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28 December 2009. My uncle Gil and Auntie Rosing celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at St. Joseph Parish Church in our home town Balungao, Pangasinan.

Uncle Gil is the younger brother of my father. Early this morning, my mother who is based in the states called, and was too excited on the updates regarding the wedding. The rest of the Gancenia family was unaware that December 28 is actually the wedding anniversary of my parents, and was supposedly also celebrating the golden anniversary if only my father is still in this world today. Uncle Gil and Auntie Rosing got married on January 28, 1960, a month after my parents’ wedding. The wedding was celebrated a month earlier because of the best availability of everybody from the 1st family.

My works for the same day edit wedding video started form choosing the right music. After two hours of researching in my music library, I stumbled upon John Denver’s For You. I got the feeling the music will be loved by my uncle. True enough, he is familiar with John Denver and love the song.

I also decided to interview my cousins to be included in the edit. The interview lasted for almost an hour recorded running time, more than enough insights I needed for the video. I got so many touching stories from their childhood like when kuya Rommel was 4 years old, and his parents gave him a bath as every parent enjoyed and appreciated their kids. Kuya Rogel also shared, he often see his parents spend time praying together inside the mosquito net at night.

Lots of inspiration too from ate Nanette as she inspired her siblings to excel, strive and succeed as poverty is not a hindrance to succeed in life. Who will not burst into tears when Kuya Rhoel admits his mistakes by disobeying his parents when he was still a teenager, added that he fully understand them now as he himself is a parent?

And finally, they all expressed their thank you’s to their parents by giving them the best gift – the 50th golden wedding anniversary celebration.

It was an overwhelming experience creating a video for your own family. A bit sad this will not happen to my parents, but given the chance to do it for my uncle gave me the feeling that I already did the same with my parents.

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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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Nino and Olga Cinematic Prenup Wedding Video

by Reality on December 22, 2009

Normally a prenup video is a day location shooting. But for Nino and Olga’s prenup video, it took us 4 days in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. This definitely gives edges over my other prenup wedding videos.

I admit I was a bit pressured with Nino, since he wanted me to produce something I’m not known for. He wanted me to create cinematic music video instead of my forte, the documentary-reality wedding video. I was forced to visit other wedding videographers’ websites to meet his requirements. This is to make sure we have the same expectations,and then I applied my own style.

I’m so happy with the outcome. I’m so satisfied to the point I showed this to my daugher Yael and she shared it, adding “I must learn how to make something this ‘super-awesome’.”

Wedding Day:

Nino was hands on in all aspects of the wedding not to mention the wedding videos. He contributed a lot in shooting the product shots. Even during the reception, he approached me to remind me that he wanted the fireworks to be included in the same day edit wedding video.

We’ll not forget this couple. Nino and Olga – simply the best.

Reality Wedding Video is created by Buddy Gancenia, a wedding video producer and videographer in the Philippines, wherein no two Reality Wedding Videos are alike.

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