An Epic of Miniature Proportion: Wedding Movies Now Playing on Apple iPod®

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The wedding has come and gone, but the drama continues. James and Sylvia returned from their honeymoon in Bora Bora and were surprised to find a small package awaiting them: a movie trailer of their wedding video on a brand new iPod. Savadelis Films’ stunning wedding movies and Apple’s latest iPod technology form a perfect union of artistry and technology that come together in the 'bridepod'.

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We had a lot of unconnected memories from our wedding

Savadelis Films, award-winning wedding cinematographers, today introduced “Vignettes”, wedding movie trailers delivered on Apple iPods®. Now brides and grooms can share scenes and sounds of their wedding with anyone, anywhere, anytime on their ‘ bridepod’.

Former President of the northern California chapter of June Weddings, Inc, and popular wedding planner Jubilee Lau of Jubilee Lau Events notes that “Being able to show wedding movie trailers on an iPod is a great stride forward for the videography industry.

“After the wedding, a bride and groom want to casually share the experiences with friends, as they do when they flip through a photo album. With the introduction of inexpensive portable devices like the iPod, the advent of high definition, and the improvement in the quality of wedding movies to the level of major motion pictures, I see more brides and grooms hiring videographers and cinematographers. This will eliminate one of the top regrets I hear from brides after their big day, that they didn’t get a wedding video.”

James and Sylvia Chen wed on March 25, 2006 at Hakone gardens in the lush foothills overlooking the quaint town of Saratoga, California. This is where some scenes from the Academy-Award® winning movie Memoirs of a Geisha were filmed.

When the couple arrived home from their honeymoon in Bora Bora, a small package was waiting for them. “That was an awesome surprise! We are blown away!” said Sylvia. “We must have watched the iPod movie trailer 100 times in the first 24 hours, then plugged it into the computer so we could watch it 10 more times on the big screen.”

“We had a lot of unconnected memories from our wedding,” said James. But seeing the movie trailer pulled them all together. It all flowed so naturally and it showed Sylvia’s true personality - her bouncy, cheerful self.

“I think my favorite part is seeing my own reaction when I opened the shoji screen and saw Sylvia in her wedding gown for the first time. All the feelings I felt at that moment flooded back. And when I see myself whispering in her ear, I remember exactly what I said. That was the highlight of the best day of my life and it was captured perfectly.

“We never knew how much we would value our memories. And this is just the two-minute preview! (View the Vignette at Honestly, it’s better than so many of the movie trailers you see in the theater because even if people don’t know us, they’d want to watch and see how the story ends. Now that we have it on an iPod, we can’t wait to take it to the office to show everyone.”

For Sylvia and James, the wedding has come and gone, but the drama continues.

Savadelis Films, owned by husband and wife Chuck and Jewel Savadelis, specializes in producing movies of weddings and other social occasions in the San Francisco Bay area, and worldwide. They are included in the exclusive Five–Star Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Directory and have won many prestigious awards including three Telly Awards, an Aegis Award and a Communicator Award for outstanding film productions.

They are featured in "Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding," by top event planner Joyce Scardina Becker, and included in "PaperCity’s" 2006 Black Book of ‘Must Have’ wedding professionals and "Daily Candy’s" 2006 annual wedding column. Chuck is the President of the Bay Area Professional Videographers Association.

Savadelis Films is available for consultation by appointment and can be reached at 408.749.1211 or by visiting their website at

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