Here is Tao and Tony's Oheka Castle wedding highlight reel. When the Chinese bride wants little Bollywood in her wedding film, we are up for the challenge. It was an honor to film Tao and Tony's wedding. First time when I talked to Tao Tao (Abbie), first thing she said was “I love your work and I really want you to film my wedding. What do you need from me?”. I knew right away that we are about to film a wedding for the bride who will be so awesome to work with. I was 110% right. I had a blast filming there wedding which took place at Oheka Castle,Huntington, NY.
After we finished all the formalities, we started talking more about the wedding film we want to create which would truly capture who they are. I quickly learned that Abbie is a huge Bollywood fan. She said “I got to have a shot in which we both run towards each other and then hug”. One can’t get more Bollywood than that. Such a simple thing for me to do but it meant lot to Abbie. The point I am trying to make here is that understanding what our clients want is our highest priority. Two brides can’t be same so it is SO important for us to know each of them and create something truly personalized. There Oheka Castle wedding was no less than any Bollywood movie.
You may have noticed that I am keep saying “bride” and there is no mention of the groom and here is why. Tony is the coolest groom I ever met. He is so cool that first thing he said is “Nayeem tell me what you want me to do and I will do it. All I want is that Abbie is happy and she gets what she wants in her wedding film”. It goes without saying that Abbie wanted Oheka Castle wedding.
Their wedding day was just perfect. If I remember correctly, it was 70 degrees and little wind which was just perfect for outdoor ceremony. My favorite part was the release of white doves. According to the officiant “The actions of the doves demonstrate this beautifully. Once released, the doves fly higher and higher together as they seek their way home.” I have to admit one thing. We though it will be easy to follow the doves with the drone to get a cool shot but we were no where near it. It was just impossible but we were able to capture some great shots of the Oheka Castle wedding ceremony with the drone.
After Abbie show the highlight reel, she said “It’s beautiful and we are speechless. It is way better than we expected. Everyone is going to love it. Thank you so much”. Tony said “Nayeem keep doing what you are doing because you are great at it”. Nothing is more satisfying that hearing such great words from the bride and groom.
Here are few screenshots from the highlight reel.
Here is the list of awesome vendors:
Florist: Metro Floral Decorators
Hair: Make-Up Pro
Officiant: Reverend Will Mercer
Lighting: Ambient Events
Photographer: Brian Hatton
Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Groom’s Attire: Zegna Couture
Photo Booth: Fun Booth
Horse & Carriage: Regal Carriage Inc