• 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.

San Diego Wedding // Josie & Josh

From the bride:

“We met in college and became best friends for the next year and half. We sat next to each other in a political science class which ended up sparking our great friendship. Josh had tried numerous times to ask me out, but I did not want to compromise our friendship. We both weren’t in the right life stages.

That summer, I headed to New York City for an internship and the second weekend I was there, Josh went out to visit me in the Big Apple. We had a great weekend exploring the city and the NYC nightlife.  Our friendship continued to grow as we talked all summer and then Josie headed off to Spain for the next semester. Even with the great distance, we used Skype to talk as often as we could and on Josie’s birthday that November, Josh was the only person who actually called me in Spain to wished me a Happy Birthday. I was back in San Diego for the holidays and Josh was anxious to see me and flew out for a visit over the winter break.

January found us both back at Colorado State University and our friendship by then was more than casual—the two had become best friends. We found themselves spending as much time as possible together and finally, we both realized that their relationship was deeper than a friendship. So on Valentine’s Day, Josh took me on our first “official” date: a night hike up to Horsetooth Reservoir with a space heater, a bottle of wine, and sushi. The rest is history in the making….”

The TEAM:

Venue: L’Auberge Del Mar
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Kevin Connors
Florist: Adelena Whittaker
Band: Wayne Foster

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South Carolina Wedding // Olivia & Jack

Jack and Olivia have known each other since the age of 8. Olivias father was Jack’s peanut football coach and Olivia was a peanut football cheerleader. They were middle school sweethearts. They dated on and off throughout high school and college. Finally they stopped being stubborn and let fate take its course. And here they are, preparing for their dream wedding and a long life of love with one another.

Olivia began researching wedding planners and had her heart set on Soiree by Tara Guerard. She had seen some of Tara’s work and knew that this was who could make her dream wedding happen in only 4 short months. Olivia trusted Tara’s expertise and let her take care of vendors. After talking to Olivia, Tara knew exactly what Olivia had pictured for her big day. Olivia wanted a traditional church wedding with a fun tented reception, each with the romantic fairytale feel.

After you watch the highlights, check out their full spread in Inside Weddings!

the TEAM:

Ceremony: The First Baptist Church of Charleston
Venue:  Runnymeade Plantation
Wedding Designer: Soiree by Tara Guerard
Photographer: Adriene Page

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Orange County Wedding // Megan & Brian

From the Bride:

“Brian and I have a love story that only God could write. We think it’s better than any Hollywood movie or romance novel. It is a story about loss, sacrifice, searching, patience and redemption. Brian and I met on a blind date on September 16, 2012. It truly was love at first sight. Sitting across the dinner table from each other we knew almost immediately that this date was different. We knew what was happening was beyond our own scope of understanding. We were falling in love and it was only date one.

A little back story: I had been on so many first dates that I actually wrote a book about my experience. Brian had taken a year long dating hiatus after a difficult divorce and many bad dates. We had both reached a point in our lives where we had become very picky daters and were determined to wait for God’s best. Brian focused all his energy on raising his three boys, working full time for Caterpillar, and volunteering at his church. I was busy teaching history to high school students, spending time with friends and family and also volunteering at the very same church. And it was because of that church, we finally met.

We were set up by our pastor, a man that we both knew well and admired. He had known us separately for three years, but was waiting on the Lord to reveal the right time to introduce us. We had no idea how God was working behind the scenes. In the same fall that my dating book was published and Brian got divorced, God began to direct our steps towards each other and we did not even know it. Now we are living a love story that we can hardly believe is true. But it is. And it’s ours.”

The TEAM:

Wedding Planner:  High Society Wedding & Events
Reception Venue: Mission Viejo Country Club
Photgrapher: Mary Rosenbaum
Band: Rembrandt
Floral Designer: Rogers Gardens

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Florence Italy Wedding // Isa & Paul

From the Bride:

“It is often said you don’t control where or when you will meet the love of your life. Our story is a perfect example of such a fate. We were both headed to Raleigh for different reasons on two different days when destiny intervened. Paul’s original flight was scheduled for Monday. My flight was scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30am. However, Paul’s flight was cancelled and pushed to Tuesday at 9:50am. In the meantime, my flight was also cancelled and switched to the 9:50am flight.

No matter how much I tried, I could not switch seats. I had originally been upgraded but was now booked in the last row window seat. I must have called Delta a million times and even went to the lounge and talked to the gate agent. They all said that was the only seat available. Little did I know that Paul was last row middle seat :).

According to Paul, I didn’t look very happy as I was walking down the aisle to my seat . I, of course, deny this. Paul was sitting in the aisle seat when I got there and kindly moved for me to be able to enter the row and sit. He stayed in the aisle seat to give me some space. I randomly looked at him and said: I really hope whoever is sitting in the middle isn’t someone stinky. Paul smiled at me and said, actually that’s my seat and proceeded to sit down next to me. We spent the entire flight talking and before we knew it, we had arrived in Raleigh. We both left, eagerly awaiting when we would see each other again.

Paul and I both love to travel. DId I mentioned we met on a plane? ;) My dream was also to get married in Europe so a destination wedding just made sense. Europe, to us, has always had a special place in our hearts, especially to me. Nothing excels more romance than walking around a European city. The architecture, the vibe, the decor, everything just screams romance and intimacy, even if you are surrounded by a crowd of thousands. It is just a place that makes you feel like you are in your own little bubble of love. We initially looked for hotels in Barcelona since my family is from there but we couldn’t find what we were looking for. We decided to hop over to Florence since we had read about the Four Seasons hotel there. We couldn’t have found a more perfect location. The hotel is located within a ten minute walk from the city center and also has the biggest private garden in Florence. It was just perfect. The private garden helped us create that intimate/romantic feeling we were looking for and the location, with its proximity to the city, was perfect to entertain all the guests. The service of the Four Seasons staff was also exceptional AND we got to work with a michelin star chef! Who wouldn’t want that?! :)

Once we had the venue selected, everything started to fall into place. Google became my best friend for searching vendors. Because it is an international wedding, I had to rely a lot on internet searches and I needed that “visual connection” with vendors when I browsed their galleries/blogs. We were looking for a style that was romantic, elegant, and classy. We only have 37 guests so the style/vibe of the wedding was very important to us to make it memorable and to capture its essence.

Finding vendors like Elysium Productions that had already filmed at the Four Seasons Florence was like adding that top cherry to the cake. For photography, we expanded our search to Rome and found the amazing Rochelle Cheever. Her pictures just melted our hearts. You can see emotions through her pictures which is exactly what we were looking for.”

Want to see more?  Check out Isa & Paul’s feature on Every Last Detail :)

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yourfriendinitaly - All feeling of our heart get away towards our life partner and we can not able to control our feeling at the time of marriage we can present our feeling towards our life partner. It is the best movement of our life.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding // Lacy & Mark

Lacy & Mark have been together for several years and it was time to get hitched!  Where better to do this than Devil’s Thumb Ranch in my home state of Colorado?  I mean really?  Check this highlights out because to be quite honest… this was a PERFECT day for filming.   The timing was amazing, the weather gorgeous, and the people and speeches…awesome.  Oh and the moon!!  Seriously… one of my favorite shots of all time occurred during the couple’s first dance!!

The Team:

Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Wedding Coordinator:  Love This Day Events
Photographer: Otto Schultz
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions

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charlie - Adorable shots, the bride look gorgeous!