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11 Mar

Michelle and Daniel. The Wedding Film.

Back in late June, we posted a short trailer of a wedding we did in Laguna Beach, California. The elegant beach cliffside wedding of lawyers, Michelle O’Meara and Daniel Cousineau at the glamorous Montage Hotel. Now we feature their full wedding film here in our blog. A beautiful ceremony set in one of the best beaches in world, with the pacific ocean and Catalina Island as their backdrop. On a side not, if you’re into golf or follow professional golfing, the father of the bride is a professional golfer, PGA winner, and World Golf Hall of Famer. See if you can guess who he is. =)

Now Showing.. Michelle and Daniel’s wedding story.

Music licensed through The Music Bed.
Event Planning and Design: Mele Amore Events
DJ: Hilo Productions

27 Jan

Cherisse and Daniel

It was a windy day in the Inland Empire but we shouldn’t really be complaining because we are in Southern California. The weather here is great.. 9 out of 10 days of the year. Guess we’re just sour because we were not able to fly a drone as much as we wanted to. But it was a lovely day anyway and with our sweet couple in this early Catholic wedding in Rancho Cucamonga, it was all good vibes. From our first meeting with Cherisse and Daniel to this their big day, working with them was just so relaxed and easy. Great couple indeed. Same day editing was also a breeze with our awesome team working their magic behind their glass. Fun time working with the photography team of Palos Studio with Erin Palos. Congratulations Cherisse and Daniel. Here’s the same day edit shown on a theater like screen at the Padua Hills Theater. =)

Music: “She Is Love” by Parachute. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Reception: Padua Hills Theater. Claremont, California.
Photography: Palos Studios

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Xerxes Sangco
Ralph Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

21 Jan

Michelle and Bo. A Bay Area Wedding.

We start off the year with a destination wedding in the romantic City by the Bay. The luxurious Fairmont Hotel, sitting on top of Nob Hill in the upscale part of downtown San Francisco, was the venue for our couple’s grand event. Michelle and Bo are just absolutely amazing and we feel blessed to have been a part of their big day. From the warm accommodation, the generosity and to the down to earth attitude they have shown us, we are truly grateful.

We wish we can show you more of our couple and this city’s beauty than in just one song but nonetheless we hope you enjoy this Same Day Edit we showed at their reception. We would like to thank Bay Area filmmakers, and good friends, Randy Panado and Noel Dasmarinas for filming with us and making our day so much lighter. All in all, it was a great experience with a wonderful couple, a very nice trip, and a totally fun shoot.

Here’s Bo and Michelle’s San Francisco wedding. The Same Day edit.

Song: “Life is Beautiful” by The Afters. Licensed through Song Freedom.
Ceremony and Reception: The Fairmont San Francisco

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Randy Panado
Noel Dasmarinas
Zara Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

09 Jan

Liza and Aiza. A Jason Magbanua Film.

-excerpt from my FaceBook post.

I’m very proud and immensely honored to be asked by one of the world’s finest wedding filmmaker and storyteller, Manila-based Jason Magbanua, to put together and lead a team..here in the US, to document the wedding of Filipino celebrities Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino in the mountains of Santa Cruz in Northern California. Congratulations to the wonderful couple! A BIG THANKS to our extremely talented team of Noel Dasmarinas, Sigmund I. Reboquio, and Xerxes Sangco. You guys rocked it! And to Jason, I’m truly grateful for the great opportunity. Not only for the assignment but for having witnessed one of the most TUNAY (True) and sincere union between two people blessed with REAL LOVE. Love truly knows NO religion, status, gender, or race.

Music licensed through The Music Bed
Walking on Water -Melorman
I Know You Love to Fall -Message to Bears
This Could Be Love -Quinn Erwin

Editing:
Jason Magbanua

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Xerxes Sangco
Noel Dasmarinas
Sigmund Reboquio

21 Dec

Stephanie and Kevin

Music licensed through Song Freedom.
Ceremony and Reception: Il Palazzo Mansion. San Clemente, California.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Zara Villacorta

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

23 Nov

Nour and David

Music: “When I’m With You” by Ben Rector. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Ceremony: St. Sophia’s Cathedral. Santa Monica, California.
Reception: Casa del Mar. Santa Monica, California.

Cinematography:
Neil Rosales
Xerxes Sangco
Ralph Benitez

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

03 Nov

11.01.14 Janice and Jayr

SAME DAY EDIT.

Music: “Moments Like This” by The Afters. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Ralph Benitez
Xerxes Sangco

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta
Johanna Villacorta

Photography: Koman Photography

Ceremony: St. Paul The Apostle. Chino Hills, California
Reception: Velano Country Club. Chino Hills, California

23 Oct

10.19.14 Erica and Francisco

SAME DAY EDIT.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Ralph Benitez
Robert Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony and Reception: Calamigos Equestrian. Burbank, California.
Music: “All This Time” by One Republic. Licensed through Song Freedom.

22 Oct

Nara and William. A Napa Valley Wedding.

WEDDING FILM TRAILER

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
CJ Valera
Harvey Agustin

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony and Reception: Hans Fahden Winery. Calistoga, California.
Music licensed through The Music Bed.

16 Oct

10.12.14 Tina and Jonathan. A surprise Same Day Edit.

This Same Day Edit was a surprise from our bride to her groom. On their wedding day timeline (schedule), our event planners from Mele Amore Events disguised the SDE showing as a slide show so as not to make Jonathan aware of what we were going to show. Also the reason for the picture slide show like start of the video. From the time they booked us, that has been Tina’s plan and it sure played out well. All day, we had to constantly remind our team not to mention anything when our groom’s around and make sure he never sees me working on my laptop. We even had to do our editing in a vendor room two buildings away and with only 2 and a half hours from the end of the ceremony to the showing, (normally we ask for 5 hours) the pressure was for real. But with Lan Anh’s awesome Mele Amore team working with our team all day, it was breeze! Yes, for me and my editing too. We were 10 minutes late, but I guess they were okay with that..=)

Both military doctors, Tina and Jonathan have been serving all over the world while planning their wedding on the side. We’re pretty sure that was a real thrill. But this was was one well planned and executed event. A beautiful wedding on a lovely day by the coast of Huntington Beach, California. Big thanks again to Mele Amore and DJ Robert Hilo of Hilo Productions for helping us with the presentation. Congratulations Tina and Jonathan! We salute you both for your services and may you blessed with a wonderful life together.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez

On-site editing;
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony and Reception: Hyatt Huntington Beach, California.
Event Planning and Design: Mele Amore Events
DJ: Hilo Productions

22 Sep

09.20.14 Amanda and Jason

SAME DAY EDIT

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Neil Rosales

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Photography: Justin Element
Ceremony: St. Denis Church. Diamond Bar, California.
Reception: City Club of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California.

22 Sep

08.08.14 Lizbeth and Travis

WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Zara Villacorta
Neil Rosales

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony and Reception: Surf & Sand. Laguna Beach, California
Music licensed through The Music Bed.

25 Aug

08.23.14 Liv and Jairus

SAME DAY EDIT

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Rommel Nicolas
Darren Miller
Robert Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony and Reception: Almansor Court. Alhambra, California.
Song: “Easier As Us” by Michael McEachern. Licensed through Song Freedom.

19 Aug

08.16.14 Erica and Armando

Music: “Open Book” by Analog Hearts. Licensed through The Music Bed.
Ceremony: San Fernando Mission. Mission Hills, California.
Reception: Los Angeles River Center. Los Angeles, California.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Robert Benitez

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

15 Aug

08.02.14 Jackie and Michael

Song: “Ready For Anything” by Landon Austin. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Louie Casas
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez
Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony and Reception: Calamigos Equestrian. Burbank, California.
Event Planning and Design: Mele Amore Events.

28 Jun

The Carson Companies. Celebrating 100 years. A Mele Amore corporate event.

Event Planners: Mele Amore Events.

Music Licensed through The Music Bed.

17 Jun

Michelle and Daniel. The Trailer

The wedding was at the fabulous Montage in Laguna Beach. One of Southern California’s most opulent beach resort hotel in Orange County’s most admired beach town. The event itself was not be outclassed, as it was the wedding of two accomplished lawyers, Daniel and Michelle. Our beautiful and bubbly bride also happened to be the daughter of professional golfer Mark O’Meara. Needless to say, this was a complete dream wedding. Event design and planning was provided by Michelle Groom of Mele Amore Events. Entertainment by DJ Robert Hilo of Hilo Productions. Here’s a sneak peek, a trailer, to their wedding story.

Music: “Come On Let’s Go” by Andrea Marie. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez

Aerial Cinematography:
Darren Miller

Editing by:
Mon Villacorta

03 Jun

05.30.14 Olivia and Mike

Same Day Edit.

Song: “Rhythm Of Love” by Plain White T’s. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Louie Casas
Coco Bagao

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Los Angeles, California.
Reception: Marvimon House. Los Angeles.
Event Planners: The Love Riot
Photography: Studio Castillero

06 May

05.03.14 Christine and Jeffrey

The Bel-air/Santa Monica wedding of 2003 Miss RP-USA and commercial model Christine Simbulan to Jeffrey Dizon.
A lovely day in LA as Christine and Jeffrey tied the knot at Santa Monica’s splendid St. Monica Church. With preparations at a stately mansion in posh Bel-air, this was truly one lavish event, fitting for our beautiful couple. A grand reception followed with sensational live music provided by AMFM at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Event planning by Jennifer Huang and her team at Love Is Sweet Events.
Here’s the same day edit we showed at their reception.

Song: “Ready For Anything” by Landon Austin. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Loyd Calomay
Louie Casas

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony: St.Monica Catholic Church. Santa Monica, California.
Reception: Skirball Cultural Center. Los Angeles, California.
Event Planner: Love Is Sweet Events
Photographer: Koman Photography

14 Apr

04.12.14 Michiko and Teck

Same Day Edit.

Song: “Always Been You” by Marie Hines. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Louie Casas
Ralph Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony: Mission San Buenaventura. Oxnard, California.
Reception: Mandalay Beach Resort. Oxnard, California.
Photography: Jeremy Chou

12 Apr

04.11.14 Jamie and Alex

Same Day Edit.

Song: “Secrets (Instrumental)” by One Republic. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Xerxes Sangco
Coco Bagao

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony: St. Lorenzo Catholic Church. Walnut, California.
Reception: Pandora on Green. Pasadena, California.
Event Planning and Design: Mele Amore
Photography: Michelle Ford. The Coco Gallery.