A couple of months ago, we posted the highlights of Paul and Michelle's wedding, which took place in Panama. The events are split in two parts; first, the Panama episode, where they held the religious ceremony and had a lovely brunch with family and friends. Now I'm posting the second part, the Ohio episode.
After shooting their wedding in Panama, I had the honor of being asked by Paul and Michelle to shoot their wedding in Ohio, US. It was an incredible experience, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity. The whole weekend was a blast, and not only did I get to be part of their wedding, but I got to share lots of time with their family and friends, which made the whole thing a delightful experience.
Being a storyteller, there were several aspects of the weekend that caught my attention and that I felt it was important to reflect on their movie. Even though the "main event" was the reception, I like to think of the entire event as the Wedding Weekend instead of just the reception, because there were other things going on, little details that made this a very special weekend. First off, since they were already married, Paul and Michelle and their family, were very relaxed...simply put, they were getting ready for a big fun-filled weekend. Secondly, the morning of the event we have Michelle's family and Paul's friends (who flew in from pretty much everywhere in Latin America) all helping out with the decoration of the hall, which I thought it was a unique moment that you rarely get to see, and it tells you so much about the marvelous people they all are. And finally, the location...most things took place in Michelle's mom's house, which is surrounded by amazing scenery, and was a big part of the entire weekend.
Once again, I want to thank Paul and Michelle, and their friends and family for the opportunity, the support, and their friendship. I hope you all enjoy this piece.
Produced by TOMA 4
Directed and Edited by ARIEL ARAUZ BARNES
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