Wedding Video

Por Ti Volaré (For You I’ll Fly)

Here is a little story about our wedding video…

When we were planning our wedding, I told Chen I really wanted a wedding video. We previewed videos from several different videographers. Chen was not impressed and therefore not very thrilled about the idea.

One day, out of the blue, Chen excitedly announced that he had found someone to do our wedding video. I was ecstatic and asked, “Who is going to record our wedding video?”

Chen answers “Me!”  and proceeded to explain that with the use of a drone, not only was a self-filmed wedding video possible, he believed it would surpass the quality of the wedding videos we had previewed.

I was more than a little dumbfounded in regards to how Chen was going to multi-task being the groom and the videographer during our special occasion.  I told him that not only was it a bad idea, it was simply not possible.  We decided to agree to disagree and postponed making a final decision regarding booking a wedding videographer.

Chen is an incredibly hard person to shop for and it is always a struggle to find something to buy him.  Given his crazy idea, I leaped at the opportunity and bought him a DJI Mavic Pro drone in mid-November 2017 as an early Christmas gift.  Just a week later, to my surprise, he took the drone on its first maiden flight and created several nice videos of his garden.

While the videos were nice, especially for someone who has no experience flying a drone or creating videos, I was still very skeptical about Chen’s idea of filming our wedding video himself.

A week or so later, we went to Costa Rica for my company’s annual team building trip.  Chen decided at the last minute to take his drone on the trip.  During our short weekend stay, Chen filmed some amazing footages and created the following breathtaking video.

As much as I was opposed to the idea, I was starting to think that Chen’s idea to film our wedding video might actually be possible so I reluctantly agreed to not book a wedding videographer.

Several very busy months passed.  As the wedding date approached, Chen expressed concerns about not having had any time to practice with the drone.  Despite that and the incredibly difficult endeavor of filming himself with the drone for the first time, Chen came through and created a wedding video surpassing all my expectations.

As if recording with the drone was not already challenging enough, Chen also took on the storyboarding, location scouting, music selection, and video editing.

The first scene in the video captures the beautiful, awe-inspiring sunsets we witnessed everyday from the balcony of the condo we stayed at in Maui.  The other footages were filmed at Makena Cove where our wedding ceremony took place and at Kapalua Bay Beach.

When Chen played for me the song he selected, it was the first time I had ever heard it.  It was in Spanish and the melody and the lyric was so soulful and romantic. The beautiful song, “Por Ti Volaré”, means “For You I’ll Fly“.  Sung by Andrea Bocelli, the song is about the inseparability of true love.  Below are the lyrics in both Spanish and English.

The song perfectly marries the amazing video Chen created memorializing our special day.  Together they capture perfectly in so many ways the theme that if you desire something and you pursue it with the purest of passion from the core of your heart, nothing in the world is impossible.

– Maria

Por Ti Volaré

Cuando vivo solo sueño un horizonte falto de palabras
En la sombra y en tres luces todo es negro para mi mirada
Si tú no estás junto a mí, aquí

Tú en tu mundo
Separado del mío por un abismo
Oye llámame, yo volaré
A tu mundo lejano

Por ti volaré
Espera, que llegaré
Mi fin de trayecto eres tú
Para vivirlo los dos

Por ti volaré
Por cielos y mares hasta tu amor
Abriendo los ojos por fin
Contigo viviré

Cuando estas lejana sueño un horizonte falto de palabras
Y yo sé que siempre estas ahí, ahí
Una luna hecha para mí
Siempre iluminada para mí
Por mí, por mí, por mí

Por ti volaré
Espera que llegaré
Mi fin de trayecto eres tú
Contigo yo viviré

Por ti volaré
Por cielos y mares hasta tu amor
Abriendo los ojos por fin
Contigo yo viviré

Por ti volaré
Por cielos y mares hasta tu amor
Abriendo los ojos por fin
Contigo yo viviré
Por ti volaré
Volaré…

For You I’ll Fly

When I live alone, I dream of an horizon without words
In the darkness and under lights, everything is black to my eyes
If you’re not with me, here

You in your world
Separated from mine by an abyss
Hey, call me I’ll fly
To your remote world

For you I’ll fly
Wait till I arrive
The end of my journey is you
To live just the two of us

For you I’ll fly
Through skies and seas to your love
Opening my eyes at last
I’ll live with you

When you’re far away, I dream of an horizon with no words
And I know that you’re always there, there
A moon made for me
Always illuminated for me
After me, after me, after me

For you I’ll fly
Wait till I arrive
The end of my journey is you
I’ll live with you

For you I’ll fly
Through skies and seas to your love
Opening my eyes at last
I’ll live with you

For you I’ll fly
Through skies and seas to your love
Opening my eyes at last
I’ll live with you
For you I’ll fly
I’ll fly…