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Category: Wedding

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

02 May

04.28.12 Michelle + Ryan

Ceremony: St. Bonafice Catholic Church. Anaheim.
Reception: Long Beach Marriott
Photography: Justin Element Photography
Event Planner: Winnie Phung
Song: “Apples and Onions” by Jess Penner. Music licensed through Song Freedom

Someone asked me once, how come we get such beautiful brides? Tough question. I’ve also been asked if we screen them first? Of course NOT! Truth is, we’re just lucky! Very lucky! All our brides are beautiful and Michelle is another proof to that, and please don’t forget our grooms. We’ve got some fine looking grooms too, Ryan here for example. These two make a good-looking couple which makes our work so much easier.

The wedding party was a riot! These guys know how to liven up a party, and they were all just as beautiful too! They had FUN! and we had fun capturing it all along with their rockin’ photographer Justin Element and his team. This was a wonderful finish to our busy back-to-back wedding weekend..

Cheers!

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

01 May

04.27.12 Donna + Chris

Ceremony: St. Norbert Catholic Church
Reception: Double Tree Hotel
Photographer: Joe & Kathrina Photography
Song: “Perfect Kiss” by Marie Hines. Licensed through The Music Bed

It was close to one o’clock in the morning of the wedding day when I got an e-mail from Chris, our groom, saying he was still awake and had a last minute request. He had a surprise gift for Donna and he wants to make sure we capture her reaction when she gets it. I thought, that’s easy, I just have one problem… See, I forgot to turn off the notifications on my iPhone that night so his e-mail actually woke me up in the middle of the night and I could not go back to sleep…nice. So, as things were going through my head, that’s when the idea of using his e-mail as a plot for our same day edit came to mind. So, forgetting the thought of getting more z’s, I decided to just play with my camera and iPhone 3GS (yes, I still have a primitive 3GS). Took shots of his e-mail on my phone hoping maybe I can use ‘em when editing time comes, just hoping.. =)

But anyway, it was a lovely wedding in Orange County. The weather was perfect. The wedding gown’s train was staggering. I swear, I thought the end of Donna’s train was still outside when she reached the altar. It was the longest one from all the weddings we have covered by far, and it was beautiful, just like our couple. Their priest, Fr. Orlando Valino, is a good friend of the bride. He came in from the Philippines just to do the ceremony and flew back to the islands the next day. Together with local Fr. Michael Veneracion, they held a very intimate ceremony at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church in Orange.

Congratulations Chris and Donna. Here’s your same day edit..

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Louie Casas
David Richardson
Robert Benitez (reception)

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

23 Apr

04.21.12 Kat + Richard

Ceremony: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Los Angeles
Reception: Cicada.Los Angeles
Photographer: Kevin Le Vu

A downtown Los Angeles wedding in two of the city’s finer venues. The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels, aside from being a tourist attraction, is just grand and magnificent for weddings. The Cicada holds its own too in terms of style and elegance. This was a beautiful wedding of one beautiful couple. Kat and Rich chose to keep their Same Day Edit video private for their family and friends, so if you wish to see it, please contact the couple for their password.

Same Day Edit.

Cinematographers:
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez
and
Zara Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

10 Apr

03.31.12 Chelsea + Peter

Ceremony: St. Monica Catholic Church. Santa Monica
Reception: Mountain Gate Country Club. Los Angeles
Photography: Apple and Cheese Photography
Music: “I Found You” by Aaron and Andrew. Licensed through The Music Bed.

Vows… it’s so much more beautiful when couple write and say their own for their wedding rites. Chelsea and Peter said it from their hearts. Beautiful and endearing, their wedding captivated our hearts. Thank you Chelsea and Peter for giving us the opportunity to capture your day. And thank you Mark and Ping of Apple and Cheese Photography for sending them our way.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Editing:
Mon Villacorta

17 Mar

03.17.12 Michi + Bryan

Ceremony: Holy Family Church. Cerritos.
Reception: Serra Plaza. San Juan Capistrano.
Photographer: Jan Garcia
Song: “Amexicano” by Kerry Muzzey. Licensed through Song Freedom.

21 Feb

02.19.12 Lina + Andrew

Western Ceremony: Westridge Golf Club. La Habra.
Reception: Mon Amour. Anaheim.
Songs: “Love On The Run” by Kerry Muzzey (Licensed through The Music Bed)
“White Dress” by Ben Rector (Licensed through The Music Bed)

This was our first Cambodian wedding. A two-day affair that we totally enjoyed filming. Day one was tough ’cause we didn’t understand what they were saying for the most part of the Cambodian ceremony, so we had to roll most of the time so as not to miss even a hiccup and make sure that all important events were captured. We were very delighted though by the colors, the rituals, the food ( lots and lots of if! ), and the costume changes. It was astounding! We finally got into our comfort zone on Day Two as it was a modern western ceremony held beautifully outdoors at the Westridge Golf Club in La Habra. Same day editing was a slam as we had tons of footage from the day and the day before. Just browsing through them was really rough. Best scene, I must say, was the vows. Both a tear-jerker and a comedy as our couple and their guests cried as they say their promises to each other and our groom-Andrew’s use of a poster board held by one of the bridesmaids to read his vows from. Quite creative. And all our hard work for 2 days paid off after the showing of the same day edit video in front of over 400 guests at the reception. It was a HIT! Lina and Andrew’s SDE is now our most viewed video online.. Thank you and congratulations Lina and Andrew!

Same Day Edit.

Cinematographers:
(Western Ceremony)
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
Mon Villacorta
and
Zara Villacorta
(Cambodian Ceremony)
Ralph Benitez
Mon Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

15 Feb

02.12.12 Millie + Michael

Ceremony and Reception: Shutters On The Beach. Santa Monica
Songs: “Take My Hand” by Candle Park Stars and “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colby Caillat.
Licensed through Song Freedom.

A gift of time. This is what this day was all about, our couple’s promise and gift to each other. Sweet! As symbols, they gave each other watches to remind them of this day and their promises. The classy Shutters On The Beach in lovely Santa Monica Beach was the perfect setting for this beautiful exchange of vows between Doctor Michael and Nurse Millie. You can absolutely see their faces filled with joy as they celebrate this big day with their loved ones.

Michael and Millie, they say everything in time grows old and weak… but not true love, it’s forever.

..was that too cheesy, sorry. Here’s your Same Day Edit.

06 Feb

02.05.12 Judy + Jason

Ceremony and Reception: Calamigos Equestrian. Burbank, California.
Songs licensed through Song Freedom and The Music Bed

Cinematographers:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez

04 Feb

01.29.12 Annalyn + Eric

Ceremony and Reception: The Turnip Rose. Costa Mesa
Song: “Every Moment” by Jordan Critz. Licensed through The Music Bed.

We started the day at dawn for an early morning ceremony and lunch reception at the Turnip Rose. I met our couple, Eric and Annalyn, in person only on their wedding day. Both working long hours as nurses never gave us the chance to meet up, which I truly regret. Such a nice couple. I still remember the very warm welcome from our bride when we entered the room where she was getting ready. She later sent an e-mail sharing how they met and telling their beautiful love story. A couple very much in love, truly warm at heart and looking absolutely gorgeous on their wedding day. I have to admit being touched witnessing her coming down the Turnip Rose’s winding stairway crying as she was about to meet her teary-eyed groom. It was a very emotional moment for everybody. Beautiful raw emotions. Thank you Annalyn and Eric.

12 Jan

01.07.12 Claire + Andy

Ceremony and Reception: The Turnip Rose. Costa Mesa
Preparations: Ayres Hotel. Costa Mesa
Photographer: Jan Garcia

We’re starting off 2012 with a bang! Our first wedding of the year comes at a very nice venue, The Turnip Rose, in the heart of Orange County. Lovely ceremony area with sweeping stairways and great food is what this place boasts of. With another beautiful couple and working side by side with the photography team of Jan and Tey of Jan Garcia Photography to start of of our year, we can’t ask for anything more. So, here’s to the start of our 2012 run…Happy New Year from the rest of our wedding cinema team!!

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
& Zara Villacorta

19 Dec

12.17.11 Kat + Carlo

Ceremony and Reception: Wedgewood Fallbrook. Fallbrook, California
Photography: One Two Snap Photography
Make-up: Marlou Colina
Coordination: Hanel Jacinto

Our last wedding for 2011… Fun, exciting, and challenging. Fun ’cause we had the nicest people around us. A wonderful couple. Our dashing groom, Carlo, is in the Navy and nurse Katrina is our lovely bride with her three beautiful sisters as bridesmaids . Great family and friends. Very warm hospitality and a perfectly organized affair, thanks to Kat’s childhood friend and best buddy Hanel. Exciting because the location was down in beautiful Fallbrook (San Diego County) near the Indian casinos and, of course, the wineries of Temecula.=) Challenging ’cause it was an early morning wedding and with a real tight schedule for our same day edit. But the real challenge was getting up at 4am after coming down very late on the eve of the day. The day went by fast though, or it seemed like it… I guess cause we were having such a great time. Thank you again Kat, Carlo, family, and best friend Hanel for the very warm Pinoy hospitality. Here’s our Same Day Edit, done in 3.5 hours flat with animation taken from the couple’s save the date.

Cinematography:
Zara Villacorta
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

16 Dec

12.10.11 Audrey + Eli

Ceremony: St. Dominic Church. Los Angeles
Reception: Hilton Universal City
Photography: Lauren Miyake

Love Story and Same Day Edit…

07 Dec

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21 Nov

11.19.11 May + Gerard

Ceremony: St. Brendan. Los Angeles
Reception: The Millenium Biltmore. Los Angeles
Event Planner: Kevin Covey

We started filming weddings four years ago and May’s sister was one of our very first clients. That time she was the maid of honor and I still remember how she was the funny, crazy one during the preps. I also remember editing her sister March’s Same Day Edit on top of the reception hotel’s grand piano in the lobby just ’cause we forgot to make arrangements to have a table provided for us for editing, quite a memorable experience and it all turned out well. Four high definition years later today, we’re back with doing May’s BIG DAY. Let me quote one of her comments on one of my FaceBook post after she booked us early this year. In the post she said, “I didn’t have a boyfriend yet when my sister got married and I already made a mental note to get you as my videographer!” We love you too May! and we did get around those church scaffoldings! =)

This was a one lovely wedding held at one beautiful old church in Los Angeles, St. Brendan. And the reception, another historic and luxurious venue, The Millenium Biltmore Hotel in the heart of downtown. Exceptional event coordination was by Kevin Covey.

Thank you May and Gerard, it was a pleasure to be a part of your special day! Here’s the same day edit we showed at the reception.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Robert Benitez
Ralph Benitez

On-site editing:
Mon Villacorta

30 Oct

10.29.11 Leah + Lawrence

Ceremony: St. Timothy Church. Laguna Niguel
Reception: Seven Degrees. Laguna Beach
Photographer: Atrero Photography
Song: “Good Life” by One Republic. Buy the song here. Licensed through SongFreedom

Beautiful couple + beautiful venue = beautiful wedding! Laguna Beach, though it was a cloudy day, was still perfect for Leah and Lawrence’s day. Seven Degrees, the reception venue, was amazing! Artsy and classy!
Laid back, cool, totally relaxed, and of course, stunningly beautiful is how we would describe our bride, Leah. Lawrence.. the guy’s the sweetest thing. The two make a perfect pair!. Lovely people all around and a nice song to top it off for the same day edit. They now hold the record for our most viewed SDE. Thanks and congratulations Leah and Lawrence!

Same Day Edit.

Cinematography:
Mon Villacorta
Neil Rosales
Ralph Benitez
and
Zara Villacorta

On-site Editing:
Mon Villacorta

15 Oct

10.15.11 Nancy + Brian

Ceremony: Concordia Lutheran Church
Reception: Los Coyotes Country Club
Event Planners: Melle Amore
Song: “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colbie Caillatt. Buy the song here. Licensed through SongFreedom

One beautiful bride after another! Someone asked me if we screen our brides because they’re all so beautiful. Of course not! Guess we can say we’ve just been very lucky. Or, if you really think about it, when someone is happy and in love, there’s that’s radiance that shows that enhances their beauty. And please don’t forget our handsome grooms!!

Our couple wanted a fast-paced, happy song for the Same Day edit. Which also says a lot about their happy-going personalities. What better than this Colbie Caillat song. Nice choice guys! Congratulations again!

Cinematography: Neil Rosales, Robert Benitez, Ralph Benitez, & Mon Villacorta
On-site Editing: Mon Villacorta