There was an overwhelming sense of excitement surrounding Leah and Marco’s wedding day, not just to celebrate a marriage 10 years in the making but, to everyone in the know, it was the last evolution of a wedding that had changed, shifted, and transformed many times in the months leading up to it. What was in its early stages a California vineyard wedding became an elegant and ethereal affair at the King Edward Hotel’s recently reopened Crystal Ballroom, brought to life by Blush and Bowties and White Oak, whose poppy arrangements had us like whoa.
What was in its early stages a California vineyard wedding became an elegant and ethereal affair at the King Edward Hotel’s recently reopened Crystal Ballroom.
Leah and Marco first reached out to us when they stumbled upon our work last September. They loved our cinematography, our storytelling, and the way our wedding films framed a couple and the emotion and intimacy of their relationship and their day. They wanted just that, but one thing that was clear from the beginning, is that they wanted their film to explode with excitement.
And so we arrive at this piece. The first few frames — timelapses of the Toronto skyline at sunrise and moody shots of the Four Seasons — establish an anticipation and urgency for the narrative that will play out. From there, the story slowly builds as it seamlessly weaves Leah and Marco’s morning preps, their cards and the setup at the King Edward before the song explodes with its anthemic riff as we head into the ceremony and reception. There’s a lot of things we love about this video — Leah’s processional accented by the rainbow of colours through the church’s windows, their post-ceremony drive in Marco’s vintage Mustang, their friends and family letting loose on the dance floor and thy way all of it works together to build the excitement Leah and Marco knew would characterize their day all along.