You might wonder why a caterer would write an article entitled “Beyond Food.” While catering is, of course, very much about creating the most amazing meals in the most unusual of spaces, you would be surprised to find how catering has evolved throughout the years. Today’s best caterers all provide so much more than just food. Of course, the perfectly designed wedding menu will always start with the food – with fresh, seasonal ingredients, a talented chef, creative presentation and an individual flair. But your wedding menu is also shaped by your wedding itself – whether it is elegant or casual, night or day, in a tent, a backyard or a ballroom. The ideal menu should mesh perfectly with your wedding colors, your flowers, and even your dress. These are all the factors that should be taken into account when you meet with your caterer to design your menu, and ... Read More »
At some point during your wedding planning, you will probably wonder how to get a marriage license. If you’re getting married in California, you probably didn’t know that there are two types of marriage licenses. The one that most people are familiar with is called the “License and Certificate of Marriage” which allows you to get married in any County in the State of California. The other type of license is called “License and Certificate of Confidential Marriage” and the state requires that you get this type of license in the County in which you are getting married. The State of California no longer requires a blood test for either type of license. The other differences between the two licenses are important to note. The “License and Certificate of Marriage” is recorded publicly, which basically means that anyone can get the personal information from your license. The “License and Certificate ... Read More »
The most important and beautiful shots for a wedding video, besides those of the bride and groom, are shots of their friends and family members. Though the canvas of the day is woven together with shots of the setting, the décor, and the details, it is the images of people that touch your heart and create a memorable, emotion- filled video. The best shots are of guests when they are smiling, laughing and truly enjoying themselves at the wedding, including spirited close-ups of the couple’s loved ones. With that said, and having filmed literally hundreds of weddings, we know that some weddings are slightly more fun for guests than others. In this article, we’d like to share a few tips that we have found can help make your wedding truly enjoyable. TimingThe importance of timing cannot be overstated. Having the wedding and its related events, especially the ceremony, happen in ... Read More »
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