May 30th, 2009

We all want to be Rachel Hollis

a clip from CLCV event honoring Al Gore & the filmmakers of An Inconenient Truth

a clip from CLCV event honoring Al Gore & the filmmakers of An Inconvenient Truth

I’m thinking about the looping connections we end up making from person to person, the six degrees, etc… I was hanging out in NY with one of my favorite people, the hilarious, brilliant, and supremely effusive Ben Famiglietti. Ben started interrogating me about my wedding movie business, and began insisting that I absolutely must meet his friend Rachel Hollis, who had started a new event planning firm in Los Angeles called Chic Events. So on my next trip out to L.A. I connected with Rachel over coffee and totally fell in love with her. Really, I wanted to BE her. She’s a total power-house. She was 27 yrs old at the time, had an amazing new company, more moxie and business acumen than anyone I’d ever met, was married to a fabulous guy and pregnant with her first child. Shall we say, OverAchiever? Rachel immediately brought me on to film an event she was coordinating in Los Angeles, for the California League of Conservation Voters, honoring Al Gore and the filmmakers of An Inconvenient Truth. The worlds of documentary film and political activism colliding together in that room on that night were particularly magical…

a clip from Max & Victoria's Santa Monica wedding

a clip from Max & Victoria’s Santa Monica wedding

Several months later, I flew back out to Los Angeles to work with Rachel and the Chic Events ladies…and with uber-talented California photographer Susan Bordelon on the wedding of Victoria and Max Collins, at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. You may have heard Max on the radio with his former band, Eve 6.


a still from Max and Victoria’s wedding

a clip from the wedding of Victoria & Max Collins