David + Jordan

F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design

I had the distinct pleasure and honor of filming David Merkow and Jordan Scher’s Wedding day.

The wedding ceremony was a beautiful Jewish Wedding at the Bently Reserve.

The day started at the The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco with her photographer Clane Gessel.

Duncan Reyes of F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design who was their event planner for the day executed a flawless day while we captured

all the decor at the Bently Reserve for the wedding and reception as you will see in the movie.

Event Planner | F. Duncan Reyes – Events by Design

Bridesmaids’ Dresses  |  Monique Lhuillier

Cake  |  Gabrielle Feuersinger – Cake Coquette

Cake Pops  |  Lauren Martin – Sweet Lauren Cakes

Catering  |  Jane Hammond, Ceanna Stephens, Naomi Ages – Jane Hammond Events

Choreography  |  Cynthia Glinka

Shriver Chair Rentals  |  Beverly Yip – Especially Yours Chair Covers & Rentals

Entertainment (12-Piece Band)  |  Dick Bright – Dick Bright & His Orchestra

Entertainment (DJ)  |  Jason Mitchell – Gatsby Entertainment

Entertainment (String Quartet)  |  Su Buchignani – Golden Gate String Quartet

Floral Design  |  Jeeryn Dang – Tanjeeryn Designs

Hair & Make-Up  |  Sherrie Long

Honeymoon Travel Agency  |  Amy Tam – Planet Hoppers

Hotel Accommodations (Wedding)  |  Stephanie Otter – The Fairmont San Francisco

Hotel Accommodations (Honeymoon)  |  The Resort at Pedregal

Jewelry (Engagement & Wedding)  |  Douglas Jeweler

Jewelry (Bride’s)  |  Family Heirlooms

Ketubah  |  Alexandra Mink

Lighting Design & Drapery  |  Michael Kuhlmann – Got Light?

Men’s Grooming Services  |  Julie Moore

Officiant  |  Carolyn Sorensen Balling (Aunt of the Bride)

Photography  |  Clane Gessel, Alex Lexson, Danielle Barnum and Marie Normandin – Clane Gessel Photography

Post-Wedding Brunch  |  Stephanie Otter – The Fairmont San Francisco

Specialty Linens & Napkins  |  Diana Cardenas – Napa Valley Linens

Tablescape Rentals & Specialty Linens  |  Mindy Roark-Aldridge and Nicole D’Andrea – Classic Party Rentals San Francisco

Transportation (For the Welcome Reception)  |  Jennifer Jaciw and Aisha Best – Lone Star Transportation

Transportation (For the Wedding Party & Families)  |  Jeff Thorpe – Classic Cable Car Charters

Transportation (For the Bride & Groom)  |  Carl Payne – Carl Payne Rolls Royces

Tuxedo Rentals & Sales  |  Michael Davenport – Black Tie Tuxedos

Tuxedo (Groom’s)  |  Hugo Boss

Venue (Rehearsal Dinner)  |  Casey Hunt – Waterbar

Venue (Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Reception and Dinner/Dance)  |  Jim Bruels and Diane Lo – The Bently Reserve

Videography  |  David Ethridge = AVR Films

Wedding Invitations  |  Paper on Pine

Wedding “Day Of” Stationeries  |  Mercurio Brothers Printing

Wedding Gown Design & Veil  |  Mark Zunino

Wedding Shoes (Bride)  |  Manolo Blanik

Wedding Website  |  Riley and Grey


Scott + Hilary

They are getting married today!


Brian MacStay and I teamed up for Hilary and Scott’s wedding plans to give her, her wedding day.

You see, Hilary has worked all her life as a Wedding and Event manager for many other brides.

It was our honor to give her, her dream wedding day.

The talented list of Hilary helpers for the day included:

Brian MacStay Photography

Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Ent. Group

Flowers by Edgar & Argie

Ainsley House in Campbell

Villa Ragusa in Campbell

Yen & Ivy

Engagement Video

San Francisco



Happy Wedding day!

Brian and I have been honored to film and shoot

many engagement couples together for a bride who wants

the ultimate experience for an intimate day with her favorite


Dont hesitate to contact

Brian MacStay Photography


AVR Films


Get your do up by Armando 

for your ultimate A Team for the most important

day of your life, your wedding day.

David Ethridge

AVR Films

Nick & Lindsey

The Movie: The Notebook Theme Wedding

It’s really neat to work with a venue wedding manager and watching all the weddings

Lindsey had done for many brides to give them their wedding day.

Today is Lindseys wedding day, her day to be a bride at The Palmdale Estates in Fremont.

And I was her choice to film the greatest day in her life.

So honored Lindsey

Rich & Kelly


Rustic Medical Theme

By Asiel Design

Happy Anniversary Rich & Kelly!

It was a hot day in May at the Holman Ranch wedding venue

but, perfectly all blooming in color and freshness.

This is my wedding Anniversary gift Rich & Kelly.

A Blu-ray Menu Technology online backed up by the

same servers as Amazon.com and its a free account with

AVR Films

No Disks, no thumb drives or hard drives to worry about

and off site accessibility anytime via internet.

This awesome days A-Team was:

Sarah Ward Events

Orbie Pullen Photography

AVR Films

Asiel Design

AVR Films is one of the 1st companies in the San Francisco Bay Area

to offer wedding Blu-ray Quality movie menus online.

(Go ahead and select BONUS FEATURES for fun)

You now can preserve your wedding movie for good on servers

that are even used by  www.Amazon.com.

HD Blu-ray Quality 1920 x 1080p,

Couples can Share the movie to a variety means online,
Download a movie,
Play the menu on your smart phone and iPads,
PC or Mac,


on  your 80 inch display on your wall via Apple TV.

Bluray disks, DVD Disks, Hard drives, Thumb drives will
all loose their content eventually.


All my tapes from the 80’s now have nothing on them
of my kids growing up.
Super bummed.


Now the iCloud allows us to upload your HD movie,
create a menu with the Trailer,
Feature Film and Bonus Features like Full Ceremony
and Full Toasts, Performances, etc.

Check out the BONUS FEATURES too above.

Totally interactive movie and menu experience for the wow factor.

Special Thanks for our Photographer who shot this wedding with us,


for his amazing imagery for our menu.


Mitchell Ethridge & Carlee Weston went to their special park in Los Gatos 
where Mitchell, my son, wanted to propose there for all its dating memories.
I love to film wedding proposals because they are so special.
 To witness one is just one of the biggest days in my life.

I love it when she says: "Is something happening?" as Mitchell reaches into 
his pocket and he has a smooth recover "No, do you want any gum" ha ha.

Especially when its my own son's proposal to Carlee who we so love so much
and her entire family we got to know at our families lake house last year.
2015 will be a very special year for the Ethridge's and Weston's.
Cheers Mitch and Carlee!


One of the most FUN & COLORFUL weddings on my list.
NFL Safety Thomas DeCoud and Edwina Inocencio fabulous wedding event designed 
and executed perfectly by the prestigious F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design.
Photography was by Brook & Alisha Todd for a sample of their photos below.
The black and white couture hotel in the heart of Berkeley California was the epic spot
for our filming of two families coming together for a crazy good wedding day.
Thomas + Edwina
All music is licensed by SongFreedom.

Alisha Brook Todd Photography


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AVR Films Crew:
David Ethridge
Creative Director/Cameramen/Editor
3 additional Cameramen
3 Canon 5DM2's
3 Canon 7D's
Kessler Dollys
Kessler Crane
Skate Cam
Olympus + Zoom Audio Recorders


I  love filming weddings all over the states and Nebraska was awesome.
Green corn fields as far as you could see with old vintage barns and York Town full of history.
The bride had her aunt's empty victorian house with either the girls getting
hair and makeup on or just a cool room for hanging a couple dresses for the shoot.
We loved filming this charming event with BRIAN MACSTAY PHOTOGRAPHY and both of our crews
for what turned out to be one of my favorite wedding maid of honor toasts here:

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This wedding was filmed with the following equipment:
 Canon C100
 2 Canon 5DM3
2 Canon 7D
 Steadicam HD2000
Rhino Slider dollys

 Olympus D520/Z00m H4n Audio Recorders
 50mm f1.2
 100mm Macro