Anaelisa + Tommy
Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs
Anaelisa and Tommy wanted a fun wedding in Palm Springs with all their friends, family, and their dog Jordan. After exchanging heartfelt vows in front of a beautiful bougainvillea arch created by Vaso Bello they dined al fresco by the pool in the event space at the Ace Hotel — The Commune — and then tore up the dance floor until late into the night. Anaelisa and Tommy had a very tangible sense of style and we wanted to capture that in the film.
We were excited to discover we could license Anaelisa & Tommy’s chosen theme song for the wedding — Puff Daddy’s “It’s All About the Benjamins” and use it in their film. It’s not every wedding that we get to cut to 90s hiphop — we love when couples are open to a unique wedding film!
“If you're considering The Quail & The Dove then you should already know their videography skills are unparalleled (if not... pause and go watch some). What you might not know is Jim and Melissa are a Dream to work with. Since we were doing a destination wedding we had a few facetime conversations prior to the wedding which really made it feel like we already knew them when it was wedding day. Instead of just being another vendor, Jim and Melissa felt like an extension of our friends and, I mean this in the best way, they were largely invisible for most of the time. They were even unfazed by our excessively large and loud dog trying to eat the fluffy microphone on the camera all day. They captured all the special moments, big and small, and were so seamless in their approach that even with just 24 guests, they blended in. We also didn't want a lot of direction or "staging" and they were very cool about just letting us do our thing and capturing the moments organically. The post-wedding aspects were also very easy to work with, we went back and forth until we found songs that we loved and they were able to license, and they were able to turn the video around in about 2 months which is way quicker than we were hoping. From day one until video delivery day they were quick with responses, professional, honest, and open. If you're still reading this, the point is, you should book The Quail & The Dove without hesitation and you won't regret it.”
- Janice + Austin
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