california wedding

Nicole & Tyler

Who's Your Daddy

Tyler was watching from across the room as Nicole walked into the first day of their college Chemistry class wearing a Darth Vader t-shirt with the caption, "Who's Your Daddy". He knew then and there that this was the girl for him. Nicole's father recounts the beginning of their story in the film and we love how much of their personality comes out in their first encounter.

Majestic, serene, maybe a little nerdy, are just a few words we'd use to describe this wedding of epic proportions amid the towering redwood trees. Tucked away somewhere in “Middle Earth”, the Nestldown venue offers 180 acres of meticulously tendered woodland tranquility all too fitting for this wedding seeping with Lord of the Rings sole. For real though, on the day of the wedding someone was there carving a 25 foot, gold hoarding, sleeping Smaug from the Hobbit franchise (pics below or it didn't happen). This, along with a few scattered statues of fairytale creatures, enchanted cottages and a small scale train that took guests around for a ride, were just some of the things you can expect from this venue in the woods.

Another special touch was the jet black, vintage taxi Nicole and Tyler got chauffeured around on. This ride was rad and looked like it was straight out of a Harry Potter flick. Their evening took us back to how their relationship started, with a Star Wars light saber party and send off.

We knew we had to serve this film with music that enhanced the enchanted theme, so we searched for tracks with a certain ethereal or fantasy flavor. Dexter Britain and De Joie provided such; you can find and license their music at For the editing, we paced it such a way that would create a feeling of adventure, surrealism and maybe even a sense of mystery if you will.

Congratulations to Nicole and Tyler! Thank you for taking on this journey of your storybook wedding. 

Hope you enjoy!

Venue and Wedding Planning: Nestldown
Photographer: Jake and Necia Photography