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Santa Cruz, California
USA

831.331.7360

We're Ric & Rose, of Grover Films. Based in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area & the Monterey Bay Area, in Santa Cruz, the we specialize in artistically filmed & edited cinematic wedding films. We do our best to do more than just document each wedding; for every couple we create a unique piece of art to tell their story. We LOVE destination weddings, and out door weddings in places like Napa California and Nestldown in the Los Gatos Mountains.

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We're Ric & Rose, of Grover Films. Based in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area & the Monterey Bay Area, in Santa Cruz, the two of us specialize in artistically filmed & edited cinematic wedding films. We do our best to do more than just document each wedding; for every couple we create a unique piece of art to tell their story. We LOVE destination weddings, and out door weddings in places like Napa California and Nestldown in the Los Gatos Mountains.

Award Winning Film Featured on Green Wedding Shoes ~ Betty & Jonathan's Sequoia Retreat Center Wedding

Richard Grover

Betty and Jonathan's film won first place at the 2017 BAPVA film competition! And was featured on Green Wedding Shoes today! 

Betty and Jonathan planned a wedding in the woods surrounded with their closest family and friends from across the country. They fell in love with the Sequoia Retreat Center's stunning redwood amphitheater, where they held their ceremony. And as we got to know them, we fell in love with the sweet romance between them and the relaxed way they embraced their wedding day. It was picture perfect in every way. 

For their film they wanted the forest setting and the beauty of the nature all around them to shine through. With the focus on the two of them, and their love, they were looking for a film that would flow in a way that would incorporate bits of their vows and loved ones' speeches. When it came to music, they gave us free rein, and we are so glad they did. What we found for them turned out to be a bit different, as you may have noticed. We listened to countless songs in choosing the perfect one for them. We wanted the song to fit them and their special day. We were over-the-moon when they loved the music we chose as much as we did! You can hear from them, in their own words, how they felt about us, and their film, below. 

Thank you both so much for capturing our special day. We couldn’t be more excited to see what you produce for us and we have no doubt that it will be amazing.

We both also appreciate how nice and personable you both are, which made us feel very comfortable around you. You both always had a big smile on and were in good spirits about being there, even when it got cold outside. We feel that you both went above and beyond our expectations, and we’re so grateful that we found you.

I have to give a special thanks to Rose for the pep talk she gave me before the first look, which definitely made me feel less nervous, and I know Betty was very appreciative of Rose’s help every time she needed to grab her dress on our field trip through the woods.
— Jonathan
Amazing! You captured the beauty and essence of our wedding perfectly. From the cinematography, to the creative editing and music choice. Just perfect. We are beyond happy.

This will be playing on loop on every device we own for a long, long time. Thank you so much. You are true artists with a wonderful gift.
— Jonathan
Hope you’re both doing so well! I know Jonathan already emailed you to say how much we love the highlights film... But I wanted to get in touch as well, to express my gratitude for your beautiful work!! The film seriously BLEW us away!!! It’s perfect … and btw, you also nailed it with the choice of music… it’s exactly our style :) Thank you SO much for all your hard work. It was such a pleasure to have you there on our big day, and you’ve provided us with a gem that will always remind us of those wonderful memories. THANK YOU!! You guys are the best!! <3
— Betty

We also have to mention the incredible team of vendors these two brought together to create and capture their wedding. Everyone was a dream to work with. Jakob from Nordica Photography has an impeccable eye for light and was a fantastic collaborator. He was up for anything, and shared our vision for capturing these two in the stunning setting they picked for their big day. Jessica from Art & Soul Events did a fantastic job coordinating this day! She is based in LA, but you would never know it, she seamlessly brought this outdoor forest wedding to life, like she had worked in the woods a million times. To check out the rest of their outstanding vendors, see the full list below. 

Please note that all images in this blog are screen captures from the film, to see the professional photos check out Jakob's exceptional work at Nordica Photography. You can also find this beautiful wedding on Green Wedding Shoes


Venue:  Sequoia Retreat Center | Photographer: Jakob Granqvist , Nordica Photography | Videographer: Grover Films | DJ/Band: Charith Premawardhana, Classical Revolution | Coordinator: Jessica Carrillo, Art & Soul Events  | Catering:  Sequoia Retreat Center | Florist: Susie Nadler, Flora Grubb Gardens | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Groom's Attire: Ted Baker | Makeup& Hair Stylist: Jess Wilcox | Rentals: Williams Party Rentals | Cake/Desserts: Jasmine de Lung, Jasmine Rae Bakery | Calligraphy: Taby Eaton Calligraphy | Shoes: Jimmy Choo


Tierney & Mike’s Nestldown Wedding | Highlights Film

Richard Grover

Living in New York, Tierney and Mike wanted a destination wedding surrounded in all the natural beauty California has to offer. With all of their most beloved family and friends coming out from NJ they couldn't wait to spend the day and night with everyone. 

Nestldown is tucked in the mountains just outside of Silicon Valley, close to San Francisco, and it was perfect for their intimate fairy tale wedding. The outdoor ceremony space encircled by towering redwoods created an incredible spot to tie the knot. They held cocktail hour and dinner outside on the lawns bordered by one of the orchards and the lovely koi pond. Guests then gathered in the cozy barn to toast and dance into the night. 

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"Tears of joy streaming! We are so touched by the thought and time you put into our videos. We really love them. Thank you SO MUCH for this and for spending the most magical evening with us capturing our most precious moments. So much love to you Both!"

~Tierney & Mike


Venue: Nestldown | Photographer: Danielle Gillett Photography | Videographer: Grover Films | DJ/Band: Big Fun DJ | Coordinator: Nestldown | Catering:  Toast | Florist: APIS Florals | Dress: Hayley Paige | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Makeup& Hair Stylist: Nora Arechiga, Dream Catcher Artistry | Cake/Desserts: Edith Meyer, Edith Meyer Cakes | Butterfly Release: Swallowtail Farms, Inc

 

 

Grover Films Won The Bay Area Wedding Videographer of the Year Award!

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Wedding Videographer of the Year Award

We are so honored to have won the Bay Area Videographer Association (BAPVA) award for the Best Event Videographer of the year!! It's a huge privilege to be selected by fellow filmmakers for this award. Every film submitted is judged from a professional standpoint. They look for skilled storytelling, excellent audio quality, and beautiful cinematography that is both consistent and compelling. This group constantly pushes us to be our best; they help us hone our skills and encourage us to push our limits as filmmakers. We could not be happier to have been chosen by such a talented group of cinematographers as the Bay Areas best!

Below you can watch some of our recent award winning films. 


Nikki & Chris’s Gardener Ranch Wedding | Highlights Film

Richard Grover

Nikki and Chris wanted to start the rest of their lives together with all of their closest and most beloved friends and family in one place. They wanted everyone to be able to celebrate their love, mingle, laugh and dance together into the night. With the help of Coastside Couture, they found Gardener Ranch in Carmel Valley. It had the perfect combination of elegance and rustic charm for their celebration. 

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We had the pleasure of filming this wedding alongside the incredibly talented photography team from Sun and Life.  Dorianna and Jeff are perfection to work with. They are amazing photographers, super fun, and always up for creative collaboration. We adore them! So be sure to check out their photos from this wedding on their website, you will be so glad you did! 

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Venue: Gardener Ranch | Photographer: Sun + Life Photography | Videographer: Grover Films | DJ/Band: Lucky Devils Band | Coordinator:  | Catering:  Aqua Terra | Florist: Laughin' Gal Floral | Makeup& Hair Stylist: Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co. | Cake/Desserts: Smitten Ice Cream | Rental Company: Chic Event Rentals