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Category: Wedding

01 Jun

06.01.13 Terry and Ricky

Ceremony and Reception: Grand Island Mansion. Walnut Grove, California.
Photographer: Ryan Ray Photography
Music: “Just You” by Amy Stroup. Licensed through The Music Bed.”Amexicano” by Kerry Muzzey. Licensed through Song Freedom.

It was a trip back up to Northern California for our team to film a lavish and impressive wedding in a palatial mansion at a very secluded location deep in the heart of Walnut Grove, a few miles from the state’s capital of Sacramento. The charm of the historic Grand Island Mansion was the perfect scene for the union of Dr. Ricky Tin and the lovely Terry Nguyen, best friends and soul mates.

We had a great time working with the immensely talented Ryan and Cary of Ryan Ray Photography. Our team also felt honored and greatly privileged to have one of the biggest name in wedding filmmaking history shooting side by side with us as part of our team. The master of the same day edit himself, the one and only… Jason Magbanua!

Recapping the highlights of their special day is this Same Day Edit we showed at their reception. Enjoy!

Cinematography:
Jason Magbanua
Mon Villacorta
Robert Benitez
Ralp Benitez

On-site editing:
Mon Villacorta

03 May

05.03.13 Aileen and Douglas

Ceremony and Reception: Hans Fahden Winery. Calistoga, California
Photographer: Jeremy Chou
Song: “My Love Will Never Fail You” by Marie Hines. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Our first destination wedding for the year set in the beautiful wine town of Calistoga (Napa Valley) in Northern California. Our bride, Aileen is a professional LA wedding and portrait photographer. We’ve known her and worked with her over the years and she’s absolutely one of our favorites. Her work’s just as beautiful as her and her personality. So seeing her again at a wedding was really exciting. Even more, ’cause this time, she’s the one in front of the our cameras and walking down the aisle. Aileen was a real hot bride.. as hot as her groom, Doug, and the weather at Hans Fahden Vineyard. But it wasn’t the heat but the vows of Doug and Aileen that melted our hearts at this very intimate extraordinary setting.

Congratulations Aileen and Doug! It’s a great honor for us to be there to capture and preserve your day.

Thanks to Bay Area wedding filmmakers, Sigmund Reboquio of Reb 6 Studios and Noel Dasmarinas of Our Digital Studio for helping us film Aileen and Doug’s wedding.

Here’s Aileen and Doug’s Same Day Edit.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Sigmund Reboquio
Noel Dasmarinas

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

24 Apr

04.20.13 Ciara and Richard

Ceremony: St. Philip the Apostle. Pasadena, CA
Reception: The Westin Pasadena
Planners: Tiffany Brown Events

Same Day Edit.

Cinematography:
Loyd Calomay
Ralph Benitez
Jan Lopez
and
Mon Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

19 Apr

04.13.13 Sharole and Armando

Ceremony: St. Philomena Catholic Church. Carson, CA
Reception: Maya Hotel. Long Beach, CA
Planner: Sassy Girl Events
Photography: Apple & Cheese
Song: “I Do” by Colbie Calliat. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Ralph Benitez
Jan Lopez

16 Apr

04.06.13 Anj and Ray

Ceremony: St. Angela Merici. Brea, CA
Reception: Westin South Coast Plaza. Costa Mesa, CA
Event Planners: A Good Affair
Photographer: Greg Bumatay
Music: “Without You” by Ben Rector. Licensed through The Music Bed..
“Keep Breathing (instrumental)” by Ingrid Michaelson. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Same Day Edit.

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
Jan Lopez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

16 Apr

04.05.13 Charisse and Jayrus

Ceremony: St. Monica Catholic Church. Santa Monica, CA
Reception: Hotel Casa del Mar. Santa Monica, CA
Event Planner: Sassy Girl Events
Photographer: Jason Tran
Music: “Love Like This” by The Likes Of Us. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Same Day Edit.

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Louie Casas
Jan Lopez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

12 Jan

Nominated for Best Music Video at the 2013 OC Music Awards!

Back in May of 2012, we shot and edited a music video for up and coming, Orange County native, acoustic beach rock band… Wheeland Brothers. Nate and Travis Wheeland (a.k.a. Wheeland Brothers) came to us in late April with a story board and their song “Sand In My Sheets” that caught our interest. After a few e-mail exchanges, we had the ball rollin’ and were off to a day’s shoot at a couple of prime surf locations in south OC. First was an extremely secluded surf spot in San Clemente, known only to them and their surf buddies. The beach wasn’t easily accessible either as we had to go more than a hundred feet down a trail off a cliff with 200lbs. of filming equipments. Well worth the early morning treck as the place was perfect for our project, the hardest part was climbing back up mid-afternoon with the scorching heat on our heads, and again, with 200lbs. worth of gear. But, it was all well worth every sweat. Second location was at the San Onofre State Beach with our bonfire and party crowd. A much easier, much lighter shoot with the sun setting down on us. All together, it was a great experience working with these guys, true surfing music artists!

This week we received the most sweetest news that the music video is nominated at the 2013 OC Music Awards for BEST MUSIC VIDEO!! Going head to head with HEAVYWEIGHTS and much bigger music video productions from NO DOUBT (w/ Gwen Stefani) and The Dirty Heads and beating out other big name bands in Orange County for the nomination. Totally awesome!!!

Here’s a list of the other nominees….

No Doubt – “Settle Down”
The Dirty Heads – “Dance All Night”
80 Proof – “Runnin”
Well Hung Heart – “Devil”

Thank you so much to Travis and Nate “Frogg” Wheeland of Wheeland Brothers for putting their faith in us in making the video. They are also a favorite in their nomination for BEST NEW ARTIST for 2013, good luck to that!!! Thank you to Janet Wheeland (Travis’ wife and hot chick in the video) for starting the fire, this would not have all been possible without her. Thanks to their bass player Marcus Agundes and drummer Brandon Lark. Thanks to all their fans and friends who came to party with us on the beach that day and to our 3-man cinema crew of myself (Mon Villacorta), Zara Villacorta, and Neil Rosales of A Life Photographic. And also to the rest of our team at TWENTYSEVEN STUDIOS, Robert and Ralph Benitez.

With the tough competition, it may be a long shot.. but we’re keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed and hoping for more sweetness to come. But we are truly grateful enough just for our work being nominated in such a prestigious event. Congratulations to all the nominees, good luck to us all, and see you at the awards!

Ladies and Gentlemen. Nominated for Best Music Video at the 2013 OC Music Awards… “Sand In My Sheets” by Wheeland Brothers.

Wheeland Brothers are:
Nate “Frogg” Wheeland, vocals/ukulele/acoustic guitar
Travis Wheeland, vocals/acoustic guitar
Marcus Agundes, bass
Brandon Lark, drums

Album: “Toast To The Coast”
Producer: Jon Berry

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Zara Villacorta
Neil Rosales

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

25 Dec

12.22.12 Melissa and Jeffrey

Ceremony: The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Los Angeles.
Reception: The Cicada. Los Angeles.
Song: “This Moment Now” by Tyrone Wells. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Same Day Edit. Post Coming Soon.

21 Nov

11.18.12 Kristine and Juan

Ceremony: Oak Canyon Nature Center. Anaheim Hills, California.
Reception: Orange County Mining Co. Orange, California.
Photography: Jake & Candy
DJ: PW Music Services
Song: “Sweetest Thing” by Benjamin Dunn. Licensed through the Music Bed.

Their love of nature and the outdoors led them to this enchanting ceremony setting in a forest hiking trail in Anaheim Hills. Hiking buddies and God-loving Christians, Kristine (or K10) and Juan are two of most creative, fun-loving couples we’ve had the privilege of filming. From the the time we did their Save The Date video, we knew they’d be a fun couple to shoot. And they didn’t disappoint, it was a high-spirited day from the wacky groom’s ceremony walk to the Gang Nam Style reception entrance.

To K10 and Juan.. Thanks for sharing your day with us and enjoy your Camiguin Island honeymoon! Congratulations again!

Below are the couple’s Same Day Edit and Save The Date films.

Same Day Edit.

Save The Date.

28 Sep

09.21.12 Gles and Jeff. A Maui Wedding.

Ceremony: Kukahiko Estate. Makena. Maui, Hawaii.
Preparations and Reception: The Grand Wailea. Maui, Hawaii.
Photographer: Lito Sy
Bride’s Gown: Julius Tarog
Groom’s Suit: M.Barretto
Event Designer/Coordinator: Maricar Reyes
Songs: “Howard Sees The Sky” by Kerry Muzzey (licensed through Song freedom)
“All This Time” by One Republic (licensed through Song Freedom)
“Sweetest Thing” by Benjamin Dunn (licensed through The Music Bed)

A dream wedding in beautiful Maui, Hawaii at none other than the island’s best and most highly acclaimed hotel, The Grand Wailea. Not only a dream wedding for our couple but also a a dream destination assignment for us. LA locals Gles and Jeff had a true Hawaiian ceremony at the Kukahiko Estate in Makena with a real Kahuna Pule (Hawaiian Minister) singing his mele (chant) and blowing his Hawaiian horn conch shell. An outdoor Luau reception followed at the Grand Wailea complete with hula and fire dancers. And to top it off, all of these were happening with picture perfect views of Maui’s beaches as backdrops. One word describes it all… EPIC.
Stills was by international award-winning photographer Lito Sy and his super-talented sidekick from Apple & Cheese Photography, Mark Cano. A GREAT BIG thanks to Randy Panado of Colour Craft Media for shooting with us and sharing his amazing Steadicam tricks and to Cory Bruening for his awesome “time lapse” work of Makena’s beaches.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Randy Panado (steadicam)
and Zara Villacorta

Time Lapse by Cory Bruening
Editing by Mon Villacorta

19 Sep

09.15.12 Jessica & Anthony

Ceremony: Our Lady Queen Of Angels Church. Newport Beach.
Reception: Balboa Bay Club. Newport Beach.
Event Planner: Mele Amore
Song: “Happy” by Secrets In Stereo. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Same Day Edit.

Cinematographer:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

10 Sep

09.08.12 Terissa + Kris

Ceremony: Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels. Los Angeles.
Reception: Universal Sheraton. Universal City.
Event Planner: Mindy Roderick
Song: “Perfect Kiss” by Marie Hines. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Same Day Edit.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Zara Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

07 Sep

09.02.12 Briana + Phong

Ceremony & Reception: AT&T Center. Los Angeles.
Planner: Picture Perfect Event
Song: “Run Away With Me” by Tyrone Wells. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Zara Villacorta
Robert Benitez

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

04 Sep

SAVE THE DATE. Kristine + Juan. 11.18.12

Music: “The Bar” by Kerry Muzzey. Licensed through SongFreedom.

01 Sep

09.01.12 Marisa + Ronald

Preparation: Fairmont Newport Beach
Ceremony & Reception: The Turnip Rose. Costa Mesa
Photography: Apple & Cheese
Make-up: Glamoh Make-up
Song: “Disarm” by Ben Rector. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

10 Jul

07.07.12 Karen + Christian

Ceremony: St.Denis Catholic Church. Diamond Bar.
Reception: Vellano Country Club. Chino Hills.
Photography: Triversity Weddings Photography by Allan Jay Garcia
Song: “I Found You” by Aaron and Andrew. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Here’s what our lovely bride, Karen, posted in her Facebook page today…

SO SWEET… Here’s the Same Day Edit.

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez
Gerald de Guzman

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

09 Jul

07.06.12 Lauren + Jace

Ceremony: St. Monica Catholic Church. Santa Monica
Reception: Hotel Casa Del Mar. Santa Monica
Event Planner: Sassy Girl Weddings and Events
Photographer: Next Exit Photography
Song: “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colbie Caillat. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Same Day Edit.

Cinematography:
Loyd Calomay
Neil Rosales
Mon Villacorta

On-Site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

21 Jun

06.16.12 Danielle + Shaun. A Trojan Wedding.

Ceremony: St. John Vianney Chapel. Balboa Island.
Reception: Newport Beach Marriott
Photographer: Jan + Tey Garcia

Same Day Edit.

30 May

05.25.12 Johcelynn + Rene

Ceremony and Reception: Ponte Winery. Temecula, California.
Photography: Ja Tecson
Song: “Disarm” by Ben Rector. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Post coming soon.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Gerald de Guzman

Editing:
Mon Villacorta

28 May

05.26.12 Nariza + Stephen

Ceremony and Reception: Franciscan Gardens. San Juan Capistrano.
Preps: St. Regis. Dana Point.
Song: “Secrets” by One Republic. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Same Day Edit. Post coming soon.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
and
Zara Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

14 May

05.12.12 Jill + Reggie

Ceremony: St. Irenaues Catholic Church. Cypress.
Reception: The Hilton. Costa Mesa
Song: “All This Time” by One Republic. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Set to stage by the team of Mele Amore Events, Jill and Reggie’s day went by just as smoothly, and as awesome, as we expected. Kudos to the reception’s beautiful design and arrangements.

A happy day for a FUN couple. We had a blast celebrating with this awesome two, with their entourage, plus their amazing team of vendors. We decided to give ‘em all credit in the bottom for doing such an fine job. Congratulations team Jill + Reggie!!! One for the books!

Here’s the Same Day Edit we showed at the reception.

Cinematographers: Mon Villacorta, Neil Rosales, Robert Benitez, and Ralph Benitez
On-site Editing: Mon Villacorta

Here’s also a link to the couple’s photos by the talented Justin Element.

JILL + REGGIE’S TEAM
Wedding Planner & Designer: Mele Amore/Michelle Groom
Photography: Justin Element Photography
Lighting: LSM Entertainment
Invitations: To Be Invited
Florist: Fantasy Floral Designs
DJ: Cerritos Allstars
Linens: La Tavola
Wedding Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Chivari Chairs: Fusion Linenes