Olivia & Charles: “The Real You” Wedding Short Film

Olivia & Charles
Wedding Short Film
Maritime Parc, Jersey City
Music licensed by TheMusicBed

Director/DP/Editor – James Lee
Cinematographers – Daniel Dai and Victor Lee

“Six-hundred and ninety-three days,” Charles began his vows, “…that’s the exact number of days we’ve been together, counting today.” But it is as if their whole lives led up to this moment. Olivia made a bold move from Korea to study music in the United States. It was through church communities in New York that Charles met Olivia. Charles met Olivia during a difficult time in his life, but Olivia was there with him through the struggle and journey to find joy and peace in life again. The whole day there were tears as their respective life stories were shared – tears reflecting the struggles of the past and also tears of excitement for the joyful stories ahead.

Olivia and Charles held their ceremony and classy reception with family and friends at the beautiful Maritime Parc in Jersey City. They also held a Korean Paebaek Ceremony right after the reception, which I always enjoy for its wonderful colors and family-focused ceremonies. Because Olivia’s family flew in from Korea it felt especially meaningful seeing these families come together. It was a pleasure working alongside the legendary gentleman Albert Cheung to capture this wedding. If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, this is the man to contact. Seriously, call him up. We had a great cinematography team for this wedding: fellow filmmaker Daniel Dai, and the savvy Victor Lee for another wedding. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed editing this wedding. Grab a tissue box and some popcorn, and I hope you enjoy this short film!