What is The Wedding University?

The inaugural Wedding University took place on Sunday, February 8, 2009. We were filled to capacity with enthusiastic couples eager to learn the many aspects of wedding planning. From 11am-5pm, our students rotated between classes to learn about wedding design, wedding logistics, photography, beauty, and other important topics. In addition, they sampled amazing food from a sushi bar to a prime rib station to an elaborate dessert buffet--all from the creative culinary team at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. An extraordinary decor room that featured 4 very distinct styles was the perfect inspiration for couples to brainstorm on their own wedding style! There were absolutely no 'selling' going on at our event, as compared to the conventional wedding fairs. It was truly one of a kind, classy, and fun event. At the end of the day, one lucky couple won the grand prize--a 3 night stay at one of 3 Four Seasons Resort, including Lanai and Bora Bora.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teaser #1: To Have or Not to Have....a Professional Videographer!

The Wedding University promises to be full of valuable information for brides and grooms planning their wedding. It is not a tactic to 'sell' at all, but rather provide you with the RIGHT information so that you can make wise decisions on your own.

This blog will feature many of the Professors for the Wedding University, with a little teaser to introduce you to the topic that they will be speaking on. Here is our first one!

Introducing...Chuck and Jewel Savadelis of Savadelis Films


Chuck was immediate Past President of the Bay Area Professional Videographers Association (BAPVA)


-Selected for Grace Ormonde's Wedding Style Magazine Platinum List

-Recommended by Style Me Pretty, Here Comes the Guide, The Flirty Guide, By Recommendation Only and Daily Candy's Wedding Guide

-On Many Preferred Lists Including Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, St Regis, Julia Morgan Ballroom, Meadowood, Ralston Hall Mansion, and many more

-First to deliver weddings on an iPod, first to broadcast weddings live over the internet without a direct internet connection, first to record wedding in true surround sound, among the first to film in high definition.


-BAPVA Videographer of the Year

-WEVA Gold Creative Excellence Award

-3 "Telly" Awards

-Aegis Award

-Communicator Award

-Ball and Chain Award for Funniest Wedding Movie

-Judge, EMPixx Awards

-Spirit of NACE Award


-Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine

-Northern California Brides Magazine


-Featured in Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding by Joyce Scardina Becker

-Here Comes the Guide Blog

-The Flirty Guide Blog

-By Recommendation Only Blog

-Events by Evonne Blog

-Wedding Planning Audiocast (coming soon)


-Filmed pilot for TV show, including an interview with Maya Angelou

-Chuck was a freelance fashion and commercial photographer before becoming a cinematographer and photographed 3 U.S. Presidents

-Jewel was a marketing executive for high tech companies; while Director of Marketing at Atari, she launched Pac Man

-Chuck and Jewel own a pet tortoise named Gromit who is currently hibernating

A question that often comes up is 'Should we hire a professional videographer?' Some people tend to believe that videotaping a wedding is a simple task that can be done by a friend or relative. To help answer that question, here are two short clips comparing the audio and video from an amateur to a professional's work. Take a look, and then you decide whether or not you would like to hire a professional videographer to capture one of the most important and significant days of your lives!

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