Magnolia Hotel Houston | One More Reason To Believe In Love - Brea + Trevor, the full film

By the time you finish watching this film and reading this post, you will understand what we mean when we say that Brea and Trevor will give you one more reason to believe in love.

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wedding video package memory tin

Trevor surprised Brea with the wedding proposal on a beach while they were on vacation.  Brea & Trevor are people who not only love to travel, but they also have such a deep and abiding passion for literature that their favorite quotes about love adorned all the tables at their wedding (including quotes from Oscar Wilde!).  And perhaps even greater evidence that 'great minds think alike' is found in one of our favorite details of the story of their wedding day:   both the bride and the groom separately planned the exact same surprise gifts for each other. They each secretly had the same bootsmith design and create a custom pair of boots for each other without knowing it.  That boot craftsman must have had a hard time keeping the secret for all of those months leading up to the wedding!

You may have noticed that Brea & Trevor's film looks a little different from how we normally film.  It was created in a wider "aspect ratio" (as we say in the biz), which simply creates a more wide-screen feel for the film.  Brea, the bride, expressed a desire to us for a very cinematic film that would feel more epic & romantic than simple.  Historically, Hollywood films with sweeping landscapes were shot in this wider aspect ratio to draw attention to the grandiose setting, so we chose this style to incorporate those elements of filmmaking that the bride loves.

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We spent the day working with the talented photography crew from Thomas and Penelope.  You can click through these links to see the beautiful wedding photos they created for Brea & Trevor on their blog. Part 1: Holy Rosary Catholic ChurchPart 2: The Magnolia Hotel Houston

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Brea's magical Maggie Sotterro gown.

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The moment that Brea was overwhelmed with emotion as she opened her card from Trevor was just precious.  As she marveled at the jewelry set he gave her to go along with her wedding gown, she joked, "He's good.  The kid's real good."  Her beautiful smile shows her utter delight!

If you thought that Trevor looks strikingly like Daniel Craig in the video, you're not alone.  His groomsmen even joked about it as he put on his  tailored suit for the wedding, and even more when Trevor opened his gift from Brea, which, in addition the custom handmade boots, included an incredible OMEGA  watch that Daniel Craig promotes to raise money for charity.

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The reception took place at The Magnolia Hotel Houston, and Brea and Trevor had a choreographed first dance that set the stage for the glamour of the evening.  Here, you can see that Trevor's cake was shaped like a classic dart game.  Brea also had single girls take part in the wedding tradition of a victorian cake pull instead of a traditional bouquet toss.

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I can't begin to express how I deeply appreciate Father Juan's description of marriage and the wedding ceremony as a miracle.  No matter how many weddings we film, I am always amazed by how precious, tender, and powerful a wedding ceremony is to experience, and it it is truly for the reasons that Father Juan describes.   He said, "we all rejoice while looking at you.  You are, to us, a sign of hope. Your presence says to us (in a society that many times is afraid of commitment), "we want to be faithful. we are not afraid. in our commitment, we find our peace."  So you, Brea and Trevor, become a concrete symbol that love is real.   We (and especially you) are witnesses tonight of a miracle not too many people are fortunate to have: a permanent companion on your journey through this life.  Yes, for many of us who know you well, you are one more reason to believe in love."

Brea and Trevor, thank you for giving us one more reason to believe in love by allowing us to witness your commitment to each other.  We wish you all the best!

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Wedding Details: Ceremony Venue: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3617 Milam Street Houston, TX 77002 Reception Venue: Magnolia Hotel Houston 1100 Texas Ave  Houston, TX 77002 Wedding Photographer: Thomas & Penelope Florist: Events in Bloom (Rob/Denica) Cake Artist: Who Made the Cake Bride's Gown Designer: Maggie Sotterro Bride's Gown Boutique: Ventura‚Äôs Bridal (Jessica) Bridesmaid Gown Designer: Bill Levkoff Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo Hair/Makeup: The Perfect Face Groom's suit: Armani Groom's Watch: Omega Soundtrack: "Bookends" by Adam Agin, a member of Neulore "Best Day of My Life" by Candlepark Stars All musical tracks licensed through The Music Bed