Happy New Year!!!! We are very excited to share with you all how we spent our new year’s day. Today’s wedding shoot evoked the feeling of not only a marriage, but also a celebration of marriage on the New Year’s Day. If we have to use only 2 words to describe this whole day, it would definitely be “Pure Romance”. At the same time, in our same-day-edit, we managed to incorporate almost everything we felt that day….. the fun, the beauty of romance, the elegance…..
We started our day with Berenice’s brother waiting with their dog at the lift lobby of their condo for us to arrive (very high security indeed); and almost immediately we could feel Reynold’s brotherly warmth and closeness towards their doggie, and this was further emphasized when we stepped into their house: something that we simply describe as “family warmth and love”. One of the Jiemei was our ex-couple, I nearly couldn’t remember her until she called out to me if I remember her, might be too busy to recognize her, apologies to you (if you are reading it )
Kaiyang’s brothers arrived earlier than when we did. Though we were not late, we can immediately related the friendliness of Kaiyang’s brothers and cracked a little joking while opening the gate for us “So… you are the hair-artist” *sweats*.
Gate-crashing was fun and different owing that the couple are a combination of a Doctor and a Dentist, and having that Kaiyang has to identify which plaster-cast of the teeth belonged to Berenice. He even did try to kiss the plasters… (eeewwwww!) As usual, lots of laughter broke out in the process.
When Kaiyang finally stepped into the room with Berenice eagerly waiting, we could not describe that eccentric romance-in-the-air feeling, their glazing eyes so glued to each other, which surely did made that difference in every shot we took and believe us, they look amazing.
This same feeling was revived again during the ROM in the Amara Sanctuary, Sentosa, and sanctuary glass pavilion. We can observe Kaiyang’s eager eyes, searching ‘frantically’ for his bride, and when his bride appeared from far, a gleam in his eyes, and smile on his face, as well as a reactively waving of his hands. And to add to all these emotions, the groom has to share his very-touching vow and it is really this moment, which we can feel this straight from within his heart.
With these moods still lingering within us, we took a walk as we now look at things differently. As we started our short out-door session in the Amara Sanctuary, Sentosa, we managed to fill the whole mood somewhat like a fairytale and this song from “twilight” that totally this wedding very much. With the intention to create a very romantic mood with this song and video, we coupled the magnificent surrounding of Amara sanctuary as well as the majestic clubhouse of Berenice’s place, but alas, time does not permit me to do more. The thought of portraying this feeling is so strong that we challenged ourselves to add in the ROM portion into the same day edit highlights knowing that time was never on our side. Shots on the wedding rings were always a challenge… it actually took us half an hour to stare blank into nothingness that we realized that this blank front we had right in front of us is ‘the’ essence to our shot. This perforated floral design wall totally allowed us to shoot at a special angle and notice the small gaps of the perforation that gives the effects in our shot. We are very satisfied with the end product of how this video of the wedding rings could be used to portray that fairy-tale and romancing effect of our edit.
Reception for the dinner soon started. The reception area was filled with a lot of warmth and fun not forgetting seeing a blessing tree, tooth like displays and toothbrush souvenirs (courtesy of the dentist bride) as well as many many portrays of the couple all over the area. Oh, did we mention how the couple met? They worked in the same clinic, one as a doctor on the first floor and the other is a dentist at 2nd floor, another example of couples so purely made for each other. Everyone is very surprised in a witty manner that toothbrushes are their souvenirs, so much that the reception is so filled with the couple’s warmth and personal touch to display their perfect balance of romance and fun and creativity in their DIYs to display their personalities and strength in theme concepts.
Dinner started on time. However, what really captured our hearts was that one touching picture and speech by Berenice’s sister. Berenice and her family grew up with one special song that her father really loved. And in memory of him, Berenice did a dance routine to that special song, as she wanted to bring this special moment to everyone in her family. It has always been a dream to perform with this song, and Berenice and Kaiyang did it with 2 thumbs up. Not forgetting Reynold, the younger brother that shouldered his dad’s role soon after he passed on. What really touched our hearts was that Reynold was wearing his dad’s shoes that very night in the dinner so as if that he is with them always… Such emotions, such closeness…
All good things still have to come to an end… the dinner ended, we took a pretty picture with the couple. And this marks the events in our dairy of a truly touching “fairy-tale” of Kaiyang and Berenice, “and they live happily ever after”.
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