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The Venetian Banquet and Hospitality Centre | Vaughan | Matthew + Maria

the venetian banquet and hospitality centre wedding video in vaughan

It was our last wedding of 2014 and boy was it great to end off the year on a high note! Thanks to the lovely couple, Maria and Matthew, we were able to enjoy and film a beautiful winter wedding at the Venetian in Vaughan.

THE COUPLE: Sometimes I think it’s crazy how in depth we get to know a couple just through email/phone communications, a consultation, and a wedding! We always end up feeling like we’ve known the couple for years! After Maria and Matthew’s festivities, we really felt like it was easy picking out all the important themes that came out of their wedding to tell their story through film. The difficult part was choosing what to highlight and use! There were so many defining characteristics about both of them as individuals, their relationship, and the surrounding love they had from their families.

– they are both massive football fans, but cheer for different teams
– Maria loves Shakespeare (so does Matthew’s mother!) and is a self-confessed bookworm  – this is why we referenced one of Shakespeare’s quotes at the beginning of the wedding video and ended it off with Maria quoting a line from Romeo and Juliet
– they met online and each thought the other could possibly a catfish – they thought it was too good to be true!
– family (those still here and those that have passed) are super important to the both of them
– Matthew tells it like it is – ‘honest’ was the key word of the night!
– they both love Cuba and love to travel

These are just some of the unique points about the couple that we learned in such a short span of time!

VENUE: The couple held their wedding at The Venetian Banquet and Hospitality Centre in Vaughan which is a venue that can hold private gatherings of 25 but also accommodate numbers of up to 900! It gives off an old Victorian charm with cream furnishings and gold trimmings. There is ample space for a cocktail hour too which is always a plus in my books. The DJ and MC we met from Digital Entertainment Group (The Venetian’s in-house team) were also very easy to work with, which is a massive plus for us as videographers. We always knew when the next event was coming up – they were constantly touching base with us throughout the whole evening which was super important. A definite plus to go with this team if you decide to book with this venue.

WEDDING DRESS: Didn’t Maria’s dress fit her like a glove?! She looked stunning! The gown was absolutely made for her – the feathers, the shape, the train – it was a match made in heaven! As the maid of honour said in her speech, Maria is effortlessly sexy! Apparently she laughs and somehow gets abs LOL! Anyways, if you’re looking for a similar dress, the design is Ledurne by Pronovias.

MUSIC: After watching the dream-like first dance, we knew we had to start off this video with the song that the couple used, Somewhere over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. We knew it was a special song for the two of them as there were moments during the dance where the groom was singing the song passionately to his bride. There was definitely love radiating off the dancefloor – and we’re sure all the guests could feel it as they watched on. We then wanted to bring up the tempo a bit for the rest of the reception and dancing scenes, so we thought Beyonce’s XO was a perfect fit. It has the perfect slow-placed melody/intro for what we thought was an amazing speech by Maria’s sister, Ana. If we had more time for the wedding video, we would’ve used more snippets from her speech! She did such a great job!

Thanks so much to Maria and Matthew for choosing us to be your wedding cinematographers – it was definitely a nice way to end off our 2014 wedding season! We’re sure 2015 is going to be a great start for you two in married life – enjoy every moment!

Until the next post,
Joanie x


Make up: Makeup By Jesserie Carpio
Hair: Hair by Tanya
Shoes: Osvaldo Rossi
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Diva Boutique
MOH dress: Alyce Paris
Groom tux: Freeman Formalwear
Groomsmens’ tux: Freeman Formalwear
Cake: The Cake Boutique
Jewellery: Edwards and Davies
Florist: Maria’s mom
Centerpieces: Maria’s mom

Published on: Wedding Cinematography Toronto / Wedding Videography Toronto