Date: 29 October 2016
Location: Airlie Beach, QLD
Venue: Villa Botanica
Wedding videography at Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays was like filming in a slice of tropical paradise, especially at Villa Botanica, which is where our wonderful couple, Jerusa & Nicholas, were married. Guests flew in from near and far for this magical destination wedding.
Jerusa and her bridesmaids and parents enjoyed many affectionate moments as they prepared for the big day. The warmth in the room didn’t come from the climate alone, but from the love and fondness being shared all round.
And there she was, presented by her father, and watched by all. When the bride walks down the aisle, it’s a breathtaking moment for everyone…
Especially the groom! (And don’t his groomsmen know it?!)
As Jerusa and Nicholas exchanged vows, it wasn’t just an emotional time for both of them, but for their friends and family too. A wedding film captures all the precious moments (some that can so easily be missed), including the bridesmaid in the background fluttering away her tears as she wiped her eyes.
But the tears melted into celebration as Jerusa and Nicholas became man and wife.
Each of the bridesmaids and groomsmen made a unique entrance, whether it was doing a shoulder shrugging dance…
Entering with a bang, James Bond style…
Or in a flurry of flamenco-style dance!
And finally, the bride and groom, holding hands in celebration made an entrance that dazzled the entire room.
Wedding receptions are all about celebrating momentous occasions with those nearest and dearest to you, whether it’s clinking glasses and chatting over the meal, or cutting the cake and dancing.
Wedding receptions are also about speeches, and Jerusa had a fabulous tale to tell during her speech. A tale that loops through time, randomly book-ending her and Nicholas’s life as boyfriend and girlfriend, sealing their path as husband and wife.
“So, eight years ago we started dating, and back then was when we started using Facebook, and I just realised you could post things on people’s walls. So one of the first things I posted on Nick’s wall was a beautiful beach picture, which I told him I’d like to go one day with you. He replied back saying, ‘Of course, I’ll take you there one day’. Yesterday we went ocean rafting … and guess what, that was the beach picture that I posted on Nick’s Facebook wall. It is that place and we finally made it. And you took me there yesterday. And today you took my hand. And I love you.”
Why Jerusa’s speech sums up the importance of wedding cinematography
Photographs tell a story, but they’re silent stories that rely on memories to bring them to life, memories that can sometimes change and fade over the years. Photos also don’t capture spoken words or the way in which those words are spoken. The quiver in a vow, the smile in a sigh, the joy in a speech. A film shares a series of unforgettable, priceless stories that can be watched and relived time and time again.
At the end of the night, Jerusa and Nicholas walked through the sparkling guard of honour into their new lives as a married couple.
The stars sparkled too, as our time-lapse videography captured perfectly.
As wedding cinematographers we incorporate the beauty of the surroundings into the beauty of our couple’s love story.
We also capture little location details that are sometimes unnoticed on the busy day, which can be relished later.
From all of us at Marry Me Movies, we’d like to thank Jerusa and Nicholas for asking us to film their wedding. We wish them eternal happiness in their everyday paradise.
Whether you’re getting married at Airlie beach in the Whitsundays or in a small backyard in an outer suburb, paradise is where your love is, and we’d be honoured to capture it. Near or far, couples choose us because we’re different to everyday wedding videographers; we’re cinematographers who create documentary-style movies.
— The Marry Me Movies Team ♥