The Wedding of Henly + Vera

Same Day Edit by Garry

I consider myself a lucky filmmaker. While other movie directors may struggle with finding the perfect script and story to make a good movie, I just have to open my eyes and ears to a couple's love story and capture what I see. It is always interesting to me how a couple found love, how they overcame their differences, what obstacles they stumbled upon on their path towards the altar, and how their love grew in the midst of the difficulties and doubt. Following this journey moves me. And it should be the main focus of Same Day Edit videos such as these, so that the guests who come to celebrate the couple during the reception may share in the love story. Same day edits should be, in my honest opinion, realistic, cinematic, believable and yet romantic, and everlasting.

For Henly and Vera's video, we journeyed to Bangka, accompanied by Jakarta's own uprising photographer Jan Engelbert. He said he missed the original taste of the original Martabak Bangka and he's already friends with the bride and groom anyway so we decided to bring him along. (Ha!)

We had a fantastic time shooting on Paray Beach for 3 days and 2 nights. Big thanks to Mother Nature who delivered the wind that made everything pretty much alive. Huge thanks to the happy couple who shared their story, who showed their romantic sides at every turn (although it might have been harder for someone *wink at groom) and for being so completely natural in front of the camera. It is easier said than done, I know, and I truly appreciate that.

Congratulations again to the newlyweds. May all your wishes come true. And as for our viewers, thank you for watching. I hope you enjoyed the video. (English subtitles available)