I was in Davao shooting a wedding, then I got this really long, touching letter from Marianne, our bride.
This letter completed the whole story of their own wedding video.
It is too beautiful for our FYAM bride to share her own story to a complete stranger, whose job is to help brides have their wedding day captured by the best wedding videographers in the Philippines.
Here it goes.
Marianne here. Thank you so much for the SDE. I thought it really captured all the emotions of the wedding, it was truly the feel good film we anticipated. When we’ve watched it with our friends there are so many “behind the scenes” stories that were captured in the SDE that make us laugh so much.
There’s a tradition that the woman buys her fiancé a watch as a gift for the engagement. So, there’s the part in the SDE when Jose thanks me for the watch I gave him and he says “I guess you’ll be washing dishes for the next two years.” It was a complete surprise to him because I was studying this year and with the wedding expenses, I always joked with him that I would get him an “I owe you” card or I’d be washing dishes for the next 2 years if I bought him a watch.
A major highlight of the wedding was “the illusive white sheet” at the church. So when the doors opened and I walked in, there was this bright light radiating behind me, which made my entrance all the more dramatic. We now call it “Special effects” and we think that the Filipinos are the best with creating film drama and it was a moment in the wedding that just struck everyone…and hence all the grown men sobbing in the SDE and in the photographs!! Hahah I love it, priceless and every guest talks about “the white sheet.”
There’s a part in the SDE when we were saying our vows and Jose said his own name instead of mine! Hahaha, It really is one of my favorite parts and Jose so badly wants it edited but I think only Jose would create an accidentally hilarious experience like that in the midst of such a serious moment. I was so tempted to rub it in by making the same mistake when it came to my part, but I didn’t want the priest to think I was mocking it all. Haha.
There’s all these little sentiments, my Tiffany present. A cross that was given to me by Jose on my birthday I lost awhile back. The boys in their tight white shirts looking all swag…
I was laughing and crying with so much happiness throughout the day and the “slow motion” effect just created that feeling where you are just so deliriously happy, you’d want it to all to just slow down so you can experience every bit. To be honest, I don’t think I went to the toilet once during he whole wedding hahaha. Can you imagine holding in your pee in such a fitted wedding dress!?? Haha, I really didn’t want to miss a thing.
Thank you for your creativity and for making it such a comfortable experience for me. I’m very camera shy! … and Thankyou for your patience with my husband! Haha he’s a marketing manager so he loves having a lot of input with these things. It was perfect, you guys are awesome. Our guests were so amazed with your work.