Juan and Natalie’s story is unlike most others; theirs is a whirlwind romance. Having met online late last year, the two instantly connected and knew as soon as they met that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.
Since Juan lives in the Tower Bridge area, it was important to him to get married nearby, and so the two kept their wedding very local. Juan and his friends got ready together at Juan’s flat, while Natalie and her bridesmaids were down the road at the Tower Hotel. They met at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (with Natalie seeming to float down the aisle with a vintage Hollywood glamour look) for a grand ceremony, which featured readings from friends and family members (as well as a song written by their friend especially for them).
Following their vows, the couple emerged onto the streets of Wapping to a shower of confetti, before heading to St. Katherine’s Docks for a reception at the Dickens Inn. Set to a soundtrack by Eden and Noelle, guests chatted over Champagne and canapés, then sat down to speeches from Juan, Natalie’s father, and Juan’s best man. Then it was time for London band, ‘Sensation’, to take the floor, and what ensued was one of the best wedding parties I’ve ever seen. The dance floor refused to let up, with Sensation taking the guests through song after song of energetic dancing and singing.
The standout element of this wedding for me were the love letters Juan wrote for Natalie both when he asked her to be his girlfriend, and when he asked her to marry him. I sat down with Juan and recorded him reading the letters, then combined the two in the film to set the scene and tell the couple’s story. Personal elements like this really enhance the filmmaking process and make it much more enjoyable for me too. Thank you to Juan and Natalie for having me!
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