Living Cinema Presents: Amy and Sean at the Crystal Garden, Beverly Hills Hotel
April 14, 2009
By: eddye

After 14 years of love and friendship ... with 230 of their "closest family and friends" ... Amy and Sean were married at the Crystal Garden, Beverly Hills Hotel.

Living Cinema Sean Amy Beverly Hills Hotel

photography courtesy of Cherie Foto

Curtis Heyne, one of our very special Little Black Book Cinematographers, sent us this film from Sean & Amy's wedding.  He said that Amy had "found" him on Style Me Pretty. Yes! That's what we LOVE to hear!

One thing we want you to take special note of ... this film was produced using a combination of Black and White 16mm film and High Definition digital cinematography. This style has become increasingly popular and we want you to be sure you're aware of all the different styles of wedding cinematography before you finalize your wedding vendor decisions! We're pretty sure you'll love Curtis' style!

Remember, too ... for smoothest replay of all films (no matter where you are on the web), click play and then pause. Even while paused, the feature will continue to load in the background. Allow the feature to load for just a bit, and then come back and enjoy!

From Curtis and Living Cinema... Amy & Sean's wedding day~

from today's stunning bride, Amy ...

"Yes ... we have known each other since we were in junior high! We knew how difficult it would be to have so many friends and family come together, and we knew we had to make this special. There was so much heart and detail put into the wedding planning from the hand-applied Swarovski crystals on the escort cards, programs, menus, and table numbers that sat on antique-gold painted easels to the hand-stamped name cards tied on the packaged favors.

We tried to incorporate as much of our culture as possible. On a school trip to Shandong province in China a few months before the wedding, I bought and brought back 150 pashminas as favors to give to our female guests. This was sentimental in that Sean's family is originally from that area. For the male guests, we had USB flash drives monogrammed with our Chinese characters as favors.

I changed twice into two different chi paos (Chinese traditional dress), had Chinese music throughout the reception, displayed table numbers with English and Chinese characters, and had a double happiness character made with fresh flowers showcased outside of the ballroom.

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Many of our guests were USC alumni and thus were pleasantly surprised when the band followed us into the ballroom as they introduced us as husband and wife for the first time.

Living Cinema Sean Amy Beverly Hills Hotel

On the way out, guests picked up midnight snacks outside the ballroom that had personalized packaging of pretzels and water bottles with a special thank you note to our guests.

Congratulations Amy & Sean! SUCH a beautiful wedding and we're so glad that SMP led you to Living Cinema!

About Living Cinema ... Curtis and his team know that this one day of your life is one of the most important of all days. They will honor your love, respect your joy and share your most precious moments in a way that will touch your heart like no others.

If you'd like to see another of their tremendously popular weddings posted on Style Me Pretty ... take a look at Day and Max's clip that brought tears to Abby's eyes!

Thanks, Curtis!  We love your devotion to your clients and your gratitude toward life as an artform in and of itself!

Update:  We just learned that two more of our celebrated Little Black Book members were intimately involved in Amy & Sean's wedding ... Daughter of Design (wedding planning) and Atelier Isabey (invitations). We're hoping to do a follow-up feature with photos of their lovely wedding in the near future!