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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!

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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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by Scott Johnson

Bishbeat Wedding on 6/4/18 at Genesis Farm and Gardens in Enumclaw, Wa

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“Would 100% recommend hiring Best Made Videos for your wedding. I at first did not plan on having a videographer because we had a tight budget and I did not think it was necessary but my husband was insistent. We met up with Reid to see if we liked him and if we could make it work with our budget. He was professional, organized and we both felt at ease around him which made him an obvious choice for our wedding. Leading up to the wedding he checked in and was incredibly responsive to any communication I sent him. Day of the wedding Reid was outstanding, he truly caught the joy of the day and made the whole filming process fun. When we got our highlights video back I do not think it we could have expected how perfect it was! It brought back the emotions of that and gave those who were unable to attend a feel of what it was like. Worth every penny!

Would highly recommend Reid to anyone looking for videography work done. Everything went smoothly from our first meeting to the communication beforehand to the day of to seeing the finished product! He was professional but we both felt super comfortable around him which was important to us for getting the best wedding footage possible. Well worth the money and the video will be something we will enjoy for years!

While Best Made Videos was one of the higher quotes we got from Thumbtack after looking through several portfolios it became apparent that this was because his quality was league above the others. At our first meeting to discuss hiring him for our wedding we loved how comfortable we felt around him and that he had plenty of experience making us feel safe entrusting this special day to him. His communication during the weeks up to the wedding was great. Reid was always fast to reply to any questions we had and a wonderful questionnaire to make sure everyone was on the same page. The wedding day came and we were so happy we had hired him to capture it. Watching the highlights video he put together brings us right back and will be something we treasure for years. I would highly recommend him.

We hired Reid for our wedding and it was worth every cent! At first meeting to see if we liked him we knew he was a great fit for us; professional, personable and knowledgable. He kept in communication throughout the lead up to the wedding and was fast to answer any questions we had. On the day of he was great at capturing all the important moments and creating beautiful visuals that we later got to enjoy in our highlights video. The video was gorgeous and we are so happy that we will have it to look back at throughout the years. Would happily recommend to anyone for their videography needs!”

Over in the city of Enumclaw, which is a quick thirty minute drive from Seattle, you’ll find the aptly named Genesis Farm and Gardens. With the ability to accommodate up to 200 guests, and the choice of getting wed inside or out, this is a great little venue for any time of the year. Why is it so appropriately named? Well it all has to do with Genesis, the beginning—and with weddings it’s the start of something new and special.

But all weddings are special in their own way. It could be the venue, the date, the color of the flowers or even simply just an elopement. Very rarely, though, do we get to be a part of a wedding this unique. Meet the Bishbeats, a name that you surely haven’t heard before. Why, you ask? Because June 4th saw the union between Chloe Beaty and Tyler Bishton. Get it yet? Instead of taking one or the other’s name, they decided to combine them into Bishbeat!

This alone makes the entire wedding so cool and fun, but when you combine it with the fact that it was a perfectly splendid day and we gotta admit this was one of our favorites of the year!

With just a touch of clouds, the otherwise warm weather made for the perfect wedding day. The day started out with a bit of writing, and as one could see Chloe was already getting a little emotional with the magnitude of the day, only for it to come pouring out in a wave of happiness during her vows. Tyler did a bit of writing too before donning a kilt for the big day.

When both were looking exceptional, it was time for the ceremony which brought on waves of emotion and tears, especially once the vows were being read. Chloe not only wept through her own, but also Tyler’s (who also got sniffly), as the enormity of their love and the day overtook her. It was absolutely beautiful.

Posing for their portraits around the area, there were some incredible shots to be had, particularly as they kissed across a tree-swing with rolling fields behind them.

After they kissed, it was time to party. Completely and hopelessly in love with each other, they never strayed too far from each other for the rest of the day. As their adorable cake-cutting would show, these two are seriously meant to be.

So, with a new life ahead of them, as well as some new names, the bride and groom were ready to head off on their next adventure.

Thank you again to Chloe and Tyler for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding, we really loved being a part of such a special day and witnessing the creation of a new name!

Happy two-month anniversary!

As always, we’re looking to hear from you. If you saw a typo, want us to write about something special, or just want to give us some love drop it down below!

Venue – Genesis Farm & Gardens

Photographer – Lessie Blue Photography

Video – Best Made Videos

Catering – New York Catering Enumclaw

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Chloe and Tyler’s story in their own words:


Apparently Tyler believed that the best way to impress girls in prom dresses was to jump onto kitchen counters and act like a monkey.

Surprising everybody involved…

He was right.

We met for the first time in 2007 when Chloe was 16 on vacation with her mom visiting their close family friends Jennifer and Chuck. Tyler was living on Oahu and having moved out of their basement had swung by for a timely visit (and to eat raid their fridge). He was invited out with the group to do karaoke where Chloe awkwardly stared at him all night and blushed whenever he looked her way. Thus began Shannon, her mother, calling Tyler her “dream man” for the next several years due to his beautiful singing voice, sign language skills and love of animals.

In 2013 Chloe was graduating college and was invited by her mother to go to Oahu for her high school reunion which she gladly accepted. Unbeknownst to us Jennifer had invited Tyler on the questionable premise of teaching her mother aquatic Zumba (which is not a thing nor did Tyler have any pertinent skills) for a simultaneous visit where both of us would be staying at their house. Shannon called Chloe to inform her that she had just received news that her dream man Tyler would be there too. Chloe’s first inner response to herself was “don’t be weird!”

Tyler arrived first on the scene where he found evidence of Jennifer’s plotting in the form Chloe’s graduation photo left casually on the kitchen table. In an attempt to make good on her internal mantra of “don’t be weird” Chloe ate Ethiopian lentils to try to subtly impress him (anyone who knows her understand that this is like bungee jumping for her). Tyler then invited her out to First Friday art walk in Chinatown to which Chloe yelled yes before he could even finish his sentence. This casual invited quickly escalated into first date territory which involved a whirlwind evening full of Capoeira, piggyback rides, Streetlight Cadence, pretending to be able to read Chinese, pretending to be on our honeymoon, and actual first kisses (Chloe made the big move). Who knew that sneaking onto a lifeguard tower and plotting to break into a Radioshack while drinking frozen POG at a Taco Bell at 2 am would lead to a relationship full of equally exciting escapades and a bunch of lovely dovey nonsense.


Q.How did you first meet?

Well you would know if you took the time to read the story, now wouldn’t you?

Q.Who made the first move? How?

Tyler gave Chloe a piggyback ride down a staircase of an art gallery which gave her the courage to kiss him when set down on the street (so says Chloe). Although upon review while writing this we disagree on the particulars but it for sure involved piggybacks and kisses.

Q.Who’s going to take out the trash?

Most likely Tyler, and Chloe takes out the recycling.

Q.What was your most memorable date?

It was June 7th 2013 but its about to be June 4th 2018 🙂

Q.What’s your favorite activity together?

Thrift shopping and hiking through Saint Edwards with our dog-hter Auli’i.

Q.Where are you going for your honeymoon?

Around the world we go!

Q.What’s the best meal you have eaten together?

If we could agree on a memorable meal it would be a miracle. (The real answer is probably Cheesecake Factory or Maggiano’s cause Chloe is terribly picky)

Q.What’s the most memorable trip you have taken together?

Kalispell, Montana in October 2016. The fall colors sprinkled with the first snow of the season made for magical scenery which we viewed from horseback.

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by Scott Johnson

Photo Credit – King 5 News / Narin Vann

Welcome back everyone: the weather has slightly cooled down (with forecasts of it heating up again,) Seafair is in full swing and anybody trying to get to downtown Bellevue is a fool because of the Art Fair. But we’ve got more Bizarre Wedding News Coming your way to keep you up to date and entertained with all the weird and wild happenings in the wide world of weddings.

You may remember our coverage of the latest Royal Wedding. If not, that’s because you probably tuned out all the noise just like most of Americans because, well, it doesn’t really matter much to us. But the aftermath of the wedding has been utterly adorable; and whether or not you watched the wedding itself, there’s no denying just how cute the couple is.

So much so, that a moment at the Sentebale polo match sparked quite a bit of laughter and memes. As Meghan and Harry attended the charity competition that helps benefit children affected by AIDs, in which the Duke of Cambridge himself participated and won, the Duchess presented the trophy to her husband’s winning team. Right after she handed the trophy to Nacho Figueras, the captain of the team, she stole a quick kiss from her hubbie. What happened next was a sincerely hilarious look fell over Figueras face as he looked like he was desperately reaching for Harry to take the trophy, thus interrupting the kiss.

He looked so downtrodden in his efforts for his good friend Harry to give him attention, that he later posted on Instagram a photo of the moment with the caption, “When you wished the trophy would turn into a violin. What an incredible love story.” At least he had a sense of humor!

Our next story is a little more of the sad side of things, though there is a silver lining!

Down in Diamondhead, Mississippi, newlyweds Chance and Katherine Stockstill decided that it would be safest to keep all of their wedding gifts in a storage unit until they were ready to move into their new home and life.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t actually the safest as Chance made a horrible discovery a couple weeks after their wedding: someone had cut their lock and stolen all of their presents. Luckily, security footage caught the robbery entirely on camera. With an estimated $2,000 in presents stolen, the hunt was on to find the culprit.

Without really expecting much, they posted the surveillance footage to social media. Before the day was over, they had received a tip from a stranger who thought they might know who had done the deed. They didn’t have a name, but they had an address.

With good graces on their side, an investigator tracked down the suspected thief, named William Smith, and found he was responsible for the crime. The downside is, they’ve only been able to find three of their wedding gifts. The bright side: justice was swift.

Our final story for the week hits a little closer to home–and this one we even have a personal connection to! A wedding down in Tenino, which is just south of Olympia, saw some of the funniest moments we’ve seen in a wedding all year!

Comedian, insurance agent and wedding officiant all wrapped up in one, Narin Vann (who we actually got to spend time with at the Wurtz’ wedding) was officiating a ceremony for Annette and Larry Reinier when he literally made them say out loud the lyrics to the iconic and masterclass “I Want It That Way.”

That wasn’t the only funny thing to happen: when they were taking the official photos for the day, he was off making friends with a goat. Stroll on over to his website to see where he proclaims himself “#GreatestMinisterOfAllTime,” as well as some gut-busting photos of him doing silly stuff on wedding days.


There you have it for another week of Bizarre Wedding News! We love bringing you all these strange and great stories, so if you ever find some please send them our way! We’d love any help we can get!

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by Scott Johnson

Vladyka Wedding on 6/30/18 at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club in Port Orchard, Wa

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Across the Puget Sound, our neighbor Port Orchard is a lovely little town that’s nestled in an inlet right across from Bremerton. A quick drive south and you might think you’ve gotten lost, but right off Lake Flora Road lies the Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club. If you’ve seen our videos or articles before, you know we love golf courses because of their serenity. Nothing like a quiet game of golf (aside from the occasional “Fore!” or perhaps a swear word) to serve as a backdrop to a wedding as the courses themselves are finely manicured landscapes.

What makes Trophy Lake special, aside from its picturesque location, is the cool fact that you can actually learn to fly fish for trout there, though for our bride and groom they had already got their catches.

The Vladykas’ wedding, which took place near the end of June, was a day of love, beauty and happiness. A relaxing day, with pizza, coffee, and a glimpse of the World Cup kept the spirits high. As the boys got ready with their suits and ties, the ladies got their dresses on and hair done together at a nearby rental house. With goofy socks, the boys were really happy to show them off.

Once they were all ready, it was time to head to the links, though not for a round of golf! Looking like a bunch of studs, the boys had plenty of fun frolicking in the grass, playing leap frog and giving each other piggyback rides. Soon it was time for the first look, and what a first look it was! Meeting on a little bridge spanning a creek, Alee approached from behind as Alex turned to greet her from across the bridge. In an almost too-symbolic moment, he crossed the raging river to meet his bride-to-be. Posing in front of waterfalls and around the rest of the course, it was a wonderfully romantic session before the rest of the group came on in.

What came next was an utterly colorful wedding with more colors than the rainbow to be seen. Following poignant vows detailing their six-year history and how they met in college, the two were in tears before the magic words came: “you may kiss the bride.” And so they did, and the rest was history.

Venturing off to sign paperwork and pose for family photos, the newlyweds were the pinnacle of happiness. Inside the event space, complete with draping, lights, and enough drinks and food to keep everyone satiated, the reception even had board games for everyone to play. Those went away very quickly once the actual dancing started, and then everyone got on the floor and let loose their best moves. A goofy cake-cutting followed by a hilarious garter dance kept the energy blasting through the night.

Soon the night came to an end, but what a glorious day it was! Thank you to Alee and Alex for picking Best Made Videos to shoot their wedding! We hope you have a happy one-month anniversary!

Questions? Comments? You know the drill: leave them below!

Venue – Trophy Lake Golf and Casting

Photography – Betty Globa Photography

Videography – Best Made Videos

DJ – Sounds Unlimited

Florist – Von Galt Flowers

Coordination / Catering – Trophy Lake Golf and Casting

Cake – Bella Bella Cupcakes

MUA – Elizabeth White

Hair – Tami’s Hair Design

Best Made Videos – Home Page

Best Made Videos – Blog

Alee and Alex’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

We met in high school through an event called “Macho Volleyball”. The girls’ volleyball team coached boys that volunteered to play on the team. She was a coach and he was one of the volunteers.

Tell us about the proposal!

The proposal was disguised as a photoshoot. The bride’s best friend had taken photos for us several times, so it wasn’t anything new. The photoshoot happened on the beach in Edmonds, WA… in late November. Needless to say, it was cold. We would figure out poses and lighting with our jackets on, and then throw our jackets to the side, take the pictures, and quickly put our jackets back on. At one point, Alex didn’t let us go back to grab our coats and just kept hanging onto me. Then, he said “How many days have we been together?”. I was cold and a bit irritated that I wasn’t being allowed to go put my jacket back on and replied “365 times 3.5, you do the math.” As soon as the words came out of my mouth, it dawned on me what was happening. Alex finished what he had planned out in his head and then got down on one knee. Of course I said yes 🙂

Why did you choose your venue?

It’s in Washington which is where home is for both of us. Also, there is a beautiful waterfall and trees surrounding the area. It’s also a lighthearted, fun atmosphere like our relationship. Also, the venue was relatively all inclusive, so it was nice to not have to find external caterers and rentals.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Specifically, I’m most excited to see his reaction during our first look. I’m also really excited to see all of the little candid moments between us and those that are attending the wedding. Alex is most excited to see the first dance.

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Duell Wedding on 6/16/18 at Metropolist in Seattle, Wa

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“OMG, We LOVE this!!! Thank you so much, you did such a fantastic job!!!👍👍👍👍👍 and the outtakes at the end😂😂😂”

Just before the season changed to summer (and right before all we Seattleites started grumbling about how freaking hot it is) we were able to spend the day with Bethany and Nate for their big wedding!

It was a wonderfully warm day, as the impending heat wave had not quite reached us yet, and the boys spent the morning doing everything they could to look as spiffy as can be. Some last minute ironing, a quick trim, and a lesson in proper handkerchief etiquette helped move the morning along. Meanwhile, the ladies chit chatted about various wedding details as the final touches were ensured before it was time for romantic first look in the park.

Greeting each other near Greenlake in North Seattle, the park was soon our playground to shoot the two in. Having a blast wandering around getting different angles of the bride-and-groom-to-be, we even were able to wander down to the lakefront to get some shots with the water lapping up behind them. Needless to say, their portraits were simply stunning, as evidence by the video. It wouldn’t be bridal portraits without everyone else joining in, and boy did they! With plenty of laughs and poses to keep us chuckling, both the ladies and gents brought their A-games to produce some shining, happy smiles.

Heading off to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, the sun was blazing high in the sky as everyone was ready for a traditional Catholic wedding. With the bridesmaids and groomsmen flanking the sides and everyone filling the pews, it was a wonderful celebration of life and love that couldn’t have gone better. Soon, the priest gave those sealing words and it was officially finished with a kiss.

With just a few more photos to snap before making their way to the reception, the newlyweds looked utterly happy posing with their family and the priest outside the church. As they took off towards the Metropolist, a superb event space capable of holding up to 500 guests, it was soon time for an afternoon and evening of partying. The dancing got kicked off surely as soon as the alcohol started flowing, though it was a pretty mellow affair until after the cake-cutting.

Underneath vaulted wood ceilings, the newlyweds shared their first dance as their families looked on. As the traditional dances came and went, everyone was soon itching to get off their butts and start dancing along too. Once that happened, the night flashed by in a blur of synchronized dances, flashing lights, and good drinks and food.

A little before the night officially came to an end, we headed off with Bethany and Nate for some golden hour shots of them walking around the city. It was a sweet and touching end to an already perfect day!

Thank you again to Nate and Bethany for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We hope your first month of marriage has gone perfectly!

Have a question or comment, or even just a concern in general? Please leave it below and we’ll get back to you!

Venue – Metropolist

Ceremony – St. Benedict Church, Seattle

Photography – Stefan & Audrey

Videography – Best Made Videos

DJ – HeadSmile Productions

Floral – Columbia City Bouquet

Caterer – Bitterroot BBQ

Dessert – Snohomish Pie Company

Rentals – Sweet Buffet Lady

Bartending – Party on the Rocks

Best Made Videos – Home Page

Best Made Videos – Blog

Bethany and Nate’s story in their own words:

About Us

Where it all began….

Nate and Bethany met at the ripe old age of 16 when Nate transferred to Archbishop Murphy H.S. and happened to sit in Bethany’s seat during a Chemistry class (which she promptly tried to evict him from) but after deciding to pull up an extra chair and sit together, a wonderful friendship began….

Bethany went on to attend Gonzaga University (go Zags!), Nate attended Eastern University, and their relationship continued while sharing in separate college experiences. Nate was busy playing rugby and causing mayhem in his fraternity while Bethany was enjoying all GU had to offer with her roommates and dispensing priceless information working at the Crosby Student Center Information Desk.

After college Nate returned to the western WA and Bethany went onto to grad school and eventually accepted an offer to work in WA D.C. Nate was a trooper and ventured to the east coast a number of times to visit Bethany, which included exploring museums, monuments, and the very fancy Atlantic City.

Eventually Bethany moved back to the best Washington 🙂 and Nate and Bethany continued their fun. After about 17 years of general merriment and good times, they decided the getting-to-know you process was officially OVER and they wanted to make this thing official and get hitched. Now they’re very excited to kick things off by celebrating with each of you!

The proposal

Our proposal took place on a warm Saturday in mid-September. Nate’s mom, Danni Duell, was in on the surprise and took Bethany out for a girl’s day to get our hair, make-up and nails done. We were to meet up with Nate for dinner button the plans kept changing and eventually Bethany was told we would just meet Nate at Gasworks Park and walk to dinner nearby. When we arrived at the park, Bethany found Nate looking sharp and wanting to take a quick stroll around the park before dinner. Although hangry and overdue for a meal, Bethany reluctantly agreed to take a walk around Gasworks with Nate, only to have him get down on one knee and propose at the top of the hill. Needless to say, Bethany was surprised and said YES immediately! Nate had the excellent instinct to hire a photographer to capture the moment – which we wanted to share with you all.

Why did you choose your venue?

We really wanted everyone together in one central space and we loved the natural light and soft white lights strung across the ceiling. Plus no stairs for elderly people to have to climb- yay!

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Oh my goodness, everything! 🙂 I’ve teared up watching random couples on your blogs, and we think your work is awesome. I’m most looking forward to capturing toasts and all of the candid moments – maybe a bit of the dancing too 🙂

Wedding Party:


Katie Turner
Maid of Honor

Bethany and Katie met on the soccer field but they bonded on the bench. Katie is one of the most creative, thoughtful, big-hearted and fashionable human beings you will ever meet. She’s Bethany internal doppelganger in so many ways, except this lady knows how to bake like NOBODY’S business! Bethany is lucky to have her as a friend.

Allison Miller

Bethany met Allison in high school and over the past (nearly 20!) years, Bethany discovered that Allison was her conversational soulmate – they can talk for 2 hours and barely scratch the surface. Allison is incredibly generous, a masterful storyteller, a connector of people, and one of the all time best listeners/counselors. Bethany is lucky to have her as a friend.

Emily Olson

Bethany met this fireball in 2nd grade (“officially” friends around 5th grade when she stuck up for Bethany in a very public way), she’s the only person who could equally take on Bethany’s brothers with the same ferocious scrappiness as Bethany (the Jensen’s loved it). A world traveler with an incredible sense of humor (I don’t think I’ve ever spent time with Emily and not laughed at least once), x-factor karaoke skills, and the confidence to speak her mind, Bethany is lucky to have her as a friend.

Kristi Turner

Bethany met Kristi at soccer tryouts her freshman year and Kristi was hands-down the nicest upperclassman that she’d met, providing Bethany with many rides in high school in her ticking, Wheat Thin-filled, beauty known as the Brass Monkey. Kristi has a fierce loyalty to her loved ones and an unquenchable thirst for life and adventure that Bethany loves and finds incredibly inspiring. Bethany is lucky to have her a friend.

Lani Turner

Bethany and Lani met through her sisters, but Lani carved out her own special, unique place in Bethany’s heart. Lani is an insightful truth teller who unfailingly sticks up for what she feels is right, with a soft spot for the underdog. She’ll always be known as Bethany’s European travel buddy and she helped Bethany to understand the value of the Bravo channel and that each person has a separate sweet and salty portion of their stomach (one side can be full and the other can still have room). She is truly a treasure and Bethany is lucky to have her a friend.

Matilda Eide

Bethany was extremely fortunate that fate brought Matilda into her life as her GU college roommate and Bethany has done her best to embed herself in Matilda’s life ever since (including trying to follow her around the U.S). Matilda’s cooking is to die for – I’m not exaggerating one bit – and Matilda’s intelligence, quick wit, humor and independence have inspired Bethany for years. Bethany is lucky to have her as her friend.

Teshina Davey

Bethany’s oldest and strongest (literally) friend with the most gentle spirit and the BEST laugh! Bethany and Teshina met in the 1st grade through a random seating pairing and over the years Bethany has enjoyed more adventures with Teshina than she could possibly count. It’s truly been a joy for Bethany to see her evolve into the incredible woman, wife and mother that she is today. Bethany is lucky to count her as her friend.


Willson Guimont
Best Man

Willson is Nate’s brother and they spent lots of time playing soccer and football in the backyard. Nate remembers when Willson was about 5 years old, they were playing baseball, and Willson hit a homerun over the neighbor’s fence – that’s when Nate knew Willson would be a strong athlete. Willson makes any event more fun just by his presence and goofy sense of humour, and one of Nate’s all time favorite things is making Willson laugh.

Brent McCann

Nate met Brent through the Jensen’s and found him to be an incredibly smart guy (Nate would know, Brent was in his high school Chemistry class, even though Brent was two years grades behind). With Brent’s passion for travel and incredible commitment to developing the Liliir Education Project, Brent’s a wonderful person and Nate’s proud to have him as a friend. Nate had the best meal of his life with Brent McCann in Cabo San Lucas.

Joseph Jensen

Nate met Joey J (Joseph), Bethany’s youngest brother, when he was in middle school and Nate was in high school and has great memories of them playing basketball in the backyard. Joey is driven and a hardworker; he’s made good life choices, he sets a high bar for himself that he usually lives up to, and he’s always true to himself. He also drank a full gallon of milk.

Jonathan Jensen

Nate met Jonathan while playing basketball together in high school, in fact, Jonathan found out Nate was dating Bethany from Mr. Zander in a team huddle before practice. Jonathan is an extremely funny, very smart guy and tries extremely hard at anything he applies himself to. Jonathan once caught a giant fish in Cabo San Lucas.

Kurt Tompkins

Nate and Kurt met in elementary school, and even though they went to separate middle schools, they stayed friends and Kurt eventually convinced Nate to join him at AMHS. If it weren’t for Kurt, Nate wouldn’t have met Bethany, thanks Kurt! Nate has so many good memories with Kurt, every time they’ve been together, he remembers laughing hysterically. The main thing Nate loves about Kurt is his humor and sense of adventure. Birds of a feather flock together.

Michael VanCitters

Mike was probably Nate’s first friend in life and he met Mike when he wandered off in a diaper. Nate and Mike were good buddies in elementary school and it wasn’t until after college that they really started hanging out and fishing again. Mike is a life long friend.

Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

Violet Jensen
Flower Girl

Violet’s favorite things: the color pink, her daddy, horsies, chocolate chip pancakes.

Violet’s least favorite things: Rice, Chicken, Guacamole, Chippy’s

JJ Jensen
Ring Bearer

JJ’s favorite things: Eating in general but especially avacado’s and Z-Bars, vroom vrooms, doggies

JJ’s least favorite things: naps (mimi’s)

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by Scott Johnson

What wouldn’t be a week during wedding season without a couple of crazy stories from all over the country? With weddings happening each and every day, there’s no way of avoiding at least some strangeness. In recent weeks, you’ve seen some tragedy and triumph, as well as simply nature sneaking up on the bride and groom. This week brings some chaos, a happy return, and a surprise guest! Who could it be?

For those who live in the Seattle area and are suffering from this god awful heat wave, one must surely remember the awfulness of last year as it not only combined the heat, but also the smoke from the raging wildfires from around the state. It all was just miserable, so much so that you’d probably balk at the courage of these two newlyweds who got married in the line of a wildfire over in California.

Ellie and Taylor Denney, who had been planning their big day for quite some time, weren’t quite expecting what was coming over the hills towards them. Though they there was a wildfire raging, they didn’t think it would come so fast—or in the middle of their vows. During the ceremony, they received a mandatory evacuation notice. Instead of cutting their losses and running, they just cut it short—but still ran. Trimming off a major portion of the ceremony, they still got to tie the knot as the fire approached the river behind them.

While not the most “beautiful” wedding photos, they surely are distinct with smoke clouds billowing high behind them. Talk about a hot wedding!

Our business is weddings; more importantly wedding videos. We capture your big day and make sure you have memories to cherish for a lifetime. For one couple, their wedding footage had been sorely lost after their GoPro took an unexpected swim during a post-wedding vacation and never was to be found again…

That is until a year later when a good Samaritan by the name of Jeffrey Heim was diving and came upon the long-lost camera. Like pirate’s treasure, it was worth more than he could have expected—and after pleas on social media to find the owner, he finally tracked down Angel and Tim Wilson who just so happened to be getting ready to celebrate their one-year anniversary!

What’s important to note, at least from our side of things, is that these two were utterly creative in affixing the camera to their dog to be the “camera-dog.”

The last time you saw an unexpected wedding guest on this blog it was in the form of an Alaskan moose. Now, many of us would think that’s pretty cool. But for one Italian couple, Luca Schafer and Leticia Vera, they can say they got one of the greatest surprise wedding guests of all time: the freaking Pope!

That’s right: Pope Francis himself surprised a wedding taking place in the Vatican Gardens, in a little chapel known as the Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, and presided over the ceremony! To make it even more fun, only the bride and groom knew that he was going to be there! The other priests in attendance didn’t even know either!

Those in attendance say that the pope delivered a speech on the three verbs that would help them in their married life start, stop, and resume. Now how cool is that!?

This one is bound to make you chuckle. Pretend you’re about to have your first look. You’re dressed up perfectly, perhaps shaking just a little, and the excitement for what to rushing through your body at the speed of light. Well, imagine that when you finally see your bride to be it ends up being your future brother-in-law in the dress instead of your loving fiancé!

Husband and wife Val and Heidi had quite the prank for their wedding day, though Val knew nothing about it until it was too late. Photographer Nichole shared a story with POPSUGAR about dear friend Heidi pranking her husband-to-be at the very last minute on their wedding day.

After precise coordination and a little bit of luck, everything worked out that Val didn’t realize until Heidi…I mean Eric…reached him from behind. Heidi was able to spy in on the moment, and when the actual one happened, Val was rather suspicious and nearly thought it was her other brother this time around. Luckily it wasn’t, otherwise Val might have actually given up. Be sure to check the photos in the link for some big laughs!

We’re not the biggest fans of soccer (or football), but when a wedding decides to stream the World Cup at their wedding we can’t help but want to watch it with them. For Jenna and Mike Coysh, their wedding breakfast was taking place during the quarterfinal match with Sweden. Now, if you’ve never seen the English watch sports before, well…they get into it.

Which is why it was such a funny moment when, right as the newlyweds were about to cut their gorgeous cake…England scored a goal against Sweden. This cued a wave of applause and a minor pause in the breakfast for everyone to celebrate the goal before things died back down to celebrate the thing they were originally there for!


There you have it for this week in Bizarre Wedding News: if you spot anything strange or funny around the internet, shoot it our way and we’d love to feature it!

Even if you don’t, we’d still love to hear from you so leave us a comment or question below! See you all next time!

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Smith Wedding on 6/23/18 at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club in Olympia, Wa

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“I cannot say it enough…Best Made Videos is absolutely phenomenal! Reid and his assistant are the most professional, fun, creative, and wonderful people to work with! He knows exactly what he’s doing and does everything to ensure your day goes smoothly and is stress free! Thank you to everything you did for us!”

“Reid was the first vendor we chose to share our special day with. I knew from the first second I watched one of his videos, that I needed him to capture our day. I can’t say it enough – we were thankful and lucky to have him! Not only did we receive and amazing wedding video, but we have basically every second of the day to go back and look on. His team was so professional, creative and fun! Reid does an amazing job of keeping the flow of the day as smoothly as possible and keeps you sane! I can’t thank him enough and I cannot wait to view everything twenty years from now. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!”

As has been said before, we love going out to golf courses for a wedding. The rolling fairways, spouting fountains out of water traps, and the sense of serenity that comes from everyone trying to be quiet for a shot, only to hear the occasional thwack (or obscenity), make for beautiful backdrops and a lack of distraction. Indian Summer Golf and Country Club, situated down by the state capital of Olympia, is as wonderful as any other golf course we’ve attended.

The Smith wedding was greeted by some late-June overcast, though the hot sun was able to burn most of the clouds away by afternoon. Regardless, the morning got off to a splendid start. The boys sat around watching sports and sipping drinks, while the ladies got their hair and makeup done.

Once the boys were decked out in suits, they headed off to pose for some photos. They looked quite illustrious in front of a tunnel, though that would soon be ruined by their silliness—and we were ok with it! Joking around and getting the energy flowing, it was a great way to keep spirits high. Meeting underneath a great big tree, draped with ribbons and a chandelier, the soon-to-be newlyweds met where they would later hold the ceremony. The sheer size of the tree dwarfed the two, but the smiles and excitement they had were bigger than anything.

We then got some cool shots of all the bridesmaids and groomsmen peering off from the balcony before they joined the bride and groom for massive group photos. With the wide shots, you could really see the enormity of the course, it also helped amplify Tarissa and Ryan’s love for each other.

Some more intimate photos followed, but before too long it was time to get married! Returning to where the first look was held, now decked out with dozens of chairs, it was as picturesque as one would ever dream. As the guests filed in, flowers were strewn across the floor and eventually the bride made her way down the aisle.

With the officiant as the sister to the groom, it felt even more poignant. Though there were a few (happy) tears in his eyes, the groom looked absolutely ready to marry his bride. Following a tear-jerking ceremony, with a beautiful poem read by the officiant and even more tender vows spoken by the bride and groom, they finally got the permission to kiss and become husband and wife!

There was some time for photos following the ceremony, which bled into the reception. A night of partying and dancing helped cap off a gorgeous wedding day, though the real magic of the night happened when the newlyweds made their way up a little hill at the optimum golden hour for an absolutely breathtaking shot. It was the perfect punctuation to the end of the day!

Thank you again to Tarissa and Ryan for choosing Best Made Videos to film their wedding! We hope the first few weeks of marriage have gone swimmingly!

Have any questions or comments? Leave them below!

Venue – Indian Summer Golf & Country Club

Photography – Brooks Range Photography

Videographer – Best Made Videos

DJ – Landmark DJ

Floral – CMS Floral Design

Caterer – Indian Summer Golf & Country Club

Best Made Videos – Home Page

Best Made Videos – Blog

Tarissa and Ryan’s story in their own words:

How did you guys meet?

Ryan’s mom and I worked together. Ryan also worked with us while he was home for summer. Once he moved home, we started talking and have been together ever since.

Tell us about the proposal!

One day, Ryan and I were playing catch outside with a foam football and I sprained my ring finger. A couple months later, we were playing catch and after a couple of tosses back and forth, I noticed the foam football was hard on one side. Ryan cut a square piece out of the foam football to fit the ring box inside. After I realized what was going on, he walked over to me and got down on one knee. 🙂

Why did you choose your venue?

We wanted and indoor/outdoor wedding. Plus, Ryan loves to golf.

What are you most excited to see in the video?

Tarissa – Ryan is a shy, calm, quiet guy…I’m excited to see how he will be on the wedding day. I also love when you guys cut the music and add in normal conversations & voiceover music.

Ryan says – our faces when we see each other & showing us together

Anything else?

We are excited, we love your wedding videos!

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