There is something truly special about Jason and Chantelle’s relationship – it is a love that you can just feel once you step inside a room with the two of them! They were so incredibly kind and genuine from the very first time we met them, and we could see throughout the wedding day how much they are loved by their family and friends.
We have to mention that the atmosphere could only be described as electric during the reception! There was so much cheering, hollering, applauding, and response from the crowd that the the fun and excitement levels went up by about 10 notches! Kudos to all the guests for getting into every activity and just adding so much energy to the night! I can seriously understand why TV sitcoms have laughing tracks – when a crowd gets involved, it just creates more buzz! The entrances were particularly entertaining to watch and I’m sure the crowd appreciated all the effort and thought put into making those entrances a perfect opener to what was an amazing night!
SPEECHES: One of the reasons the night went so well was due to the speeches. From thoughtful to funny to downright moving, we were all on one big emotional roller coaster ride! I have to say that both Jason and Chantelle’s dads cracked me up the most! Both of them just hit the right notes to make everyone in the audience bowl over with laughter. There is truly something special about embarrassing your son on his wedding day with artwork and poems from elementary school LOL! There were so many bits from ALL the speeches that I wanted to use in the video, but alas, I could only fit in what I did! As a video editor, it’s a good problem to have – I was spoiled with choice!
FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE: The special bond between father and daughter was completely evident on the wedding day. As Chantelle mentioned in her speech, her father has been through a tough year, so it made the wedding day that much more emotional for the both of them and their family. Once the father/daughter dance begun, I knew it was going to be one of those ‘I need to hold in the tears’ moments. I’ve welled up before behind the camera, but I seriously couldn’t hold back what was Niagara Falls rolling down my cheeks when filming this dance. I don’t even think it was the hormones – I think I would’ve been the same if I wasn’t pregnant! Such a moving moment that, even as a wedding videographer and not a guest, I will never forget!
PHOTOGRAPHER: We had such a great time working with Erin Blackwood from Erin Blackwood Photography. We have to say a huge thank you to her as she’s the person that put us in touch with this couple in the first place! She is fun, laid back, and just so easy to be around (plus, she has some awesome tattoos)! Love her romantic, whimsical, and edgy style – so talented! If you’re still looking for a photographer, check out her portfolio! We look forward to working with her again in the future!
VENUE: The wedding was held at Millennium Gardens Banquet Hall, the same place that John and Samantha’s wedding was held this year. Check out their blog post for info on this venue!
MUSIC: We’ve been waiting to use this song for a long time, it’s one of our favourites! John Legend’s You and I has such a fantastic beat, melody, and beautiful lyrics – just totally worked with this couple and the footage that we got.
It’s after filming weddings like this one that we feel so privileged to be doing what we’re doing. To be given the opportunity to share in such tender and intimate moments in a couple’s lives does not go over our heads – we really appreciate how much trust they need to put in us to capture their big day and to be involved in such a momentous occasion. Thank you Jason and Chantelle for allowing us to be a part of your special day. We hope we told your wedding story the way you would want it to be told to your future kids and grandkids!
Until the next post,
ADDITIONAL VENDOR DETAILS:
Wedding dress: Promises and Lace
Make up: The bride herself!
Hair: Zainab Nawab
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom Suit: Freeman Formals
Groomsmens’ suits: Freeman Formals
Cake: Irene’s Celebrity Cakes
Florist: Erin Mills Florist and Gifts