We weren’t prepared for Sunny + Adam’s elopement. Not at all.
Sure, we knew where it was happening. We knew who was involved and what time it was taking place.
But we weren’t prepared for them. We weren’t prepared for their story.
It was epic, and it floored us.
When Sunny first emailed us, she was worried there wouldn’t be enough happening on their wedding day for us to be able to make a good film.
This seemed like a strange notion to us. The way we see things, everyone has a remarkable story to tell, and our challenge as filmmakers is to seek out that story and tell it as best we can.
And that’s the best thing about what we do – about the stories we get to tell. It sounds like a cliché, but every couple is different, each wedding is unique, each story is original.
It’s as fresh and exciting for us as it is for our couples. And that’s our secret sauce.
After we met them both for breakfast, Sunny + Adam choose to get ready together in a home they rented in Lorne, Victoria. Sunny was able to make sure Adam’s bow tie was straight, and it was an opportunity for us to capture some candid moments of them together.
And how could we forget Tara the Chihuahua. It’s not often you meet a dog with painted nails…
The stunning Erskine Falls was chosen as the backdrop for their intimate elopement. And what a beautiful site it was. It’s difficult to articulate with words just how special the moment was.
The awesome Lindsay Carroll officiated the ceremony and our photographer mates Fred + Hannah acted as the official witnesses.
After they were wed, we all celebrated together with champagne and cheese, before heading off for some portraits.
Feeling the effects of a long day, we all shared a meal together at the Lorne pub, reflecting on the day’s events. It was here we suggested we record the moment when they called their families to let them know they were now husband and wife. It was so, so awesome to be able to capture that.
The whole day was an intensely personal affair for Sunny + Adam, and we’re incredibly humbled that they asked us to be a part of it. We hope we did their story justice.
Cinematography: Humdrum Films humdrumfilms.com.au
Photography: Fred + Hannah fredandhannah.com
Celebrant: Lindsay Carroll lindsaycarroll.net
Ceremony Location: Erskine Falls
Music Licensing: The Music Bed themusicbed.com
Shot on RED Epic Dragon, Canon 5D MK3, Canon 1014 Super 8