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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!

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.

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;)

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

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

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

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

  • Miranda Bethany Crane-Rothwell - this is beautiful.

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

  • 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.

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

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

Sarah and Victor got married on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 in a beautiful cathedral in Brampton. Here is the Same Day Edit wedding film we made for them.

Sarah Pacheco is a stunning, talented and heart-warming person. She also happens to have quite the set of pipes on her. She is an accomplished singer and performer and has had the likes of Tony Bennett personally recommend her. She’s been called the ‘Celine Dion of the Portugese Community’.  While it didn’t make it into her Same Day Edit, Sarah wrote and performed a song for Victor towards the end of the night that people will remember for years to come!

Singer Sarah Pacheco gets ready for her wedding

We met Sarah over a year ago sitting with her mom and her fantastic wedding planner, Bernadette Sousa of Serendipity & Co. We were so impressed by the amazing event that Bernadette was able to put together with the help of Sarah and her amazing Mom Milu!

While we didn’t get the opportunity to meet Victor before the wedding (he lives in Los Angeles), we loved spending the day with him. He’s a great guy and Sarah and Victor are perfect for each other.

We had a great day with Sarah and Victor and it was also great to finally meet photographer Julian Moniz (who i believe has the exact same sense of humour as me- i don’t know if that’s a good thing or not – also he’s way funnier too – so…). Julian and his brother did an incredible job taking photos and we loved working with them.

The Music in this Same Day Edit is the song Find You by the band Bayland and was licensed through TheMusicBed.com

Thank you Sarah and Victor for having us – and we look forward to seeing a concert some time soon!

  • Chris Pacheco Medeiros - This video really gives all the single people a perfect figure on who to look for and what true love really is. Loveyou guys!

  • Hez Bola - Quick question…which banquet hall was that?

  • Andrew Sorlie - Hi there – the reception was held at the Grand Victorian in Mississauga

  • Aldena Carreiro Vieira - CONGRADULATIONS SARAH AND VICTOR.

  • Eddie Suliman - Wow…absolutely beautiful! I am so happy that this clip was posted of your Wedding Sarah…with tearful eyes at seeing how beautiful you looked on your Wedding and how happy you are, I congratulate you once again on celebrating one of the most magical days of your life. Lots of love, Eddie.

  • Cara Bonita - Awwww.. Thanks Eddie! WOW! How many years has it been? You look AMAZING! I think you even look younger now! Thanks for posing this! It never gets old for me lol. I love watching it! lol. I had no idea you were in the wedding business! Good for you! congrats on all your success. I hope all is well! Best wishes to you!! xoxoxoxoxo

  • Isabel Leite - what is the name of this cathedral?

Lenna & Mike got married on Sunday, August 5th, 2012 in a traditional Macedonian Orthodox Wedding ceremony. They had their reception to follow at the beautiful Hazelton Manor in Vaughan. After spending the day with them, we decided to put together a Surprise Same Day Edit especially for Lenna…

This was such a beautiful wedding. The families were so close with each other. Our favourite part of the night (although it’s not fair because it’s not in this Edit) was when Mike Angelidis (Calder Cup Winning Left Winger and current member of the Tampa Bay Lighting NHL Hockey Team) told the entire room that his number one dream wasn’t to make it to the NHL, but to marry Lenna that night.

We had an amazing day and we want to Thank Lenna & Mike for having us there to spend the day with them!

It was also amazing as always to be working with our friends Ewan and Brianna Phelan from Last Forty Percent Photography. We can’t wait to see the images they create!

We’d also like to mention the amazing staff and facility at Hazelton Manor in Vaughan. George and his team did an incredible job serving 600+ guests and crew and the night was just flawless!

Music in this piece is by the band Green River Ordinance and was licensed through www.TheMusicBed.com

  • Melissa Deverian Hidalgo Sanders - Such a sweet and beautiful look into a magical moment for one of my favorite athletes ever, shows the personality Norfolk loved so much.

  • Vince Schiavone - all the best to you both love vince the chef and family.

  • Anthony B Leotta - Congrats to both of you Mike and Lenna! I wish you a lifetime of good Health and Good Fortune You are dearly missed in Norfolk. I am blessed to have met you, talked with you and most important celebrated your Calder Cup Championship on Granby St. You gave many memories for a lifetime!

  • David Wambold - Congratulations Mike. The best produced wedding video I’ve ever seen. It looks like ya’ll had a blast. What an exciting year you’ve had, and it’s not over yet!

  • Meredith Keegan Ensley - Congratulations Mike and Lenna! We were blessed with your as a Captain to our Calder Cup champion team. Much love and good wishes being sent from Hampton Roads to you on your wedding day!

  • Tina DeVault - Congratulations to both

  • Tina DeVault - Congratulations to both

  • Lisa Miller Anderson - Congratulations to you both. It was great having you as our Calder Cup captain, we will miss you in Norfolk. Best wishes to you and your wife.

  • Lisa Miller Anderson - Congratulations to you both. It was great having you as our Calder Cup captain, we will miss you in Norfolk. Best wishes to you and your wife.

  • Pam Hilke - Beautiful!

  • Lilly Best - Lenna, OMGGGGGGGGGGG I am so very happy that I had the pleasure of knowing you (customer @ bingo) lol You were a Gorgeous Bride, Your Hubby was very handsome, That video gave me tears, I am so happy for you, Your a wonderful Lady and deserve the best!

  • Claudia & Mike – Same Day Edit – Bellvue Manor, Toronto, ON » Honey & Dear - […] 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 […]

  • Tina & David – Toronto Wedding Highlight Film – Hazelton Manor » Honey & Dear - […] was great to see Lenna & Mike and baby Santana and the entire Nitsopolis and Angelidis […]

Nick and Clara got married on Saturday, July 28th in a ceremony on campus at the University of Toronto. They had a reception following shortly after at the Eglinton Grand. It’s actually worth mentioning that after filming two weddings at the Eglinton Grand so far this year, we’re pretty sure it has now become our favourite place to film a wedding. The building has so much style and class and we love the staff too including Richard and G.P. who helped us to project our Same Day Edit up onto their 100 year old screen. It’s pretty amazing to think that we projected a same day edit onto the same wall that has been screening films like ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ since the 1930s. Huh. Well, here it is for your enjoyment!

Rich was able to catch Nick and Clara watching their Same Day Edit.

 

We had an amazing night and wanted to make special mention to Ashley from One Fine Day Events. She is a rockstar wedding planner and we appreciated working with her!

We also want to thank the team at the Eglinton Grand for being so great to work with!

The music in this Same Day Edit is ‘My Army’ by the band ‘Saints of Valory’ and was licensed through TheMusicBed.com

Julia & Kieran got married on July 21, 2012 at the beautiful Trinity Chapel on the campus of University of Toronto. Here is the wedding highlight film we put together showing a small taste of their big day!

The wedding was planned by our friend Melissa Andre along with her awesome helper Sophia. We loved the attention to detail and all of the cool little things Melissa put together.

We also loved being able to spend the day with Mo from Mango Studios who took some photos. Here’s a screen grab of Kieran waiting for his bride just before their ‘first look’ which we orchestrated at the Royal Conservatory of Music.

We loved the cool SmileBooth that Mango brought for the evening.

The Music in this piece is ‘Neon Eyes’ by the band Saints of Valory. The song was licensed through TheMusicBed.com

Thanks so much for having us Julia & Kieran! Hopefully you’ll be able to see this video while you’re in Turkey!!

  • Romy Rums - wow…i don’t know them but you guys do an amazing job with these videos!

Joy & Nathan got married on July 7, 2012 in a heart-warming ceremony at Joy’s childhood church, First Baptist Church in Brampton. Joy’s pastor, Reverend Fung began the ceremony with the story of Joy’s birth which he was around for. Joy’s mom had three surgeries on her heart in the first week of Joy’s life. Because of a weak heart, giving birth to Joy cause her mom’s heart to tear and required three surgeries to repair.  Rev. Fung recounted the story. The entire room was full of tears (it makes it hard to film when you’re crying yourself!).

parents crying during wedding ceremony

There was a happy ending though because fast-forward to Saturday and Rev. Fung was able to mary the miracle that was Joy!

bride cries at wedding ceremony

Here is the Same Day Edit that we showed later that night at the reception at the Bellvue Manor.

Joy and Nathan also put on quite the show with their dance. I’m impressed by the guts Nathan has to whip Joy around like he did!

first dance twirl

We had a great time working with Dave and Sherry from David Buck Weddings who took photography and put together a nice slideshow that night.

We were also really impressed by the 1954 Rolls Royce that Joy and Nathan got to ride around in provided by A Rolls Choice Livery.

The Music in this Same Day Edit is ‘Kids’ by the band Saints of Valory and was licensed through TheMusicBed.com.

Thank you Joy & Nathan for having us! Have a great flight home!

We just returned home from a Canada Day weekend trip to Kelowna, B.C. It was a short 3-day whirlwind, but in the middle – we filmed a wedding for Chris and Susan. It was quite a stormy weekend and there was rain off and on the entire day of their wedding. We all waited to see if there would be a break in the clouds and about 30 minutes or so after the ceremony was supposed to start – the clouds opened and the rain stopped and a small army of Cedar Creek Winery staff armed with towels set out to dry off the seats for the guests.  It was really quite impressive how fast they got the place ready! The reception was held at the historic El Dorado Hotel which is almost 100 years old! This photo is an iPhone shot that I took from the balcony at the El Dorado.

Photo of clouds and lake in Kelowna, British Columbia

We put together a little teaser for Chris and Susan to enjoy while they are in Africa on their Honeymoon.

The music in this Teaser is called ‘Heart of Me’ by the band Green River Ordinance and was licensed through TheMusicBed.com

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