A few weeks ago I wrote about a pre-wedding video I filmed in Cambridge, recreating the start of Jaz and Amz’s love story. The couple met on a popular Asian dating site and quickly realised they had found the real deal. Despite Jaz living in Birmingham and Amz being based in Norwich, they knew there was nothing that could get in the way of their love and, after a chilly first date on a winter weekend in Cambridge they were soon planning a summer Sikh wedding at the magnificent Gurdwara Bedford.
They might have had a modern meeting, but Jaz and Amz wanted to celebrate their Punjabi heritage with a traditional ceremony. The groom and his family made their way to the beautiful white domes of the Gurdwara Bedford accompanied by drums and musicians. A wedding videographer couldn’t ask for a better Sikh wedding venue, and I used a drone to get some fantastic aerial shots.
No one could fail to be touched by the strong affection these two have for each other. Their introduction was contemporary, but the story of their love is as old as time itself. Having got to know Jaz and Amz while I filmed their pre-wedding video, doing their wedding cinematography was relaxed and fun – they were used to me, and I knew how to put them at ease in front of the camera. A pre-wedding or engagement video is like a dress-rehearsal for the big event, and always makes a wedding video easier for the bride and groom.
There was no expense spared on the reception, which was at the Wyboston Lakes Hotel. Everything was of the best quality, including an incredible five-tier Disney inspired cake presented on a swinging table. Dry ice swirled romantically around the couple as they took to the floor for their first dance, giving the impression that they were literally on cloud nine! Bangara dancers injected even more colour and energy, and it wasn’t long before the rest of the guests got up and danced too.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to have been involved in Jaz and Amz’s wedding day. I wish them a very long and happy life together. Congratulations!