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Keir + Laura | Belcroft Estates | Bradford, ON

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Keir and Laura met all the way back in grade 8 at a youth dance, and have been completely in love ever since – how friggin’ adorable is that?  And as Keir said, as early as he can recall it was a foregone conclusion that they would eventually be married! And here we are today – these two lovebirds exchanged their vows and are now experiencing newlywed bliss!

We knew when we met these two that we were in for a great wedding. They told us of their love for vintage cars and how they’d incorporate that into the wedding (so unique to drive up in these cars for their ceremony entrances), the venue they chose is a venue we love to shoot at (check out Jos + Kerri’s wedding), it was an opportunity for us to go country (because they love country music!), and their genuine love for each other just jumps out at you (they are so darn adorable!). All these elements just came together to make one great video – and we happen to love the song as well. It was a song that the bride’s sister dedicated to Laura during the reception…not a dry eye in the house!

VENUE: As we mentioned, Belcroft Estates is a venue that we love to shoot at! Why? It’s charming, it’s quaint, and it’s just a stunning backdrop for all things video! One of the most appealing qualities is that you can do everything here! From getting ready, to the ceremony, to the photoshoot, and then to the reception – they have the perfect space for each event. We love the drive shed where the guys get ready – equipped with a pool table and a pinball table! Keeps the boys busy while the girls take their time to get ready!

PHOTOGRAPHER: We had a great time working with Nat Caron from Nat Caron Photography. Friendly and easy to work with – check out her stuff! She just had a baby a few months back, so we had a chance to gab about that over dinner! She was preparing me for what’s to come!

VIDEOSHOOT and WEDDING PARTY: We must say that this wedding party was FABULOUS!!! Everyone was up for ANYTHING! Riding bicycles, climbing trees, wheel barrel races…the sky was the limit! We want to thank the wedding party for being so open to our ideas, and providing their own – it was one of the most adventurous videoshoots we’ve done, that’s for sure!

FATHER/DAUGHTER and MOTHER/SON DANCE: Man, I was seriously fighting back the tears while filming this…there’s something about these dances that gets me so darn emotional! I swear it wasn’t just the pregnancy hormones! Seeing the glisten in Laura’s dad’s eyes and watching Laura’s mom tear up on the sidelines just got me all choked up. Then if that wasn’t enough, the love between mother and son just radiated off the dance floor to make me completely melt behind the camera! You could just feel the love in the atmosphere!

MUSIC: We had a few songs we were debating for this video, but Rascal Flatt’s My Wish just seemed to fit the bill perfectly for our vision. The song was brought to our attention at the reception where, as we mentioned, Laura’s sister dedicated it to the bride after her speech. The lyrics are so beautiful – we’re sure every person wishes the same things for each loved one in their lives. Also, I LOVE Rascal Flatts – there’s something about their songs that just gets me singing along at the top of my lungs. This song in particular was stuck in my head for ages! At the very end of the video, we also included the song, Point at You by Justin Moore, which was the same song that was playing when the couple were announced husband and wife, and drove off into the sunset in that amazing car! A perfect ending, to a perfect wedding 🙂

We want to say a big huge thank you to Keir and Laura for choosing us to film their big day (even booking us without a meet-up first!). The fact that you trusted us to capture such a special and momentous occasion in your life means the world to us!  We hope we did your beautiful day justice!

Until the next post,
Joanie x


*Note from the bride: All of these people/organizations did an amazing job and I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Wedding dress: Helen’s Bridal in Barrie (Celeste by Maggie Sottero)
Alterations: Joanne from Ina’s Bridal Alterations
Make up: Kerri Miller from Finishing Touches Mobile Hair and Makeup Services
Hair: Finishing Touches Mobile Hair and Makeup Services
Shoes: Herbert’s Western Boots (Women’s Brown/Turquoise Floral Tool Boot – C1620)
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Sears
Groom Suit: Harry Rosen
Groomsmens’ suits: Vests and Ties from Moores
Cake: That Added Touch
Jewellery: Family heirlooms
Florist: Opulence Floral
Favours: Homemade by an aunt
Centerpieces: Mason jars with flowers by Opulence Floral, the rest was homemade by the mother of groom
DJ: Marcel from Keep Them Dancing
Officiant: Kate Sparling from Kettle Creek Weddings

Published on HenjoFilms: Wedding Cinematography Toronto / Toronto Wedding Videographer

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