We first met Tara and Josh at a wedding we were filming earlier this year – Patrick + Kathy. They were both part of the wedding party, but we had no idea they were engaged at the time. We soon found out when Tara’s older sister, Tanya, contacted us about our wedding videography services. She informed us that she and the rest of her family wanted to pull together and book us as a wedding gift to the couple. This situation was a first for us and we were blown away by how generous and thoughtful Tara’s family were. We are extremely happy that Tara and Josh now have all of their wedding memories captured so they can re-live their big day any time they want. We were so happy to be a part of this epic occasion, and are incredibly grateful that they all trusted in us to do the job.
Now onto the wedding day! Both wedding ceremonies and the reception were all held in one location – Ascott Parc Event Centre. We always think it’s a great idea to have everything held in one place, that way you have more time with the people that matter and less time on the road. It’s not always possible to do it this way, for example – ceremonies held in a church etc. but when you have the chance to do everything in one location, we think it’s a great decision. The venue itself had a lot to offer, including different spaces to hold different parts of your event. After watching the highlight film it’s pretty hard to imagine the whole day unfolded all in one place, including the outfit change between ceremonies.
In terms of songs for the highlight video, we got a few suggestions from the couple, including 90s hip hop (and more specifically, the group, A Tribe called Quest). We love when we get suggestions that are outside the box, as it allows us to do something different and produce something unique! Ok, so the first song, Carmen Habanera by Georges Bizet, we’ve always wanted to use somewhere in a video. It fit the charm and light-hearted nature of events (bartering) that happened during the first ceremony at Tara and Josh’s wedding. The uncles had a great time negotiating with each other, and all the guests had a great time watching the show! We knew we wanted to kick off the video with that and the song we felt enhanced the intro! The lyrics of the second song, The One by Kodaline, suited the couple’s story to a tee and the melody just felt right supporting the first part of the video. The last song, was where A Tribe called Quest entered the scene. We used their song, Can I Kick It, and it just worked amazingly with the last half of the video.
On a last note, Tara’s sister was the one that mentioned that beautiful quote we used, in her speech. It was by John Lennon and it lined up perfectly as the end to their video.
A huge thank you to Tara and Josh for being so easy to work with! It was really cool for us to film this wedding as we knew quite a few of the guests in attendance, and it was really nice to see familiar faces throughout the day. Those guests included a couple we will be filming next year in 2017, so watch out for that!
Nuthing but luv,
ADDITIONAL WEDDING and VENDOR DETAILS:
Hair: Hair by Tammy Cho
Makeup: Make Up by Judy Lim
Photographers: Kimon Kaketsis Photography
Wedding dress 1: Bride’s mother’s Saree
Wedding dress 2: Maggie Sottero (Mary Anne in Blush)
Groom suit: ESCO
Cake: I Do! Wedding Cakes
Published on HenjoFilms: Wedding Cinematography Toronto / Toronto Wedding Videography