It was an amazing two days witnessing the love between Kuntal and Jeppe, two gorgeous people (both inside and out) uniting two very different cultures together as one! What I’ve been told is that Danish weddings are a tad more subdued in comparison to Indian weddings, which can be quite grandiose! I think Kuntal said it best in her speech when she thanked Jeppe and his family for participating in her dream wedding, which may have been quite a foreign experience for them! Every one of Jeppe’s family members couldn’t have looked happier on the day, so we’re sure this foreign experience was welcomed with open arms! And at the end of the day, happy guests = a wedding videographers dream, as you have so much happiness to capture on video.
VENUE: The couple had their wedding at Nestleton Waters Inn, which was a venue I had considered for my own wedding. If you’re looking for beautiful marquees and backdrops, this space is for you! Although it’s not located in the GTA and in Port Perry, they operate as a B&B as well! So couples and their guests have the option of making their wedding, a lovely weekend away. I was very impressed with all the different spaces that you could use for the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and the reception – everything just tied in so nicely together and is the perfect foundation for any decor ideas and colour schemes you may have for your wedding. Not to mention it all looked great on video too of course!
DECOR: What a treat for the eyes! From all the bright colours of the henna party, to the deep reds/greens/golds of the ceremony, and then lastly to the romantic pinks and champagnes of the reception – the colours were just a treat to behold! The flowers were stunning, with decor (and a beautiful cake) to match. The bride did an amazing job putting this all together. Bravo Kuntal!
PHOTOGRAPHER: We had a great time working with Jamieson Dean from Jamieson Dean Photography. We actually met him a few years back when he shot at our cousin’s wedding. We remember the photos being amazing, and he certainly continues to do brilliant work! Check him out!
DJ: This is the first time we have ever worked with a female DJ, and we don’t know why! DJ Lynz (Lindsey Pallister) did a fab job that night and certainly shows that there should be more females representing in this line of work!
MUSIC: We have been waiting and waiting and waiting to use this song, All this Time by OneRepublic, for the right couple and the right wedding video. Once we reviewed the footage, we knew this was it! We fell in love with this song the first time we heard it, and it was the perfect backdrop for Kuntal and Jeppe’s highlights. Their love for one another really propels the song forward and makes you really listen to the lyrics (which are beautiful)! We also started off the video with the very famous Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker, by Pytor Tchaikovsky. The timing and playful melody of the song worked perfectly with the ‘cutting of the socks’ ceremony and tied in with the Danish tradition of dancing to a Waltz at the end of the wedding night (which Kuntal and Jeppe did so elegantly!).
CUTTING OF THE SOCKS: Just thought I would take this opportunity to explain the Danish ‘Cutting of the socks’ tradition at weddings. What’s the point of it all? Apparently, it’s to stop the husband from being unfaithful. In the old days, a Dane would only have one pair of boots and socks. Unsuspecting maidens would be able to tell if he was married man, as soon as he took his boots off! LOL! We learn something new at every wedding!
Huge thanks to Jeppe and Kuntal for giving us the opportunity to be a part of their amazing day. You two remind us how special it is to find love and make it work, even though you come from two different countries! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together!
Until the next post,