Today's wedding film, is a pretty special one.
When we clapped eyes on Camille and David's gorgeous Napa Valley wedding film by Hampton Road Studios, we couldn't wait to share it.
But then we found out Camille herself is a wedding photographer, and we got really excited!
It's always so cool to see how wedding vendors plan their own nuptials, and this gorgeous winery wedding doesn't disappoint.
From their stunning setting in Brix Restaurant and Gardens in the heart of California's wine region, Camille and David created the most beautiful wedding day.
An outdoor ceremony under streams of string lights and surrounded by paper lanterns, beautiful and sincere words from the bride, groom and their families, and gorgeous moments captured among the vines, Hampton Road Studios have documented this glorious wedding day to perfection.
We'll hand you over to Camille to tell you a little more about her and David's wedding day…
When David and I got engaged, we knew that we wanted a wedding in a special place.
We knew that we wanted a destination wedding with close friends and family. We also knew that we wanted a place that would encourage people to travel and try a new place.
It wasn't hard to decide on Napa. Since I had done some travel nursing in San Francisco, we had spent time in wine country
frequently. We also love wine and good food, so it seemed perfect!
Wine country is a very peaceful place, and we really wanted a wedding that came with peace and beauty. It was perfect, and I fell in love our venue from the moment I went there.
I started planning my wedding, while I was living on the West Coast, but most of the planning was done after I moved to Virginia. I am a wedding photographer, so I do have an advantage in knowing a good bit about weddings. What made my planning so easy was that I hired people I trusted.
I care deeply about photography and videography and prioritized them in my budget. I also chose to spend more money on the reception food than on any decorations because our wedding site was beautiful itself.
We really wanted a wedding that included people we know and love. We were honored to have a friend (Scott Kerlin) officiate the wedding, my cousin (Ashley Bohman) design our wedding programs, and two talented friends (Adam Wright and Brian T. Murphy) provide the music for our day.
We were also blessed to have friends capture our wedding day with both photos and videos: Jessica Wright Photography, Nolen Photography, and Hampton Road Studios. I cannot explain the joy of receiving beautiful wedding images from people we love. It is a true blessing!
Everything was perfect on our wedding day. I really don't think that anything could have decreased my joy because I was able to marry my best friend, while being surrounding by our closest friends and family.
I do not think I can pick a favorite moment because, each time I think back on it, I think about something else I love about our wedding day.
Saying good-bye with our sparkler exit was so much fun, and driving through the wine country in Napa with the convertible top down will be something I never forget!
My advice for brides is simple: choose vendors you love and spend money on things you love. Prioritize and budget based on what matters to you and your fiance. Enjoy the day. Stressing out over small details can ruin your day, and it's not worth it.
And now for the moment you've all been waiting for, this epic film by Hampton Road Studios. Maybe grab a tissue first, this is pretty beautiful!
Isn't it just fabulous?
Camille and David seem like just the most wonderful couple, and I love how they had their friend officiate, it makes for such a sincere, and intimate ceremony.
Thanks so much to Hampton Road Studios and of course David and Camille for sharing this beautiful wedding film with us.