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Alexis + Brandon Highlight Film from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Alexis + Brandon are one amazingly dynamic duo. These two LOVE. They love hard. They love their friends and family. They love fun. They love each other to the core.  They love fun.  You read that right, fun deserved to be in their twice. With an eclectic wedding party and the most vibrant family and friends, these two completely shined at Pelican Hill.  Everyone could learn from the way these two love and it’s easy to see why everyone gravitates towards them.  If you’re reading this right now, guarantee they want you to raise a glass and celebrate with them.  Congratulations to a couple I adore, Mr. and Mrs. Antin!

Venue: Pelican Hill Resort
Coordinator: Alicia, Details Details
Photographer: Jana Williams
Florals: Bloombox Designs
Music: West Coast Music

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Sara + Chris’ Destination Wedding in La Quinta: a contagious zest for life from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

When your friends get in front of all the people you love and say the same thing about you, it must be more than true.  There was once sentence flying around over and over at Sara + Chris’ wedding – that these two light up a room.  In this case, they lit up the entire starry night at the Hideaway in La Quinta, where their friends and family danced all night long in celebration.  Sara and Chris have a zest for life that is contagious and we, too, couldn’t help but laugh and smile all day with them.  Enjoy this beautiful trailer from their destination wedding and once again, a surprise dance you don’t want to miss!  This time, it might involve the moonwalk…

Venue: The Hideaway
Coordinator: Celebrations of Joy
Photographer: Zoom Theory Photography
Florist: Mary Cass Jensen’s
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Rentals: Planks and Patina
Entertainment: DeBois Entertainment

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sidekicks for life: Kent + Stefanie’s Trailer from Four Seasons, Arizona from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Now this is a fun love.  I have so much admiration for how much Kent + Stefanie laugh in each other’s presence.  It’s pretty clear their favorite thing to do together is giggle, dance….and sing in the car.  We enjoyed every moment watching these two anticipate seeing each other and enjoying every moment celebration thereafter.  These two speak from the heart and with that, they surely captured mine.  Don’t miss the romantic words and dance moves in this one!

Venue: Four Seasons, Arizona
Coordinator: A Day to Cherish
Photography: Pinkerton Photo
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Floral: Petal Pusher
Hair and Make up: Dolce
Band: AMFM

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a gorgeous Santa Barbara Estate Wedding: Teddy + Blake’s Wedding Hoo Trailer from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Every story has a beginning…and this one starts quite a funny weekend meet up…a story that everyone liked to tell.  The story that led to this day right here, their wedding day.  We heard many different angles of this story…Blake showing up blasting Kelly Clarkson, Blake showing up hungover after a long night of beer pong, and to Blake’s version – that the minute Teddy walked off that train, he knew she was special.  We even got Teddy’s mom’s version from when she called after their date.  Could this have been love at first sight?  From Teddy’s version, the answer is yes.  She knew right there and then.  And Blake’s version?  Also, a yes.  Teddy and Blake have now been together for 7 strong years and their love for each other radiates in they do.  The wedding was at a family home in Santa Barbara – ummm, gorgeous spot!  The decor and design was second to none with such an elegant feel to a beautiful, sunny day.  We had the best time with their friends and families, including some of the funniest and most emotional speeches.  With all the love that was shared underneath that beautiful tent, I must say I’m looking forward to this Feature Film.  But for now, enjoy their Trailer with some amazing vows!

Venue: Private Estate, Santa Barbara
Coordinator: Merryl Brown Events
Florist/Designer: Mindy Rice Design
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Photographer: Corbin Gurkin
Band: Karizma from de Bois Entertainment
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, SB

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a storybook love: Lindsey + Rob’s Wedding Film from Castle Hill, Rhode Island from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Lindsey and Rob are just the sweetest, most adorable couple ever.  We had the chance to spend the evening before the wedding with them, and it was clear from the start this was going to be a fun destination wedding weekend for all who traveled to Jamestown, Rhode Island to celebrate this storybook love!  This was one of the most beautiful venues I’ve seen, set near a cliff for the outside ceremony and what was a gorgeous tent reception.  Their crowd was outgoing, fun, emotional, and ready to dance.  Pretty much your perfect party mix.  Lindsey and Rob light up each other’s faces and I don’t think either one of them stopped smiling the entire day.  But most importantly, we all learned when Rob’s family knew for sure that Lindsey was “the One” for Rob.  Rob’s brother says it was when she uttered three precious words…. I’ll bring dessert.

Venue: Castle Hill Inn
Coordinator: Pamela, PDR Events
Photography: Moirae Creatives
Floral: Flowers by Semia
Decor: Exquisite Events Decor
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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choose love: Chris + Charlie’s Temecula Creek Wedding Trailer from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Charlie’s dad said it best, “We never stop getting closer to our friends and our family. That’s what life is all about.”   It sure is.  And what better day to celebrate that notion than on your wedding day.  Charlie and Chris married under the most beautiful tree while the golden sunshine set on them.  While having that woodsy setting, they had chandeliers and strings lights with some amazing vintage and rustic pieces throughout.  And as Charlie’s brother officiated, he closed the last line of the ceremony with none other than a quote from Jim Carrey, “You will only ever have two choices: love or fear. Choose love. And don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.”

Venue: Temecula Creek Inn
Planning: Kerri Hatter, LVL Weddings & Events
Photography: Leah Marie Photography
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Florals: Keith Laverty Floral 
Rentals: Madame Palooza
Linen: Luxe Linen
Hair and Make up: Beauty & the Beach

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Jessica + Ana Wedding Film from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

It was day they might have never imagined would come. The beautiful California sunshine greeted Jessica and Ana’s family and friends who traveled to Santa Barbara to celebrate this day . The Bacara Resort was filled with elegant details that combined elements of Uruguay, details with Argentinian flavor, along with some US traditions. The men wore tuxedo tails, the formal dances included the waltz, and most importantly, Jessica and Ana exchanged meaningful words that promised each other forever love.  Love wins.

Venue: The Bacara Resort
Coordinator: Sonia Hopkins, XOXO Bride
Photographer: Miki and Sonja
Hair and Make Up: TEAM
Florals: Rock Rose Floral
Rentals: Town & Country SB

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Tanya + Aaron Trailer from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

These two give me goosebumps.  Perhaps its their excitement to be around each other.  Perhaps its the way they love so deeply, tears, vulnerability, laughter, and more.  Or perhaps it was just their amazing dance moves resembling the running man.  It’s hard to pin point, but these two certainly have something special.  Their day at Terranea Resort was a gorgeous one and its clear these two hearts reveled in every moment.  Enjoy Tanya and Aaron’s beautiful day!

Venue: Terranea Resort
Coordinator: Chelsea, Details Details
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography
Florals: Empty Vase
DJ: SOS Entertainment
Band: West Coast Music

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