Destination Wedding Video ~ Paris, France

Jennie and Ruben enjoyed their whirlwind romantic elopement to Paris knowing that this was the site of a previous life together. Their destination wedding adventure began with a scenic car ride though the French countryside and small towns on their way to the Loire Valley, site of the famous Chateau De Chambord Castle designed by Leonardo da Vinci.

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral was the backdrop for the celebration of their wedding vows which was followed by a fabulous photo session using many famous Parisian landmarks as backdrops including the Louvre and Eiffel Tower,


Riverside California Convention & Visitors Bureau Promotional Film

Raincross Hospitality Corporation proudly oversees the management and operation of the Riverside Convention Center. Raincross Hospitality also manages the Riverside Convention & Visitors Bureau. In 2012, Raincross Hospitality created the Riverside Sports Commission to manage an intensive and focused effort to attract major sporting events to the City of Riverside.

If you are planning an event, meeting or convention in Riverside, take comfort in knowing that Raincross Hospitality is by your side. Offering more than 120 years of hospitality experience in Riverside, Raincross Hospitality managers, planners and staff work collaboratively both with valued clients and the greater Riverside community with a singular objective in mind – to treat clients as if they were guests in their home. That is one reason Riverside’s repeat business is unrivaled in the hospitality industry.  You can count on the Raincross team to be here for you.     
Raincross Hospitality’s unique event concierge program offers personal assistance with the most detailed planning of your event, whether it is a social celebration, training or meeting, conference or convention. From the very first contact to the final applause for a job well done, Raincross Hospitality takes special care of you, adding you to our Riverside family.  When you leave, you will understand why Riverside is referred to as “the sixth largest city in Southern California, but one of the smallest towns in America.”    
http://www.RiversideCVN.com/Raincross-Hospitality


Highway Toll Administration and their Bollywood Style Film

Godfather Films was honored to film this Bollywood Style Film for the Highway Toll Administration to celebrate their 15th anniversary. HTA’s employees gathered across multiple locations to compile a special thank you to the Tolling Industry and in recognition of the unique way they roll.

This Bollywood Style video, conceived and produced by the Founder, gives a unique insight into who they are, what they do and the special bond that exists between all HTA employees – using a film genre that shows how HTA sparkles with positivity and passion!
http://www.HTALLC.com


Two Brides = One Love ~ Retro Ranch Wedding Video for Chelsea & Katie

Two Brides = One Love ~ Retro Ranch Wedding Video

Chelsea and Katie celebrated their wedding at a most unique wedding venue called Retro Ranch in Temecula, California. Kate and Chels fell in love with this beautiful country style setting wedding complete with a barn, ceremony with a wine country view, adorable flowergirls, dinner under the stars, photo booth, chandeliers outside, vintage airstream trailer, beautiful florals and décor, a surprise visit from the USC Marching Band, food truck, jumping on chairs, a full moon, great smiles and of course laughter and tears.

Great events don’t happen without a great team!

Venue – Retro Ranch
http://RetroRanch.com/Location/

Wedding Coordination – Simply Sweet Weddings
http://www.SimplySweet-Weddings.com/

Catering – Canyon Catering
http://www.CanyonCatering.net/

DJ – Vox DJs
http://VoxDJs.com/

Photo Booth – Photo Video Fun Booths
http://www.PhotoVideoFunBooth.com/

Surprise Entertainment – USC Marching Band
http://USCband.usc.edu/

Late Night Snack – Domenico’s Pizza Truck

Floral – Bottles and Blooms
http://BottlesAndBlooms.net/

Cake – Jl Custom Cakes
http://JLCustomCakes.com/

Photography – Noelle Williams Photography
http://NoelleWilliamsPhotography.com

Wedding Video – Godfather Films
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com

Visionary – Mary Dann
http://MaryDann.com/

#2brides1love #KatenChels #RetroRanch101516


The Story of Victor Concrete and the Granillo Family

We loving producing Legacy Films that tell the story of a an individual, family or company. This is one of those stories that do all three. Victor Concrete was founded by Victor and Alice Granillo and along with their son Victor Junior and his wife Kathleen, has grown into highly respected and successful concrete company.



Godfather Films Voted Best Cinematographer in Orange County

We’re sporting some new GOLD! Happy to hear that Godfather Films is the recipient of the Borrowed & Blue Gold Award for Best Cinematographer in Orange County, California. Thank you to all of the wedding professionals who voted for us!
Best of B & B(landscape) (1)

We were so honored to learn that we were awarded top honors from Borrowed & Blue for Wedding Cinematography in both California and New York. We were awarded a Gold Award for Best Wedding Cinematographer in Orange County California and a Silver Award for the Hamptons and North Forks on Long Island in New York. A Best of B&B award is the equivalent of a Michelin Star in the wedding world identifying the most talented, well-respected vendors chosen by vendors themselves.

A complete list of winners can be found at
https://www.borrowedandblue.com/orange-county/…/vendors/2017
https://www.borrowedandblue.com/the-hamp…/best-of-bnb/…/2017
Photo of our drone at Westhampton Country Club


South Coast Winery Wedding Video ~ Marc & Jane

Marc impressed the guests by singing to his beautiful bride Jane inside the Gold Room at their beautiful South Coast Winery wedding and reception in Wine Country Temecula, California.

This wedding had it all from a great location, beautiful dress, rose petal aisle, great toasts, beautiful flowers and that fabulous wine country weather.

Thank you Marc and Jane for choosing Godfather Films to produce your wedding video.

Godfather Films has been producing wedding films at South Coast Winery for more than a decade and also produced their marketing film. https://vimeo.com/13763591
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com

https://www.SouthCoastWinery.com


Indian Trail Club Wedding for Judi & Ben in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Gorgeous fall colors at a stylish country club on a scenic lake was the perfect setting for the wedding celebration for Judi and Ben at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

Their families really knew how to celebrate with beautiful décor, a fantastic band and of course the traditional classic speech by Judi’s father.

Godfather Films was honored to work this event with a great team of wedding professionals which included:

Ceremony and Wedding Venue:
Indian Trail Club, Franklin Lakes, NJ
http://www.IndianTrailClub.com

Officiant:
Cantor Ilan Mamber
http://www.bethrishon.org/cantormamberbiography.html

Photography:
Joseph Delgado Photography
http://www.JosephDelgado.com

Entertainment/ Band:
Elan Artist / The Hudson Project Band
http://www.ElanArtists.com/Hudson_Project/

Transportation:
Tru Limousine
http://www.TruLimo.com

Wedding Coordinator/ Creative Director; Linens, Lighting, Rentals, Décor / Flowers:
À Votre Service Events®, LLC Marie Danielle Vil-Young
http://www.AVSevent.com

Wedding Video
Godfather Films
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com 800.495.5530


Alina and Christopher’s Grand Tradition Wedding

The beautiful Alina and handsome Christopher chose the spectacular wedding venue Grand Tradition in Fallbrook, California as the location for the fabulous wedding celebration.

Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens is Southern California’s most lush and expansive private ceremony and reception destination located in North County San Diego.

With acres of landscaped gardens, waterfalls, rolling green lawns, fountains and a heart-shaped lake guests are presented with a choice of two venues on the property; one exquisitely formal and the other vibrantly botanical.

Godfather Films has filmed both locations many times and love them both. Alina and Christopher chose the lush Arbor Terrace for their celebration.
http://www.GrandTradition.com/
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com


CJ and Karlo’s Mission Inn & St. Catherine’s Wedding Celebration

This was one of those weddings where you just can’t stop smiling. You’ve got to love the formality of the guys preparing for a military wedding while the ladies are having nonstop fun.

St. Catherine’s of Alexandria Catholic Church is a beautiful location for a religious wedding and the Mission Inn Resort & Spa was the perfect background for spectacular photos with the Grand Parisian Room being the perfect spot for a reception.

We definitely smiled every time a Minion photo bombed a shot.

It is always great to work with really great wedding professionals including:

Venue
Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
http://www.MissionInn.com

Photography
Enchanted Portraiture
http://EnchantedPortraiture.blogspot.com/

DJ
5 Star Mobile DJ
http://5StarMobilDJ.com/

Wedding Video
Godfather Films
http://www.GodfatherFilms.com

Thank you CJ and Karlo for choosing Godfather Films to produce your wedding video!
http://GodfatherFilms.com/Gallery/Mission-Inn-Wedding-Films/


Office of The District Attorney County of Riverside – Crime Prevention Unit

The Office of The District Attorney County of Riverside operates a Crime Prevention Unit consisting of hard working prosecutors dedicated to reducing gang crimes and violence in our community.

District Attorney, Mike Hestrin, established a Crime Prevention Unit when he started his term as district attorney and asked prosecutors to perform at least six hours of community service per month.

Prosecutors dedicate their time to such organizations as the Boys and Girls Club as well as clubs they organize themselves. By inspiring young people to read, play games and interact socially with members of the DA’s office, Hestrin said he’s hoping to prevent them from getting involved with gangs or taking the wrong path.

Hunter Taylor, a prosecutor involved with the “Real Men Read” book club, estimates that some prosecutors are spending in a lot more than 6 hours with kids. “We’re probably putting in 30-40 hours a month just for that program,” Taylor said of himself and two other prosecutors.

Real Men Read has been meeting with at-risk kids, both in and out of juvenile hall, at locations across Riverside County. Its mission is to inspire young men to take interest in reading outside of school. Participants in the voluntary program are asked to pick out a book and read a chapter once a week.

“We bring them a bunch of different books and talk to them about what they’re reading,” Taylor said. “The kids read everything from James Patterson to some of the classics.”
Taylor said he’s seen a noticeable difference in the way many of the club’s hundreds of members look at reading. Young adults and adolescents, who might not have looked at a book outside of required school reading, he said, are suddenly reading for fun.
“We’ve had kids who have come in and said, ‘Man, I can’t believe you are making a reader out of me,’” he said.

Club meetings also provide youngsters the opportunity to learn other fundamental skills, such as how to knot a tie, how to fill out a job application and build a resume, Taylor said.

Prosecutor Luigi Monteleone is involved with “Board Kids.” The club, which has meetings in Riverside and Perris, gets children playing board games against law enforcement and prosecutors.

This unique program utilizes local prosecutors who reach out in local communities providing nationally recognized training and outreach programming in the areas of education, mentorship, truancy, Youth Accountability, gang awareness, life skills and parenting skills education.
http://www.rivcoda.org