Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at Santa Barbara's Canary Hotel Roof Top
A Kimpton Property, The Canary has beautiful 360 views of Santa Barbara. Comparable vistas to that of the courthouse clock tower yet with a pool and bottle service. If I had to choose, I would save the clock tower for photo shoots, when you can have just about any top notch event held on the Roof Top of The Canary Hotel.
This wedding rehearsal dinner was held in August 2015, and it was my first time second shooting with a high end destination wedding videographer. Hearing about all the locations she has been able to film at was an inspiration for me and a tipping point to reach a new goal with wedding videography.
Most of the guest were from Texas. The lone star state has an interesting custom that differs from typical weddings I have shot in the past. The toasts happen at the rehearsal dinner not at the wedding. Or if there is toasts at the wedding there are very few and not from the main bridal party or parents of the bride and groom. Therefore it was very important to capture every moment of their dear friends and families toasts.
I enjoyed shooting at golden hour, working with the sunsets light challenges and beauty is a fun tango to dance. The young couple were touched and I was impressed by the speeches coming from their bridal party. Intelligent, heartfelt and thoughtful toasts were heard throughout. The sophistication and elegance of the couple's style was reflected in their wedding rehearsal dinner on the Roof Top of The Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara California.
The moments on the job, shooting and filming. A behind the scenes experience.