Saturday, April 5, 2014

「 sde 」STEPHANIE & PETAR




Totally an exhilarating day, and not a wedding I'll ever forget. By the end, videographer, photographer, planner and our assistants had a little powwow, celebrating a truly awesome day. It was what Harumi calls her Dream Team: us, Bebb Studios and of course Harumi Suzuki Signature Events.

What made the day so special was an extraordinary couple. Two people absolutely in love and so happy to share their happiness. The breathtaking locations didn't hurt either: a dream home in Deep Cove, Reflections Lounge at the Rosewood Hotel, with perfectly appointed decor, and finally Terminal City Club.

And yes the weather, which was just maybe a bit too hot, and yes the float plane! Steve Bebb, myself and half the bridal party jammed inside and took the quickest possible route from Deep Cove to Coal Harbour. We arrived at the Rosewood when our assistants were still on the other side of the bridge!

All in all, an over the top classy wedding with two beautiful people. The result of this intense day is one of our best SDE's ever, which I'm so happy to finally share!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

「 single 」COURTNEY & MAC




"Messrs. K. and H. assure the public
Their production will be second to none."

To all you New Yorkers who don't want to get married in New York: Go to Rhode Island! It's the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle, the grind and the gloss, and the big-cityness you just can't escape at home.

To all you west coasters who have heard that people are friendlier back east: It's true! Go to Rhode Island. There you will find the most approachable people on the planet. People who are so friendly and warm, you will be stunned.

To all of you about to press play: I salute you! This wedding was an absolute joy to capture. I seriously love Courtney and Mac. These are people who treat those in their lives like gold. Seeing the love from their friends was magic. And seeing these two families combine??? Unreal. Like a Disney movie. So much joy.

If family comes first, then music comes a close second for Courtney and Mac. I can definitely identify - music is just SO important to me. It is the substrate of my life. I grew up when music came on vinyl, how's that for a substrate? Sprawled out on my parents' living room floor, thumbing through their LP's; great memories. In some record collection somewhere, there had to be a record called "Courtney and Mac." They are two sides of the same slip of vinyl, always destined to find one another.

So go ahead, put this record on for a spin. And once it reaches the end groove, flip that sucker over! Sometimes the B-Side is the best part of the single.



"Having been some days in preparation
A splendid time is guaranteed for all."

Monday, February 10, 2014

「 highlights 」GLORIA & GAVIN




A wedding is only one day, but so much planning goes into it, and even once it's over, there is the editing, the client proofing, the perfecting, and then the magazine submissions. Sometimes it takes some time. So, here it is, Gavin and Gloria's heartfelt, emotional and lavish wedding.

I first met Gavin and Gloria a year before their wedding, and in that year their wedding totally transformed. Looking back, it would be hard to imagine the wedding taking place anywhere else than at Holy Rosary Cathedral, and at the Rosewood Hotel. As you'll see in the video, these two locations are at the heart of their relationship.

I think I can identify quite well with both Gloria and Gavin. They are both a combination of the instinctive and the cerebral. They know how to be happy but also want to understand what that happiness consists of. And they are simply great people: warm, strong, considerate, and thoughtful. They are not in a rush, and they want to get it right. So in that sense, it's fitting that we're sharing their wedding now.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

「 ceremony 」GILLIAN & ADAM




Gillian and Adam's lavish and lovely ceremony at the Four Seasons! It was nice to be able to capture the gorgeous decor and put all our focus on the ceremony for this wedding. And it was exciting as always to work with Soha and the team at Countdown Events!

Monday, December 23, 2013

「 highlights 」LAURA & PETER




Life sometimes hands you something truly special, and it usually happens when you weren’t looking. Laura and Peter found each other in the most unexpected way, but at the perfect moment for both of them. It took a while for them to truly appreciate what they had; once they did, everything fell into place. It’s an age-old story, but it’s only a story until it happens to you.

Thank you so much to Laura and Peter for bringing us to their wedding. And thank you to Isabella and Jaime at Florabella for connecting us and of course for creating this magical wedding. Finally it was splendid as always working with photographer Liz Banfield - until next time!

Monday, November 11, 2013

JASMEEN & NIN ... The Bride is Heer




Jasmeen said a few times during this wedding that the real bridezillla in this wedding was Nin, not her. And indeed, Nin had a truly epic vision for his wedding. And really, nothing less would make sense for his huge and dynamic family. It's always amazing to be included in such a huge celebration; to be considered an essential component of the couple's experience. And it's truly satisfying to wrap up a wedding by showing the couple their same day edit.

Especially when it's shown on a MASSIVE screen! Jas and Nin were actually seated with their backs to the screen. So we asked them if we could move their chair so that they could watch video in all its glory on the huge screen. Nin had arranged easily the most complex and definitely the brightest backdrop I've ever seen for his reception. This was the part of the wedding he told me about the most times. And truly, my jaw dropped when I saw it.

There were some very familiar faces at this wedding, and we were very happy to see them. It's one of the joys of making a video for an indian wedding, that there is time and good reason to show many members of the families, often just being themselves and not necessarily part of a ceremony or tradition. In other words, it's an opportunity to be a documentarian. That's very close to my heart.

I'm in love with the opening shot; so peaceful and warm, like a perfect fall day. Early fall is my favourite part of the year, and any wedding that happens around this time is tinged with something special.

Let me bring this back to Nin. He is really a remarkeable person. You will not find someone more humble and giving, and someone who quite deservedly has the love and respect of everyone around him. Thank you for making us a part of your wedding!

Friday, November 1, 2013