Jenn & Tom’s Sudbury Wedding Video

Jen & Tom’s wedding was a bit like a fairytale, they had the dream team, on a perfect summer day at the best wedding venue on the Kapiti Coast, Sudbury. All of those elements made for a hugely memorable day followed by an epic evening.

What I loved the most about Jenn and Tom’s wedding was that they made it their own. Instead of just following the rules they decided to be a little different and create their own schedule, and they thought what better way to do this then having a first dance in the afternoon before everyone sat down for dinner. It sounds a little unconventional at first, but all the guests had great fun on the dance floor and it was the perfect pick-me-up before sitting down for main meals and speeches.

The other thing that made their day visual feast was the golden light at sunset that we were able to capture with the couple. They had planned in advance to take a stroll with the photographer and I around sunset, which happened to coincide with them finishing their main meals. Being a little bit biased, I think that was the best decision they could have made in order to capture some stunning shots in the golden light and when you’re at Sudbury you don’t have to go far to come across some fantastic photo locations, it’s something that I encourage every couple to do at their wedding if the weather is right.

Tu & Dee’s Wedding Film

When Tu and Dee first contacted me about their story I instantly knew this was going to be a special occasion, they were so open about their journey and relationship that it was very easy to get on board for such an exciting day. Tu had planned and perfectly executed a surprise proposal to Dee at sunrise on Machu Pichu, which was why the wedding had been planned for the summer solstice (the longest day). Not to forget that Tu and Dee also had dreamed of a dawn ceremony on the beach at Porangahau with the rising sun in the background. The ceremony was followed up with a formal breakfast and lunch at their Marae and party in the evening at the local Country Club. Throw in a haka, some hula dancing and a special guest appearance by the Modern Maori Quartet and you’ve got all the ingredients for an unforgettable event.

In the wedding video, Tom the MC describes Tu as the most humble and generous person he knows, which I think is a fitting description of both of them.

When Dee first saw the film, she told me that we had created taonga for their family, which is probably the highest honour that I could achieve as a wedding filmmaker and is the ultimate goal when making a record of such an important occasion.

On that note, you’re probably itching to see the film which highlights their truly memorable wedding.

James & David’s Wedding Film – Same Day Edit

James and David’s small private wedding ceremony was held at the stunning Mana Lodge in Hawkes Bay. This secluded and simply jaw dropping wedding venue provided the perfect backdrop for their intimate wedding ceremony and family lunch.

Here is a short film I edited for them on the same day as the ceremony, which was followed up the following day with an epic party of grand proportions in Auckland with all of their friends in attendance.

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