There are many great reasons to plan a destination wedding. Perhaps you are wanting to travel to a beautiful, far off place and has always been on your bucket list – such as the Amalfi Coast or Positano Italy or a historic castle in Scotland. You may be sun chasers and want to plan your nuptials on a private beach in Turks and Caicos or a popular resort in Punta Cana. Regardless of your preference or reasons why, destination weddings can be completely personalized to meet your every need. There are incredible location options around the globe for elopements, where it’s just the couple, or weddings with over a hundred guests, and every backdrop will offer something completely different and unique.
Over the past ten years our team has had the privilege to capture many destination weddings. Muskoka is a popular location for couples planning from abroad who are looking for a rustic, romantic feel that is offered in resorts like JW Marriott and Deerhurst … Guests can then spend some time exploring nature in these scenic, lakeside resorts that also offer spa services and many local amenities. For those who prefer the Caribbean beaches there are amazing wedding planners at each resort who can help you with the smaller details and it’s also helpful to hire a local planner who can assist you with bringing your vision to life.
You can never go wrong when having a destination wedding with a scenic backdrop that is completely you. Whether it’s the mountains in Banff or a serene beach on a private island, we would love to capture your wedding story and create a photo collection and film of your truly unforgettable day. We’ve put together a short highlight of some of the incredible places we’ve travelled to so far.
Abby and James were married at Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery in Jordan and their wedding day turned out just beautiful. The forecast that morning was still calling for heavy rains, but it was all blue skies and beautiful white clouds, that almost looked painted on, for their first look, ceremony and reception. The landscape at this winery is spectacular with a beautiful pond and grassy hills as the backdrop for the ceremony location and the vineyards were ripe and picturesque. James hand crafted their wedding arbor and it was truly the perfect alter to stand in front of and recite their wedding vows. Everyone had a wonderful time dancing under the starry night sky. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
Soundtrack: Your Love Is My Home, The Light The Heat and Semolina, Slow Meadow. Licensed through the Music Bed
Bekah and Kyle were married at Legends Estates Winery on Saturday and we were there to capture all of the magic. It was beautiful to see the genuine excitement in both of them leading up to their first look, they were smiling non stop all day long, and the incredible lakeside vineyard made the most perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception. We were able to share many of the day’s special moments with their guests as the Same Day Edit was shown just before the dancing started. We wish them so much love and happiness in their new life as husband and wife.
Wedding Coordinator: Jackie Penner Events
Venue and Catering: Legends Estates Winery
Floral Design: Fleurish Design Studio
Makeup: Makeup Worx
Limo: Mermaid Limo
Ashley and Joey’s wedding story unfolded in the most beautiful location, their very own farm, on what was probably the nicest Saturday of summer – 25 degrees with lots of sunshine and the perfect amount of cloud cover. Mother Nature was so kind to all of us as we celebrated this beautiful love story. There were many beautiful details to capture. Robb Williams outdid himself as he and his talented team transformed empty barns into gorgeous, rustic and romantic pieces of art. Guests were greeted by a traditional bluegrass band and there was a pig roasting on a spit that would be carved and served for dinner. Anne Dickson and her team from Pig Out Catering served an amazing dinner and the DJ team from Spirit of Sound kept everyone entertained with great music. From the Muskoka chairs and fire pits to the huge hay ride wagon that the bridal party rode on after the ceremony, this day was full of special moments that were truly a reflection of this couple. We are so honoured that we were there to capture all the details and preserve these beautiful memories. Their Same Day Edit was shown on the outside wall of the barn as their guests enjoyed home made desserts from the pie bar and bakery stations. It simply couldn’t have been better. Congratulations Ashley and Joey, all your hard work was so worth it. What a wedding to remember!
Soundtrack: Love Run Free By Upstate. Licensed through the Music Bed
Photography Love Madly
Floral Design & Event planning: Robb Wilson, Event
Makeup: Amy LeBlanc
Stationary: Defining Moments Stationary
Catering: Pig Out Catering
Ceremony: St Joesph
Reception Venu: Pirosko Farm
DJ: Spirit of Sound
Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t actually stay in Vegas… like the love story that began there for Monika and Jerad. We loved capturing all of the special details of their wedding story that was simply beautiful, and we hope that the many adventures that lie ahead are even more amazing for these two.
Soundtrack: Steady By The Light The Heat. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinematography: Love Madly
Photography Paula Visco Photography
Event planning: Art of celebrations (Roxy Zapala)
Florals: Julie Settanni from Fiorella Floral Design
Makeup: Makeup Worx
Hair: Ciara Wolkowski from Studio 440
Cake: Patricia’s Cake Creationsamp
DJ: AMV productions
Cocktail hour music: Bongo & B entertainment
Ceremony: St Eugene De Mazenod Church
Reception Venu: Millennium Gardens
True Love and Luxury at it’s finest! Sara and Will’s wedding was overflowing with amazingly gorgeous details and of course the most beautiful, memorable moments. We were completely honoured to be their chosen photography and cinematography team. We were with them during their incredible engagement session in Muskoka and then there to capture every moment of their wedding story. Their attention to detail was impeccable and we just love their choice of vendors who all came together to complete such an over the top affair. St. Patrick’s church was adorned with floral arrangements on either side of the aisle and the the alter looked spectacular. Frank Rea from Forget Me Not Flowers outdid himself with the floral archway and Sara looked magnificent as her parents escorted her down the aisle. Although we’ve worked with Frank and his team many times before this reception styling was unlike anything we had ever seen before. You’ll have to watch their highlight to see what we’re talking about. Our jaws were on the floor when we walked into Carmen’s and saw this spectacular room. This was definitely a wedding we will never forget and we are so glad that Sara and Will loved their photos and wedding film. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
to view more of their spectacular images click here
Soundtrack: Always a Dreamer Bytheway-May + Lighthouse Secret Nation. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinematography: Love Madly Films
Photography: Love Madly Photography
Event Planning + Design: One Fine Day
Makeup + Hair: Makeup Worx
Reception Venue: Carmen’s + C Hotel
Ceremony Venue: St Patricks Cathedral
Cake: Cake Opera
Floral + Decor Design: Frank Rea
Groom Suit: Harry Rosen + Hugo Boss
Wedding gowns: Galia Lahav
Dance Floor: Dance Floor Decor
“This Ritz-Carlton Toronto wedding was a true white wonderland fantasy brought to life! From the moment Marisa and Robert’s guests approached the 12-ft tall floral tunnel of white cherry blossom branches, white wisteria stems, and over 500 fresh roses that led them to the couple’s reception, they knew they were in for a spectacular evening they wouldn’t soon forget.” Wedluxe Magazine
Soundtrack: No Time To Lose by Vows. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinematography: Love Madly
Event Planning + Design: Shealyn Angus Weddings & Events
Makeup + Hair: Faces by Carla
Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton Toronto
Ceremony Venue: St. James’ Cathedral
Cake: Nadia & Co
Floral + Decor Design: Rachel A. Clingen
Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Tom Ford from Harry Rosen
Wedding gowns: Ines Di Santo
Dance Floor: Event Graffiti
We pride ourselves in getting to know our couples. Just like every couple is different so are our wedding films; some are upbeat and energetic, some are romantic comedies, some are full in glitz and sparkle, and then there are ones that are so beautifully moving. It’s no secret that we LOVE Muskoka weddings because the scenery, no matter what time of year, is incredibly beautiful and lends itself to gorgeous, cinematic shots which match the romantic love story unfolding. Enjoy this snippet from the opening of our latest feature film. Lindsey and Bill came all the way from Humble, Texas to be married at the JW Marriot The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & SPA and we know they are going to love their film and photo collection. Let us know if you agree.
Soundtrack: Farthest Seas by Tony Anderson. Licensed through the Music Bed
Tracy and Nick were married on the beautifully modern rooftop of Malaparte in downtown Toronto. Their day was full of sunshine and laughter as their friends gathered from around the world to share in their special day. We loved the morning door games that were hilarious as Nick and his guys had to dress in onesies and play silly games to win Tracy’s hand in marriage. Their same day edit slide show was also enjoyed by their guests during the cocktail hour. We just know these two will live happily ever after!
Soundtrack: Stargazer by Gyom & All Of The Days by Young Collective. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinema + Photo: Love Madly
Makeup + Hair: Jennifer Schulz
Reception + Ceremony Venue: Malaparte
Cake: Homebaked by Karen Au Toronto
Florals: Plush Flowers by Indra Tan
Groom and groomsmen suits: DirtyInc
Wedding gowns: Lacebridge in Singapore
Meaghan and Brad were married yesterday at Hernder Estates, a lovely winery in Niagara. The day was everything a bride dreams of. We were there to capture not only the magical moments and all the special details of their wedding story, but also their true personalities and the unique connection they share. We love how their Same Day Edit all came together, it’s truly a reflection of them and their love story. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness!
Soundtrack Brand New by Ben Rector
Licensed from The Music Bed