by Scott Johnson

Cordova Wedding on 4/27/18 at The Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett, Wa

Music licensed from –
The Music Bed – themusicbed.com
Song Freedom – songfreedom.com

“I was really wanting videography for my wedding, but I was unsure if the price tag was worth it. Let me say, Reid made every single penny spent worth it. I cried when I got our highlights video back. The wedding day goes by so quick, having this video let’s me relive the day and see things I wouldn’t have seen the day of, like my husband not being able to keep it together even when he just heard the song I’d walk down the aisle to. I cannot thank Reid enough. Absolutely amazing!!”

For anyone who lives in Seattle and has to deal with the ever-degrading traffic situation will surely shudder at the prospect of having to drive to or from Everett. As the city surely but slowly continues to inch their way northward with a light rail system, the current commute from Seattle’s northern neighbor is an arduous journey even if it’s just a few miles. Nevertheless, weddings like the Cordova’s make that trek worth it as the city has bloomed and blossomed during the recent influx of Amazon techies and otherwise.

We’re no strangers to The Monte Cristo Ballroom, a superb wedding venue that provides everything you need in one grand package. With up to 10 hours of service, setup and breakdown, planning, coordinators, wine, a DJ, and a whole slew of other amenities, they truly make it easy and painless to have your big day go just as you want it. Oh, and with Award-Winning executive chef Anthony Reeves in the kitchen, you’re bound to have some delectable food as well.

A fresh Spring wedding for the Cordova’s saw Ronnie and Lauren tying the knot. Their morning got started with the usual affair: getting ready, doing makeup, and killing time by playing foosball. Once the groom and best man were all set up, we got some shots of them outside looking especially cool amongst the brick buildings.

After some silliness with getting the earrings on, it was time for Lauren to go meet her groom for the First Look. Covering Ronnie’s eyes as she approached from behind, it was a magical little moment. We were then able to get some shots of them around the building and outside, making for some truly lovely images.

Before heading on in for the wedding, we got some shots with everyone and their family. It was quite the good-looking group, as everyone came dressed to the nines in their best attire. Not too long after, it was time for everyone to file in for the wedding. Inside the Ballroom is a gorgeous sight. With metal-barricaded balconies, white walls and marble floors, it feels like a mix between a courthouse and a luxurious hotel.

With a kiss, the two were officially married and they set off to do the laborious paperwork. In a flash, they were done and ready to party. As they headed off to the reception, the purple lights went on (matching the purple of Ronnie’s shirt). With a fireplace keeping the room warm, the party really got to burning! Even with the lights low, it was all too clear that everyone was having a magnificent time.

But as weddings go, they do need to come to an end. We want to thank Lauren and Ronnie for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We hope your first month of marriage has been full of nothing but happiness!

I know this probably gets old, but if you have a question or comment please feel free to leave it below and we’ll get back to you!

Venue, Catering, Coordination – Monte Cristo Ballroom

Photographer – Jeanette Eggerman

Floral – Belles and Whistles

Stationary – Alexander Printing

Best Made Videos – Home Page

Best Made Videos – Blog

Lauren and Ronnie’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

We met through a mutual friend and have been attached at the hip ever since!

Why did you choose your venue?

The venue is beautiful, and they did most of the work for us! The food in excellent and my dress was included which was AMAZING.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

I’m really excited to see our vows and the ceremony. I also really look forward to seeing everyone have fun and enjoy the celebration. I want to see walk down the aisle and then see everyone’s (ESPECIALLY MY HUSBAND’S) reaction to seeing me for the first time.