I’m just gonna go ahead and spit it out. Cancer sucks. I hate it. It’s stupid. Chad has it and he married the love of his life, Caroline this past saturday.

I don’t know these guys. I don’t know anything about them. I didn’t even bother to ask their occupation, or how they met. When I was approached to film their wedding, the only thing that mattered to me was that Chad had cancer and that they would really appreciate it if someone could come and film their ceremony for two hours.

I’m not going to pretend like I know anything about cancer, disease, or loss. I’ve been lucky to not have encountered any of that yet, but I’m not stupid – I know it’s going to come to those I love and care very much for. And so when I spoke to the coordinator, I simply said yes. Sure, I’ll do it. It was two days away and I didn’t have any plans. Why not, right? I truly believe that God has blessed me with a gift for the arts and has allowed me to be a part of lives through the form of film. A part of me felt that it was my duty to do this. So I did.

On the day of, I decide to show up for more than just the two hours they requested – because, if I’m going to drive all the way to wheaton, I might as well put together a little film for them, right? I’m so glad I did. I witnessed the love and care Caroline had for Chad. I saw nothing but smiles and joy in the faces of their loved ones as these two shared their vows with one another. Nobody mentioned the troubles Chad and Caroline were going through – the house was filled with joy. And that’s what I filmed. Through their celebration, I’ve learned that the struggles you will face do not matter if your eyes are focused on the things you have worth rejoicing. With that being said, don’t expect any sadness in this film. I didn’t see any of that this past weekend – all I saw were smiles.

  • santine - ugh…made me tear at 9 in the morning…beautiful vid broReplyCancel

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  • darin - Made me smile too.

    This is powerful, Henry. Thanks bro.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks for the love bro! I hope you and Irene are doing well!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Hayes - Henry,
    This is Chad’s sister, Corrie (the pink dress)! THANK YOU!!! I’m trying to figure out how to leave you a review, but for now, let me just say that this video is one of the best gifts we’ve ever been given. It is a treasure. I watch it a couple times a day!! Our friends have asked to share it with people who don’t even know us because it has that power to encourage and uplift. We had no idea what you were going to give us, but you did sooo much more than record images and sounds. You wove together the love story and captured the spirit of the day. When we are down, we watch it again and find our smiles. God bless YOU!!

    “And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.” -Philippians 4:8, Living BibleReplyCancel

  • Regina - Henry, your exquisite little film captured the essence of the beautiful love that Chad and Caroline have for each other. The joy you witnessed is an infectious joy that their family and friends were honored to wrap ourselves in and continue to nuture with them as they live and survive this unfair struggle. C+C is evidence that we can choose to live with joy even as we live with pain. I can’t think of a more perfect truth for all our lives. Thank you for capturing that truth on film for our Chad and Caroline! -Regina (a Caroline bridesmaid)ReplyCancel

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  • Krithika - This is so beautifully done! What a gorgeous wedding for an amazingly wonderful couple. It gave me goosebumps watching this. Love you both very, very much. EXCELLENT job Henry!ReplyCancel

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  • Ripki - I think I’ve watched this video 10 times now! It’s AMAZING!!! :) Very artsy and just beautifully captured my sister’s big day. Love you guys! Henry, thanks so much for doing a great job!! You are very talented!ReplyCancel

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  • Alpa Patel - I’m a tad bit biased, but this is the best wedding film I have ever seen! :) Not only did you capture our day, you captured us and that is TRULY impressive. Thank you, Henry Wu!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Alpa! You and Kav are such beautiful people. I was excited from when we first met! Thank you for welcoming me into your family and entrusting me with the privilege of documenting your day.ReplyCancel

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Kicking off 2014 strong with the celebration of Tim & Charlotte! I first spoke to Tim way back when, but it wasn’t until a week or so prior to the actual day that we sat down and really talked about the possibility of collaborating. I’ve known Tim for years now from mutual friends and even working weddings together. Who I didn’t know was Charlotte but that didn’t take long at all – on the morning of, I was greeted by nothing other than a warm smile.

When Tim contacted me, he was quite hesitant since adding a film would be such a big investment with the wedding being so close. We discussed the charity wedding and it was a perfect fit since Charlotte is going to be a doctor! With their investment going to charity, I decided tackle this day on my own without my usual second-shooter assisting throughout the day. It was definitely difficult but Tim & Charlotte could not be more accommodating. It was such an eventful day and I’m glad I could take part in this celebration.

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