So I figured it was time for another blog post, seeing as though I never write them!
I wanted to write this one for a number of reasons….
First of all, I think this video is a great example of how it is the couples in the film that ultimately make up the story. I often tell couples that the difference between what makes a good Wedding Video and a great video is you. It is easy to compile a bunch of pretty images like a film clip, but it is much harder to tell a story. As film makers we can only capture what happens in front of us, we are not interfering and everything is unscripted. Elie and Angela’s Wedding Video is a great example of how we aim to show our couples as more than just a Bride and a Groom… we peel back a layer and start to know their story as individuals.
This day started like any other, not knowing what was going to unfold. Elie was of a Lebanese background and Angela a Chinese background, so I was curious as to how the day would pan out. I had met the couple some weeks before and knew that it would not be a traditional Lebanese or Chinese affair.
Both Elie and Angela were so friendly and down to earth, Angela although the Bride, would not be waited on as she worked away all morning, getting things ready, putting out food AND I think she even did her own makeup!
Elie played an amazing piece of music at his house in the morning on the piano, and although we didn’t know it at the time, this is what would become the motif for the film.
For our location shoot we went to Sydney University. Sydney Uni was an integral part of the story as this is where Elie and Angela first met many years ago. It is the little things like this that add extra meaning to the story for the couple, even if sometimes the viewer might not be aware of it.
The Ceremony was at Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley and the Wedding Reception was in one of the more intimate rooms of Curzon Hall in Marsfield.
This wedding was a treat to edit, the speeches were all very heartfelt and by the time the first dance started I could already see how all the pieces would fit together to make their story.