andrew + jacqueline | short story | centennial park

Weddings don’t just sneak up on our couples; sometimes they sneak up on us too. It seemed like only yesterday that we met up for a drink with Jacquie + Andy, to discuss plans for their big day.

Fast-forward to their wedding day – almost 8 months later – and we were once again struck by their warmth and sense of fun. We were, once again, immediately at ease.

We greeted the boys, some of whom were feeling a little dusty, on the rooftop of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay. After an obligatory Bloody Mary and some portraits once dressed, we headed over to see Jacquie and the girls.

That massive smile didn’t leave her face all day, and after a beautiful ceremony, we headed off with Lara Hotz to capture some moments with just the bride + groom.

Picture this. Canapés. The lawns of Centennial Park. Golden hour as the sun sets in the distance. This set the scene for an epic party with one of the best bands we’ve ever worked with.

The challenge for us as film-makers is to try and capture the atmosphere on the day, to try and transport you back to an emotion, a feeling, every time you watch your film.

When we watch Andy + Jacquie’s film, it conjures up the same feeling we felt all day – one of warmth, happiness and fun.

Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Photography: Lara Hotz
Groom Preparations: InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
Reception: Centennial Parklands Dining
Band: Furnace and the Fundamentals
Music Licensing: The Music Bed

alex + lisa | short story | queenstown, nz

Wednesday, 21 January. 9:08am. An email lands in our inbox asking us if we can be in Queenstown, NZ in 7 days time.

We both look at each other across the desk.

The email came from talented New Zealand based photographer Emily Adamson, and she was working on something pretty special. She wanted to know if we could capture Alex + Lisa’s 67th wedding ceremony.

After packing up their lives and selling everything, Alex and Lisa have spent more than 3 years travelling across the world in search of their ideal wedding location.

Rather than having a ‘white wedding’ at each stop, Alex and Lisa try to embrace the local culture and traditions of each country they visit, incorporating those into the wedding ceremony.

It didn’t take much of a hard sell from Emily to get us over – there was going to be the amazing Queenstown backdrop, a helicopter ride, and a beautiful ceremony littered with Maori traditions on the waters edge at Mt Nicholas Station.

To be honest, she had us at Fergburger.

So, on January 26, Australia Day, we flew to New Zealand! That night, over beers, wine and a fire alarm, we met with Alex and Lisa for the first time and listened intently as they shared their incredible journey to date.

We heard tales of weddings in far off places, trials and tribulations involving their beloved van, Peggy, and all the wonderful people they had met so far.

Rather than merely document the ceremony for them, we wanted to tell a deeper story. We wanted to explore their reasoning for embarking on this epic journey.

So the next day, bleary eyed, we started spending some time with Alex and Lisa, talking with them, following them around as they prepared for their 67th wedding ceremony.

This short film is a glimpse into their incredible story.

We had an amazing time and met some amazing people. We’re really thankful we had the opportunity.

So here’s to following your heart and your dreams. Here’s to happiness and friendship. Here’s to the people we meet, the experiences we make. Let’s celebrate.

Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Photography: Emily Adamson
Venue: Mt Nicholas Station
Styling: One Fine Day
Florals: The Vase Fresh Flowers and Foliage
Brides Dress and Grooms Suit: Nemo Workroom
Celebrant: Kathryn Omond
Wedding Cake: Cup & Cake
Photobooth: The Amazing Travelling Photobooth
Boat Transfer: Southern Discoveries
Helicopter Flight: Over The Top Helicopters

Music Licensing: The Music Bed

renee + tim | short story | murchison

Wahring. Dhurringile. Murchison.

All places we’d never heard of, but were more than happy to travel to in order to capture Renee + Tim’s awesome wedding.

Two things struck us when we arrived at Tim’s house in the morning. His height. And the awesome cheese sandwiches his mum had made.

Renee + Tim chose to get ready on their respective parent’s farm – two places that no doubt hold a special place in their heart.

After being married by a singing, dancing priest, the couple swung past home for a quick photo with their beloved dog Billie, and then headed back to Tim’s parents farm for some portraits.

A beautiful marquee greeted us at Longleat Estate Winery, and set the scene for an awesome party.

We had a blast guys, thanks for having us!

Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Photography: Oli Sansom
Church: St Brendan’s, Shepparton
Venue: Longleat Estate Winery

Music Licensing: The Music Bed