A Proposal Story ~ From Dewi & Santo By Paper Cranes Productions
November 5, 2010
By: eddye
Australia & South Pacific

Paper Cranes Productions rounds out this week on The Little Black Book Blog! We hope that you guys are taking advantage of the short films we've been featuring this week from cinematographers who are changing the world of wedding memories! In this day and age, with sooooooo many options and choices ... there are just too many opportunities that simply shouldn't be missed during the days leading up to ... during ... and even after your wedding.

And thus ~ it is with great pride that today's featured wedding film is actually the proposal story of Santo and Dewi of Paper Cranes Productions!

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First, a bit of their story, from Dewi ...

This would be one of our greatest achievements… making our own pre-wedding film. The story is based on our true relationship journey. Starting at how we met, how we normally spend time together, until one day he popped the BIG question. The main concept of this film is the re-enactment of how Santo proposed to me using a lot of point of view shots from his eyes.

As for the proposal, he had been secretly planning this project for 3 months without me knowing any of the plans. Since he loves film-making so much, he expressed the "will you marry me?" using this medium. He asked all our close friends and family across the globe to make a short message clip directed to me with the topic "Why Dewi (myself) should say YES to Jack (this is his nickname) on her birthday?

He popped the question to me on my 24th Birthday with this proposal video by showing it on a new MacBook (Yes, he also gave me this laptop as a present for my birthday). I was already so surprised when he gave me the MacBook, and then suddenly there is another surprise which I didn't expect at all....he opened the MacBook and a log-in screen appeared. However, instead of the usual log-in screen, he had changed it to say, "Will You Marry Me?"

There were 3 different options (log in) - "Yes", "No", or "Call A Friend". I was quite numb by this time.  He said, "Since you are now still confused, I would say just choose "Call A Friend." Once I clicked that ... the picture of him holding a note saying "Please Click Here" appeared on the screen. Then, an arrow led me to click the proposal video. My heart was beating sooo fast...I couldn't hold my tears throughout watching the 20 min proposal video with all the special messages from more than 20 friends and family members across the globe.

He had also secretly prepared this little handy-cam next to the MacBook just before I watched the video!  I am so blessed to have him. I wouldn't ask for a better proposal than this. This video meant so much to us. I've been watching this film over and over, but I still get goosebumps and cry when I watch it!

We're pretty sure you will too!

Who is Paper Cranes Productions?

We are a group of artists with a passion for storytelling. Paper Cranes began its life in 2008 in Sydney - Australia, bringing together our skills and creativity to create beautiful Wedding Day Films and Pre-Wedding Films. Along the way, we have won multiple awards in both Australia and around the world, given educational presentations to industry peers, and gained plenty of new friends. With each project, our goal is simple: to tell a story in the most truthful and beautiful way, using our extensive skills in film-making.

They say that a wedding is about a love between two people. Yet, so many other elements have all played their part in delivering them to the same spot on that special day. It’s unfolding these stories and relationships that makes each project unique. To see a beautiful cake at the wedding reception is one thing - but to know it was made by the hands of three loving aunties of the bride gives it a whole new meaning. Everything, even the seemingly ordinary, becomes so enchanting and full of life - all you need to do is unfold the layers a little and reveal the real story behind it.

This is why we do what we do – to capture and unfold those hidden gems of your wedding day.

To see more of Santo and Dewi's magnificent work, and to read more about them, please visit their website and blog!