As the year draws to a close it's time to reflect on the year that's been. Once again we have thoroughly enjoyed every wedding we have been privileged enough to attend. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our brides and grooms for 2011 and wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
This year we had so many outstanding weddings we have put together a 'best of' list. It was a tough process, inspired by our most favourite wedding dress of the year. But as we thought about it we wanted to put together a list of unique items to each wedding so you will see the list is a little left of centre. We hope you enjoy reading and viewing as much as we enjoyed putting the list together.
Best Mid-Ceremony Surprise by the Groom: A few weeks before their wedding the trillion cut tanzanite from Joni's wedding ring fell out and was lost. After calling 14 different jewellers Ben found one that was able to replace the lost gem and surprised his beautiful bride during the ring ceremony. The emotion in the air was palpable!
Furtherest Distance for the Bride and Groom to Travel to their Wedding: Kat & Crispin. Kat & Crispin live in Dubai, Saudi Arabia. Kat grew up in Brisbane, Australia and Crispin in the UK and parts of Europe. Arranging their wedding from half way across the world was a stretch but one managed well with a supportive family.
Latest booking: Kelly & Tom booked only 10 days before their wedding. Which meant Kelly emailed on the Sunday, called Monday morning before we were even in the studio, we met with them on the Thursday night, filmed their love story interviews on the following Wednesday and their wedding was on the Saturday!
Cutest Kids: This is a tough one to call. There were lots of super cute kids this year. Amy & Dean's boys, Jack and James looked so sweet in their little suits. Then there was little Oliver, Kirsty & Duncan's gorgeous boy who was dapper in his hat. But the winner of this category would have to be Andre & Kym's pigeon pair.
Best Photobooth Props: This is a tough one. There were loads of photo booths this year. The best props would have to be a tie between Kirsty & Duncan and Amy & Dean. Any guesses who the photographers are posing with us?
Most Fun Filming a Love Story: Also a tight call as we had a great time with Joni & Ben capturing Ben's first car and the two of them enjoying one of their favourite activities: canoeing on the Noosa River, but the award goes to Will & Charlie who were keen to show off their lego collection and treated us to a sword fighting routine (unfortunately not showing in the teaser!).
Most Wedding Shoes Worn On the Day: Jen work six pairs of Luboutin shoes thoughout her wedding day. Starting off with the tallest 4 inch heels, slowly stepping down to comfy flats to dance the night away.
Best New Last Name: Though it's less common these days for the bride to take her new husbands last name, this is one no bride could resist... 'Wedding'. Yep that's right Alyce became Mrs Alyce Wedding on her wedding day!
Well, we hope you enjoyed our look back through the weddings of 2011. There were plenty of other beautiful weddings with beautiful moments, too many to all make the list. We are looking forward to what 2012 brings and can't wait to produce a wedding film beyond your wildest imaginations!