When I arrived at the Mitten Building in Redlands I immediately admired the tall brick exterior, such a great rustic feel. It was a citrus packing house in 1890 and now is transformed into a beautiful wedding venue. Sarah was tucked away in a room getting ready with her bridesmaids, while Tony was hanging with his groomsmen and family. We started things off with the first look right in the front of the building and then ventured on down the railroad tracks next door to an old railway station with the perfect spot for pictures and video. I had heard that Sarah and Tony were a bit camera shy, but after we started having fun with them they not only got comfortable but were a blast to work with.
After the photographer took some great pictures and we got the video footage we needed, it was back to the Mitten Building for the wedding ceremony. The upper level had the ceremony area all setup with the flowers at the altar and beautifully lit by candlelit. After the bridal party made their entrance then came Sarah and her father. Her father actually performed the ceremony and was so sweet and endearing to her and Tony.
After the ceremony we snuck Sarah and Tony outside at sunset to take some killer footage on the railroad tracks, then they made their grand entrance. The evening was filled with laughter, love and lots of fun dancing. There was even a dance line to an upbeat folk song where everyone got up and danced their way down the aisle. What a great wedding I had the honor of filming with William Lingle and my son, Chad.