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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".

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!






  • October 13, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    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!

  • September 19, 2011 - 9:14 pm

    Brianna Phelan - Beautiful – much love guys!


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!

  • September 12, 2011 - 12:22 pm

    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!

  • August 30, 2011 - 3:23 pm

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

  • September 9, 2011 - 5:53 am

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

  • October 1, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    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.

  • February 5, 2013 - 1:35 am

    Maggie and Jamie – Wedding Highlight Film – A Fermenting Cellar Wedding – Distillery District – Toronto, ON » Honey & Dear - […] 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 […]


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.

  • September 20, 2011 - 9:01 am

    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. […]

  • September 28, 2011 - 7:48 am

    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

  • January 3, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    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 […]

  • May 26, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    Brandon & Claire – Wedding Highlight Film » Honey & Dear - […] 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 […]


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!

  • August 7, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    Chris - Wow! Very special work.

  • August 8, 2011 - 6:07 pm

    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.

  • August 8, 2011 - 7:50 pm

    Minh + Mark Wedding Sneak Peek | Kevin Lam Photography | Toronto Wedding Photographer & Destination Wedding Photography - […] Here is the same day edit film from our friends Honey & Dear of this amazing day: Minh & Mark Same Day Edit. […]

  • August 9, 2011 - 6:17 pm

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

  • August 9, 2011 - 6:19 pm

    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!!

  • August 10, 2011 - 9:57 pm

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

  • August 14, 2011 - 12:16 pm

    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.

  • August 22, 2011 - 11:44 pm

    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!


Sophie & Tim got married this past weekend in her parent’s backyard. It was a really sweet ceremony and we love how much Sophie and Tim love each other. Watch their Same Day Edit.

Music in this Same Day Edit is by the band Augustana “Just Stay Here Tonight”.

Also – take a look at their Love Story which is one of my favourites to date.

We had a blast working with our friend Rebecca Wood who took some pretty awesome photos!

Thank you so much Sophie and Tim for having us – we’ll see you soon!

  • August 3, 2011 - 4:22 pm

    Sophie - No, thank YOU Andrew and Emily for making our day so so special:)


Erin & Hussein got married on Canada Day, July 1, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario holding their ceremony at the historic Hart House at University of Toronto and their cocktail reception at the top of the Manulife Building at Panorama.

This is just a teaser of their Main Feature wedding film.

We had such a fantastic time spending the day with Erin & Hussein. Thanks guys for having us!

Music – Go On – Jack Johnson – Buy the song here

Special thanks to our friend Lee Weston who did an amazing job photographing their wedding! You can see her photos from the wedding here

Erin gets ready to marry Hussein

  • July 10, 2011 - 11:37 am

    Robyn Chew - Brilliant!! Awesome job guys:)

  • July 13, 2011 - 5:29 pm

    Erin & Hussein - Ahhhhh!!! We’re still on our honeymoon and just getting a chance to comment on this! We love it. Thank you so much. Your work speaks for itself. Incredible stuff. Hope San Fran was great! Much love, E & H


Valerie & David got married at On The Park, a hidden gem of a reception venue in the middle of Toronto. This is the Same Day Edit wedding film we made for them.

This was a big wedding for us – and there was a lot on the line because Valerie had told us numerous times that she had watched every single one of our videos to date and constantly refreshed her RSS to see when we would post new videos. We had to make sure when it was her turn that we didn’t disappoint!

We loved this wedding for so many reasons. The rich tradition in the Jewish wedding culture was fascinating and really inspiring. All of the men – including Drew & Andrew – had to wear Yamakas for the Bedecking and the Ceremony. That was a first and it was really cool to learn and be a part of it all.

The Hoorah was also a lot of fun – crazy energy – we had to kind of muscle our way into the crowd – but it was worth it!

Thank you so much to Sarah – the amazing wedding coordinator who kept the day moving ahead and really made our jobs easy!

We loved working with Marc from Crabtree Photography – crabtreephotography.com/​#

We hope you both enjoy this film as much as we enjoyed making it for you, Valerie & David. Thank you so much for having us – we loved every minute of it!


Whitney & James got married on a perfect afternoon in Alliston, Ontario. We made a Same Day Edit wedding film for them. Here it is!

Thanks so much for having us guys! It was great getting to know you and we look forward to more tasty pizza dates at our favourite wood fired pizza restaurant!