Groom Cries When He Sees his Bride

Grab the tissues! When Sarah walked into their wedding ceremony Tim was overwhelmed with emotion as soon as the chapel doors opened.

Celebrant Tarnya Bennett did a wonderful job consoling Tim and made a lighthearted joke to ease the tension. She’s such a champ and we love working with her.

“The raw, beautiful TRUE emotion of when a “Man loves a Woman” is seeing a groom break down and cry when he sees his wife-to-be walking towards him on their wedding day. It’s there for all the world to see and this gorgeous, overwhelming pure joy of love hits you right in the heart! Love is the strongest emotion of them all and it’s beautiful. Tears and all.” – Tarnya Bennett

Moments like these are why I believe having a wedding videographer is so important. Photos alone don’t tell the whole story and reliving it is a whole different experience. These are things you and your family will treasure when you feel like your wedding day was such a blur.

Wedding Venue: Summergrove Estate
Celebrant: Tarnya Bennett
Photos: Kirk Wilcox
Florist: Flowers by Lynda

Amazing Wedding Vows – Courtney and Rob

“When we’re out for dinner I’ll always shuffle forward when you pull the table closer to you…”

Shortly after their wedding at Horizon in Byron Bay I put together a short video clip of Courtney and Robert’s marriage vows as they were some of the most personal and unique I’ve heard in ten years filming weddings. After posting the clip to Facebook I was contacted by Love Stories TV, a wedding site that shares the work of wedding filmmakers from around world, who saw the clip and were interested in sharing it with their audience.

Fast forward a few months and I was told that the clip was now going to be submitted for an award in the Love Stories TV 2016 Film Awards. The category was “Most Likely to Make You Lol” and guess what? WE WON!

I was so thrilled to hear our studio’s name called as they announced the award winners, live, in New York City. It was a public vote and we were up against some extremely talented wedding videographers. It then became apparent that so many others out there enjoyed Courtney and Rob’s wedding vows to each other just as much as I did.

“We both were very emotional when we saw our short video. It was so exciting and Rob watched the video on repeat for about five days. I couldn’t get through it without happy tears so I watched it quite a bit less but it means so much to us.”

“Rachel from Love Stories TV messaged us on Facebook and said they would love to feature our video. We nearly fell off our chair when we got an email saying it was nominated for an award a couple months later.”

“So exciting to see talent being recognized and Geoff was so amazing on our wedding day. It definitely didn’t feel like we paid him to be there. It felt like we knew him our whole lives and it was a super bonus that he knew our photographer, Josh, so well too.” – Courtney Wilson

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a joyous moment, Bethany's dog Hana follows the happy couple down the aisle.
a joyous moment, Bethany's dog Hana follows the happy couple down the aisle.

Soul Surfers Bethany Hamilton & Adam Dirks Celebrity Wedding in Kauai, Hawaii

“Our wedding was beautiful. I’m now married to the love of my life. There are no words to fully describe what went on in my heart on our wedding day. I was and I am full of joy, thankfulness and excitement to share life with my husband Adam. Our “big day” was the best day of my life so far and everyday since has been pretty awesome as well! Having our loved ones and a ton of our great friends made it incredibly special. It was above anything I had dreamed of!”

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Brisbane Racing Club Wedding Laura and Bede

“Originally I wasn’t sure if we were going to have a wedding videographer. When the budget was coming together and then the costs were rising it was another aspect that I wasn’t sure if it was necessary or not. It wasn’t until I saw my best friend Amanda’s wedding film by Motion Art that I was sold. I was involved in their wedding so I was there experiencing it all, but then to see how you captured as a film was amazing. I said to Bede we need to make this happen and I’m prepared to sacrifice other things to have Geoff and his team! I don’t know what I would have done if Motion Art wasn’t available, but we were so happy they were!”

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Kobi and Michael’s Luxury Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Wedding

“I had never been to the Intercontinental in Sanctuary Cove before and because it was so close to our home we booked an appointment to meet the wedding coordinator and have a look around. The grounds and venue were beautiful and the chapel absolutely took my breath away. I remember looking at Michael as we walked in through the chapel doors, my eyes teared up and I was speechless! Goosebumps don’t lie! At that moment, we knew this was where we would get married.”

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First Ever Same Sex Wedding on the Gold Coast of Australia – Zoe & Michelle

Zoe & Michelle

“If it weren’t for the vendors there is no way that we would have been one of the first same sex couples to legally marry in Australia. I think we would have allowed a little more than thirty days to organize a wedding! It probably would have been two years or so down the track.”

“The vendors are the ones that made the day possible and we are so grateful to each and every one of them. They were all so supportive of gay marriage and their overwhelming response when we met each of them was ‘about time!’

“We hope that other couples like us saw how well received the wedding was in the public eye and that they don’t have any concerns/reserves about marrying the one they love. We are just an ordinary couple like everybody else.”

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Sirromet Winery Wedding Nicola and Simon

“Last night my husband and I viewed our wedding video 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!”

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Lindenderry at Red Hill Wedding Bella and Luke

“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.”

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Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Wedding Kassi and Josh

“For years now we have been watching the work of Motion Art and knew that there was no one else we wanted to film our special day. Geoff and his team are professional, easy to deal with and extremely talented. From the moment he arrived on the day he got to work to ensure every little detail was captured. We were lucky enough to have three shooters as well as a helicam team to capture every angle. The way that Motion Art can capture emotions and piece together each part of the wedding day in to a video is absolutely impeccable. Geoff you have captured exactly what it felt like to be there on the day. You truly are amazing!!! No words can thank you enough!”

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Deanne & Byron Quat Quatta Melbourne Wedding

“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 and 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.”

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