Ana & Josh were blessed with an absolutely beautiful day yesterday. The weather was definitely picture perfect for their intimate wedding at Dundurn Castle in Hamilton. We couldn’t wait to post a quick sneak peek trailer and just a few images from the photo session. It was a pleasure working with Monika from Make Up Worx as the girls all looked incredible. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!
When we first skyped with Linda and Mike back in January it was freezing cold here, but it was just another balmy day for them at their home in sunny Los Angeles. It was during that initial conversation that they divulged a secret to us and asked us if we could help them. We were intrigued and of course excited. Linda and Mike were planning their upcoming wedding celebration in Toronto, which would happen in a few months’ time, they were flying up from California to their hometown in order to profess their love to each other in front of family and friends. What almost everyone present that June day didn’t know was that Linda and Mike were actually already married. The summer before they had eloped, drove up the California coast and were wed on the beach with less than a handful of guests. It was really important to Linda and Mike that the handheld footage captured by their friend during that first ceremony be incorporated into their feature film that we would be producing from their wedding footage here in Toronto. They said that if we didn’t think it fit not to worry, but if they could possibly have just one wedding film that encompassed both weddings that would truly be their perfect wedding film. When we watched the shaky, often under-exposed footage from that day we immediately got goosebumps. It felt so real, raw and organic. It took you back to that place and time and it really made us feel like we had been there on the beach with them that day. It also fit so perfectly with the footage that we shot almost a year later. This highlight film is one of my very favourite pieces we’ve ever created because to me it really does meld together two events into one story. It is the wedding story of Linda and Mike. Two warm and wonderful people who said we do twice to each other, in two separate countries, during two ceremonies that couldn’t be any more different from each other. Yet, one constant remains and that is their love and promises to each other.
24 FPS by The Candlepark Stars
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Marissa and Laz were married in a gorgeous wedding ceremony at Knox Chapel, University of Toronto. I just love the light that floods that chapel through all the stained glass windows. Marissa’s family wore their traditional Nairobi wedding attire, the bright bold colours were truly beautiful. There were so many personal touches throughout the day and it was wonderful to see such closeness of both families. Guests travelled from Jamaica, Nairobi, Halifax and several other parts of the world to share in their special day. These two seem to compliment each other so well and we just loved capturing their wedding story. Enjoy their highlights!
Flying for the First Time by Elenowen
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On July 6th, 2013 we’ll be capturing Jennifer and Matt’s wedding story. We love this super cute, super fun Save the Date short clip we created for them to send out to all their friends and family! What a fun way to get everyone excited about your big day! We love the vintage concept and all the props they incorporated – thanks to Krista from KJ and Co for making everything truly perfect and for bringing their vision to life!
Sunshine by James Peel
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Diana and Kevin tied the knot yesterday on a completely gorgeous, sun-shiney, summer day! These two were simply amazing to work with and be around. Their photo session took place at Adamson Estate on the Lakeshore and even in the extreme heat they rocked it and we captured some incredible imagery. I can’t wait to blog their photos, for now we’d love to share their Same Day Edit from last night so they can re-live their magical day before heading off to Aruba tomorrow! We just loved what the priest had to say during the service and how he made it so personal. We opted to use an instrumental piece of music this time to really enhance what he was saying and truly feel this captures and re-tells their wedding story perfectly.
Enjoy your honeymoon and we’ll see you both soon!
Music: Mending by Marie Hines
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Alana and Mark vowed to love each other forever and to throw the biggest party imaginable to celebrate their vows with all their closest family and friends in attendance. Mark told us time and again over the past year that they weren’t planning a wedding they were planning a gigantic party, and that it was! Their wedding planners Candice and Alison along with Susan Murray truly took their vision of luxury, romance and elegance to a whole new level. The room was awww-mazing with so many incredible details! Listening as the guests entered I heard “Oh my!” and “wow” over and over again. When Alana and Mark saw the room for the first time their reaction was that of someone seeing their dream come true in real life. Their DJ and master of ceremonies Max came all the way from Montreal at Alana and Mark’s request to keep the party rocking all night long and PhotoStar was a big hit at the party as well. I couldn’t even try to choose my favourite part of the day as there were so many amazing moments that we captured. We adore these two and wish them a very happy Honeymoon and a lifetime of adventures ahead! A full photo post coming soon, for now we will share their Same Day Edit from last night!
Music: Neon Eyes by Saints of Valory
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If I had to choose just one word to describe Lindsay and Josh it would be ‘sweet’. As individuals, and as a couple, they are kind, warm and so very thoughtful. Last summer when we met for the first time over skype we could immediately tell that their wedding story was going to match their personalities to a tee, and it certainly did! From the storybook style of their invitations to the rehearsal dinner to the morning preparations and every moment and detail of their wedding day, everything was perfect. When we heard Holley Maher’s newly released song “Perfect Day” a few months ago we knew that it would make the most amazing soundtrack to their highlight film. This was our first time at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville and it made for the most beautiful backdrop. Their ceremony was conducted by Lindsay’s godfather at Saint Mary of the Assumption church in downtown Huntsville. Every pew in the church was adored by the most beautiful floral arrangement and many of the locals believed that that Kate Hudson was tying the knot that day. My favourite moment of the day had to be when Lindsay and Josh first walked into the reception room and were just in awe of the decor and how everything had come together. Event Decorator did an incredible job, the three tiered room was breathtakingly elegant! We were so honoured to be a part of their wedding day and love the way their highlight film re-tells their story!
Perfect Day by Holley Maher
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Alicia and Matt were married yesterday! Over the past year we have become great friends with these two beautiful people and we were so looking forward to capturing their wedding story. Alicia looked fabulous thanks to Monika from Makeup Worx and her hairstylist Serena from Studio 440. Her Alita Graham gown was breathtaking and was complimented by her sparkling Jimmy Choo shoes. I love that she wore her hair down all day and then had it up for the reception – two completely different looks for our stunning bride! It was an emotional day and we knew that Mattie wouldn’t be able to hold back the tears when he saw Alicia for the first time as she was escorted down the isle by her dad. Their love for each other is obvious to all those who spend even half an hour with them and from our very first meeting we knew that yesterday would be extra special. When Mattie came over to our table just before 8 pm to make sure we were all doing okay, that we had got a chance to eat, and to let us know that if we needed anything at all to just let him know, it was just another indication of how much these two take care of everyone in their lives. Their families treated us like family and their bridal party was super fun to be around the entire day! Liuna Station was beyond elegant with all the details and little touches that Alicia and her wedding planner Melissa from One Fine Day Event Planning and Design had put together. We were so impressed with the audio from DJ Emporium (which makes such a difference when we show our same day edits) and honestly, this has to be one of our favourite Same Day Edits – a true reflection of their magical wedding story… enjoy!
Sky’s Still Blue by Andrew Belle
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When Tara and Matt first met with us last October and told us that they were planning an outdoor wedding on their property in Uxbridge we immediately thought two things 1. it all sounds fantastic, to have everything outside, especially on your own property and 2. but, what if it rains? Of course anytime one plans an event outside you always take that chance, but mother nature was definitely on their side and the sun shone brightly for Tara and Matt’s wedding story. I can’t even imagine all the hours Tara spent on planning out every detail of their big day. Every time we chatted by email or talked on the phone she had come up with another idea or had seen another bit of inspiration somewhere and was going to tie into their day. I was so excited to hear all about the props she had acquired as they would bring some vintage feel to the overall decor. Seeing it all unfold on the day was really quite magical. Not only all of the details, but the way their wedding party helped on the day from setting up chairs, tables, bales of hay, little jars on honey, the rocks for guests to write messages on to fresh pink lemonade and the arbour her mom and family members decorated in the morning. Everything was perfect! We planned for their reveal to happen on one of their favourite hiking trails just a few minutes from their home. We knew this was a place that they often enjoyed together,so why not have this special first look happen in the same location? The late afternoon ceremony in their back yard was followed by dinner and dancing under a huge white tent that was elegantly decorated with black and white accents. The food was incredible,
Lunch Table for One by Kerry Muzzey,
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I Wanna Fall in Love by Tim Halperin,
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Jo and Aaron were married on June 9th in beautiful Port Carling, Ontario. We were so looking forward to our very first Muskoka wedding and it didn’t disappoint. When we arrived at the JW Marriott and checked in on the Friday afternoon we were already in love with the rustic nature that surrounded us. We headed over to The Rock where Aaron and his groomsmen were playing a round of golf and were able to follow them in our own cart on a couple of holes. The morning of the wedding day Jo’s mom Patty came to pick us up at the marina in one of the family boats and it was just starting to rain. As the clouds rolled in and the skies opened up we all wondered if it would clear up in time for the photo session and ceremony. Aaron had sent over a series of clues for his bride to try and figure out where they were going to be heading for their honeymoon. She started with a crossword and then a word scramble and a few others to keep her and her bridesmaids guessing all morning long. When the rain stopped just after noon we were all crossing our fingers that we had seen the last of it. After a very special first look on the family dock the bridal party and families headed out for the photo session at a nearby cottage where the grounds were breathtaking. The ceremony and reception were held at the country club in a large room that extended right out over the water and had beautiful windows all around. Everything was gorgeous and there was evidence of Jo and Aaron’s personalities in many of the details (many of which were put together by Patty herself). We were all thoroughly entertained by Signal Hill as they performed many classic hits and kept everyone dancing late into the night. With a few more Muskoka weddings coming up this summer we are excited to return to the north and we are equally excited to share the highlights from Jo and Aaron’s amazing, romantic, oh-so-beautiful wedding story!
I Grew Up Here by Kerry Muzzey
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Up Side Down Umbrella by Us and our Daughters
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