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Tasmanian Wedding Video // Nikita + Mitch

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Tasmanian Wedding Video // Nikita + Mitch

It was quite difficult being in Brisbane and organising a wedding in Tasmania and trying to find vendors. When we found the Love Lab, it “felt right”. The way you capture a couples love and turn it in to a cinematic experience is right up our alley!! It was SO GREAT working with you!  The team is so easy to work with and I barely noticed you there. You’re like a fly on the wall that captures every intimate detail of the day! When I received my film I cried for the first seven times and watched it on repeat. Then I had a break to finish my wine. Watched it another five times and cried even harder. It was so amazing reliving the best day of our lives through the eyes of the Love Lab. Admittedly, videography was quite the afterthought for us, and we weren’t entirely sure if we even wanted video of the day. Looking at our film, I am 150% happy that we trusted Lewa’s vision and invested in this incredible film.” – Nikita and Mitch


A black wedding dress. A giant, bearded man who could wear “whatever the hell he wants.” Right from the start, Nikita and Mitch were unapologetically themselves. And we loved it.
I tell peeps that our films aren’t aren’t really about the wedding day, but what’s underneath.
Our films encapsulate what marriage looks like for that couple. It’s not about “completing” each other but “adding” to each other; bringing something more powerful to the world as the sum of the individual parts.
When Nikita first got in touch she said they’d be having an intimate non-traditional ceremony with their family at Thalia Haven on the East Coast of Tasmania.
We had the privilege to film them walking down the aisle on a clifftop ceremony overlooking the ocean, her two brothers performing a traditional Māori dance – the ‘haka” – in honour of their roots and heritage.
The only thing more epic than the adventure itself was honouring family and culture. Love should be celebrated, no matter where you come from. And true connectivity creates true happiness.
Nikita and Mitch, you are deeply connected. And it was an honour to witness it.
Thank you for including us.
We felt like family and It’s the first time we’ve been fed a 5-course meal at a wedding! Chur bro!

 

This day was made possible by:

Venue – Thalia Haven

Florist – Flora Gondwana

Celebrant – ‘Cinta Love’ Merren Civil Marriage Celebrant

Photographer – Janneke Storm

Wedding Dress – Sarah Joseph Courture

Make up – Nikita Pere

Hair StylistAmanda Clout 

Stylist Style My Day

Cake – Lily May Cake Design

SuitPolitix Menswear

Tasmanian Wedding Video // Lou + Phil

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Lou and Phil love story is a testament to the match making skills of Lou’s aunty Sue and Phil’s mum Dianne.

It all started on a nurse night shift.

Dianne asked Sue if she knew of any nice girls for her boy. Sue rattled her night shift brain and Lou came to mind.

After some “Facey” stalking they decided to put a proposal to Lou and Phil to meet.

They wouldn’t have a bar of it.

But Sue and Dianne persisted. And finally Lou and Phil caved and had coffee.

After four years of adventures, hunting sessions and working together, they’ve been inseparable.

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Photographer: Michelle Dupont (see her photos of the wedding HERE)
Celebrant: Kathryn Campbell 
Dress: Kalgoorlie Bridal store
Suits: Mensland
Makeup: Michelle Grosvenor (Bridesmaid)
DJ: Alex Ives – North West mobile DJ’S

See the extended version here:  https://vimeo.com/167226674

Tasmanian Wedding Video Quamby Estate // Farzin + Nikita

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Tasmanian Wedding Video Quamby Estate.

Farzin and Nikita.

This wedding touched me on so many levels. We go way back with many family and cultural ties. I went to college with Farzin and played laser tag with Niki’s cousins.

Nearly 20 years later, it is an honour to be here.


A big thank you to Stu Gibson, Tim, Alec and Dave for their amazing drone skills.
Photographer: Adam Gibson
Venue: Quamby Estate
Event Stylist: Rebecca Ellie Studio
MUA: Sharkra Medi Spa
Hair: Nyki Dourias

Music licensed through the Music Bed

 

Tasmanian Wedding Video Hobart

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Tasmanian Wedding Video Hobart.

Wendy was a friend of Peter’s late wife Trish. They met in Sydney whilst undertaking a course and shared many good times together, enjoying similar interests in each other’s company. Even before meeting Wendy, her name was often mentioned at home.

Trish and Wendy would often car pool for their lectures held in the evenings 7-9pm.  However, Trish would come home at midnight and Peter often wondered why. After some time, Peter approached her about it.

Her response: Wendy and I were chatting in the car. Scratching his head perplexed, Peter thought how can one talk for two hours into the night? This marked the beginning of a long and lasting relationship between Wendy and Trish.

In Trish’s absence, Wendy and Peter, over the years  developed a deep understanding of each other in a very caring relationship. They have strong family ties and strong strength and admiration for their children and grandchildren which have now been brought together by their union together.

The bonds of family also ties in with their choice of venue, High Peak. This estate was handed down by the Grant’s great grandfather Jack. In the 1890s, he planted the magnificent sequoia shown in the first shot of the video. The property is now under the care of Peter’s brother Jim and wife Annabelle who put in tremendous effort in getting the property ready for the wedding day. Thank you Jim and Annabelle!

A big thank you to all who made this happen:

Venue –  High Peak  (Incredible preparations by Jim and Annabelle Grant)
Marque –  Rollins Hire
Catering – Michael Norton (IndustryLink)
Photography – Fred and Hannah
Flowers – Fig Florist
Cake – Cakes by Grannie
Band – The Robinsons
Ceremony Music – Kate Flemming

Tasmanian Wedding Video // Dan + Louise

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Tasmanian Wedding Video  // Dan + Louise

Dan and Louise are such a delightful couple. Those peaceful moments between them full of peace, love and sincerity were inspiring.

They were beyond amazing and we felt like guests. It was such a pleasure to be with them on your wedding day.

To a long life of beautiful matrimony!

A few others who helped make the day possible:

Photography: Jonathan Wherrett
Catering: Hubert & Dan
Celebrant: Victoria Headlam
Makeup: AJ Makeup
Band: The Geale brothers

Music licensed through the Music Bed.

 

 

 

Tasmanian wedding video // Zhuwei + Kavina (pre-wedding)

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Tasmanian pre- wedding video

Love. How do you know love? Do you see it when you recognise it? Recently, it was our honour to meet Zhuwei and Kavina: A beautiful couple from Singapore who travelled to the other side of the world for a unique pre- wedding cinematography experience in Tasmania.

There they stood, on weathered rocks as patient as their love for each other. At the ends of the world, miles upon miles of vast ocean before them.

The rain drizzled upon their crowns, the wind slapped their skin in such conditions that would make mere mortals scurry for cover. But not these souls. These souls stood steady, tall and proud.

Her flowing, orange dress blew in the cold wind. He held her close, a gaze in his eyes that spoke of generations before him, those men who had found that one special person to spend their lives with. A gaze of wisdom. A gaze of assurance. A gaze that only stoic warriors in love have seen, and can recognise.

Zhuwei and Kavina reminded us that love is patient. Love is standing together, during trials and adversity, to overcome any obstacle in our path. Love is weathering the storm. (Literally!) To witness the glow in each other’s eyes as they held each other close, her face nuzzled against her chest. As if the weather had changed suddenly and the sun shone radiantly from above, we forgot about the rain. We forgot about the wind.

In the way that only love can express, we all, at once, felt warm again.

Written by: Chris Sargent

Tasmanian wedding video Quamby Estate // Hannah + Anthony

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Tasmanian wedding video Quamby Estate.

Like most love stories, this one began at a university campus.  One day, young Hannah was walking across campus (insert slow motion) and her eyes caught the gaze of young dapper Ant (short for Anthony). For a moment, they gazed upon each other with such adoration. He allured her with his charm and they fell in love.

Not really. It started in o-week.  For those who don’t know what that is, its “Orientation Week” for university students.  It comprises of cheap alcoholic beverages, loud music, pedlars handing out free food, and societies hoarding the masses to join their groups.

This is where Hannah and Ant really met. Their relationship blossomed and its takes us to where we are now, their wedding day at Quamby Estate in beautiful northern Tasmania.

Although hailing from Melbourne, they decided to tie the knot in Ant’s homeland at Quamby Estate. Ant grew up in Tasmania’s countryside, from the north to the beautiful sunny eastern shores of this tiny island state. We had previously met them in Coles Bay for the pre-wedding shoot (http://lovelab.tv/portfolio/hannahandanthony/) and it was such an honour to be a part of their special day.

The preparations started with Quamby Estate. One of the most beautiful wedding venues we’ve seen. The idyllic luxury estate was surrounded by 17th century barns, golf courses, colourful enchanting gardens and period Anglo-Indian architecture. The girls kicked it back with glasses of champagne and food, soaking in the glorious sun.  After an ad hoc game of tennis filled with laughter and silliness, the beauties got ready for the Ceremony.

Five minutes away from Quamby Estate, the ceremony was held in St Mary’s Church. It was the same church where Ant’s parents got married; a hauntingly beautiful old gothic church, decorated

Music licensed through the Music Bed.