In our Location Tag series, we highlight the special places that make doing what we do easier. These inspired spaces provide a beautiful setting and an unmatched atmosphere for the events in our films to unfold, allowing our couples to focus on their celebration and us on our craft. As wedding cinematographers who care deeply about story this is of the utmost importance.
Sitting in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville District, The Four Seasons Hotel is one of our favourite spots to shoot in the city. The clean and elegant rooms provide a modern yet cozy place for brides and grooms to get ready in the morning, while the stunning reception space features floor to ceiling windows (natural light is a wedding videographer’s best friend) and a beautiful contemporary design. We’ve filmed at the Four Seasons many times, and yet each time we shoot, we find a new way to frame our couples and different ways to shape the light. That’s the beauty of clean spaces, they’re present but they let the subject shine. That translates into a gorgeous setting for our couples’ stories.
Below is a collection of films that, at some point or another, took place at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Iva + Chris
We might as well start with the wedding that transformed the Four Seasons into an enchanted forest, Iva and Chris’. Laura & Co. and Rachel Clingen designed an incredible experience with drapery enclosing the space and flowers exploding out of every corner. To this day, this is one of the most jaw-dropping arrangements we have ever seen.
Kali + Edward
Kali and Edward’s film is dear to our hearts. From their perfectly-told engagement story shared at the Muskoka cottage where it all happened, to the transitional shots that bring us in and out of the wedding day, to Kali’s beautiful walk down the aisle and the couple’s choreographed first dance, this was one of the most meticulous same-day edits we have ever put together. And although the reception didn’t take place at the Four Seasons, Kali’s preparations did and it made all the difference. Moving from room to room, this was one of the most relaxed, light-hearted and intimate mornings we’ve shared with a bride and her close friends and family. Remember that unmatched atmosphere we mentioned at the top of this blog post? Well, this is the definition of that.
Noreen + AJ
Both Noreen and AJ got ready at the Four Seasons in Toronto. Their wedding day wasn’t a show or big production. There was no big reveal. They simply wanted to be together and celebrate that togetherness. In fact, the first thing we did was meet the couple early in the morning for their gift exchange. After that, they left to have a private breakfast down in the Four Seasons lobby before changing and heading to the ceremony together. It was the first time we had seen anything like it, and it took a little getting used to seeing the bride and groom in the same place so early in the day, but it was completely normal to Nunu and AJ. For them, it was less about the customs, and more about celebrating their love through togetherness: theirs and with their family.
Blakeny + Corey
Blake and Corey got ready at the Four Seasons and brought all their family and friends from all over Canada and the states to the hotel. While Blakeny got ready in one suite, we followed Corey up and across a few rooms as he got ready for their lovely ceremony at Brickworks. This is one of our favourite films ever and it really comes down to how candid and in love these two are with each other. Fun fact: we actually ran into Drake in the elevator on our way out of the Four Seasons. It was awesome.