Bollywood meets Martin Scorsese.
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....
Also have to add, it was a huge pleasure to work with the smart, energetic, super cool Nicole Chan (nicolechanphotography.com) and her team. Her photos of the day are epic and you need to look at some of them now (nicolechanphotography.com/boston-indian-wedding-ceremony-shruti-rishi-attleboro-wedding-day2/). Also thanks to the Kirkbrae Country Club (kirkbrae.com/), where the Sunday night reception was held.
The fabulous song in this trailer was licensed through themusicbed.com and is called Lost and Found by Katie Herzig . Bet it will be playing in your head all day (in a good way). I love it!