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Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre wedding videography photography video

I clearly remember meeting Frank and Vanessa for the first time because we got on so well. A sign of a good conversation is when you get side tracked and stop talking about weddings!

They met 5 years ago and have discovered, even if they didn’t think it was possible before, that they were soulmates! These two basically know each other inside out! Apparently they wrote a bunch of things word for word on their cards given to each other on the morning of their wedding day. Isn’t it sweet how Frank got emotional when reading Vanessa’s card? It’s even sweeter when we find out he never usually cries! Aw, Vanessa, that’s what you do to him!

VENUE: The couple held their wedding at Mississauga Grand Banquet & Event Centre and I must say the highlight for me, was certainly the antipasti buffet…I know, I know, it seems like I’ve been talking about food a lot lately, but I promise it’s not because I’m eating for two now! The set up for the bread table was so elaborate – and I certainly eat with my eyes! We missed out on the seafood buffet at the end of the night, but I’m sure it was just as delicious! Coming into this wedding, we knew we were in for a lot of good food because Vanessa and Frank are a Portuguese and Italian combo! Cocktail area was a bit long and narrow for the room they were using, but it did it’s job! The good thing was that people were allowed to start heading into the reception space to have their hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Normally they have an atrium to hold cocktail hours, but they were dividing the space that day between two events. It’s a big venue that can hold up to 650 guests, so if you need the room, they have it!

PARENTS: We fell in love with the parents of these two! We knew such a loved up couple needed to learn such love from somewhere! We first witnessed the love between Frank’s adorable parents at their home when we were filming Frank getting ready. Their interactions with each other were so cute and playful. It was an exact replica of what we saw at Vanessa’s house! Her dad was a bit intimidating at first, but he’s actually the complete opposite. Super funny and just a big teddy bear – he couldn’t help the tears when he saw Vanessa in her wedding gown for the first time. SO sweet – everyone in the room was tearing up!

PHOTOGRAPHERS: We first met Radek and Magda from TeAdoro Photography when we were the wedding videographers at Kevin + Olivia’s wedding (nicknamed the Disney wedding!). It was great to see them again as it has been a while since then, and it’s always great to work with familiar faces! They are also a husband and wife team so they certainly have that same trust in each other as we do. Check out their portfolio!

MC: MC Donovan Fernandes of The DPF Group served up a lot of energy that night, and certainly brought the crowd to its feet for different events such as the entrances. It was the first time we saw each entrance get rated, just to give the families and wedding party that extra incentive to put all their gusto into it which helps with the wedding cinematography! They certainly put on a show and didn’t disappoint! I think my favourite entrance had to be Vanessa’s grandpa and grandma’s…for all of us insiders at the wedding, they all know what I’m talking about LOL!

MUSIC: With all the amazing speeches that night plus the interviews in the morning, we knew we needed a song that gave us the opportunity to show off all that audio. Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie was perfect for what we were looking for. Slow beautiful buildup to a huge crescendo! We also wanted to end off with a bang, so we closed the wedding video with one of our favourite instrumentals, the second half of Reanimation by Lights & Motion.

Listening to you guys talk about each other in the morning and in the evening during your speeches, showed us in words, how two people in love should feel about each other! Thanks for letting us film such personal displays of affection and for letting us capture the wedding videography for your special day. I know we say it a lot to our couples, but it truly does mean the world to us that you trusted us to capture such a momentous occasion in your lives! You two being made for each other isn’t a cheesy thing to say, it’s true!

Until the next post,
Joanie x


Wedding dress: Sophie’s Gown Shoppe (Design: Mori Lee)
Make up: Jessica Jean Myers & Associates (Meghan & Becca)
Hair: Jessica Jean Myers & Associates (Becca)
Shoes: Michael Kors
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Best For Bride (Design: After Six)
Groom Suit: Freeman Formalwear
Groomsmens’ suits: Freeman Formalwear
Cake: Irresistible Cakes
Jewellery: Bitter Sweet
Florist: In Bloom Floral Designs (Angie)
Centerpieces: In Bloom Floral Designs (Angie)
Favours: Donation to the Toronto Alzheimer Society, Forget-Me-Not Flower Seeds
Limo: Exclusive Limousine Service
DJ: DJ Johnny B of The DPF Group

Published on HenjoFilms: Wedding Videography Mississauga / Mississauga Wedding Videographer