*PASSWORD FOR VIDEO: henjo
Batman cuff links. Check. Batman cake toppers. Check. Bat signal on cake. Check. Batman socks. Check. Batman capes on socks. Check. Someone really loves Batman.
John is your typical superhero, an all-around tough guy on the outside with a genuine heart of gold on the inside! He’s the perfect compliment to sweet and adorable Samantha, the two perfect adjectives for her! You seriously just want to scoop her up with a little spoon when she scrunches up her face and giggles. Although John might look intimidating at first, he’s actually the softy between the two! He’s not afraid to tear up and get emotional – which of course, is perfect for video. Man, his reaction to Sam walking down the aisle was one of the best – he couldn’t contain himeself! What a sweet moment, that we’re happy to have captured on film
Samantha is actually cousins with my brother-in-law Roger, who you may remember from some of our videos such as Nothing but a Cottage and a Family and Our Family Road Trip 2013 (you can watch them over here on our Henjo’s Films page). It was incredibly sweet that Samantha had us in mind to film her wedding day from the moment she got engaged. We’re so glad that everything worked out and we were able to document such a momentous occasion in her and John’s life!
VENUE: The couple held their wedding reception at Millennium Gardens in Brampton, a newly constructed banquet center that offers a capacity of 500 guests (with a space that can be split into 3 different rooms). Even though it’s new, the owners have been in the business for 11 years and is family-run, so there is the experience there. Since everything is new, expect better A/V equipment and unique offerings like interchangeable backdrops. The only issue that you might need to consider is the space for the cocktail hour. Since it’s quite narrow in size, you may need to fill your reception space earlier as larger guest counts probably all won’t fit into the cocktail hour space.
MUSIC: For the intro, we used I’m not a Hero (Dark Knight Soundtrack) by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard – a song we have been dying to use forever! This video was the perfect reason to include it, and we’re glad we finally got to hear this epic song in action! The main song we used was Best Friend by Jason Mraz – so many great love songs written and sung by this guy! It had a perfect little beat to it, and the lyrics are just perfect for the love story between Samantha and John! The last song used at the end was Anaconda by Nicki Minaj – it was a given when the bridal party broke out into this song and dance during the photo shoot!
GROOMSMENS’ SUITS: Didn’t the guys look sharp throughout the day and night? And how cool were their jackets during the entrances? They were actually inside/out jackets like the one seen on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! You know the one Will used to turn inside out for his days at the private school? SOOOO cool! The guys got them custom made at Luxury Plus Bespoke, so check them out if there’s something special/unique that you want to do suit-wise with your guys!
RECEPTION VIDEO: Being videographers ourselves, we’re always looking to watch other innovative videos to get the creative juices continually flowing. John and all of his groomsmen came together to act in what we thought was a hilarious video for their wedding guests (certainly our sense of humour!). Bravo to the guys for their serious acting chops! Joven Magpantay was the person behind the camera and we thought he did a fantastic job of getting some really cool shots that worked well with the music and the content itself. Although it’s 16 mins long, it entertained the guests throughout, so if you have the time, give it a watch!
These two really made our jobs easier by trusting in what we do and having the confidence in us to capture memories of a great day! We want to thank them for saying such kind words about us in their thank you speech as well – seriously made us blush! Wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness and lots of BatBabies!!!!
Until the next post,
ADDITIONAL VENDOR DETAILS:
Photography: Edmonds and McKinlay Photography
Wedding dress: Bridal Fashion Fraire
Make up: Charmartistry (Chewy)
Hair: Charmartistry (Christine)
Shoes: Nordstrom Online (Nina Shoes)
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Ebay (Note from Bride: $40 each!)
Groom Suit: custom made at Luxury Plus Bespoke
Cake: Just Temptations (Note from Bride: received an amazing deal at a bridal show)
Florist: Ester’s Floral Creations (family friend from church)
Centerpieces: made by mom – flowers purchased from Bouclair
DJ: Jaryd Gabison- akaJspitz (personal friend)
MC: Adian Pangilinan (personal friend)