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Eve&Joe: The Wedding Of Our Dreams

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Watch Eve & Joe's Extended Wedding Video from Rarotonga!

I couldn't sum up this wedding better than in the words of Eve to their guests, "Thanks for helping us and being apart of the wedding of our dreams"

It was really exciting to receive an email in the middle of winter enquiring to whether we were available to film a wedding in the Cook Islands. Eve shared her vision for the wedding day and we talked through about which video package would be the best for them. In the end we decided on the Feature Film editing package and the PUREwhite cinematographer coverage, this allowed for a 15 minute edit of the video and two cinematographers. The guests were all set to arrive on the island about three days before the wedding and the couple had prepared lots of activities for them. We were set to arrive two days before the wedding so we could cover a number of the activities, we started at the Muri Beach Night Markets where the islanders sell their local produce and food. It's a great experience as the food is really cheap with a number of healthy options as well as homemade ice cream! The next day was both the boys stag party and the hens party. We filmed the boys first as they prepared for a quad bike tour across the island with Coconut Tours and then the girls on the beach as they had Cook Island dancing and drumming lessons. 

The next day the bride and groom organised a group activities for themselves and all the wedding guests to go on an evening lagoon cruise. The boats had glass bottoms so we were able to see the fish swimming around underneath. The local tour guides played instruments, sang and cooked us fresh fish on a small island as everyone sunbathed and went snorkeling. Some of the fish we swam with can be seen in the video! It was such a beautiful and still evening that we were able to fly our drone over the island for some pre wedding coverage of the surrounding area. The water looks so much bluer from up in the air!

Wedding day arrived which was taking place at Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa. Eve and Joe both had their hair and makeup done [Yes he did! Although it’s probably not what you think – see the video to find out!] The bridesmaid walked down the isle and Eve followed in a traditional cook island canoe. The ceremony was set on the beach in the white sand with the guests sitting under some coconut trees for shade. After the ceremony Eve & Joe planted a baby coconut tree and the local photographer took us to some stunning spots for the location photos. The wedding reception was a buffet style, set in a white marquee just back from the ocean and had heaps of fresh fish and local vegetables to eat. Following the speeches Moana the MC and a friend of Eve had organised all the guests to preform a surprise dance for the bride and groom. It was amazing and I still can't believe that she managed to get that may people from different parts of the world all to learn something over the internet and keep it a secret!

In the words of the Father of the Bride, we were so thankful to be apart of Eve and Joe's wedding video on the"Special, exotic, [and] romantic island of Rarotonga"

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