March 2, 2016Geoff Schatzel

Lindenderry at Red Hill Wedding Bella and Luke

“What can we say? I don’t think there are any words that can describe just how grateful we are for what you have given us. After meeting you and spending hours watching your video highlights we knew that you were going to produce something amazing. However all of our expectations were exceeded and what you have created is beyond anything we ever imagined.”

“The way you captured our day is truly magical and we will cherish it for the rest of our lives. You really are a necessity for anyone getting married and we cannot recommend you highly enough. Not only have you given us this wonderful gift but you also made our day so relaxing and easy. You truly have an amazing talent and we are both so thankful for everything that you’ve done for us.”

“So once again, from the bottom of heart, thank you so much.”

Bella & Luke booked their wedding video before I had a chance to meet them face to face, but a cinematographers workshop in Melbourne gave me the opportunity to finally say hello. So at a French patisserie in Hawthorne – over four orders of french toast – Luke, Bella, her twin sister Melissa and I chatted about the big day.

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It became clear to me after a few short minutes that not only would this be one my favourite weddings to film but also one of my favourite couples. I could tell how excited they were not only about getting married but the fact that many family and friends would be making a huge effort to travel to the event from around the globe. One example was Luke’s brother, Gavin, who flew all the way from their native Scotland but could only stay for four days.

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I believe filming the preparations is a key component when producing a powerful short story such as this. The girls were having so much fun getting ready and Bella’s excitement was infectious. Both the bride and groom waited for my arrival before opening their cards to each other so I could capture their natural reactions. I guess I shouldn’t mention that Luke mistakenly gave Bella a ‘Happy Birthday Card’! (and if you have a quick eye you may be able to see it in the clip).

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The beautiful grounds of the Lindenderry Winery at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula provided a stunning backdrop for the ceremony and reception.

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Wedding Video Melbourne: Motion Art Cinematography
Mornington Peninsula Wedding Venue: Lindenderry at Red Hill
Dress: Bridal Studio Glasgow
Photography: Studio Max
Flowers: Kylie Meyers Flowers
Bagpipes: The Scottish Bagpiper

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