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Jonny + Shahmeem | Osterley Park | London, UK


Hi guys, Joanie thought it would be a good idea if I wrote the blog post this time around since I have such a history with everyone in this video. The format is gonna be a bit different than normal, I’m just gonna shoot straight from the heart and hopefully a sentence here and there will actually make sense:)

2 days, 2 ceremonies, 2 cultures, 2 amazing families, and of course, 2 beautiful people, both inside and out. Jonny’s like a brother to me, we’ve been friends for over 14 years now and it was an absolute blast filming his wedding. First of all, I didnt do much of the filming because there was just too much fun to be had. Joanie was responsible for most of it so I could enjoy the wedding to the max!

Normally Joanie writes a piece about each of the vendors, but in this case, both families just came together to help make everything happen. Shahmeem’s family completely transformed their homes in order to hold the turmeric ceremonies and Jonny`s family was always there to lend a helping hand. It was so amazing to see how much could be done when loving families are behind you!

Since the day Shahmeem entered Jonny’s life, he has just become happier in every way! She has a heart of gold and they are perfect for each other.

As both a cinematographer and a guest, I was put in some unique situations that i have to mention. As I was filming during the civil ceremony, the officiant asked for the rings (which was one of my duties). I actually had to pass my camera to the nearest guest, go up and hand Jonny the rings, and then dive back behind the camera. At the end of the ceremony, the officiant also asked me to introduce Jonny and Shahmeem as husband and wife. It suprised the hell out of me, but I was honoured to do it. I still don’t know to this day why that happened, but it was pretty cool none the less.

Oh yeah, I know what I said at the start of the video didn’t make any sense. If you thought that was bad, you should’ve seen the full speech the next night…tumbleweeds all around…

By the way, check out some of the photos Joanie took of the couple after their civil ceremony in Osterley Park. They didn’t have a professional photographer, so we decided to take some high res snaps so they could blow them up for their wall to remember their day!

Jonny/Shahmeem, I just want to conclude by saying a big thank you from Joanie and I. Even though it was the busiest week of your lives, you still took the time out of your schedules to make sure Joanie and I (and all of your guests) were taken care of. Both of you put everyone’s needs ahead of your own, even on your wedding day. This speaks volumes about the type of people you are. Thanks for an amazing week!

Nuthin but love,
Hen x

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Josephine Fortini Pizzolon -

Another amazing job! And how in the world did you do all that Joanie? Henry, looks like you are blessed with a great friendship. Well done!

Joanie Fong -

Thanks so much Josephine! It was certainly a balancing act, but it was lots of fun! You’re right, Henry is very lucky to have a great friend like Jonny!

Shahmeem M Coyne -

Words cannot explain how I am feeling right now, just come back from Ireland and I was eager to come home and watch it all over again at home with Jonathan… I knew when I met Jonathan that I was the luckiest girl in the world but I never knew what great friendships I have also made with everyone who knows him… the days were just perfect and out of this world, Henry and Joanie you both are like heaven sent friends, to have you film and do photography on our special day made it even more complete. I am forever indebted to you both, love you always and forever Shahmeem and Jonathan… xx

Geraldine Geri Nee -

Shahmeem, I had tears in my eyes watching it! Its just amazing from start to finish – the way the two days are as one is brilliant! I can’t imagine how emotional both you and Jonathan much have been watching it! Lots of love to you both, aunty xxx

Geraldine Geri Nee -

… just want to add – Amazing work there Henry and Joanie, you should be very proud! And it was great meeting you both at the wedding xxxx.

Sunita Beghi -

Shahmeem I just can’t explaine how good u both look in the video & the video the way it’s done it’s a dream wedding film anybody would love to have. I just can’t wait to watch the video now. I hope u both r well sweet. Tc spk soon

Shahmeem M Coyne -

hi aunty geraldine, thank you the whole 2 days were the best days of our lives… having loving family and friends around us made the whole days even more extra special… we hope to see you real soon! love shahmeem.

Shahmeem M Coyne -

thanks hun… love u lots xx

Henry Shephard -

hey shahmeem, your words made me tear up. it was 2 of the most fun filled days ever! in fact the whole 10 days we were there, were perfect! we both miss u guys and wish we could see u both more!!! cant wait to see u guys over here!!!

Henry Shephard -

thanks geraldine!! the wedding was amazing!! as u can tell from the video, we had a blast!! was great meeting you too!

Shikha Das Fakun -

hello!!! Shak and I jus watched the video. it’s sooo beautiful and you both look amazing….sad that i missed out on your big day. u look beautiful huni xx

Joanie Fong -

It was amazing meeting you too Geraldine! We had a blast :) So happy you liked the video! x

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