Is it just me, or is Travis the doppelgänger (dop·pel·gäng·er: someone who looks like someone else) of Noel from Felicity?! OMG, Felicity was (and still is) one of my favourite television shows on earth, so when I saw Travis for the first time, I couldn’t help but do a double take! Someone else has to see this – am I right??
COUPLE and WEDDING PARTY: Nicole and Travis are accountants that know how to have FUN! All throughout the day – from the photoshoot to the ceremony, and to the dancing – these two were fooling around with their wedding party and were full of unexpected ‘LOL’ surprises. The ceremony was amazing and heartfelt, but also provided the right amount of moments for laughter and giggles! I’m sure Nicole was glad to have Travis’ tissues on hand for her vows. And Travis, you gotta look at your bride when you’re giving her the ring! Haha! The wedding party was also incredibly fun and up for anything. The groomsmens’ idea of doing their ‘gentlemen’s walk’ was absolutely hilarious and certainly something we have never seen before as wedding videographers. The MCs, who were also a part of the wedding party, were extremely helpful as well – giving us the heads up when speeches and dances were happening etc. A big thanks to you guys, we couldn’t have done it without you!
VENUE: The wedding was held at Atlantis Pavilions right by the water in downtown Toronto. This venue has 4 different rooms to choose from based on the number of guests you have. Nicole and Travis’ wedding was held in the Trillium Ballroom which has a capacity of 200 people. It also has a private cocktail area that is curtained off to the actual reception space so last minute set up can happen while drinks are being served. Main attractions are the floor to ceiling windows all along the back wall giving you and your guests an amazing view of the city skyline. Another big plus is that you get to take pictures on the rooftop while getting fresh air and amazing views up top. You may have to plan ahead in terms of your seating plan though, as the room is configured in V shape (with tables on two different levels) which isn’t the standard shape for a wedding space. When you do your viewing of the space, have a think about the ideal place for your head table and your podium, making sure it works best for you and your guests. Keep in mind too that lighting might need to be turned up for the speeches, as some of the speakers had trouble reading what was on their notes! Talk to the venue coordinator about all of the above!
PHOTOSHOOT and PHOTOGRAPHERS: We got so much great footage from the photoshoot, that we probably used almost every clip in the wedding video! We went to the distillery district for some fun shots of the couple and their whole bridal party. We worked as a group to come up with loads of different ideas that just worked with everyone’s personalities – as I mentioned above, they were up for anything! Throwing not only the groom in the air but the bride was the highlight of our day! With Nicole’s lovely full-skirted dress, it made that shot even more memorable – thank you Nicole, for being such a great sport! The distillery district was perfect for this portion of the day as it gave us and the photographers (Engaging Images) a variety of backgrounds to work with. We had a great time working alongside Lew and Carmela, another husband and wife team, as they were full of fun and energy. That energy certainly rubbed off on everyone involved, including us, so we were thankful to be working with such positive people!
HORA DANCE: This hora dance was certainly one of the most energetic hora dances we have witnessed! I almost got a bit dizzy filming all the spinning that was going around in every which direction! The groom almost lost his watch in the middle of it all LOL! I know it was all worth it though because everyone had giant smiles fixed on their faces the entire time. That’s what all couples want at their wedding…your guests having an absolute blast (and we could tell that everyone was having a blast at Nicole and Travis’ shindig!).
MUSIC: We decided to go with Kiss Me Slowly by Parachute for this highlight video. Somehow this song just fit! Especially with the lyrics pertaining to the city lights which were such a prominent feature in Nicole and Travis’ wedding at the Atlantis Pavilions. When I first heard this song, I fell in love. I knew that with the right couple, we would do both the wedding cinematography and this beautiful song justice.
A huge thank you to Nicole and Travis for choosing us to be their wedding videographers! Enjoy married life you two and plenty of more happy years to come!
Until the next post,
ADDITIONAL VENDOR DETAILS:
Wedding Dress: Dress by Allure – purchased at Ritche Bridal
Make up: Coralie D’Souza
Hair: Alyssa Caron
Shoes: Le Chateau
Bridesmaids’s dresses: David’s Bridal
Candy Buffet: made by Nicole and Travis
Cake: Cakes by Robert (Nut Free Bakery)
Jewellery: Ritche Bridal
Groom suit: Custom Made at Bay and Queen Street (in Toronto)
Groomsmens’ suits: Tuxedo Royale
Flowers (bouquet/boutonnieres): Broadview Flower Market
Centerpieces: made by Nicole and Travis
Band: After Midnight
Published on HenjoFilms: Wedding Videography Toronto / Toronto Wedding Videographer