“It took me a very long time, despite being told throughout my life, that the three most important things in you life will be love, family and friendship.”
See the movie for the rest!
filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II
Usually while the bride is getting ready the groom lounges around looking bored but this time the groom was getting 100 roses ready for a surprise. First time I had seen that many myself actually. He nervously waited for the right timing – a great start for the movie. See the movie for her reaction.
The wedding was held at Bleston Court in Karuizawa, Japan, (although the wedding itself couldn’t be filmed) and a family get together in a beautiful villa in the forest
Filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II.
A tent makes a showing, a gift from the friends of the couple, during the reception in this wedding film shot at a Japanese shrine in Hamamatsu, Japan.
Actually, if you look carefully, the groom from this movie makes a showing and if you look closely in you might be able to find the scene where he shows that movie to others waiting before the reception party.
Filmed on the Canon 5D mark II at the Hamamatsu Kusunoki Club.
Have filmed weddings in all sorts of places over Japan but this one might just be the most fun I have had so far. Certainly the most well-fed I have been at a wedding anyway.
The groom owns an Italian restaurant in Osaka and so the couple prepared an Italian meal (and his friend a few Spanish dishes) for family (and me!) that had gathered at his parent’s house overlooking the ocean. The scenes at the start with the couple preparing the meal together for everyone are some of my favorites – you can really get a sense of their relationship as they work together.
The wedding was held at a shrine next to the ocean. There hadn’t been a wedding there for 15 years – a big difference to many shrines in Japan where there can be weddings every hour in the busy season. No rehearsal, no script given before hand, no practice of the vows beforehand. We all just went with the flow. A bit tricky as the videographer but in the end the unscripted moments make the best parts of the movie I think.
Filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera.
lots of rain in this Japanese shinto wedding and reception wedding film. in fact it rained so much all day that I decided to (perhaps I didn’t have that much choice!) to incorporate it into the story of this wedding movie. the speech from the groom’s friend near the start refers how rain on a wedding day in Japan is actually seen as a good thing.
filmed in Odawara, about and hour or so from Tokyo.
the purple wreath was made by the bride’s friends during the reception do, from messages that everybody wrote at the start of the day.
the music to this wedding film is classical music – the music during the reception was a string quartet and the couple said they wanted a low key film so decided to go with classical music. a good wedding movie is not just about fast cuts to the track of a pop song!
a Japanese shinto wedding movie filmed in Fukuyama.
a wedding at a beautiful shrine and then a fun reception at a fukuyama restaurant. the bride’s nephew gave a great karate demonstration – to music from Kill Bill!
filmed on the Canon 5D mark II