Super 8 Wedding Film // Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe

Mckenzie + Kenny

This past year we started offering a full service package called “The Whole Shebang” We had found that most of our couples were doing really cool stuff the day before their wedding and so we wanted to create a package that could incorporate their entire wedding weekend, not just the few hours surrounding their nuptials. “The Whole Shebang” has quickly become our most popular package and we are excited to share some of the adventures this has brought us on along the way. Mckenzie and Kenny’s wedding, filmed in Super 8 and Hd Video, is a great place to start and a good example of why it just might be fun to have a video crew come along for the ride.

This wedding was 9000 feet at the top of Squaw Valley Ski Resort! Guests were lead up the mountain by a three piece Irish band. The spot they chose was in memory of Mckenzie’s father… his favorite ski run. Mckenzie and Kenny have a great love for music and found ways to incorporate this throughout their weekend, starting with a live performance by The Hackensaw Boys at the Friday night welcome party. Their performance kicks off the film and we couldn’t have come up with a better soundtrack to introduce you to this adventuresome duo…

“We love love love the film so much. Thank you for bringing that moment to life for us again. You two are so incredibly talented. The band is going to love seeing it too. Thank you for all your hard work. We are really grateful. We hope you are doing really well. We can’t wait to see more. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!” – Mckenzie & Kenny

Los Angeles Wedding Video // Chelsea + Johnny

Chelsea + Johnny

A wedding at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown LA.

“YOU GUYS!!! Eeeeee!!! We are over the moon happy watching this video (over and over and over)! It gives me the goosiest goosebumps and takes us back to our fairytale wedding day. WHAT A DAY OF JOY! It is such a blessing to have had you capture these meaningful and touching moments. Having our vows and first kiss as husband and wife on film (and Johnny’s premature kiss attempt! ha!) is priceless. You both add something magical to your work and it truly shows. We can’t thank you enough! ” – Chelsea


Ceremony & Reception Venue: Intercontinental Hotel Los Angeles, CA
Coordinator: Alicia Townsend of Details Details

Super 8 Wedding Film // Toronto

Brittany + Jeff

We love this wedding!! The location (Toronto Canada!), the bride’s dress, her flowered wreath, the groom’s awesome hair, the venue (Casa Loma & The Drake Hotel… LOVE), and the simple sweetness of their reception speeches. In May we traveled to Toronto Canada to film Brittany & Jeff’s big day and little did we know we had a TON of friends in common! It quickly felt like we were part of the family. One of our favorite moments was when Brittany practiced her vows in the car ride to the ceremony… or maybe it was the long walk with her dad to the alter? Ether way this was a special day filled with laughter, love, and joy.

“WOW WOW WOW. We cannot tell you how amazing it was to get this email, it’s one of the last nights of our honeymoon and to watch this tonight was the perfect ending. From start to finish we love every moment, our names on the train at the beginning, the song choice and the voice over, the mix of super 8 & HD, everything is more amazing than we even remembered it or ever thought it would be on video! We both keep saying we’re just so so happy that it worked out to have you there, no one else could have captured those moments and put them together like that. We can’t wait to share it! You guys are the best!” – Brittany & Jeff


Ceremony Venue: Casa Loma, Toronto
Reception Venue: The Drake Hotel, Toronto
Coordinator: Bliss Events
Photographer: Elizabeth Messina

Allie + Elliot // Leo Carrillo Ranch Wedding

Allie + Elliot

First of all we absolutely LOVE this venue! Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad, CA is the ultimate in DIY rustic California. It was the perfect backdrop for this creative and talented duo Allie & Elliot (or Alliot as their friends affectionately refer to them). There were so many unique details we loved but can you believe the groom’s mom made Allie’s amazing dress?!? And she made Elliot’s super cool bow tie too! Oh! And the food was to die for! Check out Miho Gastrotruck!

“EEEK! Thanks so much for this! It’s so great!! I’m gonna go watch it 500 more times now! I just scared the crap out of elliot when I woke him up to watch it with me. This is amazingly beautiful and sweet. You did a wonderful job (as usual) of capturing it! I LOOOOVE the intro – everything about it. And how you used the peacock howls to lead perfectly into the song! So SOOO good. The song is really cute and sweet and fits perfectly too. What percent of you choosing that song had to do with it KINDA sounding like peacocks?? :) I really love all the little detail cut-ins you have, (as always they tell the story so well, and really paint a beautiful picture) and it’s hilarious that you used that beer opening shot! HA! The Elliot crying shot is great, of course. You guys are SO talented.” – Allie


Venue: Leo Carrillo Ranch
Coordinator: Sweet Blossom Weddings
Photographer: Anjuli Paschall
Caterer: Miho Gastrotruck

Super 8 Film // Honeymoon in Africa

Your Honeymoon on Super 8 Film

Looking for a super cool way to capture your honeymoon memories? Why not rent one of our super 8 cameras to take along? With a little instruction you can quickly be on your way to being the director of your own indie film. So how does it work? Do we come with you? NO:) We give you the super 8 camera, film, and a field guide the week before your honeymoon along with a brief instructional session. Then its up to you to chase down the wildlife, film the epic sunsets, and create a piece of personal artwork so your trip of a lifetime will never be forgotten. Contact us for more info.

Jeeho + Richie // Palm Springs, CA

Jeeho + Richie

Time to take the plunge… What better way to start off the day then a poolside hang-out at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs? Richie & Jeeho had a super cool style so we wanted to began their film with a little something outside the box. Filming underwater is always a matter of happy accidents and unexpected moments, which pretty much sums up what a wedding day is and should always be…

“THANK YOU SO MUCH! Is it embarassing to admit that by 7am this morning we had already watched this a gajllion times? We love it! Thanks for capturing all the moments and the emotions of the day. It’s also so awesome to be able to see everybody again – take me back to palm springs please!” – Jeeho


Groom’s Hotel: The ACE Hotel
Bride’s Hotel & Reception Venue: The Parker
Coordinator: Pink Cloud 9
Photographer: Dylan + Jeni
Florist: Gilly Flowers
DJ: Chris Paul

Bobby + Claire // Birmingham, AL

Bobby + Claire

2012 was a great year here at Modern 8 Films. 30 weddings, 30 first kisses, 30 nervous grooms, 30 beautiful brides… We started in Santa Barbara and made our way to San Francisco, Yosemite, Mexico, Georgia, up and down California and ended our travels with Bobby & Claire in Alabama. We could not have finished 2012 on a better note (or couple:) Birmingham surprised us with it’s beauty, culture, and warm hearted people. It was a captivating city to film and we enjoyed every minute of it, despite the rain! We thank Bobby, Claire, and the many other wonderful couples that inspired us to new heights, made us laugh, made us cry, but most importantly, left us with 30 inspiring stories to tell. Bobby & Claire, this one is for you:)

Behind The Scenes:
The wall of ribbons at this wedding was one of our favorite ceremony details of the year. Handmade by the bride and her mom, not only was it beautiful in person but it also looked amazing as a backdrop on camera. Another favorite at this wedding was the little lapel heart stickers passed out to each guest as they entered the room. Such a sweet personal touch that brought everyone together.

“Thank you so much!! We love the film!! So perfect. Every shot was great and we could not have imagined a better finished product. You captured all the details we knew were there plus ones we didn’t even know about. For some reason, the shots of guests coming in and putting on those stickers is one of my favorites. Just something about their happiness to be a part of it. Those kinds of shots are why we wanted you guys so much. And thanks for making bham look great! You guys are incredible!” – Claire & Bobby


Venue: Avondale Brewery
Coordinator: Becky’s Brides
Photographer: Spindle Photography

To be loved by June // Super 8 Film Rancho Las Lomas

June + Daniel

“To be loved by June…” as this film is affectionately called, is a montage of super 8 film and HD video. Throw in a couple of zebras and a sleepy white tiger and you have a pretty awesome wedding day that no guest would soon forget. Filmed at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County, this wedding venue completely transfers you to another world. We absolutely love it! And don’t worry, the lions are a safe distance from the ceremony site.

Behind The Scenes: Filming tigers is not as easy as it looks… For one: It’s a tiger, and we don’t care what you say it’s STILL intimidating behind a fence. Two: It took about 30mins of boring tiger footage before he decided to yawn really big for us. Totally worth it:) Zebras are much easier.

“THANK YOU. We absolutely love it — I am shaking of excitement.  We have watched it three times already, completely speechless, the biggest smiles on our faces, and forwarded it to everyone we know.  You are incredibly, amazingly, talented and we are beyond thankful for the hours and hours of hard work you put into this. I can’t believe how beautiful and perfect it is and the comments are flowing in by the minute. We love, love, love the music choice and the HD/Super 8 combination and just everything about it. We can’t wait to see the rest and really cannot thank you enough! You have allowed us to remember and relive our day in a way no one else could and we are thrilled.” – June & Daniel


Venue: Rancho Las Lomas, Orange County CA
Coordinator: Sweet Emilia Jane
Photographer: Elan Klein

Super 8 Film // Sea Island, GA

Alex + Becky

A Georgia wedding on Super 8 Film: As Hurricane Sandy made her way up the Atlantic on October 27th, the Soja & Vonsiatsky familes were busy preparing for Alex & Becky’s big day. Anxious guests kept a close eye on the weather channel that weekend, but nothing could dampen the happiness of this little group:) Not the wind, rain, flood warnings, or the last minute party changes from outdoors to in. The day proved to be filled with so much warmth and love that not even a hurricane could steal the show. This was a weekend we will treasure for a long time. We met the Soja & Vonsiatsky families as strangers on Friday afternoon, and left on Sunday feeling like part of the family.

Behind The Scenes: As it would turn out, Hurricane Sandy swung out to sea and passed Georgia by on the east. And we breathed a sigh of relief knowing our cameras would stay dry:) The opening scene is a shot of the outside edges of the storm as it passed us by.

“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we are LOVING it! Wooooooaaaaaaah! We listened to my mom and dad watch it over the phone, they were hysterically crying. This is so beautiful, you guys are amazing. Def so so so glad we were united with you guys. We don’t have anything thoughtful to say but holy moly this is so beautiful – thank you! We will watch all night and forever!” – Xoxoxo Becky & Alex

“BRAVO! I just saw the video and I’m just blown away! You did an incredible job…. Pure magic! The emotion that your videos bring to one’s heart leaves me speechless! I can’t thank you enough for peering through your lens and capturing all the love and joy our families felt on that day. I can’t stop watching it! Thank you again.” – Vikki Soja, Mother of the Bride


Venue: The Cloister Beach Club, Sea Island GA
Photographer: Scott Hopkins

Super 8 Film // Santa Lucia Preserve

Ben + Ashley

This past October we drove up north to Santa Lucia Preserve for Ben & Ashley’s wedding. There were so many things to love about this event; the raw northern california beauty, a redwood grove turned ceremony site, a barn glowing with pink light under the starry night sky, but one of our favorite moments was when Ben’s good friend Oliver read a quote from “The Little Prince” during the ceremony. We decided to kick their super 8 film off with this excerpt.

Behind the Scenes:
The Santa Lucia Preserve is hundreds of acres of hills, valleys, and wildlife. While exploring we found a lot of deer that were not camera shy. They seemed to find the clicking of the super 8 film cameras quit interesting. We also happened upon a bobcat and spent about 15mins waiting for it to come out of the shadows for a cameo but he was smarter then us:) Maybe next time…


Venue: Santa Lucia Preserve
Photographer: Larissa Cleveland
Wedding Coordinator: Allison Weddings