Megan wanted a winter wedding. And when she booked us to do her video she said she absolutely had to have snow. In Alberta that’s not hard to do, but it was planned for November and some years it can look pretty brown that time of year. Well I was a little concerned as the date drew near because we made it to Halloween without snow on the ground and even past that. But I will definitely remember the snowfall the weekend of Megan and Nathan’s wedding. Boy did she get her wish! No mistake about it; winter had arrived for their wedding. The flurries started Friday afternoon and created a cold marshmallowy backdrop for this celebration. It offered some challenges for guests travelling but made for some incredible footage which was very exciting. Megan and Nathan both work in the oilfield so standing out in sub-zero temperatures for photos didn’t seem to phase them or their bridal party much which was just awesome. Definitely impressive for girls in dresses. The decor at the reception completed the winter wonderland theme with an ice sculpture and snowflakes everywhere. Anyway I am very excited to share this highlight.Read More
We have really loved working with our couples this last year, especially ones like Kelsey and Cam, who really value a wedding video. They wanted film to be a part of their wedding because of how far they’ve come. In 2009 Cam was in a life-threatening accident that gave them as a couple some incredible challenges along the road to recovery. They said that at some points they couldn’t even imagine themselves making it to the step of getting married with family and friends present. It made their choice of capturing those memories an absolute must on their list, and you really could tell. Filming their day, you just got that from them; their struggles created a strong bond of love and made for some very heartfelt words and moments throughout the day. I just love it when you don’t have to search for the story. The emotion just came out and you cannot help but be drawn in by this sweet couple. Add to that a wedding where the rain stopped just long enough for an outdoor wedding, a bridal party that likes to party, some very cute, country style decor and you have Kelsey and Cam’s Wedding. Far from boring. Just a treat to be a part of. So I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did.Read More
Sylvan Lake has some has really cool spots for a wedding. I love the pier and I’ve even been to the water park there several times. I never really figured I’d ever be filming some bridal party formals there. What could be cooler? Ok, maybe a Trash the Dress would’ve been cooler. I could see footage of Nova sliding down a water slide in her dress. Cut to an underwater gopro at the bottom as she descends with a splash. Well, I did suggest it but no takers. Nova and Eric own a water treatment business which was kind of how the whole waterpark thing happened. Loved it. All right… Nova and Eric. What a fun and enjoyable wedding on a perfect day. What a fun and care-free couple. It was very laid back and all about making it an awesome experience for the guests. They had the best bridal party a couple could ask for, complete with groomsmen who not only helped decorate but offered tips on decor placement. I guess what else should you expect from a wedding with a groom who likes to scrapbook. Well the rest was pretty amazing… an outdoor wedding facing the dock at the lake and an unexpected surprise entrance (I’ll let you watch the film).Read More
Marjona has an incredible story. She left her home and family in Romania to come to Canada with her children when she was still quite young. Along the way she met some very wonderful people and ended up with a couple of “adopted” Canadian parents who really helped and supported her and her little family. She also found her way into the Christian faith and a congregation that accepted and helped her. It was through this that Mike and Marjona met. Born on 2 opposite ends of the earth and now united as a family. It is always neat for us to be able to create a film and incorporate the idea of a family unit coming together as a mother and her children have found a father to step in and love them and be a part of their lives. Marjona and Mike’s highlight film is touching, yet they are fun enough to really make you smile. I can’t forget to mention how much we enjoyed the wedding formals and working with Becka and Bryan at Twitchy Finger Photography. We absolutely love that every time we work with them it’s not the same locations in Red Deer. They actually go to great lengths to find new spots which are fun and different. I would definitely recommend Twitchy Finger for your wedding.Read More
Filming Nav and Praveen’s wedding was a week-long event, as the couple coming from different faiths decided to do both Christian and Indian ceremonies. It really ended up being two incredible weddings – one in Calgary, and one in Edmonton. Being located in Red Deer made things easier, but it was still a crazy week. Celebrations lasted all week, starting with the Mendhi and Sangeet on Tuesday for Nav and her family. The Mendhi and Sangeet are traditional Indian pre-wedding ceremonies. The Sangeet is a time of singing, dancing and joking, and the Mendhi is when turmeric and Henna paste is drawn in designs on the bride’s feet, hands and face. It was a fun time for all, with good, vegetarian Indian food.
On Thursday, the Christian ceremony was held at the Glen Eagle Links golf Course in Cochrane. It was an amazing venue, with a beautiful view of the golf course and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. The wonderful ceremony was made even better when Praveen surprised Nav with doves to release at the end. The marriage licence almost flew away with the doves as well, but fortunately, one of the guests saved the day.
The Sainth (bracelet) ceremony was held on Friday at the bride’s house, where her uncles gave her away. On Saturday, the Indian wedding was held at the Capilano Conference Centre. It was even bigger than the Christian ceremony. Nav looked amazing in her Indian outfit.
Then, there was the Edmonton reception which was unbelievable. Of course it began with our Same Day Edit kicking things off as the bride and groom entered for the reception. It was an instant hit and set an awesome tone for the rest of the evening’s events. A huge shout out goes to Hayley of Shandro Photo, who was great to work beside as we both covered the same events throughout the week.Read More