Zehra ❤ Haroon // Sooner ❍r Later
ö If there’s one thing I didn’t know during wedding season, it’s that big weddings do still exist out there! Zehra + Haroon’s 3 day wedding was no exception! From a Mehndi that had a whopping 450 people to a Shaadi + Final Reception day that had about 800 people in attendance! I’ve been to weddings with large amounts of guests but have never been apart of them - being apart of a huge wedding for my 2012 wedding season - CHECK ✔! And I can definitely cross that one off my bucket list!
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ I helped carry in some make up too before we started filming!
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ Raj’s insane set up on Day2 of the wedding!
ö For my readers out there, I met Zehra + Haroon similar to how I met Farah + Rohail - 2 degrees of separation! My Über good friend Rae who knew Haya who knew Haroon and well…the rest is history now isn’t it? So from Rae ☞ Haya ☞ Zaroon *thats Zehra + Haroon for the folks out there :P!* How did it all come together?
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ you can definitely say it was a crowd frenzy on Day2!
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ #footagedump on my new Macbook Pro Retina *insert drools here*
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ 800 guests were spot on!
ö So let’s travel down memory lane a little bit to where Haroon & I met up at a Starbucks for the first time. I had my laptop, ipad and some samples to show Haroon. It was only during our last couple of meetings that I finally met Zehra. Needless to say however, our first meeting was almost about to be our last, in my opinion at least. My laptop was being super finicky, my ipad wouldn’t play any of my sample work and to make matters worse Starbucks’ wifi just wouldn’t work! *insert angry face here* To my great surprise however, Haroon and I ended up meeting again, exchanged several phone calls, texts & emails. Over several months Zaroon had several questions and inquiries about their big wedding and how it would be filmed with my team.
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ Thank you to Bineesh for making this happen! =D
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ I decided to use the library as my editing spot to get into my creative zone to put together Zehra+Haroon’s Next Day Edit!
ö Just last week the beginning to a 3-day wedding finally came! Zehra + Haroon put great faith in my team and myself to go hard at work and trusted my creative vision to put together an intense Next Day Edit. After the first 2 days of their wedding there was a 1 day break where I sat down in many places from my living room to the library to a Second Cup to sort through, organize and edit through over 150 GB’s of footage. In the process of spending about a full day, putting this edit together from beginning to end, I ended up falling sick. Was it worth it? HELL YEAH! The reception I received from a crowd of 800 people watching my work that my team and I filmed was priceless. But was losing my voice and putting my body through strain the best way to go about it? Not at all. I’ve learned that taking the time out to find balance during these kinds of weddings help and can dramatically improve the way I deliver and put together a final piece that’s perfected to the T! A special mention goes out to my parents & my good friends *you know who you are* who kept checking up on me and gave me motivational + funny texts/phone calls to keep me going throughout the day, while I was editing.
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ This was probably the biggest moment of my career, having a crowd of 800 people watch my work on 4 big projector screens that night #speechless !
ö I’d like to add in that I had the AWESOME and I’ll say it again, AWESOME!!! pleasure of working with some top notch wedding vendors. Garima + Harpeet from G+H Photography - you two are such a great team & super funny may I add. It’s always nice to work with vendors who don’t even act like vendors but like one of your good friends during and throughout a wedding. Bineesh from Arora Wedding & Event Planning + her team did a splendid job of organizing everything over these 3 days of intensity! Thanks so much for coordinating with my team and myself at anytime during each day of the wedding! You guys rocked it out! Raj from Dream Party Decor Inc totally blew my mind with his setups from Day 1 to Day 3 of the wedding. Though we never got to meet in person - I need an autograph from you big man! Another shout out goes to Sheeba from K STUDIO MAKE UP you are hilarious & really know your craft well! It was a pleasure and an honour working with all of you great industry peeps!
ö Zehra ❤ Haroon ~ A happy couple by the end of the night a whole lot better!
ö Thank you to Zehra + Haroon who took a leap of faith and invited my team & myself into your homes, your 3 days to the beginning of your lives and into your lives.