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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:

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  • 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.

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!

    Josh

  • 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

    Andrew

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

Honey And Dear Wedding Films
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!

Emily and I are very excited to announce a trip that we’ve been planning now for a few months.  We will be headed to the west coast of Australia for about 5 weeks – leaving Jan 30 and returning early March.  While we’re away, we’ll be filming a wedding of a couple of our best friends – Dave Biesse & Charlotte Leonard.  Their wedding is going to be absolute perfection and we’re so excited to be joined by our new friends Ewan and Brianna Phelan of LastFortyPercent who will be photographing Dave & Charlotte’s big day. We’re also excited to have tonnes of our friends from Toronto coming to help make the wedding perfect including our buddy Lori (The Caketress) Hutchinson.

The other piece of news is that we’ll be filming a wedding in Singapore on the same trip.  We are so excited to see this beautiful city in person.  People say its one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  Stay tuned for a Same Day Edit or two!

We will be at the Wedding Co Show on January 14-16th as well as the Estates of Sunnybrook open-house on January 22.  Both events will be amazing – come meet Emily and I and talk to us about your wedding plans!

As we write this note, it’s the day after boxing day and we’re going to be taking the week to re-charge and get ready for an amazing 2011.  We have 14 amazing couples lined up and we are looking for about 5-10 more couples to share their wedding with in 2011.  If you are one of those couples – get in touch with us as we would love to connect with you!

Happy New Year!

A few months before we got married I was speaking to one of my (married) bridesmaids while running through the oh so long lists of “done’s” and “to do’s” and I asked her if she had any regrets when her wedding was all said and done. She said their day was absolute perfection and her only regret was not having proper documentation of the day (as we all know how quickly the big day flies by). I immediately began scouring the internet for local videographers and after a few hours of searching (and hating every cheesy, home made style video on there) I came across a site that literally took my breath away. Honey & Dear had posted some “teasers” of wedding videos they had completed recently and they really were unlike anything else I had ever seen. The fact that complete stranger’s wedding videos could bring tears to my eye really made me realize how powerful these films are.

We were thrilled when we found out Andrew and Emily were available for our date and really and truly only have great things to say about our experiences with them. Before the wedding day we met with them to shoot a “Love Story” video, and were extremely impressed at how well these guys were able to put together our story having only met us a few times. The only way to describe it is to say that it was so “us”. It’s amazing the feeling you get when you see a reflection of yourselves in a way you’ve never seen before. I always knew that we were happy and that we belonged together, but seeing our relationship through someone else’s eyes (or camera lens) really allowed us to appreciate how lucky we are to have found eachother and how special our relationship really is.

On our wedding day Andrew and Emily were extremely professional, worked extraordinarily well with our photographer and other vendors, were flexible with times and blended in so well with the rest of our guests that you hardly would have noticed them (save the cameras they toted around all day :). When our band finished their first set Andrew and Emily set up a huge screen on the dance floor and showed both our “Love Story” video and our “Same Day Edit”. Everyone was blown away by both videos and I would not be exaggerating in saying that I think every single guest at the wedding spoke to us in one way or another (phone calls, facebook, texts, etc) expressing their love for the videos. The quality of the films is incomparable and the ability of Andrew and Emily to capture the “feel” of the day and put it together in such a beautiful compilation of clips is absolutely amazing.

Originally, we had not set aside money in our budget for a film, but once we saw what these two are capable of we made adjustments where we could and have absolutely no regrets. Our film (and our experience with Honey & Dear) was worth every penny and now looking back at everything that came together to make our day special, the film (and our photos) are our only vivid and tangible memories of a day that means so much to us.

Andrew and Emily – we would like to thank you for helping us give our guests a wedding to remember (so we’ve heard, lol), thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us, and thank you so very much for giving us a lasting memory of the joy of our day to share with our family and friends in the future.

Kim Culbert

Married Aug 7, 2010

Melissa & Jonathan Varella were married this past weekend. We made this Love Story Engagement Film for them and it was debuted at their reception. They actually used this video to introduce themselves at the reception. Their story is incredible and if you don’t cry when you watch this, well- you’ll probably cry so don’t worry about it!

For more information about having your own Love Story – contact us by clicking here!

Check out this video we made of Melissa & Jonathan’s son…

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