We’re always humbled and amazed when we get to document how different cultures and traditions celebrate weddings. We love making wedding videos for Jewish couples because of the rich tradition and meaning and depth their culture places on the wedding day. Tanya and Nathan chose a quaint, classy waterfront venue called The Cove at Normandy Park for their summertime wedding by the beach and it was such a perfect spot for them. There was so much variety – the secluded and colorful garden area, the ceremony on the lawn, the meandering paths through the woods and the beach just a short walk away.
There was a long family history with bride and groom and their rabbi, which made the day even more meaningful and sweet. Also these folks sure know how to throw a party! This was some of the funniest dancing we’ve ever seen. (Check out around the 3:15 mark of their video if you don’t believe me. There was a guy in a gorilla suit at one point…)
The party lights and patio reception area really came alive after the sun went down. We love filming a wedding that truly feels like a huge family celebration. And it’s an added bonus for the wedding video if we have beautiful spot with a sunset backdrop to film all the hugs and tears and laughs of everyone who was reunited for the wedding day.
We don’t always recommend drone shots for every wedding venue (sometimes there are legal and safety concerns) but this spot on Normandy Beach was perfect for aerial video. It was definitely perfect timing that we got the drone footage right before sunset. There’s nothing quite like a sunset on the water, so being able to capture it from the air was extra special. We loved getting to celebrate with Tanya and Nathan and their families, and a summer sunset by the beach was a perfect ending to the day.