Snowy days are for perusing the latest issue of WedLuxe Magazine and checking out Rouzhin and Naram’s wedding at the AGO Art Gallery of Ontario. We’re so happy to be featured in the magazine and blog as the wedding videographers for this jaw-dropping celebration and all of its Marie-Antoinette-inspired details.
Why do we love this wedding so much? Aside from completely transforming each room at the AGO into enchanted gardens (ballerinas et all), Rouzhin and Naram kept their love and their guests at the heart of their day. Their touching vows provide an intimate narrative that grounds their story amongst all these grandiose elements. continue reading
Back in early May, Alexandra from Blush & Bowties approached us to do a wedding styled shoot at District 28. She had gathered an amazing team of Toronto wedding vendors and wanted us on board to shoot some creative elements while documenting how it all came together. There were so many things we loved about the project from that first talk — the blending of industrial and ethereal elements, the incredible “white dome” room, and the simplicity of the concept, which would really let the spaces speak for themselves — so we set out to create a short piece that highlighted these elements while telling the story of the shoot itself.
It’s been a big month for us here at Outside In, having a handful of our films featured in some pretty awesome blogs and publications. Blakeny and Corey’s wedding film was just featured on Style Me Pretty in December and we’re so happy and incredibly humbled to have two projects that we worked on last year featured in WedLuxe’s Winter/Spring 2016 issue. continue reading
It feels surreal to only be sharing this film now in mid-december, when Iva and Chris’ wedding was actually our first of the season back in April. Everyone who was a part of this wedding knew in the early stages that it was destined to grace the pages of Wedluxe, and so we’ve held off on posting their film (as hard as it’s been) until today when it premiered on the Wedluxe blog!
As Chris mentions in the video, he met Iva while waiting in line outside of the Rehab pool party in Las Vegas. It was a random occurrence but completely ‘Iva and Chris’. They love Vegas. In fact our talks over coffee always veered off into Chris convincing us on visiting and how to properly make the most of it once we were there. We knew the story of how they met would come up at some point during the day, but as we heard more about the elaborate planning and design that was going into the ceremony and reception spaces, we realized that this would be an important element of Iva and Chris’ celebrations. continue reading
We’d like to think that if you met Melissa and Steve on any other day in which they weren’t getting married, you would see exactly what you see in this film. That’s because their day was simply oozing with personality and everything just came together in a way that allowed us to create a perfect portrait of who these two really are.
We’ll start from the top. We first met Melissa and Steve this past winter. They’re wedding cinematographers themselves (see Maple Tree Films) and so we immediately hit it off over coffee; talking about our jobs, our industry, and our favourite films of the past year. We discussed their day, and with every detail, we became more and more excited about everything they had planned.
Now over the next few months, we couldn’t stop running into them every time we were in Toronto. We’d see them at Tiff Bell Lightbox on our way to catch a movie, we’d see Steve on Queen St. West, then Melissa in Zara a couple of hours later. Seeing them walk about the city, we realized what an integral part of them Toronto has become, and all the walking around and quick location changes on the wedding day took on a much deeper meaning within their film. Alongside the couple, Toronto is a huge character in this story and one that is looming over every milestone of their day.
One evening, a few weeks before the wedding, we met for drinks at the Thompson Hotel just before heading up to see the rooftop in which they were planning to share their first look, and we heard for the first time about their love for coffee. Now we love our coffee, and we have friends who are coffee fanatics, but no one really loves coffee as much as Melissa and Steve. They went on and on about the different types of coffee they regularly drink and the different ways they make it. Steve mentioned that him and his groomsmen would be heading to Early Bird in the morning to have siphon coffee and explained what exactly that was. We were so happy that their love for coffee was naturally worked into their day and decided we’d definitely have to tag along for that adventure. continue reading