Love is an ocean
full of storm and calm
and confusing depths of blue
where terribly wonderful things occur....
"Love is an Ocean" - P. Schaller
Love is an ocean
Have you ever wondered what is Love? There can be multiple answers to this question and, even for the same person, the answer can change over time. My journey to the Canary islands, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean revealed some new interesting aspects of these amazing surfer islands. This is an inspiration elopement that I’ve had the chance to film as a Wedding Videographer in Gran Canaria. A visual poetry for love inspired by the immensity of the ocean and the beauty of this adventurous couple. Press play and enjoy the film, right above. Then keep on reading to discover some more Behind The Scenes.
Gran Canaria is a great place to get married
Gran Canaria enjoys year-round warmth (around 25 degrees) and sunshine with very little seasonal variation. Summers are hot and dry while the winters are just slightly cooler with a few showers making it a perfect place to plan a wedding or an adventurous elopement. Being a popular tourist destination the island offers a great variety of accommodations and has regular flights from the most important European Capitals. Therefore, Gran Canaria is the perfect destination wedding location if you want to combine a wild landscape with some entertainment.
Combining the great weather and the Spanish charm, Gran Canarias tourism is thriving and offers many activities ranging from Golf, Sailing, and Water Sports to Camel Trekking! There are some truly amazing venues for your wedding in the sun.
Wedding Video in Gran Canaria: The story
Let me share a few words about how this adventurous inspiration elopement shooting, gave me the idea to create a short cinematic spot about the concept of love. From the vastness of the ocean to the infinity of love.
Wedding Videography in Gran Canaria
There are a few wedding videographers local to Gran Canaria, but obviously not as many as in continental Spain. I feel really blessed to be available to travel and offer Wedding Videography in Gran Canaria for couples with an adventurous souls from all over the world. It is such a magnificent place that inspires you to create something unique for them.
Canary Islands and especially Gran Canaria and Las Palmas have been mostly promoted for the sunny weather and their touristic side so far. However, they also offer quite a few spots to shoot pictures and video with a more dramatic character. Such spots are for instance the dunes of Maspalomas, the Black Sand Beach, and the Canyon of Cueva Grande.
The Story: What is Love?
I have travelled to Gran Canaria from Athens for this film. I had in mind to shoot a story that would be somehow different from the mainstream wedding videography trends. Something more adventurous and unconventional.
You have to dig deep inside your soul to tell a story through an inspiration shooting. But often times the most beautiful ideas arise from simple things. On my first day on the island, I went to the beach in Las Palmas and I stood there contemplating the ocean for several hours. I was amazed by the silent power of the ocean. The strong undercurrents that generate waves that can drag you in, before you even realize that you are unable to go back. The ocean has a great mystery that I really admire. I always respect and admire the sea.
Kenzie and Joannes are two adventurous bohemian souls. When I met them we all knew that we were going for something strong. While capturing the hippy love between these two, I decided to introduce a mystery element to the mix to address a deeper question that all lovers might have had at some point of their lives: What is love?
The idea was to create a visual poetry based on the metaphore of the ocean and the water element to illustrate the sheer power of love. The beautiful immensity, the safe zones, but also the struggles we all go through in life and the under currents that can drag us in before we even realize.
For the voice over I have used a poem by Peter Schaller that is so inspiring in this metaphore. In the film there is also a third mysterious person. Annabelle, appears as a lonely bride wandering and being very expressive. This presence symbolizes another aspect that we often encounter in life: the sadness of unrealized love.
The couple got dressed together and helped each other while dressing up. Kenzie, the bride, chose to wear a romantic wedding dress by Alicia Rueda Atelier. Johanes, the groom, went for a bohemian adventurous look by wearing more casual clothes.
Shooting an inspiration elopement in Gran Canaria
As a destination wedding videographer in Gran Canaria I was able to assist the couple in picking the ideal spots to exchange their vows, as well as the spots for the photo and video shooting. In the day of the elopement we had the opportunity to go and shoot pictures and video through different, unique spots of the island.
I always suggest to all the couples planning to elope or get married in Gran Canaria to book an experienced destination wedding Videographer and Photographer. Not only for the obvious reason of being legally allowed to shoot wedding photography and video on the island, but also for the reason of knowing well all the amazing hidden spots for a shooting.
All the pictures featured in this article were shot by me, I always use my video frames and some pictures to tell the story in my diary.
Wedding Videographer in Gran Canaria: Film Awards
This Gran Canaria Inspiration Elopement video has won the Best Couple-Film Award in the 18th edition of Inspiration Photographers Awards. Furthermore, the film has obtained a Gold Award in the Annual Filmmaking Competition of 2018 by WPPI in Las Vegas scoring a whooping 91 points!
Planning your wedding video in Gran Canaria
As a wedding videographer in Gran Canaria, I feel really blessed to film in elegant Venues like Hacienda del Buen Succeso, El jardin della Marquesa, Hotel Rurale des Tirajanas, Maroa Club de Mar, Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, or Radison Blue Resort. I also enjoy telling the love stories of couples in love that decide to get married somewhere in the infinite beauty of the wild landscape. From the brilliant white sand of Amadores Beach, to the dark mystery of the Black Sand beach, there are full of wonderful spots to get married in Gran Canaria!
Plan your adventurous elopement
Are you planning to have an adventurous elopement? if you are undecided about the location I can suggest some of the best adventurous spots in Europe: The Isle of Skye in Scotland, the Caldera in Santorini, the wild nature of the Faroe Islands or the singular beauty of Iceland.
Gran Canaria videography for adventurous souls
Chances are that you have decided to elope in Spain and you are looking for the best Wedding Videographer in Gran Canaria. Then you have found the right person to guide you through the venues and locations for your wedding day!
I really love the wild beauty of Gran Canaria and can help you pick one of the amazing places on the island to organize your wedding, elopement or pre-wedding session. I would be delighted to be your wedding videographer in Gran Canaria. My passport is ready and I cannot wait to meet you. Let’s start planning your wedding or adventurous elopement together.
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I cannot wait to hear more about you, your partner and your common plans. Let’s start creating your most beautiful memories today!
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