A Beautiful Cambridge Mill Wedding
Anyone heard of the “Handmaids Tale”? If you look closely at this opening shot you might spot “The Wall”. Cambridge is famously a set for this dark show, but it also happens to be the perfect location for beautiful weddings. We’ve been pretty lucky to film at some well known film sets; weddings at the X-Men Mansion, Hogwarts and a music video at Bruce Waynes humble abode. This was our favourite though.
We were so excited when Alicia and Martin reached out to us. Since moving to Ontario, The Cambridge Mill had been on our bucket list for wedding venues. Cambridge is a charming little city, perched on the Grand River. The Mill is one of the oldest surviving industrial buildings and was an important part of the city’s manufacturing history. The original stonework has been preserved throughout the building and merged with some more contemporary touches. The best part of the venue, of course, is that incredible view over the river.
Although we already had some great portrait shots from earlier in the day, we made sure to carve out a little time at sunset. Alicia and Marty’s wedding was right at the beginning of October, so we were able to get out a little earlier than those summer weddings and boy was it worth it. Don’t you love those glowing portrait shots out by the river? Oh and that balcony is worth a visit for sure. One great thing about having a Cambridge Mill wedding is that it requires barely any effort to take advantage of the stunning scenery.
Of course, it’s not ALL about the venue. As such as pretty spots help to make a video look beautiful, it’s the couple and their guests that fill the film with emotion. We hit it off with Alicia and Marty right away, chatting over coffee on a warm summers day in Liberty Village. They filled us in on their all their wedding details and plans. Chatting away, it became clear how sweet and good natured they both were.
When it came to their wedding day, they wrote beautiful letters to each other and also took advantage of an intimate first look in Alicja’s back yard. It meant that they could spend more time together, as well as with their bridal party, who were great fun to be around.
After a Polish Wedding Ceremony at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Oakville, we headed over to Dumfries Conservation area for the main portrait session. It’s a great spot, right in the middle of Cambridge, with a good variety of backdrops. We has some nice wide open spaces, mixed with florals, trails and woodland. If you’re having a Cambridge Mill Wedding, it’s the perfect place to visit to switch up the scenery.
Finally, we headed over to Cambridge Mill for some delicious dinner, entertainment and some excellent speeches. We were so happy that we were able to include a little bit of all of them in this film. Alicja and Marty’s siblings are the best people to give us that little extra inside into their characters, mixing humorous stories with sincere messages of good will. We always enjoy a good father of the bride speech, and Alicja’s Dad said some beautiful words, perfect for adding a little extra emotion to their film.
Following a very memorable second-first-dance to “I will always love you”, friends and family packed the dance floor, with light up sunglasses, ties and glow-sitcks for a night of fun. There were some pretty crazy dance moves, a lot of hugs, and of course, a conga. Because all good dance parties have a conga.