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Remembering your New Zealand wedding

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Is a wedding videographer a must have? Honestly speaking, NO. Wedding Photography is a necessity, but the wedding videography is more like a luxury.

We have spoken to a lot of brides and when asked about their wedding day, they all say it was such a fast-paced day that most of it was like a big blur. And that is very true. It’s one day when all the months or years of planning are becoming a reality, and yes, brides, you do plan a lot.

Relive Your Wedding Through The Eyes Of A Wedding Videographer

Groomsmen celebrating

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

What Will Wedding Videography Add?

There are some things you will surely miss during your wedding, like the groom waiting at the altar, entrance for your bridesmaid or the style they walked in, how did it feel like walking the aisle in your heavy wedding gown, those little pauses of emotions you took while reciting your wows.

With a beautiful cinematic video, you can see all these moments in action.

Brides& maids preparing

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

Don’t Reminisce But Relive

We started as wedding photographers and then picked up wedding videography on the way. We do understand the importance of both of them. Photographs will show that you were laughing while your makeup was getting done, but a video will tell you what your bridesmaid said that made you laugh. Videos will tell you why your husband choked on his drink during the best man’s speech, or what was in your father’s toast which made your mum and you cry. For sure, you don’t want to miss your grandmother’s cool moves on the dance floor.

Photos will make you reminisce all those beautiful moments, but a wedding video is like your own romantic movie which you can watch over and over again and relive every single moment.

The Back Story

Sometimes the photographs don’t share the real backstory which videos can.

During the free pre-booking consultation, we very often show our clients a photo of bride and groom standing at the altar from one of the weddings we were part of in New Zealand . The photo shows the bride been very emotional with a tear rolling down her cheek, and every person we showed that photo to said that she is emotional as she has just seen her would-be husband for the first time on the wedding day. And they are all correct, as that’s what the photos show but there was more at play.

The Real Back story: a minute before this photo was taken, she walked the aisle with a photo of her father who passed away a year ago. She always wanted her father to walk her down the aisle on her big day, and that was the real reason for her tears.

Just Married

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

Make Your Future Family A Part Of Your Wedding

Imagine your children or even your grandchildren enjoying your wedding day unfold in front of them years after your wedding. They can live those moments the way you did. They can now be a part of the wedding, hear your wows, laugh at the funny jokes, and enjoy the good or the bad dance moves. Wedding films are a treasure not just for you but for your family to come.

Have A Tight Budget?

Fitting everything in your budget is a tricky mission. If you have to fit either a photographer or a videographer, then we would suggest you go with a photographer as that is a necessity. But if there is one chance to move things around to fit both, then the best way to create lifetime memories would be to hire a company who does both Wedding Photography as well as Videography. The average cost of getting a separate photographer and a videographer as two different vendors could be 40% more expensive as hiring a team who does both. They are already at your wedding to take the photos and would not cost them much to add an extra shooter for the videos. For an example, our team members can shoot both photo and videos with the same artistic ability so if we are shooting photos it’s a lot financially feasible for us to add another team member for videos as we are already there.

Don’t let budget be the deciding factor for you to have your precious moments saved for the years to come.

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BIO: Calgary’s Leading Wedding Videographer and Photographer

Reminiscences Wedding Studios is a proud joint collaboration between the happy couple, Saurabh and Rashmi. This dynamic real-life couple gets behind the lens to bring quality and creativeness to your special day. Based in Calgary Alberta, Reminiscences Wedding Studios has have woven their artistic magic into the weddings of hundreds of couples from New Zealand to Canada.

Being experts in the field of photojournalism, they have brought their aesthetics to weddings worldwide. As experienced photographers who have traveled all over the world, they bring with them years of experience in creating wedding photographs that evoke strong emotions of romance, fun and delight.

Each wedding photograph that they take is meticulously crafted so you are able to relive the moment as if you were still present there. The expert team of photographers takes extreme care in capturing all moments you will hold dear for the rest of your lives. Each photograph is crafted with elegance and style with a touch of candidness.

They have a team of six-second shooters and assistants who have been trained to deliver a similar style of creativity so they accompany Saurabh & Rashmi as and when needed.

They not only specialize in photography, but are experts in the field of wedding films. Reminiscences Wedding Studios takes special care in understanding how you envisioned your special day. With an impeccable history in bringing joy to hundreds of happy couples, Reminiscences Wedding Studios will capture all the memorable moments for you and recreate it for you to enjoy for the rest of your happy life!

Written By: Saurabh Salopal, Lead Photographer and Videographer

Reminiscences Wedding Studios





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After the wedding, let your Western Australia honeymoon begin

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Planning a honeymoon in Western Australia after the wedding? We can’t blame you. From the white sands to cozy breweries, towering forests to sprawling vineyards, it’s full of romantic sights and spots. But which spot deserves your attention the most?

Welcome to Western Australia

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog


A wonderfully mild-weathered city, Perth has all the comforts of modern convenience but with plenty of verdant quiet spots, as well.

Kings Park can be an excellent choice for a romantic stroll together, while the gorgeous Elizabeth Quay lights up at night, creating a dazzling display across the water that you can enjoy from a nice, lazy cruise.

Head down the canal into Perth’s old town to see some classic charm from the city, too.

Margaret River

A gorgeous region of rolling hills, caves, and natural beauty as far as the eye can see, Margaret River might be the perfect place for those who want to go exploring on their honeymoon.

It’s full of luxury glamping eco-accommodations, helping you wake up to the sights and sounds of nature but in plenty of comfort.

There are plenty of food and wine tours sampling the best of the region’s delicacies, too, so when you’re not exploring natural sites like the Lake Cave or Meelup Beach, you can be chowing down and sipping on some gorgeous local produce.

Fun in Western Australia

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog


If you’re coming to Western Australia for lazy sunbathing days and coastal adventures along miles of white sands, then Broome might just be the perfect place for you.

A laid-back town that’s significantly smaller than bigger cities like Perth, it still has plenty of modern luxury as a much-loved tourist spot.

Take a trip across the sands with a sunset camel ride, take a day trip to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm to lay your eyes on some natural jewelry, and take a day trip down to Cable Beach for some sunbathing.

Cable Beach

You can reach Cable Beach from Broome easily enough, but some people might like those gorgeous, sprawling sands so much they want to spend the whole honeymoon there and they definitely can.

There’s plenty to do at Cable Beach, whether you want to live it up and get pampered at the Bali Hai Resort & Spa or you want to grab an Intombi Sunset Cruise.

Cable Beach enjoys some of West Australia’s best weather, not to mention some of the best views of the sunset you can hope to find in the country.

Rottnest Island

Western Australian wedding

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog

A low-lying island that’s nearly twenty kilometers off the coast of Freemantle, Rottnest can feel like a relatively undiscovered oasis of natural beauty with real potential for adventure.

An easy-going destination with no more than 300 permanent residents, it’s one of the most picturesque destinations on this list with colorful coves, sandy beaches, and lots of animal friends to meet, including quokkas, adorable little fluffy mammals that aren’t afraid to come up and greet tourists.

Relive a classic date scene when you’re done exploring by spending a night at the amusement park and spend the evening snuggling up in the pool beneath the sunset.


Feel like a seafaring adventure full of truly unique sights? Esperance is a coastal region that not only has amazing beaches but virgin coastal scrub and literally dozens of islands that you can tour full of some truly unique sights.

Lake Hillier, a lake that’s bright pink, is one of the highlights on Middle Island, as are the beaches like Lucky Bay, where you can laze by the water only to find wild kangaroos doing the exact same.

There’s plenty of good beach pub grub and drink, as well, for some of that classic Australian hospitality.


An easy-going city that serves as the gateway to the Margaret River region, Busselton also has plenty of its own attractions to keep honeymooners satisfied, excited, and in that romantic mood.

The Busselton Jetty is the city’s most famous sight, a long walk over the sprawling emerald waters that can also be enjoyed by train with an Underwater Observatory at the very end of it.

The foreshore is another highlight, with gorgeous, clean golden sands, restaurants, fishing, kayaks, peddle-boats and just about anything a couple of loved-up beach bums could want out of a coastal retreat.

A good honeymoon is made all the better with a little cash to help you really live it up. Honeyfund can help you out with that. With Honeyfund, you can set you your custom wedding registry, universal registry, or cash registry – quickly, easily, and budget-friendly.

Make Western Australia your wedding destination

Photo credit: Jeffrey Wang from Perfect Moment Photography Wedding Blog

BIO: Wedding photography expert Jeffrey Wang has his own wedding photography studio in Sydney Perfect Moment Photography. He helped hundreds of couples to capture their love stories and the raw emotions and spirit behinds the weddings. In his free time, he writes about love stories, venues and photography tips for known wedding blogs around the globe.

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