Joanne’s Heart

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

Aug-5-08

Lights, Camera……and……Action!

posted by Joanne

This was what we heard the whole day today.

We had our 2nd shooting session for our reality show today.  Our first being last week, a short 1 hour session at Tai Thong, SS2 where we met up with our backdrop designer to discuss on the design of the backdrop for our wedding banquet.

It was a looonnngggg and tiring day for us.  We shot at 3 different location;

First at our wedding gown designer, Neoromantic Bridal located at SS2, Petaling Jaya where we shot my gown fitting and collection.

Second was at TOM Collection, also at SS2 where earlier last month we had our pre-wedding photography and today was to collect our photo album, frame picture, DVD and other stuff.  They also shot the car decoration process where TOM has generously sponsored us their 2-seater Vintage Car, so Vince will have to play the role of a driver too on our wedding day……hahahaha.

Our third location, was at a recording studio in Kepong where Vince is to do a song recording.  Yes, he is singing a song though he will be performing live at our wedding banquet.  A friend of mine who recently opened a recording studio, 12 Hr Studio helped us produce the minus one and so the director of Hot Screen wanted to do a shooting on Vince doing the recording.  So at this location, I had to like hide away from the camera…….hehehe.

It was a fun experience for us as we feel like we are some super star doing a movie.  The tough part was the language and they had no script for us to read.  We had to be spontaneous and creative to make up our dialogue and they prefer us to speak in Bahasa Melayu which is not our main communication medium (what’s worst was I failed my Form 5 Bahasa Melayu oral exam, no kidding)  Thankfully they allow us to mix English in and also Vince did most of the talking (he is always so proud of his Melayu for he was formally from Kg. Pandan).

Well, we have another session tomorrow, this time they want to interview us on what we do for a living and how we met, bla bla bla…….My parents and in-laws are freaking out because they will be interviewed too and they, like me is poor when it comes to speaking the Bahasa Melayu language.

Anyways, It was truly an experience of a lifetime for us when we are not “Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie”, yet we have the sweet memories of being flimed and act when the director shouts “Lights, Camera…..and…..Action!”…..He better not forget to say “CUT!” If not, we will be filming the whole day through.

Jul-22-08

Getting More And More Exciting

posted by Joanne

We are planning for a simple wedding……As it turns out……No matter how simple a wedding is going to be, there are still a lot of things to look into.

Today was a tiring but an exciting day for us.

We went to Hot Screen’s office in Kelana Jaya, they are the producers of “Realiti Pengantin” a reality show on RTM 1.  We have the privilege to be featured in the program through my cousin Alan who is a wedding planner.  It is a 30 minutes program which shows how the couple make preparation for their wedding to the wedding day itself.  They showed us a sample of how it will be so that we have an idea of what they are looking for.

And so we went to collect my wedding gown today, I had a fitting on Sunday and Erin (owner of Neoromantic Bridal - where I bought my gown) wanted to alter it smaller coz she said I am too slim and if I didn’t alter it, cannot really see the design of the gown.  She provided us with very good service and I am very happy with the quality of the gown.

We then went to the TOM Bridal Studio to confirm the design for our album.  We are satisfied with the outcome of our photos and design they have done for us.

How it works is that, their cameraman will follow us around when we are doing our preparation so it is unfortunate that all their cameras have been booked and so they were unable to follow us, however, we did our own footage with Vince’s camera.  They will look through it and if it is not up to their standard, we will have to re-act it out again.

Actually I hope it will be good enough so we can do our own recording because I think it feels awkward to have a camera following us around, if we do our own then I think will be more natural.  Anywho, we have to see what they say about our recording.

We will update you guys soon on how and what we are up to.