Ok it’s catch-up time on the Blog! I’ll be posting at least two – maybe three films today! First here is a beautiful Arthouse Edit from Napa. It was previously blogged on the lovely Brides Cafe. Here is what Melanie wrote about their love story:

“Devin and I met over 4 years ago when we both attended Chapman University. He proposed to me in the South of France at a breathtaking spot overlooking the Mediterranean and the twinkling lights of Nice. We have been happily married for over 6 months now. It has been a wonderful (especially since 3 of those months we were honeymooning in Lake Como, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Paris and NYC!). Since returning from our honeymoon we now reside in Orange County, California and work together on multiple business ventures including several e-commerce apparel sites, Custom Greek Threads.

While planning our wedding, Devin and I focused on staying sane and keeping it all in perspective.There are so many wonderful choices and vendors out there that it can be very overwhelming. It is so easy to get caught up in all of the little details and forget what is really important. I knew that I wanted a very glamorous and dramatic event. Originally we were interested in having our wedding in Italy, but we anticipated a logistical nightmare so we decided that Beaulieu Garden in Napa, California would be our best bet. It has all the beauty of the region of Tuscany while still being a only few hour flight for most of our guests. We enlisted the help of Sasha Souza to translate our idea into reality. Sasha did a wonderful job combining the drama and glamour of a formal ballroom in the serene gardens of a private estate and vineyard. The juxtaposition of the glitz of the decor set against nature was spectacular.

While the day of the wedding was phenomenal, it was a complete whirlwind. Our most cherished memories of our wedding occurred at the private estate we rented. We had our parents, grandparents, pastor and wedding party stay at the estate for the week prior to the actual day of the wedding. Devin and I agree that the time spent with our friends and family at the estate was our favorite part. We had a private chef cook for the week so we could just lounge and enjoy everyone’s company. Your wedding is the one time in your life that you will be surrounded by those most important to you. Enjoy it (and make sure you have a fabulous photographer like Susan Stripling and an awesome event filmmaking team like Elysium).

Thank you Elysium for doing such an amazing job capturing the essence of our special day.”

Elysium Productions: Stylish & Contemporary Wedding Video in Orange County and Beyond!


This was so fun to watch – it captured the joy and beauty of the celebration so well and brought back all the hilarious and lovely memories we made that week. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of it- even when I was busy stuffing my face with Nat during the bouquet toss.

Fantastic job in capturing a very special day. Anyone we share it with experiences it like they were there. What a wonderful way to keep memories fresh!

Thanks again Julie for allowing our special day to be captured forever!

It was definitely a whirlwind, but full of so many deeply meaningful touches. The video was done superbly and brought it all back for us to treasure forever.

Good times!

Such a gorgeous wedding. I’m so glad you’re so classy, Melanie. I know you went for this over a Miami Vice theme, so good choice.

That was incredible. Beautiful setting, beautiful wedding, beautiful bride, handsome groom. Utterly amazing. It seems the videographer did an outstanding job of really capturing the wedding day. Bellissimo!

Wow, Melanie, your wedding looks like it was everything you dreamed for. Natalie told me about the great week spent in Napa prior to your wedding, and it sounds amazing. What a beautiful setting. Congrats!

One of the most beautiful wedding videos I have ever seen!


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