The word ‘weird’ in the past wasn’t the most flattering adjective used to describe someone, but what was weird/different/abnormal is now rightly celebrated (I’ve heard shows like Glee and Big Bang Theory might have something to do with this?)! When we first met Adrienne and Chris, they were quick to point out that their ‘awkwardness’ may not come across well in front of the cameras. We weren’t worried one bit! We knew that these two lovebirds would have plenty of natural moments and emotions for our wedding videography. They did an amazing job on the day just being themselves, and their personalities really shined through and came across in the wedding video. The love these two have for each other is just adorable – I think that is the only way to describe it!
VENUE: The McMichael Gallery was certainly a beautiful venue for wedding cinematography. There were gorgeous grounds for guests to wander around and a ceremony space perched up on a little hilltop for the couple to use. The reception space was surrounded by windows for the natural light that many couples look for in an indoor venue. Also, beautiful stone walls mixed with wood accents give this venue a cottage feel that certainly provides guests with nostalgic memories of good times and holidays! The only thing I would mention that might be a concern for some, is the big stone wall in the middle of the reception space that might divide the room a little bit and block some views. Regardless, the venue presented that warm and cosy feeling – perfect for a celebration of love!
SPEECHES/STORIES/TOASTS: The speeches were excellent throughout the night, with Chris’ younger brother’s being a fan favourite. There were so many bits of his speech that we wanted to use, but remembered it was a highlight video! As best man, he did a great job of bringing down the groom in the first half of his speech, and building him back up in the second half LOL! Henry got that piece of advice from someone before, so I thought I’d pass it along! The couple also had a great idea of getting one person from each table to share a story or do a toast to the couple. When Adrienne’s brother pre-warned guests about the task they would undertake, you could hear the nervous murmurs start to flourish amongst everyone! ‘Who’s going to do it? Are you going to do it? We have to stand up in front of everyone? OMG what do I say?’ Everyone was a great sport in the end, and we all got to listen in on some heartwarming, interesting, and hilarious stories about the bride and groom. Something to think about if your wedding isn’t too large, and you have the time to do this!
BAND: The band, Parkside Drive, playing at the end of night was amazing! The lead singer was excellent and the band backing her was excellent – they certainly got people out of their seats and onto the dance floor! Having a live band also made the experience interactive for guests and provided that up close and personal feel. Something to consider if you’re looking for an alternative to a DJ!
MUSIC: The song used for this video is King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men (you can download off itunes here). All we can say is that we fell IN LOVE with this tune once we heard it! Perfect choice for this highlight video and this couple!
DECOR: I have to mention the decor before ending this post – this includes the centerpieces, the favours, stationary, etc….it was absolutely beautiful and SO my style! What makes it even better is that most of it was DIY!! If you follow us on Twitter (@henjofilms), you already know that I was all about DIY for my own wedding – wherever you can add personal touch without spending too much money is the best in my book! Anyways, Adrienne was DIY Bride Extraordinaire! The centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous with all the decor tying into a green/nature sort of feel! Adrienne must’ve spent a lot of time putting everything together, but it was well worth it – the whole space really came together because of the decor on each table and hopefully this shined through in the wedding cinematography.
BIG thanks to Chris and Adrienne for letting us capture their big day, and for trusting us to make what they call their ‘awkwardness’, come across the right way on film 🙂
Until the next post,
ADDITIONAL VENDOR DETAILS:
Photographer: Jenna Wakani
Wedding dress: BCBG Max Azria
Make up: Unbridled Images
Hair: Unbridled Images
Shoes: Rebecca Minkhoff, Cole Haan
Bridesmaids’ dresses: BCBG Max Azria, Watters
Favours: Rosemary plants provided by www.plushflowers.ca
Groom suit: Indochino
Groomsmens’ suits: Various
Flowers (bouquet/boutonnieres): www.plushflowers.ca
Centerpieces: Designed by the bride, flowers provided by www.plushflowers.ca
Published on HenjoFilms: Wedding Videography Toronto / Toronto Wedding Videographer