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Lexie + Robbie’s Magical Malibu Destination Wedding from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

It was a simply perfect day in Malibu, CA. for an absolutely incredible weekend for Lexie and Rob. Everyone flew in from the east coast for this California celebration and I don’t think anyone was quite ready for what they walked into. The weekend started with a welcome party at Sony Studios, followed by a beautiful beach day at Casa Del Mar. That night included the most dreamy twinkle light tent dinner on the ocean in Santa Monica. And next was the big day. From the gorgeous chuppah to the orchestra lined walk way to the ridiculously beautiful tent reception, and ending the night with a silent headphone rave, it was all equally amazing. We all loved being around these extraordinary families and most of all, we so enjoyed capturing Lexie and Rob’s romantic love story. You had us at “he rode up on a Vespa.”

This is #lexgotrobbed

Planner: Mindy Weiss
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photography: Ira Lippke Studios
Venue: Gull’s Way, a Malibu Estate
Floral: Mark’s Garden
Rentals: Revelry Event Design
Band: West Coast Music

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Alexis + Isaiah Trailer from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

These two.  When I think of a love that shines through actions, I think of Alexis and Isaiah.  From the semi-shy, but fun-loving sides, to the quiet humorous sides that the two of them share, these two are a perfect match for each other in so many ways.  The weekend began where the proposal happened (insert doggie bag story here) – a beloved place.  We had a blast at Toscana Country Club starting with fun facts on Friday night and through dancing underneath their beautifully decorated tent reception.  We enjoyed this fantastic weekend and hope you enjoy this film with equally great people!

Venue: Toscana Country Club
Planner: Maryam, Delicate Details
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photographer: David Michael Photography
Florals: Sticks & Stones
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Rentals: Town & Country and Rental Avenue
Cake: Exquisite Desserts
Band: West Coast Music

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Watching Blair and Murphy’s tall love story is a sure way to be inspired to survive a long distance relationship.  These two were kept apart for 7 years, living in places ranging all over the globe.  While Murphy followed his Olympic dreams (and getting that medal in Rio, I might add), Blair worked on her law degree.  Their best and worse days were spent at the airport, but somehow their connection prevailed over all challenges.  This story is an inspiration from two amazing, dedicated, motivated, kind-hearted people.  We so enjoyed seeing this fall-inspired destination wedding weekend unfold!

Venue: La Quinta Resort
Planner: COJ Events
Photography: Figge Studio
Florist: Rogers Gardens
Rentals: Found, Signature Party
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Entertainment: Jordan Music

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what begins in Croatia ends in love: Ashley + Taylor from Terranea Resort from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

We have a bit of overseas love advice for you today: What happens in Croatia does not stay in Croatia!  This is where Ashley + Taylor’s modern love story began.  Their chemistry is evident (note that first look – one of the most candid moments).  A first look is one of our favorite moments of the day as its one of the only moments where the couple really gets to be alone and just enjoy each other and express their excitement for the day they are about to endure.  We loved every minute of their day and the beautiful vows they shared with each other at Terranea Resort!

Venue: Terranea Resort
Planner: Katie, Intertwined Events
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photography: Chard Photo
Floral: Nisie’s Enchanted
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage
Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Linens: Luxe Linen
Entertainment: Visions Entertainment

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Kathryn + Blake Trailer from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

How lucky these two are to have found each other…..loooong ago and then to be reunited and instantly smitten with each other!  Love’s expressions are infinite and that showed true at Kathryn + Blake’s big day.  These two are so smitten they couldn’t stop smiling…from that first look to the awesome appearance by the USC Marching Band!  We adore Kathryn + Blake and loved capturing this love story!

Venue: Pelican Hill Resort
Planner: Katie, Intertwined Events
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photography: KLK Photography
Floral: Nisie’s Enchanted
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage
Rentals: Found, Chiavari Chair Rentals
Linens: LaTavola Linen
String Quartet: OC String Ensemble 

Officiant: Clint Hufft
Live Painter: Timree

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Kaki + Josh Trailer from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

The crew with #turningirving landed from Texas ready to celebrate!  The energy was vibrant throughout the day while the love in Kaki + Josh’s presence was inescapable.  This gorgeous day was filled with love and laughter to the fullest and lit up that pink sky.  And we must mention the incredibly unique reception and coolest dance floor design.  We couldn’t get enough of these two and had so much fun capturing this amazing celebration!

Venue: Pelican Hill Resort
Planner: Alicia, Details Details
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photographer: Jana Williams
Florist: Bloombox Designs
Lighting: Shine Lighting
Band: West Coast Music

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a love that’s undeniably true: Brittany + Mike from the Montage Laguna from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

“There’s a power… It’s silent. You can’t see it. You can’t hear it. You can’t smell it.  You can’t even touch it. But you can feel it. And its the most powerful thing on earth. Its emotion.  Have as much good time as you can have because you’ve only got so much.”  What a telling line from the Father of the Bride.  This description fits Brittany + Mike perfectly.  They have one of those quiet connections that you can just feel when you’re around the two of them.  Cheers to a beautiful couple and their gorgeous day in Laguna Beach!

Venue: Montage, Laguna Beach
Planner: Samantha, Details Details
Cinematographer: Hoo Films
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography
Florist: White Lilac
String Quartet: Angelica Strings
Band: West Coast Music
DJ: VOX DJs
Photo Booth: Mirmir
TK Burger: TK Burger
Cake: Bottega Louie

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light of my life: Jillian + AJ from Ojai, CA from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

Sometimes two people just fit.  This is Jillian + AJ.  When you listen to their personal vows, you feel how these two are the absolute best of friends.  We’re so happy we were there to capture the essence of this meaningful location and the love between family and friends that filled this serene Ojai home.  Now, what better location to choose for your wedding day than your childhood home.  Imagine standing where so many memories were made as a child, while you begin a brand new adventure with the love of your life.  Or, instead of imagining it, watch it unfold in Jillian + AJ’s film!

Location: Ojai, CA
Planner: Amazing Days Events
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photography: Allison Maginn Photography
Band: DeBois Entertainment

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Angela+ Samuel: becoming one light from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

We can’t get over the sweetness between Angela + Samuel!  These two quiet souls have a love that shines bright and loud.  With had an elegant setting at Stone Manor Estate in Malibu, California, with soft, blush details, they created a beautiful candlelit evening.  Congrats to soft, sweet couple that we adore!

Location: Stone Manor, Malibu, CA
Coordinator: Kristi, Details Details
Cinematography: Hoo Films
Photographer: John & Joseph Photography
Floral: Bloom Box Designs
Catering & Dessert Bar: Chef Jaydene
Rentals: Party Rentals Pro, Chiavari Chair Rentals, The Chiavari Guys
Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Angelica Strings
Reception Music: DJ Allen Song
Hair and Makeup: Yuri Sinata
Cake: Miso Bakes
Photoboth: GC Photobooth

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Eric + Palmer: a light that shines from Hoo Films | Shannon Avery on Vimeo.

This outdoor al fresco reception dinner made for a beautiful, unique day at Pelican Hill for Eric and Palmer.  Heather with LVL Events did an amazing job creating such a unique setting for the day.  These two have such a deep friendship and it shows.  The family and friends enjoyed the beauty around Newport Beach and danced the night away.  We had such a blast capturing these two…enjoy their Trailer!

Venue: Pelican Hill
Planner: Heather, LVL Events
Cinematographer: Hoo Films
Photographer: Jessica Claire Photography
Ceremony Music: Kevin Miso
Rentals: Signature Party RentalsFound RentalsArt with Nature
DJ: Jason Jass

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