Lisa + Jacques
Rimrock Ranch, Pioneertown
This was one of those weddings that we just knew was going to be gorgeous. Lisa is a stylist and she hired Jaime from Wild Heart Events, who always creates absolutely amazing looking weddings. And sure enough, the big day didn’t disappoint. The attention to detail, from the dresses to the tablescapes, was breathtaking and blended perfectly with the desert surroundings. Lisa was excited to include as much of the desert as possible in the day, and Rimrock Ranch — just beyond Pioneertown and close to Joshua Tree — was the perfect spot with views of the open desert on one side of the property.
Jacques — a car designer by trade — had one main request for the day: he wanted to drive a vintage car with his new bride. Gwen from Rimrock Ranch turned Jacques onto a vintage Ford Bronco that was available for rent and this became the ride that took the newlyweds away for a sunset shoot after the wedding as well as bringing them back in style for their grand entrance.
We were able to license their first dance song — “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks and Don Henley — for part of the film’s soundtrack, and it fitted the romantic but upbeat mood of the day perfectly.
“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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