Crystal and Joseph’s Wedding at the Fairmont Newport Beach

Crystal and Joseph chose the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach for their Orange County Wedding Celebration complete with amazing décor, gorgeous ballroom and traditional Arabic Folkloric dancing. This wedding was even featured in Newport Beach Magazine.

This wedding celebration had a fantastic team of wedding vendors led by the expert wedding planners at Perfectly Made Weddings
(949) 290-0363

Disc Jockey
Sound Garden

Make up Artist
Pure Beauty be Danielle

Kimberly Daniels Photography

Floral Design
Kim’s Kreative Flowers

Sa’id Music & Dance Company

Fairmont Newport Beach
949 476 2001

Published in Newport Beach Magazine

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

I’ve Loved You for a Thousand Years ~ Alex + Chris and their Christmas House Wedding

This talented, artistic and fun couple had such a fun and musical celebration at this Inland Empire landmark location for weddings, The Christmas House Inn & Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Wedding Wire Review 5.0/5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Alex said…
John was an absolute pleasure to work with! I asked Godfather Films to do the videography, photobooth, and add a projection for my wedding and I could not be happier with the results. He is singularly talented at videography, the photobooth came with loads of fun props and everyone loved it, he created custom images for our pictures, and his assistants were extremely accommodating and courteous. I highly, highly recommend him!!!

Godfather Films – Award Winning Wedding Cinema responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for your kind review. It really does mean the world to us. Alex and Chris had a truly magical wedding celebration and we were honored to be there and produce your wedding video.

Kim & Nick and their Westhampton Beach New York Wedding Celebration

Gorgeous Long Island weather in the The Hamptons with a beautiful New York Country Club location and a super attractive wedding couple made for the celebration of a lifetime.

While the girls got ready at the bride’s parent’s home, the guys were relaxing by the beach at The Spa at The Ocean Resort at Bath & Tennis. Kim and Nick said their vows at Immaculate Conception Church and then headed off to a reception in an antique car and parked right on the lawn at the very prestigious Westhampton Country Club

A very special thanks to Liz Cordanao who is the Westhampton Country Club Event Planner. She did a fabulous job of coordinating all of the events and keeping all of the vendors informed of all the details.

Some of the other fabulous event professionals were:

Debbie & Steve of Honeysuckle and Roses

Caroline Rocchetta Photography

Current Affair

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre

The Ocean Resort at Bath and Tennis.

Westhampton Country Club

Music Licensed through Song Freedom

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Elizabeth and Chris – Wedding Day Highlight Film – Westbury Manor & Notre Dame RC Church, New Hyde Park, New York

Elizabeth along with her family and friends had a very special time preparing for the wedding at the family home. New Hyde Park’s Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church has an amazing alter and ceiling which was the perfect backdrop for Chris and Elizabeth to share their wedding vows. Lots of fun took place while picture taking on the beautiful grounds of Westbury Manor. The band Code Bleu was amazing and their friends danced non-stop until the party ended. Be sure and appreciate Elizabeth’s beautiful wedding gown and enjoy the fun when they fed each other cake. This was an absolutely beautiful wedding for a very special couple with great family members and lots of friends.

Westbury Manor – Westbury, New York

Notre Dame RC Church, New Hyde Park, Long Island, New York

Viana Hotel & Spa, Westbury, Long Island, New York

Dear Stacey Photography


Wedding Video
Godfather Films

The One I Love ~ Christina + Josh and their St. Catherine’s and Mission Inn Wedding Celebration

The beautiful Christina and handsome Josh chose fabulous locations for their wedding celebration. St Catherine’s of Alexandria Catholic Church is a long time favorite location for wedding ceremonies with its high ceiling, long aisle and beautiful alter. Nothing in the Inland Empire can compare to the Grand Parisian Room at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, California.

Same Day Edit Wedding Film at Monarch Beach Resort

A beautiful bride, handsome groom and a picture perfect day at one of the world’s finest resorts along with very talented event professionals were the perfect ingredients for an incredible wedding event created by Mary Dann Luxury Travel and Events.

Godfather Films created a Same Day Edit Wedding Film that screened at the reception that impressed Colleen Williams of NBC news. See her comments at the end of the film.

There were so many impressive elements including an incredible floral display, custom monogrammed dance floor, magical ceremony on the beautiful Pacific Lawn, amazingly talented entertainment, scenic walk on the beach and of course our drone aerial cinema.

It was a true privilege to work among some of the best wedding professionals in the business who all worked together as a team to insure a memorable event for Katie and Brian

Event Planning and Coordination
Mary Dann Luxury Travel and Events

Five Star Resort Wedding Venue
Monarch Beach Resort – former St. Regis Hotel

Strand Photo

Specialty Lighting
Platinum Peaks Events

Photo Booth
#Hashtag Photo Booth

Floral Displays
Ixora Florals

Elegant Music

Undercover Live

JP Reynolds at JPR Weddings

Hair and Make up
Beauty By Berit

Elegant Designs Specialty Linens

Wedding Gown
Casablanca Bridal

Wedding Videography
Godfather Films
(800) 495-5530

Sarah and Anthony ~ Temecula Creek Inn Wedding with Lesley Stahl

Sarah and Anthony chose the Stone House Lawn at the beautiful Temecula Creek Inn as the site of their very classy and unique wedding celebration. They also chose the very talented Michelle Garibay Events to plan and design this incredible event. The guests were in for a special surprise when former White House correspondent Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes on CBS officiated the ceremony with a very personalized and touching message.

This Temecula Wine Country celebration was full of great décor and fun surprises for the guests. We hope you enjoy this Wedding Highlight just as much as we enjoyed producing it and we want to also acknowledge the very talented wedding professionals who worked so hard to make this event spectacular!.

Temecula Creek Inn
Temecula Creek Inn at the Stone House

Michelle Garibay – Event Planner and Design
Michelle Garibay Events

Luxe Linen

Signature Party Rentals

Hair and Make-up
Salon DLM

Soiree Design and Events

Leah Marie Photography

Wedding Cake, Popcorn & Dessert Bars
Sugar Divaz

Photo Booth
Captured Photo booths

Flamenco Guitarist
Anthony Garcia

C Squared Events

Custom Signage
Paper villa Stationery & Design

Dress Designer
Jaime Elyse

Wood Table Rentals
Rustic Events

Vintage Wedding Rentals
Madame Palooza

Wedding Cinema
Godfather Films

Nancy + Joshua’s Wedding Film ~ Los Angeles Athletic Club, St. Vincent de Paul Church & Loft 84

What a beautiful wedding with three great locations for a celebration.

This great looking couple and their wedding party chose the Los Angeles Athletic Club to get ready and pose for some pre-wedding photographs. Godfather Films is honored to be on the Preferred Vendor list for this historic downtown location.

St. Vincent de Paul Church is a landmark location for Catholic Weddings and is a Roman Catholic parish and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (No. 90) in the South Los Angeles section of Los Angeles, California. The church was built in the 1920s and designed by architect Albert C. Martin, Sr. Dedicated in 1925, it was located in what was then one of the wealthiest sections of the city, on land adjacent to the Edward Doheny Mansion and Stimson House. It was the second Roman Catholic church in Los Angeles to be consecrated.

Loft 84 in Riverside was the choice for the reception and if these beautiful walls could talk, you’d learn this space has been host to flapper-era celebrations, WWII intelligence efforts, and prima ballerinas in-training since the doors opened in 1928. Now, after a restoration effort and destination as an official Historical Landmark, it is once again the scene of celebratory events. Godfather Films is honored to be the Recommended Filmmaker for Loft 84!

Ceremony Magazine‘s 10-Year Diamond Anniversary of Ceremony San Diego

Ceremony Magazine‘s 10-Year Diamond Anniversary of Ceremony San Diego at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort. Thank you for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Ceremony San Diego with us! It was a pleasure to celebrate with all of you, and we are incredibly thankful for the talented sponsors who made the night unforgettable!

A huge THANK YOU to these amazing sponsors:

Host and Catering of Cocktail Hour: Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resort

Event Coordinator: Crown Weddings and Events

Rentals for Floral Table Designs, All Outdoor Lounge and Event Furniture, Dance Floor and More: Classic Event & Tent Rentals San Diego

Rentals for Ballroom Lounge Furniture: Lounge Appeal

Floral Tables and Event Linens: Wildflower Linen

Live Band: Undercover Live Entertainment

Entertainment, DJ, MC: Extreme DJ Service

Lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting

Catering (Inside Ballroom with Halibut and more): Terra Catering & Events

Catering (Inside Ballroom with Pork Shoulder and more): John Little Catering

Beverages: Cocktail Concierge

Dessert: B. toffee

Dessert: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

Dessert: Laura Marie’s

Dessert: Luisa Chocolatiere

Floral Design: Jennifer Cole Florals (outside ceremony setting and pink/gold table)

Floral Design: Designer Dana (dark blue/blush table near registration)

Charis Events & Design

Floral Design: Seven Stems (sweetheart table at cocktail hour with bougainvillea)

Floral Design: Los Angeles Floral Couture (blue hydrangea ocean wave tabletop)

Floral Design: Embellishmint Floral & Event Design Studio (blue, silver, blush floral vignette in hallway)

Floral Design: Flower Fusion (black, white and pink ballroom tabletop, and ballroom cocktail table flowers)

Floral Design: FlorUnique (silver and protea ballroom tabletop, and outdoor cocktail table flowers)

Photography: Christopher TODD Studios

Photography: Simpson Portraits

Photography: Sweet Blooms Photography & Video

Videography: Godfather Films

Photo Booth: Red Photo Booth

Live Painter: Laura Jane Studio

Thank you, all!

güdly & Convoy Of Hope in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Godfather Films had the privilege to produce this documentary which played at the United Nations on behalf of güdly, Convoy of Hope and the Highway Toll Administration. We love working for clients who make a difference and on this project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia we documented the life changing investments made in the lives of hundreds of women who have received education, training, business coaching and the funding necessary for them to successfully own and operate their own businesses.

Convoy of Hope in Ethiopia
Since the inception of their Women’s Empowerment Initiative in 2010, more than 1,600 Ethiopian women have graduated, achieving life-changing results. Single mothers, who were struggling to make the equivalent of $11 a month, now generate $350 and more as a result of receiving the business training and start up capital the program provides.

They have added a children’s feeding program, which currently serves 400 malnourished, high risk children through a public school in Addis Ababa. They believe that the children they feed are essential members of their communities who can, one day, become leaders who will bring positive change to their country by breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger.

güdly (pronounced “goodly”) is a new social community app with technology that gives people the power to stop or minimize mean behavior online. Its technology allows people to create a troll-free zone. It gives users the power to enjoy an authentic social media experience and a place to show emotion and connect without fear of trolls, bullies or haters.

Highway Toll Administration
Highway Toll Administration is the largest provider of toll services for the rental car industry. Since we started in 2002, they have processed more than 300 million electronic toll collection transactions with data from both transponder-based and license-plate-based video tolling. Today, through awesome technology and proprietary services, they handle the tolling interests of more than 3.7 million vehicles and offer the most comprehensive solutions in the industry.

Godfather Films
Named One of the Top 25 Event Filmmaking Companies in the World, we are an award winning film production company and have produced films in 32 states and 21 different countries.

Aliso Viejo Named Best Place To Live In Southern California

When we produced the marketing film for the economic development agency for the City of Aliso Viejo two years ago, they were already named One of the Top 25 Towns to Live Well in the Country by Forbes Magazine. Now they were just honored by Area Vibes as number one on the list of The 12 Best Places To Live In Southern California. They are also in the top 4 of the list of The 50 Safest Cities in California.

Congratulations to the City of Aliso Viejo as they celebrate their 15th Anniversary on July 1, 2016. Godfather Films is very proud to have you as a client.

La Sierra University Graduates Largest Class in School’s History 2016

Godfather Films has been producing promotional films for this great university for several years. We were honored to have been chosen to film the largest graduating class in the school’s history and produce this promotional film.

428 students graduated from La Sierra University, the largest graduating class in the history of the 94-year-old institution. All together, 447 degrees were awarded during the Conferring of Degrees ceremony, capping a weekend of activities that began with a Friday night consecration service.

In opening the degree ceremony, university President Randal Wisbey commended faculty members for bringing their best teaching to the classroom and for “devoting countless hours to serving the good of this community and the larger community that surrounds us.”

He recognized the university’s national championship-winning Enactus team and the Class of 2016 “for giving your best as musicians, as athletes, as artists, as tutors, as the face of La Sierra in our community. You have served with great care, with great compassion.”

“Step into your future with hope,” he told the graduates. “Be agents of justice, leaders of integrity and honesty, men and women who truly make a difference as you embody the values and mission of your alma mater.”

Living with honesty, integrity and compassion for others, so-called ‘eulogy values,’ was among the charges commencement speaker Edwin Hernandez gave to the new alumni in an address titled “Pursuing a Flourishing Life.”

Hernandez is provost of the Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, Fla. His background includes serving as senior program officer for the De Vos Family Foundations in Michigan, and co-founding and directing the Center for the Study of Latino Religions at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute of Latino Studies. He also served as a program officer for the Pew Charitable Trusts in Pennsylvania and has written five books and numerous papers.

Citing the book “The Road to Character” by author David Brooks, Hernandez challenged graduates to live with eulogy values rather than resume values consisting of skills and strategies important to the marketplace.

“Our culture talks a lot about success,” said Hernandez, “but sometimes it fails to distinguish and clarify what are the enduring values that lead to a vibrant and flourishing life. The question of success is more than just following your passion or your dream, it is fundamentally about who you are as a person.”

“But that is the purpose of La Sierra University, to build inner characters, to create in you and me this idea that through academic investigation, Christian faith and service come together and unite. This mission of this institution is all about eulogy values.”

“This institution transformed me because it gave me reason to believe in God and to be faithful to the church that I love,” he continued. “It gave me a reason and a passion to stay connected to the church. This learning community helped me grow to understand the gospel of grace and its call to service, to act justly, to love mercy and to love humbly.”

“You’re being called to be leaders at a particular moment when our churches, our society our businesses, our government institutions need leaders who have a conscience for the common good,” Hernandez said to the graduates. “We live at a particular moment in American history where people of color and the stranger and the immigrant amongst us are being demonized and labeled as criminals, and it is not just happening here, it is happening across the world.”
La Sierra University