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
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
Just a few short weeks before their intimate Muskoka wedding we received an email from Nicole and Duane to ask if by chance we were still available on July 2, 2015 to film and photograph their wedding story. I don’t think we’ve ever captured a Thursday wedding before, but being that the July 1st holiday (Canada Day) fell on a Wednesday this year, this was in fact the perfect day for their wedding celebration. What makes this so unique is that Nik and Duane live in Sydney, Australia which meant that planning out the details of their wedding would have to happen online and via skype. I must admit I was smitten from our very first skype call… who doesn’t love an Aussie accent, right? And they were both, so visibly, head over heels for one another and so excited for their wedding, that we knew this was going to be something very special. Indeed, it was an exceptionally beautiful day at Windermere House on July 2nd and although Nik’s family and many of their closest friends from Australia were not able to attend in person they did have a small group of Duane’s family and a few mutual friends who were able to join them. Nicole’s dearest friend Margie flew all the way from Australia and Duane’s youngest daughter India stood by Nik’s side and gave the most amazing toast at the luncheon reception. The combined simplicity and elegance of their wedding details as well as having Duane’s long-time friend Cary marry them, and Tobin Spring play beautiful acoustic music all afternoon, truly made this a memorable day for all. We are elated to share this highlight of their wedding story so that all of their friends and family can share in this celebration with Nik & Duane and experience the beauty of Muskoka (one of our very favourite places). Much love to this very special couple… thank you for choosing us to capture all of your precious wedding memories!
Soundtrack Infinity by One Hundred Years and Lifetime by Robert Shirey Kelly
Licensed from the Music bed
Cinematography & Photography by: Love Madly
Musicians: Tobin Spring
Venue: Windermere House
Your Script engraving: UberKate
Rings: Belle Epoque Jewelers (Los Angeles) and Nicholas Haywood Jewellery (Sydney)
Personalised cuff links: UberKate
Flowers: succulent place names (succulents) and vintage accessories: Seasons in the Country
Hair: Monica Hastings of Elements Salon & Color Studio
Makeup: Melanie McKenna, Muskoka Makeup Artistry
Dress: Still White
Cake: Cakes by Design
It’s an honour to be asked to capture each and every wedding story. When Ollie Denny, a fellow cinematographer in the UK, asked me last fall if I would consider coming over to capture his wedding story it really meant a lot.
Rewind 4 years when we first met Joe Simon at a workshop in Austin, Texas for wedding cinematographers. We were fans of Joe’s work prior to the workshop and after hearing him speak and then following his progression in filmmaking I attended another workshop he offered along with fellow filmmaker Kevin Shahinian in New York City in the spring of 2011. Both Joe and Kevin are considered part of an elite group known in the filmmaking community as the ‘best of the best’ cinematographers in the world. A few months later Joe asked me if I would fly to London and shoot a wedding with him and it was on that trip that I met Ollie, owner of Storybook Films based in the U.K.. Ollie helped Joe and I shoot that elaborate Persian wedding and since then we’ve stayed in touch. 18 months later, in May 2013, I found myself back in England shooting Ollie’s wedding with Joe. It was surreal to hear Ollie say that he had his “dream team” of cinematographers there on his big day. It was definitely a beautiful wedding and capturing Ollie and his guys in the morning was definitely fun. The opening sequence of the film brought me right back to that day, sitting in the back seat as we made a mad rush for the ceremony. As with all of Joe’s films, when you watch this you really are taken right back to that moment, drawn into the story, whether you were actually there or not. We are honoured to share Kerry and Ollie’s highlight film, produced by Joe Simon, here on our blog.
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
licensed through Song Freedom.
I don’t even know where to begin when starting to share the story of Leah and Lorraine except to say that we were completely honoured to meet these incredible women and capture their wedding story. We first met via email over a year ago and a few weeks later we met for tea in Malibu, California. They drove up from their home in San Diego to chat with us about their upcoming destination wedding. We became instant friends! Over the next 12 months we met via Skype to keep up to date on their wedding planning. They had already done a lot of research in order to choose the perfect wedding location and fell completely in love with Juniper Hill Inn in Vermont. Yes, it was on the opposite side of the country! They wanted something quaint, beautiful and somewhat rustic. The Inn, located in Windsor, Vermont, was absolutely perfect! More that 50 guests came to celebrate with them from all across the country. Their family and friends treated Brian and I like family from the moment we arrived at the Welcome BBQ on Friday evening. We loved their personalized vows, all the little details that they had worked on themselves to add touches of their personalities and their beloved dogs to their special day, the quiet whispers between them and how their father-daughter dance turned into a big circle of immediate family members from both sides all joined together on the outdoor patio. There were so many amazing moments to capture. The Inn sits atop a mountain with the most breathtaking views. It was simply impossible to fit every amazing moment of their story into a 4 minute hightlight, but we think this piece really sums it up perfectly! Leah and Lorraine, we wish you so much love and a lifetime of happiness as Mrs. and Mrs. **Special thanks to Joelle of East Hill Events and Robert Dean, owner of Juniper Hill Inn, everything was fabulous and your dedication to perfection was evident in every single detail!
Fresh Snow by Moonlit Sailor and Candy by Merry Ellen Kirk
licensed from the music bed