Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Amrita ♥ Vik ... Highlights

The pic above says it all: bouquet in one hand, kleenex in the other...

During the speeches on day 2 of Amrita and Vik's wedding, there were several references to Vik's hockey talent/addiction and one reference to the ceremony being on Boxing Day ("No refunds!"). But what everyone could attest to is the love that Amrita and Vik share for one another. Vik is a man of few words, and he only needed a handful to declare his feelings for Amrita and bring himself to the verge of tears.

For me it was a wedding that started with torn pants and ended with a cupcake smeared on my car, with an extremely generous pair of families rounding out our 40th and final wedding of 2010.

Thanks to Chermaine Wu and Amish Solanki for their amazing contributions. Amish is primarily a photographer, but when I had the good fortune to hire him as a cinematographer I knew he'd come up with something special. If you are searching for a photographer, I challenge you to find someone more creative and talented than Amish.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sandy ♥ Pat ... To Entertain

"The thing that we love most in life is to entertain." This one sentence from Pat's speech perfectly summarizes what this night was: quite simply the perfect reception. Those fortunate enough to attend this event, which followed a wedding in Mexico, were absolutely spoiled with amazing food, drink and entertainment. No expense nor effort was spared to make the night unforgettable.

In life, it's important to pursue your passion. I often wonder if people really know how deeply I care about the videos I create, and how every detail has been carefully chosen, often agonized over, before I consider a video complete. Pat runs a bartending company called Liquid Bartending, and clearly he shares the same passion for his work. It was awesome to see him rushing the last details of the event into place with his bartending team, and then switching into party mode and thoroughly enjoying the night.

Kudos to Jasalyn Thorne, who is so talented and pleasant to work with, and to Harumi Suzuki, truly an amazing wedding planner.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cindy ♥ Fabio ... Trailer

Surprisingly, there were a few weddings this year where we did not do a same-day-edit! So a handful of couples have had to be extra patient waiting for their highlight videos. This one was quite an intense day, with two ceremonies and a photo shoot avoiding both rain and security at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Cindy and Fabio seem to enjoy a challenge and smiled through it all.