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IQ Videography

I’ll admit it — I’ve been married almost four years, and I still watch my wedding film all the time. So you can imagine my excitement that I get to introduce you all to the incredibly talented and award winning IQ Videography.

Based in San Francisco, IQ Videography specializes in an artistic, modern style that beautifully captures all the details of your wedding day. Their unobtrusive approach allows for a more intimate filming of your big day and their top-notch HD technology and editing techniques create a finished product that is something you’ll watch on repeat for years to come. IQ Videography also uses combinations of 8mm film and video — swoon! The combination of nostalgic + crisp footage is so unique and seriously special.

Capturing all of the most special and emotional moments from your big day, from gift exchanges to hand-written emotional vows, IQ Videography crafts wedding films that are as visually stunning. For more information and to book them for your big day, head over here.

Ceremony Venue: Calistoga Ranch Resort | Reception Venue: Annadel Estate Winery


Gold Glitter + Blush Calabasas Wedding

A soiree sprinkled with sweet personal touches is a wedding after my own heart. A day like this one, planned and designed by A Savvy Event with dazzling details from start to finish and a darling duo at the center of it all—the Bride donning a glittery gold dress from BHLDN and the Groom in a rather dashing cowboy hat. onelove photography and Lovespun Films captured it all in the gallery and film below!

Rustic Venue

From A Savvy EventAudrey and Matt knew from the moment they were engaged that they wanted a wedding with personalized details, some true Southern charm and—what else? Fun and festive confetti. They were married July 26th at the Ahmanson Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains of Calabasas, and, since most of their guests were from out of town, the couple was particularly excited about treating their closest family and friends to an historical venue, completely unique to Los Angeles (scenes from Gone with the Wind were filmed at the ranch).

One of our favorite parts of working with Audrey and Matt was that, while being laid back and tons of fun, they knew exactly what they wanted and didn’t look for confirmation or reassurance from others. The moment Audrey tried on her extra dreamy champagne-hued, gold-sequin-splashed gown she knew it was for her, and she made the decision to only show it to her mom and Matt’s mom prior to the wedding. The dress set the scene for the rest of the day–with gold and brass details peppered throughout a sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic blush and ivory palette.

Audrey’s cousin, Kristen Ley of Thimblepress, was also a ton of fun to work with. Her eco-friendly confetti push pops were an absolute must (in the perfect pink) and complimented Audrey’s sequined gown to a T. We also worked with Thimblepress to create unique triangular menus that felt just as modern as they did timeless, a custom monogram to use throughout the event and koozies as cool as they were cute, among a number of other custom items.

Being from Texas, we love how Audrey incorporated some serious Southern charm throughout the day, including quotes from her and Matt’s favorite country songs, chicken and waffle appetizers (Y.U.M.), a romantic first dance to George Strait’s I Cross My Heart and the groom’s classic white cowboy hat.

The only thing (almost) as divine as Audrey’s dress were the flowers: hydrangeas and garden roses in blush, ivory and white sat alongside (our favorite) Cafe Au Lait Dahlias. Pops of fern in a saturated green were incorporated throughout the arrangements to add some bright life to the subdued romantic palette. We brought in a tufted ivory loveseat and a vintage-inspired white couch to create an intimate seating area that guests were drawn to.

Audrey and Matt were such a fun and lively couple to work with. They had custom “Best Dancer” trophies designed and said one of their favorite parts of the entire day (besides the intimate and surreal first-look moment) was watching their guests compete (hard) for the title. They also had a killer surprise at the end of the night–an 80’s cover band that paid tribute to some of their favorite music of the decade in which both of them were born. Overall, it was such a joy to work with a couple with such lively vision and magnetic charm.

Photography: onelove photography | Videography: Lovespun Films | Event Design: A Savvy Event | Event Planning: A Savvy Event | Floral Design: Twigss Floral Studio | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Fantasy Frostings | Wedding Stationery: Thimblepress | Jewelry: Sweet & Spark | Jewelry: Trumpet & Horn | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Catering: Daniel Molnar | Hair: Drybar | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | DJ: Dave Dolphin | Band: Wayward Sons | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: Ahmanson Ranch House | Bridal & Bridesmaids Robes: Love Ophelia | Cake Topper: Star House | Dance Trophies: Crown Awards | Escort Cards: Catharine Kelpac On Etsy | Get Away Car: Classy Chassis Rentals | Ice Cream Sandwiches: A Nouveau | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Westlake Village Inn | Rentals: Town And Country | Veil: BHLDN

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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.
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).

Cinematography: Marmalade Sky Films