A fusion love story combined with a wedding. Shot entirely in Chinese.
Locations for this film were San Francisco, Palo Alto, Stanford University, Tampa and Gainesville Florida.
We’d like to thank the following people for helping make this production possible…
Fiona Shi + Aaron Wang
Margaret Fu, Kai Ding, Cheng Xu and Lin Bao
Melissa Prestinario at Stanford Memorial Church
The Laughing Cat Bistro
Wedding Photography by our friends, Tommy Xing + Wei Wei from Xing Photography
Steve and Samira are not musicians and have no performance background. When they asked us to create a love story, we approached them with the ‘idea’ of a music video. After a few conversations, they decided to go for it. We chose music and then re-mixed and re-sampled it to suit their personalities and their story. For Steve + Samira, learning the music was challenging. On top of that, having us direct them to ‘perform’ took some time, willingness and courage.
It was so rewarding to see them really get into their roles. We couldn’t be more proud of them both! They embraced the challenge and really put their hearts into it. What a great way to start their marriage by accomplishing something new and frightening TOGETHER. We Heart you both for having faith in Loudbyte, taking the journey with us and having a real genuine experience.
No Boundaries, Always Innovative.
Special Thanks to
Shot with 5d markII’s. We created the flares using our Kowa anamorphic lens.
Jessica + Jeron wanted a love story to premiere at their wedding reception. We came up with some ideas and they were absolutely cool with everything! We had such a great time shooting with them. During the process, we realized this isn’t a love story anymore; its a short film. Its endearing, hilarious; we laughed for days in the editing room! We love their sponge bob, spicy cheetos, motorcycle riding, adventure seeking ways! Congrats Mr. + Mrs. Carbon!
….ur wonderful cinematographers, WOW! Everyone LOVED the Love Story. That was the highlight of the night! We can’t thank you enough. You’re work is amazing!!!! We love you!
Jessica + Jeron
Cinematography: Loudbyte Cinematography
Photography: Carasco Photography
Styling: Shelby George of The Bridal Team
Lighting: Automated Lighting Design
Model: Noah Doss (Chosen Model Management)
Model: Amanda Lyons (Factor Women)
Suits & Tuxedos by Nicholas Joseph Custom Suits
Styling by Jessi Sheehan of Evolve Chicago.
Photography courtesy of Carasco Photography
A beautiful Persian wedding at the historical Congress Hotel in downtown Chicago. There were a lot of traditional Persian customs that we experienced for the first time. Sara and Ramin sat in front of a mirror during their ceremony. This mirror is the ‘mirror of fate’ symbolizing the brightness of the couples future. There was a tray of 7 herbs and spices. This tray, guards the couple against the evil eye, witchcraft and to drive away evil spirits. During the ceremony, a few of the bridesmaids, grind sugar over the couples head. This symbolizes sweetness and happiness for their future.
We were introduced to Loudbyte through our photographers (Carasco). I don’t know which one we should thank more, our wonderful cinematographers or the people who introduced us to them. We met Steve and Ton-Essa at their apartment in westloop and they showed us samples of their work. We loved their work and knew we wanted to work with them there and then. They made a big effort to try to understand our culture (we are persian) and what’s important in our wedding. Together, we looked at persian wedding videos and exchanged many emails to finalize the details. They were so quick and patient in answering all my questions. It’s very comforting to work directly with your cinematographers. many other companies that we looked into, a receptionist would answer our emails and we wouldn’t even know who would work with us till the day of the wedding. On the day of the wedding, they came on time and captured everything! really everything! Everybody was amazed by them. everybody was asking where we found our cinematographers. they had brilliant ideas. they were fun and easy to work with. and now that we have seen our video, we are so happy that we have chosen them. i can tell u honestly that i have never seen a video like this before. it looks more like a short movie than a traditional wedding video. it’s professional and romantic and has all the important moments. they worked with the persian songs we sent them so well even though they probably didn’t understand a word. we are forever thankful to them for capturing our day so beautiful. thank you guys.
Sara + Ramin
All the guys sported DC Comic tee’s under their dress shirts. By the time the reception started,the dress shirts were gone and the guys were rocking shades along with their superhero tees.
We loved Ashley’s high-tops and Stephens DC kicks.
Ceremony St. Thomas The Apostle
Reception at Esplanade Lakes
Photography Andrew Siedelmann
Oh my goodness — this is the most beautiful wedding video we have ever seen — on so many levels…….
We both agreed that we have never seen anything like it –
Ron was totally awed from a creative and technical point of view –
I am still emotionally thrilled by the love and good humor that pervaded everything and everyone…….It was so touching and uplifting…….
Stephen and Ashley are so happy and grateful to be together, and that loves fills the room.
You, of course, looked beautiful — wonderful dress –
David is as handsome, composed and inspiring as ever…….
Your family is truly a jewel.
Thank you for sending that blessed video to us…….we feel like we were there –
FUCKING AMAZING!!! I absolutely love the Avengers font…did you think I wouldn’t notice that!:) Incredible…smiling and loving it the entire time.
We are on our way over to give you a huge hug! Just kidding we’ll do it later.AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! If you have any shirts with your name on it I will wear it forever! verything is completely perfect and you made both side parents, including me, cry when we watched it!
Going to be even more amazing and can’t wait for the poster! I think I might be even more excited than when I married Ashley, sorry Ashley:).
Absolutely love the video. It’s something we will be able to watch over and over just to relive that day. Thank you so much!
Thanks Again! You Guys ROCK!!
Ashley Eoriatti Cagigal
We’re not a super 8, kind of company but when Grace and Andrew came to us and asked if we could give them a film that had that kind of feel, we couldn’t help but say, ‘why not’!
Vintage Loudbyte ? Never, say never.
Rabia + Abir’s 4 day Pakistani wedding was filled with incredible music, color and emotion. First, the Nikkah (wedding ceremony), followed by the Walima (reception). One of the most beautiful moments of the event was the Vidai, when all of the guests walked the couple to their car and Rabia’s family officially gave her away to Abir.
Cinematography: Loudbyte Cinematography
Decorator: Flowers by Sprinkles
Stationary: Studio 255
Makeup: Sana Yusuf Ghani
Hair: Roz Morris
Vehicle: FiveWest Exotics
Venue: Oak Brook Hill Marriott Resort