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Wedding at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach, California by Kyle Mikami

I met Danielle and Simone salsa dancing years ago.  As most that are addicted to dancing, I would see them at many of the different dance events throughout the LA area.  One day Danielle mentioned that she was getting married and that she wanted me to cover her wedding.  I immediately knew this was going to be a great opportunity.   An opportunity not just to film a wedding, but an opportunity to film a couple that dances salsa and bachata on their wedding day!  

Tivoli Terrace is a beautiful location in the heart of Laguna Beach.  It's nestled into the hillside as you enter the downtown area.  The decor and staging is unique and provides for an intimate wedding.  

This is their trailer.  Keep in mind this video only uses sound from the song I selected.  There is no audio from the vows or speeches.

Immediately after the wedding was over, I asked if they could dance a bachata improv in the terrace.  The lights lit up the terrace like a scene out of a fairytale movie.  Here is the dance video we filmed.

Congratulations again Danielle and Simone!  

Save the Date! Laguna Beach Wedding by Kyle Mikami

This past weekend I met with Danielle and Simon at The District in Tustin to discuss their upcoming wedding.  Initially we got to know each other better and I discussed different options for music selection.  After, we went to their apartment complex 5 minutes away and found some different locations to shoot the video.  Their wedding is this coming Saturday at Tivoli Terrace in Laguna Beach, California.

I met Danielle in the salsa scene some years ago and we've been friends since.  This will be my fourth wedding I've shot until now and the first for 2016.  I'm really excited to be capturing their special day.   They will also be dancing a choreographed salsa dance and possibly a bachata improvisation.

My goal with this last minute "save the date" video was to create buzz and excitement for their upcoming wedding.  This was shot in one hour and took about an hour and half to edit.  I'd like to do more videos like this one and get creative using drone shots and telling a story.