Thursday, November 20, 2008

How Can I Help Weddings by SML???

So. . . . this post is basically a shameless call to all of our previous clients out there! We have recently created an account at, which is a subsidiary of The cool thing about this is visibility on the website is directly proportional to the number of reviews you receive!

Here's the requirements:

1.) You have to be a legitimate prior client of Weddings by SML. . . . They do randomly check the reviews to ensure legitimacy and integrity, so Mom. . . you don't get to participate in this one. . . .

2.) You have to be willing to part with 5 minutes of your life. I know, gut wrenching thought, but I've already parted with 3 minutes of mine just by writing this post. . .

Other than that, be honest, and hopefully we have made you happy, but I don't want to influence anything. I prefer to let our clients speak for us. So if you have a few minutes, just click the link below in the white rectangular box and the rest is up to you! Thank you to everyone for a great 2008 season and we definately are looking forward to 2009. . . .

. . . And yes, we still have a few gems to release on the blog before the ball drops!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vee and Christina Ithivongsuphakit

If the length of one's last name was directly proportional to the amount of love one had for his bride to be. . . Vee's last name would almost be long enough. . . almost.

Truly a unique couple with a great sense of humor and a huge heart! They were married at Our Lady of Refuge Church. The party then proceeded onto Old Ranch Country Club, where we managed to grab some great shots with the help of Doug from Furious Photographers.

Special thanks to Courtnie James from A Perfect Day Events for all of her fantastic help in coordinating throughout the day. Mike Protasio from Perfect Memories Entertainment definitely threw his spin on both the reception and the turntables as well. 

Here is the trailer for their wedding day. Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

True Love at Fallbrook - Joseph and Katie DiCaprio - With Special Guest Brandon Kidd

An hour and twenty minutes southeast of Orange County lies the quiet city of Fallbrook. Nestled up against a hill is a true gem of a resort called Pala Mesa; home to golf, relaxation, and the Wedding Day of Joe and Katie.

We arrived a couple hours before the ceremony to find the bridal room already in full force as the girls rushed to bring final touches together. Quietly sat Katie, almost meditating on the ceremony to come. There was most certainly a pleasant calm about her, that definitely showed on film.

And then there was Joe, with Blue Label and Black Tie, ready to receive his bride. Nothing but smiles the entire day, this couple made it too easy, and. . . well. . . the rest is for your eyes to feast on. Hope you enjoy!

But, before you watch, a couple huge shout outs! Thank you to Kendra Koenig with Pala Mesa Resort. She kept everything on time and ready to go for us. She most certainly is worth her weight in gold. Thanks to Hugh Swanke from A New Song Mobile Entertainment. Hugh kept the party rockin' into the wee hours.

And last, but certainly not least, a HUGE shout out to Brandon Kidd from Brandon Kidd Photography. His eye for photography is flawless and I just had to ask him to shoot me some photos for this highlight reel. So, all the stills you see in this piece, are from his lens to your eyes. Hope you enjoy!!!

LOL, I keep receiving thank you's from parents (which is a great thing) and I can't help but share these because it just goes to show how important great wedding cinema can be! This one came from Katie's mother:

Congratulations!!! You made it. . . was it hard to find??? In any case, here lies our most recent creations. That's right. . . like it or not, here you will find everything Weddings by SML. From trailers to tidbits, this is where everything not found on ends up.

So laugh, cry, do whatever you do when you watch our stuff. Hope you like it, and please, be sure to leave a comment or two. We love feedback, and we love the fact that you are here to check us out, so enjoy!!!