George & Nichole | A Private Estate Wedding in Pasadena, CA



Photographer: @elysewhall
Filmmakers: @rorafilmco
Planning & Design: @fawnevents
Floral: @penelopepotsfloraldesign
Bar: @pharmacie__
Ice Cream: @carmelaicecream
DJ: @justandyrossi via @voxdjs
Magician: @frankiegfoti
Photo Booth: @amigobooth
Makeup: @cheektocheekartistry
Hair: @jandrewsernahair
Dress: @lian_rokman via @panachepasadena
Shoes: @stuartweitzman
Robes: @robedwithlove
Menswear: @breejacobyinc
Napkins: @hostesshaven

George and Nichole's wedding was a very unique wedding, in that it took place inside their very own home in Pasadena. It just so happens, their house is a very modern, open-concept with natural light seeping in from every direction and sits on a mountain side overlooking the valley! Can we film here every weekend?! Anyway, I think the first thing to address is George. We first met George on the morning of trying to kill all his groomsmen in a Mortal Combat challenge. We tried to pull him away for getting ready shots, but he kept winning and also more importantly mentioned "he was already dressed." I mean true, how do I argue with that... haha. Moving on to grabbing portraits of the couple after their first look, George wanted to show us his talent of unlocking his jaw to swallow Nichole's face. Although impressive, we didn't see it fit in with the rest of the film, so we made an exception and saved it for the end!
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, with a stunning arbor on the edge of the cliff crafted by Penelope Pots. Our favorite part of the wedding that we've never seen before was the magician at cocktail hour. He entertained guests the whole time and even performed a special trick for the bride and groom. To top off the night we finished partying in, what I would say the best designed reception we've seen yet! Fawn Events is the best of the best hands down. They came through with every detail and didn't leave one idea out. At first, people didn't want to leave their tables for dancing but with a little dancing inspiration from our DJ, people soon loosened up and gave us what we wanted, some epic and enthusiastic moves. Every part of this day contributed to an epic, moody and romantic love story. May every future wedding be like this!

“Choosing Rora Film Co. is one of THE BEST decisions we made for our wedding day. George and I decided a few months before our wedding date to book a videographer. We were both a little hesitant and perhaps nervous to see ourselves on film, especially on a day when there are so many emotions.

Thankfully, Alexa and Jimmy were able to capture our personalities and who we are as a couple in such a beautiful way, all while keeping things fun and relaxed. Their ability to be flexible with us while also keeping to the wedding day schedule was seamless. The footage they were able to capture is truly exceptional, from aerial shots of our home/wedding site, to our intimate ceremony, to the food and all the fun and celebrating at our reception. Watching our video back brings tears of joy one moment, and laughter the next. Having the video filmed by Rora is truly a priceless memento of our wedding that we are so blessed and thankful to have.”

- George & Nichole

Rora Film Co