THESE TWO 😍😍 – Alyssa and Brent threw the most kickass party of all time. Their wedding party was a group of the most ridiculously fun people we've ever had the pleasure to meet, and they danced their frickin' asses off all night long. Seriously; check that dancing footage at the end of the video. These kids got craaaaaaaaaaaazzyyyyy. Not to mention that Alyssa and Brent hit us up long before their wedding day so we had a full year of getting to know them before running around and getting eaten by mosquitos while the two of them made out and laughed the whole time. This was one for the books!
I don't think we've hung out with a couple who has laughed together more than these two cuties. Literally the whole day was Taylor and Cody and Ellie and us laughing our asses off at each other as we ran around by the river all day. Even during their vows, they couldn't keep from giggling at how much they're just completely head over heels for each other. If that kind of love isn't the truest, then I really don't know what is.
OKAY THESE GUYS. 😍😍😍 If we could spend every weekend walking around downtown Sacramento with them, we 100% would. Sarah's bouquet blew us away, and their first look in their penthouse suite was one of the sweetest moments we've ever seen. Guys. If you could just hold hands and let us follow you with a camera forever, that'd be the beeesssssssssst!!
When we met Mandy and Carlo for coffee before their wedding, Carlo told us that there might be a moment where he grabs the microphone and raps the entirety of "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice, to which Mandy said that if he did, she would kill him. And then they both broke down laughing. Which is kind of the best thing that's ever happened to us...until their reception:
Don't think we need to say anything else. These two were the absolute coolest, and we loved everything about their day – from rapping 90's hits to running around the coolest old barn. Mandy and Carlo, you guys are the cutest and we love you forever.
OMG the biggest freaking shout-out to Will Khoury for introducing us to these two fantastic humans. Just the chance to be out on the cliffs with Jenny and Nick is one we'll always be grateful for, because seriously LOOK. HOW. AMAZING. THIS. DAY. WAS. And when you basically have two supermodels for a bride and groom...just. Okay I'll shut up so you can watch the video now. This was the most amazing day ever. 😄🙌🏻
We loved being out on the Sausalito coast with these two rad peeps, and filming their ceremony was a blast and a pleasure! I mean, who doesn't love that view? And when your best friend officiates? AND when Jenny and Nick are both so frickin' hot?? Damn. This was a killer day.
Holy moly, are we so grateful these two invited us to be a part of their day. This was our first same-sex wedding, and to have the opportunity to be present at the joining of two incredible dudes who want to spend their lives giggling and adventuring together...man, it was so. damn. good. It's days like these – when we get to celebrate with two people who are so undeniably in love that it brings us to tears – days like these are what keep us so excited to film more love stories. Courthouse weddings are always so fun because while most wedding days are surrounded by flowers and bridesmaids and favors and DJs, weddings in a courthouse are all about two people coming together with their absolute best friends to seal the deal. And we had the bonus amazingness of running around the University of the Pacific capturing every moment of the knock-your-socks-off love between Carlos and Wil. Best day ever.
Okay. Okay. Okay. How do we even start with these two? Seriously one of the most stinking cute couples we've had the pleasure of filming. They quite literally embody the word "goofball", as they spent the whole day messing with each other, talking in goofy voices, and making out just so we could capture their adorkableness right before we broke down laughing. Kara and Joe were an absolute joy to run around with all day, and we're so frickin' grateful they invited us to be a part of their day. ESPECIALLY when you have someone as stunning as Kara and a guy like Joe who just slays in his Air Force blues. All the love and hugs to these two babes forever!
These two cuties were our first wedding of 2017, and we had the best time partying the night away with them! We always love seeing a family come together to celebrate mom and dad falling in love, and Kate + Aaron's day was just all the cuteness. January chilliness was beyond okay with us when we get to film a day like this! Congrats guys!
O. M. G. Can we even say anything about these two?? THE CUTEST CUTIES EVER. We've known them their whole relationship and even filmed their proposal, and they just get cuter every second. They fell in love in Modesto, moved to Phoenix, got engaged in Seattle, and now live in Portland – these two go everywhere and do everything and we just wanna follow them around forever. But, we got to on this day and holy CRAP it was amazing. From stunning bouquets to a FREAKING RED SUIT to the best wedding party to a dance party with D.J. George at The Century in downtown Modesto, this day was the best and we want to film it over and over and over and over until we die from all the cuteness. From Seattle to Phoenix to San Francisco to the rest of the world, cheers to Nate and Jayne!
When you get to shoot a wedding for a lifelong friend AND it's in Discovery Bay? HECK YES. We loved Trudi + Kofi's day in the sun, running around for some epic sunset shots and dancing the night away to a k.i.l.l.e.r. piano player. And when people come from all over the globe to celebrate your love, you know it's gonna be good. Congrats guys!!
We die for a good love story, and Mayra + Clinton's is totally killer. These two work together every night, and whenever we got to meet up with them, they were always tired, but totally in love! The cuteness of these two is more than their wedding day, and we've loved getting to know them just a little bit over the few short months it's been since their big day. They've got some great puppies, a great family, and we're looking forward to partying with them every year forever and ever and ever!
"WE LOVE IT ❤ UGH! MY HEART MELTS!" - SARAH
PUPPIESSSSSSSS. Thanks much to Sarah and Brett for stealing our frickin' hearts with their dogs and their cuteness and their whole. freaking. day! We love this country club in Ripon and we D.I.E.D. over this sunset – like holy CRAP it's like the universe did everything in its power to make this the best day ever. Following these two babes around all day was perfect...although it was very hard not to put the cameras down and get covered in puppy kisses.
Our own Jon Amaral (technician extraordinaire) booked us for his mom's wedding, and it was wicked fun! Talk about the cutest little chapel in downtown Modesto (did you know this place existed? we didn't!), and kisses and drinks all around! Any time we can dance our asses off with a crazy cool bride and groom, we'll take it! Congrats guys!
S C H O T T !!! These two cuties. :) Rebecca and Adam are one of those couples whose love just won't quit all day. Every moment we had with them – from their FANTASTIC first look to them getting crazy on the dance floor – was full of them making eyes and giving hugs and laughing and falling all over each other in love again and again. Being a part of their day was so much fun, and we can't wait to watch them keep falling in love forever!
"OMG!!!!! We are both in tears! So amazing!!!" -Paige
First off, Paige and Jon are adorable. Our friendship with these two cuties started with wine tasting at their venue months before their wedding, and we LOVED the months leading up to the big day watching them prep everything and hearing all about their crazy love. They spent the whole day throwing giggles and heart eyes at each other, and we couldn't stop laughing with them! Not to mention the fantastic venue, Leal Vineyards in Hollister (we died when we showed up and saw the place). If we could do this day over and over again, we totally would...and not just because of the wine! Paige and Jon...we love you guys!
"OH MY GOD. I AM IN LOVE!!!!!! You are SO AMAZING!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! I couldn't have asked for a better gift!!! I am so happy we chose you to capture our wedding. Thank you so much!!!" -desiree
Desiree and Bobby's wedding out at Pageo Lavender Farm was the first one we booked for 2016. These two cuties came to us a year and a half in advance, and their wedding day was totally worth the wait! We went for a vintage style with the edit, and we love the way the look solidifies their love for years to come! Look out for more vintage themes from White Raven in the future, as Desiree and Bobby's day was one we'll remember forever!!
Pretty much, if we go out to a bar with the bride and groom after the wedding, it was probably a great day – and Lindsey and Gabe's day was a-maz-balls! Vineyard awesomeness, drinks all around, and the BEST cake face smash we've ever seen (seriously; watch for it in the video...it's hilarious and excellent and MESSY AS HELL). Lindsey, one of the spunkiest brides we've ever met, spent the whole sunset session trying to give Gabe a wet willy, and Gabe did his best to get away (spoiler alert: he failed, and Lindsey laughed). We love both of them, and were so happy to spend the weekend celebrating their love!
"We LOVE it! And the song is perfect!! I can't get the smile off my face! THANK YOU!!" -jen
YES. Jen & Steve's weekend wedding up in the mountains was spectacular! Nevada City is frickin' GORGEOUS, and these two cuties made it so great! And who doesn't love a wedding party that will make silly, stupid faces just for the video?? Plus our good buddy Neil played music all night long as we danced the night away. Cheers to Jen and Steve!
"Omggggggg <3 <3 <3" - kat
Hayden and Kat's day in San Francisco was PERFECT (as one of those people, I may be a little biased...it's a little strange to edit your own wedding video)!! This collaboration with Greg Petersen was one of our favorites of the year – we always love working alongside him, and the fact that we were able to convince him to shoot video again was a highlight! We loved running around Sutro Baths at the edge of The City, as Greg got some of the best shots we've ever seen and Jess shot photos. AND this is the first time we've used The Airborne Toxic Event in a wedding video...a personal favorite of White Raven! All in all, the best day ever and we can't wait to return to SF for another wedding!
photography: jess noelle
music: "half of something else" - the airborne toxic event