Thursday, February 6, 2014


Things to consider when hiring a team to film your wedding



Some of the first things newly engaged brides do is go dress shopping, reserve a venue, and hire a team to film their wedding. Chances are, this is the first time any of them have hired a film crew. It can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience, filled with explanations of packages, prices, contracts and portfolios.  In an effort to give you a few pieces of advice, we have put together a short list of things to consider when selecting your wedding film team.


1)    Don’t allow price to be the only determinant.

When shopping for a wedding film team price is something you should never skimp on. Obviously work within your budget but don’t be persuaded by deals that seem too good to be true. Sometimes the reason a film crew is priced at $500 is because they’re only worth that much. There’s a good chance that you might have some guy show up at your wedding with a camera and has no idea what he’s doing. If you spend time and energy planning your wedding, you’re going to want a film that reflects who you are and the work you’ve put into every tiny detail for your big day!

2)     Hire someone who you are compatible with.

It seems like that’s something that really shouldn’t matter. It’s their talent that’s most important, right? Well, partially, yes. But if you’re laid back would you want someone who’s going to force you out of your comfort zone and make you feel awkward all day? You have to find someone you get along with and feel truly comfortable with.

3)   Hire someone who LOVES what they do.

You have to hire someone who LOVES what they do and wants YOU to love what THEY do. You want someone who’s not burnt out on doing weddings. You want someone who is doing this because it’s their passion and they aren’t just trying to pay their bills.  We attribute our success and quality to this very simple fact.  We genuinely LOVE what we do and our work shows it.

4)   Hire someone you can trust.

Trust as in any relationship is key. You hire a team like us because we are the professional.  You trust their opinions and ideas and allow them to take some creative license knowing that at the end they will give you a film you will want to watch over and over. As Ray Roman would say, “by hiring us you have the piece of mind of getting a true professional who is going to make your wedding film an unforgettable heirloom for you, your family and friends.”


Happy Planning!

Matthieu

Love what you saw? Contact us and let’s tell your story when you say your I do's!!

About Cinematt
CINEMATT is the fruit of many years of soul searching in order to create a brand that couples can identify with.   As the creator and artistic director of CINEMATT, Matthieu put his ten years of expertise to craft a unique wedding film for you.

Along with Dennis, who he has been working with for five years, Joshua and Sean, they strive to capture every little detail you have so uniquely chosen to make your dream wedding a true masterpiece. Filming your wedding is not only showing up on your special day. It is about getting to know you and find out what your particular interests are in order to transcribe them into YOUR film... Merci et a bientot!

Friday, January 24, 2014


A Year in Review: Cinematt's Favorite Moments of 2013
 
 


For year's I've been trying to create a video journal highlighting my favorite moments of the previous year, but I always end up saying, "later".  Well, that is all about to change.  2014 is here and I had one new resolution.  To finally create that video journal that we could all enjoy.

I knew I had filmed some amazing weddings in 2013 and I wanted to showcase them in a fast but emotion filled video journal that would translate who we are and why we do what we do
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Getting married has so many layers and facets but one thing for sure is the sense of coming together: as husband and wife, as we say I do, as one family, when two meets and create a sacred bond. I wanted to show the emotion of the journey and the ultimate reward of uniting. Whether the wedding was in San Diego, France, Hawaii, Napa, Livermore or San Francisco and so many more destinations, they all have something in common; a unique story. Their story!! 

I think this 2:40 minute clearly communicates why a wedding is so special.

Big thank you to Joshua, Dennis, Kyle, Robin and Steph, Miguel, Aaron, Wendi, Isabel, and an even bigger thank you to all our awesome couples who trusted us with the most important moment of their life. 

 

Matthieu

Love what you saw? Contact us and let’s tell your story when you say your I do's!!


About Cinematt
CINEMATT is the fruit of many years of soul searching in order to create a brand that couples can identify with.   As the creator and artistic director of CINEMATT, Matthieu put his ten years of expertise to craft a unique wedding film for you.

Along with Dennis, who he has been working with for five years, Joshua and Sean, they strive to capture every little detail you have so uniquely chosen to make your dream wedding a true masterpiece. Filming your wedding is not only showing up on your special day. It is about getting to know you and find out what your particular interests are in order to transcribe them into YOUR film... Merci et a bientot!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Tips from the pros: How to capture amazing moments for your wedding film

Capturing the special moments of the wedding day on film is a top priority for most brides and grooms. Over the years I've gathered great tips from other film experts such as Joe Simon, Ray Roman, Matt Davis that have proven to result in amazing films for my clients.  Here are my top ten tips that I always like to share with my couples to make sure we capture stunning shots.

  1. Remind your bridal party that although it's cool to chew gum, it's even cooler if they don't while filming is happening. 
  2. Have the makeup artist set up by the window so the film crew can capture you under natural light.  Trust us, you’ll like the results.
  3. Ask your makeup artist to use a director’s chair.  The height will allow you to standout even more in the room as well as give your film crew a clear field of vision.
  4. Don't be afraid of the cameras. Although it can be a bit overwhelming to have so many cameras around you, try to forget about it and allow your happiness to show through.
  5. Turn down the music. We know you love to listen to music when you are getting ready, and it's cool. However, if the music is too loud, it can overpower special moments captured by the film crew such as the moment your mom or dad come into the room and saw you in your gown for the first time.
  6. Make time for your cinematographer. Although most of the time your cinematographer can work around photographers, it is much better if you can allow 10 minutes in your schedule to cinematography only so they can capture those extra moments that will make your film a masterpiece.
  7. Don’t run away! I know some people get nervous when it comes to giving a speech at the reception, but it would be great if your MOH or BM or who ever is giving the speech just relax and stand still while giving their speeches. We love it when they address you, and don't run around the room.
  8. No talking. The ceremony is a sacred moment and we do not want to disturb it so make sure that phones are turned off, bridal party is not in chatting mode, and enjoy YOUR ceremony.
  9. Unplug! Lately it has been very easy for people to snap away during the ceremony, especially during important moments. Consider having a sign that invites your guests to not click away while you are walking down the aisle and to stay put in their seat. You have paid a lot of money for your professional crew to do their job, so don’t let it be ruined by eager guests.
  10. Give your cinematographer time. Remind your mc that in order to get the best shot possible they will need time to set up.  So 3 to 5 minutes before a major event is happening, such as the first dance, have someone notify your cinematographer so they can set-up.

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About Cinematt
CINEMATT is the fruit of many years of soul searching in order to create a brand that couples can identify with.   As the creator and artistic director of CINEMATT, Matthieu put his ten years of expertise to craft a unique wedding film for you.

Along with Dennis, who he has been working with for five years, Joshua and Sean, they strive to capture every little detail you have so uniquely chosen to make your dream wedding a true masterpiece. Filming your wedding is not only showing up on your special day. It is about getting to know you and find out what your particular interests are in order to transcribe them into YOUR film... Merci et a bientot!




Friday, January 3, 2014

Julia and Alex | Short form film | Villa Ponti, Napa

Happy new year everyone!
I hope you had a great holiday season and that you are ready for what ever 2014 will bring us. I'm very excited with this new year as I see so many opportunities looming, and frankly, I have made my resolution to make 2014 my best year ever since I started cinematt.
One thing I've also promised myself for 2014 is to give more importance to the blog and to give you content you would like to read. It will have the usual and occasional films we shot of course. But I would like to also give you some tips to make your wedding a perfect day. So every now and then I will try my utmost to help you plan your day the best way possible.
Today I'm sharing a film that is dear to my heart as Alex and Julia are one of the nicest couple you could ever meet. Maybe it's the fact that Julia has spent sometime in France and can speak the language, but as soon as I met her it was an instant connection. To top it off my good friend Loic Nicolas was their photographer. Loic and I have been friends since 2009 and every time we shoot together we have a blast. I understand what he needs and he definitely knows what I'm looking for. Having such a chemistry is key to creating a great experience for the couple.
I knew that Julia and Alex wanted a film that doesn't feel scripted and per her own words "fake". It worked out perfectly and as I hope you can see, their personality shines throughout.
A big thanks to my team, Dennis, Miguel, and Jeremiah, you guys did a great job.






Monday, December 2, 2013

Cassie and Pete |Short film| Nestledown, Los Gatos

It might be cyber Monday but for us it's time to unveil our latest creation: Cassie and Pete's beautiful wedding film at Nestledown in Los Gatos.
For starter I absolutely love the venue, maybe my favorite in the Bay because of it's remote location. I always feel that I am in Alice in Wonderland when I shoot over there.
Second I got to work with Kaella Wilson. If you don't know Kaella and are looking for a wedding coordinator, you need to check her website and her beautiful creations. She is awesome to work with and definitely definitely one of my favorite coordinator in the Area. I can't wait to do it again Kaella!
Third, I had a great team that day that gave a 150 percent on the day. We always say that we are only as good as our third shooter. So thank you to Emerald and Dennis for working your butt off for Cassie and Pete on that day.
Last but not least, my amazing clients Cassie and Pete, who trusted us completely on the day and allow us to film their wedding and tell their story, by giving us carte blanche. From the day I met with them, they were on board with whatever I wanted to do, and they knew they had peace of mind by hiring me to deliver a great heirloom to share with their family and friend. So thank you to them!
And now without any further ado, her sis their film.
I hope you enjoy it and as usual if you feel like it drop us some feedback.
Bonne journée, et Joyeuses Fêtes!*
*Have a great day and Happy holidays!







venue: Nestledown
coordinator: Kaella Lynn Wilson
photographer: Jake Odening
caterer: Cafe Prima Vera
flowers: Violetta Flowers
dj: DJ vadim from Dj Jeremy Productions

Friday, August 30, 2013

Liz and Eric | feature highlight | Healdsburg Gardens, California


As we are wrapping up the summer, and ready to leave to France on Monday for Valentine and Thibault's wedding in Bordeaux, I wanted to share with you Liz and Eric beautiful film. They got married in one of my favorite place, The Healdsburg Country Gardens. I have had the chance to film there a few years back alongside my good friend James, and was dying to do another one there.

This one is a bit particular to me as two weeks prior their wedding I had a scooter accident, and broke my Big Toe, which landed me in a walking boot for the next six weeks. Off course, I had six straight weddings to film to make things even better. So naturally I called Liz and Erick to let them know what had happened, but not to worry I will be there filming their wedding, and will also bring an extra cinematographer.
You see our community of cinematographers in San Francisco is really strong, and my Friend Luke Goodman stepped up to the plate to come help me and be "my legs" on that day. It turned out that the pain wasn't as bad as what I thought and I was able to film alongside Luke, and Dennis.

But I digress. From the moment I met Liz and Eric, I knew we were a great match. They were fun loving, and definitely my kind of couples. Liz had some great ideas to make her wedding as personal as possible, which included but was not limited to shot glasses for favor, Mexican tiles for table numbers, a fun Photo Booth and a dessert station to die for.
I really enjoyed their sunset photo session as those two are so natural and comfortable with each other. It's beautiful to see two people so much in love. Their vows to each other was just a perfect icing on the cake.
Please enjoy their film and don't hesitate to leave a comment or press the like button if you enjoyed it.
Merci et bonne journée


Venue: Healdsburg Country Gardens
Wedding coordinator: Elsa Vera
Photographer: Andrew Scott
Make up and Hair: Hair Artistry by Gabrielle
Caterer: Park Avenue Catering
Floral: Bud Stop
DJ: Diamond Dave
Cinematographer: cinematt


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

10 years in the making... Happy Anniversary CINEMATT!

Today is CINEMATT's 10th anniversary!
It was on July 22, 2003, that I decided to become a small business owner and take my passion of cinematography to the next level. It has been an amazing ride and a world-wind of adventures.
I'm so proud to have been able to witness so many unions and I hope many more will come.  To that, I would like to thank all the brides and grooms who have trusted CINEMATT for capturing the most important day of their lives.
In honor of this very special date, I would like to share, not my first, but my latest wedding film which happens to be in Hawaii.
Last month, I had the honor to film Lisa and Brian's intimate wedding at the prestigious St. Regis Princeville, in Kauai. They invited their closest friends and family for a memorable destination-weekend celebration.
Many images come to mind that highlight this wonderful celebration including the famous Kauai guitarist Pancho Graham serenading the cocktail reception with the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, the fire dancer that performed on the terrace of the Hanalei Suite, the beautiful Hawaiian ceremony at Kamani Cove, and all the great toasts throughout the evening.
But the best part of the wedding was to see the love that Brian and Lisa have for each other. It is undeniable and will be everlasting.
Lisa and Brian, thank you so much for having Weston and I capture your special day. We had such a blast, that it hardly felt like work. Everyone was so welcoming to us and seeing you say "I do" was an honor and privilege.
I would also like to thank Ashlee, their wedding coordinator at the St. Regis, and the incredibly talented and super sweet photographer Penny Dinn
The following highlight was shown at their San Francisco wedding reception this past Saturday and is only a glimpse of that magical weekend. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed telling their story.
Mahalo!




Venue: St.Regis Princeville
Coordinator: Ashlee Libbrecht
Photographer: Penny Dinn
Flower: Martin Roberts
DJ: Kustom Sounds
Music: Pancho Graham

And for your eyes only, here are some of Penny's great photos:

christian louboutin, bouquet, wedding dress


kamani cove, cinematt, pancho graham, penny dinn

vows, Hawai, st. regis princeville

formals, photo session

photo session

fire dancers, entertainment


Monday, May 6, 2013

Wish Upon a Wedding: a fantastic experience

The amazing people behind the scene who were an integral part of this special occasion:

When my good friend Elisheva from a bride's best friend contacted me and asked if I would be willing to participate in Wish Upon A Wedding, I was interested immediately. This non-profit organization generously grants the wishes of brides and grooms who are affected with terminal illnesses. Having lost both of my parents to cancer, participating in this event was very meaningful.
I'm so honored I had the privilege to document Winnie and Joe's day. Winnie was glowing when Joe saw her the first time, and Joe kept murmuring love notes to his gorgeous bride during the photo session.
The experience? Inspired and beautiful, and a blessed event filled with great food, fancy footwork on the dance floor and fond memories.
To learn more about Joe and Winnie and to find out more about Wish Upon a Wedding, please follow the link: Wish Upon A wedding


The amazing people behind the scene who were an integral part of this special occasion:
Venue: Campbell Hall and Gardens, Sausalito, California
Wedding Planner: MB Wedding Design & Events
Photographer: Colson Griffith
Videography (love story): AK Films
Videography (Day of Event): Cinematt
Hair and Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today's Bride San Francisco | Cover shoot | Palace Hotel

I Can't believe it's been 3 weeks since my last blog. It seems 2013 is going fast and furious. For the Past two weeks I have been away filming in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. A full 14 days that gave me the opportunity to film a great cause, an amazing wedding and an outstanding conference. I will touch on those at a later time.
But today, I wanted to take a minute to share this great shoot: Today's Bride SF cover shoot. I was lucky to be part of it with my good friends Andrew Hsu from Studio MSV and Caroline from Tinywater, who contacted me to do the video for it.
Armando was in charge of Make up and Hair, and Jonathan from Asiel designs was in charge of set up and artistic directive.
Thank you so much for the opportunity and here is the film I put together.



Location: Palace Hotel
Photographers: tinywater photography, Studio MSV
Bridal Gown: Nouvelle Vogue
Make up and hair: get your do up
Cake: Jen's cake
Set designer: Asiel Design


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You are engaged. Congratulations. Let's start the planning!

With Valentine's day looming around, many couple are getting engaged and are starting planning their wedding. But where do you start? Well usually the first thing you want to book is a venue. Enter Beyond Blu Bungalow.
Blu Bungalow is the event planning studio in San Francisco. Her owner and founder Hazel Antonio Bourget has assembled a collection of artists, including yours truly, to help couples plan for their event. Off course you could think I'm biased because I'm part of it, but Blu Bungalow is really a great idea. You get to walk in into a beautiful studio dedicated to weddings, and anchored by artists who truly love wedding. There is no pressure in booking any of us. We are here to help you and guide you through the process. I've said it before and I say it again, I don't think you can be good at what you do, even more so great at what you do, unless you really love what you do.
The idea behind beyond Blu Bungalow Tour was to provide engaged couples with the possibility to showcase firsthand some of the best venues the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. It is guided by a professional wedding planner and allows couples to learn more about the venues in a very relaxed, fun filled adventure.
The first tour took place this past Sunday in Sonoma Napa area and I was lucky enough to go along and put together a little promo which will allow you to better understand the process.
Take a few minutes to watch it and hopefully join us on the next two tours, which will be held in San Francisco this coming Sunday February 17th, and in the Peninsula on February the 24th. If you would like to register, you can do so right here
Particular shutout to Melanie Duerkopp who was there to capture some beautiful pictures of the Napa-Sonoma tour





If you would like to learn more about blu bungalow. Just click here
Thanks for watching and we hope to see you soon.
Matthieu

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grand Hyatt | Luxury redefined | promo film

A few months back I was contacted by Grand Hyatt to film the reopening of their lobby, a 70 millions dollars renovation.

The result is nothing short of astonishing with one of a kind lobby for the centrally located union square hotel.

Some of the features that really stood with me was the feel you get when you enter the lobby. It's very lounge-like and you feel more in a spa retreat than anything else. the fire place and the comfortable couches make for a great space for conversation and rendez-vous. The coffee station is a definite plus a to enjoy a great latte or other cappuccino. The front desk is very unique and the shape reminds you more of the control board of the Enterprise ( for you fans of Star Trek) than a front desk.

But the big ticket item for the hotel is definitely their new restaurant and bar called One Up. it's located on the Mezzanine and to access it you need to walk a 10,000 lbs stair case made of one piece, which required the removal of the front window in order to install it.

Once you reach the level you are greeted by the restaurant on the left, which offer California cuisine with a French twist. It's delicious. To connect the restaurant on the left and the bar on the right, you must walk through an amazing wine wall, where liquor and spirits are set up. A couple of LCD touch screen allows you to go through the collection and learn more about what you are drinking. It's modern, elegant, and most of all really inviting. The bar offers great cocktail from the past as well as some new ones that are sure to satisfy your palates.

A big thank you to Colson Griffith Photography for putting my name out there, and a big thank you to Lana Palmer for composing the music for the piece.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Nicole and Vince | Short film | San Francisco City Club

Nicole and Vince are one cool couple. Upon meeting with them, I felt this instant connection that makes you want to give your best effort on the day of. And the day did not disappoint. Their stunning wedding reception was held at beautiful San Francisco City Club.
St. Matthew Episcopal in San Mateo, the church they had chosen, was a bit of a challenge as upon arrival and to my surprise, I was told only one cinematographer with one camera was able to film there. But we made lemonade with Lemon, and Robb and Dennis were able inconspicuously get the recording, while I had to shoot from the front only. 
One really neat thing about this wedding is all the personal touches they had which made it so special for them, their family and friends. In the morning prep Nicole's mom was putting together an album pictures retracing her life, while the guys were getting ready enjoying some yummy cooking from Chef Vince. Did I mention that this former star football guard for St. Patrick High school is also an accomplished chef. Another special touch was their favor which were personalized bottle of Olive oil. And Lindsay's speech, Nicole maid of honor who was born 13 hours apart and have been friend ever since was very emotional.
Enjoy their short film.


Nicole and Vince | short film | San Francisco City Club from Matthieu Meynier on Vimeo.

Venue - San Francisco City Club - Lauren Schardt
Ceremony - St. Matthew Episcopal Church
Photography - Lynn Kai Chao
Dj: Elite Entertainment - Maurice
Flower: Kiwi DeVoy
Coordinator - MJ Serafica



Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New year 2013

And here we are! 2013. And with this new year I wanted to share with you some new films. We have been hard at work during 2012 and life has been a whirlwind of events and emotion, and I have to say I let the blog on the side for a while. But 2013 is here and good resolutions are supposed to take place. So let's start it with a bang!
As I said earlier 2012 just flew by me like never any other year. In summary, I got married in June to my beautiful wife Regina in my home country France, then took a quick honeymoon to Italy to visit Rome and Florence for the first time.

I shot about 25 weddings, another 10 corporate events, which ranged from real estate videos to world wide conferences about agriculture and economics to grand reopening of hotels, which will be on the blog in the next few weeks. And I have been working on revamping cinematt, but this is to be revealed in a near future when we are completely ready.

But my biggest accomplishment of all, besides my wedding,  is that Regina and I became homeowner in San Francisco, and for the young 21 year old French student who came to learn English at University of South Florida, with a set goal of staying in the US, this is definitely my biggest achievement and a way to reinforce myself I made the right decision when I embarked January 4, 1995 for Tampa -18 years ago to the day!

So for 2013, my biggest wish is that we get to tell more amazing wedding stories of couples such as Ning and Tim, who will be our first posting of the year.
The first time I talked to them via Skype, I knew we were going to click perfectly. This fun and creative couple - Tim proposed on a mini golf course - found me on here comes the guide. They were down to earth and the kind of persons I want to work with. Tim described Ning as beautiful cute, and hard working, and Ning see Tim as Silly, thoughtful and a sports fanatic. And when I asked them what they were the most looking for on their wedding day, their response was "being married to my best friend and starting their journey together". So here is their teaser trailer and as usual do not hesitate to comment.
Merci et bonne année a toutes et tous.
Matthieu



Ning and Tim | Pacific Athletic Club | Highlight recap from Matthieu Meynier on Vimeo.



Ceremony: Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
Reception: Pacific Sports Resorts Redwood Shores
Coordinator: A Touch of Grace
Photographer: Wayne and Angela
Make up + Hair: Luxe Image
Cake: Satura Cakes
Dessert: Pacific Cookie Company
DJ: Big Fun



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Same Day Edit | Ashley & Noah | The Lodge at Sonoma. Sonoma, California



The challenge to create a same day edit is to find the initial spark to create the storyline and tell the story as it naturally unfolds throughout the day.
When Ashley and Noah told me they were reading their own vows, I knew immediately that they would be my anchor point throughout the film. For this couple from Hawaii, who enjoy good food and wine, the Lodge at Sonoma was the perfect setting for their destination wedding.  They got ready in charming cottages and held their outdoor ceremony on the lawn surrounded by exotic flowers. It was the perfect setting to gather their family and friends to proclaim their love.
Some of my favorite elements were the personalized hangers for Ashley's bridesmaids, as well as for both mothers. It was really eye-catching to film multiple custom made hangers rather than just one for the bride.
same day edit video frame
While the boys were dealing with their Handkerchiefs, the girls were busy toasting the soon-to-be-happy couple with their personalized  shot glasses.
same day edit video frame
The ink trees and the card placements were definitely another originality, that made the wedding unique and personal.
same day edit video frame
same day edit video frame
Their photo session at Train Town right across the Renaissance Hotel, was just plain fun and unexpected. We had great light, awesome rides, and beautiful eye candy. What else can you ask for more?
same day edit video frame
Jamie Chang of Mango Muse Events, their coordinator made sure everything went smoothly. Kevin with Denon and Doyle  had the crowed going.  Mauricio from Chrisman Studio was really a pleasure to work with. The guy is so talented. You can just tell from his demeanor and behavior throughout the day that they will have amazing pictures. I can't wait to see them myself. I hope we will get to work alongside soon.
Thank you to my team for helping throughout the day. I hope you will enjoy their film.


Ashley and Noah | Same Day Edit | The Lodge at Sonoma from Matthieu Meynier on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Erin & Jared | teaser Trailer | San Francisco Ferry Building


Jared and Erin had a fun wedding at the San Francisco Ferry Building and before you watch the teaser trailer, here is a bit of their story. SF Ferry Building was not their first choice as their original plan was to have the wedding reception at Golden Gate Club, and the ceremony at Chapel of Presidio.
However, two weeks prior to the event, they found out the weekend they had picked to say their "I do" happened to be the same weekend the City of San Francisco decided to destroy Doyle Drive. So with the idea of Bulldozers, wrecking ball and others cranes ruining the setting, they had to find another venue for both ceremony and reception. In ten days they turn their misfortune into a grand affair.
Their rehearsal dinner was held at the San Francisco Yacht Club. I met some of the funniest and some of the cleverest groomsmen. Their beautiful bridesmaids were a lot of fun to hang on with and I really felt being part of the gang.
On top of that,  Napata and The Chocolate Kisses rock the evening with great soul and R&B music. Their family and friends were elated and danced until the end wanted more.
Some of my favorite elements on that day were:
The button pin they had created for themselves and their friends in family for the rehearsal dinner. They all were unique with different sentences that described each member of their bridal party.


The hilarious best men speeches at the same dinner.
Their adorable Bulldog. She was so friendly and a key element to the day for one of my favorite shot.

The first look at Hotel Vitale with The Sf Ferry Building in the background, provided great emotion for Jared to see his beautiful wife in her wedding dress for the first time.

Napata and the kisses surprising the couple with an A cappella version of "Oh Happy Days" at the end of their ceremony
Congrats to the both of them, and enjoy their teaser trailer, a taste of what is to become their feautre film.



Erin and Jared | teaser | SF Ferry Building from Matthieu Meynier on Vimeo.




Reception Venue: San Francisco Ferry Building
Ceremony Venue: Calvary Presbyterian
Photographer: Lindsey Stafford
Makeup Artist: Sophia Coyne
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Laura Morales McDonald
Cake Baker: Susie Cakes