The rolling hills, gentle breezes and sloping lines of vineyards that envelop Temecula create a beautiful backdrop for a wedding, but all of that grandeur took a backseat to the intricacies that made Danielle and Sammer’s wedding on June 13 so special.

They’re a couple who is all about the details: the flowers, little cards and notes, homemade desserts, customized rose gold and Damascus steel (lined with rose gold) rings, ceremonial sand from their respective cultures  — every little aspect of the wedding was layered in symbolism unique to the couple. That’s one of the reasons we couldn’t wait to sift through all the footage from their day; there were so many stories and laughs shared that the hardest part was just picking which ones to show.

Danielle and Sammer truly are perfect for each other, right down to the last detail on their rose gold wedding rings. We know our friends have a wonderful life ahead of them after a day that they (and we) will certainly never forget. We hope you enjoy this glimpse of June 13; we’re hard at work on the full feature and we can’t wait to share it with you soon.


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Alright, back to work America. Is it Friday yet?

We had a fun time this weekend getting out to enjoy our beautiful country’s festivities. Here’s a few of our favorite shots from the weekend, Ben jumped behind the lens to capture some of Jackson Hole’s brilliant fireworks display. They were too good not to share.

But like you, we’re back at it in the office now. We have some big projects we’re working on and can’t wait to share them with you in the near future. Look for the goodies here on our blog as well as Facebook and Instagram.

Hope you’re 4th was as dynamite — see what we did there — as ours was. Stay tuned for more good stuff. Here’s to another great one, America.


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There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing good things happen to good people. That’s why we were so excited to find out that LoveLuxeLife just featured one of our favorite couples’ special day – Leslie and Grant.  LoveLuxeLife is a fantastic lifestyle site featuring the very best of wedding and events, so we treat it as an honor to have been a part of such a well-planned and beautiful day. Be sure to check out the post (click linked image below); it highlights some of the incredible details that made the day so special.




What we love most about Grant and Leslie is that they are passionate. Passionate about their careers, passionate about the details and timing of their wedding, passionate when they tell jokes, passionate about the  family surrounding them, and passionate about one another. So passionate in fact, that they struggled endlessly to keep it together during their vows, but let’s be honest. . . . that’s what it’s all about, right?  Here it is in all it’s glory, Leslie and Grant’s full feature film:

A HUGE shout out to Danny Farrell from NYC DJ’s for his help in making the presentation go off without a hitch at the reception and another nod to Josh Elliot from Josh Elliott Photography for being so much fun to work with!

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a good story.  That’s what makes a day like Cayla and Chad’s so incredibly special for us, and we couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of it.

Pelican Hill is truly one of those slices of paradise in Orange County. Perched some 300 feet above Newport Beach on a 500-acre mediterranean-inspired landscape beset with century-old olive trees, the resort offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline.  It was to this gorgeous resort that Chad invited then-girlfriend Cayla to a weekend getaway in December 2013.  He’d arranged the weekend stay at the villa, limousine rides, candlelit dinners — all the romantic necessities were in place.  Way to go Chad.  Cayla had a feeling the question was coming that weekend — Chad had asked for her ring size several weeks before— but still admits the moment caught her by surprise.

The pair were standing beneath the arching rotunda — Cayla snapping photos of the sunset over Catalina— when Chad asked Cayla to turn around for a moment. There he knelt on one knee, ring outstretched.  The photographer he’d hired to hide in the bushes crouched nearby, not-so-subtly capturing the surprise and beauty of the moment (again, way to go Chad).  Cayla, after overcoming the initial shock, of course said yes.  So nervous and excited were the couple-to-be that evening that neither of the self-proclaimed foodies were able to eat.  That says something.

That incredible evening, setting and really the entire weekend were all so fittingly perfect of the fun and loving couple that Chad and Cayla are.  That’s why we were thrilled to find that 18 months later, Chad and Cayla decided to return to the same spot to begin their life together as Mr. and Mrs. Kurthy.

As the day approached, there was growing concern that the intermittent showers passing through Southern California would put a damper on an otherwise beautiful day.  Downpours ensued the night before.  Umbrellas were ordered as a backup plan.  The day arrived with clouds and intermittent morning showers.  But the clouds cleared and the sun shone through as Cayla and Chad said their vows beneath the very same rotunda Chad had proposed at a year and a half ago.

We’d like to echo the remark so eloquently put by the officiant during the ceremony:

“They started this journey in December 2013 and its a great thrill to share this special moment with them at the very place where this journey began.”



We have a confession. Last year amidst one of the craziest stretches of projects our studio has seen we made an exciting new hire and DIDN’T TELL ANYONE. And you know what? So seamless was his transition into the fold of our little studio that we kind of forgot. Or we didn’t and liked to think of him as our secret weapon. He’s the tool no one knew we had. The mystery ingredient that you don’t know is there. It’s like we had an extra pair of gloves the whole time.

But we couldn’t keep him to ourselves forever.

We’re excited to announce the newest member of Threaded Films, Matt Hanlon.  Matt is a spry, 23-year old ball of creative energy who left the Orange County Register last year where he worked as a sports writer to join us in the video world.  The Northern California native (we don’t hold that against him) fits in well as he shares our passion for storytelling, good humor and of course ice hockey.  Rumors that he was offered a job after a well-placed pass to Steve in a beer league victory last fall are unconfirmed.




World, say hello to Matt.  Matt, world.  We expect big things from him, and look forward to watching the budding cinematographer blossom into a talented professional over the years.  We hope he’ll gradually grow out of his bad pun phase.  Don’t tell him we said this, but we’re incredibly excited about the addition of Matt to our team; he’ll help us to continue our growth as a studio and enable us to tackle even more fun projects.  We’re incredibly excited about what the future holds for Threaded Films and hope you are too.


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