jocelyn and anthony / a wedding in reverse

this is going to be a little more wordy than most of my posts but bear with me.

ok…so where to start…

a winter wedding.
deux belettes.
jocelyn and anthony.
my 1st ‘first look’.
a four hour degustation.
speeches that had me hooked from start to finish.

i’m not sure it could get much better.

joc told me a couple of weeks before their wedding they were planning on having a ‘first look’ – her and anthony meeting in private prior to the ceremony and then having their photo shoot before exchanging vows. naturally having never shot a first look before i was pretty excited.

first looks are popular in the US & canada but they’re not so big in oz – yet. if you’re considering it, having been there for one now, i can highly, highly recommend. there’s something very special about seeing each other prior to the ceremony.

so – onto my method and also the edit.

i’m always trying to look at fresh ways of approaching things. whether it be consciously trying to see things differently, shooting in a new, more meaningful manner or editing using a completely different concept.

i not only want each piece to truthfully represent and honour each couple and their wedding but also endeavor to push myself creatively as much as possible.

complacency is an uninspiring option.

so…being that things were happening in a slightly different sequence i had the idea of editing their day completely in reverse.

turned out to be much more challenging than i could have imagined.

jocelyn and anthony – thank you so much for having me along – i trust i’ve done justice to your amazing day.

here’s the result.

jocelyn and anthony’s ingredients:
videography: matt barwick films
photography: feather and stone photography
celebrant: emily jade o’keefe
ceremony and reception: deux belettes country guesthouse
catering: your gourmet
co-ordination: creative weddings byron bay

aj - This is the reason I do what I do. Thank you.

Rachael - ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Amazing speech.. had me bawling right from the start!.. wonderful work.:)

Shane Doherty - Every bit the equal of Budget Video’s early work. But seriously… excellent work. Best I’ve seen.

adamhourigan - That’s gotta be the best wedding speech I’ve heard in forever. Thank god they had you there to grab it.

Awesome work as always Mr Barwick :P Love it :P

deux belettes - As always Matt you have produced video of the finest quality…beautiful moments with beautiful people..those speeches!!!!!!!!! you captured the emotion perfectly…congratulations
The Team at Deux Belettes

Emily Jade - Look, I’m pregnant, so I cry over pretty much everything these days the hormones are raging…however the tears I cried just then are totally validated…that was awesome xo

Justin - Great idea And well done – it worked beautifully. Love it that you push yourself creatively but at the core is a truth unique to whoever you film. Rare… And talented.

Emily - Matt – that was a truly beautiful! Such wonderful, intimate images and a great story – and the reverse version worked so well! Congratulations :)

Janie - Absolutely loved every moment of this wedding, seeing love in two peoples eyes is a joy to behold – thank you for sharing with others, inspirational and heartfelt xx

Darren from CkMetrophotos - Truly a sensational piece of work BRAVO !! – serious congratulations to you !

Brett Gravenall - WOW amazing Matt!!! honestly felt like I was watching the trailer for a big hollywood production, the way you put it all together and especially the speech! Love it!

Craig Hansen - WOW! I mean WOW!!!!!! That was one of the most beautiful recordings I have seen. Keep up the great work. I really could feel the emotion.

Michael Keating - Congrats Guys looks fanatastic. Re Uncle Shanes comment I think Budget Video would have taken a more aetistic approach via Rossco’s adlib work. A legend in his own mind and obviously a very proud Dad of late.

Tenielle (Feather + Stone) - I can’t believe I haven’t commented! But Matt – as I said before, you outdid yourself and despite the fact i was actually there I cried like I hadn’t seen a thing. You’re made of hollywood stardust, a master at what you do. You did a damn fine job on a beautiful wedding. To top that, you were one of the loveliest people we’ve ever worked with, thank you for your beautiful words. P.S We still wish we got those pies….. xo

Peta - What a wonderful video. I love the idea of it being in reverse because that beautiful speech set the tone for the rest of the video. Great work!

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