CHRISTABELLE + TATENDA // ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
Why did you want to capture your wedding on video?
Our wedding day will be one of the most important days of our lives, therefore we would like it to be captured on film - for us to remember this day . Also, given the current situation (border restrictions etc) we would like to send a copy of the video to friends and family who were unable to attend the wedding. Belle is originally from Singapore, Tate is originally from Zimbabwe - so we have a lot of family and friends overseas. we were meant to have our wedding in Singapore in April 2020 so that both families could come together, but due to the pandemic we had to cancel.
Why did you choose Castle Media?
We wanted our wedding video to be free and natural, and our videographer who could capture the important moments in our day while being discreet. We saw on your website that this is your style of videography - hence we decided to contact you.
What do you do?..How do you spend your days?..What's important in life?
Both of us are public servants - Tate is a contracts officer, Belle is a risk analyst. Outside of work Tate spends his days playing soccer and taking long walks with Belle and Snax. Belle catches up with friends and goes on short day trips every now and then. Together we spend most of our time in and around the city - cafes, restaurants, shops, work, exercise, home. Family is important to us.
The proposal ...Tell me everything...
Belle was in her favorite attire, pajama bottoms and a baggy shirt. Tate had on a singlet and boxers. The TV was on but no one was watching. Belle made a comment, something about how she's not getting any younger or how gold is her favorite color; maybe both. You see, at this point the proposal was more a question of when than if? Despite this, there was always that nagging uncertainty gnawing at Belle's thoughts. Like a lot of things in our lives we'd done things our way. For example, we'd bought an apartment together and were living together before being married.
Tate excuses himself into the bedroom, only to return with a ring sized box. He leaves the box on the dining table without saying so much as word, and busies himself in the kitchen. He returns to see Belle rooted in the same spot, almost as if frozen in time. The only that she's still alive is her racing heartbeat that echoes through the living room.
Tate picks up the box and hands it to Belle. He makes an offhanded comment about how he found this lying around somewhere. Belle opens the box, her eyes dilated with expectation, only to find it empty. her face drops and is scarred with confusion, at which point, Tate drops down to knee and asks the question.
The venue? Why the Chapel and the QT above anywhere else?
St Michael the Archangel Chapel - Belle's Catholic so we are doing a Catholic ceremony plus is a beautiful chapel for a small wedding.
QT Hotel - quirky hotel in the middle of the city - it's very us.
What experience do you want to give your guests?
We would like all our guests to enjoy themselves.
Venue : St Michael The Archangel Chapel
Photographer : Anthony Milnes Photography
DJ / Music : DJ Chocolate
Make Up : RP Artistry
Hair : Amer Hair Artist
Dress : Tuscany Bridal
Suits : Tony Barlow
Florist : Flower Nation
Cake : Cake Love