Many of our couples write to each other on the morning of their wedding day and we really believe it is such a special moment that adds to the anticipation and excitement of a wedding day. It is especially important if you’re doing traditional vows as it adds a personal touch that you otherwise might not have, not to mention a healthy dose of emotion that looks great on video! Crystal and Will’s letters were so heartfelt and formed a perfect narrative to the opening of their film. “I have loved you for 2465 days…” is such a great statement that begins the story of their new chapter in life. If you’re thinking of writing letters to each other, take note of of the words in this film. They tell a story and reveal their hopes for the future.
Oh and one more tip for prospective grooms out there – take a pair of sneakers to your reception. It will help with your dance moves for sure!
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a groom adore his new wife as much as Jess. Natalie’s words and Jess’ expressions of pure joy fill their film with emotion and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
We were excited to receive Natalie and Jess’ enquiry back in the winter – Whistler is such an epic location and we love filming there. We wanted to make sure that we showed off the landscape, not just for the sake of the film, but because Whistler is a place that this couple love (they both live in Hong Kong and this was a destination wedding for them). So we took our new “flying camera’ back up into the mountains a few days after the main event and had some great fun getting a birds eye view of the place.
With all our films we really try to extract and amplify the personality of the couple and amongst all the footage of spectacular scenery it really is the intimate moments that shine through; Natalie’s beautiful letter, Jess’ reassurance to her as she reads her vows, his beaming smiles throughout the day, their un-ending affection for each other… To film a couple so happily in love, surrounded by friends and family who had travelled from afar to be with them, was an absolute pleasure. To Natalie and Jess, thank you so much for having us be a part of your day. We’re so happy for you both.
We recently had a crazy weekend of BC wedding filming. Whistler on the Saturday and Kelowna on the Sunday. Normally this isn’t the sort of thing we’d do since its pretty exhausting, but when an incredibly friendly couple such as Blaine and Wyn ask you to film their wedding at a vineyard in the Okanagan it really is hard to resist.
It was a privilege to be a part of their intimate wedding. As a vendor you really feel more “embedded” in the day when the guest count is lower, being more familiar with friends and family and having a chance to get to know everyone just that little bit better. By the end of the day you’re just as much a guest as a vendor! A significant number of their friends and family were also British so it was great to reminisce about the homeland!
In the end it was absolutely worth making the early morning journey to Kelowna, to film a couple who are obviously deeply in love in a stunning location., to get to know a great group of people and to party the night away (even if that meant failing miserably at beer pong). A big thank you Blaine and Wyn.
We recently had a fantastic time with Nikko and Darell, filming their wedding and other fun activities from the week. It was clear right from the get-go that this wedding would have tons of energy and it was important for us to reflect this in their wedding film. We wanted to capture lots of genuine happy moments and intercut with some more epic romantic and scenic shots to give the film a more dynamic feel. When it came to editing we decided to mix up the speed of the shots, ramping up and down from slow to fast and complimenting that with sound effects. Finally we added a nice punchy colour grade and a pumping sound track!
When we film destination weddings we often spend several days or even a week with the couple, family and friends. This gives us the opportunity to film some extra tidbits such as a pre wedding event, a day out or other important moments. Nikko and Darell asked if we could put together a pre-wedding film to get their guests excited for their entrance to their reception and we gladly obliged! Again, the emphasis was on fun so rather than trying to produce something that was focused on romance we decided to squeeze in as many activities as possible, dive in the sea and just go out and play! We found a great short poem about love and adventure and had Nikko and Darell read it so that we had a nice little narrative base to the film. Anyway, its always better to watch rather than read so take a look….
We love it when a wedding comes together with all the right elements; a great couple, awesome location, beautiful weather, touching speeches and an energetic crowd! And its even better when a wedding has a little something that sets it apart from others. We started 2015 with a bang, or more specifically Sasha and Chris. They invited us to film their new year wedding at Coal Harbour, Vancouver and what a day it was. Not only did the sun shine brightly but we got to work with possibly the easiest going couple in the world. Plus we were joined by Kristy and Ken from Blush photography who are good friends of ours (you’ll see several of their pics across our website) and Briar from Epic Events who we have worked with several times before. It was also great to bump into Darian Kovacs who we worked with on a wedding in Whistler a year ago. We were really impressed with how he conducted his ceremony and he gave us some great audio snippets to work into this film.
There really is something special about new year. A time for reflection, excitement and the climax to a period of time spent with loved ones. And the realization that we’re all on a giant spaceship that just flew AROUND the sun! We wanted this film to feel epic and intimate at the same time. Beautiful and emotional, yet fun and full of energy. Because thats exactly what the day was. We hope you enjoy!
One of our favourite things ever? FIREWORKS!! We had them at our own wedding and we always secretly hope that every wedding we film will have them. Unfortunately Canada is a little less liberal with its pyrotechnics than our Italian friends so its a nice surprise when a couple lets us know that they have a late night treat planned for their guests. Chelsea and Connor were married on a beautiful Septembers afternoon out on the lawn at Hart House (one of our favourite venues). They’ve been through a lot together and you could really feel their love and respect for each other as they read their vows. More importantly they both know how to have a good time and we truly believe they enjoyed an emotional and beautiful day.
Our second wedding at Bear Mountain in two weeks! I gotta say its not a bad place to be shooting at! Karen and Terry asked us to be a part of their wedding and it really did feel special to us as we got to spend a little longer with them and their family than most couples. They asked us to film their engagement party in March which we combined with a little interview/lifestyle shoot to create a video they could play at their reception. We then re-joined them at the end of August for 2 days of Indian-style celebration (they really knew how to celebrate!). Karen and Terry were so inviting and allowed us to follow them around for pretty much the entire time we were there – we were especially glad to capture Terry and Co’s exquisite golf skills ; )
Hair and Make Up: Danielle West @ All Dolled Up Make Up and Hair Studio
Photographer: Whitney Lane Photography
Planner: Epic Events
We always love it when we get to shoot at iconic Vancouver locations and Granville Island is definitely up there at the top of our list. Great ambience, scenery and the place just glows as the sun goes down. We’ve known Jen and Mike for several years and it was an honour to be asked to film their big day. Its clear to see how much Jen and Mike adore each other and the day really was a series of tender and beautiful moments, one after the other. Whitney picked some great locations for the photo shoot around Van Dusen Gardens and Jen looked absolutely stunning with the hair and make up by Danielle. We were stoked to have such a great team on the day, made even better by the fact that we had all known the couple and their friends for a long time. Congrats Jen and Mike – we’re so happy for you guys.
One of the best things about destination weddings is that we really get the time to spend with the couple, their friends and their family. We can capture footage before the wedding day, all the preparations and most importantly build an extra level of comfort between ourselves and the guests so that everyone gets a little more used to having a camera around! Jo and Matt decided to get married in a little village called Oliviella, near to Sitges in Spain. As you can see they spent the week surrounded by stunning scenery and their closest friends and family. Being a smaller destination wedding we kept our “footprint” as small as possible; Mark shot the whole thing with minimal equipment (1 camera, 2 prime lenses!) and Danielle concentrated on providing Make-up and Hair services (she also owns All Dolled Up Make Up and Hair Studio in Vancouver).
We had great fun on the day, especially as we were working with our favourite photographers, Ken and Kristy from Blush Wedding Photography (they shot our wedding too!). We hope you enjoy the film!
Jo: “Amazing. I cried. Let’s do it again”
Matt: “Yeah, I cried too. BEAUTIFUL mate”
Photography (including the pic above!) by Blush Wedding Photography, Make up and hair by All Dolled Up Studio
We’re so proud to be one of the first Vancouver Wedding Videography companies to be offering slow motion booths. These are the hottest thing in weddings right now and can be run in unison with a traditional photo booth. They are a great way to kickstart a party and keep the energy alive through the night. With silly costumes, TONS of glitter, silly string, props, bubbles (and who know what else) and some outrageous moves, we can guarantee that you’ll be the proud owner of a super fun film that will compliment the rest of your package perfectly.