Today I have the pleasure of sharing a gorgeous wedding film with you by Abraham Joffe of Untilted Film Works. The bride, Kylie, is actually Untitled Film Works own Studio Manager. She and her husband James met at a lock and key singles party in Sydney. "Coming up with a theme for our wedding was very easy," Kylie laughs. "And it was a great one to have some fun with!" Their cinematographer, Abraham says "Shooting for someone you know always adds that little bit more pressure, and of course you do find yourself getting swept up in the emotion of the day. Kylie and Jim's wedding was perfect. A spectacular autumn day at Palm Beach, with champagne, friends, laughter and tears."
Kylie muses that the wedding planning process was relatively easy for them. "Everything sort of fell into place pretty quickly and with relative ease," she says. "The first thing we booked was our band, Mr Wilson. We randomly stopped in for a drink in a pub in Darling Harbour, not 5 days after being engaged and Mr Wilson were playing ... Tick! Band booked. We were looking for venue with a laid back feel, but with a certain level of formality. Someone recommended Dunes Restaurant Palm Beach... Summer Bay, what a lovely place for an English man to marry his Australian bride named Kylie ... Tick, Venue booked. The story really goes on very much like this for the next 12 months, with the craziest part of the story being, booking Untitled Film Works in the July and me joining the team as their Studio Manager in the December. I remember leaving after our first meeting and saying to Jim, WOW what an inspired place to work... I would love to work there. Tick! Kylie now works for Untitled Film Works."
From the cinematographer: "Days before the wedding, I took Jim + Kylie on a pre shoot in the old stomping ground - Paddington. They shared a beer at the Royal, walked the streets and enjoyed the sunshine. They then had their last dance lesson in Bondi Junction. The footage from this day's outing was interwoven in the finished film. Because of this, I believe a more complete story of their journey is seen in their film. The credit sequence at the end of the film (cut to their actual bridal waltz tune) was a great way to finish on a fun note - just like it did on the day. You couldn't find a more happy and down to earth couple than Kylie and Jim - I hope you enjoy seeing their story."
From the bride: "The best part of everything coming together was that three weeks out from the wedding I remembered something that had been buried in my memory banks for 20 years and it actually turned out to be a pretty crucial part of the James and Kylie story. I had written in my journal when I was 13 wishing for an English James to one day marry, and I found that journal in my parents shed. Now I know James is a pretty common English name, but seriously... what are the chances?! All these things combine made for one crazy journey and a beautiful day with our closest family and friends that we will treasure forever.
Our favourite moments on the day were driving in my dad's corvette that he built from scratch; walking down the aisle; posing as Alf and Alsa at the Summer Bay Surf Club; dancing our first dance to Chris Brown's Forever; doing our re-entry into the reception with everyone going wild; silly SILLY dancing and finally, for me personally it was pretty special when Jim played guitar and sang Songbird by Eva Cassidy to me in front of all our friends and family. Untitled Films captured and told our story beautifully. We will treasure these memories forever."
What a simply stunning day, and an absolutely gorgeous couple. And Untitled Film Works captured the personalities of the bride and groom, the atmosphere of the day, and the sense of love and fun that infused this wedding beautifully. Kylie and James, thank you so much for sharing your big day with us!