Top 10 Celebrity Wedding Videos
These wedding films made us swoon.
(SPOT.ph) Social media went crazy over the weekend after learning about Iya Villania and Drew Arellano’s super stealthy matrimony. Jason Magbanua released the same-day edit (SDE) video yesterday, February 4, and, if the comments on the videographer’s Facebook page are to be believed, everyone swooned and cheered for the couple who’ve been dating nine years prior to getting hitched. Watching their gorgeous vows ignited our inner wedding crazy. So, we’ve listed 10 celebrity wedding videos that might curb our excitement in the meantime.
In the spirit of love month, these top 10 celebrity wedding videos will make you happy, cry, and kilig simultaneously. It wasn’t a matter of which wedding was the best (really, who can decide that?), but these SDEs are the ones that made us feel like we’re part of the celebrations-and we can watch them over and over again, every time with a fresh box of tissues.
10. Vanessa Matsunaga and Jun Sunga
Venue: Bellarocca Island Resort, Marinduque
Threelogy is saved on this one because it doesn't take creative angles to make Bellarocca-and, in turn, their video-picturesque. In fact, the whole thing looks like a postcard, including the wedding which was held outdoors and under a tree.
Must-see bit: The beautiful landscape. There's also a bit of airtime spent on Heart Evangelista (who was then the girlfriend of Vanessa's brother, Daniel).
9. Tuesday Vargas and Coy Placido
Videographer: Mayad Studios
Venue: Discovery Shores, Boracay
The longtime couple tied the knot three years ago in a simple but star-studded affair. The two opted for a classic look, but with little touches of rock and roll-a black sash around her waist and a red-and-black color scheme.
There’s one scene of the couple kissing with the veil covering them as it billows in the wind. It’s simple shots like these that give it an extra romantic touch. We also love how Mayad inserted filtered shots to create contrast, as well as their seamless shifts in music that go from tear-jerking to quirky. They used "White Dress" and "Moving Backwards," both by Ben Rector, and "You and I" by Wilco. Their capture of Vargas' heartfelt yet hilarious vows was also priceless.
Must-see bit: A snippet of Eugene Domingo and John Lapus yelling "Here comes the bride!"-a reference to their hit film of the same title.
8. Sir Chief and Maya
Videography: Jason Magbanua
Venue: Basilica de Taal, Villa Escudero
Let's forget for a moment how strange it is to have a real video for a fake wedding, and instead focus on the efforts ABS-CBN went through to make things seem authentic, including hiring leading videographer Jason Magbanua to work his magic on the documentation.
This wedding is bigger than most real ones, but then again, hundreds of thousands of people have let Sir Chief and Maya’s love story into their homes. The style is different from what we're accustomed to with other Jason Magbanua works, but he doesn't fail to capture the sweet touches that make this wedding believable: the teary-eyed vows, the preps, the guests excited for the bride to come out. He even has a clip of Maya reading a message from Sir Chief pre-wedding. That's real stuff!
Must-see bit: Maya's choked-up vows which almost made us believe this was a real wedding. Oh, Aiza Seguerra also has a best-actress-worthy scene where she breaks down in tears.
7. Drew Arellano and Iya Villania
Videographer: Jason Magbanua
Venue: Kawayan Cove, Nasugbu, Batangas
It’s interesting to see this private couple in a different light, with suave Iya and hilarious/hunky Drew tearing up as they professed their love for one another in front of their closest family and friends. Jason Magbanua really tried to show the 10 years of history that the two have endured as a couple in the way he pieced together the vows, the speeches, and the quirks in the pair’s behavior that you can only see in a long-standing relationship.
Must-see bit: Iya hitting Drew on the head. The details that they kepts under wraps for a year. Hands seem perpetually clasped together.
6. Patty Laurel and Patrick Filart
Videographer: Mayad Studios
Venue: Hacienda Isabella
This video is looong. Like a really long wedding SDE or a capsule romantic comedy. It has scenes that will have you hooting one second and awww-ing the next. Patty's sense of humor (who else would quote Dr. Seuss at a wedding?) and Patrick's sincere affections radiate through the camera lens and into our computer monitors. They even did that bit where they hold hands and exchange letters without seeing each other before the wedding. Just real, real love.
The Pats have an even longer video using shots by Mayad and put together by Patrick's production company.
Must-see bit: The word perfect yet incredibly honest vows. Perfect soundbites that local rom-com writers should take note of.
5. Paolo Bugia and Nikki Syyap
Videographer: For You Are Mine
Venue: Sanctuario de San Antonio and Rockwell Tent
A bit of goof can go a long way. Cager Paolo Bugia wed his longtime girlfriend Nikki Syyap in humorous fashion-if you take what he says in the video seriously. The video, crafted by Jason Magbanua's second team (and edited by Magbanua himself), infused pre-wedding elements including Paolo annotating the five-minuter and the pair reenacting their days as a young couple. We love how a sense of humor can play its part in making the video even more relatable and heart-wrenching.
Must-see bits: Ateneo's Bellarmine Field doubling as Tagaytay where Paolo proposed. There's also a funny part where another basketball couple, Larry and Lora Fonacier, reenacted their own prenup photos.
4. Jay Contreras and Sarah Abad
Videographer: MG Digital
Venue: Paco Park, Manila
Drama and rock and roll-always a good mix, especially when you want to make an impact. The rapid pace and the war-like music give viewers a different perspective to what this couple is getting ready for. Nope, marriage isn’t always about being lovey-dovey. It’s a little like a battle, actually. Celebrity videographer Mervin Gobaco cleanly puts together powerful imagery with even more powerful sounds to create this heart-thumping masterpiece.
Must-see bit: Jay Contreras gyrating his hips.
3. Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta
Videographer: Bob Nicolas
Venue: Splendido Country Club, Tagaytay
The sight of the Rivermaya drummer closing his eyes to keep the tears from falling (which fell anyway) made us tear up. Tears, get back in our eyes now!
Ace lensman Bob Nicolas focuses on sweet shots that really tug at the heartstrings: Jolina reading the letter from her soon-to-be-hubby, their heart-wrenching vows to each other, the family selfies. Nicolas also made sure to record the handcrafted details that made this wedding special, from the invitations, to Jolina’s special baby’s breath bridal wand, to Teddy Manuel’s wish tree. From start to finish, Jolina looked like the giddy in-love bride whose dreams were about to come true except for the bits where her emotions got the better of her.
The video also managed to insert clips from their previous church wedding dated a few days earlier, which was limited to friends and family.
Must-see bit: The beautiful shots of Jolina under a tree where the sunlight touches her in an almost angelic fashion. It's like being in a dream.
2. Maricar Reyes and Richard Poon
Videographer: Mayad Studios
Venue: Bellevue Hotel, Alabang
The super secret wedding had everyone interested because (1) it was a secret and (2) Maricar Reyes was absolute perfection in her embellished Francis Libiran wedding gown. The wedding was small and kept very intimate-a quality the video reflected. There were several close-up shots of the flawless bride that made us want to pat Richard on the back. What a lucky guy. Mayad also took advantage of the lighting, letting it create a dreamy effect on some of their shots.
Instead of focusing solely on the bride and groom, Mayad Studios let the guests tell the love story, saying how this was the couple's first kiss and how they had predicted this outcome since day one.
Must-see bit: The part where Maricar wipes off her lipstick before the anticipated first kiss.
1. Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo
Video: Jason Magbanua
Venue: San Juan, Batangas
Jason Magbanua shot this 12-minuter entirely on Super 8 film, a conscious decision that set his video apart from the TV crew surrounding the super secret ceremony.
Rough cuts and a candid quality give the whole video a vintage vibe that will make you feel like you were part of the entire sunrise ceremony. This wedding film is simple and sweet.
Must-see bits: The couple's sweet sneaky kisses (including Ryan blowing Judy Ann a kiss as she paraded down the aisle) and their crazy fun on a boat. Watch for Jason Magbanua's cameo as well!