Ngoc + Fran…details soon to follow! Watch this space!
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Ngoc + Fran…details soon to follow! Watch this space!
If you like it, like the link on our facebook page too!
Congrats to Gaohan + Eliana who got married 2 days ago. To new beginnings as husband and wife!!
The Oxford video was a HIT!! GREAT JOB!! It’s really good, brought a smile to our faces and our families! Very nice match to the song as well. Hopefully when we look at this years later, we will remember all the good and silly times hehehe.. :) Thanks!
~Eliana + Gaohan
Eliana contacted us around this time last year from Singapore. She wanted to do an engagement video to show at her wedding and liked the way we capture couples’ stories. We offered a package deal with our friend, Nicholas Lau, who is an amazing and talented photographer to work with.
Eliana is an Oxford University alumni and wanted to film on campus. After skype meetings and load of emails ( We like to be available for any questions our couples have), 3 months later they flew over to us in London.
It was such a pleasure to finally meet Gaohan & Eliana in person. A few days later we met them in Oxford and started shooting. Eliana was so good at booking all the places she wanted to film at and since she lived there for several years, she was very familiar with the roads + shortcuts! We joked that she should give tours. Oxford is such a beautiful place that every area we went to was a great place to shoot. Eliana was able to book a slot at the famous dining hall at Christ Church that is also a familiar sight in the Harry Potter films. This was one of her ‘must-haves’ and we were really excited to see inside as well!
It was unexpectedly and shockingly cold that day, but they were so professional about it. We grabbed lunch at the famous The Eagle and Child Pub, famous for serving the Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and others and got to film one of Eliana’s usual eating habits with Gaohan.
We ended the day shooting on top of one of Oxford’s parks that overlooks the town. It was a beautiful way to end the day. The couple wanted to include one of their favorite quotes in the video:
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Praying for a beautiful marriage, may you continue to love each other well in your new adventures! Thank you for sharing your story with us and for allowing us to be a part of yours!
We’ve been waiting for a very long time to release this one and are so excited to share:
When our friends, Dave and Diana (known to our friends as Double D or D2) asked us to film their wedding and
“Thank you so much Lamp on the Hill for doing such a wonderful job on the wedding trailer.. we love it!! Cannot WAIT to see the full video!!!” ~ Diana
Meet the Couple Engagement Video, we knew we were in for a lot of fun! Diana actually informally asked us to film her wedding before her wedding day was set! And we are always thankful for the support at Lamp on the Hill. The engagement video was a great time capturing how they first met, their first impressions and how they fell in love. We actually got to shoot in their new home and was given the honors of being the first few guests. It was so fun we even got to include a bloopers reel!
With such a fun couple we knew that the wedding was going to be great!
Dave and Diana got married on a gorgeous day and it was certainly something to be thankful for as London was having a bit of a confused summer. It was raining for weeks on end and then there were days that were hotter than it’s been for years!
It all started with the rehearsal the night before. Their friends and family had all gathered at the church during different parts of the day to help out with decorations, food and ofcourse attend the rehearsal. It was a really intimate day as most of the people who attended had grown up with the couple. The evening was full of jokes being thrown about by everyone and laughter over the only food that would be accepted by the couple on such an occasion: KFC. They love it so much, it even had its own role in their engagement video! But despite all the humorous moments, you couldn’t help but see the specific style and detail Diana had put into the wedding. She chose a classic white & gold sparkling theme with a touch of timeless English detail which was so fitting given the fact we were in London.
The wedding day started out with Diana choosing to get ready at her parents’ house as a sign of respect to them which we thought was so sweet of her. The ceremony was held at the church Diana grew up in and where Dave attended in his later teen years. They became friends, best of friends, got engaged and now were becoming husband and wife. The whole day was filled with friends and family helping out from the early hours of the morning and you could see the love for the couple. It was so beautiful to see their family and small group leaders praying for them and blessing their marriage during their ceremony.
For the video shoot, they decided to revisit the beautiful Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park, London as they often went in their dating days. The morning had started quite gloomy, which had us a little worried, but praise God that by the end of the ceremony the sun was out and shining as bright as ever.
Their reception was held at the classy and contemporary Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington which we think represented Dave and Diana quite well. As expected, there were so many moments where we really had to keep ourselves from bursting out in laughter from the groom’s surprise singing of “She’s my Queen to be” (from Coming to America) to the hilarious but heart felt speeches the best men gave. We were treated to the impeccable choreographed first dance, a tango number which wowed. When Dave’s usual number came on, Beyonce’s Single Ladies (Put a ring on it), we saw them break into dance causing the whole dance floor to follow.
Congrats Dave & Diana, it was a blessing to witness the beginning of your marriage!
So we moved in May and it has been a busy summer ever since! We have a few films coming out, unfortunately some we can’t release until next year. BUT there will be one that we’ll be releasing tonight! Yes tonight! We are really excited about releasing this wedding highlights trailer as it was a really fun wedding with a really relaxed couple and a gorgeous day.
“Stunned… this is incredible <3<3<3. Love you guys! Love how talented God has made you. Love that you share this talent with us. (Love my husband too despite humiliating me) Check this video out peeps… the incredibly creative Lamp on the Hill Productions.” ~ Emily
We love it when a couple is able to personalize their wedding and incorporate their story into the day of. A shoutout to our cool bride who let us use a certain clip from the day. Watch video to see why!
Our couple chose to get married at the church they’ve been attending for years. It’s also the same same church the bride grew up in and where the couple met. We arrived the day before to capture some prep shots and when we got there, it was a sight to see. They had friends and family already there to help set up the church from early morning into the late hours of the night. From the Pastor’s wife waking up before the whole of London was up to go to the flower market to beat the rush of all the florists coming in from all throughout the country, to the friends who came straight from work still in their work attire to get down and dirty with decorating to the family who brought homemade chicken curry to serve all the hungry friends. And the couple? They were as relaxed as you can get. You could tell this couple was loved and well cared for.
The wedding day was filmed by ourselves and our lovely friend, Karen. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding. Not too hot, but the sun was definitely shining. One of our favorite shots is of the bride giving a shy quick peek to her husband as she approaches her groom at the altar. Following the service, the guests were greeted out onto the park with fresh new grass for group photos and then welcomed back to the church hall with mochi ice cream to help promote a friend’s business. They had other personal details like a cute birthday cake for their nephew’s birthday, lime green cupcakes for the bride’s nickname, Limey, and much more!
After the refreshments and yummy goodies, we all headed to Cambridge for the reception. Emily is a University of Cambridge alumni and decided to go back there . It’s also the place and time in her life when she started dating Danny.The venue was big yet so intimate and had loads of beautiful garden space for the guests to walk around, including a garden of herbs and vegetables to pick from! Emily then changed into her beautiful traditional Chinese Cheongsam gown in which she was quickly surrounded by the older ladies to be oohed and aahed at. She was stunning. Guests were able to observe the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony between the couple and their relatives as they sipped on their drinks on the garden while those who preferred to be in the shade were able to relax in the lounge surrounded by the beautiful notes being played by the sister of the groom on a Steinway. It led into a lovely evening with an awesome surprise by friends, an acapella of Bruno Mars’ Marry You. The couple never saw it coming. And then to top the night off or open up the evening’s part 2, the couple’s first dance to Dirty Dancing’s Time of My Life.
Overall, it was a lovely day filled with love and fun. Plus, click on the link above to find out how Danny knew Emily was the one. Looks like the groom had his own surprises up his sleeve too.
It’s been a rainy week, but it’s helped us stay indoors and edit. We’ve also booked more weddings and really looking forward to capturing more ravishing details for our new couples or perhaps, the not so ravishing, but incomparably cute and funny moments.
It’s really amazing how unexpected events at weddings can turn into really funny and even requested shots. Last summer, one of us shot a wedding where the cutest pair of flower girls were supposed to walk down the aisle, except they started walking off in the wrong direction! Lucky enough, we were able to capture it and it’s been a major hit! Almost every couple we’ve met since then has jokingly requested if we could redo that scene at their wedding or at least we hope it was a joke! Tips to our brides: Don’t worry about the small things going wrong, just enjoy your day and who knows what unexpected event will be highly requested from yours!
We’re shooting an engagement shoot this Saturday, but the forecast is set to rain…hopefully the typical confused London weather will take its place and there will be some sun, at least for the outdoor shooting. We’ll be uploading some of our newest videos in the next several weeks, so stay tuned with our website!
In the meantime, have a look at some stunning wedding eye candy