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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".

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!

  • August 15, 2012 - 7:38 am

    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!

  • September 10, 2012 - 7:59 am

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

  • September 10, 2012 - 5:02 pm

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

  • September 20, 2012 - 5:11 pm


  • May 17, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    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.

  • May 21, 2013 - 6:00 am

    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

  • December 23, 2013 - 3:08 am

    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

  • August 7, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    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.

  • August 15, 2012 - 4:37 pm

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

  • August 26, 2012 - 10:38 pm

    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!

  • August 27, 2012 - 1:01 am

    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!

  • August 27, 2012 - 3:07 am

    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!

  • August 27, 2012 - 3:21 am

    Tina DeVault - Congratulations to both

  • August 27, 2012 - 3:21 am

    Tina DeVault - Congratulations to both

  • August 27, 2012 - 11:15 am

    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.

  • August 27, 2012 - 11:15 am

    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.

  • August 28, 2012 - 1:06 am

    Pam Hilke - Beautiful!

  • September 8, 2012 - 1:00 am

    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!

  • May 26, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    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 […]

  • June 2, 2014 - 11:05 am

    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 […]

  • July 17, 2016 - 8:32 pm

    Blake & Sarah – Bigwin Island Muskoka Wedding – Same Day Edit » Honey & Dear - […] years you know we have an awesome circle of friends in the hockey community. It started back with Lenna and Mike and continued with Claudia and Mike and then Megan and Josh (and few other awesome couples) and […]


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!!

  • August 15, 2012 - 3:07 am

    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


Nadia and Mariusz are pretty awesome people. We first met them over a year ago and had some of the best Thai I’ve ever had. We really believe that the experience of filming a wedding and being involved with two people’s biggest day really creates a bond for us and we make tonnes of new friends each year. We’ve got a few Lawyer friends because of weddings, a few Doctors in various fields, and various other professions. Well – Mariusz is a police officer and while we have a few other Police officers already in our roster – there’s just something about his stature that makes me think he could probably be robocop if he wanted to.  I’m not gonna call it a man-crush – but i’m just saying – I know who to call if there’s ever some shady business happening – and it’s not gonna be Darkwing Duck. Nadia was a stunning bride as well and I’m just really excited to share the Same Day Edit we created for them last night.

We had an amazing time filming Nadia and Mariusz’s wedding at the Arcadian Court downtown Toronto. Both the ceremony and reception were held there which was really convenient for everyone! Nadia and Mariusz each had rooms booked at the brand new Trump International Hotel and Tower – which I’ve gotta say – as a big fan of the early ‘Apprentice’ seasons – I was impressed by everything at the Hotel from the amazing staff and the stunning interiors right down to the in bathroom-mirror TVs and the touch-screen lighting systems. It was pretty cool.

We worked with a great team of people last night. Internally – we were excited to have Richard James along with us for his first wedding film shoot! We also had the opportunity to work with Elizabeth Kaye who did a great job taking photos. Our new BFF Jenny from Belle Fleur Events was a supernova rockstar of organization supremacy. The catering was done by Oliver & Bonacini -need I say more – it was amazing!

The music used in this Same Day Edit was ‘Count on You’ by Mikey Wax and was licensed through The Music Bed.

Thank you again Nadia and Mariusz for having us – we had an amazing day with you guys!


Karolina & Mike got married last month in London, Ontario.

We usually let Andrew do most of the talking when it comes to our blog posts, but for this wedding, we are going to do things a little differently. Days after the wedding Karolina wrote us a message, and it took us a little by surprise, after all these guys were on their honeymoon and had much better things to do than be emailing us. But they did email us, and what an message: it brought tears to our eyes…(ok maybe just Emily’s). So we wanted to share this with the rest of you because reading the things Karolina had to say, completely humbled us and reminded us again of why it is we are so in love with what we do.

“Emily & Andrew are from Barrie; we’re from London. We had great intentions to meet up before the wedding but it wasn’t meant to be; we all lead pretty crazy lives it seems. We ended up meeting them both, for the first time, the day of the wedding! They were amazing! They guided, offered tips and supported us throughout the day. They were with us the whole day; sneakily filming not only the key moments but the way we held hands, had mishaps, sneaked in kisses, held each other. The elements that exemplify true love between two people. Andrew even “buffaloed” Mike at the Church because he was too serious and we needed him to smile. Emily showed me a little clip of the squirrel that attended our wedding to make me chuckle. It was like having the wedding filmed by close friends. And the most incredible moment happened at the end of their filming. Through their amazing skills we were able to take a moment and truly take in the day and its happenings. Mike and I got to see each other get ready, hear the words we had for each other prior to the ceremony, see the reaction to opening each others wedding gifts; we got to see both sides! It was the most perfect end to the night. The video encompassed us wholly and the love that we have for one another. We were in tears from true happiness and will be playing the same day edit on repeat throughout the coming days/months/years. We cannot thank Andrew and Emily enough! Their work speaks for itself and they truly are the most wonderful people to work with!”


We always love an opportunity to spend time with our friends Ewan and Brianna from LastFortyPercent.com – you can see the amazing engagement photography session they did with Karolina and Mike here. The screen shot below is Mike enjoying his ‘Boudoir’ album of images of his new bride shot by Ewan.

The fellas were given Mike a hard time about the new photo album 😉

Thanks Karolina and Mike for having us along to film your wedding. And thank you for reminding us that what we do at Honey & Dear is very special, very sacred. We hope to see you guys again soon.

The Music in this Same Day Edit was licensed through TheMusicBed.com.


Michelle & Allen were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony under a canopy on a rooftop garden that happened to be under a flight path fairly close to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario. During their relatively brief but very romantic wedding, we counted something like 37 jumbo jets flying over. It ended up being quite funny for everyone after a while!  Check out the Same Day Edit we made for them.

It was a very long day but we had perfect weather! Allen had to compete in some pretty tough games in order to win his lady. After a photoshoot in the historic Alexander Muir Gardens, we all headed back to the Grand Victorian for the rest of their evening.

We loved spending the day with our new photographer friends Leon Chai and his lovely wife GiGi. Check out their photos here.

The Music in this Same Day Edit is ‘Forgot Love’ by the band Public Radio and was licensed through TheMusicBed.com.


Joanne & Cleveland got married on May 5, 2012 in a beautiful Christian ceremony held at Unionville Alliance Church in Markham, Ontario. I loved the beautiful and often hilarious words spoken by Bishop Canute Blake Sr. who married Joanne Samuels and Cleveland Lancelot Harris!  This wedding was such a family event – our new friend Sheldon Isaac who is Joanne’s brother-in-law photographed the wedding. Check out a few photos here. Kenny Blake Jr. was the MC and also led the gospel trio ‘Echoes of Praise’ both at the ceremony and reception which was absolutely incredible to experience.

Joanne and Cleveland - www.honeyanddear.com

Cleveland and Joanne chose the first weekend in May to get married which coincidentally is also Cinco de Mayo, which notably has absolutely nothing to do with their wedding except for the fact that Mucho Burrito was having a special on burritos that day and ‘Mucho’ is Katie(our newest member to the Honey & Dear team)’s favourite restaurant. I say all this because the following film about Joanne & Cleveland’s wedding was edited entirely by Katie and it is her first highlight film and we think she knocked it out of the park! What do you think?

We had such an amazing time getting to know Joanne and Cleveland. A few weeks before their wedding, we got together and made an engagement film that is actually quite awesome. Joanne does a bit of personal training and she showed Cleveland a thing or two.

The Music used in both films was licensed through TheMusicBed.com. The song from the Highlight film is ‘Disarm’ by Ben Rector.