It’s such an honor to have Cherise and Michael’s Bel-Air Bay Club Wedding Video on our blog.  Cherise and Michael were married at the Bel-Air Bay Club,  an exclusive Los Angeles Wedding Venue with a beautiful ocean view and private estate on the bluffs overlooking Los Angeles bay. With the gorgeous views of the bay, this was the perfect setting for their wedding.

This was an amazing, remarkable, incredible moment in Michael and Cherise’s lives. The day was filled with lots of love, excitement and the sweet feeling of anticipation. After they finally saw each for the first time that day, Michael told us, “Standing there, waiting for Cherise for our First Look made my heart beat and my stomach churn with butterflies like it hasn’t in quite some time,” he said. “And seeing how absolutely beautiful my bride looked made me even more excited to get married.”  How sweet is that?!?!

During their Wedding Ceremony, Cherise and Michael stood under a gorgeous decorated traditional Jewish Chuppah. They exchanged very emotional vows to each other in front of their friends and family, revealing just how deep their love is for one another. We absolutely loved the element that their personal vows added to the film.  As the setting sun fell behind them, the cool ocean breeze brought them closer to one another. As they embraced in front of their family friends, keeping each other warm,  they received their final blessings from The Rabbi Ruben and Pastor Kenny. And of course no Jewish wedding would be complete with out the breaking of the glass and celebratory “Mazel Tov!”

The wedding celebration continued and our couple amazed their guests with a stunning choreographed first dance leaving everyone in awe. Their closest friends and bridal party contributed to the uniqueness of the wedding by putting a twist on the toasts and speeches. Instead of the expected, they surprised Michale and Cherise with special performances, including hand written music and lyrics and a personal sonnet bringing tears to Cherise’s eyes.

Congratulations to Cherise and Michael! It was an honor to witness your first day as husband and wife! 

Wedding Venue | Bel-Air Bay Club
Photography | Marianne Wilson Photography
Videography | One Story Weddings