Rony & Bruce, Kennolyn, Soquel, California

Way up in the redwoods of Santa Cruz County there was a wedding. Many traditions, much merriment, wonderful friends and family celebrated the day and into the night. Mazel tov Rony & Bruce!

Venue: Kennolyn, Soquel
Wedding Planner: Heidi Hughett, Coastside Couture, Santa Cruz
Live Music: Noam Eisen, David Budway, Mike Perlmutter,
                    Jordan Feinstein, Jordan & The Ritual
Rabbi: Arik Labowitz, Berkeley
Transportation: Main Event
Florist: Fionna Floral
Still Photography: Carlie Statsky Photographer, Santa Cruz
HD Video by Jayna Kersh & Peri Basseri
Edited by Peri Basseri for BigTime Video Services, Monterey, California.

Jenna & Mike, Tehama, Carmel

Jenna & Mike have been sweethearts for years. This beautiful day in September was the day they decided to make it official! Tehama Golf Club is set in the mountains between Monterey and Carmel Valley with lovely flora and fauna (the latter of whom, “Fauna” makes a brief but meaningful cameo appearance and exit stage right.) As I was editing this movie I spotted some of my favorite Monterey County yogis, though they were nearly unrecognizable sans Lululemon attire 🙂 This was also a gathering of the couple’s family and friends from the Redding area of California. Much love to Jenna and Mike . . . and as seems to be a recurring theme . . . we expect lots of little Furnaris! (I do NOT babysit btw)

HD video shot by Asher Taylor for BigTime Video Services
Video Editing: Peri Basseri, BigTime Video Services, Monterey

We had the pleasure of working with:

Venue: Tehama Golf Club , Carmel
Wedding Planner: Colette Cuccia, Colette Cuccia Weddings
Still Photographer: Scott Campbell, Scott Campbell Photography
                                Here’s a link to:  Jenna & Mike’s Slideshow
Floral: Kathryn Smith Flowers
Cake: Parker Lusseau , Monterey
Musicians: SambaDA, Santa Cruz
                   (featuring their song “Balancou” available on ITunes)
Transportation: Main Event Transportation

Tricia and Frank, The Holly Farm, Carmel Valley, CA

What a sweet love affair these two are living! This was a wedding filled with friends, music and lots of kisses. Tricia and Frank exchanged some of the most heart-felt vows you’ll ever hear and they were surrounded by people who meant the world to them.

We had the pleasure of working with:
The Holly Farm, Carmel Valley
La Creme Monterey
Kelly Productions, Monterey
Jerry Lawson, Talk of the Town
The Island Breeze Band, Santa Cruz
Dana Parish & Andrew Hollander
Video shot by Patrick Dougherty and Asher Taylor for BigTime Video Services
Video Editing by Peri Basseri, BigTime Video Services, Monterey, California
BigTime Video Services

Vanessa & Casey, “Love Letter from the Groom”

Casey promised to write a love letter to Vanessa every year for the rest of their lives. Lucky for us he decided to share this first one with the world. We wish Vanessa and Casey long lives and love letters for decades to come.

There is also a long version of this movie that shows the full day.

Song sung by Keith Johnson of Keith Johnson All Stars,
performing with A Frontline Band of San Francisco.
Venue: Cordevalle Golf Resort, San Martin, CA
Decor: Classic Party Rentals, Burlingame, CA

Video shot by Peri Basseri & Patrick Dougherty for BigTime Video Services, Monterey, CA
Edited by Peri Basseri
BigTime Video Services

Will you be bringing a microphone to the ceremony?
“Will I still need the DJ for sound?” Videographers get these questions a lot. The microphones we use are not the same as the ones used to amplify sound to the loudspeakers. Even wedding officiants and planners are often confused by the whole microphone thing. When we shoot video of the ceremony, we always strive to make the best and clearest sound recording possible.

That means we need to put a mic on the minister, the groom, the readings and the music. Our mics go directly to our video cameras only. When you talk into our mics it will not go to the loudspeakers. The sound guy, often the DJ or Audio Visual tech at the venue may also be putting microphones on the same subjects so that the sound can be amplified to loudspeakers. Sometimes the sound techs use a mix board and other times they’ll have a simple PA system (Public Address system) that they’ll set-up and leave unattended.

 Each microphone has a different purpose. If there is a professional sound tech who we know and trust with a mix board who’ll be monitoring and mixing sound the entire time, we sometimes take a feed from their board. If it’s a simple PA system that a hotel A/V tech has set up for amplification, we typically will not use their feed for our primary sound source because it may not be reliable. We cannot risk something as important as our clients’ ceremony sound to the possibility of receiving nothing but static or distorted sound.

During the reception we also take a feed from the DJ board to capture clear recordings of your toasts. We can record the DJ’s announcements and the music coming from their board. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony, make sure that you have arranged for the right PA system so that your guests can hear the entire ceremony clearly. We’ll take care of our video sound.

Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding Sites

Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding Sites from BigTime Video Services, Monterey on Vimeo.

Carmel Valley Ranch offers a number of different locations throughout the property for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

BigTime Video Services had the pleasure of working with:

Carmel Valley Ranch
Mike Steelman Photographers
Chic Event Rentals
Brenna Catalano Designs
Shawn Cavlan Beauty Company
Cakes by Veronica

DSLR video produced by BigTime Video Services, Monterey, California

Robyn & Tobin’s Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Wedding Highlights

Here’s the highlights of the day. July 3, 2011 at Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley. Wedding, dining, toasting and dancing. The goldfish were a take home guest gift and signified the two families Goldman and Fisher.

We had the pleasure of working with the following professionals:

Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley
Coastside Couture
Keith Johnson All Stars
Grapes of Wrath Catering
Carlie Statsky Photographer
Laughing Gal Floral

HD video by Peri Basseri & Patrick Dougherty
Video editing by Peri Basseri for BigTime Video Services, BigTime Communications, Inc. Monterey, CA

Hope Center Kids Kickin’ In Against Hunger

Having fun while helping others. What’s wrong with that?
The Hope Center Junior Board and volunteers go shopping, collect food at their schools, stock the food pantry and help distribute food for families in their community who need a little help.

Check out Hope Center Monterey to learn more about how you can make a donation or volunteer.
Video shot by Peri Basseri and Jayna Kersh.
Edited by Peri Basseri for BigTime Video Services