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.
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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
We had the best time capturing the wedding story of Kayla & Andrew. These two had a beautiful wedding day despite the overcast clouds and scattered showers… the sun did shine for us and we loved all the backdrops that Credit Valley Golf and Country Club had to offer. Their bridal party was fantastic and their images and film turned out beautifully. Here are just a few of our favourites. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!
Each year I have the pleasure of designing gorgeous wedding albums for our couples and it’s a process I really do love. Selecting approximately 65 of the very best and most favourite images is probably the biggest challenge, but once those images are picked it’s truly magical to watch the album all come together. We love when couples come into the studio and get a chance to flip through these hand crafted albums in person. They feel beautiful in your hands and you can feel the workmanship and quality that has gone into each one. These are not flimsy books that are slapped together. Our albums are individually made by the album masters at Vision Art. We love the look and feel of these albums and they really do last forever! The thick pages are protected from finger prints and dust, the lay flat flushmount design means you don’t lose any of your photographs in the seam and they open nicely allowing you to see the entire image or images. We can’t imagine not having a wedding album… it truly is the storybook of of your wedding day and is a keepsake to cherish for a lifetime. Our couples are still telling us many years later how much they love their album and how they love looking through it with their children and their grandparents… over and over again. You chose us to capture your wedding story, why not let us design an album for you to truly showcase those moments and memories! Sure you can do it yourself and upload your images into an online template if you wish, but hands down I have never seen an album with the same quality, durability and breathtaking beauty as our Vision Art wedding albums.
Here is a sneak peek of Joanna and Dennis’ wedding album – we just had to make a studio sample for ourselves to share with all our 2015/16 couples that are coming in… we are in love with it’s elegance and beauty!
This gorgeous canvas carry pouch comes in several colours and patterns and protects your album when taking it around it to show friends and family or work colleagues; it also looks stylish on display in your own home.
the inside of the pouch is velvety smooth and soft so it won’t scratch your album cover
you can either choose a beautiful photo wrap cover like this one or we have a variety of genuine soft leather choices in several popular colours
you can see how thick the album is in this image – it’s sturdy and so well made – it also feels nice in your hands with it’s silky smooth matte or gloss finish
designing the full 24″ wide spreads is so fun for me – I love using a variety of page layouts to really showcase each gorgeous wedding image – this bouquet definitely needed to be shown as it’s own large single image; it was one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen
I love including a couple of pages of black & white images in each album… of course it’s a personal preference, but some images really do look better and more dramatic in b/w (in my opinion)
this macro photo really shows an upclose look at the page thickness…. similar to a small child’s board book… these durable pages are built to last and can be turned many hundreds and thousands of times over generations and still look amazing – the clear coating protects your images from finger prints and dust as well
choosing the day’s most romantic or memorable moments is sometimes tough… but there are always a few that just stand out from the rest to me, like this moment when Dennis leaned in and whispered in Jo’s ear… that smile on her face… THAT moment needs to be remembered for always
the details are always an essential element of the day and need to be showcased on their own page… you have spent so much time (and money) choosing each and every one… when they all come together at the reception it’s simply gorgeous and you’ll want to remember them. Jo and Dennis chose a couture cake from The Luvvly Cake Co and their design details and inspiration in whites and creams with lots of sparkle were the work of Jackie Penner Events – stunningly beautiful for sure
Here you can see again how thick and durable the album is by the spine
and finally the back cover… just as beautiful as the front
Just like no two weddings are the same, nor are two albums. Each one is individually designed and then hand crafted. This album was designed in the 9×12 style but square options as large as 12×12 are also available.
What a beautiful wedding story we had the honour of capturing yesterday. Karen and Lorne were married in an absolutely gorgeous ceremony in the Governor’s Room at the Ancaster Mill. The rains held off, family and friends gathered with full hearts for a celebration joining two families. I especially love ceremonies that unite different cultures and religions and knowing how important having a Jewish ceremony was to Karen it was all that more special seeing the two of them under the Chuppah surrounded by their parents, closest friends, candles and gorgeous florals. The room looked incredible. Speaking of incredible, Karen’s champagne coloured lace dress was breathtaking. My favourite part of their day was when they saw each other for the first time. I love the look on Lorne’s face as Karen looked over at him from the upstairs railing and I especially loved the few minutes they had alone together immediately after when Karen whispers “here we go … now that I’ve seen him I’m ready, now I’m okay”. Their Same Day Edit was a complete surprise. Karen’s mom and dad had requested this as a surprise gift to their daughter and new son-in-law. It was amazing to watch their faces as they watched their wedding story on the big screen surrounded by all of their wedding party, family and friends. I couldn’t believe how hard it was to keep this secret from them the past few months, but I’m so glad we did. What a truly beautiful and memorable gift! The SDE ended with a standing ovation and lots of hugs… we believe it truly captures the essence of their love story.
Music: Martyr Heart [Instrumental] by Rebecca Roubion licensed through the Music Bed
We knew from our very first meeting that Kira and Mike’s wedding day would be nothing but an absolutely beautiful, memorable and fun time for them and all of their guests. They planned their wedding on the July 1st long weekend to give everyone a chance to get away to Niagara on the Lake and spend not just a few hours, but a few days, celebrating with them! I love that they thought of their guests before anything else. There were so many highlights in the day that I can’t pinpoint an actual favourite… their first look was beautiful, the hand sewn chuppah that Mike’s sister made was gorgeous, their decor and florals were simply fabulous, thanks to Gush Events and Mimosa Flower Studio. The rustic barn at Honsberger Estate with it’s stone walls and exposed beams was the perfect setting for this intimate wedding. I loved their outdoor vintage-inspired lounge area set up by The Warehouse Niagara that included various seating areas for their guests to enjoy right under the stars. Yummy cupcakes by the Luvvly Cake Co. were enjoyed as an after dinner treat. The evening was filled with dancing, an over-the-top fireworks display and their surprise Same Day Edit. It was definitely a wedding that everyone is still talking about weeks later. I had a hard time narrowing down my favourite images for the blog. Again, there were so many amazing details and moments that we captured … we feel so honoured to be the keeper of their memories.
and in case you missed their Engagement Story and Same Day Edit, here is it again…
I will never forget the first time we met with Kira and Mike many months ago. Kira said she envisioned her wedding to take place in non-traditional venue where all their friends and family could gather and celebrate for an entire weekend, not just a single day! I love this idea as it gave many a mini vacation in Niagara on the Lake, such a picturesque and beautiful place to spend time, especially with loved ones. Yesterday, we spent the morning with Kira and her girls at the Regent House, a gorgeous home. Monika and her Makeup Worx team were there to beautify all the lovely ladies. The guys jumped onto the Limo bus and headed to Niagara Falls for some mini putt in the morning; I loved that they all got dressed up in mismatched golf attire for the occasion.
After their 1st look in NOTL we headed to the fabulous Honsberger Estate in Jordan for photos followed by their beautiful ceremony and reception. Liz and Danielle at Gush Events did an amazing job at coordinating and making everything run smoothly and were also a great support to us by making sure we had everything we needed. Breathtaking floral design was provided by Mimosa Flowers and Liquid Entertainment had everyone dancing late into the night. The evening ended with a fantastic fireworks display that had everyone ooohing and awwwwing… of course we also heard some of those sounds and lots of laughter during their Same Day Edit. It did our hearts good to receive a standing ovation from the entire room after it played. We have grown really close to Kira and Mike over the past year and felt an immediate bond with their family and friends as well. We want to thank everyone for being so incredibly warm and inviting to our entire team yesterday… this was a wedding story we won’t soon forget! Enjoy your honeymoon in Switzerland xo
Music: Marie Hines, My Love Will Never Fail You and Spencer Combs, You Are Made For This both licensed through the Music Bed
Last night Ana and Josh came to watch the premiere of their feature film and see their wedding photos. Other than a few sneak peek photos on facebook I haven’t really shared many of their photos because I really love to watch their faces and hear their voices as they see images and re-live moments from their wedding day for the first time. When I see an image that I personally love and then hear them say “oh, that’s a good one” or “wow, I love that one” it makes me realize again and again how lucky we are to capture such an amazing and important day in people’s lives. There were tears and laughter several times as they watched their film and when they left they already had a whole line up of places to go and people to share their memories with who were eagerly waiting their own premiere. As I climbed into bed last night I got a text from Ana saying they had gone through all of their photos and absolutely loved them! We are so proud and honoured to give these memories back to our amazing couples and their families and friends! Here are just a few of the photos from their wedding story.
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!