Sheila + Cecil || Extended Highlight Film || The Modern, Long Beach, CA

Got the wonderful opportunity to do an extended highlight for Sheila and Cecil — wonderful, because Sheila and Cecil had some pretty amazing vows and reception speeches, which made it a breeze to edit.

Click play to hear funny childhood stories, touching promises, and at least one hilarious instance of miscommunication.

Congrats again Sheila and Cecil and thank you for trusting us to capture your beautiful day!

@dominique

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Allison + Viet || Wedding Highlight Film || The Moxi, Santa Barbara

I can’t gush enough about how fun this wedding was! Held at The Moxi children’s museum in Santa Barbara, Allison and Viet’s labor day soiree perfectly captured their cool and playful energy. It also gave us the opportunity to reunite with some of our favorite past brides, from Chiell-Ann Ordonez, who coordinated, to Hikari Murakami, our makeup artist, to Yuri Tag and Clarizcel Roxas, who were in the bridal party. Not to mention all the Kaba Modern dancers who lit up the roof of the Moxi with their super fun performance, linked below.

I really don’t believe my words can do the night justice though, so please check out Allison and Viet’s amazing highlight below!

@dominique

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Kitty + Bryan || Wedding Highlight Film || Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa

One of the best parts of our jobs is working with couples who are just good people, and Kitty and Bryan are such an amazing example of that. From their interactions with the JEP team to everyone at their wedding, it’s just so easy to see how much love they have for the people around them, and how much those people love them in return.

Kitty and Bryan, thank you so much for being so fun, so welcoming, and so easy to work with. Your wedding was an absolute dream to shoot, and I sincerely hope you guys love your video!!

@dominique

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Andrew & Josie || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight || Mon Cheri, Garden Grove

Loved shooting Josie and Drew’s wedding last weekend! It was another packed day complete with three different locations and two different ceremonies, one Vietnamese tea and one traditional American. These two were such a fun couple, as was the rest of their entourage, and their energy helped hype us up throughout the whole day.

Congrats you two, and thank you for letting us share your big day!

@dominique

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Lynn + Van || Wedding Highlight Film || Falkner Winery, Temecula

Lynn and Van had a beautiful fairytale wedding at Falkner Winery in Temecula a couple of weeks ago, complete with white horse drawn carriage and (of course) a white Rolls Royce for the gentlemen. Not only were the grounds gorgeous as a whole, but the ceremony itself was tucked away down a long, tree-lined path like something out of Alice in Wonderland, giving the event a very “Hidden Garden” kind of feel.

Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day or couple. Congrats you two, and thank you for letting us be part of your big day!

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Jocely + Kevin || Wedding Highlight Film || Valentine, Los Angeles

If there’s one thing Jocely and Kevin have in spades, it’s style. From their custom “keep your sh*t together” handkerchiefs to their chic/eclectic reception at the Valentine in Downtown Los Angeles, everything about their wedding just screamed “cool.”

On another note, they also happened to have the best appetizers I’ve ever eaten anywhere: ube mochi waffles with ensaymada butter and sinigang lumpia from Rice and Shine. I still dream about them, so, thanks for that haha.

Anyway, thank you guys so much for letting us capture your day and I hope you love your film!!

@dominique

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Christine + Kevin || Wedding Highlight Film || Fountain Valley

There’s a pose we do at JEP where the bride is standing pretty, minding her own business, while the groom approaches from behind and kisses her shoulder. Usually it takes a couple of times to get it right, but Christine and Kevin were such naturals at it, they got it in one go! They were good at lots of things really. So much of the posing process goes into education and training, but these two made our jobs super easy. Their whole wedding party was quick to laugh and easy to have fun with, and we are so grateful we got to shoot their big day. Thanks for being awesome, and thanks for the donuts!

Congratulations you two, and hope you love your film!

@dominique

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Roxy + Aaron || Wedding Highlight Film || Newhall Mansion, Piru

There’s a cool looking castle out in the valley with a turret and curved windows and a gazebo out back. This is where Roxanne and Aaron held their wedding earlier this month, and it was one of the prettiest, most interesting venues we’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting. With a bridal party 20 people deep, Roxy and Aaron’s wedding was also one of the funnest we’ve ever shot. They even had a Dippin’ Dots cart!

Congrats to you both, thank you for the amazing day, and hope you guys love your film!!

@dominique

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Sheila + Cecil || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight || The Modern, Long Beach, CA

The team pulled off an epic same day edit last night at The Modern in Long Beach, complete with helicopter entrance from the bride and groom and — as if that wasn’t enough already — some pretty incredible bboy windmills from the groom to boot (yes, there was lots and lots of spinning).

Sheila and Cecil and their bridal party were tons of fun and there’s plenty of gorgeous work from sirs Christopher Nguyen, Marvin Sola, and Divesh Patel to be seen in this video. Intricately composed slo-mos, dramatic shadow-play, emotional close-ups. It’s one of the favorite same day edits I’ve ever done, and I hope you guys love it too.

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Anita + Will || Married || Castaway Burbank

It’s always fun when your couples are down to be total dorks around each other, and Anita and Will were no exception. From Anita jumping on Will’s back during first look, to her roaring during the ceremony, to the both of them funny dancing during their first dance, their sense of fun and play were absolutely contagious. Contrast that with their beautiful venue at Castaway Burbank and a slow, epic soundtrack, and you have a recipe for a pretty special highlight film. Hope you guys think so too.

Congratulations Anita and Will!!

@dominique

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Ailene + David || Star Wars May the Fourth Wedding || Marina City Club

Loved celebrating Star Wars Day with David and Ailene a couple of weeks back. From Death Star calendars to a Millennium Falcon cake topper, their wedding was definitely a nerd’s dream come true. They even commemorated their first kiss by sparking up a pair of lightsabers. All in all, one of the funnest weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure of shooting.

Congratulations again you guys, and thank you guys for letting us capture your big day!

@dominique

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Rachelle + Marc || Wedding Highlight Film || Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas

I’ll just cut straight to it: I’ve never seen more love in a room than at Rachelle and Marc’s reception. A destination wedding at the Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas, everything about Rachelle and Marc’s wedding was absolutely perfect. Each speech was heartfelt and unique, and you could feel the support emanating from everyone in the room. Not only that, but Rachelle and Marc themselves were just such an awesome couple and I cannot overstate how easy they made our jobs.

If I let myself go on, I’ll end up talking for like 1000 words, so I’ll end with this: thank you guys for absolutely everything, and can you please have a kid soon so we can do it all over again?

@dominique

Rachelle + Marc || Wedding Highlight Film || Red Rock Country Club, Las Vegas, NV from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Angela + Jason || Wedding Highlight Film || The Harper, Costa Mesa

Dancer weddings are always fun. The bride, groom, and bridal party usually quirky and outgoing and down for anything, which makes our jobs super fun. This wedding was a special one because not only were the venue and clients amazing, but this was also the first time we attempted stop motion for group photos. I think the results turned out pretty well, hope you guys like it too!

Thank you Angela and Jason for being awesome, hope you guys love your film, and thanks for the In-N-Out!

@dominique

Angela + Jason || Wedding Highlight Film || The Harper, Costa Mesa, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Daphane + Jon || Wedding Highlight Film || Wayfarer’s Chapel

I never thought I’d shoot a Kingdom Hearts wedding. Ever since I was 14 years old, probably even younger, I’ve been obsessed with the video game series. I spent hours playing the game, I collected merch, I wrote fanfiction! And so when I heard Daphane and Jon were huge KH fans, I maybe possibly kind of cried just a little bit lol. These two had a gorgeous wedding over at the all glass Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, followed by a reception at The Grand in Long Beach where they cut their cake with a keyblade and first dance-d to Chikai by Utada Hikaru. You don’t see it in this video, but I also set up a selfie station for them with a “Lucky Emblem” / Hidden Mickey in the background. All in all, my 14 year old heart was very, very happy. Hope you guys like it too!

@dominique

Daphane + Jon || Wedding Highlight Film || The Grand, Long Beach, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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