Wedding Film at Painted Rock Estate Winery, Penticton BC | Taryn + Mike
Directed and edited by Mark Relf
Additional Cinematography by Henry Zhang
Co-ordination by Dream Big Event Management
Photography by Blush Photograhy
Decor and Design by Vintage Origami
Officiated by Sondra Richardson
Flowers by A New Leaf Floral Design
Make up by Jenny McKinney
DJ and Sound by Alex Bird Music
Live Music performed by The Young’uns
Catering by Brodo Kitchen
Cake by The White Apron Pastry Co.
This is one of those weddings where EVERYTHING comes together and I get the opportunity to create something that I feel hugely proud of. We have an amazing venue (Painted Rock Estate), beautiful decor (thank you Vintage Origami), the best shooting partners (Blush Photography), diffused lighting (thank you BC Wildfires) but most importantly a couple who were so down to put their all into helping us make the best film possible.
Taryn and Mike met in the famous Drake Hotel in Toronto (a favourite of ours as well!) and were kind enough to share their story with me in a little interview session. I love hearing stories where fate seems to play a part. Mike didn’t want to go out that night and he wasn’t the type of guy that would just walk up to a girl in the middle of the dance floor. But as he said, there was just something about that night. For some reason he felt compelled, and here he is, expressing himself in the most sincere way about the love of his life. I can’t describe how much I appreciate it when couples open themselves up to me. Going through an interview session isn’t exactly easy but when someone is open to revealing their inner thoughts and feelings it can add so much depth to their story.
When I spoke to Taryn and Mike over Skype they told me how this was going to be a destination wedding for them (since they were from Toronto). When ever we do destination weddings I always pitch the idea of filming a little extra since we’d be travelling the day before anyway, and there’s usually some kind of extra event with friends and family. I think seeing a couple outside of the wedding itself opens up their “world” a little. Its an opportunity to film something more candid, away from the spectacle of a wedding day. It also allows guest to get a little more used to the idea of cameras being present and for us to gauge the spirit of the event.
The wedding day itself couldn’t have gone better for us. We got to spend a ton of time with the couple while they were getting ready, hanging out, writing vows and generally getting excited by the day. Smoke from the wildfires was still lingering and beautifully diffused the sunlight while the wind picked up and dropped throughout the day enabling us and Blush Photography to capture dramatic visuals. Vintage Origami’s decor was splendid, Sondra Richardson led a perfect ceremony and Alex Baird and The Young’uns got the crowd whipped up for a great night of partying. I must send a shout out to Dream Big Event Management who helped us to keep on track with the running of the day and organizing our very easy meal from Brodo Kitchen ; )
I hope you enjoy this film. We’re now a little half way through post production for out 2017 weddings and I’m so excited to share more soon…..