which has a lot of sentimental meaning to my family and they did a fantastic job incorporating key elements of the house to truly bring its own story to life. Unexpectedly my father has fallen pretty ill since the wedding and so to have my first look captured with him as well as him walking me down the aisle and giving his speech at the reception means so much more to me now than I could have ever imagined. My grandmother and grandfather on my dad’s side were also not able to attend the wedding because of age and health limitations so having the ability to show them the wedding video has been absolutely incredible. They felt like they got to be there and experience the day with us while watching it back altogether. Colton and Jessa have truly given us something so special that has already made such a difference in our lives and we look forward to one day being able to show our kids and hopefully even grandkids one day. These are just some of the reasons that I can’t thank Colton and Jessa enough for their beautiful hard work. If you haven’t hired a videographer yet… THESE ARE YOUR PEOPLE!!!! ❤️
Both my wife and I had the absolute best experience with Fox Jump Cinematic! Not only were they professional and extremely flexible to our needs, they were fun as well! We could not believe the product we received after we had bad weather on our wedding day. They made us look like movie stars and the videos were absolutely breath taking. The price you pay for this amazing team is worth every single penny! Can’t thank them enough. Absolutely recommend them for anyone looking for the best videographers in the central coast area!
Fox Jump Cinematics is a Wedding Videography Company. We specialize in Central California and Destination Weddings. Contact us at HERE.
As Walt Whitman pointed out, “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” Apt, when you’re standing in the light of golden hour on the grassy butte overlooking La Cuesta Ranch. Behind you, one of the vast arteries of beautiful Cuesta Canyon. Before you, the picturesque valley of San Luis Obispo. Tucked directly below, you’re overlooking one of the most charming rustic barn wedding venues in California.
The re-purposing of barns and working ranches led to a transformation of the Central Coast wedding industry. It’s also provided a miraculous second act to many families who, for generations, subsisted on the increasingly consolidated agriculture and husbandry traditions. But in terms of wedding venues, not all barns are created equal. The care that Gabe and his family have put into the landscape, the integration of its natural geographical features, babbling brook and prodigious red oak trees culminate in one of the county’s best-kept secrets.
And it truly feels like a secret from the moment you arrive. Nestled within Cuesta Canyon just behind the hills straddling Cal Poly’s eastern flank, La Cuesta Ranch feels like SLO County’s very own Narnia.
On May 25, 2019, our little Narnia-Esque realm was inhabited by the matrimonial party of the year between Kaitlin & Cameron. In so many ways, this was a wedding that not only united two people but showcased a marriage between intimate details and an equally intimate setting. From bouquets that rained blushing pink ribbons to trees draped and swimming in fabric – taming the brooding power of the red oaks with hues of pink and powder blue. Idyllwild Floral, at the behest of kickass planner Jennifer Clary’s Burlap & Rose, breathed an otherworldly fairytale of charm into the rustic retreat.
Having met at Cal Poly, there’s special significance for Kaitlin & Cameron to say their vows near the place where their paths first converged. Like Date #1 at downtown SLO’s Black Horse Coffee, the town proudly holds in its treasure chest the inciting memories for this sweet couple. To that end, it’s no surprise that their special day made use of more than a few locations where significant moments were first charted.
Cameron and his groomsmen started the day by making a pilgrimage to Bull’s Tavern where they commemorated the occasion. Kaitlin and the girls found a fantastic Airbnb in SLO, ideal for their own pre-wedding revelries. Hair was attended by Jennifer of The Queens Bees, with makeup by Candace Miller Makeup.
Kaitlin’s wedding gown, a Marchesa piece, was splendidly streamlined. Tapering and elegant, it was detailed with delicately woven floral features—or what Kaitlin coined “floofy poofs”. We’re confident this new term will be enshrined and used by everyone in the wedding gown industry going forward.
This couple paid genuine homage to the family’s generations who preceded them. Evident through the tiniest details, like handmade bags made by Kaitlin’s grandmother to hold her jewelry—made of reclaimed fabric that had significance to the family; and the displaying of their own parents’ wedding portraits at the venue was also a deeply touching gesture.
In wedding videography, our product is crafted to enshrine the splendor of moments that our minds and memories are only so good at holding onto. In essence, our videos preserve precious details in trust—to revisit, rekindle and reclaim the magic of a day that felt like it flashed by in a blink. We can’t count the number of times couples have watched their wedding video only to gush over an intimate detail that even they missed. At their own wedding, no less. Nothing encapsulates the importance of wedding videography like that!
In this case, we just so happened to collect a bounty of special messages from cherished friends and close family—little asides where people spoke directly to the camera about their love for these two wonderful people. In this way, watching their video was like reliving the day anew.
Kaitlin arrived to her First Look in a beautiful black Audi, the moment itself set atop the lovely arched bridge over the creek winding through La Cuesta Ranch.
Our coconspirator on the camera was photographer Michelle Roller. Her pastel signature style is breathtaking in its elegance, and she’s a blast to work alongside.
Travis Moelter presided over the ceremony. The groom’s close friend, his personal touch resonated profoundly as Kaitlin & Cameron joined hands to certify their union.
DJ Malik was like an ocean breeze. Mixed with brut champagne. Mixed with lemon zest and pine needle extract. What I’m trying to say is FRESH. Eclectic indy style electric beats are not your everyday wedding staple, but we loved it.
Capping off the evening with music and dancing beneath the barn’s multi-colored wine bottle chandelier, La Cuesta Ranch owner provided a surprise of his own. An impromptu nightcap comprised of enormous commercial sparklers and the power of butane, and before you knew it, the fairytale beat back the darkness once more. Spilling the magical light our lenses so crave, we sent Kaitlin & Cameron out in style.
Fox Jump Cinematics is a Wedding Videography Company. We specialize in Central California and Destination Weddings. Contact us at HERE
Since I was young, I’ve always loved the night. It’s my FAVORITE time of day and in my opinion, the most romantic. I’ve heard that one should fear the Darkness, but I never understood why; as that’s where I’ve felt most comfortable. It’s where I’ve felt most creative; It’s where I’ve felt the most at-ease; And honestly, It’s where I’ve felt the most like me.
Think about it…the best stuff happens in the dark. Best time to go to Disneyland? At night. Nothing like walking down Main Street USA in the dark. Best time to see the stars? At night? Best time to see a candle? In the dark? Best time to see a Christmas light? At night. I feel like my best work happens after the sun’s gone down.
But Darkness is more than just a time of day. It can be an art form; It can be a color; it can be a shade of color. It can be a thematic tone; it can be a personality; It can be, really, anything you want it to be.
I’ve always felt that, as long as there’s a little light, the Darkness can be the most beautiful, most romantic thing in which to immerse yourself.
I learned a new word today: Nyctophilia. According to the internet, it means, “An attraction to darkness or night; finding relaxation or comfort in the darkness.” Assuming that is correct, I think this is a great word that describes a small part of our personality that makes us, well…us.
In honor of learning this fun new word. Here’s a fun little reel of some night footage we love.
Jessa & Colton
Fox Jump Cinematics
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Smooth sailing Bakersfield. May 11, 2019, delivered the team at Fox Jump Cinematics to the sunny, humid valley for the wedding of Kaylee & Jay. This was a grand backyard affair. The euphemism salt of the earth gets thrown around a lot. In recent years, it’s drifted off-course from what it really means. Kaylee & Jay are a couple who seem to have an inherent understanding that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. Sweet, hilarious and never taking themselves too seriously, we could all take a page out of their playbook.
Kaylee started her day with a whole entourage of bridesmaids at the beautifully renovated historic Padre Hotel. If you’ve never had the chance to stay at (or even just walks through) the Padre, you’re missing out. The iconic hotel at 18th & H has been around since 1928 and features prominently against the rapidly gentrifying skyline of Bakersfield.
Krista, Kaylee’s sister and Maid of Honor, did Kaylee’s makeup. The dress was a Galina by David’s Bridal, mermaid-style with lovely touches of lace and low back that showcased a significant tattoo of a compass shared by Kaylee & her father. Alterations for the dress were done to exquisite effect by Sew Elegant Bridal Alterations. Rings were of beautiful stone and opalescent stonework by the blacksmith, Tyler Dewitt’s Riverdale Forge Artist Blacksmith, of Toronto.
The fellas got ready on-location at the private residence where the wedding took place. The backyard was huge and lovely. The wedding planners, Blazeny, a mother/daughter team and their great staff were attentive and exceptionally talented. Walker-Lewis Rents was the purveyor for rentals and even came through with a classy tent on short notice. Signs were hand-created by Nanette Art + Design.
There were two very special First Looks, the first between Kaylee & Jay, the second between Kaylee and her father, after which came to an exchange of gifts. It was a deeply emotional moment for everybody. Even the guys were wet-eyed by the end.
At the event, we had the opportunity to two beside not just one, but two talented photographers and close friends, Melissa and Miranda. Each had her respective company, Melissa Brannon Photography, and Miranda Munoz Photography. Kaylee knew and had worked with Melissa and Miranda separately in the past, so she knew she wanted to have both at her wedding. We had a great time working together with them.
The ceremony was presided over by a family grandfather, Tom Everett.
Live music came courtesy of Lonely Avenue, a full band performing a mix of originals and covers. They were an awesome addition to the intimate backyard affair.
What a genuine, authentic couple. These are two people who make an earnest effort to thoroughly inhabit the present. They played off each other so well, each unafraid to be theatrical and silly to make somebody laugh. Or even to just crack themselves up. Kaylee is no stranger to adversity. She’s emerged from some of the incredible challenges life has served up, is a respected mental health advocate and just plain comfortable in her skin. Such admirable qualities. Jay is every bit the complement to his bride. Whether the two of them were shotgunning a beer or doing a keg stand or executing a flawlessly orchestrated first-dance, Kaylee & Jay were the types of people you want as friends. We wish them the greatest happiness in their marriage.
Fox Jump Cinematics is a Wedding Videography Company. We specialize in Central California and Destination Weddings. Contact us HERE.
It’s no secret. Love follows innumerable forms. It doesn’t always beg for grandiosity. Nowhere is it written that love is compelled to shout itself from rooftops. After all, love is the richest when concentrated. When it’s between just two souls, two beating hearts; to entwine the spirits for whom the story is written. It’s safe to say… even a close-knit love can reach the stars.
On May 4, 2019, Jennifer & Brett exchanged vows, each intoning, “…I love you to the moon and back.” These incomparably sweet pair were married in the Vosseller family’s backyard in a beautiful ceremony orchestrated by Beloved Coordination. Jennifer’s Moondance Bridal gown was stunning – intricately detailed with woven lace. The dress was complemented by a beautifully beaded belt from Untamed Petals; with shoes by Bagley Mischka.
Bridesmaid makeup was crafted by Amanda Nicole Miller of Twig & Arrow Salon.
The backyard event was no less lovely and earnest than a formal venue. The setting lent an intimate vibe enriched by polished rustic, earthy stylings – a big reason for which was showings by All About Event Rentals and florals by Flowers by Kim, the latter of whom has volumes of experience and is renowned on the Central Coast. Paige Weller provided the lovely calligraphy. A little violin and guitar added the musical trimmings to the ceremony.
Felisha Connolly was the lovely and talented wedding photographer. A close friend of Jennifer’s, she was warm and deeply attentive to detail. We loved her!
Because of its centralized location amid some of California’s preeminent wine appellations, the ceremony featured a break so guests, family, and friends could take in a little tasting! Such a nice touch, and a great reminder that sometimes we take for granted what a paradise we live in. On the other hand, these folks didn’t take it for granted at all. They took advantage of it! Coupled with wonderful catering by Zest it Up, guests didn’t want for a thing.
A decidedly family affair, the ceremony featured a number of contributions from the youngsters—the two boys acting as ring bearers were the officiant’s sons; the flower girl was Jennifer’s adorable niece. Speaking of the officiant, Mr. Othman was a long-time close friend of the family and his shepherding of the ceremony was deeply personal to Jennifer & Brett.
Of course, no wedding is a wedding if it’s not a party. And it’s definitely a party when the man, the myth, the legend himself is on hand. Personally responsible for more damaged dance floors and risen roofs than almost anyone on the Central Coast, DJ Bob, his lustrous lights and swanky new rig were on the scene. No, that’s not accurate. He brought the scene!
And what’s a party without bar services by Bottles & Ice and dessert by Sugar Lips! For those in need of a dessert dealer–and an undaunted desire to OD in doughnut decadence, look no further. Their mobile service has led us to the conclusion that heaven can be eaten.
“I Love You To The Moon & Back”. This deeply touching catchphrase by Jennifer & Brett—engraved inside Brett’s Baxter Moerman wedding band—symbolizes more than just the vast distance their love will reach. It’s a touching gesture that will carry their relationship even when they’re apart. After all, if they need reassurance, they need only look up.
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A day twelve years in the making! For these two Cal Poly graduates, Kirsten & Adam came full-circle to exchange vows and embark on a new chapter in the same place where Kirsten’s “Adammelker” insta-crush touched off a genuine love-at-first-sight story. We spent this magical day at Flying Caballos Ranch in the ever-professional care of Amanda Holder Events.
The beauty of Flying Caballos is otherworldly. With one of the Seven Sisters (dormant volcanoes) perched in the background, the venue is pure postcard for California’s Central Coast. What better place to team up with our frequent collaborator and co-conspirator, cinematographer Alexander Bissell.
Staying behind the camera a moment, we were also privileged to work with the talented and wonderful Shannon McMillan of the eponymous Shannon McMillan Photography. She was a breeze, fast-working and intensely professional.
Many of the usual suspects of a backyard-SLO family affair were in evidence among the wedding vendors, with All About Events supplying rentals. The understated class and beauty of Lori Boe Floral Design touched all corners of the hillside event. Fête & Quill were our pros responsible for calligraphy, stationery, and signage. Love their work! Arroyo Grande’s highly sought-after Flora + Fauna Fine Food—one of our all-time favorites—catered to perfection. Epic Entertainment was on-hand with Chris on the mic; he had his work cut out during the light show that went off as the dance floor was jumping.
Lots of wisdom floating around this wedding, none more so than during the toasts. We hear a lot of toasts, and something about this wedding resonates within the soul, in that place where love is cultivated. It seemed like everyone who spoke had their own unique understanding, an inherent idea of what love requires to become ever-lasting. The advice, the anecdotes and the life experiences were all deep and direct. Kirsten & Adam were indeed surrounded by people with a vested interest in the success of soul mates.
These two radiate love for one another. Exhibit A: we’ll leave you with a snippet from their tear-jerking reading as spoken by one of their dearest friends: “These are the hands of your best friend – young and strong and full of love for you…holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever.” Well said
It’s March 30th, 2019 — the dawning of another beautiful Saturday finds us at lovely Pepper Tree Ranch with Kasey & Brandon. The placid waters of the ceremony pond, its happy little bobbing waterfowl, the dangle of handmade glass on the ever-present Price Canyon ocean breeze — all symbols of a day where everything fit together just-so.
We’ve come to expect nothing less with an Amanda Holder Events wedding. The coordination, planning and team support are built around a total commitment to their couple, their guests, vendors, and venue. We find ourselves incredibly fortunate each time we have the opportunity to play with the best.
Kasey and her bridesmaids prepared for the big stage at her family’s vacation home. Brandon’s arrival thereafter gave way to the sweetest first look on the stairs.
This was an event with an incredible amount of preparation made by an enormous family effort. A stunning wall of glass made by Kasey’s mom, handsome woodwork crafted by Kasey’s dad. Even the runway to the altar was draped in ornate handwoven rugs reclaimed from her grandparents’ attic. Did we mention the homemade Limoncello the family made for their wedding guests? What a spectacular gesture!
In a unique twist, Kasey & Brandon’s photographer — James Brian Studios — was none other than Kasey’s parents’ photographer when her folks were married!
Hair and makeup was provided by the highly experienced team of Brit Tarr & Skyler at BlueBird Salon. Flora and Fauna Fine Food handled the catering. Gorgeous dessert/doughnuts baked by Sugar Lips. Music was another great showing by Come Alive Entertainment; and his band Moonshiner Collective, whose generosity permitted us a song feature in Kasey & Brandon’s video. Floral arrangements standing proudly on a stiff breeze — Fluid Bloom Floral Design. All About Events supplied the rentals.
Fox Jump Cinematics wishes all the best to Kasey & Brandon. The couple, the family and the day were of singular beauty!
Karina and Sergey tied the knot on a beautiful day in San Luis Obispo County, Pismo Beach, California on the cliffs at Shorecliff Hotel and orchestrated by Ventana Grill. The bright blue skies and exquisite views of the glassy transfixing ocean made for a delightful backdrop. The combined efforts and talents of each and every vendor made for a, seemingly perfect, wedding day.
As mentioned, The Shore Cliff Hotel was a fantastic location for the couple to exchange their vows in front of the extravagant floral arch filled with pink arrangements made by Blake of Bella Florist.
The ceremony had heartfelt touches, including a ribbon tribute to those who have passed and could not be there to celebrate; it was an incredible sight to see everyone come together as they did to honor those who’ve been lost.
Kitty of Yes I Do did a phenomenal job officiating the ceremony. She knew just what to say to encapsulate the love these two shared.
Amber Lynn Photography captured stunning photos that the newlyweds will cherish forever. Colton and Jessa of Fox Jump Cinematics documented the entirety of Karina and Sergey’s wedding, from the bride getting ready to the lively dancing at the reception.
The bride looked gorgeous in her Martina Liana bridal gown with the cascading floral design and pearl detailing. Karla and Tania of Glam Crew ensured that the bride’s makeup was always on-point by doing touch-ups throughout the evening. Tony of Hair by Tony did an excellent job with Karina’s hair. The bride’s regal look was complete with a diamond-studded crown that glistened and was sure to catch everyone’s eye.
Folk-Pop artist Joseph Eid graced the guests with his musical stylings at the ceremony and reception.
Barnwood Event Rentals completed the ambiance of Ventana Grill, which was an incredible venue for the reception. The food and bar service was catered by Ventana Grill and amazed the guests. Ventana Grill’s wedding coordination team ensured a seamless evening, with many fun activities for the guests to enjoy.
The dessert from Orcutt Bakery did not disappoint, including a beautiful champagne-colored wedding cake as the centerpiece.
Luke of About Faces Entertainment drew fantastic caricatures for the guests in attendance.
Epic Entertainment provided a fun photo booth for instant memorabilia that guests could take home to remember the evening.
Karina performed an outstanding dance number for her husband in another show-stopping Martin Aliana bridal dress. Her many practices in Santa Barbara surely paid off, which led to everyone jumping onto the dance floor when she finished.
Mike of Epic Entertainment kept the crowd dancing all night long with fun music for everyone to enjoy! Karina and Sergey sure know how to throw a party that all those in attendance will remember.
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We journey to the 1880 Union Hotel in Los Alamos. Set amid quintessential Central Coast sprawling oaks and rolling golden plains, the town of Los Alamos is a postcard from the stagecoach era. The hotel’s owners and operators have done wonders giving the hotel a dual vibe — one that’s impossible to imagine without feasting eyes upon. Part saloon, part rustic chic, it’s a place to lose yourself in western enchantment without getting your shoes dusty.
I know I say this a lot — we adored this couple. Sweet and filled with His presence, Jessica & Glenn showed us a graciousness that we’ll not soon forget. Even at the end of his whirlwind day, Glenn bid us goodbye with a hug of such enthusiasm and warmth, I was left very nearly awestruck.
1880 Union Hotel runs its weddings program mostly in-house. Its coordination by Jessica, as well as catering & bar service, were staffed and executed proficiently. They’ve done countless of these events, but manage to adorn each with a decidedly unique touch.
Jessica loves the colors of fall — who doesn’t? As it happens, her burgundy, blue, pinks and fall tones offered a splendid compliment to the Union itself as well as its lovely grounds. Huge praise is further deserved by Christina Welsh Floral, whose arrangements were breathtaking.
The girls had hair and makeup done by Fairytale Hair & Makeup, a company operating all over the west; and one that lives up to its reputation for making clients look like fairytale princesses lifted from the imagination.
Entertainment was DJ Rob with Epic Entertainment. A solid brand with a solid reputation, Rob was instrumental (sorry for the pun) in keeping the dance floor hopping well into the night.
Desserts crafted for the sugary dance floor supercharge came to us from Little Things Bakery of Santa Barbara.
The day’s officiant was family friend, Brad Erickson. His personal mentorship of Jessica & Glen was deeply felt as he wove the spiritual (and legal) bonds of matrimony in a lovely ceremony.
If I’ve left the photography team of Staci & Michael Photography until last, it’s because I want to make special note of their professionalism and creativity. We not only so look forward to working with them again, but I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed feeding off their skill and attention to detail. It also bears mention that because of a tightly run schedule, we were afforded the opportunity to come up with some additional cinematic magic that did wonders to enhance this couple’s romance. Big thanks to Stacy & Michael Photography for their fluidity in the field!
Jessica & Glenn exude an earnestness and idealism that we find in short supply these days. Their joined love is just as energetic as its individual parts. They were excited to be there. Excited for their union, and eager for the promise of a future entwined as partners in matrimony. We can’t thank them enough for — in one day — reminding us to continually cherish life’s most important gifts.