A wedding videography highlights film we made for the wedding of Derek & Pearl at Capella Singapore. Derek & Pearl had known each other for 4 years and during this course of relationship, they are apart from each other geographically most of the time due to work arrangements. To have so many guests (more than 90%) specially flew in from overseas for their wedding speaks of the kind of love, friendships, bonds and supports they had for both Derek and Pearl when they are away from each other. And it is the kind of love that the relationship of both Derek and pearl is built upon.
During all these years of doing wedding videography and photography, we’ve come across much cross-cultural weddings. A cross-cultural wedding is interesting with its unique touch to portray different customs. It shows that love has no boundaries. Jeremy is a local Chinese with a Taiwanese mum and Joanne is an Eurasian with an Eurasian dad and Filipino mum. For Jeremy, there is the tea ceremony where the couple pays respects to the seniors by serving tea and receive red packets in return. Whereas for Joanne, they have a family party where family members and relatives have wines, cakes, toasting and loads of well wishes for the bride who is leaving the house for the last time as a single. The blending of the 2 cultures gives a unique taste to this beautiful wedding that we have the pleasure of filming.
During the wedding preparation stage, we didn’t have a chance to meet Vinnie and Nicole as they are both based in the States. It was only until a week before the wedding day that we finally had the chance to meet and to know this lovely couple more in-depth and to discuss the wedding videography approach. Nicole has a very capable mum who plays the one-time wedding planner and everyone knew that she was instrumental in the success of the wedding.
The day started later than what we usually film and having the absence of gate-crashing games enables us to focus more on the story flow presentation as the day unfolds itself naturally.
Nicole was the kind of bride that we always love to capture. Never worried about how things will turn out, and always full of smiles.
After meeting Vinnie and Nicole and getting to know their personalities and the wedding day, we knew that we want to approach this film with a slow soundtrack and edit it in a heart warming fashion with a good dose of dialogues which is a good representation of their characters.
Just like our previous couple Vinnie & Nicole, Rahul & Jaslyn are based in US and only flown in day before their wedding. They had a 3 days wedding celebration with the first day being Sangeet party held at Barnacles, Sentosa. Lots of energy, emotion and tradition was present and the highlights of the night for us to experience the Jago ceremony. For those of you who don’t know, Jago ceremony takes place the day before the wedding on the mehndi night or Sangeet night. The Jago is a bright, decorated, colorful steel jug that has candles in it. The word Jago means “Wake up” and gets everyone in the mood for what’s to come. The Jago ceremony starts with the aunt colorfully dressed in a traditional Punjabi Ghaghara and with her dancing with the pot on her head. The pot is then passed around the rest of the family and friends where they take their turn in the Jago alongside everyone else.
On the 2nd day we had the Mehndi ceremony where professional mehndi artist or a relative applies mehndi to the bride’s hands and feet. The designs are very intricate and often hidden within the mehndi pattern are the name or initials of the groom.
We had great fun filming Rahul & Jaslyn’s wedding and could really feel the great energy and tradition within it.
A lovely wedding videography filmed at Rasa Sentosa Singapore. We are blessed with great weather and atmosphere. A food carnival filled with tasty traditional food was set up at the ceremony venue and is a great way to pamper the guests’ stomach prior to the dinner. Janice is a doctor by profession and Desmond decided to give her a surprise by appearing in patient outfit for the morning games. You can see the huge surprises on the sisters’ faces. During dinner banquet, Janice returned the surprise with a song dedication to Desmond. It is all these surprises that couples give to each other during the wedding day makes it ever so memorable and personalised.
Special thanks to Patrick from Avion 360 for the amazing aerial footages taken during the ceremony. Ceremony held at Rasa Sentosa always looks good but to be complemented by aerial angle brings it further north.
Name of groom? Jamie. Name of bride? Jamie too! We couldn’t imagine the laughter both of them had when they first knew each other. How do their families and friends call and differentiate them? They call them Jamie boy or Jamie girl. Easy peasy!
This has got to be one of the most touching and memorable wedding videography film we have filmed this year and when we were watching and capturing their vows, we knew this wedding film was going to be something special. Before the wedding day arrives, Jamie boy & girl told us in details about the setups and plans they had for their wedding day and this enables us to capture moments that were not only important to Jamie boy & girl but also revealed how the small details that went into the wedding all came together – from their dating photos being set-up as a display, to the balloons and black and white paper cupboard rabbits that were placed all around the church lawn.
A lovely wedding videography film which we had great fun filming. I have to admit that locally it’s rare to have the bride do up her makeup in a salon instead of her home. The day starts at around 6am and after the makeup, we went back to Hannah’s apartment (across the road) for the rest of the preparation. It was a good day filled with great weather and sunlight which gave much energy to the day and is a good representation of the fun-filled characters of both Cas and Hannah.
When we first met up with Desmond and Hsing Ying to discuss their wedding, we knew that they are a very special couple. Having knew and been together with each other for 13 years (since JC days), it doesn’t take long for one to feel the strong and certain love they have for each other over these years. For their wedding, they rented 3 villas, one above the other by the beach and the ceremony was held at one of it. As Bali is a favorite short getaway holiday destination for them, it makes perfect sense to seal their promises and vows there.
Instead of filming and editing the piece as a regular wedding day film, we decide to present their story more intimately by striking a balance between showing the wedding day event and a very personal interview with the both of them recalling their first meeting and how they get together. We remember Desmond told us that whenever they come to Bali, they love to hang out and relax with each other at the villas, hotel and beaches. Thus we decided to film them hanging and enjoying each others company around their 3 villas and beaches. We believe this is a very good representation of their usual holiday routine and by having this approach the audience will have a better understanding of their personalities and love story.
As you can see from the film, the interview gives a very good introduction of the earlier part of their love lives, and the ceremony vows further strengthen their love commitments. As a wedding videography film-maker, our belief and philosophy towards wedding film has always been story driven over visual candies and this is the reason why Desmond and Hsing Ying approached us right from the start.
At our very first meet up, Satya impressed us with his vision on how he want his wedding videography process to be captured and presented. Being a photographer himself, he has his own sense of aesthetics.
As it is our first attempt on a Hindu wedding, Satya took all the trouble to explain to us their ritual and wedding proceedings. Not only was it a great experience for us to be part of Satya and Renu’s wedding, it was also a great challenge due to unfamiliar culture and we want to preserve the true Hindu taste and feel. It truly broadened our perspectives on Hindu weddings.