30 Jul Wedding Film from California Vineyard Wedding at Nella Terra Cellars – Chanh & Angela

California’s vineyards are world famous for their breathtaking yet simple beauty and this wedding at Nella Terra Vineyards in Sunol, California was exactly that. The endless, golden hills were the perfect canvas for a beautiful sunset, giving every shot contouring dimension. We have filmed a wedding at this vineyard once before and I always yearned to film there again because the scenery gives us so much natural beauty to work into our films. The elegant courtyard and gorgeous background really bring out the best of an outdoor wedding in California, especially in the summer. Angela and Chanh picked Nella Terra Cellars for its secluded beauty and to help highlight a simple, natural look for their wedding.

On Chanh’s and Angela’s big day, our team consisted of four brothers; Paul, David, Tim, and myself. As you can imagine, working with our wedding videography “gang” makes it easy to communicate and understand each other, sometimes without even speaking. That came in really handy because this day was full of fun activities and our schedule was very tight. The wedding planner, Joanne Lue Events, also made this day run more smoothly by keeping us in the loop of things. She made sure to kindly give us a five-minute heads up when the next activity would start. This always helps us out a lot, actually, as we are ready to capture every speech, kiss, and tender moment right as it begins.

The inspiration for this film came from the groom, Chanh. It was very sweet and enduring how he would get very anxious and nervous before each big moment. When Angela was about to walk down the aisle or when she was walking up for their First Look, Chanh would take a deep breath and almost remind himself to keep breathing. It was evident that even though they dated for six years, Angela still gave him the butterflies! It was quite adorable.

So, in order to capture and translate their raw emotions, I decided to use the slow motion technique to film some of their shots and this worked out wonderfully when capturing the sunset shots, which turned out to be one of my favorite moments at this wedding. It couldn’t have been more perfect! The couple’s effortlessly displayed their enamoration for each other and it was very fun capturing that. Their sincere and genuine smiles told us just how much they adored each other and how excited they were to tie the knot with the love of their life. It was very evident that they are meant to be with one another to complete each other. From our wedding cinematographers at Aperina, we wish you nothing but the best in your life together, Angela and Chanh!

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Song choices: When We Get Home – Jordan Critz (Licensed with The Music Bed)

Cinematography: Aperina Studios
Photography: Thaimage Photography
Wedding Venue: Nella Terra Cellars
Wedding Planner: Joanne Lue Events
Florist: Green Petal Designs
DJ: In the Mix Productions
Hair & Makeup: Urban Beauty Loft
Catering: On the Vine Catering
Cake: La Farfalla Bakery

We are a Northern California Wedding Cinematography company that creates beautiful, emotional and romantic Cinematic Films that tell your wedding story.

2 Comments
  • Dan M.
    Posted at 14:29h, 02 August Reply

    Wow. This is really good Vitaliy. I love the beginning and the way you edited him getting ready to say his vows. I felt his nervousness! Overall, very good.

  • Stephen Davison
    Posted at 01:52h, 08 August Reply

    The beginning part of this wedding film is very impressive. Excellent work.

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