It’s a wonderful experience working with Steve and Ton-Essa, I enjoyed the filming process and it’s really a special part of our wedding. I want to point out their professionalism, especially helping us to accommodate the language and subtitles. The movie is marvelous, we showed it in our wedding at China and it was a complete ‘Wow!’ They are very easy-going people to work with and we enjoyed the experience both in the filming and just hanging out with them.
I am a very thorough researcher and have looked at more than 20 different videographers,but did not find the “click” moment. I fell in love with Loudbyte’s style the moment I saw their first movie. Through working with Steve and Ton-Essa, I have come to understand why they call themselves cinematographer, not videographers. Different from just recording what happened on the big day, Steve and Ton-Essa put in a lot of thoughts before hand to get to know us, create a storyboard for our unique movie and work endless hours to edit our movies so it looks like what you would see in the movie theater. Steve and Ton-Essa are not afraid of challenges, our movie was in Chinese with English subtitles. Without knowing a single word in Chinese, Steve and Ton-Essa were able to finish our movie beautifully, what an achievement! Steve and Ton-Essa are charming to work with, they are very dedicated and quality-driven, you will for sure get an amazing movie, but be prepared to work long hours to achieve that! At the end, it’s all worth it.
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
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Dress Purchased from The Collection Bridal – Orlando, FL
Shoe Designer: Stuart Weitzman
Groom’s Tux: Ermenegildo Zegna
Grooms’s shoes: Bergdorf Goodman
To be honest, hiring a videographer was the last thing on my mind and surely was not included in my budget. But after speaking with several brides who all told me that the day will go by too fast, I realized that I will never be able to remember all the details of my wedding day! What did my sister say in her speech? How did the guests react when we spoke our vows? As a last minute decision, I decided that I got to have my wedding documented on video. Hiring Steve & Ton-Essa was an easy decision. Unlike those cheesy wedding videos that gave me goosebumps, they have artistic vision, taste and humor. Our film turned out absolutely beautiful, romantic, funny and real. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Steve & Ton-Essa will go the extra mile to capture all memorable moments (i.e. lying on the floor while my husband did push ups) and make your wedding film perfect. I will recommend them without reservation.
Every time I see my wedding film, I can’t help but feel a bit teary eyed which goes to show how great of a job Steve & Ton-Essa did. Unlike many cheesy videos I’ve seen online, Loudbyte was able to capture all our most memorable moments with an artistic eye, beautiful shots and humor that is still true to our personalities. Every bride will tell you that their wedding day went by too quickly, I have to agree but at the same time I am so grateful that I can relive those moments again by watching our film.
The meaning behind the title is explained by Angela in her wedding vows. Check it out!
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