There were two important elements we knew we wanted to focus on going into Adam and Chrisia’s big day: the fact that they have been together for nine years (!) since the day Adam worked up the nerves to ask her to their senior prom, and the fact that they love to play board games together. When they invited us over for a coffee at their home, we discovered yet another element we wanted to capture. Looking around at all the lovely paintings in their house, Adam and Chrisia not only told us that Chrisia’s dad, Roberto, was a painter, but that he was working on a piece for their wedding day.
If we could work all these different ideas into the final product, we knew we would be able to make the perfect wedding film for Adam and Chrisia. The board games was the first piece of the puzzle to come together. We suggested to them that after sharing their first look, they play a round of one of their many board games. They liked the idea and picked Scrabble (double win :D). As for the prom and paintings aspects of the film, we planned and planned on different shots that would help tell these stories and went into their day with an inkling that someone would bring either topic up and we’d be able to capture the conversation.
If you had told us we would have the opportunity to combine these storylines visually and emotionally as we did in their wedding film, we wouldn’t have believed you. But when Chrisia’s parents took to the podium for their speech, Roberto not only told the story of Adam and Chrisia’s first date on their prom night, but he told it through the perspective of a father, sending his daughter off on her first date, and now giving her away on her wedding day. It was beautiful, emotional, and also the perfect way to play up on the importance of the painting Roberto had made for Adam and Chrisia.
As always, we have probably gotten too excited and talked up a storm. Watch their wedding film below and let us know your thoughts!