Serena & Cliff | Crystal Springs & CuriOdyssey Wedding Videography

It was a fun day filled with sly Star Wars references set against beautiful California backdrops. Serena and Cliff share a love (some might call it an obsession) for Star Wars. Their dogs are named R2D2 and Leia. All the groomsmen wore Stormtrooper socks under their dapper gray suits. They even had a little light saber fight with their wedding party while we were hanging out in the woods. Star Wars aside, we all got to see how the couple’s love blossomed for each other, with a hilarious and heartfelt video of Cliff’s elaborate adventure-scavenger-hunt proposal for Serena and his surprise performance as he serenaded Serena with his groomsmen backing him up. A truly special day as these two embark on their next epic saga together.

Serena & Cliff | A Star Wars Themed Wedding from Seaglass Cinema on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Videographer: Seaglass Cinema
Photographer: Anna Wu Photography
Ceremony Venue: Crystal Springs Golf Course
Reception Venue: CuriOdyssey
Hair & Makeup: Amanda J Artistry
Florist: Absolute Elegance
Catering: Miraglia Catering
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Cake & Cupcakes: Short Street Sweets
Photo Booth: Night Owl Photobooth

Rebecca & Dave | Monterey Beach Wedding Videography

All throughout Friday and up until the morning of the wedding, dark clouds doused the area with a hearty bout of rain– much-needed for the drought-ridden state of California, but much-dreaded for Rebecca and Dave’s dreams of a wedding on the beach. We were all ready to be good sports about it all. The wedding would be perfect, rain or not. But with a stroke of good luck (or was it a favor called in by Dave’s Episcopal-priest-mother?) the rain stopped, as if on cue, right around noon. As the girls were getting ready, we looked out from the balcony and could see the rows of white chairs being set out on the beach in the distance. They would get their outdoor beach wedding after all. And yes, it was perfect.

Rebecca & Dave | 11.01.14 from Seaglass Cinema on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:
Videography: Seaglass Cinema
Photographer: Anna Wu Photography
Venue & Catering: Del Monte Beach House, Monterey, CA
Hair: Jen Thomas, Thomas Dawson & Co
Makeup: Ashley Box
Florist: Elegant Affair
Dress: Blue by Enzoani
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff
DJ: Beachcomber Kelley
Cake & Cupcakes: Sift Desserts

Katherine & Josh | Los Altos History Museum | Bay Area Wedding Videography

Katherine and Josh met when they were both in post-bac programs for medical school in Boston. They went to medical schools an hour apart, but afterwards both matched with the same intern program here in California. Nowadays when they’re not busy saving lives, their free time revolves around their little corgi pup Scout, who had a nice little guest star role at the wedding.

Katherine & Josh | 09.28.14 from Seaglass Cinema on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:

Videographer: Seaglass Cinema
Photographer: Anna Wu Photography
Wedding Venue: Los Altos History Museum, California
Hair & Makeup: Ann Ho, A List Makeup
Florist: My Wedding Sense
Catering: Continental Caterers
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ann Taylor
Coordinator: Brilliantly Beautiful Events
Cake: Satura Cakes

Mairin & Nikhil | Belle Mer | Rhode Island Indian Wedding Videography

Mairin and Nikhil had a beautiful wedding weekend with events across Rhode Island. The festivities began with a sangeet party on Saturday night. On Sunday, they had two ceremonies, with a Catholic ceremony in Cranston at Mairin’s family church, and a baraat and Hindu ceremony at Belle Mer in Newport. The entire celebration was filled with touching moments and lots of love. It was a beautiful weekend with a beautiful couple.

Wedding Vendors:
Videography: Kevin Yau & Karen Eng, Seaglass Cinema
Editing: Kevin Yau, Seaglass Cinema

Catholic Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Cranston, Rhode Island
Hindu Ceremony & Reception Venue: Belle Mer, Newport, Rhode Island
Wedding dress: Lazaro
Hair & Makeup: Bridalgal, New York City
Flowers: Pink Lotus Events, Boston, Massachusetts
Sari Draping: Anju Pathak
Linens & rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Horse & Mandap: Alankar
Dholi (Indian Drummer): Ravi Rana, Boston Sound and Light Company
Priest: Dr. Jayant Sane
DJ: JT Productions
Cake: Konditor Meister
Planners: Pink Lotus Events, Boston, Massachusetts
Photography: Anna Wu & Roberto Farren, Anna Wu Photography

Yael & Dylan | Holman Ranch | California Wedding Videography

A girl with a generous heart and a smart boy with big ambitions join their lives together in this gorgeous wedding in Carmel Valley. It’s a day filled with tears, love, and laughter– lots of laughter, thanks to perhaps the best Best Man speech we’ve ever heard!

Videography: Kevin Yau, Anna Wu, Seaglass Cinema
Editing: Kevin Yau
Music: “I Can Hear the Sound” by Stella Stagecoach licensed through With Etiquette

Venue: Holman Ranch
Hair/Makeup: Cavlan Beauty Co., Shawn Cavlan
Florist: Seascape Flowers
Catering: Paradise Catering
Dress: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew
DJ/Musicians: Belmont Entertainment / Monterey String Quartet
Photographer: Carlie Statsky
Coordinator/Planner: Coastside Couture, Karissa Paxton

Caity & Nate | Scripps Seaside Forum | La Jolla Wedding Videography

They have been together for almost ten years, since they first started dating in high school. Caity was a popular cheerleader, while Nate was the laid back surfer guy. When they both ended up at UCLA, Nate choosing Los Angeles over his original plan of staying near the ocean in San Diego, their relationship really had a chance to take root. They both agree- their relationship has grown and matured every single year since.

Scripps Seaside Forum was the perfect setting for these two to be married. Against the backdrop of the ocean that they both love so much, Caity and Nate spoke their vows and celebrated with their friends and family.

Caity & Nate | 04.27.13 from Seaglass Cinema on Vimeo.

Wedding Vendors:
Videography: Kevin Yau, Anna Wu, Seaglass Cinema
Editing: Kevin Yau, Seaglass Cinema

Venue: Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla, CA
Hair & Makeup: 3 Ways Beautiful
Florist: The Vine’s Leaf
Catering: Coast Catering
Dress: Paloma Blanca
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ann Taylor
DJ: DJ David Cutler
Photographer: Bryan Miller
Coordinator: Susan Duffy
Cake: VG Donuts

There’s Talk- The Salt | Music Video by Seaglass Cinema

Allow us to take a little detour from our usual wedding fare and show you a little something we created with our friends from the band There’s Talk– it’s a music video, simply shot and edited with an organic aesthetic and intimate feel– “The Salt.” We hope you enjoy!

“The Salt” by There’s Talk, filmed by Seaglass Cinema

Videography: Anna Wu & Junshien Lau, Seaglass Cinema
Editing: Kevin Yau
There’s Talk:

Best of 2012

2012 has been a beautiful year for us. We’ve focused a lot on honing our craft and becoming even better storytellers through our cinematic medium. Here are just a handful of the wonderful highlights of our year!

1. We have now been featured five times by Style Me Pretty!

2. We filmed eight weddings this year, each of them unique and beautiful:

Cat & Dan, Santa Monica, California
Elisa & Brendan, San Francisco, California
Anny & John, Woodside, California
Becky & David, Walnut Creek, California
Olivia & Dan, Napa, California
Kristina & Ian, Sea Ranch, California
Sun & Elliot, Evanston, Illinois

3. Of our weddings this year, the most popular was Becky and David’s creative California ranch wedding:

4. We also filmed, edited, and appeared in our first personal video that we’ve shared– our Second Thanksgiving celebration with our friends in Los Angeles:

5. And finally, we made a bunch of “invisible” behind the scenes upgrades, such as incorporating and becoming an LLC, moving web servers, upgrading our vimeo account, purchasing new gear, and more!

Thank you to all of our 2012 couples for a fantastic year. We’re looking forward to growing, learning, laughing, and sharing more in 2013!

Seaglass Cinema Featured on Style Me Pretty | David & Becky

We are becoming regulars over on Style Me Pretty! We are so honored to have Becky & David’s wedding featured on the site today. It is jam packed with creative touches, beautiful moments, and hilarious speeches. Plus, we love the soundtrack from our friends Monsters Calling Home.

View the full post here: Bay Area Wedding Film from Seaglass Cinema

And view all of our features on Style Me Pretty: Seaglass Cinema on Style Me Pretty

Gotta Snag You | Sun & Elliot | Alice Millar Chapel, Evanston, Illinois

Their story starts with high school prom, but after that, Sun and Elliot went their separate ways and didn’t see or speak to each other for years. They had another chance encounter when they both attended a wedding, but it was still not their time.

It wasn’t until a few more years later, when Sun was in Chicago and Elliot had just moved to San Francisco, that they finally started their relationship. But as if long distance across half the country was not enough, they then had to take their relationship across the ocean. Sun asked Elliot, You know I’m going to Vietnam for a year…? and yes, he knew. In truth, he knew. They already had one too many missed connections, and he wasn’t about to let her slip by. Within the first few months, he had already planned out the next couple years– she goes to Vietnam, he visits, and they travel to Korea together in the next winter to visit her parents, he proposes, she moves to San Francisco the next summer, and then they get married.

And that’s exactly how the story unfolded. On a beautiful day in Evanston, Illinois, they were wed!

Wedding Vendors:

Videography: Kevin Yau, Steve Wang, Seaglass Cinema
Editing: Kevin Yau, Tim be Told, courtesy of the artist
Photography: Anna Wu Photography
Getting Ready Venue: Orrington Hotel, Evanston, Illinois
Ceremony Venue: Alice Millar Chapel, Northwestern University
Reception Venue: Women’s Club of Evanston
Hair: Art + Science
Makeup: Sami, Sonia Roselli
Catering: A-La-Carte
Dress: Marisa
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters
DJ: Roberto Monastero
Cake:JR Bakery