Recently, I went to a Lunar New Year party. The party was at a dear friend’s house who had been married for over 15 years. Like any good party , it was a good time of hanging out with great food accompanied by the ubiquitous yusheng.
Out of the blue, my friend flashed out her wedding video. Wedding videos and yusheng were an interesting combination, to say the least. It was interesting for me, being in the wedding scene to see how wedding videos have progressed from the beta cams of the past to the contemporary DSLRs. The wedding video was really a time capsule of a time, capturing what was considered trendy, 15 years ago. Beehive hairstyles, floral dresses, the works. It was really hilarious to see my friend in the video, sulking as her husband arrived ….without the bouquet of flowers. 15 years later, she still chided her husband over the “missing bouquet”. We were all in stitches over the incident. Good memories.
The wedding video also showed her beloved mother-in-law mingling with the guests. Those recorded images were one of the only videos of her. She had recently passed away and my friend was really grateful that she could still see her in the wedding video.
The current trend of wedding companies nowadays is to produce the highlights. I sometimes wonder if 8mins of a wedding highlights video, often with an overpowering soundtrack that masks over the voices of the wedding day, is really enough to encapsulate an entire day’s events. Images and music, is that enough?
We believe in giving to our clients a wedding documentary alongside our beautiful wedding highlights video. We strongly believe that in time to come the wedding documentary might be watched more than the highlights video itself as we capture that special day for years to come . While time may pass and memories become fussy, you can always bring out the wedding documentary during the Lunar New Year and watch it again over a plate of yusheng.
You know that you have a good video in your hands not just when a series of beautiful pictures start showing on the screen. You know you have good video when those priceless moments are captured. Moments as fleeting as vapour but priceless none the less. The look of the groom as he sees his bride walking down the aisle, the quivering voice of the bride as she pledges her union with her love, the chortling laughter of friends during the gatecrash, small tears that were shed and a nod of approval from the relatives when the groom announces his commitment to the bride. It’s these moments , I for one would want to see over and over again.
Banquet Venue: Carlton Hotel
Photographer: Desmond, MORETOPURPLE
Videographer: Lighthouse Studio
It was fantabulous to film the wedding of John and Winnie! The couple sure knew how to throw a party for their wedding. While we have seen many themed weddings. This is one which their friends dressed up for the Alice in Wonderland theme.
You could really tell that they were so loved by many. From the best man’s speech to the hilariously funny surprise dance item by their friends. Everything celebrated their love for one another. One of the highlights of the day was probably John and Winnie’s first dance. The beautiful couple danced with such grace and elegance that it was certainly mesmerizing.
Banquet Venue: Raffles Hotel
Photography: 1950 Photography
Filming: Lighthouse Studio
Its one thing to be filming a wedding, but its totally another form of experience being on the other side of things. Like what some mentioned, its finally my turn to experience this rite of passage.
The rest of the team from Lighthouse Studio then took on the role to film our wedding, putting in more plans than usual to ensure all aspects of the wedding are well taken care of, and are well documented.
All I can say is that the wedding day passed by ultra fast, and I did not fall into the “trap” of micro-managing my video crew as there was simply no time to do so, and I had already relayed some of the ideas and thoughts of how i desired the production to turn out.
Thanks guys for the lovely memories you have documented, the extra dedication in doing beyond 200%.
Mingsong a.k.a. Groom a.k.a. Lighthouse Studio Boss
“When I first held your hand when we got together, I now want to hold your hand until we grow old…”
Words like these always make us a little emotional. There is so much meaning within those few words; Love, commitment, a promise and a testament. We were very privileged to witness the wedding of Eugene & Genevieve. Throughout the wedding day, those few words described Eugene & Genevieve’s love for one another. It was a myriad of colours from the “pink” gatecrash to the vibrant kebayas. All these added to the celebratory atmosphere of this special day. Most of all, it was the speeches by Eugene & Genevieve that bared witness to this new beginning of their lives together. We wish these soul mates all the best with many joyous memories to come.
Church: Church of Saint Francis Xavier
Banquet Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Bridal Studio: Yvonne Creative
Photography: Yvonne Creative
Videography: Lighthouse Studio
We’ve filmed many couples and each wedding is always beautifully and wonderfully unique. For Douglas and Michelle, the wedding was emotive to say the least. When Douglas serenaded to Michelle, everyone could see that he was singing from his heart. The song meant so much more than an expression of love but a commitment to be together forever. The couple even wrote their own vows which was a testament of their journey and their mutual pledge towards a new life together. Congratulations Douglas and Michelle. I hope this video captures the spirit of the day and bears witness to your love for each other.
Joshua and Kathleen live in the same block and the way they met was…unique. We were privileged to film their love story and their actual day highlights. Check out their love story here. The enthusiasm of Joshua and Kathleen was infectious and the celebratory mood was apparent to see. Kudos to Joshua for willing to eat the whipped cream, wherever it was.