• 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.

Montage Beverly Hills Wedding // Kelly & Tan

Kelly & Tan, together with their wedding planner Carolyn Chen, created a totally gorgeous wedding and celebration!  The best part?  They even had a full-on choir and orchestra (50 piece!) to make their ceremony that much more dramatic.  The groom actually wrote and arranged the pieces!  So cool!!  I will probably blog this later but for now, thought I’d share their Same Day Edit.  Enjoy!!!

Venue:  Montage Beverly Hills
Wedding Planner:  Carolyn Chen
Floral Designer: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Hair & Makeup:  Joyce Luck Style
Cinematography: Elysium Productions
Gown Designer: Vera Wang
Photographer:  Samuel Lippke
Band:  Midnight Special from West Coast Music

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Ojai Valley Inn Wedding // Brianna & Peter

Time for a much needed blog update!!  And this one definitely deserves to be blogged.  You see… it has everything we love about weddings:  An awesome couple totally in love, personal vows, dogs!, incredible decor, and an awesome team of professionals to work with.

Check out their Same Day Edit which debuted at the after party (which was awesome because we could include some footage of the reception other than just the 1st dance).  And yes… we filmed a bit with a drone.  Super geeky but it results in awesome footage :)

Congrats Brianna & Peter!!

Venue:  Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Wedding Planner:  Laurie Arons
Floral Designer: Mindy Rice
Hair & Makeup:  TEAM Hair & Makeup
Cinematography: Elysium Productions
Gown Designer: Vera Wang
Photographer:  Aaron Delesie
Custom Paper Products:  Julie Song Ink
Band:  Cowling Band from West Coast Music

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Beverly Hills Hotel Wedding // Ashley & Casey

I realize I just posted another wedding with 16mm film, but I’m kind of obsessed with it!  Check out Ashley & Casey’s Highlights that features some of this beautiful medium mixed with our HD digital.  This wedding was stunning!

Ceremony:  All Saints Episcopal Church
Reception Venue:  Beverly Hills Hotel
Wedding Designer: Lindsay Coral Harper
Wedding Planner:  Jeannie from Details Details
Floral Designer: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Photographer: Samuel Lippke
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions

 

 

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Austin, Texas Wedding // Sam & Sam

Yes… Samantha meets Sam and the fairytale begins!  We were so excited to work with Jacin from Lovely Little Details on this one and especially to shoot more 16mm film!  (ps.  Austin is a pretty rad city!) Oh and check out the Bride’s amazing Style Blog:  The Peak of Tres Chic

From the Bride:

​Labor Day 2011 is where it all began. I (Girl Sam) was enjoying a “staycation” with girlfriends at Hotel Zaza in Houston, TX. On Labor Day Monday, around 3 pm, my girlfriends and I thought we would catch the last few hours of sun before ending their weekend. Meanwhile, boy Sam had just landed in Houston from Australia to begin a new job at Macquarie Energy the following day. His apartment wasn’t quite ready, so he decided to shack up at Hotel Zaza for a few days. Jet lagged, all he wanted to do was go to sleep. But he wanted to get his body clock on track for his new job, so he decided to go lounge by the hotel pool.

When Sam walked out to the pool to look for a lounge chair, I spotted him from afar and thought he was very attractive. Fatefully, the only available lounge chair poolside with any sun exposure was right next to me. He hesitantly sat down, and then began to strike up casual conversation with me. Being new to town, Sam didn’t even have a cell phone at this point. After an hour or so of chatting, he asked me to write down my phone number on a spare scrap of paper. I have horrible handwriting, so Sam misread the number when trying to get in contact with me and texted the wrong person! Thinking he had been blown off, he was embarrassed. But, he managed to track her down via good ol’ Facebook, thanks to the fact that I wrote my first AND last name down when sharing my phone number. Of course I was stoked when added me on Facebook only 7 hours after meeting (isn’t modern technology great?!). We talked on the phone a few times, and then Sam asked me out on a proper date a few weeks later. We went to a sushi spot in Midtown Houston, and I was sold when Sam let it slip over edamame and sake that he was an ‘old-fashioned romantic.’

Who would have thought a girl from Oklahoma and a boy from Sydney, Australia would end up finding each other? Having had his palm read at an 8 year-old friend’s birthday party, Sam was told he would one day marry a girl from a foreign country. I had traveled to Sydney before with my family and fell in love with the city instantly. Maybe it wasn’t so far-fetched, then, that we would find each other eventually. Having fallen in love in Texas, a place neither of us are natives of, set the scene for a beautiful proposal a year and a half after we met.

The Proposal:

On a Sunday in May 2013, I was excited to meet Sam for dinner at Torchy’s Tacos- one of our favorite Houston taco joints. After eating, we decided to go back to my house to relax and watch a movie. Having taken separate cars to the restaurant, I was kind of confused when Sam literally ran from dinner to his car and sped off. Nonetheless, I took my time getting home. When I walked up the stairs to our living room, I was surprised to see beautiful tea candles and rose petals leading up my spiral staircase. I followed the trail up all 5 flights of stairs to the roof-top patio. When I walked out on to the patio, Sam was standing there waiting for me, surrounded by more rose petals and candles. He started to tell me how much he had fallen in love with me and why he wanted to continue our life together as a married couple. He explained to me that he picked my rooftop patio to propose because it overlooked downtown Houston, the city we had fallen in love in. Although we are from 2 very different places, fate had led us to Texas to meet.

It only makes sense, then, that we chose Texas as the place where we would unite our two families.. A place we have both fallen in love with, along with each other.

The Team:

Venue:  Green Pastures Restaurant
Floral Designer/Planner:  Lovely Little Details
Photographer: The Nichols
Hair: Katie Sullivan at Azur West Salon
Makeup: Kristin Daniell
Bride getting ready location: Hotel St. Cecilia

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