So, this wedding kind of pushed me to decide that it was time to write a blog post.
When Lava first emailed me in regards to filming her wedding, I had to say no. I was already filming a wedding near Brisbane the night before and her wedding, although in the same state, was over a thousand kilometers away.
This bride would not be deterred by this however and emailed me straight back with a flight itinerary from Brisbane that had us arriving in the Whitsundays with just enough sleep so that we didn’t crash the car from the airport.
I am so glad that Lava didn’t give up because this was such a fun and amazingly beautiful wedding to capture!
When you spend more than one day with a group of people you really feel like you start to know them, even through a third person perspective of a camera lens. I don’t mean so much the couple themselves, but the family members who you are not always interacting with. You learn how they fit in and who the are without so much as even talking to them. They are characters in a film that has not been made yet, we didn’t write the story, they did. We merely produced it and edited it.
This is what I love about what we do. We can make a beautiful film like Dan & Lava’s with out interfering at all. We don’t tell them what to say or do, we let their interactions tell the story.
After day one’s Hindu Wedding in Sydney, we were of to The Whitsundays for day two.
When we arrived at Villa Botanica for the Ceremony we could see straight away why they picked this venue. There were so many attractions on the grounds, from the tropical ceremony area that overlooked the ocean, to the Dragons mouth doors that led you into the reception and the Cactarium. That’s right, they have a cactus garden they call the Cactarium!
Later in the evening at the reception little Nicky busted out a dope tune on the Mic!
I have had this song stuck in my head ever since I started editing this video:)
We were lucky enough to spend another day in the Whitsundays where we could relax and catch up with Dan & Lava post wedding.
In the afternoon Eric and myself were casually chatting on the balcony of our apartment when we were set upon by a gang of hungry Cockatoos!
I am really glad we got to meet Dan & Lava and I am so thrilled they decided to take us to the Whitsundays to capture their Wedding for them. It really was a beautiful place and I hope we get to go back there one day.
The Wedding venue also released a blog, check out the Villa Botanica Blog Post