There are wedding films, and then there is this crazy awesome masterpiece from Lester & May, which is basically the coolest thing you’ll ever lay your eyes upon with two adorable sweeties, a seriously amazing story and one beyond stunning wedding. In other words, it’s worthy of your next 13 minutes and then some (you’ll HAVE to press repeat), so get cozy and push play. You’ll soooo thank me.
From Lester & May… Our first ever wedding film was Pete and Danica at Boomerang Farm QLD.
Our process to creating our films is lengthy and we value very highly getting to know our couples before their wedding day. We first met with Pete and Danica over champagne. They told us their story, how they met, what they first thought of each other, and how Pete proposed. We then began styling their film. Pete and Danica are very fun and creative. They weren’t shy of being in front of the camera so we designed a style shoot around their story and filmed it a couple of weeks after their wedding. We used this footage at the beginning of their film, with custom designed animations, to create a quirky and cheeky introduction into Pete and Danica’s love story.
We spent two full days filming their wedding and their style shoot. We then spent over 120 hours editing, animating, designing and colour grading their film. We shoot on RED epic which is a cinema grade camera. We also shoot in 4K digital at 120fps (slow motion). This is a heavy camera is be carrying around for 2 days. But it’s worth it. Combined with Digby’s cinematography this camera helps us capture the most breathtaking, emotional footage.
Our aim with every wedding is to capture the moments people miss. The weather, the styling, the textures. The grooms deep breath when he first sees his bride and dad’s face as he gives away his daughter. The details in the style for this wedding were gorgeous. Pete and Danica approached their day with a very DIY feel. Combining their own creations with Helena’s Styling and the natural aestetics of Boomerang Farm, they created a warm, rustic, beautiful day.
For the style shoot. Digby and I took inspiration from the wedding and Pete and Danica’s backgrounds to build a set that subtly blended with their wedding style and allowed for us to create animations and story around the couple.
Photography: Feather and Stone Photography | Cinematography: Lester & May | Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes | Reception Venue: Boomerang Farm | Catering: Coastal Roast | Brides Make-Up: Tamika Make Up & Beauty | Stylist: Helena Event Design