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Last year we got to travel to Adelaide to capture the beautiful wedding of Mimi & Dana! It was an awesome weekend exploring the city and countryside of Adelaide as well as spending time with this fun couple on their wedding day. These two are just two amazing souls that are madly in love with each other. It started with an emotional morning from Mimi reading Dana’s heartfelt words on a card and then it was Dana’s turn to tear up as his new bride walk down the aisle at their ceremony. The tears and emotion did not stop there and that’s just the way we like it! 

Mimi & Dana, thank you for having us down in Adelaide and sharing your most special day with us. There was never a dull moment with the two of you. The both of you as a couple are able to warm hearts around you with your sweet smiles and tears. The weekend never felt like work at all for us, we felt just like a guest and that type of energy made us want to give it our best and beyond. We sincerely hope that this highlight video can always be a reminder of how your amazing life together started.

Video: Daniel & William // Clarzzique Photography & Video
Photo: Kevin Khaw Photography
Ceremony: Marybank Weddings, Functions, Accommodation
Reception: Fogolar Furlan Adelaide

To document our adventures and a bit of a behind the scene from the wedding day, we created a three part vlog for the weekend. It turned out to be a really fun video with almost no filter at all in regards to what we do and say in front of the camera. So I would like to say a bit of a disclaimer that the Daniel you see in the video have been heavily edited and does not reflect the real him in any way at all! So here goes:

The first day video made it seemed like as if we came from different countries but in reality we both live in Sydney travelling to Adelaide. The only difference was that Will wanted a later flight so he could go to his lecture that he did not end up attending. Our cringeworthy over confident nature and overall snobbiness about coffee is unavoidable in all these videos.

The second day was the actual Wedding Day of Mimi & Dana, we did as much of behind the scene videos as we can without affecting our actual work. Luckily for us, they were such a chilled out couple and we were able to do a few stuff with them and even a couple of selfie shots! The whole day was around 6.30 am to 11 pm and where we stayed was quite close to their house so we thought it’d be a quick drive over but we thought wrong. The rally event and other events that were on for that weekend had most of the CBD roads closed which made it super difficult for us to even get out of the CBD itself. We made it out at the end and it was smooth sailing from there.

This was our chill day, without any jobs to do or any plannings to do some would think a bit of an R&R would happen but it was actually quite the contrary. We woke up even earlier than the day before and headed out for a sunrise shoot. It was foggy and it was cold and there was no sunrise since the fog covered basically everything really. We had a ridiculous amount of coffee, we walked quite a bit of a track in jeans and heavy camera gear on our backs, we drove a long road and we stayed until dark for some astro shots. It became one of the best adventure we have had from a wedding weekend and we can’t wait for the next adventure!

~Daniel

Santorini // Anna + David from Clarzzique Photography & Video on Vimeo
 

I love that every wedding has a fun and unique touch which makes it a great joy to be a part of. Anna and David’s wedding was exactly that and being given the opportunity to document it in the amazing landscape of Santorini, Greece just made it that much more special.

Coupled with surprises throughout the day, such as live Greek dancers, confetti, freeing doves, fireworks at the reception and a myriad of Greek culture; this takes a wedding day to a whole new level. Listening to their stories of how they met, their adventures across the world you can immediately see how their wedding day was a reflection of their outgoing personalities.We could not have asked for better weather or a better location, as Santorini really speaks to the goddess in Anna and the adventurous side of David. It was the perfect spot to mark the beginning of married life for this adventurous duo.

It was truly an international affair with family and friends flying in from around the world; Sydney, London and Europe. Everyone was able to experience the adventure that Anna & David had specially planned for them. Travelling is another passion of mine, seeing new worlds and cultures, eating new food and meeting new people. You can imagine how this opportunity was a dream come true and one that I’ll never forget.

Thank you so much Anna and David for having me and sharing your fondness for each other. I had so much fun spending those three days with you, exploring Greece, singing with Joshua, mucking around taking photos and watching David being thrown into the pool. I wish you all the best and I hope your love, sense of adventure and outlook in life will inspire and touch many others.

– William

Music: “Home” (Piano-Cello Cover) – ThePianoGuys, “Smile” – Landon Austin
Video filmed and edited by:
William from Clarzzique Photo & Video //Instagram: @William_Huynh // Twitter: @William_Huynh
Photographer: Liam Collard
Ceremony: Dana Villas
Reception: Aghios Artemios
Wedding Singer: Mikaela

Today we are bringing you with us to Hong Kong for an extension wedding that we had the pleasure of capturing. Shirley and Jonathan, both Sydney-siders, tied the knot in Sydney in a small chapel at the amazing Little Bay but with Shirley’s family originally from Hong Kong, they decided to have a second celebration over there. The beginning of their love story is short, simple and memorable with their history dating all the way back to University days. It was the end of the semester and they were both in the same class, Jon had a realisation that he might not actually see her again in a different class the following semester. He mustered up any confidence and courage he had to do something out of his own character, and he walked up to Shirley and started a conversation. We can only guess that this particular conversation would be filled with awkward silence and laughters but we are glad to find out that it was the start to a beautiful and flourishing love story.

It’s always amazing for a photographer to be able to travel and doing what they love in a different environment but I was initially nervous since Hong Kong is somewhat the polar opposite to what you see in Sydney. I did not speak the language and it was not a full wedding with a ceremony and full reception so I thought about what else I can capture to create a mini story for them. Fortunately, Hong Kong was kind to me and even with a questionable start with the weather, Hong Kong gave amazing backdrops and inspirations in its own quirky way.

We ended up spending a long day together from the morning to a bit of travelling and photoshoot after the reception ended. At the end, as anyone would have expected, it was an amazing experience and we are grateful to have been able to share this amazing journey with the lovely couple!

Photographer: Daniel // Clarzzique
Hair & Make Up:
 
 Windy Fung
Bride’s dress:
Bridal Chic
Groom & Groomsmen suits: Emporio Armani
Reception: Star of Canton Restaurant, Tsim Sha Tsui

 

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We start the morning at Tai Wai just a few stops north of Central

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This was the apartment that Jon and Shirley were staying at for the trip, it was Shirley’s Aunt and Uncle’s place. It had a bit more room than most Hong Kong Apartments so it was good for photos with that soft light blasting into the rooms

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The view out of the apartment. Hong Kong truly is the concrete jungle of the east with apartment blocks everywhere you see, they still had a lot of empty land in Hong Kong but they save space in the residential and commercial areas by building vertically. The day started with a very worrying sky with on and off rain every few minutes

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We scheduled in some photoshoot time before the reception as there was no ceremony being held. The first stop was at a mountain called Fei Ngo San (飛鵞山), it was supposed to give us an amazing view of one side of Hong Kong. But the higher we went up the mountain the worst the weather got, the peak of it was covered in fog and rain with some blistering cold winds. Over the lookout you could only just see a bit of the view, but these guys were still all smiles. Shirley never had a moment of worry or stress about the dress or her hair and make up which made shooting with these guys an absolute pleasure.

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We then went down to Tsim Sha Tsui at the Star Ferry Wharf and lucky for us the weather got better to make way for some cool shots here.

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The Hong Kong city skyline really does give an amazing backdrop especially on a cloudy day like this

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The Star Ferry Wharf is known to be a very popular place for tourists in Hong Kong so we went below under the shade to check it out

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The reception venue was in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui and in front of it was this busy yet vibrant pedestrian crossing. So I took advantage of it to create some nice motion shots

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What a breathtaking view from the reception venue, Hong Kong goes beyond my expectation, it’s so vibrant and full of life

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A few hours spent walking and travelling through various weather conditions, and these guys are still full of life and laughter

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Friends, family and extended family enjoyed going down memory lane as they watched a slideshow of the couple growing up

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Its a custom for a wedding in Hong Kong for the couple and the family to stand in line at the exit as they say their thanks and goodbyes to all the guest at the end of the night.

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After the reception, the night was still relatively young so we ventured out to Mong Kok through the MTR for some more shots to remember Hong Kong

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Rain drops, neon signs, giant billboards, an empty street and a beautiful couple…PERFECT!

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