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Groshong Wedding on 9/9/17 at Swiftwater Cellars at Suncadia

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“Reid and Best Made Videos were wonderful! For the entire year leading up to the wedding, Reid was responsive and professional. On the day of our wedding, he brought a level of energy and enthusiasm that added to our special day. We absolutely love our wedding video. He captured the funniest and most intimate moments of our wedding. Within the first 24 hours of receiving the video, we watched it about 10 times and look forward to watching it many more times in the years to come. Hiring a videographer and hiring Reid, was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. Thank you so much Best Made Videos!”

Anybody who has ever headed out on I-90 on their way to the Gorge, Ellensburg, or eastward in general would have surely passed by Suncadia and Swiftwater Cellars, though you just probably didn’t realize it. Tucked away off the highway, right near the Cascade Mountains, lies the winery which boasts an upscale restaurant and some of the finest wines you’re likely to ever try. With seating for hundreds, meals prepared by the Executive Chef and enough breathtaking views, it’s a surprise we haven’t come here more for weddings!

Back in September, we headed off there for the Groshong Wedding. A quiet day, just at the end of summer when it’s still warm enough to be outside, the morning got off to a smooth start aside from the bane of all man’s existence: tie-tying. Once all of the men were ready, they took some celebratory shots to ease the pressure.

Way out in the country, up against what many might consider a cliche barn, the bride and groom met for their serene first look. While the ground may not have been too favorable for the bride in her heels, the look on Ryan’s face when he saw Rachel was more than enough to make up for the inconvenience. Sharing a kiss and looking with nothing but pure elation into each other’s eyes, they gave us some absolutely magical shots.

Soon everyone joined in, and we were able to fit all twenty-plus people into one frame. The ladies looked spellbinding in their ruby and peach dresses while the gents looked suave as can be with their suits. Though Ryan was almost dropped for the sake of a photo, the spirits continued to grow throughout the day. There’s nothing like a few funny poses to take the edge off of things. There’s also nothing quite like the sight of Ryan and Rachel wandering from the woods in a sweeping meadow.

Once it was time for the ceremony, and the adorable little girls filled the aisle with flowers (one dropped her basket, resulting in the first tears of the day), the look on Ryan’s face as he saw his bride approaching said it all. After a series of heartwarming speeches, vows, and the magical words spoken by the officiant, Ryan and Rachel–with a kiss–were officially husband and wife.

After just a few more photos, it was time to head off to the reception inside the cellars proper. Underneath the building, sprawling tables filled the space. Stomachs were ready for some delicious food and boy was it ever tasty. After their first dances, the night kicked into high gear as the guests made their way to the dance floor to finish off the night on a high note. The party went on and on, though it had to end eventually.

Thanks again to bride and groom Rachel and Ryan for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We’re a little late, but happy six-month anniversary!

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Venue/Catering – Swiftwater Cellars

Planning and Floral – Jen Leslie Events

Photographer – Stephanie Cristalli Photography

Paper Goods – Pink and Peach

Hair and MUA – Shaiann Jackman

DJ – Lucky 7 Mobile DJ

Cake/Desserts – Baked Custom Cakes

Transportation – Wenatchee Valley Shuttle

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Dubei Wedding on 11/12/17 at The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle, Wa

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Whether it is a bright, clear sunny day reaching towards the 80s or a foggy, dreary morning in the low 40s, The Golf Club at Newcastle ceaselessly surprises us. With its imposing views, the rolling mounds of the course, and a stately venue for weddings, there’s simply no reason not to make the quick drive up the hill to catch a glimpse at majesty. As such, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it is booked often year-round for weddings, like the Dubei’s in the middle of November.

Despite the typical Seattle overcast, and just a shimmer of fog, the views from the Golf Club on the Dubei’s wedding day were mostly unimpeded. The day started out as they usually do–getting hair done, primping and priming, and waiting anxiously for what is to come.  It was a calm morning, long before the even the most ambitious of golfers dared to brave the cold outside.

Looking dashing in his tux and leather shoes, Laurentiu waited for his bride-to-be overlooking the course and region beyond. As Monica approached from behind, with a gorgeous bouquet of reds and pinks, she tapped her groom on the shoulder. With excitement and glee in their eyes, we were able to capture some wonderful shots of them and their family. The varying greys of the sky really brought some great contrast for the shots making us wonder if the weather was all that bad after all.

Heading off to the church where they were to be married, ceremony saw the two sitting on the altar as they waited to deliver the words that would seal their union and make them one. All at once, the two kissed and became husband and wife. They headed back down the aisle for some more pictures and greetings before finally heading back up to the Golf Club for the reception.

With a five-tiered cake, beautiful banquet tables with reds and purples, and the ever-present sense of god and faith, the reception was a joyous celebration of these two newlyweds. With enough food and good cheer to go around, it simply was one of those days that you didn’t want to end. After everyone got their fill, the two cut the cake.

A little later on, we got to walk around the course some more with the newlyweds. Posing for just a few more photos and shots, they walked arm-in-arm, finally married and happy as can be. And then, walking off, it was easy to know that these two were set for life.

Thanks again to Monica and Laurentiu for choosing Best Made Videos to shoot their wedding! We also want to wish you a happy six-month anniversary! We hope you have been as blissful as your wedding day was.

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Venue – The Golf Club at Newcastle

Photographer – Betty Globa

Floral/Design – Monica’s Ideal Design

Hair and Makeup – Natalie Kalini

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Winterscheid Wedding on 10/21/17 at The Sand Point Country Club in Seattle, Wa

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“I am so thrilled with the quality of video we received for our wedding. Reid and his team were so wonderful right from the start. We weren’t sure if a videographer was in our budget and ended up having two gentleman from Best Made at our big day, and it was one of the best things we spent our money on. We will forever get to relive our wedding day, the toasts, and ceremony thanks to them, and I can not recommend them highly enough. Spend your money here, you will not regret it!”

Just a short drive north of Seattle’s beautiful Magnuson Park lies the equally as pretty Sand Point Country Club. Proclaiming to be the only Country Club with all of the amenities of one in the Seattle area, it certainly lives up to one’s expectations when you see just how gorgeous the grounds are. It even over looks Pontiac Bay on Lake Washington for some awesome sunrises, though we didn’t get the chance to see any for the Winterscheid’s wedding day.

A late-October wedding, the day started out chilly and damp–though the spirits were warm and high. Some late dry-cleaning slowed down the prep, but the maintenance was worth it as everyone–both ladies and gents–looked to the point. Blue ties and tan belts looked classy along with the blue dresses donned by the bridesmaids. Meeting outside the country club, Matthew and Alyse’s first look required the most traditional Seattle tool…an umbrella.

Though it was literally raining on their “parade,” the bride and groom smiled all through it as we headed for cover and some more adorable photos. The rest of the group soon joined in on the fun, and risking ruining their finely tailored suits they ventured out into the rainy October morning. Even if it was a little unpleasant, the fallen leaves and misty skies made for some really fantastic shots. This wonderful photo location is on Queen Anne, just down the street from the hustle and bustle of Kerry park.

Heading over to St. Anne’s the wedding ceremony was a peaceful and spiritual, with a splendid stained glass window flanking the altar, as the two opened up their hearts to each other and God. As the priest read the bride and groom’s letters to each other aloud, their deep love for not only each other, but for God, came ever apparent. The excitement and happiness they share was already known with their smiles, but the words only confirmed it. As the two kissed, they sealed their union and were officially married.

Following the ceremony, the gang headed over to Sand Point for the reception. The luxurious interior to an already superb venue made this reception feel almost like royalty. Massive banquet tables that seemed to go on endlessly, delicious food and fine wine, and the hoard of guests filled the event space. As the newlyweds emerged triumphantly, the good times got kicked off immediately as everyone dug into their food.

A decadent white chocolate cake got the slice during the cake-cutting, which lead into an intimate first dance between Matthew and Alyse. Group dancing followed as the entire dance floor filled with guests, I don’t think there was a single person sitting down! Unfortunately the night had to end at some point, and soon everyone went off on their separate ways.

Happy six month anniversary to the Winterscheid’s! We hope your time being married has been as wonderful as your wedding day was. Thank you again for choosing Best Made Videos to film your big day!

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Ceremony – St. Anne’s

Reception – Sand Point Country Club

Planning/Design – Wonderstruck Event Design

Photographer – Rebecca Ellison Photography

Band – Ranger and the Re-Arrangers

Florist – Studio 3 Floral

Baker – Eat More Cake by Candice

Hair and Makeup – Salon Maison

Photo Booth – Drunken Pixel

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Madabhushi Wedding on 12/23/17 at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore, Wa

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“There cannot be a better videographer than Reid. He’s fun, very friendly, very very good at what he does and fast! Our videos were all delivered in less than a week and they had a cinematic quality to them. He even guided our photographer to good shots and made sure every person was all smiles all the time. He was punctual and responded to our emails in minutes if not a few hours. Totally worth it!”

It was the day before Christmas Eve, and something strange happened: there were bright, sunny, clear skies. Now for those not familiar with the Pacific Northwest, in the period of time between the end of September and approximately the middle of April (sometimes sooner, sometimes later), there is an overabundance of grey, cloudy skies and dreadful rain that chills you to the bone. Oh, and wind. You can’t forget about the biting wind. But for the Madabhushi’s this wonderfully sunny (but cold) day didn’t rain on anybody’s parade; certainly not their wedding!

Though the wedding wasn’t held outside (you’d have to be pretty bold to attempt an outdoor wedding in December in the Pacific Northwest), it was still full of good times and a resounding sense of togetherness. As the two parties got ready, their attire was simple yet suave. Standard tuxedos with maroon ties (and a bowtie for the groom) accentuated the lovely red gowns worn by the bridesmaids. Looking like a group of sophisticated buddies, the groom’s side posed outside and got up to some shenanigans while the bride shared some tenderly sweet moments with her party and family.

Once it was time to head off to the church, Ani and the boys got up to some more silliness before making their way inside for the wedding. With red and white petals lining the aisles, and big bouquets flanking the altar, it was a magical entrance for the bride as she walked towards her groom. Having skipped over the first look, the look on Ani’s face as his bride-to-be approached said everything and more as he wiped tears from his face. After a god-filled ceremony, with each opening themselves up to each other and the lord, the two sealed their vows with a kiss and become husband and wife.

With the sun still high in the sky, the newlyweds and their guests headed off to Inglewood Golf Course for the reception. You could never tell from the video (we could tell from the cold) but it was certainly the first week of winter. With such fortunate weather, there was no doubt that we followed the bride and groom around the golf course as we got sweeping shots of lush green and fountains, and the two of them just dancing alone. Their solidarity didn’t last long—those darn family members!—but it made for some truly sweet shots.

The reception to follow was as elegant as can be, with the event space serving perfectly for the guests. Tons of food, drinks, and celebrating ushered these two into a new era in their life. With adorable kids hitting the dance floor, there was no way that nobody else wouldn’t hop to their feet. And then at last, the winter sun set and the newlyweds made their way out into the night as they headed off down the road to an entirely new adventure.

Thank you again to Ani and Pearl for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We’re so happy it was sunny for your big day and we hope you’re first year of marriage is going great.

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Pearl and Ani’s Story in their own words:

How We Met

Ani and I both attended a bible study in Seattle, and Ani gave rides to a few of us who didn’t have cars. About twice a month since October 2015, I tagged along with him and we started to talk to each other. We talked about where we were from and how God saved us from our old lives. Ani’s testimony was very beautiful and he was keen to know mine. He asked if we could talk more about my salvation story over coffee but since neither of us drank coffee, we agreed to meet for bubble tea.

Our first date was at Wow Bubble Tea in the U-District where we sat many feet across each other and it still cracks me up to think about how formal we were. We got tea and Ani then displayed the most wonderful gesture. He asked if he could pray for our time. Stunned as I was, I said yes.

Here is my journal entry from that day: “It’s at this point that my admiration for him shot sky high. He thanked God for our time, that we would respect and honor each other with our words, that Jesus would be the center of our conversation and that we would be quick to hear and slow to speak. I was brimming with joy, the joy you have when you know you’re around someone who puts God first in their life.”

We had an interesting first date. I thought he was handsome and very mature. He wasn’t fooling around and I knew what he was looking for – a pursuit towards marriage. I knew what I had to do. I had to let my intentions be known.

For our second date, we met for deep dish pizza at Delfino’s in University Village – a place that will always be close to our hearts because of how amazing it was to walk in the light of knowing our intentions towards each other. I wrote him a letter spelling out all my intentions, that I would only date him if it was with marriage in mind, that he should ask my dad for permission to court me (even adding my dad’s phone number to do so), objections my parents would raise, and so on. Soon after, I got Ani to read the letter over dinner and he told me that he had come prepared to talk about the very same things. That remains one of the most special memories I share with Ani.

And so began our story, saying yes to wanting to honor God and the authorities over our lives. Along the way, I said yes when he asked me to marry him. Lord willing, we shall top it off with “I do’s” very soon. I’m ecstatic that I get to marry my best friend. We’re simply two people in need of God’s grace every single day, wanting to stand by each other and show the love and kingdom of Christ in everything we do to the people around us. With Christ, we’ll be able to do just that.

The Proposal

Pearl and I started planning our wedding in July. Our whole season of dating until then was with one goal – to honor our Lord Jesus at all times as we prepared to be married one day. I ordered a ring that month with the help of her mom who assisted me with picking something that Pearl would like. I obviously couldn’t wait to put the ring on her finger since the day it was in my hands. I dreamt of the day that I would ask her the somewhat rhetorical question as to whether she would marry me.

My parents and I went on a trip to the east coast in August. Pearl was aware of this trip, so we stopped by Philadelphia on the way to Washington D.C. and spent half a day with her. Pearl was under the impression that my parents and I were going to visit a few more places and return back to the west coast together.

On August 19th, I dropped my parents off at the New Jersey airport so that they could return. Pearl had no idea that I wasn’t leaving until the next day. In the meantime, Pearl’s cousin Alex, his wife Christina, and her sister Sherine took Pearl to Longwood Gardens in Downtown Philadelphia under the pretense of a dinner. I drove my rental car from the airport to the gardens, changed my attire, and waited at a spot that was scouted out earlier by Alex and Christina.

The rest is history!

Venue – Inglewood Golf Club

Photographer – Bellagalla

DJ – Karan Chainani

Flowers – The Pink Peony

Coordination – Anila Idicula

Caterer – Taste of India

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Soliman Wedding on 12/15/17 in Downtown Seattle

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“We worked with Reid (with his assistant Matt) from Best Made Videos and they were absolutely amazing! They truly captured the best moments in the highlights reel, and the turnaround time was unreal. We got everything back in less than two weeks. We also really appreciated the responsiveness to our questions and quick ability to adapt when plans were changing down to the last few days of planning. We definitely recommend Best Made Videos for their quality work!”

The week before Christmas in Seattle is often a dark, rainy and bitterly miserable time. The season is just about to change, the days have gotten shorter (and will continue to do so with the winter solstice) and us Seattleites begin to mourn the loss of the sun until it pops its head out again come March (if we’re lucky). While the day started out with a touch of sunlight peeking through the grey clouds, the Soliman’s big day didn’t need a lucky break of sun in December to get all the warmth and happiness they deserve.

The day got off to a pleasant start with the bride and groom getting ready in separate abodes. A quiet morning, Stacey and Richard started to look as suave and elegant as can be. Hanging out with cats (four of them) was more than plenty to calm any flaring nerves. Once they were all dressed, the future newlyweds met on a rooftop almost directly under the Space Needle for their first look.

As Richard turns around to greet his bride, they play a cute little game before they embrace in a hug. Holding each other and shining near-blinding smiles, the two looked absolutely adorable looking out towards Queen Anne and the EMP Museum. Once the groomsmen joined along, there was no stopping the laughter and smiles. We even got a new pose: Richard acted like he was falling over the edge, which we have never seen before! We also got a chance to shoot them outside the world-famous EMP museum, which gave us all some really incredible shots with the wholly unique architecture and designs.

Before too long it was time to head inside for the wedding at the Courthouse. Posing against a corner window, with the backdrop of the city, the Sound and all the way down to the south, it was a gorgeous setting for a winter wedding in Seattle. Following the absolutely heart-touching wedding, which saw the bride bursting into tears during her vows, everyone was treated to a gigantic dinner of Chinese food. Taking up the entire event space in the restaurant, there was plenty of room for dancing and mingling, which began the moment everyone got there. A riotous garter dance led into a sweet cake-cutting, followed by the couple’s first dance. A live DJ performed a variety of songs, even a personal version of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” that seemed to be, well, perfect for the occasion.

Eventually the lights dimmed low and the strobes and flashing lights came on, bringing everyone out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. What followed was a massive dance celebration that provided the newlywed with a lifetime of memories.

We want to thank Stacey and Richard for choosing Best Made Videos for filming their wonderful wedding ceremony! Congratulations on a happy four months and here’s to many more!

As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them below and we’ll get to them as soon as possible!

Stacy and Richard’s story in their own words:

Stacey’s Perspective:

It was just another day. I had just printed off some sheets of a report from the library (it was 75 free sheets a week so who wouldn’t do this??) and was headed back home when I ran into Richard. It was SO random, because this was the library right by my house… and Richard lived 30 minutes away. That was the last place I expected to run into him. After that awkward encounter, I started messaging him on the (now-dead) social media platform MySpace.

Richard’s Perspective:

Looking back, I don’t think I would have had that fateful run-in with Stacey at the library had my car not broken down (which caused me to have to get a loaner car, which led to a stop at the library after a couple of practice rounds to get used to it). Just like Stacey, I thought it was the most random occurrence, but turned out to be oh so wonderful, since that’s when we started talking. By the way, what’s MySpace?

The Proposal:

The last quarter of 2016 was tough for us and the time around the holidays wasn’t any better… In attempts to cheer ourselves up we attended a Christmas Day improv show by Unexpected Productions down at the Pike Place Market. We laughed until we cried along with maybe 20 other people (yes, there are other people who watch improv comedy shows Christmas night) that night.

Before heading home, we stopped by my friend’s place to check in with the cat. We stopped by the rooftop to throw away the cat litter and enjoy the view overlooking the area by Smith Tower. We had an ordinary conversation like we do most days…

Then Richard brings up going to grad school- mind you, we had recently bought a house and a car. How could he do this to me? What was he thinking?

“I was working on this paper about set theory to get into the math program.” What? “Wait, think back to your abstract algebra class,” he explained. “You know, I was writing about set theory, group theory, and…”

“Ring theory,” as he pulled out a ring.

“Stacey, will you marry me?”

I was so mad I almost threw him off the roof! After I calmed down a bit, he asked me again. Of course, I said, “Yes.”

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Welcome back to another rousing edition of Wedding News Roundup! Every so often, we pick up on the latest and greatest in the wild world of weddings. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always filled with love, these stories remind us of all of the wonderful weirdness that can spring forth from weddings. We’ve got three stories coming at you this week, so let’s get started!


Owl Ring Bearer Attacks Audience

Coming from the Nerdist, this story is actually quite a hoot. Back in March, Jeni Arrowsmith and Mark Wood got married at Peckforton Castle in Northwest England–which, in many regards, already makes for a great wedding because who wouldn’t want to get married in a castle?

Yet instead of sticking to your regular options when it comes to ring-bearing (typically an adorable little kid, a dog, or the best man), these two thought that having an honest-to-god owl would be the most perfect idea. I’m sure things went well in rehearsal, probably because there wasn’t nearly the same amount of people, but for the real deal it got a little freaked. Hesitant to leave the handler’s arm, the owl finally zipped down the aisle and landed on the groom. Within seconds, the owl had lost its cool and proceeded to swoop towards the audience, resulting in a large amount of gasps, laughter and one man even falling out of his chair.

But wait: there’s even a video! Check the link and witness the hilarity ensue!

Killer Clown” Photobombing

In the past, we’ve seen some pretty hilarious wedding photos and the silly things friends and family do to make them even more special. Remember Pennywise getting photoshopped into some shots? Well, this one takes it even further. Vincent Alexander found it to be a pretty humorous idea to have his brother dress up in a sinister clown costume and stand behind him and his wife, Manda. He then got the approval of the photographer, who assisted him in keeping it an absolute secret from Manda, who discovered the surprise a full year later on their first anniversary as a married couple.

Vincent even filmed her reaction of receiving the photo, to which Manda was pleasantly surprised with. Don’t worry, they still took some lovely photos that totally make up for the terrifying clown in just the one. Be sure to check the link for all of the photos and reaction video!

Dad Trolls Daughter With Sign at Proposal

The etiquette of asking a father for permission to marry his daughter feels as old as weddings themselves. Though times have changed and the idea of “giving away a daughter” feels a little antiquated by today’s standards, parents should always be a part of the picture in a wedding, though when it comes to proposals perhaps not always.

That didn’t stop Jake Barron, father to Allison, from pulling off a hilarious prank at his daughter’s engagement to Levi Bliss. While the future son-in-law was quite close to Allison’s father, often hanging out together without Allison in tow, Jake found it to be a funny idea to show up at the proposal with a sign reading “Say No.” Of course it was all one big joke, but as he stood up on the hill with the sign there’s no way you can’t laugh when you hear the story. You might even cry a little. Read the article to see the sign for yourself!


And there you have it! Check back later for more Wedding News Roundup. As always, if you have a story you’d like to share or found a funny article we could feature later on, please drop us a comment below! We’d really appreciate it!

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Beard Wedding on 11/18/17 at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish, Wa

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“Great Job Reid! It looks great we just got done watching it.  Thanks again!”

A short 10-minute drive outside of Snohomish, Hidden Meadows (which just celebrated its 10th anniversary last year) inspires a whole slew of images with its name. Quaint and serene, the former dairy farm that once held hundreds of cows became a wedding venue after the dairy industry took a downturn and the owners decided to switch to sod, only to have leftover buildings. With the ability to accommodate 350 guests, mountain views, and plenty of space to relax and hang out, Hidden Meadows is a picturesque landscape that cultivates a sense of togetherness even out in the open fields.

On a damp November day, a few days shy of Thanksgiving, the Beards met to be married. Rustic doesn’t even do it justice–this place still feels like a working farm, even if it is purely a wedding venue. As Tyler and the boys got married, they drank shots to warm themselves from the Autumn chill, all while looking snappy in great vests and blue shirts.

Foregoing a first look, the two sides of the wedding went outside and posed for photos prior to the ceremony. The boys were goofy and itching with excitement as they stuck their tongues out and posed around the venue. Angalisa and the ladies (rocking light grey dresses) wandered around the barns and fields as the lush green landscapes after fresh rainfall made their attire pop.

Heading inside for the wedding, Tyler stood patiently at the altar waiting for the first glimpse of his bride. The gorgeous interior with wood beams and columns proved to be the perfect place for the ceremony, with plenty of seats for every guest as they filled the space to the wall. With heartfelt vows, resulting in quite a few tears (including the bride herself!), the bride and groom became husband and wife with a passionate kiss. The relief and joy on their faces says it all, these two are meant to be.

Following the ceremony, the two parties finally joined for some more photos around the grounds. The newlyweds then made their way out into the sprawling fields, the grey skies balancing the vibrant green grass, and the two looked extraordinary with the sun creeping through the darkening clouds. Returning for the reception, they got to cut their cake and eat it too!

After enjoying their first dance, lit bit dangling lights, the rest of the guests came on out to keep the party going. The garter and bouquet toss (complete with instant replay) gave some guests renewed hope for their future vows while the rest of the friends and family got out and busted a move. Eventually, the twinkling lights and the music had to be turned down and the day came to an end, but that didn’t stop the newlyweds from really shaking their booties!

Thanks again to Angalisa and Tyler for picking Best Made Videos to film their wedding! It was a glorious day! We hope everything is going great for you two!

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Venue – Hidden Meadows

Photographer – Rebekah Jule Photography

DJ – Blue Beatz Entertainment

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Reilly Wedding on 9/16/17 at Bellaflora Farms in Walla Walla, Wa

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“WOW!! Love this!”

Nearly on the border of Oregon, Walla Walla (both a county and city) has become quite popular in recent years. Thanks to the booming Washington Wine trade, the region has been flourishing thanks to out-of-towners wanting their own taste of wine country without trekking all the way to California.

Just a short drive out of the city, Bellaflora Farms is a 25 acre wedding venue that features gardens, tree swings, and breathtaking views of the hills and woods beyond. For those wanting the pinnacle of idyllic, look no further than this enchanting setting.

A sunny September day, just on the eve of Autumn, greeted the bride and groom as they got ready in separate abodes. Nick and his buddies got exchanged gifts and got all groomed, fancy socks included. While Andreea got her hair done, the boys struggled with the fine arts of tie-tying and pocket square accessorizing.

Arriving at the farm, the two met for their first look against a long white fence. Twirling his bride around, Nick looked the undeniably ecstatic. The two then headed off around the venue, finding nothing but solitude as they swung on the tree swing and wandered into the woods beyond. With the sun high in the sky, it looked like pure bliss as the rays streaked in through the leaves. Some weddings are like fairy tales afterall! The rest of the bridal party joined them, with the bridesmaids rocking baby blue dresses and the guys sporting just shirts and ties. After all of the wacky poses we put them through, it was time for the ceremony!

Underneath a trellis adorned with snaking leaves, Nick stood waiting for his bride. As the ring bear(er)–yes, that is someone in a bear suit) brings up the two key elements, it’s perfectly understandable to sneak a chuckle. With thunderous applause, the two sealed their vows with a kiss and proceeded to sign the paperwork while the guests mingled and sipped drinks. Following some shots with the family, the bride and groom rejoined the party and arrived for the reception. Once the sun went away, we headed inside for their first dance in a stark white barn. Soon everyone joined in on the fun, dancing and having a grand time, soaking up the few final moments of summer like they were gold.

Earlier on, we went out into the fields with the newlyweds as they posed in the nothingness around them. Aside from some trees and a barn in the distance, there wasn’t anything else but the bride and groom, getting ready to walk on down a new road of life together. With a sparkler send-off, the two ended their wedding day with just another quick jaunt through them for good measure.

Thanks again to Andreea and Nick for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We hope the first year of marriage has gone wonderfully. Happy six month anniversary!

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Venue – Bellaflora Farms

Photographer – HeartsFoto

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by Scott Johnson

Kahlon Wedding on 5/27/17 in Seattle, Wa

A big, beautiful May wedding saw the marriage of Kuljit and Amanpreet in a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony. A rarity for us, we were treated to a wondrous day full of color, music and a massive celebration the likes we hardly ever get to see. The day started off early with the bride and groom getting adorned in bangles and other jewelry. Donning a pink dastar, the groom looked slick with a contrasting beige and white suit. As the rest of the family joined in, it was only a small taste at the massive size of the wedding to come.

As they headed off to their ceremony, a prayer in the parking lot and some last minute touches made sure that everyone was ready to go. Entering the building, guests were greeted with food as they took their seats against the wall while the groom and his family made their way to the altar. Soon, the bride entered and sat cross-legged next to her groom. Surrounded on the floor by their family, the whole of the wedding was unlike anything we’d ever seen before.

Placing the ring on his bride’s finger, Amanpreet accepts gifts from family as they give him food and money. Those unfamiliar with Sikh weddings will surely find this to be a mesmerizingly beautiful experience. As the gifts and family kept coming, the newly weds smiled with happiness at the life they were about to begin together. Eventually, all the gifts stopped flowing but the food sure didn’t. We followed the newlyweds outside around the area as they posed amongst the trees on the bright spring day. The pinks and whites popping out against the lush green, the two looked the peak of blissful.

Heading back home for a quick pitstop and some more tradition, it wasn’t too long before we all left again to head to the reception. In a gorgeous event space, the lights flickered with every color and extravagant tables with sparking cloths welcomed the bride and groom who immediately went to cut the cake. Every member of the family had a chance to feed the bride and groom cake before Kuljit and Amanpreet began their first dance in front of everyone.

Not long after, the entire building was hopping with music and the sounds of clomping feet. A slightly higher angle reveals the large amount of people busting their moves on the dance floor. Check out the groom as he finally comes out of his shell and really starts pulling out the moves!

Thank you again to Kuljit and Amanpreet for choosing Best Made Videos to film their ceremony! It was truly an honor getting to witness a Sikh wedding, and we hope that everyone who watches this can truly appreciate the powerful, family-bound traditions that come along with one. We only hope that it isn’t our last! What a blast it was!

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Venue – Punjabi Palace

Photographer – Events by Heather and Ryan

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