Aug 24, 2011
St. Olav, Oslo, Norway Gamle Logen Photo: Paul Vincent Photo Gown: Veluz
Overwhelmed to be documenting a wedding for the second time at Oslo, Norway, and my third European wedding at that. Stoked to be working side by side with my photographer friend, Paul Vincent and thrilled to see a Veluz gown and barong. Makes me also the proudest every time I realize that my second cinematographer is my wife.
Truly love crosses all boundaries. It cuts across traditions and culture. In this SDE you will find how Morten and Michelle combined Norwegian and Filipino traditions making it a fun-filled event for all and not just a wedding celebration but for everybody to get to know each other.
Aug 20, 2010
Jens & Joy (Oslo, Norway)
I met Jens & Joy when they went home in the Philippines last December 2009. We did an E-session and save-the-date video for them which gave them an idea to fly me to Norway to document their wedding. Everything was in passing. Nothing was confirmed, I thought it was just an idea. Until the day before we have to fly and a ticket was bought for us. I was overwhelmed by the thought of going out of Asia to do a wedding video. Yes, it was my first time to cover a wedding out of the country and alone at that. Thanks to Paul & Ayvih who extended assistance whenever I needed it.
Jens & Joy made sure we’re comfortable, and that we had our daily dose of fresh Norwegian Salmon. Talk about Filipino hospitality… their family & friends gave us a hearty warm welcome that I almost forgot I was in Norway.
I admit that I easily get carried away by dramas. Movies sometimes make me cry. When I heard their vows to each other I can’t help but get my eyes misty again. And, they had a very solemn ceremony which was celebrated by a Filipino priest.
The wedding reception took place until the wee hours of the night. And the partying and the booty shakin’ lasted till the morn which was energized by a sushi buffet. Jens & Joy haven’t had a bit sleep but the day after their wedding, they even found enough energy to tour us around.
It was an experience that I wont forget ever. Gaining new friends & a European summer encounter though brief is something that I would tag as “priceless”.