• Elysium Productions are premier, internationally known wedding videographers who provide stunning cinematic records of one of the biggest days of your life. Based in Los Angeles, they are available for a limited number of wedding videography commissions each year and shoot destination weddings the world over.

Tuscany Wedding // Lotus & Tony

From the bride (ps. this was BEFORE she knew about the surprise fireworks Tony had planned!)
“Tony and I met through a mutual friend, Gary. He suggested to each of us that he thought we might be a good pair. In modern day dating, that means googling their name and checking out Facebook. I love when Tony tells the story and he says how Gary showed him a picture of me and exclaimed unequivocally, ‘Yes, I want to meet her!’

After several favorable email exchanges, we decided to continue our conversations in person. The always chivalrous Tony chose one of my favorite restaurants, AOC, which was just a few blocks away from his home, but very far from mine. Nonetheless, he drove up Laurel Canyon and picked me up like a proper, romantic date. It didn’t take long for us to realize we had similar passions — food, friends, family, food and more food. Not that we needed it, but sharing favorite restaurants was a superb excuse to see each other over and over again.

Bless Tony. He is a producer at work and a producer at heart, so he produced our wedding. Since we had a destination wedding in Cortona, Italy, we were fortunate to find Ben Singleton at Italy Weddings to ease the process. He had access and history with a selection of fantastic vendors. And it wasn’t so hard to get the romantic, Italian countryside feel since Italians in the countryside seem to specialize in romance!”

 

The Team:

Venue: Il Falconiere
Wedding Coordinator: Ben Singleton at Italy Weddings
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions

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Smog Shoppe Wedding // Theresa & Chris

From the bride:

“We met at work, where our offices are right next to each other. Things started casually – we’d ask each other questions and bounce ideas off each other. We quickly found that we were a great team and shared a lot of late night laughs. One thing lead to another, and here we are today!

To get ready for the wedding, we basically just followed our instincts and chose stuff we liked. We loved the succulent walls at the SmogShoppe and the “Alice in Wonderland” feeling it has. Once we settled on Smog Shoppe, most things ended up falling into place. Two of our vendors got married at SmogShoppe, and most of them work with the SmogShoppe often. Everyone was familiar with each other, which made the planning process super friendly.

We wanted the wedding to be classic, elegant, a little weird (like us), but most importantly, fun. We put together most of the details ourselves, with lots of help from friends and family. The bow ties were made by our friend’s company, The Accents Shop. The groomsmen’s tuxes were made by a local shop in Long Beach, The Academy.”

The Team:

Venue: Smog Shoppe
Photographer: Sweet Little Photographs
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions

 

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Aspen Wedding // Desi & Brandon

From the bride:

“Brandon and I met about 10 years ago (sometime in August 2003) on a tiny island in the Bahamas called Cat Cay. Our families often vacationed there but we’d didn’t cross paths until that summer when Brandon came up to me in Bu’s Bar (the only little bar on the island). He was attending Tulane University and I was still in high school but we decided to keep in touch and exchanged “AIM screen names”. Over the years we ran into each other on South Beach a few times but the timing never seemed right to date.

Then, in August 2008, I parted ways with my ex boyfriend while studying abroad in London and Brandon insisted on going on a date the minute I came back home to Miami. We had our first official date on South Beach at Bond Street and we clicked right away. After 2 years of dating, I went to NYC to attend law school but we stayed together in a long distance relationship for 1.5 years.

On November 26, 2011, I was still living in NYC but apartment hunting in South Beach when Brandon asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes. I moved back to Miami and we decided to get married in beautiful Aspen where we fell in love but we engraved Cat Cay’s coordinates inside our wedding rings to always keep that special place close to us.”

The TEAM:

Ceremony Venue: Little Nell’s Wedding Deck
Reception Venue: Hotel Jerome
Wedding Planner: Bluebird Production
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Robin Proctor
Floral Designer: Harrington Smith

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Stone Manor Wedding // Kate & Shawn

From the bride:

“Shawn and I are young and love to have fun, we have a great group of friends and goofy families, so our main concern was to have a fun, entertaining, yet classy wedding. The wedding brought out the crafty side of me, I made almost everything at the wedding including the invitations. My style is rustic & glamorous. A lot of inspiration was from MANY hours on pinterest, tons of bridal magazines and the Vogue wedding book.”

The TEAM:

Venue: Stone Manor
Wedding Planner: Cassandra Santor
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Picotte Photography
Floral Designer: Holly Flora

 

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Jamaica Wedding // Lauren & Daniel

From the bride:

“Daniel and I met three days after I moved from Nashville, Tennessee to St. Petersburg, Florida. I had moved there to grow my quickly expanding online marketing company, and he had moved there a month before after falling in love with St. Pete from visiting friends who lived there.

It was 3 a.m. and I had just gotten home from hanging out with some new friends and my adorable dog, Bella, needed to go outside before I went to bed. I put her on her leash and took the elevator downstairs. When I opened the door to let her out, I wasn’t paying enough attention and before I knew it was tripping over a little black dog! I looked up and there was Daniel. He was gracious and after we made sure his dog, Chance, was alright, he quickly picked up the conversation. We talked about how I had just moved to St. Pete and about how the security at our apartment was like Fort Knox. Daniel suavely suggested that I should give him my number because he had already had multiple friends accidentally lock themselves out of the building, and he didn’t want that to happen to me. Typically I wouldn’t have given it to him, but his logic was impeccable and I obliged. We said goodnight and went back to our separate apartments.

Little did I know then, that Daniel didn’t go back to his apartment. Instead he rushed to visit one of his best friends, Rich, to tell him he had just met the woman he was going to marry.

The next day, he texted me and invited me out to a Rays game with a group of his friends, and the rest is history.

Daniel and I love to travel. We were in Jamaica at Sunset at the Palms last September, and we both adored the place. It was the first destination we had been together that we both knew we wanted to come back to. While we were enjoying cocktails and watching the sunset at Rick’s Cafe, we saw a huge white catamaran gliding off into the sunset and we decided that Jamaica was where we wanted to tie the knot.

Once we had decided on the place, the planning process began! Ever since I was small when my family went on vacation, we always went sailing, so a nautical theme was a natural choice. First things first, we found a company that rented catamarans and were were blessed to find our amazing wedding planner through them. After that, things started falling in place.

With a little bit of luck, we assembled a top notch crew of vendors for the big day. For us, the ceremony was very important, so we shipped in our priest, Father Joe, from New York City. He had preformed the ceremony for Daniel’s cousin’s wedding in January, and he was, quite simply put, amazing.

To capture our special day for all of eternity, we flew in our partner and friend, Brandi Morris, of Brandi Image Photography. She works with us and my company Symphoni, as our go-to photographer, but specializes in wedding photography. Originally, we did not plan on doing videography, but after seeing a friend’s wedding video done by Elysium, we knew we couldn’t live without it.”

The TEAM:

Venue: Catamaran & Private Island provided by The Glass Slipper
Wedding Planner: The Glass Slipper
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Brandi Morris
Bridal Gown: Lazarro

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