A blog post by Alex!!! Here’s what he wrote:

Happy belated 4th of July to you all! Holiday weekends always bring a heavy workload of weddings and this weekend was no exception.

Max and Suzanne were married at Pelican Hill and hired us for our Arthouse Platinum service. We began the weekend filming their rehearsal on Friday night at the Pelican Grill and culminated the weekend with a sumptuous brunch on the lawn at Pelican on Sunday. Saturday was the wedding day and we were in action with a team of four and a same-day editor. Max and Suzanne met at a college football game, sparks flew and romance blossomed. He proposed in Paris and the wedding carried through a French theme with the Pelican Hill staff in French waiters’ outfits complete with berets. George and Erin from Pelican managed the event to a tee along with Max and Suzanne’s planner Kathleen Whittle Cover. Both big fans of the color purple the wedding was a lavish lavender affair as Max took control of a lot of the planning details to help arrange the wedding of Suzanne’s dreams. Yitzhak Dalal captured their still imagery with aplomb and we worked diligently to capture the massive amount of details along with the large contingent of Russian guests having a great time. The dance floor was kept packed the whole night by their band flown in from Israel for the occasion.

The wedding followed traditional Jewish lines with cocktails prior to sunset and the ceremony following immediately as the sun went down. The rotunda at Pelican was turned into a gorgeous Chuppah and the ceremony flowed with plenty of emotion. Kudos to Square Root for their décor design. Pro Audio DJ was on hand to provide the lighting and AV set up for the love story we produced, their engagement video footage that played during their first dance and then the grand finale same day edit!

I’ll admit I got a chuckle from Max’s ‘Borat’ inspired first meeting reaction as his blindfold was removed…check it out below!

Max being the master of surprises had the honeymoon planned in secret and no one knows where he is taking his lovely bride (including her!) Suzanne, I hope you enjoyed the surprise and we’re dying to hear where you are went! Thanks again for hiring us to document such a wonderful weekend. We had a lot of fun with you at one of our very favorite locations!

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This is the MOST BEAUTIFUL wedding ever! Makes me wish I was getting married.

Your work is so superior, simply awesome. Thank you for posting, beautiful venue and couple. Blessings to you. DeeDee :P

Absolutely STUNNING! I’m always in such awe of your work!

What an amazing wedding! Beautifully captured.


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