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Santa Cruz, California


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.

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Just Won The BAPVA Film Competition | Caitlin & Matt's Wedding at The Hideout in Tahoe

Rose Sniatowski

Award winning wedding videographer

We are so excited to announce that Caitlin and Matt's film won the Bay Area Professional Videographers Association film competition!!!  It's such an honor to have this group of talented cinematographers choose our film for first place. 

The Hide Out is one of those hidden gems that you dream about. But this is no dream, it's a stunning spot tucked away in the Sierra Nevadas outside of South Lake Tahoe. The property spans 40 acres of pristine high mountain terrain. It is a truly lovely spot, and on this wedding day it was filled with the most gorgeous warm mountain light. Simply put, it was the perfect backdrop for Caitlin and Matt's wedding!

When Caitlin and Matt emailed us about being a part of their wedding, we were over the moon about it. We filmed Matt's sister's wedding years ago and could not wait to be a part of another milestone in their amazing family's journey.

Caitlin's impeccable design sense came shining  through, when she chose a dress that incorporated the work of two different designers, Berta with a Monique Lhuillier skirt. The outcome was one of the most beautiful dresses we have seen in years. The way it fit her was perfect, and the way the light played through it was to die for! 


We had such a fantastic time working with everyone at this wedding.  Caitlin, Matt, and their families and friends were so much fun, and the group of vendors brought together for this day were outstanding.  Heather and her team from All Set events were really fun to work with, and they made sure every part of this day came together perfectly.  Josh, from Josh Elliot Photography, was such a pleasure to work alongside all day. It's teamwork, like this group had, that makes it possible for us to create the films we do! We can't thank these guys and gals enough, you were all the best! To see the full list of this talented team, check out the vendor list below!

All images above are screen captures from Caitlin and Matt's film, you can find Josh's beautiful from this wedding on his website, Josh Elliot Photography

Venue:  The Hide Out, Event Planner:  Heather from All Set, Photography:  Josh from Josh Elliot Photography, Videography:  Ric & Rose from Grover Films, Flowers:  Karen and Karly from Verbena Florist, Hair & Makeup:  Molly from Beauty-Full by Molly, DJ: Raymond from Perfect Sounds DJ, Caterer:  Geri from Beth Sogaard Catering, Furniture Rentals: Cara and Rhonda from Forever Vintage Rentals, Printed Materials:  McKenzie from Paper Tie Affair, and Bakery:  Amanda from Paper Heart Patisserie, Dress: Berta and Monique Lhuillier

Featured on SMP | Stephanie and Sean’s Calistoga Ranch Wedding

Richard Grover

We are so excited that Stephanie and Sean's gourgious wedding at Calistoga Ranch was featured on SMP.  Their fall wedding had that perfect California weather and all the color of the season. The venue is simply lovely with its vineyards, views and beautiful grounds. Stephanie and Sean had their ceremony in a candle-lit wine cave decorated with pumpkins and pampas grass. Their cocktail hour and dinner took place during sunset by the vineyards. 

Here's a little advice Stephanie shared with Style Me Pretty:  

"Another golden piece of advice I was given and would absolutely pass on is to budget for a videographer. My wedding planner told me this, and boy am I glad she did. Oftentimes, brides budget for flowers, music and photos. A videographer becomes a “nice to have,” not a “need to have.” We went with Grover Films. Our wedding day was so surreal and overwhelming that I think most brides would agree that when you’re in the moment, it’s easy to miss a lot of the details of your wedding. Sean and I were so relieved to have a video to watch long after it was all over. It was incredible to see everything again – to go back in time and relive those moments – and it’s a different experience than simply looking at photos."

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Event Planning + Design: Bustle  | Videography:  Ric & Rose from Grover Films | Floral Design: Shotgun Floral Studio | Venue: Calistoga Ranch Resort | Bridal Boutique: Lovella Bridal | DJ + Lighting: Josh Dukes | Lounge Furniture: Rion Designs | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Table Top Rentals: Frances Lane

Kim & Jairo's Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding | Short Film

Richard Grover

With fields of lavender and rolling hills dappled with old oak trees, the sprawling grounds at Carmel Valley Ranch were the perfect backdrop for Kim and Jairo's wedding film. We knew their wedding was a perfect fit. From the moment we started talking to them about the film they wanted us to create, and their plans for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, we couldn't stop thinking about how fun it was going to be to create their film. 


"We love our video so much and Thank you so much! It is incredible and perfectly captured our wedding. Our friends are still talking about it! Even people who didn't come to our wedding have said they feel like they were there because of the video.  I shared it with my parents and I thought you'd like to hear my dad's response: 

"Now that our tears have dried on my laptop, I can tell you both your Mom and I loved your video and think that it completely captured that very magical day.  We’ve never seen the kind of artistry that is displayed in the video or a video that was so perfect in how it told your story and conveyed the joy that was shared by everyone.  The only thing that is better is having been a part of that day and we will forever be grateful to you both for making that happen.

… Mom needs a few more minutes and then we are going to watch it again!"

Thanks to you once again for giving us this phenomenal gift that we will enjoy for the rest of our lives!"



We feel so lucky to have been a part of Kim and Jairo's wedding and get to work with such an incredible team of talented vendors.  Every one of them brought their A+ game in order to capture and bring this gorgeous day together.  Our friends Carlie and Gabe from Carlie Statsky Photography, Amy from Amy Byrd Weddings and Darcy and Laurie from Seascape Flowers, among others, were such a pleasure to work with. We could not have made this film without them. To see the rest of this talented team check out the vendor list below!



Venue:  Carmel Valley Ranch, Event Planner:  Amy from Amy Byrd Weddings, Photography:  Carlie and Gabe from Carlie Statsky Photography, Videography:  Ric & Rose from Grover Films, Flowers:  Darcy and Laurie from Seascape Flowers, Hair & Makeup:  Jennifer "JD" from StatoSalon, DJ: Marty from AV Solutions, Officiant:  Reverend Rich, Musicians: Notorious from Jay Siegan Productions, Rentals:  Britney from Chic Events, and Bakery:  Paul from Freedom Bakery and Confections

Francis and Randi's Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding | Short Film

Richard Grover

What can I say, I adore these two. From the first time we met Randi and Francis we knew they were perfect together and that it was going to be a joy to take part in capturing their wedding. The two of them are so sweet and full of love for each other and the people in their lives. Not to mention, they are hilarious and an absolute blast to be around. 

Their first sight has to be one of the most touching I have had the pleasure of filming.  Even after working on their film for weeks, watching it countless times, I still can't make it though with out tearing up. The love between these two is so heartfelt and genuine it's contagious. 

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"This is incredible and better than anything we could have ever dreamed or imagined. We just watched it twice in a row and sobbed both times. (You were right- should have grabbed the tissues!) We didn't want it to end! Thank you for capturing who we are and our wedding day so perfectly. It is magical. We are so touched and honestly, completely speechless.Thank you a MILLION times over."

~Francis & Randi 

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Thomas Fogarty Winery is a stunning venue, and this day with its blustery weather and drifts of fog turned out to be no exception. The weather was dramatic and it made for a day that was exactly what it was meant to be; it was a day focused on love, family, friends. It was a beautiful celebration of the commitment these two amazing people have to one another. We are so happy that we could be a part of it.

Venue:  Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards, Photography:  Brent with Brent Holland Studios, Videographer: Grover films, DJ: Mike with big fun, Catering: Continental Caterers

Jinah & Richard's Wedding at Willow Heights Mansion | Short Film

Richard Grover

Jinah and Richard got married at the beautiful Willow Heights Mansion.  This picturesque spot, surrounded by rolling hills, was the perfect place for this celebration of love. Working with these two fun loving people and their family and friends was such a blast. We love the way all the little details and moments came together as we told their story in this film. As you can see, the day had just the right mix of touching moments and crazy fun.  

And, if you just can't get enough of this lovely couple, be sure to check out the sampling of beautiful photographs from Gavin Farrington Photography below. 

One of our favorite moments on this day was the gift exchange. Jinah and Richard set aside a couple of extra minutes in the morning to read the cards they wrote to each other and I just love what it adds to their film! 

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On this beautiful day we had the pleasure of working alongside Gavin (of Gavin Farrington photography). He has a style of photography that focuses on documenting the day, rarely posing anything, yet capturing everything. Gavin and his second shooter, Susanna, were absolutely fantastic to work with. And their photos? Beautiful. You can find more of his photography here

Jinah & Richard also had their band, The Digs, flown in from Canada! These guys were a blast, check them out.

To find out more about the rest of the team that made this day possible, see the list of vendors below. 

Venue & Catering: Willow Heights Mansion, Photography: Gavin Farrington PhotographyFlorals: Deluxe Design DecorVideography: Ric & Rose, Grover FilmsGown: Modern Trousseau from Haute BrideBand: The Digs

Thi & Erich's Wedding at Radonich Ranch | Highlights Film

Richard Grover

Thi and Erich's big day was everything we love about wedding celebrations.  It had it all, an amazing couple, a beautiful natural setting, a big group of fantastic people and a whole lot of love. If that wasn't enough, their vows were some of the best we have ever heard and Thi's Dad gave an unforgettably touching toast. This day was perfection! 

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Venue:  Radonich Ranch, Videographer:  Grover Films, DJ/Band:  LMNtree, Photographer:  Bling Focus Photography