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Claudia & Mike – Same Day Edit – Bellvue Manor, Toronto, ON

One of the things we love most about our ‘job’ is making new friendships and getting to experience milestones in our new friend’s lives. You might remember Lenna & Mike’s wedding last summer. Claudia & Mike were both in Lenna & Mike’s wedding party and we instantly were welcomed and treated like family by everyone. A month or so after the wedding, Claudia gave us a call to chat about her own wedding. We met Claudia and Mike for coffee and got excited all over again to be a part of the Taccardi/Vernace Wedding! If you didn’t know by now, Andrew is a bit of a sports fan and, he’s grown close to Mike (who has played in the NHL with a few teams, and currently in the New York Rangers system). Andrew (devoted fan and cinematographer) went and bought a Rangers hoodie the day we booked Claudia and Mike (no offence Angie;)

Claudia and Mike get married

Fast forward to July 6, 2013, Claudia & Mike got married on a hot morning at St. Philip Neri Parish in North York. The morning was full of energy. What felt like 50 people gathered at both the Vernace and Taccardi homes in anticipation of the day. I’ve never seen more kissing! We put together this Same Day Edit for Claudia and Mike and it instantly became one of our favourites.

We loved being there for Claudia and Mike and we consider it an honour to be friends and treated like we’re part of the family. Thank you guys so much and thank you to our pal Lee Weston who did an amazing job (as always) on photos that day. Mike had some downtime and wanted to learn how to shoot with our cameras so we decided to give him a crash course;)

Mike filmed with a DSLR

It was awesome having the talented and awesome Christopher Luk with us for the day. He did an incredible job joining team Honey & Dear as an honourary guest cinematographer;)

We also wanted to mention the great team at Bellvue Manor who went out of their way to make the projection of the Same Day Edit seamless. The George St. Kitts Band brought the party and kept it going all night. The Music in this film is Perfect for Me by Matt Beilis and was licensed through www.TheMusicBed.com.

Thanks Claudia & Mike for everything. Can’t wait to see you guys soon!


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Alexandra CosentinoJuly 17, 2013 - 6:50 pm

this is my cousins wedding.

Robin & David – June 15, 2013 – Who doesn’t want a beach party on their wedding day? – Wedding Highlight Film

Robin & David are the good kind of people. They love the outdoors. They love challenging and pushing each other forward. When they called us to film their wedding last year, they were emphatic about one thing: Bring Your Bathing Suits! Really, Who doesn’t want a beach party on their wedding day? We made the nearly five-hour pilgrimage from our studio, through Algonquin Park, passing two Moose, and finally arriving in beautiful Golden Lake, Ontario. After an early morning wedding ceremony in the middle of an incredible forest. Sunlight was peaking through the trees and mosquitos were definitely on the guest-list (although I don’t think they brought gifts).

Robin and David

Check out the highlight film we made to give you a taste of what happened that day.

Robin and David were so amazing to work with. We had a few Skype chats over the course of the last year planning for this weekend. They were so kind not only to us, but to each other and in various emails back and forth, the love they had for each other was just evident. They arranged a nice little cottage for the three of us which was so great. We arrived past midnight Friday night to a welcoming sign on the cabin door greeting us.

We wanted to push ourselves to capture the atmosphere of the beach party and find a way to document the fun without being too ‘in the way’. So we picked up a couple of GoPro Hero 3 Black cameras. These little cameras put out an incredible image and you’ll see- we were able to get a completely different perspective using these micro, waterproof cameras.

We used GoPro cameras for Robin and David

The Music used in this piece is the song ‘Honey’ by the band Us & Our Daughters and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com

Thank you Robin and David for everything. Your hospitality was so much so appreciated.

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Robin VisserJuly 5, 2013 - 3:11 am

You guys are absolutely amazing. Thank you for everything. Dave and I couldn’t have been happier to share our day with you.

Ashley & Byron – Same Day Edit + Engagement Film – Ritz Carlton + Malaparte Wedding, Toronto, ON

Trust is something that we ask of our couples. It’s a significant part of our business. We ask you lovely people to take a few risks. Financial risks; Creative risks; and some other pretty important ones too. A wedding day can be the single biggest day in two people’s lives and we have the responsibility of not only filming the event, but also helping to guide each one of our couples through what can be an immensely difficult process. It meant more to us than Ashley & Byron will ever likely know that they fully trusted in us to not only be a part of their wedding day, but in helping them put other building blocks in place.

Ashley & Byron got married on Saturday, May 25, 2013. With roughly three months to go before the wedding, Ashley & Byron were in need of a new wedding planner. We won’t get into the why’s, but needless to say – time was ticking and things weren’t looking good. We called up our friend Joee Wong and asked who he would recommend to step in this late in the game. Joee, without pause, said Cindy Johnson of Platinum Events would take care of them. To skip ahead to the end of the story – Cindy and her team of incredibly talented and organized professional wedding coordinators saved the day.

Here is the Same Day Edit wedding film we put together and showed at the gorgeous reception that took place at Malaparte (atop the TIFF Bell Lightbox).

We appreciate very much working with professionals who not only do fantastic work, but go over and above to take care of not just what they were ‘hired’ for, but also to go over and above to take care of the people who have put their trust, not only in us, but in the entire team.

I also wanted to thank Joee who came out to film with us and also to make sure Ashley & Byron were taken care of. Thanks Joee for coming and being an honourary Honey & Dear team member.

The Music in this Same Day Edit is ‘All those Pretty Lights’ by Andrew Belle and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com

Engagement Film is coming very soon! Stay Tuned!

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Sydney BruntonJune 2, 2013 - 10:59 pm

sisters wedding<3

Rebecca TyoJune 13, 2013 - 6:57 pm

I work for a TV production company who is looking for wedding videos for a new show.
We will pay for footage.
If you’re interested I can call you to discuss further.


Byron McNabbJuly 9, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Andrew and Emily are amazing people with the biggest hearts! We couldn’t have picked two better people to work alongside! Thank-you so much for your amazing art! You’re the best.

Beverly McNabbOctober 7, 2013 - 9:44 pm

nephew’s wedding<3
A lovely memory of a lovely day!

Jenny & Chris – Wedding Highlight Film & Love Story Engagement Film

Jenny & Chris got married last September in the fine borough of Burlington. They are amazing people and we had a great day filming their wedding and hanging out with them as they became husband and wife. Check out this highlight film we put together for them.

We love how real Jenny & Chris are. They genuinely care for each other. I had a great opportunity to hang out with Chris one-on-one and the way he would talk about Jenny was just awesome. He truly honours her and treasures her. It’s a marriage that will stand the test of time.

Jenny gives Chris a big hug on their wedding day

We also love that they love Lone Star Fajitas. We shared some tasty Lone Star with them last summer when we filmed this Love Story Engagement Film:

Thank you guys so much for having us be a part of your wedding (and a part of your lives!). Jenny is always commenting on our films and encouraging us and nothing makes us feel better than the odd ‘like’ here or there. We really appreciate calling you two friends and can’t wait to show you the full-length film coming very soon (thanks for your patience!)


I also wanted to mention how awesome it was to film at New York, New York Men’s Grooming Lounge in Burlington.  Check it out. It’s awesome.

New York New York Men

Music in both films as always was licensed through www.TheMusicBed.com


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Jennifer ThomasMay 22, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Finally! LOVE LOVE LOVE you two.

Dan GowlandMay 22, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Great video!! Can we expect another video when twins are born?

Christine CarolMay 22, 2013 - 8:34 pm

Definitely just shed a little tear. So beautiful!

Kimberly RutledgeMay 24, 2013 - 9:34 pm


Linda HaylockMay 25, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Beautiful memories for you:)

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Maggie and Jamie – Wedding Highlight Film – A Fermenting Cellar Wedding – Distillery District – Toronto, ON

We are often times in situations where people ask us what we do for a living. It’s a common question and for most people there’s a fairly straight forward answer. We’ve struggled a lot over the last five years deciding what it is we should tell people that we do. We often resort to calling ourselves Videographers because that’s an easy term for people to understand. We don’t really like the term videographer. Wedding Cinematographer is the new catch phrase – but even that’s becoming tired. We eventually tell people we make films about people’s wedding days and we do our best to immerse ourselves to better tell their story. We sometimes use the term fly on the wall – but first off-  I hate that term – and secondly it’s so much more than being simply there and out of the way.

Maggie and Jamie Kiss

We can’t easily explain that we do a lot more than film weddings. It’s more than pointing a camera and shooting. It’s about creating a bond that provides comfort and relaxation in the short-term which turns into long-lasting friendships in the future. We connect with our couples on a pretty intimate level, getting to know them over the course of sometimes up to 2 years before their ceremony. We care an immense amount about building trust and being a source of guidance for our couples as they navigate the craziness of wedding planning. We love that we know how much Valerie and David love their little Noosa and we remember the Beverly and Buki love their Deserts from Demetre’s and that Jenny and Chris love the fajitas at Lone Star! We take pride in reading reviews that come in after we’ve completed and delivered a wedding film to one of our couples when they tell us how comfortable we made them feel on the biggest day of their lives.

In this, our first wedding in our fifth year of owning this business that we built from the ground up, we had the chance to practice what we love about our profession and spent the day with Maggie and Jamie. Maggie is a nurse who is working on specializing her craft with just a few more university courses. Jamie is an executive in a very unique field of insurance that I find to be fascinating. They met on the website eHarmony.ca and fast forward to February 2, 2013, they got married at the Fermenting Cellar in the historic Distillery District just east of Toronto’s Downtown.

Maggie and Jamie Dancing at the Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District, Toronto, ON

Maggie and Jamie had a candle-lit ceremony led by Gord Kushner who we think is one of the top wedding officiants in Toronto. They wrote their own vows as you’ll hear in the highlight film we made for them.

The music in the highlight film was the song “Vital Signs” by the band Clemency and was licensed through www.TheMusicBed.com


There is so much we didn’t put in this highlight film (we wanted to save some of the good stuff for the Main Feature;)

Jamie and his Groomsmen await Maggie walking down the aisle.

The wedding day was amazing not only because Maggie and Jamie are amazing, but also because we got to work with an incredible team of wedding rockstars! We already mentioned the Fermenting Cellar – but their in house team of staff and caterers were amazing! We have to take time to give our new friends Dani and Liz from Gush Events a huge big digital high-five because of their awesomeness. The wedding was beautiful and it was right on schedule all night!  And speaking of all night – how about Toronto’s finest DJ/Emcee  Mr. Michael Coombs. It was also awesome to work with Sarah who is a life-long friend of Maggie’s and took some great wedding photos (blog link coming soon).

Jamie gives Maggie a little kiss on the forehead.

A really heart-filling and satisfying moment happened for me personally at the end of the night when we were packing up to leave. Maggie gave Emily and I hugs and whispered that we made her feel comfortable and relaxed all day. I wish I could remember exactly what she said – but the the thought was there and it was enough to make me smile. We like the term Wedding Filmmakers because each time we sit down to complete a highlight film or a main feature, we’re creating a completely custom, from scratch, un-scripted film that will not only show our couples in the best possible light, but at the same time reveal the real people that are getting married because they really do love each other.

Thank you Maggie and Jamie for having us and while you better not be seeing this in the electronic-free St. Anne’s Spa, we hope you’ll enjoy this highlight film for years to come and think back to how amazing your wedding day was!

Andrew & Emily

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Cheryl BoswellFebruary 5, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Absolutely made me tear up! What a lovely day it was!

Nicole RichardsFebruary 5, 2013 - 8:12 pm

AWESOME trailer Andrew! I adored working with Maggie! But I have to say, her beau Jamie is one of the most romantic grooms I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting. He had me tearing up with his words of love for his bride in a very sweet letter. It took 54bridesmaids to get through reading it because they were all getting choked up. What a fantastic day and a beautiful couple.

Ewan PhelanFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Great stuff guys!

Leanna GosseFebruary 5, 2013 - 9:22 pm

Always amazing!

Kate LeighFebruary 6, 2013 - 1:47 am

A true keepsake for years to come…Maggie and Jamie you will never forget that amazing day. A film that will be enjoyed by all….you two love birds are true romantics and I am so happy it was caught on film to share with everyone! xxoo

Linda McGuiganFebruary 6, 2013 - 1:58 am

Beautiful! Congratulations!

Alan LyonsFebruary 6, 2013 - 2:35 am

OMG! That was amazing. I cannot believe that this entire blog and video was put together in less than 3 days! This literally choked me up. Well done!

Kristy ShillingtonFebruary 6, 2013 - 12:24 pm

And I cry again! Amazing

Kristen Kelly-GriffithsFebruary 6, 2013 - 1:57 pm

So sweet Maggie, I have tears in my eyes. Awesome wedding vows. You looked beautiful. Congratulations!

Kaela MillerFebruary 7, 2013 - 1:56 am

Wow, beautiful, congratulations!

Sharon Crumley Studios, LLCFebruary 8, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Saw your site from the Marie Forleo video and it is is fantastic! You (and staff) did an awesome job, love it! gotta step my game up!

Nicole Richards & Co.February 11, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Thank you Sharon!! Get to work! =)

Bridaful BridalBeautyFebruary 14, 2013 - 3:14 am

Saw your website and video! Congrats! So well done! Starting my MUA biz for brides in NYC. Just found Marie Forleo’s website. Your my inspiration! Great work!

Rishi SoodMay 13, 2013 - 4:24 am

good work guys!, just wondering in the end did you leave that clip purposely?

Honey and DearMay 22, 2013 - 2:49 pm

HEy Rishi – we try to throw in little bonuses every once in a while. Sometimes they are jokes, sometimes they are fun moments. Nothing too serious ;)

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