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Natalie & Eric: Downtown LA Wedding Fusion Film

Natalie and Eric's wedding was the perfect blend of elegance, tradition, and personality. Downtown Los Angeles and the L.A. Public Library provided a breathtaking backdrop as they exchanged vows - and planted a unity tree! - beneath a chuppah sewn by the bride's mother. These two are so much fun. They seemed to glow all day long with the excitement of the day! On top of it all, they made their choreographed first dance look effortless. I loved incorporating luminous photos by Candice Benjamin Photography into their wedding day fusion film!

We were so honored to see Natalie and Eric's fusion film featured on Style Me Pretty! Click on the image below to see many more of Candice's beautiful photos from this event:

Soundtrack Licensed via Musicbed:
"Tasting Sunshine" by The Rival

Cinematography: The Adventures Of
Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography
Coordination: First Pick Planning
Wedding Venue: Cafe Pinot
Floral Design: Sub Rosa Floral Design
Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses: Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Makeup: Kristy Levario Makeup Artistry
Hair: Hannah Samayoa
Officiant: Rabbi Michael Mayherson
Bridal Jewelry: Maria Elena
Cake And Catering: Patina Group
DJ And Lighting: Night To Remember DJS
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens
Rentals: American Rent All
Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

Lauryn & Andrew: Graf Barn Wedding

In honor of #ManCrushMonday, we'll be starting the next few weeks with a tribute to our favorite grooms - the ones who aren't afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves! When I see a groom tear up upon seeing the love of his life, or hear his voice shake during his vows, my heart just about bursts.

Not only is Andrew the most stylish groom I have ever seen, he just could not hold back his feelings for Lauryn. When he read his note to his bride on the morning of their wedding, it was all over. Sorry Andrew, I know you were trying so hard to stay stoic, but I think it says so much about your strong heart and your incredible love for your "favorite person!"

FAIR WARNING: This film contains one swear word, and one playful rude gesture. In case you're watching with the kiddos or you're bothered by that sort of thing.

Add one gorgeous - and also tearful! - bride with pink highlights, and our favorite California wedding venue, Graf Barn, and this day could not have been better. From the rich rustic florals everywhere, to the smartly dressed wedding party, to Graf Barn's unique details (and food), this wedding has plenty of eye candy, as well as tons of heart. I have never seen a more enthusiastic celebration, or a more perfect couple!

Lauryn and Andrew, there is no question that you truly are bashert - meant to be together. While you are both clearly strong and talented in your own right, you complete each other in a way that is totally new and totally amazing. You will surely go on to do amazing things and enjoy incredible adventures together! I hope every day of your lives is as much of a celebration as your wedding day!

Cinematography: The Adventures Of
Photography: Kelsey Stewart, Ken Kienow Photography
Venue: Graf Barn, Oxnard, California
Florals: A Beautiful Day Productions
Cake and Catering: Laina Graf, Graf Barn
DJ: Steve Stock

Lindsay & Anders: Saddlerock Ranch Malibu Destination Wedding

I can think of no more perfect story to kick off this new Journal for The Adventures Of. When Alex at Sterling Engagements first contacted me about this wedding, she said the bride and groom were "super fun, kinda quirky" and had a fantastic story. That was a huge understatement.

Lindsay is from California. Anders is from Denmark. Each would describe the other as a "wild child" with extreme wanderlust and an adventurous spirit. They met at a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, and have gone on to explore the world together. The incredible serendipity of their story led many guests to comment that day that we were witnessing the happy ending of a real life fairy tale. I think this is only the beginning of the downright magical adventures that these two are sure to have.

The sweeping views of the Malibu hills from Chateau le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch provided a breathtaking backdrop for a sweetly personalized ceremony. The groom's brother officiated over the union, which included some beautiful symbols of Lindsay's Jewish heritage (although when it came time to break the glass, somehow it was nowhere to be found!).

Tissue warning: These are some of the most moving vows I've ever heard! Are all Danish men this poetic, or is it just this lovely family?

 

 

The special traditions that surround weddings are always such a delight - between the hora, the Danish wedding waltz, and cutting the groom's socks and tie, this wedding was full of traditions that were celebrated with joy! Josh and I are so grateful to have been a part of such a joyous and personal celebration for such generous people. Lindsay and Anders, we wish you many many years of love and adventure to come!

What's your favorite moment from this fun and moving wedding film? Leave a comment!

DFTBA,
Kiera Faye

 

P.S. I have to give a special mention of the soundtrack in this film. When I asked Lindsay about the type of music they listen to, she sent me a link to this awesome music video by Radical Face. I was so in love that I wrote to the artist and he was kind enough to let me license the song. Then Chris Bartels of Anthem Falls Music composed the perfect ambient track to tie it all together.

 

 

Soundtrack:
"We're On Our Way" by Radical Face
"These Moments Live" by Chris Bartels

Cinematographer: The Adventures Of
Event Coordinator: Alexandra at Sterling Engagements
Venue: Chateau le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch
Photographer: You and Eye Photography
Floral Design: The Little Branch
Cake and Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Hair and Makeup: Stephanie Navarro
Officiant: Kristian Mouritzen, Groom's Brother
Vintage Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
DJ: Chris at Hey Mister DJ
Catering: Contemporary Catering
Hotel and Shuttle: Sheraton Agoura Hills sheratonagourahills.com