Gate crashing has become somewhat of a known custom lately where weddings are concerned. This Singaporean custom is now practiced in most Asian cultures in the morning of the wedding when the groom picks up his bride. I think that it’s like a customary thing for grooms to go through a certain ordeal in the morning of their weddings, in order to respect tradition and win approval from the bride’s family and friends. But in the midst of all the good fun which sometimes can also be quite embarrassing and frustrating to do, I can’t help but wonder if this “gate crash” is also a test whether grooms can survive the rest of their lives. Bridesmaids would totally go all out to prepare for this “test” that the groom and his men-in-arms have to go through. It’s as if they’ve been holding back on their creativities and saving them for special torture occasions such as these (ha!). I have witnessed grooms who have filled their mouths with sweet, sour, spicy and bitter stuff - sometimes separately, sometimes combined - to test whether they will survive the many tribulations they will face in a marriage (or so they say!). There are quizzes and ludicrous lovey-dovey passages and push-ups in a formal suit, you name it… it’s like the ultimate dare! But I guess when you’re not the one doing it, it all just looks like really good fun to me! (But of course, you can always ask me again after I have actually gate-crashed myself.)
Anyway, compared to the many gate crashes I have seen, Natalie’s bridesmaids actually made it quite easy for Matthew and his band of brothers. They must like him. Matthew and Natalie were childhood friends, who after ten years met again and the sparks just couldn’t be denied. Two very friendly people got together and became the romantic couple we see today. Throughout the wedding, Matthew had many surprises up his sleeves – the dance, the solo song, the singing with his friends – he went all out to show Natalie how much he adored her. I can see why her bridesmaids like him, can’t you?
Matthew and Natalie, I wish you all the best that marriage could bring you. I pray that marriage brings you the sweet and the tasty, and that you will find the comfort in each other’s arms through the bitter and the sour. Congratulations once again!
Directed by Yosep Sugiarto
Camera Person: Adi Novendra, Andre Yap, Yosep Sugiarto
Editor: Danny Wirjadi
Music: The Night Sky by Tony Anderson, Boy With A Kite by Joe Moralez (www.themusicbed.com)
Today I’d like to share a little with you about something close to my heart. About marriage. About commitment. About sacrifice.
Weddings come in many sizes. I remember finding myself in the middle of 6000-ish guests, within a glamorous decoration and overflowing dinner. Once there was also a much smaller scale wedding, held in the couple's simple house, attended only by the core family members and closest friends.
You know how during flights, the captain would advise his passengers to sit back, relax and enjoy the flight? Well if I could have a word to bride and grooms, it would be exactly that. But alas, it is often the case that bride and grooms find themselves too caught up with tying loose ends during the wedding that they forget to enjoy themselves. Or not, they would have family members who are busy arranging this and that that they miss almost everything entirely.That’s why when I saw Garry and Lili’s wedding, I felt refreshed. It truly was one of a kind.
When you just got into a relationship, for say, 3 months, imagine all the places you would go to with your new love. Some might say Paris, Prague, or maybe Caribbean, or all those romantic places where you could stop time and just focus on the fiery chemistry you and your loved one just lit up.
First I want to thank each and everyone of you for your constant support by following our works, your "likes" and "comments" are inspirations for us to keep pushing ourselves to be better. Thank you for believing in us to share your love stories and your dreams, we really appreciate it.
So, let's start! This time i want you all to meet Anand & Heena. They are one gorgeous couple! Always smiling.. always cheerful, and surrounded by a big loving family. And as always, we were there for 3 days and 3 nights. And the best thing about it, is that there wasn’t a single moment that our cameras couldn’t find an interesting moment. Everything was so vibrant and colorful, and everywhere we looked there were so many intricate designs that we can capture in our cameras. This is definitely the kind of wedding I want to attend all year long!
I chose to open the movie with a beautiful Hindi song called "Piya O re Piya" which means "My Beloved oh my beloved". So at least now when you are listening to the song you can understand a little bit of the lyrics.
So as you are enjoying the movie, I hope that I bring to you the joy of the wedding of Anand & Heena! And for the wonderful couple: एक नया जीवन जीवित
NB : Not forgetting to say many thanks to the Passionate Wedding Planner Vanessa Hutter, u did a marvelous JOB!!
Directed by : Garry Valentino
Film Shooter : Arief Sunarto, Dimar Bratadiredja, Yashin "Justine", Adrian Tan.
Wedding Planner : Vanessa Hutter
Songs : Piya O Re Piya by Atif Aslam & Shreya Ghoshal
Tu Mera Hero by Desi Boyz