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