I'm not sure how speeches came to being at weddings but whoever started the trend had some thing going and (maybe) didn't know it. Speeches done well can quiet a restless crowd or create a shortage of Kleenex tissue like none other. In most cases, however, the reactions are not typically extreme, but they can be powerful.
In PART 1 of my series on speeches, I mentioned that the story-telling value of speeches can bring people together. People from different aspects of our lives have only parts of the story respectively - even more so with two separate people coming together.
To have a Hindu ceremony or a Catholic ceremony? Why not both? And that's what Venoth and Ann did on the weekend of their wedding celebration. Their film not only tells their story but demonstrates how they weave together the two cultural identities that they bring to their marriage.
Sometimes you gotta make fun of your crush to win her heart. And if you’re successful, you can spend the rest of your lives together, building each other back up and being better. Here is Daniel and Gizelle’s love story!
Jeff & Tracy’s “Chinidadian” (Chinese + Trinidadian) wedding was filled with diverse culinary experiences, jokes and lots of dancing. Jeff finds himself marrying into a family of dancers. I thought it was only Tracy, but obviously her father influenced her and her two sisters to appreciate latin-inspired footwork
I laughed a lot during Matt and Alison’s wedding day. Not sure about the lobster fact but it’s pretty darn cute. I’ll look into it, but in the meantime, enjoy this quick peek at Matt and Allie’s day!
This past weekend we took part in the epic finale of Miren and Michelle’s courtship and their new beginning, with drums, dance, laughter and tears in many cycles throughout! What a great way to end the season! Here’s a sneak peek!
And the award for fastest wedding goes to Phil & Anna! With only a few months to plan their daytime wedding, they pulled it off with class and efficiency. Here’s a little peek at their day.
I finally get to present this truly unique wedding film, featuring Duane and Renée’s white themed wedding. It was such a sick experience blending in with the sea of white and having the privilege of being THE videographer for this occasion. Here’s the story of these wild hearts unchained.
Duane and Renée - where do I start? Well, I can tell you that after Renée booked us for the wedding, she sent another email saying, “Oh, by the way, it’s an all white theme and I’m requesting that all the guests and vendors dress in all white”. Umm… can you say “giddy”? And that I was for the several months leading up to the wedding! A week before the wedding, I scoured Yorkdale mall looking for white pants. Let’s just say, if you need recommendations on where to find those there, I got you!
Enjoy the little things. These are clips from Chris and Katya’s engagement concept film. It worked out well with the Thanksgiving theme!
I love doing engagement concepts before the wedding. Apart from getting VIP access to the couple for an evening, I get to create a film with a more unique feel.
So, you know those love stories where the North American girl goes to Europe and falls in love with a French man with an accent? Yea, well, this one of those! I'm very excited to present Pierre and Debbie's love story:
Ryan Walters, the founder and operator of Aperture Lane. Look forward to sharing great stories with you!