We were so excited when Liz and Danielle from Gush Weddings & Events asked us to be involved in their latest Style Shoot. Together with some amazing vendors from the Niagara Region we were on hand to capture all the behind the scenes set up and design elements of this incredible Voyage of Love. Working alongside some truly talented wedding professionals to capture all the behind the scenes details of a fabulous style shoot and then seeing the results published in the latest issue of Elegant Wedding Magazine is truly a wonderful feeling! Thank you to Liz + Danielle of Gush Weddings & Events, Eva Derrick Photography, Ooh la la Designs, Makeup Worx, Warehouse 84, Paper Damsels | Couture Stationery, Itty Bitty Pie Company, Simply Beautiful Decor, Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes, Whyte Couture, Laura Jayne, Collins Formal Wear and the team at Honsberger Estate – enjoy the rustic, vintage loveliness that is “Voyage of Love” Soundtrack by our friend, the talented Holley Maher licensed through the Music Bed.
Thank You to all the amazing vendors involved
Theme concept & coordination: Gush Weddings & Events
Photography: Eva Derrick Photography
Cinematography: Love Madly
Florist: Ohh La La Designs
Decor (Chandeliers, linens, gold beaded chargers and chivaris): Simply Beautiful Decor
Decor (Gold flatware, gold rimmed wine glasses, black wine glasses and dinner plates) Chairman Mills
Staionary: Paper Damsels
Cakes & Cookies: Sweet Celebrations
Miniature Pies: Itty Bitty Pie Company
Vintage Furniture: Warehouse 84
Venue & Catering: Honsberger Estates
Wedding Gowns: Whyte Couture
Bridal Accessories: Laura Jayne Bridal
Makeup: Monika for Makeup Worx
Hair: Serena for Makeup Worx
Grooms Attire: Collins Formal Wear
Models: Marcy Mussari & Jesse Fredson
“Today I’m marrying my forever dream girl!”
Over the years we have had the honour of capturing some pretty amazing wedding stories and we’ve spoken openly about how truly lucky we are to be there on the the biggest, most important day of people’s lives. Weddings are about bringing together two families and uniting them as one, it’s the promise from one to another that you will love, honour, respect and protect each other and be there for each other through the good times and the bad. As I listened to the vows that Krista and Mike said to one another it resonated with me and each of their guests – on this, their wedding day – a day planned in just 3 short weeks by Krista herself, it truly was about lifting each other up and supporting each other during the toughest of times.
Krista learned just 40 minutes before the ceremony was to start that her dad wasn’t going to be able to attend the wedding as he had just been admitted to hospital. She was overcome with emotion. Her brothers and mom rallied around her to make sure that her dream wedding would still take place. I knew that for every bride, and every couple, their wedding day goes by so quickly and that they barely remember any of the significant moments because the emotions, anxiety, excitement of everything going on really limits the memory from retaining too many of the important details. I knew, looking at Krista in those moments before she slipped into her gorgeous gown that her mind was only on her dad and that we simply had to capture the audio from their marriage vows and as many moments from the day in photographs so that she could share their wedding story with her dad and relive the moments, show him all the beautiful details she had planned so that her efforts were so very worth it.
After the lunch reception at the beautiful Cambridge Mill we all headed to Mike’s sister’s farm. What a photography dreamworld it was! Krista climbed up on a gorgeous horse for some bridal portraits, together she and Mike lied in tall grasses, canoed around a quaint pond and climbed hills of wild flowers… their photographs are simply stunning!
Today Krista and Mike came over to watch their slideshow and were overwhelmed with emotion watching and listening … a day that unfolded just 48 hours earlier was re-lived and can now be shared with her dad and all of their family and friends… forever! I’m so glad they are allowing us to post their slideshow here… it’s definitely one of my favourite weddings of all time. xo
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!
Claire + Luca were married at the beautiful St. Basil’s church at the University of Toronto. These two are the perfect match! Claire has been following our work over the past 5 years and when Luca proposed we were one of the first vendors she contacted. We were thrilled to hear that they were planning a June wedding and looked so forward to capturing all of their wedding day memories. We know they are anxiously waiting to watch this again from some romantic spot on their travels as they spend their honeymoon in Europe, so here it is… their beautiful Same Day Edit.
Soundtrack: You Will Find Me by Andrew Ripp. Licensed through the Music Bed
Cinema + Photo Love Madly
Makeup: Deb Sioutis
Hair: Manny Dimitrakopoulos
Decor: Luxel Decor
Reception Venue: Bellvue Manor
Cake: Simply Frosted Cupcakery
Florals: Coriander Girl
Special thanks to our Guest Cinematographers Brian and Kelly: Blue Canister Studios
Amy and Phil planned a perfect wedding day to kick off Summer! The weather was beautiful and we really did have the most relaxing and fun day with them, their family and friends. Amy and her girls looked spectacular thanks to the talented team at Makeup Worx. They chose picturesque Glen Abbey Golf & Country Club for their reception venue. Even in full sun we were able to capture some incredible images of them out on the green and in and around the incredible grounds. A special thanks to Leigh Raynor, catering sales manager, who went above and beyond to personally escort us around the course and ensured that everything was picture perfect. We loved the elegant décor created by Melissa at One Fine Day Event Planning & Design. Their gorgeous wedding cupcakes and cake were designed by Patricia’s Cake Creations. We also want to thank our friends Brian and Kelly Mercer from Blue Canister Studios for helping us capture Amy & Phil’s wedding story and create their heart-warming Same Day Edit that showed during their reception. We were surprised to hear that this was the inaugural Same Day Edit at Glen Abbey – what an honour! We wish a lifetime of love and happiness to Amy & Phil… thank you for choosing us to capture your memories! *a full post of photos coming soon, for now please enjoy their SDE.
Makeup: Makeup Worx
Event Planner: One Fine Day
Reception Venue: Glen Abbey Golf & Country Club
Cake: Patricia’s Cake Creations
Special Guest Cinematographers: Blue Canister Studios
Florals: My Bouquet
Hair: Serena Studio 440
Jewelry: Elsa Corsi
Stationary: Creative Invitations
From the very first email we received from Tony, several months ago, we knew that the wedding day he and his fiancé Enid were planning was going to be completely romantic. They had been searching for the absolute perfect venue and knew they wanted something both rustic and elegant. Their wedding took place last Tuesday morning at Vineland Estates and was truly one of the most romantic wedding stories we’ve ever captured. Tony and Enid’s attention to detail was so very evident. Jessica from Fleurish Design Studio did an amazing job on the florals and decor and really brought Enid’s vision of a vintage, rustic, woodland theme to life. Ben Benvie was a pleasure to work alongside as he captured their story in photos. We absolutely love Vineland Estates as it is such a gorgeous backdrop for beautiful wedding stories. Our cinema team was up at 4:30 am to make sure we could capture the sun rising over the rolling vineyards. We wanted to make sure that Enid and Tony would never forget every important element of their wedding day. We loved their personal vows to each other and we completely love their highlight wedding film. Wishing them a lifetime of love and happiness!
Soundtrack: Hello, Love by Andrea Marie. Licensed through the Music Bed
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.
We are so excited to announce our newest offering at Love Madly – our Highlight Films. These are beautiful 7-10 minute films that really encapsulate the joy and all of the very best and most memorable moments of your wedding story. We know that some couples still prefer our longer feature films and others prefer a one song 3-5 minute version… now we have something that falls right in the middle. Because every couple and story is unique we wanted to offer another option for our wedding film delivery. For those who may be on a more limited budget or simply prefer a little shorter film, this option is the PERFECT choice for you! Contact us for more information on all of our film and photography options for your special day!
We thought it was important to share a sample of a highlight film so you can see for yourself how beautiful they are. Joanna and Dennis’ gorgeous wedding took place at Hart House and Atlantis Pavilions, Toronto this past summer. We just adore these two and feel that this film is not at all about the length, but rather about all of the moments, details and ‘highlights’ of their wedding story that are beautifully captured and re-told. Enjoy!
Last weekend we had the honour of capturing the beautiful wedding story of Lolo and Avo. Their day was filled with elements of their Armenian heritage and lots of food, fun and dancing! It’s always about the STORY for us, capturing and re-telling the story of each unique couple, ensuring that all of the key elements are there, so that years from now when they look back they will remember the details and people that made their wedding day so special. The reception room was truly a work of art from Susan Murray who always creates such elegance. We wish these two a lifetime of love and happiness and hope they completely love this highlight from their big day!
Music: Kings by Ryan Taubert, licensed through the Music Bed.
Several weeks ago when we were first contacted by the Stanleigh family it was to ask if we were available on November 16th as they were planning an elaborate party to celebrate the Bat Mitzvah of their youngest daughter, Samara. Through emails, phone calls and skype chats we became fast friends and we were equally honoured and excited to be chosen to capture this milestone for their family. Dr. Larry explained to us that their family belief is that life is to be celebrated. There are no greater gifts than love and friendship, and having all of their closest friends and family there to celebrate with them was essential. The theme for this event was Hollywood – Bollywood, representing Samara’s cultural diversity as both Indian (from her mother) and Jewish (from her father). Samara’s favourite colour purple was absolutely everywhere. Instead of a red carpet there was a purple carpet with purple velvet ropes that their guests walked down in order to enter the party. They were greeted by paparazzi who asked them which designer they were wearing, how they knew the guest of honour and what they were most looking forward to about the evening. Professional photographs of each guest were taken and then they entered the main room and were completely wowed by what they discovered inside. Visually it was over-the-top. The line up of entertainment was incredible and there were so many food stations and activities going on that everyone was thoroughly entertained all night long. As storytellers it was important to us that we captured and re-told this story with as many key elements and details as possible. We loved the cultural flair and vibe; so fun and truly a memorable evening at Hotel Arts! A special mention goes out to event planner Cari Van Camp for such an extraordinary job in bringing this all together. We hope that this highlight will always take the Stanleigh family back to this joyous day when their hearts were warmed by so many who came to share in this celebration!
Music: The Dream Of Life by Dexter Britain & Ready For Anything by Landon Austin, licensed through the Music Bed.