WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO CAPTURE YOUR WEDDING ON VIDEO?
Well first of all, Yolman is a great dancer so of course we need to capture some of that at the end of the night! We also plan on showing this video to all of our family and friends who could not make it to our wedding so that they can still experience the emotions of our special day.
WHY DID YOU PICK HAPPY PEARS?
What stuck out about you was your unique ability to capture very organic moments that were so clearly not forced. You create films that show real people celebrating, not actors in a production. And I think that results in a very unique and special video for all of your clients.
ABOUT YOU! WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR DAYS?... WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN LIFE?
I am from Lake Stevens, Washington and Yolman is from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Our paths crossed back in 2017 in Seattle, and since then we've traveled together to Japan, Italy, Mexico, Slovenia...and then Italy once again. Now here we are five years later getting married in...you guessed it...Italy. We are quite swamped with work and wedding preparation at the moment, which is precisely why we are SO excited to travel to Tuscany to unwind, eat, and celebrate with our family and close friends!
THE PROPOSAL. TELL ME EVERYTHING! ALL THE GUSHY DETAILS
We were on a trip through Europe and one morning in Solvenia, Yolman put on a button-up shirt. At this moment I knew something was going on! He ended up proposing later that day on the shore of Lake Bled, with the snow-capped mountains in the background and a secret photographer! I had mischievously put a kink in his plans earlier on by making us drive half an hour away to go to a less-touristy restaurant for lunch, not knowing that he was on a timeline and trying to coordinate with the photographer. He still managed to pull everything off brilliantly!
VILLA APPARITA. WHY THIS PLACE OVER OTHERS?
We were about to sign a contract for a venue much closer to where we live, but with the high cost and so many strict rules, it was feeling more stressful than special. One day when we were sitting outside in our yard, I casually asked Yolman what he thought about just having a more intimate wedding...in Italy. And here we are! We chose Villa Apparita in Monticchiello for its absolutely gorgeous views of the Tuscan hills, and because it would allow for some of our guests to stay together for multiple days surrounding the wedding. It finally felt special, as a wedding should :)
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU WANT TO GIVE TO YOUR GUESTS?
We really just want to share our love of Italy with our family and friends! Food is everything for us, and we want to highlight that in our wedding. We're excited that some of our guests will be visiting Italy (end even Europe) for the first time, and even parts of our families will be meeting each other for the first time as well! We hope that it is a special and magical day not only for us, but for each and every one of our guests as well :)