I have a special treat for you all today! A wedding film, shot recently at McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo, California. Karl Stelter Wedding Films is behind the lens and shows us the beautiful story of Arielle and Phil. Get your tissues ready! This real-life fairy tale will have you tearing up!
From the Videographer:
The first time Arielle met Phil, she was auditioning to be the lead singer of his band, “Autumn Twilights” – but it was clear soon after that Phil was really the one auditioning for Arielle’s heart. After a few dates that Phil insisted were ‘band meetings’, Phil laid it on the line with a beautifully heartfelt song he wrote for her called, “Nothing Without You,” that as he put it: “From top to bottom, embodied exactly what I was looking for in somebody. It felt like I had found it.”
It was a good move, and as Arielle put it, “I remember thinking, ‘I wasn’t waiting for you, you weirdo’. But ultimately, he was right.” Phil framed the song with flowers, and it was proudly showcased on their wedding day!
As you may have guessed, Arielle + Phil love details, so it was no surprise that the scope of detail and emotion on wedding day was breathtaking. To set the tone, Phil sent Arielle a tongue-in-cheek card featuring two skeletons with the caption, “Til Death Do you Part is for Quitters!’, and a heartfelt letter that left Arielle saying, “I can’t believe this is real!”
After donning her dress, Arielle’s father came to see her and he simply melted into the gentlest hug imaginable. The first look itself was stunning, set against the vine-enshrouded McCormick Ranch house – Arielle glided towards Phil with a shy smile that radiated from cheek to cheek. Phil was spellbound upon seeing her for the first time, holding her close and whispering sweet everythings into her ear.
When the moment came for Arielle to come down the aisle, light enveloped her veil, leaving Phil to wonder if she had literally transformed into an angel. But perhaps the most powerful part of all were their hand-written vows. Eloquently alternating from that same skeleton card tongue-in-cheek humor, to heart-achingly beautiful moments where they opened their hearts fully and completely, they became husband and wife.