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    "Who is the Honey and who is the Dear?"

    That is the question we get most asked by our couples. And after years of joking around about who is who in the Honey and Dear family...we have realized the answer is: you. Every wedding we film, every couple we choose to start a relationship with, we fit with because we look at them and we see a Honey and a Dear.

    The name originally came from a friend (albeit a branding savvy friend) who was picturing our couples, old and happy, thinking back on their full and wonderful lives together, a lifetime of "oh honey..." and "yes dear".

    What started as a husband and wife team of filmmakers is now a small and feisty family of folks passionate about film. We don't do many weddings. We don't have multiple teams or spend the weekends running from one wedding to another. When we do choose to film weddings, we choose people who get us. People choose us because we get them. We don't ask for much: a little trust, a sense of humour, and a bit of your time.

    And when your old and grey and your honey asks if you want to re-watch your wedding video, you say "yes dear".

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

Maggie

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

  • February 5, 2013 - 7:58 pm

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

  • February 5, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Nicole Richards - 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.

  • February 5, 2013 - 9:06 pm

    Ewan Phelan - Great stuff guys!

  • February 5, 2013 - 9:22 pm

    Leanna Gosse - Always amazing!

  • February 6, 2013 - 1:47 am

    Kate Leigh - 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

  • February 6, 2013 - 1:58 am

    Linda McGuigan - Beautiful! Congratulations!

  • February 6, 2013 - 2:35 am

    Alan Lyons - 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!

  • February 6, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    Kristy Shillington - And I cry again! Amazing

  • February 6, 2013 - 1:57 pm

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

  • February 7, 2013 - 1:56 am

    Kaela Miller - Wow, beautiful, congratulations!

  • February 8, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Sharon Crumley Studios, LLC - 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!

  • February 11, 2013 - 4:54 pm

    Nicole Richards & Co. - Thank you Sharon!! Get to work! =)

  • February 14, 2013 - 3:14 am

    Bridaful BridalBeauty - 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!

  • May 13, 2013 - 4:24 am

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

  • May 22, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Honey and Dear - 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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On occasion, we get the opportunity to travel for weddings. Over the past few years, we’ve had the chance to visit Australia, Singapore, Dominican Republic and most recently – the lovely town of Sudbury ! On our trip, we visited the Big Nickel, drove by Science North and took in the…. fresh… air 😉

We also filmed the wedding of Ally and Suman. Two amazing people who come from different cultures but brought both families together in a beautiful wedding weekend. Check out the Same Day Edit we made for them that actually took place over two days…

On Friday night, Ally and Suman took part in a traditional indian ceremony which was a lot of fun!

Ally and Suman in their Indian Wedding Ceremony

The next day, they celebrated again in a Christian ceremony.

It was really cool to see both families come together through cultural differences to share in Ally and Suman’s wedding.

Ally and Suman during their photoshoot with Bernie Aho

We had a great day with Bernie Aho and his wife Lisa. They were amazing to work with and their photography is incredible! We are excited about getting the chance to work together again with Bernie and Lisa in 2013! The wedding was coordinated by Lauren Perry who did a remarkable job decorating the hall for the reception. It looked impeccable in their with custom lighting and just beautiful looking everything. Well done Lauren! Music licensed through www.themusicbed.com.

Thanks so much for having us to your beautiful wedding weekend, Ally and Suman! You guys are amazing people and a lot of fun! We had an incredible time and hopefully we’ll be able to see you guys sooner than later!

 

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Saba and Babak got married on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Bellvue Manor, just north of Toronto. Check out the Highlight Film we made for them…

Saba and Bob (as he’s generally called) had a very unique and beautiful ceremony. It was a traditional persian ceremony and they are completely different than ceremonies we are used to 🙂

We loved the rich heritage and culture that was preserved – but we also loved that things were translated in english for the uninitiated in the room!

It was also a great day for us as we were able to work with Storey Wilkins who is a great photographer and now a friend! We had heard so many great things about Storey from our friend Lee Tynan who used to work for Storey a few years back. Storey and her partner Dave did a great job on the photos!

We made an engagement film for Saba and Bob too which you can check out here:

Thank you so much for having us for your Wedding, Saba and Bob. It was truly a fantastic day and we can’t wait to share the rest with you!

Music in both films was licensed through www.themusicbed.com

 

  • December 3, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    Saba Zamani - Thank you! We are so blessed to have met you and had you as part of our big day. Love the videos – you guys are truly the best <3.

  • December 3, 2012 - 7:35 pm

    Soheila Amiri - Love it Saba jan. So beautiful.

  • December 4, 2012 - 1:51 am

    Soraya Namazi - The most beautiful bride that I ever seen.I love you both and wish you long happy life together.<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3.

  • December 4, 2012 - 2:28 am

    Saba Zamani - Mercy Khaleh! Love you too xo

  • December 4, 2012 - 5:08 am

    Kiarash Barghian - Bob & Saba really so nice and perfect, i just say wow.

  • December 20, 2012 - 1:35 pm

    Newsha Barghian - azizam baraton arezoy khosh bakhti mikonam

  • December 21, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    Noori Shahri - CONGRATULATIONS! tabrik ba arezooye khoshbakhti 🙂

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Ilana and Josh got married on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in what was for us our last wedding of the 2012 calendar year. We have been excited about Josh and Ilana’s wedding for quite a while! Josh is a very hilarious and equally classy guy. Ilana is amazing and we love her! Their wedding was full of humour and it just made for a great day!

Josh and Ilana chose to have both their ceremony and reception all at one venue which always makes things convenient for everyone (including us!). They had their wedding at the new Hazelton Manor which is our absolute hands-down favourite wedding ballroom banquet halls in Toronto. The owners are incredible and they are very hands-on. Not only do they do whatever they can to make your wedding perfect, they also do the little things like take really great care of your vendors (like us!). Thank you very much to George and the team at Hazelton!

 Here’s the final same day edit of 2012 for your viewing pleasure!

We are lucky enough to take in sets from bands from time to time at weddings, but we can honestly agree that we’ve never heard a better band than George and his band. They kept playing hit after hit without stopping between songs. They were electric. You have to check them out. Although they didn’t make it into the Same Day Edit, the George St. Kitts Orchestra absolutely blew us away last night. Such and incredible group of musicians who literally made us stay  probably an hour after we were done just listening to them play. Josh and Ilana also had an incredible candy bar which also factored in the decision to hang around 😉

We loved hanging out with our friends Justin and Lisa Mark who did the photography.

Thank you so much Josh and Ilana for having us along to film your wedding. We have so much more to show you and we can’t wait to do some shopping in Buffalo! Have an amazing honeymoon and we’ll see you soon!

  • November 26, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    Ilana Katz - Amazing! Thank you guys sooo much, both Josh and I loved the videos and it was awesome hanging out with you all day 🙂

  • November 26, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    Esther Winnick-Serota - This was stunning! What an awesome addition to the reception!! Beautiful job.

  • November 26, 2012 - 10:46 pm

    Sheena Breski - Beautiful Ilana! Congrats to you and Josh!

  • November 26, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    Ilana Katz - Thank you Sheena!!!

  • November 26, 2012 - 11:33 pm

    Kate McIntosh - Wow!! What an incredible thing to have to remember your day! Loved every minute!

  • November 26, 2012 - 11:45 pm

    Ilana Katz - Thanks Katie!

  • November 27, 2012 - 12:40 am

    Jeremy Abergel - Mazel Tov! Wishing you health and happiness.

  • November 27, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Ilana Katz - Thanks Jer! 🙂

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Natalie and Jonathan are a really sweet couple. On the day of their wedding, Jon invited me into their basement to show me some cool things. Natalie has her own Letterpress machine that is something like a hundred years old (i really should ask her). She craftily hand-made all of her invites and stationary for the wedding. Jon showed me just a few samples of some of the stuff Nat makes and it is incredible for sure! On the same trip, Jon showed me his vinyl collection. Jon is the director of Union Events in Toronto. He is responsible for some pretty amazing concerts throughout the year. His HiFi system made me jealous and made my harmon/kardon setup feel very entry level 😉

All of Natalie’s hard work paid off. After a quick ceremony at the Newman Centre on the U of T campus and a few photos in the arctic-like weather, we headed in to the reception venue at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Natalie also worked wonders making that place look incredible! I think there is a solid future in wedding planning for you, Mrs. Ramos 😉

 

Well – here’s the highlight film for Natalie and Jonathan Ramos’ wedding….

We had a great day with Natalie and Jon on their wedding. It was cool to spend the day with our friend Tyler from Mango Studios.

The music in this film is Heart of the Young by the Green River Ordinance and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com.

Thanks so much for having us Natalie and Jonathan! Can’t wait to get some letterpress stationary made up for H&D!!

  • November 21, 2012 - 2:44 am

    Chris Sorlie - NIce work as usual. Lovely couple.

  • November 21, 2012 - 8:13 pm

    Tina Eccles - Very beautifully done. Was a wonderful wedding and a very blessed couple.

  • November 21, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    Michelle Eccles McGlynn - Absolutely breath taking. congrats again!!!

  • November 22, 2012 - 2:14 am

    Denz-al Washingcot - love this!

  • November 22, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    Kevin Messam - Well done guys! Enjoy!

  • November 23, 2012 - 4:32 pm

    Simone Salazar - Beautifully made, for a really lovely couple. Jonthan, hope to meet Natalie soon, she seems wonderful already!

  • November 23, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Judith Salazar - Lovely pics Mr n Mrs Ramos you two look wonderful together Congrats once again

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Sarah and Ryan got married on Saturday, September 22nd in a really nice outdoor ceremony at The Club at Bond Head. This is the highlight film we made for them.

Family is always a huge part of weddings. This wedding was very emotional and important for a few reasons. Sarah’s father passed away a few years ago and Ryan’s mother passed away just over a year ago. There were a lot of tears – both happy and sad – but both parents were remembered and honoured throughout the day.

We had a great time at Sarah and Ryan’s wedding. It was fun to spend the day with Sarah and Danielle from 22 Studios who did photography.

The Music used in this wedding highlight film is “Romantic Memories” by the band The Sky Life and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com

Thank you for having us guys!

  • October 3, 2012 - 11:47 pm

    Aron Goss - Excellent job you two.

  • October 4, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    Johnette Donegan - What a lovely memory. Well done everyone.

  • October 4, 2012 - 8:20 pm

    Susan Gonzalez Green - That’s was beautiful…

  • October 4, 2012 - 10:02 pm

    Dianna Noftle - Beautiful video Loved it and Love you guys XOXO.

  • October 5, 2012 - 1:20 am

    Dan Keveza - What a tribute to a lovely couple. Love you.

  • October 5, 2012 - 1:34 am

    Ellie Edwards-Matheson - Awesome! Congrats!

  • October 5, 2012 - 2:30 am

    Amanda Everson - This is absolutely beautiful !! Love it! Love you guys xo

  • October 5, 2012 - 2:35 am

    Kim Zapfe - Beautiful video. Congratulations Dan.

  • October 5, 2012 - 2:40 am

    Kerri Henderson - Oh my goodness I love this Sarah and Ryan. Congrats!!! xoxo

  • October 5, 2012 - 10:52 pm

    Sue Lewis - Simply beautiful!

  • October 6, 2012 - 4:38 am

    Andy Clarke - Yes..lol your a beauty…great video!

  • October 8, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    Michelle Westlake - Beautiful video of two beautiful people! Could not be more happier for you two. As emotional as I was as everyone else, we had an amazing time. Thanks for including us on such a beautiful day. Love you both!

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Jessica and Joey got married on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in a very touching ceremony conducted by one of our favourite officiants to date, Wayne Prevett of Kettle Creek Weddings. Everyone in the room was touched by the words of wisdom Wayne shared with Jessica and Joey. There was also a good 15 minute message delivered in Italian (which some of us didn’t quite follow word for word – but that’s besides the point 😉

Here is the Same Day Edit wedding film we showed later that night at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, ON.

I can still remember the day over two years ago when Jessica and Joey invited us into her parents’ stunning home in Woodbridge. Jessica’s mom fed us with cheesecake and it was actually the first time we’ve ever had a shot in the middle of our initial meeting! (it was peach schnapps if I can recall). I remember meeting Jessica’s dad – mostly that he didn’t say more than two words the entire night. He was a proud dad on Saturday.

Jessica and Joey are a perfect couple and we were really excited to spend the day with them. It was pretty windy!

The Music in this film is ‘Operating’ by Lady Danville and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com.

Photography was taken by Dave Biesse

Check out the Love Story Engagement Film we made for Jess and Joey too!

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We have had the opportunity to film sibling’s weddings before and it’s always a huge honour for us each time we get the opportunity. We filmed Alan & Kristine’s wedding in August of 2011 and Alan’s sister Claire Wisniewski was already thinking about her wedding the following year when we played Alan and Kristine’s Same Day Edit.

We got a call earlier this year from Brandon, Clarie’s fiances. Being the romantic guy he is, surprised Claire for her birthday by booking us to film their wedding.   Brandon came over to our studio and we filmed a surprise Birthday Video just for Claire telling her what Brandon had arranged for her. So Happy Birthday Claire! Here is the highlight film we put together for your wedding!

We loved being able to spend the day with Brandon and Claire. It was that much nicer because we knew the families that much more and it just ended up being such a great day.

Best Man Dances

The end of this film is probably an inside joke that we’re not even sure if we fully get – but Brandon’s best man decided to perform a surprise half-karaoke/half-interperative dance thing that really won the crowd over for the evening. Wearing his Best Man patch, he had moves better than Jagger.

We wanted to thank Ryan McDonald for being a big part of this wedding highlight film. This was his first edit for us and we think he did a great job. We’re looking forward to bringing him on the team in the near future!

Music in this film is “When we were Young” by the band Benjamin Dunn and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com. Photography was taken by Carolyn Bentum – check out her photos here.

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Please bare with us as we share with you one of our latest Same Day Edits…

Amanda and Ross got married in a blisteringly hot outdoor ceremony behind our favourite toronto wedding venue, the Steam Whistle Brewing Company. It was at times a cheeky ceremony and while nothing under Ross’s kilt was ever fully exposed, we hope you got a good taste of his rear from this video. Ok. enough bum jokes. Were any of them really all that funny? I do admit – I’ve been nervous to post this because of the the opening scene, but the bottom line is… (ok – i’ll stop)

I actually really appreciate Ross’s sense of humour. Over the past year – we’ve gotten to know both he and Amanda through various Skype chats and Facebook interactions. Ross and I have actually gotten comfortable enough to play the odd practical joke on one another. In fact, I think I actually had Ross for a few minutes when I pretended to have the wrong information about his wedding date (haha Ross).  But – he certainly returned the favour a few times himself 😉

Amanda is a beautiful woman and she is a great writer too. So much so that i’m mildly afraid that she’ll rip this blog post to pieces – but we’ll see how it goes! Amanda, along with the help of her planner and decorator Crystal from Distinct Occasions put together a beautiful day that we’ll remember for a long time for sure. We loved spending the day with Ottawa photography Natalie Spencer who does incredible work –  can’t wait to see the photos!!

The music used in this Same Day Edit is “Love You Good” by the band Trent + Amy and was licensed through TheMusicBed.com.

Thank you Ross and Amanda for having us on your wedding day. We had an amazing time and we’d really love to hang out when you do in fact finally move back to Toronto! Maybe not too often, because I have a hard time with your accent, Ross, but… Ok ok. I’ll quit before I make a real ass of myself 😉

  • September 12, 2012 - 7:31 pm

    Leanna Gosse - This is better than anything. Once again, I’m brought to tears. Thank you for sharing, Andrew and Em!

  • September 12, 2012 - 7:46 pm

    Ross Purdie - Guys, this is your best work to date ;).

  • September 12, 2012 - 8:16 pm

    Carrie Kennedy - OMG this is amazing Andrew and Emily! The tear’s were a flowing! Thanks for sharing!

  • September 12, 2012 - 8:19 pm

    Rebecca Gosse - You know what I did miss on FB? Your awesome engagement, wedding, and baby posts of very happy people!

  • September 12, 2012 - 8:20 pm

    Miranda Bethany Crane-Rothwell - this is beautiful.

  • September 12, 2012 - 9:13 pm

    Natalie Spencer - You guys rock! Loved working with you, and seeing the awesomeness first hand. Hopefully we can do it again soon! 🙂 xx

  • September 14, 2012 - 6:24 pm

    Kris Gosse Finger - That was adorable. I wish I’d been able to do this when I got married over 20 years ago. Loved it.

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Trish and Sean got married in a touching ceremony at Taboo Resort in Muskoka. The rain was pouring all day and time was ticking down as if on a reality show but the rain stopped and the ceremony was held outside. It was a team effort to get all of the seats dried off for sure! Have a look at this teaser we put together for Trish and Sean’s Wedding day.

It was a great day and we were happy to spend it with our friends from Mango Studios. Mo makes a cameo in the film!

Trish and Sean dancing on their wedding day

Trish was wearing a beautiful custom wedding gown by our friend Kim Ironmonger at Valencienne Bridal

The music in this teaser film was “Odds of being alone” by the artist Trent + Amy and was licensed through www.themusicbed.com

The epic party rockin’ that night was courtesy of the infamous Michael Coombs of Michael Coombs Entertainment

  • October 24, 2012 - 6:51 pm

    Andrea Schwartz - wow – I want to see the whole video. so beautiful!

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