This is a different kind of post for our blog. Being photographers, we naturally feature images on our blog. Still images. But over the past couple years, I’ve slowly ventured into moving images – cinema. I’ve had the opportunity to film many weddings – some on my own and some with other studios. And the wedding I’m sharing today, I filmed with Natisha (her first cinema wedding!).
Back in 2011, as Natisha and I were planning the first of our series of extended travels, we were presented with the amazing opportunity to film the wedding for my friend and fellow photographer Dwiko and his (now) wife Febrina.
I actually met Dwiko because of cinema – we met in India in 2009 while I was helping with the production of the City of Lakes film in India. And Dwiko, who lives in the UK, was one of the photographers for the wedding featured in the film. We kept in touch ever since.
Febrina and Dwiko’s wedding took place in Jakarta, Indonesia which was our first stop during that three month trip. Surrounded by friends and family, their wedding celebrations featured a mid-week Mappacchi ceremony at Febrina’s grandmothers house leading up to the wedding day. Natisha and I decided to start filming early on the wedding day since we learned that weddings in Jakarta can be quite the production in terms of setup and decor – we were not disappointed! Their wedding was a blend of cultures and traditions – featuring a Nikkah ceremony, Chinese tea ceremony, and a reception that would make any foodie absolutely jealous (oh and a cake unlike any we’ve seen before!). Truly amazing experience for us!
If your interested in reading up more on how the wedding was captured, feel free to read up on it here.