Tuesday, 29 December 2009
This is the recap of their wedding day, done a little bit differently to our usual recaps. We wish Fiona and Michael all the best and thank them for allowing us to be a part of their special day. Enjoy the recap!
Filmed by Nina and Hunter. Edited by Jason.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Check out Nina's excellent entry "Bound For Invercargill", and more details about the competition here, and register to vote for her to win! Voting closes on 15th January, so please get in quick to help her out.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
The ceremony was held in the Erskine Chapel in Island Bay, and the reception was in the Skyline Function Centre at the top of the Cable Car, providing stunning views over Wellington. This is the highlights of their day.
Filmed by Fran & Hunter. Edited by Jason.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
At this stage our couple wish to keep their Love Story video a surprise for their guests at their wedding, so watch this space and we will reveal the winning couple and display their special love story video in the coming months.
In the meantime, don't hestitate to contact us for your Wellington Wedding Video for the 2009/2010 wedding season, we have limited dates left available. And if you'd like a Love Story video for yourself, or someone you know, contact us now to book it in!
See you all at the Spring Wellington Wedding Show on October 4th!
Rob Driessen Photography http://www.rdphotography.co.nz/
The Overseas Terminal, Chaffers Marina
Sunday October 4th - 10.30am - 3.30pm
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Now it is up to you to vote! Read their stories below, and click on your favourite couple to vote. Please choose wisely as you can only vote once, only 1 vote per email address will be accepted.
Voting ends on 22nd September - so get your votes in quick!
AMANDA & NATHAN
As young kids, boy and girl live next door in a small-town suburb. Their parents become friends. One family moves away but the children must endure regular visits to the others house. The rebellious redhead prefers to play Playstation than talk to girl. The girl is always studying. Girl moves to Wellington for university and the only person she knows there is a certain boy from her childhood. They meet up. At our wedding, we will have been together five years.
And cue the happy ending.
Michael had a ticket for the Wales Vs All Blacks test in Cardiff a few weeks after our trip. I was living in Cardiff and said he could crash at my house for the weekend - he stayed for 6 months!
Unbeknown to us, we had both lived in London a street apart from each other 3 years earlier. Im sure his drunken behaviour would have terrorised me on the night bus and now I find myself about to marry him!
To vote for Fiona & Michael, click here. Remember to put their names in the subject, and only vote once.
VICTORIA & MICHAEL
A beautiful summers day, 31/01/2009, saw me eating brunch at the waterfront with a friend, who for weeks before had insisted we get together. While at brunch she surprised me with a helicopter ride that she had won via her work (travel agent) and wanted to share with me as a belated birthday gift.
On the helicopter I was shown various sights of wellington and told we would land to view Seals out past Red Rocks. To my complete surprise when we landed it wasnt Seals I saw, but Michael, my boyfriend of 6 years, ring in hand.
To vote for Victoria & Michael, click here. Remember to put their names in the subject, and only vote once.
Congratulations to all our finalists! Remember to get your votes in quickly as voting closes on 22nd September 2009.
Sunday, 23 August 2009
Tell us your interesting love/relationship story in 100 words or less and BE IN TO WIN your very own LOVE STORY VIDEO valued at $695. Your story could be about how you met, how you got together, the marriage proposal or anything you wish and don’t forget to include a recent photo of the 2 of you.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The competition is open to all couples getting married in Wellington, Kapiti or Wairarapa between 1st November 2009 and 31st March 2010. You don’t have to be living in the Wellington Region, but you must be available for 1 day of filming at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding date.
HOW TO ENTER
Click here and start writing your interesting story of 100 words or less. Upload a recent photo of the 2 of you and make sure we receive it by midnight on Sunday 13th September 2009.
From there we will decide on up to 5 finalists and publish their stories right here on our blog. Then we’ll let our Crystal Clear community vote for their favourite story.
The couple with the highest number of votes will win a Love Story video produced free of charge – valued at $695!!!! This will be provided on DVD and will also be uploaded to our blog.
Got a winning story? Don’t miss out on this great prize - get your entry in today.
Fill out the entry form here.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE…
ALL couples who book a wedding video with Crystal Clear Productions during the promotion period (24th August – 22nd September) will receive a $150 discount off our Silver or Gold wedding packages.
Couples who book a Crystal Clear wedding package during the promotion period AND a Love Story Video will pay only $595 for their Love Story, a saving of $100. Contact us today to discuss your wedding videography package.
JUST LAUNCHED - 2 NEW WEDDING VIDEO OPTIONS
We’ve just added 2 new video options to our packages which are produced prior to your wedding:
Save the Date AND Love Story
SAVE THE DATE is a personalised short clip from you inviting your wedding guests to ‘save the date’. This creative online video invitation will have all your guests talking. Contact us today for more information on this great alternative to paper invitations.
LOVE STORY is a video made prior to your wedding and tells the story of your relationship so far. It is made with quirky interviews individually and/or together and some fun, candid video footage of the 2 of you hanging out. The Love Story video is usually played on a big screen at your reception as an introduction to your entrance, speeches or first dance. It’s a great way to set the mood.
Click here to view an example of a Love Story video made by d’nm wedding films in Sydney.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Jo wore a gorgeous white with pink Jane Yeh gown, it is hand dyed silk chiffon. They are both a bit "car mad" so they loved being able to include their 2 mustangs in the day, and they certainly made for a spectacular arrival. It was also very special for Jo & Robin that their children were involved in their Bridal Party.
Jo & Robin got together because of their love of showing and breeding German Shepherds, so it was also great to have their German Shepherd Eros with them in their wedding photos. He only arrived from Germany just before Christmas. They even had a bride and groom German Shepherd on top of their wedding cake!
Congratulations Jo & Robin, we wish you all the best for your future, and would like to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day. We hope you enjoy this recap of the wedding day.
Filmed by Hunter and Nina. Edited by Hunter.
Photos courtesy of Matt Campbell.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Arriving in style - Mustangs and a Kombie - the day was as fun, laid-back and carefree as Kylie & Andy. They are such a great couple and our team really enjoyed spending the day with them. We'd like to thank Kylie & Andy for letting us be a part of their special day. We hope you enjoy watching their highlights below.
Filmed by Hunter and Ryan. Edited by Hunter.
It was great to work with Adrian de la Feunte again from Duo Photography, here are a few of his gorgeous photos.
Images © adrian de la fuente wedding photojournalism
Sunday, 14 June 2009
This is a cinematic highlights of their wedding day narrated mainly by the Best Man Philip, who made a fantastic speech. As Scott says, this is the "completion of our family unit" - their love for each other and their children was evident throughout the day.
We'd like to thank Meredith & Scott for asking us to share this day with them, and also a big thank you to Justine at Boomrock for her wonderful hospitality. We hope you enjoy the highlights of their beautiful wedding.
Filmed by Ryan and Jackson. Edited by Hunter.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Wellington put on beautiful weather for the day, and the views from Boomrock were absolutely breathtaking (see photos below from Inspire Photography).
The reception was full of fun and laughter, firstly with the activities at Boomrock that many guests got to enjoy and then the evenings entertainment with the singing waiters. It was a fantastic evening that many will remember for a very long time. We'd like to thank Jemma and Michael for including us in this memorable occassion. Also a big thanks to Justine and the team at Boomrock, and to the photographer Penny Townes, it was great to work with you!
Here is a recap of Jemma and Michael's day, and some photos from Inspire Photography below.
Photographer - Inspire Photography
Reception Venue - Boomrock
Entertainment - Ward and Tutheridge
Filmed by Fran & Jason. Edited by Jason.
All images © Inspire Photography
Friday, 8 May 2009
Nina & Adam were married in the Wairarapa on 28th February 2009. Unfortunately the bad weather meant they had to move their planned outdoor ceremony indoors, and their photoshoot was held in covered locations - thank goodness for wet weather plans! But it all turned out wonderfully and the evening was filled with many meaningful speeches. Their first dance to ACDC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" was certainly a great treat for the guests.
We would like to thank Nina and Adam for allowing us to share their special day with them. We hope you enjoy this short recap of the day.
Filmed by Ryan and Carlos. Edited by Hunter.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Irina & Alan arrived at Pencarrow Lodge by helicopter and enjoyed a wonderful evening with their guests. When it came time for their First Dance, everyone watched in amazement as Irina & Alan performed a beautiful routine.
Irina says: "We were relieved that after four weeks of practice the dance came together without any glitches- Especially that Alan didn't drop me.
After 18 months of planning, everything came together perfectly for our wedding day. Even the tropical cyclone the day before was lifted and we were treated to wonderful weather. Thank you to everyone for making it such a special day. We will truly remember it for the rest of our lives."
This is an extract from their wedding video, showing their truly beautiful First Dance, and also the highlights of the day. The stunning photos below were taken by Rob Driessen, you can view more of Irina & Alan's wedding photos here. It was a pleasure to work with Rob again, we always have a lot of fun filming on his shoots.
We wish Irina & Alan all the best for their future, and thank them for allowing us to share this incredibly special day with them. Please feel free to leave a comment.
Irina & Alan - Wedding Recap and First Dance from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Ryan and Nina. Edited by Jason.
These are some of the stunning photos by Rob Driessen Photography.
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Rob Driessen Photography www.rdphotography.co.nz
Saturday, 4 April 2009
Wellington put on beautiful weather for Kiri & Cameron, and it was a hot day for their photoshoot. Photographers Chris McCarthy and Melanie Dixon of Wellington Photographers worked hard and fast to get lots of stunning pictures throughout the day. While the bridal party were on their photoshoot, we filmed the guests enjoying the sun at The Boat Shed. Chris managed to take this great photo (left) of one of our videographers Fran, and caught her slightly off-guard! You can view the other photos Chris & Melanie took of Kiri and Cameron here.
We'd like to thank Kiri and Cameron for asking us to share this special day with them. This is a recap of their wedding day, to the 1950's jazz song by Nina Simone "My Baby Just Cares For Me." We hope you like it!
Kiri & Cameron - Wedding Recap from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Fran and Carlos. Edited by Hunter.
Thursday, 26 March 2009
Nina & Adam - Wedding Trailer from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Ryan and Carlos. Edited by Hunter.
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Congratulations Milana & Jared, we wish you all the best for your future. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day.
We hope you all enjoy this recap of their wedding day. Feel free to leave a comment below.
Milana & Jared - Wedding Recap from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
To watch this video in HD please click here.
Click here to view the Trailer for Milana and Jared's wedding video.
Filmed by Fran and Ryan. Edited by Hunter.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
At the reception Chloe & Daniel performed "Fire and Ice" by Ben Harper, and this is what we've used for this Wedding Recap. Chloe explains the significance of this song to them:
"It was a song I put on an album I sent to Daniel when he was in Switzerland for the summer very early in our relationship, and has become one of our favourite songs. We loved the words, and thought they would be perfect to include in the wedding day."
This was our first time working with photographer Simeon Patience. Although it was quite windy, he got some great photos at Island Bay. Below are a few of his stunning photographs from the day.
Congratulations Chloe & Daniel and thanks for letting us be a part of your day.
Chloe & Daniel - Wedding Recap from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Jackson and Carlos. Edited by Jason.
Photography by Simeon Patience.
Monday, 2 March 2009
Milana & Jared - Wedding Trailer from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
To watch this video in HD please click here.
Filmed by Fran & Ryan. Edited by Hunter.
Martinborough put on the perfect weather - the sun was shining brightly and it was a very hot day. As you will see in this Recap Highlights, the day went perfectly as well. It was also great working with Adrian & Andrew from Duo Photography for the first time.
Congratulations Lauren and Scott, thank you very much for letting us share this beautiful day with you.
Lauren & Scott - Wedding Recap from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Fran. Edited by Jason.
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Millie Jeanette Hunt was born on the 11th of Feb, and weighed 4.06 kgs (9lbs). She arrived 18 days late and put her mother through quite an ordeal, but as you can see she was totally worth the wait!
She is just gorgeous and we wish Mum, Dad and Millie all the best. Here's a couple of pics taken just minutes after Millie was welcomed into the world.
Thursday, 19 February 2009
The Song List has been added to the list of links on the right hand column of our blog. Feel free to use it to help you select the music for your wedding video, or for your big day. You can still request songs that aren't on this list, or use the same song by a different artist, or a different song by the same artist.
The style of music you choose is completely up to you, and should reflect the two of you. The songs don't have to be love songs, and they don't have to be slow. To give your video a good Kiwi feel, you could select a lot of great NZ Music. You can use some recent modern songs by artists such as Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Colbie Callat so whenever you watch your video you are reminded of this time in your life. Or you can use some classic songs that have stood the test of time by artists such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone.
If you really can't decide, let us choose the music we think suits your video the best.
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
We will have an exhibit there, so come along to catch up with us and talk to us about your Wedding Video. Hope to see you there.
Sunday, 8 February 2009
It was great to work with our good friends at Silkworm Events who did a fantastic job. It was also great to work with photographer Simon Woolf and the team at Gear Homestead.
Congratulations to Nadia and Nathan, and thanks so much for allowing us to share your day with you.
Nadia & Nathan - Wedding Recap from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Jackson & Tony. Edited by Jason.
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Our first wedding for 2009 was for Laura and Jamie. Their ceremony at Old St Paul's Church was really special and included a song sung by their Bridesmaid Michelle. This is a short recap of their day.
Thanks to Laura and Jamie for allowing us to be a part of their day. Congratulations to you both!
Ceremony - Old St Paul's Church, Thorndon
Reception - Wellesley Hotel, Wellington
Laura & Jamie - Wedding Recap from CrystalClearNZ on Vimeo.
Filmed by Francesca & Jason. Edited by Jason.
As the multimedia world takes over the internet, we have decided to join in and have a Blog to help share more of our videos and other information with you. We hope you find information on this site that entertains, inspires or assists you.
We will have some photos and videos up soon, as well as some helpful articles and tips for helping with your wedding planning, or with your wedding video.
In the meantime feel free to check out some of our videos on our Portfolio page of our website: www.crystalclearproductions.co.nz/portfolio.html