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Precious Forest Wedding Film: Dominic + Meredith

Happy Friday! This Precious Forest wedding film was captured by our newest videographer, Baby Blue Film. Wilson from Baby Blue Film tells us, “This is a video we shot for Dominic and Meredith at the beautiful Precious Forest in Lake County, California on July 19, 2014. The venue was a gorgeous hidden gem tucked away a long dirt road that spanned across the beautiful lake. Once you arrive at the property, you feel immediately at home and at peace with the natural surroundings. Everything was centered around this old restored cabin and there were glamorous camping tents set up all around the property for their guests to stay in after the long night that was about to unfold.”

Precious Forest Wedding from Baby Blue Film on Vimeo.

Precious Forest Wedding Film

“Dominic and Meredith were a very genuine couple that were easy to work with and extremely down to earth. They had a natural presence on camera that needed very little direction from me and you could tell they were madly in love. When it came time to shoot the intimate scenes–when the light was perfect–they were extremely comfortable in each others’ warm embrace and the whole production came across effortlessly. Their wedding was styled beautifully by Kai Squared Events and every little detail came across picture-perfect. This was by far our favorite wedding of the entire 2014 season because it was rustic, earthy, unique, gorgeous, and well-executed every step of the way.”

Why Should You Hire a Videographer for Your Wedding?

There are many reasons to hire a wedding videographer, but after watching this wedding film, we have just one: your wedding day is one the most important moments of your life. You’ve worked hard planning all the day’s details and preparing for this important life event for many months. The day will fly by and you’ll be busy enjoying it. Your wedding film will be the best way to look back at the day’s events you’ve looked forward to such as getting ready, walking down the aisle, seeing each other for the first time, saying “I Do”, and your reception, celebrated by family and friends as a newly married couple. A videographer will capture it all using a cinematic and artistic approach, and you’ll be able to relive your wedding, year after year.

Do you need a California wedding videographer? Visit Baby Blue Film for details. You can contact Wilson through his business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book, where we feature the best wedding vendors.

Napa Private Estate Wedding: Christine + Mitch

Today we’re featuring this Napa private estate wedding photographed by White Ivory Photography. Christine and Mitch’s wedding in Napa Valley, California has plenty of beautiful details!

Their photographer Sandra tells us, “It’s a classic wedding with a slight rustic flair, influenced by the Tuscan style architecture of the winery with hints of Tiffany blue, black and burlap. The couple, Christine and Mitch, traveled from Vancouver, B.C with their closest of friends and family to celebrate their sweet union.”

bride and groom in front of wedding party, bridesmaids wearing one-shoulder black dresses

Napa Private Estate Wedding

The bride wore a beautiful strapless lace wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline. She completed her look with an elegant wedding dress sash, a beautiful pearl necklace, pearl drop earrings, and a classic wedding veil.

bride wearing a lace strapless gown; being zipped up while she gets ready before the ceremony

the bride and groom's wedding rings on a tiffany blue background

the bride's pearl earrings with a tiffany and co. box

personalized bride wedding hanger

on left, the groomsmen shoes are lined up in a row featuring a lace-up style; on right, the groom puts his shoes on

the bridesmaids received customized clutch purses in black.  their bridesmaid dresses were black with a one shoulder style neckline


the bride getting ready with her bridesmaids behind her helping her tie her dress sash onto her gown

the beautiful bride in strapless style sweetheart lace wedding dress and an ivory dress sash

the groom looks on as he waits for his bride before the first look

the bride surprises the groom behind him before the first look

the bride and groom share a special kiss before the ceremony

The elegant winery ceremony was set outside, with wood chairs and baby’s breath bouquets as aisle decor.

the baby's breath bouquets were tied to the aisle way with ribbon as simple, yet elegant ceremony decor

winery wedding ceremony with deep brown wood chairs

wine barrels work great as makeshift flower holders for a winery wedding

the bouquets and boutonnieres were filled with white roses; the bride's bouquet also featured white gerbera daisies

the bride's bouquet was wrapped in a piece of burlap with lace around it; it contained white roses and some white gerbera daisies

the bride walks down the aisle

the bridesmaids holding their bouquets; the bridesmaids wore black one shoulder style dresses

the groom puts the ring on his bride

the bride and groom's first kiss-- married!

The wedding reception featured elegant round tables with the wedding party seated at a rectangular head table. To ‘reserve’ the seats, small bouquets of baby’s breath wrapped in burlap ribbon were tied to the chair backs.

the reception had beautiful round tables with a rectangular head table

The couple had sweet bursts of Tiffany blue everywhere — even in these elegant cupcakes that were designed like miniature Tiffany & Co. boxes.

tiffany blue cupcakes

The bride and groom chose to have a small cake for the cake cutting along with cupcakes for guests. Their cake was square shaped and featured Tiffany blue icing with a white ribbon on top in place of a cake topper.

tiffany blue cupcakes #wedding

Other details included custom wedding programs in a basket for guests to pick up, along with handfuls of white and Tiffany-blue M&Ms that featured ‘LOVE’ on the front.

winery wedding reception












Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Napa Private Estate
Getting Ready Venue: Westin Verasa – Napa
Hair and Make-Up: Betten Chaston
Videographer: Thomas Hughes Films
Florist: Garden Party Napa
Cake: Supreme Sweets
Transportation: Elite Limo Services
Caterer: Alex’s
DJ: Love in the Mix
Musician: Daniel Moir
Officiant: Evan Kavanaugh

Are you planning your California wedding? Need a photographer? Then you have to visit White Ivory Photography. You can easily contact Sandra by her business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

Iconic Detroit Engagement Shoot: Melissa + Hayes

Beautiful, uplifting, and iconic are a few of the words we would use to describe this Detroit engagement shoot. Meet Melissa and Hayes! Their engagement session this past fall was in and around Corktown, Detroit. The architecture, waterfront, and urban setting made for some amazing photos. Not to mention, I don’t think we’ve ever seen a happier couple! Check out the work of our newest Michigan wedding photographer, Chelsea Brown Photography

Detroit engagement shoot

Detroit Engagement Shoot

Chelsea tells us, “Melissa and Hayes currently live in Colorado but wanted an engagement session that featured some iconic Detroit locations. The couple will be getting married in Detroit on July 25th, 2015.”

Detroit engagement shoot

Detroit engagement shoot

Detroit engagement shoot

Detroit engagement shoot

Detroit engagement shoot

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Detroit engagement session in Corktown

Planning your Michigan wedding and need a photographer? Then you have to check out Chelsea Brown Photography. You can easily contact Chelsea by her business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding: Janessa + Chris

Today we’re featuring Janessa and Chris’ pretty Winnipeg wedding! This fantastic couple’s wedding has tons of memorable details, and DIY touches. Amanda from Amanda Douglas Events was instrumental in coordinating the event. View all the photos and read more from the bride…

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Janessa tells us, “I have always loved coral, it’s been my favorite color since I don’t know when! For the wedding I wanted a more subtle, girly, pastel color and peach was perfect. We had a hard time finding dresses that matched the color I wanted, but we eventually did and I am so happy with how perfect they were. I have a very vintage taste and my husband was very happy to go along with what I wanted (even though he has more modern taste) and grey just watches with everything. It’s softer than black for a summer wedding, but still so classy. Bow ties were also a must; I had my sister (my maid-of-honor) help me find those online.”

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding




“Planning was fun at times, stressful at times, and crazy at times! I was in my masters of OT all throughout the year we planned, and I am not sure how I got through that year (ha!) Planning a wedding and social were like two extra huge assignments. However, I had tons of help from our families and my bridesmaids.”
















“My favorite moments included having both of my parents walk me down the aisle. It was beautiful to be able to do that with both of them; the pictures of us together on the aisle turned out amazing.”


“Seeing Chris smile as I walked down the aisle was one of the best moments of my life.”













Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

“My favorite part of the reception was being carried out by Chris on his shoulders. It made for an awesome and fun entrance, and it was something that we said we wanted to do right when we started planning. It was the most uncomfortable I have ever been (my dress was unbelievably tight and I was upside down for so long!) but it set the stage for the fun night we had planned for our guests.”

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

“I am so happy with how everything turned out! I wouldn’t change a single thing!” That’s what we love to hear.

Pretty Winnipeg Wedding

Wedding Vendors + More:
Photographer – Sam of Kapture Studios
Day of Coordinator – Amanda Douglas Events
Florals – Fache Floral Design
Reception Venue – The Hilton
Cake – Sweet Impressions
Makeup – Melissa Gerardy
Hair – Whitney Dheilly
Dress – 7th Avenue Fashion
Bridesmaids – LA Collection
Suit – EPH Apparel
Jewelry – Borrowed from my mom

If you’ve enjoyed this wedding and want to find want to find out more about this wedding planner, check out Amanda Douglas Events. Find your wedding vendors in our wedding vendor guide!