Honey & Dear » Toronto & Muskoka Wedding Cinematography - Same Day Edit Wedding Video - Liberty Village, Toronto, Ontario

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What an incredible wedding for two incredible people. Michael & Marian got married in one of the coolest all-around weddings I think we’ll ever be a part of. We actually couldn’t manage to fit in a quarter of the amazing things Michael and Marian had planned for their wedding – other wise their Same Day Edit would have been oh about 20 minutes!

Michael Daoud, owner of Pink Elephant Marketing invited us to his office about a year ago to meet along with his new fiancee Marian. When Marian started to talk about her family and how important they were to her and all of the planning that had already taken place for her wedding – we knew we were in for a treat. We spent 4 or 5 days with Michael and Marian over the past year getting to know them and being with them for some pretty special moments including her final dress fitting at Pearl Bridal House as well as Michael’s final Tuxedo fitting at John Ferrigamo in Yorkville. We loved spending time with their family interviewing them and gathering stories for a special engagement film we put together which will be online shortly.

We loved how Michael and Marian both grew up in the same Coptic Church and had their traditional orthodox ceremony in the same church. After the ceremony (where no kissing is allowed) – we went to the Thompson Hotel (which is quickly becoming one of our favourite places for some more shots. I would like to personally say that the very last shot in this edit from the rooftop of the Thompson may in fact be my favourite ever Honey & Dear shot. I’ll let you be the judge of that! There was a lot more to this wedding – but why don’t you just watch the Same Day Edit.

The music in this Same Day Edit is the song ‘Crazy’ by the band Stars Go Dim and was licensed through the website TheMusicBed.com

This wedding had so many awesome people involved who helped bring it all together. We loved spending the day with Sarah Cherry who helped keep the elaborate party on schedule!  We also had a great time hanging out with Matt from Xero Digital. The live band they had blew our socks off – Tyler Yarema & His Rhythm.

Thank you so much Michael & Marian for having us – we can’t wait to see all of your photos from Thailand!

Paige & Mike got married with 30 of their closest friends and family in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic at the five star Ocean Blue & Sand Resort. We were honoured to join them for their destination wedding. We first met Paige & Mike at Paige’s sister Whitney’s wedding (that we filmed back in June of this year).  Paige and her mom Dianna asked us if we would come to the DR and after taking about four seconds to pretend to think about it – we started making plans!

We arrived at the resort after a quick flight on WestJet from Toronto to Punta Cana on Tuesday, the day before the wedding.  We met up with everyone for an amazing Mexican meal.  We weren’t on the island more than 4 hours before we were formally introduced to Mama Juana.  Basically, Mama Juana is a mixture of bark and herbs left to soak in rum, red wine and honey. The solid ingredients (local leaves, sticks and roots) vary from region to region but are said to be medicinal.  It is consumed in ‘shot’ format and there is a fun little dance that you’re supposed to do. James initiated the first of several Mama Juanas.  Long story short – this group likes to have a good time and we felt welcomed as a part of their family instantly!

Well – the next day was the wedding day. We got off to an early start to catch the sunrise.  Well – enough talking – have a look at the highlight film we put together for Paige & Mike:

The music in this piece is ‘Let Love Be’ by Chelsea Lankes. licensed through www.themusicbed.com

We don’t offer photography – but we do use Canon 5D Mark II cameras which is certainly a professional stills camera.  Paige and Mike asked us if we would take a few photos for them and Emily was excited about the challenge.  While it was fun – and we did get a few nice shots – we are going to stick to what we know ;)  For fun though – here’s a few of what Emily came up with:

And here’s a few more from a little later on in the day:

Thank you so much to the entire Davies/Leeder & Pridding families and all of the friends who came for not only having us along for the wedding but for taking us in and truly making us feel like part of the group!

We always love your comments on the blog below!

  • Erin Pridding - Thank you Andrew and Emily, felt like I was there again, but with a different soundtrack. What a wonderful teaser of a video. We were very happy to have you both there as well.

  • Aron Goss - Awesome job you two, as always. Was fun to see the resort again, wish our timing was better and spent the week with you instead.

Emily & Charlie got married at the Boulevard Club on Toronto’s waterfront. In a short and sweet ceremony later in the afternoon, they exchanged their vows and made it official. The games played in the morning (a chinese wedding tradition) were hilarious – there are a few shots that we actually pulled because things got a little bit carried away with a banana!  One of the things we noticed right away was just how gorgeous Emily’s smile is:

 

After Charlie officially ‘won’ the right to marry Emily, it was time for some photos. We were so excited to work with Lisa Mark and her new husband Justin. They were so fun and amazing to work with! Their photos were incredible too! I saw a few shots through the back of Lisa’s camera and let’s just say – Charlie and Emily will be thrilled once their photos are ready! Here’s a quick frame grab from the photoshoot in an elevator!

Anyways – i’m rambling now. We had an amazing day and here is the Same Day Edit wedding film we made for Charlie and Emily:

Thank you so much for having us guys!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Music is ‘America’ by Imagine Dragons licensed by The Music Bed

  • Brianna Phelan - This makes my heart happy :)

  • Charlie and Emily - Hey Andrew and Emily, we LOVE our Same Day Edit. Lots of people have told us how impressed they were with the film. Thanks! You guys are awesome! Can’t wait to meet up and see the “banned” footage! See you soon!

Ahhh CeCe & Minh… We love you guys. We have been looking forward to this wedding for months! Here’s the Same Day Edit..

CeCe and Minh got married at Trinity Chapel on the campus of U of T. I must admit I was nervous about their ceremony because of all of the stories i’ve heard about other photographers and videographers being kicked out of the church mid-ceremony! After a quick chat with Cliff (who runs the show), we had our instructions and followed them;)

Their reception at the new Thompson Hotel was amazing. I believe it is my new favourite reception venue. The place has style. It’s modern and clean and the staff are on the ball. The food here was incredible – quite possibly the best wedding food we’ve had this year! You should see the roof top infinity pool. It’s breath-taking. Thanks to Nick and his team for the incredible job they did.

It was amazing to work with Joee Wong and his team Chris and Therese! We’ve been looking forward to working with Joee for a long time – he’s an awesome guy and we hope to see you again real soon! Check out a few of the photos here: http://bit.ly/cece_minh

Music in this Same day edit is ‘Lost at Sea’ by the band Hope Atlantic. Buy the song here.

We thought we’d try something new by posting a few screen grabs for fun. Let us know what you think! We love your comments!

Thanks Cece & Minh for having us! We had an amazing day!!

  • Robyn Chew - you guys so rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love your work:) So beautiful

  • Therese - wow! pretty awesome to work with you for this day! I LOVE watching SDE :) this one especially had a lot of emotions captured throughout the day! Keep it up! :)

  • Michelle - I love her brides maid dresses. Is there anyone that can tell me where she got them.

  • Andrew Sorlie - Hey Michelle – I wish we could help – but I’m not sure where the dresses are from…

Shane & Deanne got married at the historic Windermere House on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka.  We loved spending the day with Shane and Deanne and their son Liam! Check out the Same Day Edit that we put together for Shane & Deanne!

It was a perfect day and we were happy to have Nat Caron of Nat Caron Photography along for the wedding.  It was also great to have Aaron Sickle of Tier Delight Cakes on hand to deliver and set up his mouthwatering cake. Emily used to work with Aaron and his cakes taste amazing!! Emily actually helped Aaron on an episode of Cake Walk on the Slice Network which aired last week.

Thanks for having us to film your wedding, Shane and Deanne! We had a great time!

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deanne - Words cannot describe the meaning this film has towards us. We were blown away in the beginning when we saw your work in other wedding films but when it came time for our film to be done we were lost for words on how much meaning our film is and unique it was and how each film you both filmed are truly unique and have their own style. We still cannot believe all the details you captured in our film. We can’t wait to look back on our anniversary and many years down the road.

    As for all you other engaged couples who might be watching our film this is what I have to say. If your wondering and questioning if you should bother to put in your budget to have honey and dear as a part of your wedding then you will highly live in regret if you don’t. What Andrew and Emily do is truly magical and unique and will leave your guest speaking for months.Other “videographers” don’t compare to Andrew and Emily as with their films you will watch once and them take the DVD out and place on your shelf to gather dust and to never be brought out again. Instead, you should put your money towards a film and not just a video that is truly artistic and you will find yourself watching it over again and again and in many years to come. In the end the saying goes that when you walk away from your wedding you only have your pictures BUT with honey and dear you can have more than pictures but a film that truly takes you back to your day as they capture each individual memory of that day.

Ashlee and Jack got married on her family farm this past weekend. Family Farm is probably not the best way to describe it. Ashlee’s family breeds 50-60 horses per year and they race in major competitions across North America. Their wedding was a childhood dream for Ashlee. Her father pleaded with her to have her wedding anywhere else (according to her mom). Her father tried to scare her by the amount of work it would take to turn their massive horse stadium into a perfect wedding venue. All of the cleaning and the hassles and the smells. But Ashlee wanted to get married in a place that was home.

It was also a huge amount of pressure on us as Jack is a well-connected assistant director and has worked on dozens of major motion pictures. It’s one thing to to film a wedding – but to film a wedding of an individual who tells Robert Pattinson or Paul Giamatti where to be and when – well – let’s just say the pressure was on to impress:)

This was a first for us. Ashlee wanted to have her video played at the same time she and her new groom had their first dance. At first – I was opposed to the idea. For us as filmmakers – one of the biggest rewards we get is the opportunity to show our couple their Same Day Edit with them sitting front and centre. In this scenario – Ashlee and Jack would be dancing with each other and probably missing half of the film. I also thought guests would throw things at me for playing the edit while the dance was going on (that didn’t end up happening!)

After a bit of resistance on my end, we decided to go ahead with it. Their first song was Lover Lay Down by The Dave Matthews Band. It’s not a typical Honey & Dear song choice – but it works. The end result was very special and we loved it. The guests gathered round the dance floor and took everything in and it was perfect.

Ashlee looked stunning in her custom made wedding gown by Kim of Valencienne. We’re really excited to share a video we’ve been working on with Kim a little later this year.

It was an incredible effort down to the last minute to get this wedding ready. A big thank you to Stephanie Gareri from Do This Do That (and her assistant Elisa).

We enjoyed working with Zack and Rudo from Mango Studios for the first time.

Also – congratulations to the Brnjas family whose horse won first place in a Stakes race about an hour before the ceremony!

Kim & Derren got married at Millcroft Inn in Caledon, Ontario. Derren loves the ‘mushy stuff’. Kim hates it. So – we decided to put a bit of both in their Same Day Edit. Their ceremony was held in a beautiful riverside garden on the 100 acre property. An intimate dinner followed with 30 or so of Kim & Derren’s closest family and friends.

I personally loved being able to film the guys playing some ball hockey before the ceremony. It was a good way to blow off some steam and keep everyone loose.

It was a real treat for us to be able to spend the day with our pal Taylor Jackson who is an incredible photographer who we love working with.

The music in this piece is ‘Animal’ by the band Neon Trees – Buy the song here

After we packed up – we had a tasty piece of cake from Kim’s sister Lori who is the amazingly talented Caketress

Check out their Love Story Engagement Film too –

Thank you so much for having us Kim & Derren!

  • Jessica - Love the Habs jersey and the game of shinny before the wedding!!

Beverly & Buki Ayeni got married in Toronto at St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church. After an amazing Nigerian ‘Yoruba’ Engagement Party Friday Night which signified the welcoming of Buki by Beverly’s parents into their family as well as the celebration of their marriage, they had a traditional ceremony on Saturday followed by their reception at the Westin Prince.

We loved the amazing mixture of culture in this wedding. I’ve never seen so much purple. It was so cool to see how the cultures of Nigeria and Jamaica came together mixed in with a bit of British tradition.  Their ceremony had readings in english and in ‘èdè Yorùbá’ which is one of the 521 languages spoken in Nigeria (it’s the widest used language in West Africa (thank you Wikipedia)).

Take a look at the Same Day Edit we made for them.

It was so fun to work with out new friend Tara McMullen who took some photos.

We also loved the music from this Same Day Edit. It’s by Luke Huch. The Song is titled Hearts Unfailing and it was our first time using the website TheMusicBed.com which allows us to license independent music for our wedding films.  Pretty cool!

  • Tara McMullen - You guys rocked! Such a treat to work with you two, and will be seeing you again soon I think :)

  • Labo - A lovely blend of all three cultures. The “aso-ebi” fabrics were simply exquisite.

  • Luke Huch - thanks for choosing Hearts Unfailing for your video. I just watched your video and man…. I was blown away! It was so beautiful. I jumped out of bed and showed my wife and she LOVED it too! Its probably the best wedding video I’ve ever seen. The shots were so cinematic and what a gorgeous couple. I loved all the culture. I’ve known many many africans over the years and there traditions are stunning visually. I’ve been a lot of places but haven’t yet come to Canada, but i’d love to. Im hoping my music will take me there this year. Thanks again for sharing and for contacting me. I really enjoyed your work. Of course because my music was on it, but even more so because someone I’ve never met was able to exemplify so clearly the heart and message of the song in the tail of love and marriage. What a beautiful Wedding documented so tastefully, stylishly and brilliantly. Just brilliant! And what a lovely website you have. I’ll be blogging this one. Cheers my friend.

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Alan & Kristine are really cool. I wouldn’t normally point something like that out – but when Alan first emailed us over a year ago – we were really excited to learn that he is a lead designer for an amazing company called Umbra. If you haven’t seen Umbra stuff – you probably are somewhere in the arctic tundra (which rhymes with Umbra – just saying). Anyways – we first met Alan and Kristine in the mega showroom on Queen Street in Toronto and we’ve been excited for their wedding since then.

Their wedding was intended to take place at the top of Blue Mountain in Collingwood, Ontario. The rain decided to come. We were all watching our iphone radar apps to see if there was any good news – but nothing good was coming. So – the ceremony got moved inside and the day went ahead according to the rest of the plan. Here’s the Same Day Edit we made for Alan & Kristine. We hope you like it.

It was really great to spend the day with Ryan and Erika from Rowell Photography. It was exciting to see Ryan fly his toy helicopter in the back room while I was editing. A bit of a distraction – but well worth it;)I totally want one of those now.

Music in this Same Day Edit is ‘The Heart is Hard to Find’ by one of my favourites – Jimmy Eat World. Buy the song here

Thanks very much Alan & Kristine for having us. Also thank you for making the day amazingly relaxed and laid back. Some people would be stressed about the rain but you guys just made it no big deal at all and that was awesome.

Have fun on your honeymoon and we’ll see you soon.

  • Kristine & Alan - Blue Mountain Wedding, ON - Rowell Photography - Wedding - [...] We also had the pleasure of working with our very good friends Emily & Andrew Sorlie of Honey and Dear. Check our Alan & Kristine’s wedding video here. [...]

  • Shelly Nicolle - wow…what a fantastic job you did on this video for my daughter and her wonderful husband…I will continue to look at this video and cry with tears of happiness knowing that they both found their soul mates. thank you

  • Steph & Ryan – Same Day Edit Wedding Film – Ajax, ON » Honey & Dear - […] be how it all started. Emma Griffith, who is related to our dear friends and former H&D couple Alan & Kristine Wisniewski, contacted us back in June telling us that she wanted her best-friend Stephanie to have a film made […]

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We met Minh & Mark (and Jovie!) at the Wedding Co. Show this past January at the Carlu. As a side note – we’re signed up again for the show which is going to be amazing – but enough about us!

One of the first things I noticed about Mark was that he in fact was at a wedding show. It’s quite rare for guys to come to these things and as a guy who attended a fare share of them during my engagement – I could appreciate the devotion Mark had to Minh.

This was a very special wedding. Mark’s brother and best friend passed away from cancer not a year ago. He was supposed to be Mark’s best man. There was so much emotion on this day. Mark had a photo of his brother and it stayed close to him all day and night. Take a look at the Same Day Edit wedding film we made for these guys.

Guys, we want to thank you so much for having us film your wedding. And we’d also totally like to have a Cineplex date with you when you get back from your Honeymoon!

The music in this Same Day Edit wedding film is by a personal friend of ours: Marcel Preston. His band, Sky Terminal recently released their debut album and it is incredible. We’ve been saving this song for just the right couple and we couldn’t be happier using it for Minh & Mark. Buy the song ‘Tonight’ -from the album Don’t Close Your Eyes. Also check out their website – www.skyterminal.net

It was amazing working with the two Kevins (Kevin Lam & Kevin Fung) who did the photography.

The venue was the modern castle Paramount in Vaughan which was really cool.

I also have to say it is rare that I thoroughly enjoy working with a DJ company – but last night working with Chris and his team from S4 Sound Sensations was a true pleasure. They are a big company so make sure you ask for Chris.

Last but not least – a big thank you to Jovie Padua of Jovial Events. This girl knows how to put on a great party – and she did it with a 4-month old in tow! Amazing job Jovie!

  • Chris - Wow! Very special work.

  • Sue Vuong - You guys are amazing. I could keep watching this video over and over again…actually I have been. Thank you for capturing my sister and brother’s wedding. Fantastic job.

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  • Jovie Padua - One word….”AMAZING””!!!

  • Jovie Padua - Wait, I guess I have more words. LOL – I didn`t get to see the whole ceremony since I was standing in the back, so when I saw the SDE at the reception I started bawling. I`m so glad you guys were there to capture this moment, not just for them, but for all of us. Thank you!!

  • Jean p - Amazing work!! I loved the video and all the pictures. I will definitely recommend you to friends and family!!

  • Jenn Ebuenga-Smith - I LOVE everything you did! I can’t believe that you were able to get the SDE together for the reception. I’m happy you did. It was a beautiful surprise.

  • Ha - Thank you so much for being able to capture the essence of Minh & Mark’s special day. When you showed the same day edit at the end of the night, it blew me away on how I can relive that day in just a few short minutes all over again. Great work!

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