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Shubha and Mike’s Wedding on 8/5/18 at The Fremont Foundry in Seattle, Wa

Music licensed from –
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“Thanks so much for sharing these links. We are really enjoying reliving the day!”

Fremont is one of Seattle’s lesser discussed neighborhoods, especially when you consider the amount of sights to see. With the Fremont Troll, the Theo Chocolate Factory, the Solstice Parade, and then there’s also Gasworks Park not too far away, it’s no wonder 10 Things I Hate About You was partially filmed around here!

More important than these sights, however, is the Fremont Foundry—which is exactly why we found ourselves in the neighborhood just a few weeks ago. Originally a studio for flourishing artists in the 80s, it has now been transformed into more of an event space—especially for weddings. With multiple options for the ceremony, plenty of space, and awesome views, this is a great little venue.

For Shubha and Mike’s big day, we got a bright and early August start. There were plenty of laughs, good times and touching moments between Shubha and her mom as they got her ready for the big day. Before you could blink, both the bride and groom were all ready to meet up for their first look!

In a little courtyard, Mike stood ready and eager. From behind, Shubha tapped Mike on the shoulder. As he turned to greet her, a brilliant smile blossomed on his face as he saw his bride to be. Showing off his own attire, he got some pretty happy looks from his future wife. They exchanged heartwarming letters before we started putting them through all the poses we had in store for them.

Their reds and maroons showed up beautifully against the green and grays of the area. The two looked especially happy just walking around. It wasn’t too long before the rest of the family joined in for a few shots.

Soon, after their friends and family had signed the guest book, everyone made their way to the rooftop ceremony that looked out at the Aurora Bridge and around the rest of the neighborhood. Turning almost the shade of his attire, Mike beamed with excitement as his bride approached him from down the aisle.

With a series of touching vows, some stories, and a fable, the whole ceremony was just delightful. But nothing is more delightful than hearing “you can seal this declaration with a kiss,” and then seeing the union of man and wife become truly official.

If you thought everything else was already spectacular, the rest of the day proved even better. After the ceremony, they switched into a little more formal attire and posed for some photos around the area before heading back to the reception. With everyone on the rooftop underneath beautiful golden hour skies, the celebration felt just magical, especially their first dance.

The rest of the evening went by in such a blur that before you knew it the sun had crept behind the mountains and the lights switched on to illuminate the dance floor. That is, until the night had to come to an end.

Congrats again to Mike and Shubha! We hope your first month as a married couple has gone as fantastically as your wedding!

You know the drill, questions and comments go below!

Ceremony/Reception – Fremont Foundry Events

Photographer – JHui Photography

Videographer – Best Made Videos

Music – DJ Sean from Seattle Parties

HMUA – Off White Hair & Makeup

Caterer- Foodz Catering

Coordinator – Davi Sobatta from Foodz Catering

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by Scott Johnson

Photo Credit – Stephanie Norman

Wait, is it really time for another Bizarre Wedding News? You bet your bottom it is! With Fall just around the corner, we’ve got loads of stories coming from the end of wedding season. Don’t worry, most of these are all pretty funny; there are some broken bones involved (which is rather new for us) and a few are just wonderful! So let’s get down to it!

We’ll start with the most intense one, just to get it out of the way. A few weeks ago in Boulder, Colorado, before a wedding ceremony up on Flagstaff Mountain, soon-to-be-newlyweds and their bridal party were riding a trolley-style bus. When, out of nowhere, it burst into flames and soon pretty much engulfed the entire vehicle. Luckily, everyone got out ok, as did the flowers. But perhaps the most crucial part of any wedding didn’t: the rings.

With the vehicle pretty much burned to oblivion, there wasn’t much hope that the rings would be found. Thankfully, some firefighters thought they’d give it another shot.

Lo and behold, they found they were mostly intact, buried under four feet of debris, with just some polishing needed to bring back near their original state. The firemen later showed up at the reception to present the rings to the newlyweds. Now that is a great ending!

Second in terms of “most intense,” for this week involves not one, but two broken feet. Now, there’s about a dozen and a half jokes to make here about “breaking a leg,” or “wow, she must’ve really been a runaway bride,” but the actual story is a little more silly than you’d expect. Bride Lyndsey Henderson has a certain affinity for the B*Witched song, ‘C’est la Vie,’ which everyone should have surely heard by now, since it’s twenty years old.

So loves it so much that she had learned the moves to dance at her first wedding reception the week prior, only to reprise the bit for her second reception the following week. The first time, it appears, was a rousing success. The second time…well…she jumped and landed on the sides of her feet, breaking three bones in her left foot and a hairline fracture in her right. It took her two days to realize the extent of the damage, but now she is fully on her way to recovery!

This next story comes to us all the way from down in South Africa, and it’s been blowing up the internet since it first came out at the end of August. You might remember that a few weeks ago we wrote about a moose crashing a wedding up in Alaska. Here in Washington there isn’t too much that could surprise you in terms of wildlife coming out of the trees. But for one lucky couple, they were greeted by a freaking GIRAFFE.

Tristan and Luke Karshagen had just wed at the Areena Riverside Resort when they were posing for photos in a wooded area. All of a sudden, Abby (that’s the giraffe) popped her head through to say high. Initially worried that she might be potentially dangerous, photographer Stephanie Norman was able to capture what is an iconic photo that people will surely strive to imitate. Stephanie reported to the local media “I was taking photos in an avenue of trees when suddenly this huge giraffe popped its head over the trees. Everybody was nervous and the bridesmaids hid in the bush, but he just loped calmly towards us and stood there and watched us. He just seemed inquisitive. Then he went to the bridesmaids, drooled on one of them and tried to get at their rose bouquets.” See it for yourself, but don’t get your hopes up in trying to recreate it!

Fortnite has taken the world by storm. I find it absolutely ridiculous that I’m even writing the word “Fortnite” for our website, but that’s what 2018 has come to. So much so, that the infamous “flossing” dance has seeped its way into just about every facet of pop culture. Now, it has made it’s arrival at weddings…in the form of a little eight-year-old who stole the spotlight from his parents who had just gotten married, and it took them days to realize it!

During the cake cutting, Stacey and Brian did what they were supposed to do. Stood, smiled, cut the cake, but what they couldn’t understand is why everybody was so amused and laughing. Well, turns out their young son Jay had been doing the dance behind them the entire time, much to the amusement of literally everyone in the room…except his parents…who had no idea whatsoever.

Jay then spent the rest of the wedding teaching everyone the slick dance moves. Which I’d have to say is pretty darn impressive for someone so young.

Our final story comes out of England, and it’s more about weddings in general. New research has revealed that many Brits choose not to follow age-old traditions for weddings anymore, instead opting for more unique and personalized ceremonies. According to the article, many are choosing not to get his-her rings, share their surnames, or even have bridal parties. It was found that an estimated 30% of Brits truly care about these traditions. It goes deeper into more traditions like asking the father for permission, having the father walk the bride down the aisle, getting married in churches, and more.

But this isn’t really entirely surprising. Times and traditions change. We see it with every wedding we go to. Some traditions need to die for new ones to take their place, though there will always be those who stick to centuries-old traditions to get married. Read the article to find out what else is fading into history!


And there you have it: another week of Bizarre Wedding News! We hope you enjoyed it, and as always: if you ever find any strange stories out there….send them our way!

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Culpepper Wedding on 8/4/18 at McCaw Hall / MoPOP in Seattle, Wa

Music licensed from –
Song Freedom –

Anybody who has ever been to visit the Space Needle has surely at least seen McCaw Hall. Home to both the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet, it is a classy venue for anything stage or theatrical, heck we even saw Conan O’Brien there once. But you probably would have never guessed it (nor did we) but you can even rent it out to host your own events—yes, that means your wedding.

The Culpeppers knew this, unlike a lot of other people, and boy did they pick an awesome place to hold their wedding. With a variety of rooms and areas to choose from, you can have your own “gala” of a wedding here and have their top of the line catering service dish you up some excellent food as well.

We were blessed with tons of sun at the beginning of the month, despite it being so flipping hot, so it was a wonderful August day for our soon-to-be-newlyweds. Stephen and Allyson got their morning started getting ready in McCaw Hall’s “press boxes” with their bridal parties. You could probably guess that the champagne and bubbly was flowing from the crack of dawn, but the spirits were already high regardless.

Once they were looking sharp and lovely, the bride and groom made their way outside…blindfolded…for their adorable first look near the iconic fountain. Getting a little silly feeling out for each other blindly, they couldn’t hardly contain themselves. Stripping off their shades, Steven turned to great his bride with such excitement you could almost taste it, though she almost immediately started to cry.

You can easily tell that these two are meant for each other. Their first look was just so sweet and fun to watch them walk around together and get even more silly. After everyone else joined in for photos it was time for the moment everyone was waiting for: the wedding itself!

In the gorgeous event space inside McCaw Hall, the two met at an altar surrounding by natural light and all whom they love. Though, it’s hard not to mention the groom’s entrance which, well, it takes the cake. Watch and you’ll understand.

With a series of funny, touching, and seriously sweet toasts and vows, you could tell these two were just ready for it to be over with and to be married! Well, after the officiant told them to, they kissed and boy were they married!

Heading over to MoPOP for their “La La Land” themed reception, these two really knew how to party. Rocking it out to their first dance, which looked like they had been practicing for since they had met (over 10 years ago…), it was enough to get everyone else into high gear for a roaring good time. With silly photos playing above of their illustrious pasts, the newlyweds seldom left each other’s sights as they laughed, giggled and had an all around marvelous time at their spectacular wedding.

Congrats again to Allyson and Stephen, and thank you for choosing Best Made Videos® to film your big day! It was a blast!

Comments? Questions? Go ahead and leave them below!

Venue – McCaw Hall / Museum of Pop Culture

Coordination – New Creations Wedding Design and Coordination

Photography – Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry

Videography – Best Made Videos

DJ – Bamboo Beats DJ

Florist – Diamond Events and Floral

MUA – Erin Skipley

Allyson and Stephen’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

In high school through mutual friends—we went to different schools!

Tell us about the proposal!

It was our 10-year anniversary (Oct. 1) since we first started dating in high school, but we never really celebrated it, so the proposal was totally unexpected. Stephen said he wanted to take me to breakfast that Sunday morning, which is super weird for him to want to do. So we get ready and he ends up taking us NOT to all the cute brunch places around home, but to McDonald’s… Nothing wrong with that! Just weird that he seemed excited about it and talked it up.

Apparently there was a phase 2 after breakfast, and it was also a surprise. He said it had to do with the “theme of the day,” so I assumed fall was the theme, since I love the season. I guessed pumpkin patch, but we pulled up to our go-to movie theater. Again, nothing wrong with that… We LOVE the movies and go almost every week. But also again, it was just weird that we were going at 10am. And to watch “IT” the clown movie, which I’d already seen, but had been trying to persuade Stephen to watch.

Anyway, we’re in the theater and Stephen takes off to go to the bathroom. Both he and I hate watching previews and mostly always look down during that part. As I was looking down, I heard the theme song to “Drive” (the Ryan Gosling movie) playing, and I looked up to see the character with his scorpion jacket on screen. I immediately looked around to see where Stephen was because it’s one of his favorite movies and if there was a sequel, he’d want to know about it! But he wasn’t back yet.

The next trailer comes on, and there’s a baby on screen, and I look around for Stephen again because the baby looks like me and I wanted to validate that crazy coincidence with someone. The trailer goes on and now there’s another baby on screen… then these baby photos start flipping through the years getting older, and I realize it’s us—it’s me and Stephen throughout the years.

Long story short, Stephen made me a movie trailer! In it, he went around telling our immediate family about his plans to propose and the tagline was along the lines of, “This fall, he got the permission, now he just has to ask the question…” And he comes down the aisle—wearing the Drive movie jacket I had given him for his birthday (turns out it was him in the trailer!)—with the ring in hand. Popped the question, and I don’t remember 99% of the sweet stuff he said. 🙂

Why did you choose your venue?

Our love of movies and pop culture, and because we wanted a big enough space for a dance party.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Us and our guests having fun! Our reactions to things—people say we’re pretty expressive sometimes.

Anything else?

Stephen’s going to be dancing down the aisle at the ceremony, so we’ll see how embarrassing that turns out. Kidding. 😉 Thanks!

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by Scott Johnson

Wetzler – Ashby Wedding on 7/28/18 at Freestone Inn in Mazama, Wa

Music Courtesy of The Side Project – and Mike Miller on vocals

“From a couple that originally wasn’t planning to have a videographer to now husband & wife that are SO incredibly thankful we decided to have Reid and Best Made Videos as part of our special day!  Our advice – definitely have a video done (it’s well worth the $$ spent) and make sure it’s Reid & Team that you use!

We could go on & on….but just as a glimpse – Reid was – without question – the most responsive vendor we worked with for our wedding.  He’s ‘on his game’ in all aspects and was always quick with his replies to what were probably very basic questions that we had or things that were on our video ‘wish list’.  Reid showed up (after a 4 hour drive to somewhere he’d never been) with energy, passion & enthusiasm.  He went right to work and captured some amazing footage!  He was personable, easy to have around, fun and worked seamlessly with our photographer (whom he had never met).  The musicians that we used also commented on how professional Reid was and how he really knew what he was doing to ensure he had the best quality audio.

In addition to some ‘bonus’ iPhone shots that he shared with us the day after our wedding – Reid also shared his ‘work in progress’ via Instagram in the days after the wedding and true to his word – 2 weeks later delivered AMAZING highlight & full ceremony videos.  His creative ability to capture our personalities and the ‘feeling’ of the day was truly unbelievable!!!  No surprise – we (and many of our guests) have watched the videos multiple times!

Thank you Reid, Jeff & the Best Made Videos Team!!!

To those future bride & grooms that aren’t quite sure – we will gladly try to convince you otherwise.  It really is a “must do” in our opinion!”

Tucked all the way up in the North Cascades, almost equidistant from both Spokane and Seattle, rests a string of towns along highway 20 that many might not realize are there. The long drive from either city is probably enough to discourage day-trippers from visiting this utterly gorgeous region of the state, but for those who decide to venture up there, they’re in for a wonderful treat.

So we headed off at the end of July to little Mazama, your last stop before the awesome town of Winthrop, but more specifically to the Freestone Inn. Capable of hosting 100 guests for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and with alcohol and catering provided, this delightful wooden estate brings you out to the middle of nature for a quiet, serene wedding.

As delightful of a morning you could expect out in the mountains greeted Tricia and Kent on their big day. As we wandered around the scenic landscapes that only the North Cascades could provide, the day was as casual and more at ease than you could ever imagine. Forgoing traditional attire for Kent and his motley crew , it made things feel even more special because these two didn’t want all the glitz and glamour. Instead, it was just a delicate, loving day.

As the day moved towards the ceremony, it became even more apparent just how gorgeous this venue is. With the altar overlooking the lake and the hills in the distance, you could probably say this is one of our favorite vistas we’ve had the pleasure of seeing. It’s just a pity these past few weeks has seen the Canadian forest fires bringing in hazy clouds that only choke the purely natural beauty of this area.

Reciting beautiful, thoughtful vows to each other, Kent wasn’t the only person in the audience with tears in their eyes (I was as well! lol) Soon, the officiant gave the magic words to “seal it with a kiss,” and so they did.

Shortly after the ceremony we headed off towards the lake with the bridal party to snap some shots of the newlyweds and their closest friends. With a sky that might remind you of Montana, the magnificent valley felt so safe and comforting for our newlyweds. Retreating more into the woods, the two posed along babbling brooks and the towering trees before it was time for the reception.

Booze and food started coming out while the guests wandered the grounds and saw all of the beautiful sights . Following signing papers, cake-cutting and a little slow dance in front of the lake, it was time to keep the party going with everyone else. Dancing around like maniacs with the sun dwindling behind the hills, we were even able to convince the bride to hop on an inflatable duck and ride out into the water.

What a fun day with Tricia and Kent! We hope your first month of marriage has gone magically.

As always, we love to hear from you. So please let us know if you have any questions or comments and we’ll get to them!

Venue – Freestone Inn

Photographer – Autumn Pines Photography

Videographer – Best Made Videos

HMUA/ Flowers – Eleveight Salon

Invitations – Pink + Peach

Catering – Freestone Inn

Music – The Side Project

Tricia and Kent’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

Online – Zoosk

Tell us about the proposal!

Typical Kent & Tricia (casual)….Kent had ring for several weeks and could not wait any longer.  Tricia wanted to move a table – Kent wanted to wait. Kent went out to his car – when he came back in Tricia said ‘can we please just move this table’ and Kent said ‘will you please marry me’ and pulled the ring out of his sweatshirt pocket.

Why did you choose your venue?

“Summer Camp” wedding feel – weekend event for guests – outdoors – nice weather – perfect size

What are you most excited to see in the video?

A few things that I think will be highlights – ceremony singer (Mike Miller); dogs at end of ceremony all walking out together; vows

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Photo Credit – Wayne Lomax/Kennedy News

Woo hoo! We’re back for another week of Bizarre Wedding News! This time we’ve got some fun with dates, a few typos, a celebrity anniversary and wedding, so are you ready? August has been a fun and exciting month, what with toasty weather, bright skies (for the most part) and the unfortunate scent and sight of the dastardly forest fire smoke, though the last part really isn’t fun and exciting at all.

We love Ellen, and we also love Arrested Development, which makes the marriage between Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi so flipping wonderful. This year marks their tenth wedding anniversary. To commemorate the event, the Ellen DeGeneres Show shared a short video that contained footage of their wedding and celebration, and boy is it a tear jerker. So, be sure to have a few tissues (or a box) at the ready, when you watch it!

For some couples, wedding rings just aren’t nearly enough to immortalize the bond between spouses. You can name a star after your bride, or lock a padlock on a bridge in Paris.

Or you can get a tattoo.

But for the love of all that is good, please be sure to at least get the date right. As one newlywed man came to find out, most women are not ok if you get your wedding date tattooed incorrectly on your finger. It also probably doesn’t help that it took him about six weeks to realize the typo. Fortunately the bride wasn’t entirely too upset and actually saw a lot of humor in it, as her husband is a plasterer and would potentially lose any ring during work.

The good news is, he most likely has it fixed by now!

Did you feel anything different about August 18? A sort of calming in the air? A great surge of loving energy? Anything at all?

Well if you didn’t you’re perfectly ok, it’s just that it was a rather big deal in the wedding world. According to The Knot, there were at least 28,000 weddings planned for that day. Why? Because people are lazy and don’t want to remember dates, that’s why! What’s easier than saying 8/18/18? Well, sure, plenty of other dates, but I can already tell you that next year is going to be crazy in September with 9/19/19. Because after that, there’s no cool dates until 2/22/2022

Don’t believe us? We had two weddings on that day and we had been getting phone calls for reservations since as far back as 2016! Congrats Ally and Paul, and Mike and Mallory!

People are so weird when it comes to numbers, huh?

In one final celebrity-related wedding, rapper 2 Chainz got married this month to Kesha Ward. The wedding itself isn’t really what we’re here to talk about, but rather the groom’s traditional dance with his mom, which is absolutely, 100% adorable. Sharing their dance to Frankie Beverly’s “Before I Let Go,” they both pull out their best moves to show everyone who’s boss. Don’t believe me? Watch the video and try not to dance along!


And there you have it for another great week of stories! As you already probably know, we are always looking for new stories and fun ideas to write about, so please let us know below if you have anything!

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by Scott Johnson

Giandomenico Wedding on 7/28/18 at Camas Meadows Golf Course in Camas, Wa

Music licensed from –
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Any chance we can get to head over to a golf course is a chance we’re gonna take! This time, we got to head to a new one: Camas Meadows. If you’re scratching your head wondering where the heck Camas is, it’s because it’s tucked right next to Vancouver on the Columbia River; a stone’s throw away from Portland.

A bright, sunny day greeted us for the wedding of Katie and Seth. Clear skies, warm weather and that wonderful thwack of a golf ball reminded us we were right at home. Sipping coffee and watching The Waterboy got the laughs going before anybody was dressed, which was great news for the photos that would come later.

The ladies soon broke out the champagne while the guys started to look all dapper, especially Seth in his Superman socks! Before too long, the soon-to-be newly weds met out in the forest for their first look. As the sun broke through the branches and leaves, lighting just enough space under the foliage, the two greeted each other with a kiss. We followed them around for a bit before the rest of the gang joined in for group photos. The ladies looked lovely in their lavender dresses, while the guys mirrored them with their shirts.

The photos kept on coming, which was perfectly fine with us since it was so nice out. But eventually it was time for the wedding itself. Strolling along the course towards the little gazebo in which the two were to be married, the swagger of all the guys was almost intimidating. Tucked away in a little clearing, and partially covered by an awning, the bride and groom met to be married. Following a series of emotional vows, a heartening speech, and the long-awaited kiss, Katie and Seth were officially husband and wife.

Upon kissing the crowd erupted into applause. Taking his new wife arm in arm, they posed for more photos with the family and everyone else before hopping into their own little golf cart to go sign all the paperwork. It wasn’t too long before they reemerged over at the reception tent through a tunnel of arms. Then came the toasts and first dances, which then inspired more dancing.

At one point, it really felt like everyone at the wedding was dancing. Underneath chandeliers and the wiggling tent, the day turned to night as only the purple glowing lights illuminated the dance floor. To add a wonderfully touching conclusion to the evening, we were able to go get some golden hour shots with the newlyweds. With the sun setting on their big day, it was as romantic as could be. That is, until they returned back to the reception and were ushered out by a forest of sparklers held by their loved ones.

Thank you again to Katie and Seth for choosing Best Made Videos® to film their wedding! We hope your first few weeks have gone fantastically!

Got any questions or comments? Leave them below and we’ll get back to you!

Venue – Camas Meadows Golf Club

Photographer – Shelley Marie Photo

Videographer – Best Made Videos

DJ – Great Beginnings Dj Service

Floral – Awesome Flowers

Catering – Camas Meadows Golf Club

MUA – Powder Inc., Salon Mogano

Cake – Rosycakes

Katie and Seth’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

It all started with a swipe to the right! Seth and Katie met online.

One day in January, Seth received a notification on his phone from Tinder (an app he thought he had deleted) saying, “New Year, new you! Swipe to find true love!” Intrigued, Seth opened the app and his attention was soon caught by a beautiful blonde wearing a Trail Blazers shirt. As he scrolled through her pictures,  read about her faith and her interests, he knew he had to say Hi! So he swiped right and anxiously awaited to see if he had caught her attention, too.

Katie was hoping to find true love in January as well. She was on Tinder but was selective about who she spent her time getting to know. She came across this handsome glasses-wearing man and thought he was just too cute to let pass by. So she swiped right and waited for him to message her first (she’s old fashioned like that haha).

Sure enough within minutes, she received a message from Seth. He introduced himself and spoke about his shared faith and values. He told her that he saw her Blazers shirt and thought she was “mad cute”  that he just had to say hi!

Katie and Seth connected from the start (and it helped that he spelled all the words correctly, had proper grammar and used just the right amount of emoji’s.) After a few days of texting back and forth, they decided to meet that Saturday afternoon for a lunch date at Henry’s in the Pearl District of Portland. The date went incredibly well and they made plans to go on a second date the coming Friday.

However, later that night Seth and Katie were texting when Seth admitted, he didn’t know if he could wait a whole week to see her again. So he asked if she was free earlier in the week. Sharing the same feelings, Katie responded saying she was in fact free and wondered if “tomorrow would be too soon for a second date!?” Seth agreed that the following day would be perfect!

And the rest is history!!

Tell us about the proposal!

Seth was visiting his family in Coos Bay, Oregon for Thanksgiving. I drove down that Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with him and this family. We had talked about getting married so I had a feeling he would propose soon but I did not expect it that weekend!

It had become a tradition in his family to go shooting (guns) the weekend of Thanksgiving with his dad, brother and good college friends. Seth’s Dad passed away almost 2 years ago but they have still kept with the tradition. So his two college friends had planned to be in Coos Bay that weekend, too. Unfortunately, Seth became sick with the flu on Thanksgiving and all through the weekend. It ended up working to his advantage because I definitely didn’t think he would be proposing that weekend.

Saturday morning we woke up and everyone decided that they wanted to go to a really cool beach in Bandon, Oregon before going shooting. Seth wasn’t feeling well so he said he wanted to wait another 20 minutes or so before leaving.(It made sense!) His family and close friends headed to the beach and we decided we would meet them there.

When we arrived at Face Rock Beach in Oregon, (where there is a giant rock that looks like the profile of a face), the thought had crossed my mind that this would be the perfect place to get engaged. However, I thought to myself… it’s not going to happen today! He’s sick. I should just enjoy the day and not put any added internal/subconscious pressure on the experience. haha boy was I in for a surprise! We walked down the beach and came around the corner of these two big rocks where there were rose petals scattered on the beach and a little table with a bouquet of flowers, two champagne floats and a bottle of Martinelli’s (my favorite!). Still it hadn’t click that this was for me and I remember think. “That’s so sweet someone is getting proposed to!” As we walked I was removed from my internal self talk with Seth smiling and saying, “You know what’s happening, right?!” I was so surprised that it was for me! We walked right up to the table and he got down on one knee, said my full name and asked me to marry him. And I said yes!! His family and friends were not far away, Seth motioned for them to come celebrate with us.

We celebrated with them and FaceTimed my parents and family to tell them the good news! (They already knew because Seth had asked for their blessing a week or so prior.) We also commemorated the moment by carving our initials and the date we got engaged on this huge stump that was right near where he proposed. Now we have a special little beach we can go back to in Bandon. And we did end up keeping the tradition going and went shooting after we left the beach. I got engaged and shot a gun for the first time all in one day! haha

The Story Behind Our Catchphrase

You may see the phrase “So much more than so much” in some of our photos. This phrase started when we began telling each other, I love you.  One of us would often say, “I love you so much!” and the other replying with “So much more than so much!” It has become a phrase that we affectionately say to one another.  In fact, we liked it so much (…pun intended) that Seth had the words “So Much More” engraved inside the band of my engagement ring and we plan to have it engraved inside his wedding band as well.

Why did you choose your venue?

Because we liked it and wanted to get married near where we met.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

I am excited to see the First Look and the whole day really!

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by Scott Johnson

Well, well, well! Here we are once again for another rousing edition of Bizarre Wedding News, your routine update on the happenings in the big world of weddings. This week we have some rather exciting stories of heroism, bravery and a hopefully a little humor. Who knows what next week will bring?

We’ll get the more intense stuff out of the way first here. This one comes out of New Jersey, where just a week ago torrential downpours started a series of flash floods around northern New Jersey. Now we see a lot of rain here in Seattle (though as of recently that’s not the case), but this was enough to start washing cars off the road.

In one case, a newlywed couple’s car got completely taken over by water as the two scrambled onto the roof. Luckily, they were rescued a short time after by some daring police officers who rolled up in their Humvee. Social media rang in and congratulated the police, the newlyweds, and some made comments about how much of a blessing it is to have rain on your wedding day. One might think this is too much rain, and it probably is, so they should hopefully be blessed for a couple lifetimes.

There probably is something really prophetic to be said about this wedding. Everything just lined up perfectly. It was a beautiful day down in Alabama at Orange Beach. Zac and Cindy were just wrapping up tying the knot, sharing their first kiss, when suddenly cries for help started to ring out. Luckily, Zac is a former lifeguard, as well as a Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class, so what did he do? He ripped his shirt off and dove in to save the drowning man’s life. Though he suffered a bloody nose during the rescue mission, Zac made sure to keep his lovely new wife’s dress away from it.

This one comes to us from across the ocean. And it might be a little bit funny to some. A week ago in Gloucester, police foiled the attempted theft of a cell phone and purse. Early in the day, a woman’s phone and purse went missing. Security footage shows a man walking over, picking up the the items, and then retreating towards the hotel. When he was later identified as Peter Marfione, the police confronted him at his hotel room. He then lifted the mattress and revealed the stolen items, though his one continuous response to the police was “I’m sorry, thought it would be funny.”

And there you have it for this week of Bizarre Wedding News! We hope these stories helped boost your hump-day and will get you through the rest of the week.

If you find anything weird, that is also wedding related, please send it our way and we’ll be happy to feature it!

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by Scott Johnson

Welcome back to yet another wonderful week of Bizarre Wedding News. Luckily there aren’t any tragedies this week unlike others, but we have three great stories coming your way that are surely going to get you laughing and smiling. Let’s get started shall we?

I know, I know, you’re just as tired about hearing of Meghan and Prince Harry as pretty much everyone else (at least in America), yet the two just keep on making wedding news (hey, if you have suggestions we’ll gladly take them) so we have to keep writing about them. Now it’s been a few months since the two tied the knot, which probably seems like some distant memory at this point, but just two weeks ago the two attended another wedding; this time for Harry’s friend who happens to be the godfather to Princess Charlotte.

You’re probably thinking, “well that’s cool, I guess,” but alas when you have some royalty attending your wedding, and you yourself are not royalty, people tend to pay more attention to them. With Meghan looking as stunning as ever, she quite stole the show for most of the day (as it also happened to be her birthday.) Check out the photos of the two at the event!

We all love dogs here at Best Made Videos®, especially Rosie who is not only the company mascot but also played a very important role in the founder’s wedding as well. Which is exactly why we adore the next two stories.

The first happened just a couple weeks ago at a wedding between Angie and Jayce Conway, who were just in the middle of delivering their vows when they got invaded by the “Best Boy,” Boone the dog. It all happened so fast: as the two were speaking, the six-year-old Lab bounded up to the altar and started rolling around on the ground in front of the bride and groom.

The photos are absolutely hysterical, the dog has his tongue all waggling around as if he’s looking for a nice scratch. I sure hope he got some good loving later, he must’ve really been upset that the attention wasn’t all on him!


The final story reminds us of a first look near and dear to our heart. Like our founder’s own first look, in which Rosie herself took center stage, Gia the puppy stole the spotlight from Danielle Brien and Christopher Lucca on their wedding day.

In a little prank coordinated by her husband-to-be and the photographer, Lori Ann Navarro, the adorable dog came bounding up to them when the two were leaving the church they had just wed in. Adorned in a gown and veil, it was an utterly hilarious moment that, based on the video, you can’t deny would’ve made you burst out laughing.


And there you have it for another edition of Bizarre Wedding News! We hope this week was a little more upbeat than the previous ones, but if you have found a story or even just a photo from a strange wedding, we’d love to see it! So drop it in the comments below!

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by Scott Johnson

Eisenhauer Wedding on 7/23/18 at Salty’s in West Seattle

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Salty’s holds a special place in the history of Best Made Videos: it’s where the founder and owner himself got married two years ago just last week! So you can imagine our excitement of heading back there to its delicious steak and seafood, it’s jaw-dropping view of Seattle, and the sweet, salty smell of saltwater and the ocean.

The Eisenhauers decided to opt for the Drone Package (which is totally something everyone should consider, especially when you have a venue like Salty’s that is just across the water from the city) which payed off magically. Swooping over the greens and blues of the Sound, the entire day we could tell was going to be as bright and colorful as the water. With the city flanked by the sunrise in the distance, we started to get ready for the big day.

It was a truly a day all about love, and the union of two people who love each other immensely. As the bride and groom got all dolled up, the boys had a chance to rock their Mariners jerseys before switching over to something a little more appropriate for a wedding, though we would hardly be the first to judge!

At a dock that looks all too familiar for us, the bride and groom greeted each other for their first look. Peering across the water with ferries and boats zipping by, it’s a breathtaking spot for simply just sightseeing; but for a first look it takes on an entirely new romantic degree.

Blushing and bashful, Nate almost burst into tears upon the sight of his bride to be. With the city looming in the distance, it was the perfect spot for the two to just walk around and us get shots of them. Soon the rest of the group joined in and had even more fun!

Heading off to Holy Rosary for the ceremony, the sun shone bright through the stained glass windows as we got a few moments of privacy with the bride and groom. But then everyone else arrived and it was time for the moment we had all been waiting for! After a beautiful ceremony with an inspiring speech from the priest, Nate and Caroline kissed and officially became husband and wife.

And then it was time to journey back to Salty’s where the event space downstairs would play host to the reception. With plenty to drink, more than enough to eat, and a romantic deck to take pictures and steal kisses on, it’s a quaint environment with the perfect sized dance floor.

With the reception in full swing, the day wore on to evening as the sun slowly disappeared from view. Dancing got everyone off their feet, while a photo booth provided plenty of entertainment for those not wanting to shake their booties. But soon the day had to come to an end, though not without a few more shots of the newlyweds looking off towards the city.

Thank you again to Nate and Caroline for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We hope the first few weeks of marriage have been magical!

Any questions or comments? Leave them below!

Ceremony – Holy Rosary, West Seattle

Reception – Salty’s

Planner – Adele Banasik

Photography – Carol Harrold

Videography – Best Made Videos

Florist – Loves Me Flowers

DJ – Kris McCoskery

Photo Booth – Drunken Pixel

Transportation – A&A Limosine

Caroline and Nate’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

We both work at Peterson Sullivan, a public accounting firm in downtown Seattle.  Nathan started working there January 2014 and Caroline started January 2015. You can see a more detailed story on our website.

Tell us about the proposal!

We took a trip to Disneyland in June of 2017 with six of our closest work friends.  In the month leading up to this trip, Nathan started planning to ask Caroline to marry him. He secretly asked her parents for their blessing, went shopping for rings, purchased the perfect ring, and hid it from Caroline.  Then, the morning of our second day at the park, Nathan completely surprised Caroline and popped the question in front of the Mickey Mouse flowers at the entrance to the park.

Why did you choose your venue?

We chose to get married at Holy Rosary Church because Caroline’s parents got married there, Caroline attended grade school there, and Caroline’s mom still works there.  We chose Salty’s for the reception because it is close to the church, has amazing views of the Seattle skyline, and delicious food.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

A recap of our entire day, from getting ready, to our first look, to the wedding ceremony, to the reception at Salty’s.

Our Story

After graduating from Washington State University, Nathan started his career in public accounting at Peterson Sullivan in January 2014. A year later, Caroline began working at Peterson Sullivan as a tax senior. In a growing company of over 150 employees and a busy tax season underway, it was a few months before they took notice of each other. Can you see where this is going?

The big breakthrough came in November 2015. It was Trivia Night at Peterson Sullivan. The competition came down to one final question. Caroline’s team vs. Nathan’s team. In the end, Caroline’s team squeaked out the victory, and to this day, Nathan has yet to hear the end of it. After the big win, a group of co-workers decided to grab a drink at Elephant and Castle in downtown Seattle. As the night grew older, Nathan and Caroline started chatting and discovered that they lived just a few blocks from each other in Queen Anne. Obviously, Nathan asked Caroline for a ride home that night instead of taking the usual bus route.

After that night, Nathan started stopping by Caroline’s cube almost every day to visit and say hi. These short visits quickly grew into something more and two began dating. During the past two years together, Caroline and Nathan have enjoyed spending time with each other’s families, traveling, and making lots of great memories.

In June 2017, Caroline and Nathan planned a trip to Disneyland with six close friends to celebrate the end of another successful tax season. Prior to leaving for California, Nathan was able to take advantage of Caroline’s busy CPA exam study schedule to secretly plan out the perfect proposal, meet with Caroline’s parents to ask for their blessing, and pick out an engagement ring. On the third morning of their trip, Nathan completely surprised Caroline when he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him in front their friends and hundreds of strangers. It truly is The Happiest Place on Earth!

Nathan and Caroline are so excited to have you join them this June for their wedding. They cannot wait to celebrate this special time in their lives with family and friends.

Wedding Party

Elizabeth Blanco

Maid of Honor

Lizzy is the younger sister of the bride.  Caroline has enjoyed having Lizzy involved with the wedding, bachelorette party, and bridal shower planning.  Caroline could not imagine having anyone else by her side as the Maid of Honor for her big day.

Gretchen Stanek


Caroline and Gretchen met in kindergarten at Holy Rosary School.  They have remained close friends ever since, even after Gretchen’s recent move to Switzerland with her family.  Caroline and Nathan are so excited for their visit back to the US this summer!

Angela Pauley


Caroline and Angela met during their college days at Western Washington University. After several accounting group projects together, they became quick friends.  Over the years they have shared many great memories, survived numerous tax seasons, and enjoyed countless happy hours together!

Sarah Eisenhauer


Sarah is the youngest sibling in the Eisenhauer family.  Despite only meeting Sarah a few short years ago when she started dating Nathan, Caroline has enjoyed making memories with her during family get-togethers, holidays, and vacations. Caroline is so excited to have Sarah be a part of the big day and to add another sister in her family!

Nick Eisenhauer

Best Man

Nick is the younger brother of the groom.  He currently resides in Iowa with his wife, Chelsey, and 6-month old son.  Despite the distance, their brotherly connection has remained unchanged. Nathan and Caroline cannot wait to have them back in Seattle for the wedding.

Brett Boyd


Brett met Nathan when he began working at Peterson Sullivan three years ago.  They bonded over their joy for golf, CPA-league softball, and traveling to Cooperstown to witness the Hall of Fame induction of Ken Griffey Jr.

Matt Frerker


Four years ago, Nathan met Matt during his first day at Peterson Sullivan.  They have been good friends since that day. Matt enjoys “buddy” outings with Nathan at Mariners games and traveling to other baseball stadiums around the country.

Rob Maxfield


Rob and Nathan started working at Peterson Sullivan on the same day in 2014.  One of their favorite events is the annual Peterson Sullivan golf tournament, where they have competed for and won the Team Spirit award 2 years in a row! Y-M-CPA!

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by Scott Johnson

Spampani Wedding on 7/7/18 at Daybreak Star Center in Seattle, Wa

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Founded in the 70s, the Daybreak Star Cultural Center is one of the most important locations for all Native Americans within Seattle. Right near Discovery Park, it sprawls over 20 acres of land and plays host to dozens of events over the course of the year. From pow wows, to conferences, art shows (it already boasts an impressive gallery) and more, it most importantly—at least for us—plays host to weddings.

Holding up to 250 people and overlooking some extraordinary views, the Daybreak Star Cultural Center is the perfect venue for a wedding. For the Spampanis’, their big day got off to your average July start. A few touches of clouds that would surely burn off by afternoon helped keep the morning cool while our bride and groom were getting ready.

Some early morning shots of booze got the boys feeling all warm and fuzzy, just like those rad Star Wars socks, while the ladies were extra classy with champagne. Once everyone was ready, it was time to load up the shuttle with everyone to head on over to the venue. Seeing as the bride and groom were both on it, and seeing as the groom shouldn’t be seeing his bride, he was left wearing a blindfold in the back corner of the bus. There were some laughs about it, and he had to be escorted down the steps to make sure he didn’t fall.

But the blindfold would soon be stripped away for their first look. With a bit of chuckling, the two turned to greet each other as a wave of emotion overtook the two. We followed them around the area as Rob had a constant tear in his eye with the excitement for what was to come. Posing for some shots with the family brought out more laughter and emotion before it was time to get silly with the bridal party.

Heading over to St. Joe’s church, with its amazing stained glass windows and paintings, our groom stood poised at the altar with just a little bit of tears in his eyes. As his bride approached, he let a little bit of it out. Then finally, after the vows the priest gave them the go-ahead; with nothing but happiness they shared their first kiss and let their whole new life begin.

It was then time to head up to the Daybreak Star Center for the reception. With more than enough beer and wine to go around, the warm sunny day proved even more exceptional for an outdoor reception. When it was time for dinner, the newlyweds headed inside to greet their guests. Delicious food and desserts filled everyone up just enough for them to work it all off on the massive dance floor. The night soon flashed by in the blink of an eye, though I’m sure they’ll remember it for a lifetime!

Thank you again to Kristine and Rob for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding and happy one-month anniversary!

Have any questions or comments? You know what to do!

Venue – Daybreak Star Center

Photography – Jessica Heriot

Videography – Best Made Videos

DJ – Nick Styles

Wedding Planner – Shine Event Design

Caterer – Foodz

Rob and Kristine’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

Like all good love stories, this one began with a simple message about food. For those of you who know, Kristine loves BBQ, especially amazing BBQ. Little did she know that there was someone out there equally passionate about fall off the bone tender Ribs and perfectly smoked brisket. Thus, it should come as no shock that when Rob first sent her a message about BBQ, Kristine was intrigued.  After multiple correspondence about food, sports, and hobbies, the two decided to meet at Cask and Trotter in Seattle for a date.

Tell us about the proposal!

After extensive secret planning, Kristine’s best friend whisked her away to what she thought was a wine tasting venture under the guise of celebrating their “friends-versary.” Despite a series of uncharacteristic actions in the preceding week by her best friend, along with numerous slips of clues by Rob, she still had no idea what was about to happen. With a musician set up for a “private event” at the winery after close, Rob was hiding in the back while the customers cleared out.Once the coast was clear, Kristine’s friend excused herself and the musician got ready to play. Rob snuck up behind Kristine and asked her if she would like to dance with him, and the music started (Train – Marry Me.) Next thing she knew, he was getting down on one knee and the rest is history! By the way, she said yes!

Why did you choose your venue?

It’s a gorgeous venue that fits our personalities and has a great view.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

The moment Father John introduces us as Mr. and Mrs. Rob Spampani

Wedding Party

Edissa Jaramillo


Friends and adventure buddies since freshman year of high school. We’ve been through it all, from random drives to the coast, to full on cross-country road trips, and of course who can forget the trek to watch Barcelona play soccer. Glad to have her stand with me on my next big adventure.

Erik Robertson


From studying some rocks in college to earn GUR credits (Geology 101) to sharing Seahawks season tickets, we have over a decade of memories so far. We’ve gone to Sonics rallies together, talk sports endlessly, and sometimes throw in a serious conversation for good measure. Excited to have him by my side as a co-best man on our big day.

Dylan Morris


Did you know I used to be taller than her at one point in 7th grade? It’s true! We seem to go through major milestones together, from making it through HNA to taking our first grown up jobs and navigating being 20 somethings in DC. Now as another big moment in my life is about to happen, I’m truly grateful that she’ll be there.

Kris Napper


Hailing from the mean streets of Mukilteo (even though he vehemently denies it), we’ve known each other for over 20 years. Despite his propensity to run into walls both in public (causing a man to throw his popcorn in the process at the theater) or at my former apartment (and take a chunk out of my wall) I couldn’t be more happy to have him by my side as a co-best man on our big day!

Francis Nguyen


Best person to draw this introvert out of my comfort zone to try new things and have a blast while doing so. Whether it’s watching fireworks on the 4th of July, a night out in Havana, or BBQs on the beach, so glad to have her with me on my big day.

Tyler Occhiogrosso


A huge Barca and Sounders fan, Tyler rounds out the other half of the soccer fanatics fan club of this group of gentleman. From his bachelor party in Vegas, to impromptu soccer games, to brunches with him and his lovely wife, I’m so fortunate to have him by my side for the big day.

Alyssa McEwen


Having grown up with Rob, she has some entertaining stories to tell, many of which Rob denies ever happened. Despite the fact that she cheers for the Ducks, I’m glad she’ll be with us on our day bringing laughter and mom wisdom to our group.

Ryan Occhiogrosso


He’s had 3 seasons of Entourage DVD’s of mine for the better part of a decade, but thankfully there is HBO on demand now. We’ve been to multiple Seahawks games, shared the Seahawks Super Bowl win at Showbox Sodo together, and celebrated numerous big moments. He’s like a little brother to me and am glad to have him by my side on the big day.

Brandon Jones


The man, the myth, the legend, we’ve been an unstoppable duo since he would sling a 50″ TV to someone driving a Honda Del Sol and I would have to find a way to make it fit in their car (side note, I did). We’ve been to Vegas on numerous occasions, attended many Mariners games (despite their awfulness), and I’m excited to have him by my side on the big day.

Thomas Garcia


Have you ever met a Liverpool fan? I hadn’t, but my future brother in law is definitely one (seriously, his name is on a brick at Anfield.) He’s the biggest soccer fan I know, and I have yet to beat him at FIFA (someday…) but luckily will have a lifetime to try and do that. Excited to have him by side as a groomsmen and soon to be brother in law.

Aaron Caruso


In west Puyallup he was born and raised, on a baseball field is where he spent most of his days…no, seriously, I’ve never met a bigger baseball/Mariners fan. We first met when I was working at Best Buy and attending Western, ended up as roommates and have been great friends ever since. Proud to have him standing by me on our big day.

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