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Internet Superstars Aileen Apolo and Jay de Jesus Wedding

by Reality on December 27, 2009

A day after Christmas, internet superstars Aileen Apolo and Jay de Jesus tied the knot at the Mary The Queen Parish Church in Greenhills. The who’s who in the Philippine blogsphere attended the wedding. Janette Toral was among the principal sponsors, who introduced the two during one of the Digital Filipino events. Aileen is the Philippines’ country consultant for Google, while Jay is the owner of

We prepared two videos for the wedding. First was the prenup love story wedding video and the same day edit wedding video featuring the highlights of the on-the day wedding preps and the ceremony highlights.

Prenup wedding video:

The prenup video was inspired from the movie “500 Days of Summer”. Aileen and Jay’s love story wedding video was entitled “800 Clicks” – well, the couple, as we all know spend most of thier time online. The first click was the first meeting and the 800th click was the wedding day.

Same Day Edit wedding video:

As early ay 4:30am we were already at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the wedding preps. Only then we decided what music to be used for the same day edit wedding video. Jay’s first choice was the Araw Gabi by Robert Sena but we didn’t have the copy, so we decided to look for an alternative from his CDs. There we saw Richard Poon’s revival of “You and I”. I personally love this song. In fact, it was one of the songs sung during our own wedding, and I was surprised it has a version by Richard Poon.

Jay suggested to use 2 versions, the one with the lyrics and the minus one. It was a great idea. I used the minus one version during the interview portions to avoid distractions and viewers can concentrate on the message more than the lyrics. Though it requred more effort during the editing process, it was effective and worth the effort. For so many wedding videos I produced and so many brides I interviewed, only Aileen surprised me when she mentioned that she had this dream of walking down the aisle for so many times for a decade but she never saw who was the groom waiting for her at the end of the aisle. Until one day she dreamt that it was Jay, then after that dream, the relationship started to blossom.

Buddy Gancenia , a wedding video producer and videographer in the Philippines created Reality Wedding Video that utilizes interviews and behind-the-scenes footages.

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