The thing about filming weddings is that, though the routine is often similar, each couple has a unique history, relationship, and vision for their big day. I’m constantly amazed at the depth to each love I get to help share with the world, and Christina and Tyrone’s wedding at Malibu Rocky Oaks Winery was certainly no exception.
To see a couple’s love shine in their eyes every time they are around each other is a rare, beautiful thing. Christina and Tyrone have that kind of love, and guests were reminded of that with every emotional, fun, and sweet moment the ceremony and reception brought.
The bride’s inspiration for her wedding style was simply romance – to help her guests see their love in its purest form. Having witnessed and captured the day I have to say the vision was more than realized. From the Santa Monica mountains providing breathtaking views all day to the perfectly timed first dance at sunset, to the pure atmosphere of celebration and love, the wedding was truly romantic and entirely unforgettable.
Between reciting their own vows, being gifted a song by their uncle and recessing to a live choir, the ceremony left everyone in attendance – including the vendors – reaching for tissues.
170 guests enjoyed the DJ/live band power combination that provided seamless entertainment throughout the night. A little bit R&B, a little bit club, and a whole lot of music to which the couple fell in love over their many trips to Coachella. The reception continued unfolding layers of their story long after the cake was cut and the toasts were given.
As a filmmaker, it’s the details that often help shape the love story I’m telling just as much as the big epic visuals. Luckily for me, Christina and Tyrone had both for me in spades. Every crimson, blush, and ivory detail worked wonderfully with the jaw-droppingly beautiful venue and elevated the classically romantic feel of the day. It was a wedding filmmaker’s dream.
A huge thanks to Christina and Tyrone for trusting me with your love story – it’s beautiful and touching and it was an honor to be part of your day. And of course, to all the vendors who helped make the day and the space as beautiful (not that the mountains really needed that much help) and unforgettable as it was.