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The Wedding of Christopher & Sher-Lynn

Chris and Sher-Lynn’s wedding day is certainly one of the hardest blog post I’ve had to write for a while. Not because there was a lack of words to depict them and their special day, it is because there were just so much to say that I was struggling to find the right words that is befitting of their love story. But you know what? I am going to try. I am going to try to wade through my ocean of emotions I feel for them to find the right words that remotely do them justice.

There was just something about this two. There was just something about their wedding day. As I sifted through their clips, I continuously found myself wiping away tiny pools of tears forming in my eyes. There were nights when I found Nigel sniffling quietly at his desk while he was editing their footage and I could perfectly understand why.

I sat down and watched their wedding video highlight and uncontrollably (and embarrassingly) cried a little harder than I usually do or should have from the start to the end of it. I replayed it. Next thing I know, I catch myself watching their video for the 3rd time and still find fresh tears that needs to be released persistently.

I was being so emotional not just because they were crying as they said their vows. I was so emotional not just because I have gotten the privilege to have known them a little more personally as friends the last couple of months. It is not just because Sher-Lynn has been unbelievably kind and thoughtful and has constantly been there around the tiny corner, not wanting to be intrusive in my life but offering a kind word of encouragement as I was going through a difficult season in my life. She was being the sister in Christ I needed. It wasn’t just all these reasons I have mentioned above that made me emotional as I watched their video.

It was them. Just them. Just how amazingly pure their love transcended through the visual memories that we captured of their day. You can feel the bliss (It’s been a while since I witness true bliss in my life). You can feel the sheer innocence that Chris and Sher-Lynn shared between them of their love for one another and the absolute and utter child-like faith in their future together as husband and wife. The joy that surrounded the day felt like a very-very tiny piece of heaven God has promised us to inherit.

I cried when I saw them dance their way in with complete delight. I cried when I saw how cheerful Sher-Lynn was while signing her formal papers of joining Chris to be man and wife for life and I clearly bawled like a baby (silently I might add) when Chris broke into tears as he saw Sher-Lynn walking down the aisle toward him. It wasn’t just because of how stunning Sher-Lynn looked in that wedding dress and that beaming smile she had on her but because he saw his future with her in that moment.

All my life, I have always seek to find a relationship that God speaks about in His word relentlessly. I like to think I have found a portion of it in my marriage as we work hard to keep at it and remember to choose each other with God in the middle every single day. If anything, today I was given the pleasure to witness just how beautiful a godly relationship can be and is suppose to be and that absolute contentment and excitement to start a new covenant together in His name. It isn’t just about “marriage” as a whole but what it is like to be in and have a godly marriage on this side of heaven that God has intended for us in His will.

Thank you Chris and Sher-Lynn, for not only gracing us with your friendship
and allowing us to be part of one of your milestones in life but showing us
and reminding us that as long as we have God as our anchor,
constantly carrying our faith in Him and in each other, everything will fall into place.

Enjoy their Highlight from their wedding day below!

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Thank you Chris and Sher-Lynn for trusting my team and I with our craft
and vision to express how we experienced your beautiful day through our work.

I am thankful for the opportunity and I hope you both cherish this little film
(and the rest of the collection!) I enjoyed putting together for the many years to come
and would watch it all over again many years down the road to relive your day!

Wishing you both all the happiness and joy in life! God bless! – Nigel and team

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The Wedding of Joshua & Katrina

It’s true what they say when we were younger, we dream of the perfect partner, the dream wedding and above all a beautiful happily ever after. It was all around us and there was no way of avoiding it. They were in cards, presents, magnets, story books, cartoons, movies, songs, greetings and so many more. Being an old romantic, I grew up with all sorts of love stories from Disney cartoons to fairy tales and oddly enough comic books. You see, as a little girl my dad would bring me to his beloved comic book store and we would spent the afternoon there as he browsed through his sets of comics while I was introduced to all sorts of superheroes (aside from my prince charming and white knights) and I guess, just like any other girl, we also wanted our future better half to be all of that plus a hero in plain clothing saving us whenever we were in dire need. (I mean, who else but superman can bring home supper nearing midnight just because we were hungry and hormonal?).

But as we grew up, these dreams of our happily ever after doesn’t fade away but in time it evolves. Especially as we continue our walk in Christ and seek our value, love and worth in only Him, we also learn to place out trust in Him and it didn’t matter if our man wasn’t superman or prince charming, we just wanted someone who we can kiss, hold onto when things gets rocky, steadies us, be there for us, listen to us with open arms and ears and comfort us in times of need. We just wanted someone who would give their life and word to be there with us till deaths do us part, flaws and all.

In today’s social media, we “ship” celebrity couples and we even tagged them as #couplegoals which creates a perception of an ultimate faultless relationship that we should strive for and build our expectations around. But that isn’t what a meaningful, deep and committed relationship is about isn’t it? A loving relationship isn’t about looking or being perfect all the time. It isn’t about constantly living a life that is worthy of a highlight reel on social media. It isn’t about looking for the perfect partner either.

Love is about not being perfect with one another. It is about CHOOSING to love them regardless of their flaws each day.

Love is about making mistakes and then learning and growing from it together.

Love is saying ‘I Do’ and willing a vow to love them, treasure them and accept all that comes of them as they grow and accepting every quirk and imperfection and still learning to love them to adapt to them.

Love is about compromising, understanding that while they are both constantly being molded before God’s eye and will, they choose to stay in love regardless of the hardships that comes in a relationship and a marriage.

These couples are the ones I attempt to be. These couples who are so real in their actions of love towards one another are the ones I “ship” and love to learn from.

I see all of that when I met Joshua and Katrina. I had the blessing of getting to know them beyond a vendor-client relationship and a friendship grew. Their warm presence of how they show their love not only to each other but for the people they love encourages me to not only better myself, my walk with God but they remind me of how love should be and can be when we put each others needs before ours and do it wholeheartedly.

Being a guest at their wedding, there was not a single dry eye in the house. You could sense the happiness they had for their big day and just how much effort and love that went into planning for it with their loved ones as they cheered them on and prayed for their road ahead. Forget about historical love stories that I used to pine for in books, Joshua and Katrina’s relationship and love for each other are my new favorite story to continue to “read” on and watch them grow together.

If you would like to hear more from them, listen to their relationship journey through their prewedding film below:

And here’s their Highlight from their wedding day! Enjoy!

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Thank you Joshua and Katrina for trusting my team and I with our craft
and vision to express how we experienced your beautiful day through our work.

I am thankful for the opportunity and I hope you both cherish this little film
(and the rest of the collection!) I enjoyed putting together for the many years to come
and would watch it all over again many years down the road to relive your day!

Wishing you both all the happiness and joy in life! God bless! – Nigel and team

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The Wedding of Justin & Kelly

When I was growing up, my mom used to always tell me that what matters most is having inner beauty and to always-always treat people with respect and to treat people right. It doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a guy; inner beauty should and can be found in every single person and to sound like a cliché quote, everyone is beautiful in their own be it whatever size, shape, height, color they are or will mold into their adulthood.

Inner beauty to me is how you treat others and care for the people you have around you. It is also how you learn to sacrifice yourself to love and put other people’s needs before yours and is able to also love and care for those who are lesser than yourself. It doesn’t matter if you have a thousand friends on social media but what matters is the impact that you are giving others to genuinely love their existence in your life and to care for them through their ups and downs.

“Kelly does not have a single mean bone in her body” said Kelly’s MOH, the night of her reception. She proceeded to list out a list of things that embodies Kelly’s individuality and how her kindness towards people shines through so bright that it certainly attracted Justin towards her. Many people hope to seek for a love at first sight – over the moon – under the stars type of love in their life which is absolutely possible for some but not for everyone.

A lot of the relationships and marriages that I’ve known and seen personally were strongly developed through time with a solid foundation of friendship, communication and above all amazing inner beauty qualities. Every single time I ask each couple I meet of how they knew they were the right person for them to spend the rest of their lives with, they don’t start saying how beautiful he or her eyes are, or how radiant his or her skin is but they start to list out incredible virtues of one another. Some would say that she has been there for him during the tough times, or how unbelievably gentle and caring he is towards her family or even just how enduring she is with her friends and family or how hardworking and determined he is with his work and the amount of commitment that he invests in all of his relationships with people. Most of the time, they would list out beautiful merits that comes from deep inner beauty.

Justin himself is also a man of his word, a kind man who cares deeply for his friends and family and certainly compliments Kelly’s inner beauty. Besides having such charming qualities in their personalities, Justin and Kelly are also just as beautiful with their outer beauty! Justin with his hearty handshake and cheeky grin who is always up for a good conversation and Kelly with her exceedingly sweet smile and endearing laughter (who laughed at my lame jokes during our few meetings out of kindness – haha!) this two good looking couple radiates both ways, inner and outer and I couldn’t imagine two better people than them to end up together and spending the rest of their lives until they turn old and grey.

Watch their Highlight below:

Watch their Same Day Edit too!

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Thank you Justin and Kelly for trusting my team and I with our craft
and vision to express how we experienced your beautiful day through our work.

I am thankful for the opportunity and I hope you both cherish this little film
(and the rest of the collection!) I enjoyed putting together for the many years to come
and would watch it all over again many years down the road to relive your day!

Wishing you both all the happiness and joy in life! God bless!Nigel and team

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The Wedding of Jin Ern & Sarah

The minute I shook hands and said hello to Jin Ern and Sarah on a early Saturday morning (one of the rare Saturdays that Nigel and his team wasn’t shooting a wedding) I felt immediately at ease as we pulled our chairs closer to the table and had a seat and began ordering our breakfast. They were the type of couple that immediately exudes a warm personality as we continued to chat over a hearty breakfast. We laughed and exchanged personal anecdotes; I stirred my hot Milo and took a big sip of it thoroughly enjoying myself in their company. I knew then, it was going to be a very enjoyable wedding day to be a part of and we couldn’t wait for it.

They shared with us their journey of being in relationship and being in love with each other for the last 7 years and here they are, finally tying the knot and to be man and wife with God as their rock and anchor throughout the rest of their lives together. As Sarah chattered merrily away with us about her plans for her wedding day in terms of decor, I couldn’t help but sneak a peek at Jin Ern, and there he was seated right next to her and was gazing at her with a smile. It was truly the look of content from Jin Ern and then on their wedding day, I saw the same look on Jin Ern’s face as he saw her walking down the aisle mixed with unbelievable bliss and pride.

One of my favourite moments was when he had officially “picked” Sarah from her room and brought her downstairs as the bridal party cheered them on and Jin Ern stood there with his head held high and chest pumped up with THE biggest grin on his face and immense pride that he is blessed enough to have Sarah as his wife as she stood by his side roaring with laughter in the moment.

That was exactly how their wedding day was. It was continuous laughter from the newly wed and their friends filling up the room every moment of the day. Down to the games, the dance, the songs and the singing all the way through, it was one heck of a wedding!

What really touched me amid everything that happened on their wedding day was when Sarah shared during their exchange of vows that Jin Ern had always told her love was a choice and that she never truly comprehended the full meaning of it until recently. It really resonated with me because I’ve always-always lived by that saying.

I’ve always said that love is a choice to my friends. It is an active choice that you have to make to stay in love. You have to choose to love. You have to choose to forgive and forget. You have to choose to remain faithful and you have to choose to learn how to be thankful and be grateful for your partner. And when you stand before God and promise each other to be there for one another till the day you part, you are saying that you choose to stand by them no matter what happens, no matter what version of a person they are or will become, you are saying that you choose to want to be with them until the day you return to God together and until that day happens, you are saying that you choose to be there through the journey as God sharpens, shapes and mould you and it’s a promise that says I want to be the one that sees you in your perfect form in heaven.

Here is an excerpt from one of my favourite Christian marriage articles:
“The Bible does describe love as a feeling. But rather than beginning as a feeling that inspires an action, love is often first an action based on obedience to God that results in a feeling. This explains why the Bible commands husbands to love their wives (Eph. 5:25) and wives to love their husbands (Titus 2:4) rather than commanding them to feel loving. This further explains why the Bible even commands us to love our enemies (Matt. 5:43–47).”

And that really reminded me of how I agree with what Jin Ern says. Because during the down and challenging times, we have to choose to let certain things go. We have to choose to forgive and move on. We also have to choose to have sacrificial compromise for one another. It will never be easy but it will be worth it and when those stormy season comes along, I have no doubt that Jin Ern and Sarah will stand through it hand in hand with God in the middle of their marriage as they learn to continuously love and respect each other as husband and wife and as they journey on to Australia, I wish them nothing but the best and all the happiness in the world.

Watch their Highlight below:

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Thank you Jin Ern and Sarah for trusting my team and I with our craft
and vision to express how we experienced your beautiful day through our work.

I am thankful for the opportunity and I hope you both cherish this little film
(and the rest of the collection!) I enjoyed putting together for the many years to come
and would watch it all over again many years down the road to relive your day!

Wishing you both all the happiness and joy in life! God bless! – Nigel and team

 

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