“see I believe life is all about making memories.
some of them are good, some of them are bad, but all of them sculpt who we are today.
and to make a memory stick – to make it really last…
often it has to be something different and unique”
lisa and michael’s wedfest: a true reflection of who they are.
their favourite memories, concerts, markets, food stalls, festivals and celebrations.
ah – bec and phil. I have been waiting for a long time to share this day.
so much content. so many moments. so many good stories.
it was one of those days + celebrations where everything just went right.
as I went through the footage and put the edit together, there was one thing in particular that caught my attention.
bec had hand written in a ‘reasons I want to marry you’ book to phil:
‘you understand that sometimes I just need to cry – and you hug me and comfort me.’
that will do me.
side note: this is a slightly different editing direction to previous pieces. instead of multiple angled quicker cuts of events, I’ve focused more on letting more poignant shots breathe, giving them the screen time they deserve.
there’s 2 sequences in particular given this treatment – a free custom USB drive for the first to identify them. give your answer in the comments.
planning + coordination + flowers: giacinta from pink and purple petals
ceremony: st mary’s south brisbane
reception: rydges at southbank
photography: jess marks photography
soundtrack licensed through the music bed and song freedom
a wedding film that doesn’t feature speeches or any footage from the photo shoot.
lucky I’m drawn to those real moments.
ashlee and chris.
chris’ preparations: hilton hotel brisbane
ceremony: shafston house
reception: riverlife naval stores
photography: studio con brio
celebrant: colleen swanston
their dog: lola (she needs a website)
things don’t always go to plan.
how you imagined your wedding day and the reality of what mother nature provides are often two different things.
embrace it. it’s no big deal.
love the elements within your control, and let go of what you can’t.
often it’s better than you could have imagined.
this is the day your family becomes official.
savour every. precious. moment.
preparations: emporium hotel brisbane
ceremony: sirromet winery arbour
reception: sirromet winery barrel hall
photographer: steve mcmarson
styling: creatively bespoke
in the words of michael…
‘well babe, you did it.
you got your simple wedding under a tree‘
enjoy this meticulously edited feature film from an impeccable day.
sarah + michael’s vision brought to life by white+white wedding and events.
want the full credits? watch until the end.