Palais Royale and Gladstone Hotel Wedding Videography! We had such a wonderful time filming Nana and Andrew’s wedding! It turned out to be the perfect day. The beautiful blend of cultures made this wedding very fun to be apart of and also offered some unique opportunities. Both the bride and groom got ready at houses very near the ceremony location. They both seemed calm and collected as they got ready for their big day. The beautiful colours of the dresses and flowers were exquisite and perfect for a Spring wedding. Once the limo arrived, the girls were driven down the street to the church. The ceremony took place at St. Joan of Arc on Bloor St, Toronto. The room was full of anticipation as the guests waited for the ceremony to begin, and it was definitely well worth the wait. It was such a special moment when Nana’s father handed her off to Andrew. This church has beautiful natural light that shines down at the alter where the bride and groom stood. After the ceremony, we went to U of T for their portraits by Photographer George Qua-Enoo. U of T has some breathtaking spots! We especially loved the stone walls and twisting vines. Everyone was in high spirits, even though it was very cold! We moved onto the last photo shoot location at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen St. We were able to use the Gladstone Cowboy Elevator, which is operated by hand and built in 1907. We were really excited to film the couple in the elevator, as well as other really unique spots in the hotel. The reception was held at Palais Royale. This is one of the best venues we’ve had the opportunity to film at! We had minimal set up for lights/sound and the view was so beautiful! We set up our Go Pro and did some time lapse of the Toronto sky just outside the venue. Once the meal and speeches were finished, the crowd enjoyed the dance floor and celebrated with the couple as the DJ pumped up the volume! We especially loved that their first dance song was ‘upbeat’! The whole day reflected the couple beautifully: their love for their families, cultures, and most importantly: each other. High five for commitment!
Enjoy a few images pulled from Nana and Andrew’s video footage! – Eeleah + Tim
RIU Palace Costa Rica Destination Wedding Photography… Carly and Mike began planning their destination wedding over a year in advance, with the help of their travel agent at InStyle Vacations and RIU Palace Costa Rica wedding coordinator. Being the fun-loving couple that they are, they wanted to provide a memorable and social experience for their closest family and friends; a week long celebration in a gorgeous and unique setting. Carly became interested in Costa Rica as a potential wedding location after seeing her friend’s wedding photographs taken there.
Third day, welcome event…
Just another day on the resort…
Deep Sea fishing with the boys…
We ate RAW fish on the boat, just like men do.
Family Session the day before the wedding day.
Due to time restraints on the wedding day, we opted to do a day after portrait session / love the dress…
Last day excursion; ziplinning, mudbath and volcano hotsprings
DIY Vintage Globetrotter Inspired Hamilton Oakville Wedding Photography… We love this couple and are incredibly excited to show off their awesome wedding! In her own words, Daniela explains how their journey together began:
“Mutual friends encouraged us to date. We were not interested… at first. We met once again through these friends, and I was suddenly head over heels for John. John had just started dating someone, though. I waited… We saw each other here and there with friends. Time passed and out of nowhere, when I purchased my tickets to spend a year in Australia, I decided to tell John (he mentioned at some point in our passing he wanted to go there for teacher’s college). At that point, we spoke often. I believed he was still with someone but he was single. The day he graduated teacher’s college I found out he was single, was thrilled, and within a week asked him on a date.”
Within their first year of dating, Daniela and John moved to London, England and from there, travelled the world, seeing nearly 25 countries in two years! So, needless to say, they share a passion for exploring the planet. This mutual wanderlust is the inspiration behind Daniela and John’s reception theme, captured in the details from their choice of a waterfront venue surrounded by sailboats, to their table place settings and centerpieces, using cities in which they have traveled to in lieu of table numbers. The nautical element was also representative of John’s love for fishing – the guys all wore fish hook tie clips! Their appreciation for all things vintage came through in the mod style of their wedding party, with mint bridesmaid dresses, and Daniela’s wedding dress made by her mom and aunt! All of their décor was DIY, from the hand knit ring pillow, ceremony floral arrangements, reception decorations, to their guest-signing dictionary! We adored their whimsical wedding cake, simple and sweet, and incorporating their fun colour scheme.
Enjoy the photos! And in case you missed it, check out their engagement session, here.