Gate Crash + Church Martrimony + 1st March in a express film? (Wedding Film of Shi Long & Seraphina)

Shi Long & Seraphina wanted a full throttle wedding film and we obliged. Being a pilot in the RSAF, I guess Shi Long and full throttle are synonymous. The church matrimony just before the dinner banquet was important for them and they wanted the matrimony to be in the express highlights video. We decided to go one step further by including their first march in into the wedding film! You should see the Shi Long’s rection when he saw the wedding film, his jaw dropped, in a good way. Here is a summary of the entire wedding :)

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: Yiting, One Eye Click
Banquet Venue: Mandarin Oriental

Joy + Grandeur + Intimacy: Wedding Film of Samson and Priscilla

Samson and Priscilla are fun to be with as they are such a jovial couple. Always having friendly banter with each other. You could tell of the great chemistry between them. Their church (Orchard Road Presbyterian Church) is indeed a beautiful church. The grandeur of the church was matched with the intimacy of their vows and it was a beautiful contrast placing these different  elements together in the wedding film.

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: Yiting, One Eye Click
Church Venue: Orchard Road Presbyterian Church
Banquet Venue: Marina Mandarin

Shawn & Joanne’s Wedding Film

We wanted to personalize the wedding video for Shawn & Joanne. That meant capturing significant  details of their wedding ceremony. Joanne’s dad is such a consummate owner of singing birds and we wanted to show some of those aspects in the wedding film . Of course what solemnization can do without one of Singapore’s most famous Justice of Peace, Dr Phua Tan Tee. His words were not merely entertaining but filled with wisdom for a lasting relationship together. Their vows were a promise of commitment, friendship and love but it wasn’t just the words. Even more so, you knew Shawn and Joanne meant every word that they said.

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: Chrisppics
Banquet Venue: Mandarin Oriental

Solemnisation with a Twist

We wanted to tell a story to reveal the fun and sweet nature of Hanbin and Pamela’s relationship. So off we went to Fort Canning to film them just before their ROM. After an arduous climb to the top with our equipment (note to self: exercise more), we got into a rhythm of capturing the shots for their ROM video. Han Bin and Pamela really made their ROM theirs by customising different aspects of the ROM such as the food and deco. The festivities, colours and this lovely couple really made filming this ROM fun!

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: Gabriel, One Eye Click
ROM Venue: Raffles Terrace, Fort Canning

Excuse me, are you a Cinematographer?

Most of our couples have always asked us what is our filming style. Are we more cinematic or are we more journalistic? Romantic or comedic?

None actually. We refuse to be boxed in to a particular style. After all, you are an entirely unique individual. You have experienced special moments in which no one around you has. You see things in different ways and feel them in different intensities. Why would we want to impose a template or a particular filming style on you?

Hongcheng (HC) and Chia Syen are a beautiful couple. I think you could place them in a Taiwanese Drama and they would never look out of place. They and their friends had put much effort to the gatecrash games (The bridesmaids wanted to punish their groomsmen husbands.) and we wanted to capture the atmosphere of the day. We also added some Taiwanese flavour to Hongcheng (HC) and Chia Syen highlights video.

It was a riot from beginning to end. We sure enjoyed filming them. Love you guys, HC and Chia Syen.

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: 36 Frames
Banquet Venue: My Humble House

Yusheng and Wedding Videos

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.

Wedding Video of Jonathan and Kai Jin – Capturing those precious moments for life

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