negar contacted me based on seeing one of my prior wedding films. her husband paimon told me she was flexible on all vendors, even photography but had to have me for the video. i don't think i have received a nicer compliment, ever. her taste is impeccable, so what an honor it was to shoot them.
set at the beautiful and exclusive mountain gate country club in los angeles on a perfectly sunny day in june 2014, negar and paimon's ceremony was a dual persian and baha'i wedding. i was so warmly welcomed and treated with such respect by both the groom and the bride as well as both of their families. what extraordinary people. and the bond and love among their friends and family was so palpable, it blew me away. what an honor and privilege it's been to spend their big day with them. thank you so much, guys!
i set this piece to the following two pieces of music:
"when you give your heart" by laura veirs
"des demain" by holden
and the brief dreamy end section is an excerpt of:
"apres un reve" by gabriel faure, sung by eide norena