Feb 16 2014

Charisse and Richard

11.09.13 Wedding Highlights
Song: “Hold On To Hope Love” by Amy Stroup. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Zara Villacorta
Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony: St. Vincent de Paul. Los Angeles.
Reception: Millenium Biltmore. Los Angeles.
Photographer: Greg Bumatay. Bumatay Studios.


Jan 12 2014

Zara and Jonathan

11.23.13 Wedding Highlights.

Songs performed live by Jane Lui.
Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Loyd Calomay
Editing:
Mon Villacorta

Ceremony: Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels. Los Angeles.
Reception: AT&T Ceneter. Los Angeles.


Jan 12 2014

12.08.13 LanhAnh and Quan

Our last wedding for the year 2013. The wedding of our dear friend Lan Anh Ho of Mele Amore Events! After ten years, Lan and Quan finally tied the knot in front of close friends and family in an intimate exchange of vows at the Chuck Jones Center in Costa Mesa. A morning tea ceremony was also held at the Ho residence in Fountain Valley. Bridesmaid Michelle Groom and her team at Mele Amore designed the beautiful ceremony setting. DJ Robert Hilo of Hilo Productions emceed and rocked the night while Alice Hu and her team snapped away and captured amazing stills. As for us…here’s our share, our same day edit of of the couple’s unforgettable day! To Lan and Quan, keep making memories and have an awesome life together. CONGRATULATIONS!

Song: “Light Me Up” by Kathryn Oxenberg. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Ralph Benitez
Robert Benitez
Xerxes Sangco

On-site editing:
Mon Villacorta


Jan 12 2014

11.12.13 Sharlene and Kyle

When another event filmmaker asks you to film and make a same day edit for him and his bride on their wedding day, with full creative freedom, you can’t help but feel the pressure of knowing that you need to have your A game on the day. The pressure of choosing the right music, the shots, timing, the team… it’s a real challenge. Not that we don’t deal with this at every wedding. Just that this was specially challenging because we’re doing it for friends in the industry who does this themselves. Our groom, Kyle, is a wedding filmmaker himself at District 12 Films. He’s worked with us a few times and two of his groomsmen are too. They’re our good friends in the industry. They know what we go through, so they will be more forgiving to us. But that’s not what you want to have in mind on the day itself. You want to challenge yourself and impress your own peers. You psych yourself and get your game on. But then you’re thrown a curve ball.. The day before the wedding, Kyle finds out we’re only allowed ONE camera at the church, St. Catherine of Siena, in the beautiful beach town of Laguna Beach. ONE camera at the back of the aisle! One angle! We’re pretty sure when he found out about this, he thought about bringing a camera himself, to his own wedding. But the good thing is, as mentioned earlier, he had filmmakers in his entourage. One is Loyd Calomay,  another good friend that we’ve worked with and an A-lister in the world of wedding filmmaking. So we got help. A franchise player in front row! A homerun for team Sharlene and Kyle!
So everything went smooth and we were able to present on time, with a good round of applause and a warm reception from our couple’s family and friends at the artsy Seven Degrees.
Thanks to event specialist Kristine Lingad and her team, the awesome team of Allan Jay Garcia of Triversity Weddings Photography, Fr. Sam (the couple’s uncle who flew in from the Philippines), our team of Louie Casas and Xerxes Sangco, and of course, to Loyd Calomay for the big help capturing the the ceremony.
Congratulations Sharlene and Kyle! Thank you for your trust.

-Mon

Songs licensed through The Music Bed.
“Sparks” by Lights and Motion
“Little Bit” by Perrin Lamb

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
Xerxes Sangco

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Nov 4 2013

11.02.13 Tritia and Ron

Same Day Edit.

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

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Loyd Calomay
Coco Bagao
Robert Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Nov 4 2013

10.19.13 Susan and Brian

Same Day Edit

Song: “This Moment Now” by Tyrone Wells. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Loyd Calomay
Louie Casas

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Nov 4 2013

10.05.13 Breanna and Adam

Song: “Lucky” by Tyrone and Elina. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez

Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Oct 8 2013

10.05.13 Rachel and Carlo

Same Day Edit.

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

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Zara Villacorta
Ralph Benitez
Kyle Longstreth

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Oct 8 2013

10.04.13 Amy and Leroy

Same Day Edit.

Song: “Be Still My Heart” by Peter Bradley Adams. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Coco Bagao
Kyle Longstreth

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Oct 1 2013

09.28.13 Ilane and Jules

A catholic celebration at The Holy Family Church in Glendale with reception following at the Noor Sofia in Pasadena. It was a beautiful day for our cute and fun-loving couple, Jules and Ilane. Everything flowed smoothly, thanks to Melinda Barajas of One Four Three Events. Here’s the Same Day Edit we showed at their reception.

Song: “All My Love” by Hannah Miller. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez
Coco Bagao

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Sep 21 2013

Gles and Jeff. A Maui Wedding Story.

It’s been a year ago today when we filmed Gles and Jeff’s epic wedding in the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii. For TWO DAYS ONLY, we’re showing their full feature film. So, here it is.. their WEDDING STORY.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Randy Panado
Zara Villacorta

Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Sep 7 2013

09.01.13 Anne and John

A pleasant outdoor wedding in Ventura County with weather up in the high 90s, a bit hot but a nice breeze kept us comfortable all afternoon. The venue, Tierra Rejada Ranch’s Walnut Grove, was really charming. A jewel hidden in a pristine valley between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark, about 30 miles north of Los Angeles. Our couple looked absolutely stunning. Everything from Anne’s hair and make-up to her gown and shoes were just perfect. John was okay. =) Heard he was really nervous during preparations. But he had a great best man to help him through the day. He even officiated the ceremony and did quite an awesome job. The entire day flowed smoothly with coordination by Michelle Spring of Mia Bella Weddings. Here’s Anne and John’s same day edit video shown at their reception.

Song: “Once In A Liftime” by Landon Austin. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
and
Zara Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Sep 6 2013

08.31.13 Joanne and Dorinin

A lovely wedding on a HOT day in Southern California. But not as hot as our couple, Joanne and Dorinin. The two looked amazing as they exchanged “I do’s” at this outdoor ceremony in Newport Beach. The Hyatt Regency was the venue for their exchange of vows. The reception ballroom was elegantly decorated with designs by Michele Groom and her awesome team at Mele Amore. Everything looked perfect. It was a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding for J + D.

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

Cinematography:
Loyd Calomay
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez
and
Mon Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Aug 27 2013

08.24.13 Junafe and Ryan

Junafe booked us two years ago. We were one of the first one’s they secured and we’re so proud and flattered, at the same time. Big expectations, of course, as again we had deliver a same day edit at the end of the night. And we did, right on time, in front of Junafe and Ryan’s beautiful guests at The Cicada in downtown Los Angeles. The applause was overwhelming and we’re happy. Happy for the presentation, and even more for our sweet couple and (let me repeat) their beautiful guests! This was one wedding that we truly enjoyed being a part of and we thank them, from the bottom of hearts, for having us. Thanks to Miss Analiza Bernat of Silver Service Events for giving in to all our demands, I meant request and to the bridal party for being so accommodating from start to end. The ceremony was held at St. Basil, also in downtown LA.

Same Day Edit.
Song: “She Is Love” by Parachute. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez
Coco Bagao

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Aug 17 2013

08.17.13 Sherlene and Rodney

It was an absolutely beautiful day in Orange County as we capture this knockout couple’s lovely wedding. A catholic ceremony was held at the St. Columban Church in Garden Grove and the reception followed at the Double Tree Hotel in Anaheim. A lot of familiar faces there with previous brides, grooms, bridesmaids and groomsmen that made us all feel a lot more comfortable. All fun and good as we also had a great time working again with wedding stills master Greg Bumatay of Bumatay Studios. Big thanks to Katie Lee and her team at Bella Destinee Weddings and Events.

Our best wishes to Sherlene and Rodney. May you have a happy life together.. filled with love, joy, and more blessings.


Same Day Edit.
Song: “Fireflies” by Marie Hines. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Coco Bagao
Ralph Benitez

On-site editing:
Mon Villacorta


Aug 10 2013

08.10.13 Trisha and Ryan. A Vibiana Wedding.

It was a perfect day for a catholic wedding at St. Denis Church in Diamond Bar followed by a lavish reception at the splendid Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. Filming at these two venues brings a special smile to our faces as they’re truly two of favorites. Put together with excellent coordination by Nicole Larson of Nicole Larson Events with photography by THE Justin Element, this was one grand wedding for Trisha and Ryan, as you will see in this Same Day Edit we showed at their reception.

Music: “Counting On You” by Mikey Wax. Licensed through Song Freedom.
Cinematography: Mon Villacorta, Neil Rosales, Louie Casas, and Robert Benitez.
On-site Editing: Mon Villacorta


Aug 9 2013

07.20.13 Sharae and Steve

A lovely day in Southern California’s wine country. Nice and sunny with a slight overcast, and a bit of a drizzle in the late afternoon. Yes! A short drizzle scared us all, just as the suppliers finished setting up a beautiful, forest like, outdoor reception in the secluded Temecula Creek venue. Secluded, as in, we had to be shuttled by golf carts to the reception grounds.

Had an awesome time with our cool couple. Our amazing bride, Sharae, is a physical therapist and her groom, Steve, is a holywood sound engineer whose been to more than 45 countries working for different productions. He’s done sound for big shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Amazing Race. Worked with numerous big name Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Justin Beiber, and The First Lady herself, to name a few. He’s also worked with One Republic, reason for their music choice for their video, used with permission, of course. Here’s the film highlights of their wedding to “Say” by One Republic.

Kudos to the coordination staff at The Temecula Creek and to the awesome team of Ed and Karen of Atrero Photography.

Song: “Say (All I Need)” by One Republic. Licensed through Song Freedom

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez

Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Jul 11 2013

06.29.13 Kathy and Alex. #newportbeachwedding

An Instagram inspired video of Kathy and Alex’s Hyatt Newport Beach wedding. Event planning from the amazing team of Michelle and Lahn Anh of Mele Amore. Photography by Alice Hu.

Song: “I Do” by Colbie Caillat. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Neil Rosales. Louie Casas. Ralph Benitez.

Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Jul 6 2013

07.06.13 Lori and Jon. A wedding in Camarillo.

Great vibes at this very nice late afternoon/early evening wedding at the Sterling Hills Golf Club in Camarillo, California. A wonderful fun couple, beautiful guests, and a lovely setting altogether. Congratulations Lori and Jon (saying this while flashing the V sign on both hands) =). Here’s the Same Day Edit we showed at the reception.

Song: “I Do” by Holly Maher. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta. Neil Rosales. Direk Coco. Jan Lopez.

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Jun 15 2013

06.15.13 Katrina and Paul. A Chicago Wedding.

Our first East Coast wedding set in the amazing “Windy City” of Chicago. Thanks to our beautiful couple for the accommodation, warm reception, and for flying us in from LA to capture their big day. The ceremony was at the magnificent St. Hyacinth Basilica in downtown Chicago. The day captured in stills by the awesome photography team of Misha Media and the reception was rocked by Magsino Mobile Entertainment. Kudos to local wedding filmmakers, Ruel Calitis and Braulio Castro for helping us shoot this wonderful event. We showed this Same Day Edit at the wedding’s Intercontinental Hotel reception.

Song: “Say (All I Need)” by One Republic. Licensed through Song Freedom.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta. Neil Rosales. Ruel Calitis. Braulio Castro.

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta


Jun 8 2013

06.08.13 Beth and Chris. A Manhattan Beach wedding.

A real beach wedding on Pier 42… right on the backyard of Dr. Chris and nurse Beth’s home in Manhattan Beach. A great day for our beautiful couple as they celebrate their union with close family and friends.

Song: “I’d Rather Be With You” by Joshua Radin. Licensed through SongFreedom.

Cinematographers:
Louie Casas
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez

Editing:
Mon Villacorta