Storytelling

Andrew + Shaan

 

Love knows no distance. It isn't everyday that we hear of a successful Long Distance relationship. Yet, Andrew and Shaan managed to prevail all the obstacles and challenges, and bridge the many thousand miles that stand between them initially. Today, they are closer than ever, as Husband and Wife. 

But having their families on separate continent isn't very convenient. The couple first held an intimate reception in America. Being back in Singapore, where Shaan was born and raised, the couple held another reception to commemorate this milestone with Shaan's family and friends. This was also a perfect opportunity for a reunion for all their relatives and friends around the region. 

The wedding was a cultural immersion for Andrew and his family. Keeping to Shaan's North Indian traditions, the Vivaah Sanskar was a visual extravagance of vibrant colours. The ladies had elegant and intricate henna designs (Mahendi) embroidered onto their skins. It was the first time Andrew and his Father donned a turban to compliment the Pathani suit they were wearing. Though it was the first time for Andrew, families and friends experiencing the Hindu's tradition, they seemed to enjoy every moment of it.

The wedding ended with a cozy dinner banquet at Four Seasons Hotel. It was a jocular yet emotional evening, with heartfelt gratitude to their parents and well-wishes from their friends streaming from all over the globe. The dinner ended at the dance floor, and the DJ spinning Bollywood hits. Everyone, those young and those young-at-heart, partying like they do in Mumbai. It was definitely a joyous night for everyone.

Ken + Lishan

We shot their wedding portraiture in Australia and from there, we learnt of Ken and Lishan's love story during their overseas studies in Brisbane, University of Queensland. However, we couldn't come to a final decision on what we should capture for their video as we also knew that they were very close to their friends. Therefore, we met up the bridesmaids and groomsmen which also happened to be their closest friends. What's more, all of them knew each other and some of them are even friends in Australia.

Sure enough, talking to them altered our perspective on how we would like to film their wedding. Without further explanation, let's let the video do the talking instead.


And here are the photographs

Melvin + Ivy

When we first met with Melvin and Ivy, they shared with us briefly on how they've started dating, albeit with a hint of reluctance. They were convinced that their story wasn't eventful or 'interesting' enough but that is not true, at least for us. Melvin is a guy who was sensitive to Ivy's needs and he really came through for her when she met with an accident just a few days before the wedding. It was a timely reminder of how important they are to each other.

At 50nfifty, we are far less about the wedding details and we would like to remove the paradigm that everything needs to be filmed on the wedding day.

The storytelling process starts with the people. Who they are, what they are about, and what makes them different deserves as much attention as the actual wedding events.

 

Robertson + Joanne

They are not your typical run-of-the-mill couple. Every weekend is a new adventure for them, be it handcrafting sessions or cycling trips. Robertson would always come up with some quirky ideas and Joanne being the ever sweet, endearing girl would be sporting enough to enjoy the activities. Their wedding marks a major milestone for them, 10 years in the making! We had the pleasure of telling their story as it is through our craft.