Mike & Giana – Vizcaya


Mike Wheless & Giana Papadakis were married on September 17th, 2010 at Vizcaya Pavillion with  a ceremony in the courtyard by their friend and groomsman, Evan Pane.

With Randy serving as Wedding Entertainment Director(tm), photography by Christopher Kight and videography by Premier Video, the entire event was captured forever.

Mike & Giana had some great moments, including the fun introduction of their wedding party, a special Mototcycle groom’s cake, a football-garter toss, their Love Story Presentation as well as a video montage of their lives up to their marriage, a centerpiece giveaway and a marriage certificate signing where all their guests got to watch and participate.

Their entrance song was “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, and their first dance was the timeless, “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green and their ending song was Con Te Partiro.

What a fun and exciting couple and although Giana isn’t that much into dancing, Mike was, and Giana joined him from time to time, while still visiting with all her guests.

Their video montage included a dedication to Giana’s dad, Bud, who had unfortunately passed away before seeing his daughter be married.  Here is that montage, with the dedication, in Giana’s own voice, at the beginning.

Eric & Amanda Pine – Granite Bay Golf Club

On May 1st, 2010, Eric & Amanda Pine held their wedding reception at Granite Bay Golf Club.  Eric & Amanda are both accomplished ballroom dancers and incorporated their dance skills into their grand entrance as well as their first dance.

Videography was provided by Premier Video and photography was Vida Mia Photography. 

This wedding was one of my favorites of the year, because there were so many personal touches, from the Personalized  Introductions, to Eric & Amanda’s Love Story entrance, their “first” first dance, including Eric taking photos of his guests during the standing ovation, which we then quickly edited and included in their video montage, as a surprise to the couple.  (Hey Eric, why do you think I had you use MY camera?)

It continued with a fun Be Our Guest presentation of lunch, some very funny toasts, including Jared, Amanda;s brother, who didn’t realize we would be playing a recording Amanda had given us as his “surprise toast, ” and fun and emotional tribute videos to Amanda’s Father and Eric’s late Mother. 

Heck, even their group photo was a blast, just prior to their running exit to their waiting car as Amanda tossed the bouquet back into the waiting crowd, just like a Hollywood movie.

See the highlights here!