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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
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Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

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California Spring Garden Wedding

We’ve seen our fair share of al fresco lovefests, but there’s something about this garden affair that takes California pretty to a whole new level. Simple yet chic, Coastyle Events crafted a day filled with lush greens by Feather Acres and contemporary touches. Combined with the talent of Troy Grover behind the lens and video captured by Renéemudd, you can guarantee that every moment will be beautiful.

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From Troy Grover PhotographersA wish-I-was-there type of wedding. From the moment you entered the lush gardens, you immediately felt the warmth and love dedicated to the details of the nuptials, paired with a contagious energy from all of the friends, family and bridal party (there were 24!) gathered to celebrate the adorable couple.

The wedding was simple, yet elegant, pulling in old elements like the bride’s grandma’s 1940′s cake topper with contemporary touches of woodfired pizza, long, ticking-striped runners & branded, san-seriffed stationery. Much of it was the DIY handy work of the bride and her mother, and far from looking DIY at all. The bride designed all of the wedding stationery, made the farm-to-table runners, modern table numbers, and dusted every mid-century modern pizza stand with a fabulous gold finish. The bride’s mother arranged the bridal party’s bouquets along with the boutonnieres and was the vision behind the amazing oversized lanterns that paved the aisle to the old fern that covered the alter.

The ceremony was serenaded with live music from the bride’s two uncles and sister who’s 3-part harmony was nothing short of incredible, which set the mood for the entire evening.

As the evening transitioned into a gazebo lit reception stranded with whimsical market lights, the remainder of the night was idyllic— speeches-epic, dance party-unbeatable, and happy couple? Just watch the video… quite possibly the happiest newlyweds you’ve ever seen!

Bridal Party Hair & Makeup: Vow Studio 101 | Bridal Party Jewelry: Jill Michael Jewelry | Catering: Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza | Catering: To The Point | DJ: DJ- ITM Entertainment | Event Planning: Coastyle Events | Floral Design: Feather Acres | Invitations: JoniJo Prints | Photography: Troy Grover Photographers | Videographer: Renéemudd | Wedding Gown: Custom Tailored Pronovias

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The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Every time I imagine a picturesque California wedding, the setting is the focal point (behind the bride + groom, of course!); and that is exactly the case at the unforgettable Ranch at Laguna Beach. The idyllic location, with its legendary nature setting, sets the stage for jaw dropping, gorgeous weddings and events.

The Ranch at Laguna Beach offers couples a choice of on-site venues, from the open-air Scout Camp to the lush Putting Green, and the property boasts romantic bridges, incredible views and stunning gardens — hello, photo ops! Perfect as a destination locale, The Ranch puts your guests close to sun, sand, sea and all the rest of the Village’s amazing offerings. With a focus on warm + personalized events, food and beverage menus are custom tailored for each wedding and their Personal Concierge is there to ensure every detail goes off without a hitch!

And get this, the venue even has a Destination Wedding Planning Service which helps couples plan every single element of your wedding weekend — from a barbecue rehearsal dinner to a wedding day golf tournament. For more information about The Ranch at Laguna Beach, and to book your big day, call 949.499.2271 or head over here. Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest + Instagram for more wedding day inspiration!

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Pink San Diego Botanic Garden Wedding

This wedding had me at pink. And then the palms, the happy blooms from Lovely Stems Floral, the dresses (all of them) and the smiles? Well lets just say it all swept me right off my feet. Heidi-O-Photo told the beautiful story of this garden soiree through her lens and you can find it all here in the gallery.

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From the beautiful Bride…After Joey and I got engaged in the midst of a sweltering summer season, I knew that I wanted to plan an early spring wedding. This is my favorite time of the year because plants begin to bloom and the weather warms up. Spring is also the same time of the year when Joey and I went on our first date. He planned a simple date hiking up Palomar Mountain. On this day, the mountain side was sprinkled with yellow and orange wild flowers, and wispy green grass. It was this image and many more similar memories with Joey that inspired my wedding style. Joey and I wanted an informal, garden wedding with bright colors. We wanted to share our love for the outdoors with our friends and family. We picked the San Diego Botanic Gardens as our venue for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. It provided the perfect backdrop for a garden inspired wedding with flower, bird, and wood details. Since gardens are filled with various flora, I chose the color coral to broaden the color scheme. Décor and flowers ranged from pink to orange, with hits of blue to add contrast.

Bakery: VG's Bakery | Beverages: Best Beverages | Catering: The Abbey | Ceremony & Reception Venue: San Diego Botanic Gardens | Coordinators: Hannah Smith Events | Dj: Music Phreek | Floral Design: Lovely Stems Floral | Hairstyle & Makeup: Beauty By Stacey | Officiant: Craig Does Weddings | Photography: Heidi-O-Photo | Rentals: Affairs Rental Company | Videographer: SD Audio Visual

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San Diego Botanic Garden Wedding from heidi-o-photo

I’m in love with this wedding. There, I said it. First I fell in love with stunning florals from Sugar Rose Flowers, and then my heart lept over the gorgeous setting that is the San Diego Botanic Garden. It’s a beautiful combination. But when I laid eyes on the couple in the center of it all captured beautifully by heidi-o-photo , I was a goner – because their love is the best detail of all. See it all right here.

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From HeidiKelly & Lucas are the sweetest couple you’ll ever meet. Lucas is a buff rugby player with a soft heart and Kelly is a kind spirited yogi who loves to party. Kelly envisioned and planned a gorgeous blast of a wedding. Everything had an elegant pretty feel to it but was put together in a comfortable way. The colors were mostly soft pinks and greens with a few punches of color in the florals.

They chose the lovely San Diego Botanic as the venue for their celebration and it couldn’t have been better. They tied the knot surrounded by tall trees and partied out on a lawn with market lights and a gazebo. They chose long tables and dinner was served family style. In the middle of all the tables was a dance floor and stage for the awesome band Last Call to perform.

They kept their wedding party small- Lucas chose his best friend as his best man and Kelly chose her sister as her maid of honor.

It was a beautiful celebration.

Bakery: Sugar and Scribe | Band: Last Call | Caterer: To the Point | Coordinator: Coastyle Events | Floral Designer: Sugar Rose Flowers | Hair: Salon Elle | Invitations: Noon Design Shop | Photographer: heidi-o-photo | Reception Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden

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