Day 3 of Vanisha & Aneesh's wedding celebrations started bright and early with Vanisha's bridal dressup while the the Mandap (ceremony stage) was being built overlooking the Charles River. (Day 1 and 2 is at vimeo.com/52766844 in case you missed it).
An energetic baraat, a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, cocktails, reception preparations, lights, sound, speeches, flawless performances and a party rocking into the wee hours of the morning gave us exactly what we needed to make this a dazzling wedding film.
Credits at 14:02 to all the vendors who made this day perfect!
That's what Shruti and Rishi told us they wanted from their wedding trailer, which would be based on 3 action-packed days of ceremonies, theatrical performances, speeches, a Baraat and dancing. Lots and lots of dancing.
As a wedding videographer, when you hear "give us Bollywood meets Scorsese" it's hard not to pee your pants with excitement. But instead of doing that, we re-watched Goodfellas; studied Bollywood movie trailers (I became mildly obsessed); and began planning shots with feverish excitement.
Possibly the only person who had more creative shot ideas for this wedding was the groom. Rishi is a serious Scorsese fan and we think he missed his calling in Hollywood. We often work with grooms who are a little camera shy, but not Rishi. This guy gave us blue steel to rival Zoolander and delivered a flawless De Niro homage at the bar during the reception. Every time I couldn't find Tom during the wedding, he'd be off in a corner planning a new shot idea with Rishi. I fear they may run away together and re-make Raging Bull.
But of course there's no way any man would run away from the lovely Shruti, who rivaled any Bollywood star with her incredible beauty and those eyes.... oh those eyes! Much like her groom, Shruti needed no coaxing to work it for our cameras in shot after breathtaking shot. Shruti runs a bridal make-up company, Goka Love (gokalove.com), and did her own make-up for the wedding. As you'll see in the trailer, she was a vision.
We're very lucky at Long Haul Films to work with couples from a wide range of races, religions and backgrounds. Sometimes people ask us who our ideal client is. And we say Shruti and Rishi are a perfect example-- a couple who are crazy in love, full of positive energy, brimming with creativity and whose wedding is utterly, entirely, wildly original. Working three long, hot, busy days with them felt like the best fun you could possibly have and still call it a job.
We're very excited to present Shruti and Rishi's wedding trailer, where Bollywood princesses mingle with Goodfellas and the crowd makes it rain napkins on a regular basis....
Amazing Wedding at Hyatt, Old Greenwich, CT.
* Full Coverage of Wireless LED Uplighting
* WHITE DANCE FLOOR
* Intelligent Lights,
* Earth-Shaking Sound System
* 2 Live Dhol Players
* Expecting More? No Problem!! We have everything you're looking for.
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