“Last night my husband and I viewed our wedding highlight for the first time and OH MY GOD was it incredible. We cried over and over and so did my family when we immediately drove over to show them the video. It really allows you to relive the moments in your day that quickly become a blur. The emotion captured was honestly priceless and it was the best money we have ever spent, and by far the most important supplier on our wedding day. So thank you to Motion Art for creating this masterpiece of our wedding day and for allowing us to relive it for the rest of our lives!”
“Where do we start… From the first day we met with Geoff to discuss our wedding plans he showed so much enthusiasm and we could see straight away that is he is truly passionate about what he does. From this moment we knew that he was the videographer for us as we could see that Geoff treats his work than more than just a job. We were recommended to Motion Art by our wonderful celebrant Clarah Luxford and we will be forever grateful. Geoff’s professionalism and quality of work is second to none. We cannot thank you enough for capturing all the special moments on our big day.”
“By far the most memorable experiences of the day were those made possible by Motion Art who filmed our special day and our photographers Brad and Kara from Photographic Art. They made our entire bridal party feel completely comfortable and at ease with the shoot and made it so much fun for all of us. The passion that they have for their work really was evident on the day; they truly have found their calling.”
“Your work is always incredible and yet again you have produced an amazing work of art. Ever since Rachel & Michel’s Gold Coast wedding in 2009, I religiously followed (some would say stalked) your website and watched nearly every wedding clip you produced. So of course when we set our date you were the first person I called and booked! Our video is more than we imagined. I was so worried about it, but as most brides who have worked with you would know there was no need to at all. From the first time I watched the DVD to the 20th time, We always have a tear of happiness and the biggest smile across our faces. It’s the perfect potion to mend a bad day that’s for sure!
“Our wedding video is an amazing gift for us and I will never forget those special moments on our day because of you. You captured those moments that no one else could, you are one in a million Geoff (Well after Blane of course!)
“Thank you so much for your time, your talent and your pure kindness.”
Chloe & Blane x
“After meeting with all of our suppliers we knew we had a great team now just to get that videographer we want. After contacting Geoff from Motion Art he had to sadly tell me he was not available for our wedding but he passed on the names of some trusted videographers. We chose our favourite only to get the same reply and so on until we gave up. No one else stood out to us. But our luck changed and Geoff contacted us to say he could do our wedding if we were still interested. I literally squealed and danced and jumped (Alex thought we’d won the lotto) the reason for this is that I had watched all the video’s, read all the testimonials on Motion Arts Facebook page which moved me to tears and I thought if the wedding video or kind words of a stranger could move me like that then this guy did his job and did it well.”
“So after finding our perfect team as well as Amy Dull my trusted friend and hairdresser from Stylz at Amz’s and Kara and Tahlia from Ella Bache in Ipswich who did the amazing job at covering up a stressed and tired brides face we were set for the big day. We met with Geoff to do our interview’s for our video which was awesome he made us feel so comfortable and relaxed that the words and feelings came pouring out. We left chatting about how we couldn’t wait to see his work and also to surprise our guests with the same day edit.”
“From the start of the day Geoff made all of us feel comfortable and unaware of the cameras everywhere. I had my six nieces in the wedding and he even made them forget about the cameras and relax. Alex and I both spoke the night of the wedding about how well Geoff and our photographer Brad got on it was so nice to see them helping each other, laughing and mucking around. All day the team worked tirelessly to capture all of the special moments of our day and with the hard work of Rachael, who sat in a room all day editing, it was time for our same day edit.”
“As our guests gathered around for our surprise Alex and I were getting so excited but nothing prepared us for it. It was Amazing. I stressed so much about not looking beautiful and it took my breath away. It was the first time I’d seen myself completely – my hair, make up, dress- all together.”
“I was speechless, I cried, I laughed. It touched me like all the other video’s I had seen on Motion art’s Facebook and it was OUR’S! Exactly what we’d hoped for and more right down to the song he had chosen for it. It was a song that Alex had wanted in the wedding but we couldn’t decide where to put it. What a perfect spot. Our guests were amazed and couldn’t stop talking about it some even going to talk to Geoff about it. Success!”
“Thank you Geoff and your team at Motion Art for your hard work and dedication to our wedding we will now have an eternal keepsake to play over and over to remind us why we are here together.”
“I know it probably sounds cliche, but our wedding day was the best day of our lives. All the months of hard work, planning, happiness and sometimes tears built up to this one magical, perfect day and moment. Everything was amazing – the weather, the cars, the flowers, the venue. But out of all the many many suppliers and transactions that are required for an event such as this our most valued one by far was Motion Art for our wedding video. Being able to now have this amazingly beautiful snapshot of our day that, as anyone who has been married knows, goes incredibly fast, is just so priceless.”
“Not even the best photographer in the world can give the gift that you have given to us with your talent. The emotions that you have captured for us in our cinematic film will be cherished forever and I cannot express just how happy we are that we had you there. Thank you so much for all you have done – for your flexibility, skill and professionalism. We will be forever grateful!”
Deanne & Byron Wilson
Ceremony: St Michael’s Uniting Church
Reverend: David Dawes
Reception: Quat Quatta – Melbourne, Australia
Hair: Ameka Bridal
Dress designer: Martina Liana
Photobooth: Vintage Photobooths
“What can we say? I don’t think there are any words that can describe just how grateful we are for what you have given us. After meeting you and spending hours watching your video highlights we knew that you were going to produce something amazing. However, all of our expectations were exceeded and what you have created is beyond anything we ever imagined.”
“The way you captured our day is truly magical and we will cherish it for the rest of our lives. You really are a necessity for anyone getting married and we cannot recommend you highly enough. Not only have you given us this wonderful gift but you also made our day so relaxing and easy. You truly have an amazing talent and we are both so thankful for everything that you’ve done for us.”
“So once again, from the bottom of heart, thank you so much.”
Luke & Bella x
Bella & Luke booked their wedding video before I had a chance to meet them face to face, but a cinematographers workshop in Melbourne gave me the opportunity to finally say hello. So at a French patisserie in Hawthorne – over four orders of french toast – Lucas, Bella, her twin sister Melissa and I chatted about the big day.
It became clear to me after a few short minutes that not only would this be one my favourite weddings to film but also one of my favourite couples. I could tell how excited they were not only about getting married but the fact that many family and friends would be making a huge effort to travel to the event from around the globe. One example was Lucas’ brother, Gavin, who flew all the way from their native Scotland but could only stay for four days. It takes me that long just to get over the jet lag!
I believe filming the preparations is a key component when producing a powerful short story such as this. The girls were having so much fun getting ready and Bella’s excitement was infectious. Both the bride and groom waited for my arrival before opening their cards to each other so I could capture their natural reactions. I guess I shouldn’t mention that Luke mistakenly gave Bella a ‘Happy Birthday Card’! (and if you have a quick eye you may be able to see it in the clip).
The beautiful grounds of the Lindenderry Winery at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula provided a stunning backdrop for the ceremony and reception.
Wedding Video: Motion Art Cinematography
Venue: Lindenderry Winery at Red Hill
Dress: Bridal Studio Glasgow
Hair / Makeup: Samantha Ince
Flowers: Kylie Meyers Flowers
Bagpipes: The Scottish Bagpiper
Kilts: Anderson’s Kilts
“We wanted say a HUGE thank you for capturing our wedding day the way you did. It really was the best day of our lives and we had so much fun celebrating with family and friends. Everyone told us that the day would go very quickly and how important it was to try and take in every moment. I am so glad we decided to get you to capture this one special day for us in time as it has been so wonderful reliving the special memories. Words cannot describe how grateful we are for what you have given us.”
“You really did an incredible job and have an amazing talent. The way you filmed the day and then retold our story in the highlight was very special. We were also so impressed at how discrete you and your team were on the day. A lot of our guests had no idea we had a videographer there!
Rosie & Chris
There are so many great wedding reception venues in Brisbane and The Hillstone has always been one of our favorites. The Grand View Room showcases a unique atmosphere and was the setting for the couples’ celebrations which included many touching speeches and a video slideshow recapping Rosie & Chris’ journey together. We also had the pleasure of working with Ben and Lisa from Ben Clark Photography from start to finish.
“When it came to picking our wedding videographer we did some internet research, browsed magazines, went to expos and read blogs – all the usual methods. It was really interesting to see the diverse range of styles, prices and package options. However what first swayed us to Motion Art was listening to what people had to say about them. We already knew they were extremely talented by viewing previous videos, but seeing so many rave reviews and many of my friends recommending them ensured we definitely wanted to set up a meet and greet.”
“The same was true for our photographers, Trudy and Dean from Studio Con Brio. This is where we were absolutely sure we knew we were picking the right people. They were friendly, open, easy to get along and communicate with, and just genuinely good people who seemed to just love their jobs. I think on your wedding day it’s really important to be surrounded with relaxed, fun, and happy people to make sure your day is stress free, enjoyable, and one of the best days of your life!”
“Our wedding day was the most perfectly special, romantic, fun and happy occasion. It was personal and loving, and everything Brad and I dreamed it would be. So much goes in to organizing and preparing for that one amazing day of your life and now we feel so lucky that we are able to relive those memories and special moments, captured absolutely perfectly, all over again on film.”
“Leading up to the wedding I had so many people tell me to really soak up the day as it would all just fly by and they were definitely right! Watching our amazing video highlight for the first time was quite a surreal, joyous and overwhelming experience. We laughed and cried and just loved every second of it – watching it over and over remembering bits of the day and catching different expressions and highlights each time we saw it. It was like we were watching some fairytale story and we couldn’t believe we were the stars. So amazing! But before I praise our super talented videographer let’s get back to how our fairy-tale day came together…”
“I knew from the moment we first started planning for our wedding that the things for me most important were the venue, dress, being able to have beautiful photos and video to look back on and being surrounded by those we cherished most. At the start we didn’t know exactly what sort of wedding we wanted however we knew that we wanted it to really reflect our relaxed, happy-go-lucky and fun type personalities – and that’s how we started our research process.”
“Once we saw the gorgeous Sirromet Winery Laguna site and Barrel room we knew we were at ‘OUR PLACE.’ We both loved it. From the relaxed and tranquil atmosphere, stunning scenic surroundings, wonderful food and first class service we knew we could stop looking for a venue. This was IT! Carla Heather was our coordinator at Sirromet and she was absolutely fantastic. She made the whole process a breeze and on the day she made sure everything was just perfect. I didn’t worry about a thing – except having a ball!”
“I picked out my dress the first day my mum and I went shopping. We went to two stores and at the second one, a boutique shop in Brisbane, I found it! It was one that mum had picked out for me (off the rack and on sale mind you!!) and was one of the first ones I tried on. I loved it straight away – the simplicity, beautiful fabric, how it fitted my shape perfectly – and the small detailed lace strap on just one shoulder, was just enough to give it that wow factor. Stunning, simple and very me. Luckily my husband loved it just as much!”
“The style of our day was not so much a ‘matching colour’ type theme, but more of a view to ensure both the ceremony and reception reflected our personal style. We wanted simple, elegant and beautiful. We picked out an assortment of styling items to create our unique look (with the assistance of my best friend Kelly, from Lovestruck Weddings), which included a mixture of earthy and pastel tones, lace, twine, vintage signs, and gorgeous flowers (thanks White Ivy Design!).”
We had this same thought when picking our amazing celebrant, Wendy Marshall. She was exactly the sort of person Brad and I wanted involved to create a ceremony uniquely ours – happy, relaxed, fun…. And not only did she end up being our neighbour, but a very talented writer and was able to perfectly sum up Brad and my love for each other, our family and friends, and the importance placed on becoming husband and wife. We enjoyed both tears and laughter during the romantic, light-hearted and loving ceremony, and will never forget those very special moments in our lives.
A final credit to our superbly talented wedding singer, Livi Robins. Livi was the only one of our many suppliers that we didn’t get to meet in person. However having seen her perform on tv and on the internet we knew her voice was just stunning and flawless, and on the phone she sounded fun, professional and totally prepared. On the day Livi (accompanied by her talented Guitarist) sang and sang and sang and sang all day and night – for our guests as they started arriving at the ceremony, to her beautiful rendition of Feels Like Home for my bridal entrance, she sang all the way through until the last guest had left the ceremony site – about an hour later! Then at the reception for a few more hours, our guests absolutely loved her. To top it off, she knew just the perfect timing to throw in those good ol’ dance tracks you need to kick-start the night in to party mode! Awesome!!
We would like to say thank you to all our amazingly talented and friendly suppliers who helped Brad and I put our perfect day together. We definitely wouldn’t have had such a special and memorable day without you all – little pieces in our giant wedding day puzzle :-) Big, Big thanks and will be recommending your skills and businesses to everyone and anyone that will listen!
Love Mr and Mrs Clarke
“I just want to say a massive thank you for the most amazing video of our wedding day! When I found out that it was going to rain I was so upset and worried about how the day would turn out, but after watching the cinematic highlight you made for us it made me realise how amazing our day really was! The rain not only was not an issue, but ended up making for a really romantic setting in the botanical gardens. You were able to capture all of that for us!”
“When I first watched our highlight it took me right back to the day itself and I was able to relive the memories and see how happy we both were. Its funny how quickly the day goes and how the small things that happen on the day are missed and I am so grateful that you were around to capture those for us. To hire you to film our day was one of the best decisions we made and there is no price that can be put on what you have done for us. Your work is inspiring, captures all the emotions and the quality is without a doubt the best I have seen. I can not thank you enough for providing us with memories that will last a life time. Any bride would be lucky to hire you!”
“Thank you thank you thank you!”
Katie & Chaze Dixon
Wedding Video: Motion Art Cinematography
Ceremony site: Brisbane Botanical Gardens
Styling: Beautiful Beach Weddings