• 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.

Ojai Valley Inn Wedding // Ally & Steven

So I kind of love this couple.  I’ve known Ally for years since she’s also in the “wedding biz”.  I knew the wedding would be amazing since we’ve filmed two of her brother’s weddings.  I also knew it would be amazing because of their story.  And I wasn’t disappointed. From the bride:

“We grew up a block away from each other and have run in the same circles for most of our lives. Steven was a Senior in High School when I was a Freshman, and my brother Scott was a Senior when Steven was a Freshman. Scott used to take Steven out and corrupt him. :) Scott and my other brother, Eric, even were the DJs for Steven’s Bar Mitzvah!  I also coached Steven’s little sister in soccer when I was in high school.  We have a TON of overlapping friends: Steven’s friend Adam (a groomsman) has a little sister named Stacy, who happens to be my best friend (and maid of honor). Steven & I also introduced our other best friends (Nicole–Bridesmaid and Steve–Best Man) and they got married a few years back. Our parents have similar friends, and our lives are pretty intertwined. Everyone at our wedding knows each other. We started dating when I was a Freshman in College and Steven was a Senior. We were both home over winter break and ran into each other while being young and irresponsible in Hollywood. Then, that summer, we officially started dating and were in a long-distance relationship the following year. Then, during my Junior year of college at Washington University in St. Louis, Steven enrolled at WashU for Law School. We endured the long-distance once again when I  moved to New York for Grad School. After I graduated, I moved home. We have been living together ever since. After Steven passed the bar, and completed a stint at CAA in the TV Talent Department, he also started working with me at Bob Gail. We have been dating since December 2004 and we have been in love for the entire time. We knew pretty early that this was a serious thing going in a specific direction, so our wedding has been a long time coming.”

Venue:  Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Wedding Designer/Planner/Florist/Coordinator:  The bride & the team at Bob Gail Events
Photographer: Elizabeth Messina
Hair: The Studio Agency
Makeup: Makeup Therapy
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals, Casa de Perrin, Form Decor, La Tavola Linens, Classic Party Rentals, Town & Country, Designer Event Rentals
Paper Goods: Lilly & Louise & Pitbulls and Posies
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper
Carpet: American Turf & Carpet
Lighting: Peterson Lighting

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megan kelly - Ally and Steven’s wedding was truly such a beautiful day. Julie, amazing job capturing this collection of special moments!

cat benner - So darn good, I cried just like I did when you walked down the isle. Love you!! Julie, you did a brilliant job. xoxoxo Cat

Sevilla Wedding // Meagan & Conrad

I really don’t know where to start with this wedding because there is SO MUCH to share.  So here it goes.  Meagan is friends with several of our fabulous past couples and of course we were super stoked (yes I still use that word) to be invited to Spain to cover her and Conrad’s incredible destination wedding.  Actually it was more like an event.  Scratch that… eventS.  From the moment we arrived, there were so many things to film & timelapse.  Just around the city of Sevilla alone, we had one of the largest Cathedrals in Europe, a 14th century palace, and beautiful architecture everywhere.  It was ridiculous.  Sevilla is amazing and if you haven’t been there, book a ticket.  Like right now.

When you watch the SDE (yes we did a Same Day Edit… in Spain) you’ll notice that it starts with an event that took place in a bull fighting ring.  That would be their rehearsal dinner.  Yep.  The couple planned an opportunity for their (hilarious and fun) bridal party (well mainly the guys) to “fight” a baby bull.  These “matadors” (eh-hem) did a fabulous job and definitely entertained the crowd.  What followed next was a Gypsy wedding which (of course) started with the bride being kidnapped and the groom saving her.  duh.  The couple exchanged their personal vows here which was just awesome.

The next day was the BIG day.  The Catholic ceremony in a crazy old European churches with priceless artwork.  The wedding day style was BEYOND.  Check out all the bridal party dresses and of course the bride herself.  So gorgeous.  The groom in his blue tux wasn’t bad either!  We were able to take photos around Sevilla (&  Real Alcazar) and then it was off to the reception at an Olive Ranch (Orchard?? Farm?? ah!! Mill!!)  The details we included in this SDE is about 1/4 of how many their were.  It was STUN-NING.  Everything about this event was major eye candy.  The best part… the bride and groom infused THEIR personality into the entire event.  Of course there were traditions, but everything was spun with originality and their personality in mind… and of course with a twist of Gypsy/Moroccan/Spain.  LOVE.

Photographer:  Leila Brewster
Church: La Caridad
Reception: Hacienda Los Molinillos

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Pelican Hill Wedding // Lindsay & Scott

From the bride:

“My Mom was born for this type of thing. Before we were officially engaged, she had already arranged to visit four prospective venues, checked Jeannie’s (from Details Details) availability, and had a primary list of invitees drafted. Scott, being the smart guy he is, let me know he liked whatever I did, and would help whenever he was needed. We knew we wanted something beautiful and awe-inspiring, while still being the most fun, and party-filled wedding possible. From there, me, my sisters, and mom, set out on a mission. First, we visited a few venues, and knew Pelican Hill was perfect right when we stepped on site. From there came Jeannie. She planned my older sister’s wedding and did a spectacular job. Jeannie had a great idea of what we were looking for and suggested a few vendors who were a perfect fit. Victor Sizemore, our photographer, was a no-brainer, as he is from and living in Kentucky, and had that mid-west connection with Scott (who is born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska). When deciding our floral vendors, Sunny from White Lilac, won me over with ideas for a hanging instillation, combining gold, textures and florals, and their shared love for the same Balmain dress. She got it. From there, Linda Goldsheft, our cake expert, Elysium for video, Berit from Makeup by Berit, famed hairstylist Lois Kinsey, the live quartet Angelica Strings and Dj Stylez each fit the exact mold we were looking for: the best at what they do, and the most fun to be around!”

Check out their Same Day Edit:

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Shally - So beautiful!!!! I loved it!!!

shelby - Great edit, even greater couple!!! woo!! love it!!

Megan Brighting - So awesome!! Loved reliving the day :) reminds me of how wonderful you all were at our wedding and now to see you at Lindsay and Scott’s was spectacular!!!

Jennifer Buckley - Fantastic
I love it. You guys rocked again
love
Jennifer Buckley

Lindsay - Amazing!!! Thank you for capturing such an exciting day for us and our families!

Cape Kidnappers Wedding // Alain & Victoria’s New Zealand Wedding

You all know that we specialize in destination weddings.  This year it feels like we’ve been abroad more than in the States.  The thing is… I guess we attract couples that are like us.  We love to travel, see the world, experience different cultures, and so do so many of our clients (even if they are getting married locally!)

Alain and Victoria are no exception.  These two have literally lived and traveled all over the world.  They decided to hold their incredible wedding at a gorgeous property on the north island of New Zealand called Cape Kidnappers.  Of course the scenery was stunning but my favorite thing about this wedding?  They had friends and family who traveled from all corners of the globe to attend their wedding.  How amazing is that??  Seriously… from probably every continent.

Our whirlwind trip would not have been complete without being able to hang and work with Carlos from Cava Weddings.  We first worked with him in Anguilla a few years back and were so excited to work with him and his team in NZ.  Seriously incredible photographer and the trip came with a ton of laughs and fun.  It’s always great working with friends who share your same level of professionalism and similar style!!

So without further delay, check out their highlights!

Venue:  Cape Kidnappers
Photographer: Cava Weddings

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Pelican Hill Wedding // Elise & Chris

Elise & Chris met in college at USC… at a slip n’ slide sorority BBQ to be exact!! Soon they fell in love and became quite a duo.  Chris’s proposal was pretty awesome… he planned a surprise helicopter ride during a trip to Hawaii.  When the helicopter descended into Waipio Valley (a gorgeous green landscape of mountains and waterfalls) Chris took off his seat belt and got down on one knee.  Super romantic, right??  From there, the wedding planning was on!!  They chose a colorful, fun, yet romantic garden themed wedding at Pelican Hill.  They added their own unique elements that included a wedding dress display… both mother’s wedding gowns as well as two of their grandmothers!  So cool!  Check out their highlights:

The Team:

Venue: Pelican Hill
Wedding Planner: Jeannie from Details Details
Floral & Event Designer: White Lilac
Photographer: Jasmine Star
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage

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ashley - hi wanted to see where your prices start at? im getting married in redlands september 21st and if you even have it available? thanks, ashley