For this Toronto area wedding, we happily logged quite a few miles for Vanessa and Michael’s special day. It all began with video coverage of Vanessa and her bridesmaids getting ready at the regal One King West Hotel at King & Yonge in downtown Toronto. Meanwhile, our second videographer was filming with Michael, who was getting ready with his groomsmen near Bloor Village. Once the bride and groom and their wedding party were ready and dressed in their respective locations, everyone headed for Mississauga. Michael and Vanessa’s wedding ceremony at Cristo Rei Church was simply beautiful! Then we packed our video gear and headed back into the city to the University of Toronto. Shortly after, the bride and groom arrived and we did a creative video session with them at Knox College, a stunning venue for both wedding videography and photography. Last stop, The Grand Luxe in North York for the wedding reception. When we walked in and saw the hall, our jaws dropped! The decor was amazing, dark purple and unique centerpieces as you’ll see in their Highlights video. The evening was amazing, even including the very cool artistry of an aerialist and a first for us, a performance by the talented and gutsy Grand Luxe bartenders who set their 30-foot long bar and a pyramid of glasses on fire! Congratulations Vanessa & Michael on your marriage and an incredibly memorable wedding day!
As Toronto wedding videographers, we’ve been very fortunate when it comes to weather at the weddings we film. Our video cameras and audio equipment don’t love rain and neither of course do our wedding couples. Inevitably however, rain clouds do eventually catch up with us as they did this past September during Kaylee and Jamie’s wedding day. It was a beautiful setting at Eagles Nest Golf Club, a venue we love with it’s grand stone and timber lodge. Just minutes before their ceremony started, the rain arrived. We have huge admiration for the bride and groom at what happened next. The umbrellas came out, Kaylee and Jamie pressed forward, and they got married! When all was said and done, the rain didn’t define their wedding day. It was a beautiful celebration as you will see in their wedding highlights video.
Just in time for Christmas, we present Sarah & Joey’s December wedding highlights! Their beautiful wedding day in Toronto had many accents from the approaching winter and holiday season, visible in their decor, fashion and other expressions. Following their church wedding ceremony, the creative session for photos and videography took place at Auberge du Pommier on Yonge Street. Their wedding reception venue, Hazelton Manor in Vaughn was beautifully decorated in breathtaking wedding decor and holiday splendor. In every way this was a wonderful wedding day and a high point to finish our wedding season on for the year.
The weather September 5th was picture perfect for Angie and Scott’s Oakville waterfront wedding! Once they were ready, the couple started their special day with a Buddhist wedding ceremony at the bride’s house, then exchanged vows during their touching outdoor wedding ceremony, under a lovely gazebo on Bronte’s waterfront. Their wedding reception followed just a few hundred metres away at the Harbour Banquet Centre on the Lake Ontario waterfront. Such a pleasure to work with this sweet, wonderful couple, enjoy their wedding highlights film!
Tina and Andrew were married at St. Angela Merici Church in Windsor, with their reception at the Giovanni Caboto Club, and their wedding day turned out to be sunny and perfect! We gasped when we walked into the Tina’s bedroom that morning and saw the gorgeous bride, her stunning wedding gown, and the incredible light filtering through a single bay window. The results (as you’ll see) are perhaps the most beautiful “bride getting into her dress” moments we’ve ever filmed – so dramatic, so amazing! After their touching ceremony, we went with the newlyweds to stately Willistead Manor to film their creative session, then back to the Caboto Club for the reception. We were awestruck again at the elegant and dramatic decor – simply jaw dropping. However, nothing could overshadow Tina and Andrew, a wonderful and genuine couple. Congratulations! We hope you enjoy their Wedding Highlights video!
We had been looking forward to Stephanie and Ken’s wedding day ever since our meeting in a Toronto coffee shop more than a year previous. They’re an immediately likeable, charming couple and we couldn’t wait to work with them – we’re so pleased they chose us for their wedding videography. The weather that Saturday was sunny and warm, perfect really. As Toronto wedding videographers, we see many impressive churches in and around the GTA, but Stephanie and Ken’s choice for their wedding ceremony took our breath away. St. Basil’s Church at St. Michael’s College was built in 1856, with a design based on 13th century English Gothic architecture. The exterior of the church is lovely, but the interior is stunning, unlike anything we’ve seen. After their beautiful ceremony, the newlyweds visited the University of Toronto and then the Lower Humber parklands for photo and video sessions. Their wedding reception was held at Liberty Grand and the hall was absolutely beautiful, filled with amazing décor. We hope you enjoy their wedding highlights video as much as we did producing it!
Chen & Andrew’s wedding day was greeted by grey skies and on and off again showers, but the dreary Toronto weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits! The couple decided to have their bride and groom prep at their respective homes, with their families around them. Andrew then travelled to Chen’s for their first look. Sometimes when we film a couple’s first look, they are alone (besides the wedding videographers and wedding photographer of course) and sometimes, there is a small audience looking on. in this case, there was a large audience of family members and bridesmaids, and they were very excited. It was such a sweet, memorable first look! We loved it!
We then moved on to the quaint village of Kleinburg, north of Toronto for Chen and Andrew’s creative wedding videography and wedding photography session. Kleinburg’s main street Islington Avenue is a lovely spot for this and we got some great shots, but the rain didn’t make things easy. Then it was off to the ceremony and reception venue Chateau Le Jardin in Woodbridge. There was a period of time set aside for family photos and mingling with friends and family. Eventually the foyer filled and it was time for the Jewish wedding customs to take begin – the Tish, signing of the Ketubah, and the veiling ceremony – the Bedeken. We love to film these Jewish wedding customs because they are deeply meaningful, exciting and contain beautiful moments before the marriage ceremony takes place. Chen and Andrew’s wedding canopy, the chuppa, was so beautiful as was the entire room. Their ceremony of course was the highlight of the day, touching, beautiful, coming to an end with the well-loved custom of breaking the glass, which Andrew did with enthusiasm followed instantly by many voices shouting mazel tov!
Soon after, one of the most exciting parts of the day takes place… the Hora dance. All the anticipation and excitement that has been building all day comes to a peak with this traditional dance where the bride and groom are lifted high above the crowd on chairs. Family and friends dance ecstatically in circle as the couple tries not to look down. This is a time when we wedding videographers have to be careful not to get flattened in all the celebrating!
We were so happy to be there to film all the wonderful events of Chen and Andrew’s day and look forward to editing their full Feature Wedding Film. In the meantime, here’s their exciting and beautiful Wedding Highlights in just a few minutes!