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Alli & Roman had a stunning Gibson Centre Wedding in Alliston, Ontario. Here’s the Same Day Edit wedding film we created for them.

When we first met Alli & Roman, we instantly knew these two were perfect for each other. They are amazingly comfortable with each other. We love how much they love each other. Alli is the most down-to-earth bride we’ve ever met. We really loved getting to know them and their adorable pets!

It seems to be a bit of a pattern this wedding season that rain has been a part of the story. It absolutely poured from about 8:00am through until at least noon. Roman had plans to go fishing in the morning but that got shelved. Alli was quite safe and warm having her hair done – the rain didn’t bother her at all.

The rain finally stopped and the day went ahead as planned. A really cool part of the ceremony was a Russian tradition of bread and salt being presented from Roman’s mom where the one who took the biggest bite of the bread was officially in charge of the house-hold. Roman won by a healthy margin!

Thanks so much Alli and Roman for having us – we loved being there for you guys and we hope you’ll enjoy this film for years to come. P.s. – how were the midnight cheeseburgers?

We always love the treat of working with our pal Nat Caron who photographed the wedding and her amazing assistant Brent who provided the muscle! This was our first wedding with our brand new 10′ x 6′ portable screen for showing the Same Day Edits. I have to admit – I was pretty impressed with how it looked!

The music in this Same Day Edit is Weighty Ghost – Wintersleep

  • Roman - Absolutely amazing how in three minutes you have managed to capture a poetic “coles notes” take on the day that brings tears of emotion to my eyes with every viewing. I know many people in many different occupations, but you Andrew and Emily, top a short list of those who have truly found their calling. You are instinctually always at the right place at the right time

Actually getting together in person with Zoe and Tim proved to be a bit of a comedy of errors. They were planning a wedding in Barrie remotely from Montreal and whether it was a snowstorm or conflicting schedules – we ended up having to reschedule more than once!

We finally met Zoe and Tim for Thai food followed by some of the best stand up comedy we’ve ever experienced a few months ago! Our friend Nat Caron who photographed their wedding joined us for the comedy night. Tim, a touring comedian was the host for a Yuk Yuks comedy tour which as he explained is a job reserved for the truly experienced comedians because they have to warm up the crowd and keep the night going. Zoe is in the background of the comedy world – producing and scouting new comedians for the Just For Laughs festival among other things.

Zoe & Tim got married exactly the way they wanted to. It happened to be perfectly planned down to the breadstick but at the same time nothing about this wedding was about being on schedule. Zoe didn’t walk down an aisle. Tim didn’t wait to see his bride. The both woke up together and spent their wedding day side by side.

In the company of friends and family, Zoe and Tim gathered everyone together at the foot of the pond and said ‘let’s get married’. We had an amazing time with them and here’s a little teaser of the day.

Thank you guys for having us – we had such an amazing time spending your wedding day with you!

Music – Guster – ‘This Could All Be Yours’ – Buy their music here

Also – one last thing – this wedding wouldn’t have been the same without the fine melodies from Josh Cockerill and his band. They were incredible and their CD is amazing. Check them out here

  • Zoe Rabnett - YAY! Thanks so much you guys – we LOVE this! We have no idea how you did it – we have no memory of you guys being in some of the places that you obviously must have been. You´re stealthy and awesome – we can´t wait to see the rest!! Big hugs and many thanks! xo Zoe & Tim

  • Cameron Fraser - That is a terrific little film. Looking forward to the big film.

  • Cameron Fraser - This is a great little film. It, very much, captures the day. I’m looking forward to the director’s cut and, perhaps, some commentary from Zoe and Tim.

  • Marissa - Beautiful film, can I ask where in Barrie it was shot? Private or Public space?

  • Andrew Sorlie - Hey Marissa! Thanks! This Wedding was at a private family property in midhurst. I’m quite certain it’s not available as a venue… :( too bad because it’s stunning!

    We do know of a similar place- email us at hello@honeyanddear.com

Laura & Cris are really awesome people. We first met them in October and we fell in love with them when Cris told us he’d rather just have a great wedding film than traditional wedding photography if he had to choose. Don’t get me wrong – we love wedding photography when it’s done well – but it was nice to know how much Cris valued the quality of our work and honestly just made us feel nice! We were able to connect Laura and Cris with our friend Michael Steingard for photography who did an amazing job photographing their wedding.

It was clear to us how much family meant to Laura and Cris. There was a lot of family in town for the wedding including some from Italy. Their Catholic Mass wedding ceremony took place St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in Scarborough with a beautiful traditional Italian reception following at The Venetian Banquet Hall. The rain made things interesting with an un-planned trip to Wal-Mart to buy some matching umbrellas.

Take a look at this Same Day Edit highlight film that we shot, edited and presented at their reception on 4 giant screens!

Thank you Laura & Cris for having us at your wedding. We loved spending the day with you and your family and we hope you guys enjoy your honeymoon in St. Lucia!

You can purchase the music featured in this Same Day Edit – My Darling – Life In Letters (Bonus Track Version) by Lucy Schwartz.

It has been a great month for your friends at Honey & Dear.

We recently announced that we are now fully booked for 2011 with 25 amazing couples – three of who’s weddings we’ve already had the pleasure of filming.  Our next wedding is just days away and we’re so excited for that!

Another very exciting piece of news is that we have a new team member – Amanda Zummach!  She will be joining us at weddings as a Junior Cinematographer.  She’s pretty awesome. We love her and I’m sure you will too!

We had the pleasure of exhibiting at the Wedding Co. Spring Wedding Show at the Drake Hotel in Downtown Toronto.  The show was a great success and we met some really great people including some amazing jewelry designers who will definitely be telling you more about down the road.  Take a look at this video we created for a taste of the event!


And to close this little update, I wanted to share a note we just got from our friends AJ & Greg who were married last October: “Emily and Andrew, We  are forever grateful for all of your hard work and dedication towards  the two of us and our special day. Your film and beautiful presentation  will forever be a keepsake in our home and a sentiment of the love we  have for each other. A million thanks you’s. Your friends, Greg and AJ”.

We say it to everyone we meet. We started this business with by filming friends’ weddings and it’s our goal to continue to do that as many times as possible.  We aren’t satisfied with the traditional ‘vendor/client’ roles that are somewhat typical in the wedding world. We’ve always been about skipping past that and developing friendships and that for me anyways is my favourite part about Honey & Dear.

Thanks for reading.

We filmed this Same Day Edit (technically a same-two-day-edit) in Singapore on February 26 & 27th.  Jocelyn & Michel are two very sweet people who are truly in love.

Jocelyn is very laid back – kind of like Andrew that way! She has a gorgeous smile and is simply beautiful.  Michel is more reserved and when you see him crack a smile – you know he’s got to be happy about something!

Jocelyn & Michel got married at their church in Singapore and had their reception the following day at the Four Seasons in Singapore.  The room was so meticulously designed and the food was out of this world.  Andrew (not a seafood eater) even tried Scallops using Chopsticks!  I’m very proud of him!

We hope you enjoyed having us you guys – we loved traveling to Singapore to spend your wedding with you. I think we can both agree that Singapore is our new favourite city.

Photography: www.DaveandCharlotte.com
Venue: www.fourseasons.com/singapore
Music: ‘Sing’ by Sounds Under Radio – Buy their music here:

For more information about Honey & Dear or to contact us – click www.honeyanddear.com/contact

  • Hayley Ruskin - I recently got married this past July, and can honestly say that I wish I had known about you guys!!! Your video are so unique and amazing. I’ve spent the better part of my morning browsing through all of them and love them!!

    Hayley :)

  • Ewan Phelan - Really liked that guys! Very beautiful! Glad you are home safe. Can’t wait to see you again!

  • Johanne Guignard - Andrew & Emily, your work is simply amazing!

Wedding Photographers Dave & Charlotte flew around the world from Toronto, Canada to Perth, Western Australia – widely regarded as the World’s most isolated city – in order to start a new life together.

This is a taste of their wedding day…

For those who have seen our previous wedding films, you know by now that we create Same Day Edit wedding films and have them ready to show at your reception on the big screen.  Dave & Charlotte have worked with us on enough weddings and have seen the immense amount of effort we put into each Same Day Edit and how little of the wedding we actually end up enjoying to know that they didn’t want us to do a Same Day Edit – but that they wanted us to be their for the wedding as friends and to get this edit done later in the week.  We were so happy to be able to take in the details of this wedding that were planned meticulously by Charlotte along with her trusted wedding planner Crystal Adair-Benning from Distinct Occasions.

Our new friends- husband and wife photographers Ewan & Brianna Phelan of Last Forty Percent also made the round-the-world trek for Dave & Charlotte’s wedding and it was so great to spend time with them here.   We can’t wait to see the work of art that they have created both from the wedding day and the rest of their trip.

The reception was held at the absolutely wonderful Barchetta.  The view alone was priceless but add the exceptional food and service – it’s the best place we’ve eaten at in Australia.

The music in this highlight film is the song ‘Hope a Little Harder’ by Amy Kuney – Buy her music here.


  • Jessica Blaine Smith - Absolutely stunning. Gorgeous gorgeous. This totally made me cry. Congrats Dave & Charlotte! You two are so lovely.

  • Emma - I cried so hard it hurt! Amazing job guys. From some one who really wanted to be there…..but couldn’t. You made me feel like I didn’t miss a thing!Congratulations to D&C. And once again AMAZING JOB!

  • Lori - Amazing! I was shedding a few happy tears watching this. Congrats Dave and Charlotte.

  • Chris Mallet - AMAZING work guys!!! I think knowing them made it even better, you guys rock!

  • Lee Anne - This is the first wedding video that’s ever made me cry. Stunning, wonderful, gorgeous! Congrats Dave & Charlotte, Charlotte you were beautiful!

  • Rachel Peters - Soooo Beautiful!

  • johanne - Wow! This is SO beautiful! You did an amazing job Andrew & Emily!!

  • Taylor Jackson - Love this so much. 2 of the best people in the world being filmed by 2 of the best people in the world while also being photographed by 2 of the best people in the world.

  • John Dang - Amazing work capturing a truely memorable day!! Congratulationsto Charlotte and Dave! Wish you all the best!

    John Dang

  • Corina Van Sluytman - That was so gorgeous and emotional! Congratulations!

  • Flirt Photography / Amelia Thornton - <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 and I second what Taylor and Emma said. This was just fantastic and guys…it meant so much to me to see it since I couldn't be there in person. THANK YOU for an excellent job and for sharing. To Dave & Charlotte…my heartfelt congratulations on a spectacular wedding and your ongoing adventure.

  • Brianna and Ewan Phelan - Much love Emily and Andrew, you guys rocked it. This made us smile watching it in the airport. Congratulations again Dave and Charlotte!!

  • Wendy MacCrimmon - Oh my gosh, you guys did such a fabulous job! I could watch it again, and again. Beautiful!

  • Natalie Flatt - Wow! I knew I was going to cry when I watched this video, but man, the tears were streaming! What a beautiful video. Beautiful vows, beautiful location, beautiful bride. We are so happy for you. Congratulations.

  • Kris M - Kick-ass guys…You know how to do it right…!

  • Mez - Felt like I was there… thanks so much for capturing the moments! It looked like such a day filled with love and enjoyment for each other… Congratulations again Dave and Charlotte. Lots of love…Mez

  • Natasha & Kester Washington - Awww, guys this totally made me cry! Beautiful & touching. We wish so much that we could have been there in person. Thanks for sharing this so we can feel – even a little bit – that we were!

  • Tricia & Kris - Wow you guys this video is simply beautiful. You guys are amazing! We will get together when you are back in Canada. Enjoy the rest of your time in Oz.

  • Jennifer Ballard - Absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful wedding! Congrats Dave and Charlotte! Amazing film Andrew and Emily!

  • Dave & Val - You guys are amazing!!! We always check your site for new updates. LOVE IT. Hope you are having a great vacation and we can’t wait for you to film our wedding :)

  • Dave and Valerie - You guys are amazing! We always check your site for new updates and we were blown away by this! Hope you had a wonderful time in Australia and we can’t wait for you guys to film our wedding :)

  • Leanna Gosse - Such a wonderful film of such a beautiful couple. Emily and Andrew, you consistently amaze me! All the best to Dave and Charlotte!

I have a bit of a thing for clouds.  I think they are incredible.  These are just a few iPhone 4 photos I’ve taken while we’ve been down under!

Sunset in Perth, Australia

There was a storm coming in during the photoshoot on Tuesday with Dave & Charlotte and Ewan & Brianna.

Storm Cloud brewing in Australia

This one’s the Perth Skyline on our way into the city.

Perth, WA Skyline

This is the Sunset that Dave & Charlotte get to watch from their balcony every night.

There’s some ships in the distance on their way to Fremantle which is the the port of Perth.

This last one is from Swan Valley – home to some of Australia’s finest vineyards.

  • Derek Lamoureux - Wow! Simply stunning views from such a beautiful country

We have been searching for a solution for proper delivery of High-Definition footage for a while now.  Up until now, we have only been able to create DVDs for our couples which are of course ‘Standard Definition’.  Basically, we film your wedding in HD and then use our computers to compress your film small enough so it will fit onto a regular DVD. The end result is a loss of quality which no one wants!  Some companies have started to offer Blu-Ray – but we’re just not satisfied with the quality of creating burned Blu-Ray discs right now anyway.  They look amazing when you buy them from a store – however – we find that they don’t look great when made using software that is available to independent companies such as ours (Hollywood keeps the good stuff!)

So enter one of our favourite companies: Apple.  The introduction of the new AppleTV has made it possible for us to provide you with your full wedding film in the beautiful HD format that it was filmed and edited in.

Honey & Dear now offers AppleTV

It’s very simple to use and as long as you have a Widescreen TV w/ an HDMI input (They pretty much all have HDMI now),  iTunes (which is free), a Wi-Fi network in your house (which most people have by now), an HDMI Cable (which we include).

From Apple.com – “All streaming. No hassle. Everything you want to watch — movies, TV shows, photos, and more — streams wirelessly to Apple TV. That way you don’t have to worry about managing storage or syncing to your iTunes library. HD movie and TV show rentals play over the Internet to your widescreen TV, while music and photos stream from your computer. Either way, all you have to do is click and play. Since Apple TV features a powerful A4 chip, it streams everything effortlessly, without frozen screens or stutters. Video looks crisp and clear. And just like watching a DVD, you can fast-forward through opening credits, pause for a popcorn break, or replay a hilarious scene until you memorize every line.  Setting up Apple TV is about as simple as it gets. Just plug the power cord into the wall and connect Apple TV to your widescreen TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately). Since everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV, that’s all you need. Well, that and a comfy couch.”

If we filmed your wedding in 2010, and you’ve already received your DVDs from us and would like to have this option, just give us a call – we’ll be able to go into our archive and provide this option to you.

If you have booked your wedding for 2011 and beyond, feel free to contact us and add this on to your order.  The HD Upgrade is $399.00 + tax and includes an AppleTV unit, an HDMI cable as well as the data disc that you’ll need to import to your iTunes library to be able to watch your Wedding Film!

The other thing that is pretty awesome is AppleTV also allows you to stream your entire iTunes library through your home theatre system.  You can also rent and buy movies through AppleTV instantly and it also works with Netflix which is pretty awesome too.  Emily and I watch too much Netflix.  Just saying.

  • Josh Muirhead - This is an excellent step forward guys.

    I was wondering if you where going to start to use the technology that Apple was putting out to better showcase your work. One thing that you forgot to mention, is after they have watched your video for the millionth time, the Apple TV does allow you to stream any videos you have on your iTunes account over to your TV, and use the now famous Netfilx.

    Now what happens if someone (say like myself) already has a Apple TV (I don’t by the way), what then would I need from you? I assume I still need the the data disc…Will you be making this feature available as well?

    Again, congrats on coming into 2011 with a big win, and now in HD!


  • admin - Hi Josh,

    It’s a great question for sure. If you already own an AppleTV – we would simply subtract the cost of the device itself. We’re pretty easy going that way


Toronto, ON – January 26, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Honey & Dear has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Cinematography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Honey & Dear stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Honey & Dear for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Honey & Dear is among the very best Wedding Cinematographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/honeyanddear.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

The Wedding Co Show has been amazing so far!  We have met some amazing couples so far and we’re looking forward to filming some great weddings in 2011 and 2012!  If you dropped by this weekend and spoke to us – feel free to Contact Us

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We’ll have a bit more of a thorough wrap up later.

  • Kristina - Hey Guys,

    It was great meeting you at the wedding show, talking with you both was definitely Mark and my favourite part of the show.

    I have been on your site all morning looking at videos and I went to show my mom (who has been trying to convince us to have a video done because her biggest regret is not having a video of hers) and she had already seen all of your videos before. She had looked them up and was already inlove with your work.

    Hope the rest of the show is great for you guys!

  • admin - Thanks so much Kristina! It was great to meet you too!