This would be the most challenging Same Day Edit SDE Wedding Trailer that we had to produce so far. With only four hours to film and 1.5 hours to edit, Michelle and I were in pressure mode the entire time. If you’ve ever watched shows like Master Chef or Hell’s Kitchen, you’ll understand what we mean when you have to produce something good under a strict time limit.
The morning started off with me dropping Michelle at Venesa’s home where the bridal preparations were held. By the time she was there, Venesa was in full make up and dress already and taking photos with her family. Michelle asked Venesa aside with her bridesmaids to ask them to fix each other up a bit.
I arrived at the Stamford Hotel where Greg was with his boys in a premium suite. The rain started to arrive so I didn’t have a chance to film more location setting shots from the outside. The boys got ready in quick fashion while watching the Saturday sports recaps on tv.
The ceremony was held at All Saint’s church in Hunter’s Hill, a beautiful intimate church that tested our camera’s low light abilities. During the ceremony, I transfered the preparation files from Michelle and my cards so that we’re ready to edit later in the day.
The location shoot was meant to be at some nice harbour view locations near the church but with the fear of rain, Rose the photographer decided that we should go to the Stamford. We were able to utilise the lovely water garden with a small bridge and also the back area that had vivid blue window shades as backdrops.
We had ideas of having Luka, Venesa and Greg’s one year old son as part of the location shoot but as he’s been sick for the past couple of days he had to go home and rest right after the ceremony.
As Michelle and I arrived at the reception in the North Ryde Golf Club, I was straight away finding my spot to edit. It took me about 1 hour to edit a rough cut with the day’s footage and Michelle spent another 30 minutes to go through and add scenes that she filmed which I missed in the quick scrub.
We really wanted to include some reception shots in the Same Day Edit SDE film, especially the grand entrance with an Australian and Croatian flag ceremony as well as Venesa and Greg’s bridal dance, but time was just not on our side.
We’re very happy with how the film turned out in the evening right after some great speeches and Greg asking Venesa to marry him again.
Without much ado, please enjoy Venesa and Greg’s Same Day Edit SDE film entitled “Will you Marry Me?”.
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