Planning your big day is such a special time and it helps to surround yourself with great suppliers that have lots of experience make things easier for you and make the process fun and enjoyable.
When planning my wedding I was extremely fussy with certain aspects particularly on the photography and videography side. This is one aspect of your wedding that you want captured perfectly as it is what you have to remember your wedding post event. I did lots of reading and research before selecting my photographer and videographer.
It definitely pays to speak with as many family and friends, people in the industry and the suppliers themselves, so you can determine the style, personality and end product that fits within your budget. How these suppliers make you feel on your first encounter is a good indication of the type of service you will get on the day.
I wanted a very natural, journalistic style of photography and recording of our day. I didn’t want anyone to be too intrusive, to let our day unfold and capture moments as they occurred.
We went with C2 Video for our wedding videography and Marcus Theodor who heads up the company is an absolute gun. He made us all feel at ease, made us laugh and have an absolute ball. He was there for anyone who needed help with a buttonhole, shoe buckle, out of place hair pin, he just got it and that’s what makes him so exceptional.
C2 Video is all about capturing your day as it unfolds. The finished product was a three minute highlights clip + all the raw footage. My only regret is not getting a slightly longer edit of around twenty minutes, as the highlights was so good I just wanted more. While having the raw footage is great (so you can put the files together and make your own mini movie) the files are often only a few – ten seconds each making watching them a bit difficult.
Our wedding photographer was John from Sujon Photography with his assistant, Caterina. We were really pleased with our album and collection of images. One thing to keep in mind is the time you have at each of your locations, I had hoped to capture a mix of beach, city and garden shots at our wedding venue. However we ended up spending too much time getting family photos and at the beach location which meant we missed out on getting our city-scape and garden shots. We did have a photo list but no one to really help enforce it and round everyone up, definitely allocate someone from your family or bridal party who you can give your shot list to who will keep time and family and friends in the one place.
Our other wedding suppliers
Cake: The Cake Stop
Venue: Carousel, Albert Park
Food: Food & Desire
Styling & Flowers: Solution Red
Band: The White Tree
Dress: Amaline Vitale
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Suits: Charli Godwin & Dom Bagnato
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jigsaw
Rings: Tiffany & Anton Jewelry
Cars: Vehicles D’Elegance
Hair & Make up: Kim Tavares of Celebrity Hair & Make up
Church artists: Rita Satch