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The first Yahoo! Messenger chat with Beatrice Peter seemed too be good to be true. In all the negotiations involved, my demands, the rates, etc., she never did oppose me. She agreed to all of them. Only when she announced that she will fly to Manila to meet me was I convinced that it was for real.

Beatrice and Alex Chua are Catholic Christians from Sabah Malasian Borneo. It was my first encounter of a foreign couple who wanted to get married in Manila.

The church wedding was held last 9-9-09 at San Agustin Church in Manila and the wedding reception was held last 1-29-10 at Shangri-la Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

I prepared a wedding video highlight of the Manila wedding, which was shown at the Malaysian reception as one of the evening highlights. But in the morning of January 29, I decided to incorporate the tea ceremony in the video, knowing doing an interview with the couple will make the presentation more personal and unique. So instantly we were doing a same day edit wedding video.

The video presentation indeed was a success. It was something first done in Sabah. Thanks to Beatrice and Alex who envisioned to introduce something different for their wedding and for their visitors. Had it not been their desire to present a new concept of presenting a video presentation, I would not have been able to get to Malaysia.

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It makes me think what else I could possibly share upon doing same date wedding videos for already a hundred times. It was before a long silence in front of my computer that I realized that there is still something that could be told of same day edit wedding videos after encountering Ryan and Jihan’s grand and glorious wedding.

People were touched with the exchange of personal vows of the couple. The prayers and the messages by the officiating minister was indeed an inspiration. Who will not fall in love when the scenic ceremony by the lake turned more romantic when the place transformed from daylight to sundown to of the night?

Knowing that people are touched again when watching the same day edit wedding video at the reception pleases and makes me feel successful in the very essence of documenting such wedding event. This is more than just a good wedding video; it’s all about inspiring and touching lives.

An SMS from Ryan and Jihan telling me that more people were touched after showing the same day edit wedding video in an after wedding party delighted us more.

Ryan and Jihan wedding was held last January 23, 2010 at The Lakeshore, Pampanga.

Watch the wedding highlights video.

UPDATE: Testimonial from Ryan and Jihan originally posted at

Hi Buddy,

This is a long overdue testimonial but would still like to let you know that we really appreciated all the work you put into our wedding and in delivering the final output. It’s almost nine months now but we still love to revisit the videos you made every now and then. Not a few of our friends cry again and again whenever they see the onsite video. The latter perfectly captured the emotions and the story that we wanted to preserve and share.

More power to you and to your team!


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Darwin de Leon and Lani Banaag wedding. January 10, 2010. Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club, Lipa City, Batangas.

I and my daughter Yael collaborated for another same day edit wedding video INNOVATION. Yup, she did the interviews and writing. Here is her behind the scene story.

The couples we interviewed were surprised when we asked the question ‘how did you meet’. They were like, “Pardon? Oh, us?” Nevertheless, they undeniably answered the questions with enthusiasm as they relive their own ‘kilig moments’.

The inspiration for this same day edit wedding video was the music video of 1,2,3,4 by Plain White T’s. With no intention, the onsite video turned out to be pieces of advices from the personal experiences of the interviewed couples. We also believe that we achieved the raw approach as in the music video.

And for the perfect ending, was the bride and groom’s fascinating love story, as unlikely as it is, of being neighbors for almost 23 years but meeting not once.

Reality Wedding Video by Buddy Gancenia, a wedding video producer and videographer in the Philippines, is a wedding video with a documentary feel that emphasizes the realness of the events.

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