From very early on, Katrina and Brett told us that wedding videography was one of the most important elements of their day and the keepsake they were looking forward to the most. That didn’t necessarily change our approach, but it did spark much excitement going into their celebration at the scenic Kurtz Orchards in Niagara on the Lake. They were excited for us to lend our style and approach to their wedding day and we were excited to tell their story and wander through the vineyards at sunset with them.
They were excited for us to lend our style and approach to their wedding day and we were excited to tell their story and wander through the vineyards at sunset with them.
As is the case with all our NHL couples, the hardest part was getting to a meeting where we can hash out all our ideas. Because Katrina and Brett live in Washington during the hockey season, we weren’t able to sit down with them until a couple of weeks before the wedding day, but once we did, we were completely captivated by the warm and intimate celebration they were planning.
A small ceremony under the trees behind the Gracewood Estate followed by cocktail drinks and sangria in the Kurtz gardens and culminating in a family-style dinner amongst the vines sounded like pure magic, but it was all the intricate details that sealed the deal. The custom Connollys neon sign was a sight and the fact that the couple found a photograph they had taken with each of their guests and used them as placeholders along with a personalized note (seriously!) was a testament to the enduring friendships they’ve built together.
With a narrative spanning their first moments as a couple, reflections on their constantly changing lifestyle, their promises to each other, and a beautiful contemplation of just how important each and every person in attendance is to Katrina and Brett, our goal was to create a piece that balances both themes at hand — the celebration of their union and the friends and family that have played a large role in their lives.