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Weddings are gorgeous celebrations of love, ever so memorable and precious, especially when they are hosted in stunning locations! When Gagan and Henna reached out to us and told us about their wedding at the Nirvana Estate, we were excited! They were very sweet and we felt they fully trusted us in capturing their Indian wedding celebrations! California has so many hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues. The Nirvana Estate (formerly Edwards Estate, or Hathaway Ranch) is a very unique wedding venue in the outskirts of Bakersfield, CA. When you enter this beautiful property, you will get a notion that you are somewhere in Napa Valley or even Tuscany. A laid-back luxury with gorgeous terrace pathways and a garden scape that fills you with bliss when celebrating at the Nirvana Estate wedding venue. It is surrounded by vineyards and gorgeous olive trees, rolling green hills, and has sunset views like no other - which for us as wedding videographers is true bliss! We got to capture their story with breathtaking scenery that completed their video. This picturesque venue was truly ideal for Gagan & Henna’s Indian wedding in Bakersfield. Their elegant and high-end 5-day celebration started with henna at the bride’s home done by Minal Beauty, followed by a beautiful Jaggo the next day filled with singing and a ton of dancing! Their Indian wedding in Bakersfield included a Maiyan ritual for both the bride and groom on the third day when they were blessed in yellow turmeric which we absolutely loved capturing for their wedding video. The wedding day, the 4th day, was all about their ceremony filled with Indian traditions. From the baraat, to the milni, to the Anand Karaj where they officially became husband and wife - we enjoyed filming every single moment. We then headed to a beautiful photoshoot at a local golf course where we were able to take some beautiful wedding portraits (and videos) of the couple. To wrap up the day, we went back to the bride’s home to capture a super emotional vidai. The family led the bride outside the doorsteps of...

With a Sikh wedding at the stunning San Jose Gurdwara in 2020 and a Catholic wedding at the breathtaking Hacienda’s De Las Flores wedding venue in 2021, this multicultural wedding film will immerse you in a love that will last a lifetime. Two weddings over the course of two years celebrating two cultures and one happy marriage - that is the kind of wedding celebration fitting Aman and Maica. Classy, elegant, and beautiful, both wedding celebrations were sights to see. As wedding videographers, filming multicultural weddings is a favorite because we get to capture guests from both cultures combine to celebrate one love. The traditions, decorations, and reactions are incredibly rewarding to capture so that the bride and groom can relive those fleeting moments from their wedding day. The Sikh wedding took place close to home at the stunning San Jose Gurdwara located in the evergreen hills of San Jose, California. This 40 acre property has beautiful views of the bay making for the perfect venue to celebrate a Sikh wedding. What made the wedding even more intimate was the story behind the bridal Lengha. The bride’s mother in law flew all the way to India (right before Covid hit) to get the wedding attire and jewelry for the bride which made capturing the details all the more intimate and important. All in all, it was a beautiful wedding and a great way to celebrate 2020. A year later, the bride and groom hosted their Catholic wedding at the beautiful Hacienda’s De Las Flores wedding venue in Moraga, California. This spanish-styled estate embodied garden weddings with large grassy lawns, a beautiful patio with a central fountain, and stunning landscaped gardens. The bride’s western dress from Flares Bridal perfectly fit with the theme. The morning of the wedding, we secretly filmed a message from the groom and uploaded the message to The Motion Books (a wedding video book) to gift to the bride as she got ready. Needless to say, Maica was definitely surprised and even almost cried when she opened the book at watched her handsome Groom woo her! Not...

A love bound by fate - such a beautiful sentiment to describe Jimmy and Irelia’s love story. Two friends who met at a milestone in their life were joined together by fate over the course of 8 years before finally realizing they wanted to spend forever with each other. Officially tying the knot at the breathtaking Chateau Carmel in Carmel Valley, California, this intimate Mexican wedding film will inspire you with culture, love, and breathtaking scenery. Jimmy and Irelia met for the first time in Vegas for their 21st birthday. Though the interaction was brief, their friendship continued through phone calls and emails for 8 years. As fate would have it, they reunited again in San Francisco during a Giants game and have been inseparable ever since. Dreaming of a destination wedding, the bride and groom originally planned to get married in Mexico, however due to Covid, they found the next best place- The Chateau Carmel. The Chateau Carmel is a breathtaking French inspired villa overlooking the entire Carmel Valley. Beautiful cypress trees line the entire drive up the villa to reveal a stunning patio area with gorgeous mountain and valley views. The ceremony decor for this Chateau wedding incorporated rich and vibrant colored florals that perfectly complemented the timeless architecture and greenery surrounding it. With stunning string lights, an outdoor pool, and a stone fireplace, this venue was the perfect place to host an intimate wedding. As wedding cinematographers, it means the world to us when the bride and groom trusts us with their special day. Not only were Jimmy and Irelia incredibly accommodating in allowing us the time to capture footage of them and of the venue, but they also trusted our guidance in recommendations for meaningful content throughout their wedding day. Noticing that the vows during the ceremony followed the traditional “I Do’s”, we recommended that the couple thank the guests for coming and also say something meaningful to each other at the end of the reception to create a deeper story for the wedding film. Heeding our recommendation, the groom delivered a beautifully, emotional speech to...

Glamorous and Fun – those are two words to describe Micah and Davida’s wedding NIGHT. That’s right, we said night! The Royal Scott Wedding took place in the evening outside the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama. Full of laughter, culture, and a whole lot of sparkle, this bride and groom celebrated their union in style. Micah and Davila’s relationship, as described by them, was full of “EXTRA-ness”. What started as a playful, but determined bet bloomed into a beautiful relationship. From DM’s to dates to the actual proposal, it was clear that Micah and Davida were just the “extra” that they needed in a forever partner. The wedding planning incorporated the essence of their relationship with sparkle and glamour in every detail. The couple originally planned for a destination wedding in Georgia, changed the venue to the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, and then finally decided to settle at the Westin Hotel in their hometown of Hunstville, Alabama. The morning of the wedding, we filmed the bride opening a sweet gift from her soon to be husband while reading a long, heartfelt note. The bride wore a custom pink gown made by Elarose Sweet Weddings before changing into her stunning and EXTRA sparkly wedding gown by the same designer. The groom, on the other hand, wore Tom Ford tuxedo with his own flare of bedazzled shoes. Classy and timeless, the designers were the perfect fit for Micah and Davida’s special night. As wedding videographers, we are always excited for new ideas, and an outdoor wedding at night was definitely new. However, with a night wedding comes many challenges – the first being lighting. It was important to get enough lights in the right positions so that every important person was well lit during the ceremony. Working closely with the wedding planner (before and during the wedding), we were able to use 3 Aputure LED lights (one of them my favorite, the Aputure 120d II) powered by huge batteries to create a perfect three point lighting setup for the ceremony. Looking at the footage, the night ceremony footage turned out AMAZING!...

There is something special about a love that is developed over time and it was evidently clear that this was the kind of love shared between Dimant and Shivani. Their youthful banter made for a refreshing and deeper emotional experience for this Indian Wedding at Auburn Hills Marriott in Michigan. Filled with dancing, toasts, and lots of tears (of joy), this Indian Wedding film will immerse you into the cultural and beautiful wedding story of Dimant and Shivani. Though this was not a destination wedding for the bride and groom, it was a destination wedding for us at Aperina Studios. As Indian Wedding Videographers, destination weddings are challenging but they are absolute favorites! We traveled with a ton of gear to capture stunning footage for this 3-day Indian wedding. Like many couples, the bride and groom experienced all of the challenges that come with a COVID wedding. Guest count was reduced, live-streaming was in full swing, and they even had video recorded toasts played at the Sangeet from those who couldn’t make it to the wedding. Despite many changes, the events during this Michigan wedding were still absolutely breathtaking! The Sangeet was filled with stunning performances by family and loved ones. What makes these performances even more meaningful is the bride’s involvement in creating the choreography for many of these Bollywood and Bhangra Fusions Dance performances. Kicking off the celebration, the dances and speeches were a great commemoration honoring Dimant and Shivani. Don't miss this amazing Sangeet Dance Performances recap from Dimant and Shivani’s Sangeet. The wedding ceremony was beautifully decorated thanks to the efforts of Utsav Planners. With an elevated white walkway surrounded by tall, gold candles, the pink backdrop and hanging florals made for the perfect backdrop for this Hindu Wedding ceremony. Though 2020 was a rough year for the wedding industry, it was the year that we invested into upgrading our HD quality to the next generation 4K. While this upgrade was faced with many challenges, including a stressful and intense post-production process, however, the clarity and crisp quality of the film makes it entirely...

Jacqueline and Jacob dreamt about getting married at Jacqueline’s fathers’ property in Sutter, CA. The 40 acre property featured rolling hills, oak trees and a stunning view. The couple knew this would be a perfect place for their Outdoor Wedding. But there was a catch - the location needed A LOT of work to host a wedding there. The couple started planning their wedding in 2019 leaving plenty of time to work out the details for their wedding this year. That was until COVID hit and many things around the world came to a standstill. In choosing to host their wedding at the father of the bride’s backyard, Jacob began his work. Even though the world stood still, Jacob slowly continued to improve the backyard area to get it ready for the big day in October. Bringing in heavy machinery to flatten groundwork and gravel to cover the road way, Jacob worked tirelessly all the way up till the day before the wedding. As a woodworker, he even built all of the wood aspects of the wedding, including the wooden stage and their reception table. On October 10, 2020, their vision became a reality. Under a large oak tree, surrounded by their family and friends, the couple exchanged their emotional wedding vows and said “I do.” This was the part of the wedding that the bride and groom looked forward to the most and it was clear that they were 100% in this forever. You could feel the connection and love they have for each other during those vows. By the strength of their love and commitment, Jacob and Jacqueline were finally husband and wife. For the creative photoshoot, we took a trip up a bumpy road in the back of a pickup truck (holding on for our deal life) to the top of the mountain overlooking the whole valley for a gorgeous view of the sunset. The scene was breathtaking and the shots that we captured of the couple were equally as stunning. The reception was held under oak trees with hanging string lights above the guests. It was...

In the midst of a pandemic, quarantine, and even a wildfire, this bride and groom were finally able to tie the knot at a beautiful Airbnb in Grass Valley, California. Overlooking the Lake of the Pines and the Sierras, this estate was the perfect location for a private, outdoor wedding celebrating the start of a new adventure. Chemistry- the place where it all started and the catalyst for their relationship. Vlad and Natalie briefly met in church but really got to know each other when taking a Chemistry class at Sierra College. Though Vlad did not end up getting into the class, their friendship continued well throughout their college experience. They got to know each other as friends for about a year and then dated for two until he popped the question March of this year. 2020 was an interesting year for the wedding industry as well as for many engaged couples. Though the start to their forever did not go as planned due to COVID-19, their wedding day turned out even better than imagined. After two venue changes, a date change, and even the start of a wildfire, Vlad and Natalie managed to re-plan their wedding in a matter of a month. This outdoor venue actually served as a three day stay for the bride and groom, giving the bridal party and the family plenty of time to enjoy the luxuries provided by this Airbnb. With a stunning infinity pool and a beautiful view overlooking the smoky hills of the Sierras, the estate offered so much amazing scenery for the ceremony, reception, and creative shoot. If there was one word to describe this wedding, it would be emotional. Everything from the gift exchanges, to the walk down the aisle, to the vows brought tears to the eyes of everyone around. It was especially exciting capturing the reaction of the groom’s gift to the bride on the morning of the wedding. Natalie, being a huge cat lover, always told Vlad that she wanted to get a cat after they were married. Little did she know she would getting one that...

If there were two words to describe this Indian Wedding, it would be emotional and breathtaking. Everything from the location, to the speeches, to the relationships brought a wave of emotions that perfectly captured the atmosphere of this destination Indian wedding in Colorado. Shot at the stunning Arrowhead Golf Course, this wedding venue served as the perfect location for two childhood friends to celebrate their union. The song “Butterfly Kisses at Night”, sung by the father of the bride, served as the inspiration for the film and really set the tone for the atmosphere of the wedding. With the help of the groom on the guitar, the father began singing the song to the bride before speaking the rest after claiming he couldn’t sing. The poetic feel of the song worked as an amazing storytelling aspect for the emotional parts of the wedding video. Aneesh and Maitri first met when they were four years old. Living across the street from each other, their families both spent lots of time together. Even distance couldn’t separate these two lovebirds as Maitri’s family moved to Chicago and Aneesh’s family moved to Oklahoma. After years of friendship, they fell in love and decided on forever together. The couple really wanted a Destination Wedding near the mountains. Traveling out of state, we were curious as to why the bride and groom would choose Denver Colorado for their destination wedding. It wasn’t until we drove to the venue that we understood. Nestled in the foothills of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Arrowhead Golf Course made for the perfect background to host their wedding ceremony and reception. It was truly an incredible experience to film this Denver Indian Wedding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado and we hope you enjoy this destination film celebrating the love of Aneesh and Maitri. After passionately crafting films like this, we hope this Indian wedding film immersed you into the cultural and beautiful wedding story of Aneesh & Maitri’s Destination Indian Wedding in Denver, CO. I’m confident we can capture an amazing memory of your big day for you and your...

This Indian wedding was initially planned as a “low key, really relaxed and chill vibe” wedding. However, it grew to a grand, epic and beautiful Indian wedding that even had a giraffe in it. Amish and Megna’s extravagant wedding was at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu , CA - a spectacular 1000 acre wedding venue overlooking the San Monica mountains. We hope you enjoy this cinematic Indian wedding film of Amish and Megna. This wedding was absolutely amazing for us as wedding cinematographers to film. The rolling hills, exotic animals and vineyards at this location made this wedding venue very easy to capture in this film. More importantly, the couple, Amish and Megna, were a bliss to capture on their special day. Their first look expressed it all when the groom proclaimed “oh lord, what’s happening” as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time that day. We arrived early morning to Saddlerock Ranch to capture shots of the bride getting ready with her bridesmaids and the bridal details. It was also at this time that we had the opportunity to film some shots of this unique venue- this was the first time we ran into Stanley the Giraffe. Surprised with how close we could get to him, we even had the chance to pet him. Moving on, we continued to film the groom preparation leading up to the super emotional first look. The wedding then took a cultural shift as the baraat (groom's wedding procession) started down the road. Accompanied by a dhol drummer, the groom, along with his family and friends, made their way to the bride’s family who eagerly waited for him. After a few short prayers, blessings, and cultural ceremonies, all the guests joined together under a huge ancient oak tree for the Indian Wedding Ceremony. Hindu wedding ceremonies are intricate with many cultural rituals. This presents us with many amazing opportunities to capture stunning and emotional footage. We as wedding cinematographers want our films to capture stories from the wedding day. All the ceremonial rituals, prayers, and wedding vows served as a strong story telling aspect in this wedding...

The journey each couple takes leading up to their wedding day is a beautifully unique story. We as wedding videographers love to tell such stories through engagement videos (or pre-wedding videos). Engagement videos are the perfect way to showcase who you are as a couple to all your family and friends. Catered to you, pre-wedding videos are filmed to capture your personality with you and your fiancé in a beautiful, cinematic experience. Averaging 2-4 hours of filming, pre-wedding videos, also called engagement videos, are shot in 1-3 locations within short distance from each other. Handpicking the best shots, we create a beautiful 1-2 minute film for you to share with everyone. Effortless and free-flowing, this engagement film is a luxury experience to add to your wedding journey. Pre-wedding videos are focused on telling your story through scenery, mood, and music. We can be creative with your pre-wedding film to make a save the date video, a concept film or even a Love Story. Limitless in ideas, pre-wedding videos can be used in any way you like them. We have had couples use this incredible feature in unique ways. Whether it be to officially pop the question to that special someone or to simply share the news in a beautiful cinematic video, we as cinematographers are always excited to make your vision come to life....

Wholeness and Wholesomeness - two words used to describe the relationship shared between Josh and Jen. In the majestic and beautiful San Francisco City Hall, the bride and groom exchanged personal wedding vows that beautifully told their love story and united them as one. With blessings and support from family and loved ones, Josh and Jen’s City hall wedding kicked off their adventure into married life. We hope you enjoy this enchanted wedding film celebrating the wedding of Josh and Jen in San Francisco, CA. Read the full blog post to immersed yourself into the cultural and beautiful wedding day of Josh and Jen in San Francisco, CA. ...

From the moment we arrived, we sensed that we are in one of the world's most enchanting settings - Léal Vineyards at Willow Heights Mansion. Nestled in the western hills of Santa Clara County California, the wedding of Nick and Viktoria was beautiful and majestic. This was a Willow Heights Mansion Wedding and we were honored to be there capturing a story of a couple that met on a blind date and getting married on their anniversary of that date.Through out the wedding day, we had many pleasant interactions with the beautiful couple and their wedding guests. That allowed us to be part of the wedding and capture the Willow Heights Mansion atmosphere, the Leal Vineyards, the rolling hills, and of course the wedding itself in all of it's glory. As a wedding cinematographer, I loved filming/watching the bride enter the ceremony with the veil flowing in the wind and the groom smiling - this gave me some amazing shots. Their First Dance started slow, but quickly picked up pace to include the rest of the wedding party. Enjoy the wedding film of Nick and Viktoria....

We loved being part of a wedding that takes place in one of the worlds more romantic places - Sonoma County, more specifically, Vine Hill House. The wedding was beautiful and we loved telling Tom and Shelbi's wedding story. We take Sonoma County Wedding Videography to another level.We love filming. Period. Additionally, we like to bring tools to each wedding that are not necessarily part of the wedding cinematography package. We want to tell an amazing wedding story, and many times, it requires thinking outside the box - we have to be wedding film makers. Drone shots allow us to capture footage that is breath taking from the sky. Jib/Crane shots allow us to show the venue and other aspect of the wedding decoration in a way that is more cinematic and beautiful. Besides all the typical tools like tripods and glide-cam, we are able to create shots on another level that many other wedding videography companies will try to compete with. We love setting the bar high and I believe that this wedding video sets the bar pretty high. Capturing the wedding is not the end of the process. We love telling the story with out edits. It is as important to be a good wedding videographer as well as a really good editor. It doesn't matter what software you edit in (we use Final Cut Pro X - FCPX), but it matters how we put the story together. I believe that our editing is as strong and in tandem with our filming. That allows our end product, a cinematic wedding film, to be beautiful, emotional and heartfelt. A true priceless memory for the bride and groom. Enjoy this wedding short film....

Along with other cultures and religions, we have been filming a lot of Indian weddings lately. One of the most popular products that we have been producing is the Same Day Edit video. It is something the bride and groom anxiously wait for and the guests love watching a video that highlights and shows the story of a complete 5-day Indian wedding. It is definitely a stressful challenge and takes a lot of time, effort, and a great team. We at Aperina Studios are never afraid of challenges and so we again took on the challenge to produce another unique Same Day Edit video for our beautiful couple. Even though we have produced many SDE videos, we always try to make each one unique and tell the original story of each couple's wedding weekend. Here is what we saw through our lens while filming the beautiful wedding of Paramveer and Raman. The bride couldn't stop smiling while watching the video during the wedding reception, we hope you love it as much as she did. Enjoy this Indian Wedding Same Day Edit....

We have recently been filming more and more Indian weddings and by now we have really fallen in love with their colorful, rich culture. When Arun & Nishi initially met with us and wanted to do a same day edit video for their wedding reception, we were very excited for this challenge. Then they pulled out a little bigger challenge out of their pockets...