Our Surprise Vow Renewal

1 Jun

September 18, 2014 marked my 5th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, I decided to surprise my husband with an intimate vow renewal in the park at dusk and have our 18 month old son be there with us as well. The timing could not have been more perfect as I had recently found out we were expecting another baby! I decided to tell my husband the exciting news through my vows…and his amazing reaction was captured on film.

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 6.25.50 AM~ Filmed with love on Kodak 16mm film ~

We were so lucky to have the amazing Kim Ing photograph our ceremony. Here’s a sample of her incredible work and to see more check out today’s feature on Wedding Obsession!

vow renewal~ Photography by Kim Ing ~

The ceremony was more beautiful than I could have imagined thanks to the help of some amazing industry professionals and friends. A huge thank you to all our vendors including Kim Ing PhotographyFull Bloom for the gorgeous florals, Satin & Snow for making our event even more special, and Inky Design+Print who crafted the perfect treasure map for my husband to follow!

Photographer: Kim Ing Photography
Floral Design: Full Bloom
Event Planning: Satin & Snow
Stationary: Inky Design+Print
Decor Rentals: Amy + Jen
Officiant: Diana Claire Douglas
Cake: ThimbleCakes

Creating a cool music video in 2015 by crafting it old-school

28 May

Earlier this year we were thrilled to once again work with Montreal director Dominique Laurence, this time on a music video that was shot entirely on 35mm and 16mm film! Using the very same vintage cameras we shoot our lifestyle films with and rolls of expired film, we helped capture some of the footage you will see in Salomé Leclerc‘s latest music video.

By choosing to shoot on film stock, the team was later able to distress the footage by hand using sandpaper, ink and bleach and create a final video that has a wonderful texture and depth that cannot be achieved with HD. No digital post-production effects were used!

Janice & Joel: An elegant wedding on a historic farm

17 Apr

Where Janice & Joel’s tied the knot is as special as this fabulous couple. The newlyweds purchased a stunning farm in Almonte and have converted it into an extraordinary venue. And the very first wedding at Evermore was theirs! Now the full version of Janice & Joel’s vintage wedding film is ready for viewing!

evermore wedding~ Filmed with love on Kodak 16mm and Super 8 film ~

The very first wedding at Evermore Weddings & Events

2 Apr

Here’s an extra special sneak peak of a stunning wedding which took place last September at a very special new venue…
evermore wedding
Because this week we not only have images from J&J’s vintage film as well as their feedback, but a wedding film trailer to share with you!

We crafted two films for Janice & Joel, and these are the sweet words they sent us:
“Well, that was amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you, the film is beautiful. You brought tears to both Joel & I.  You captured the venue and all it’s charm and energy wonderfully. We’re so very very happy with your work and how you caught all of these special moments – we will cherish this film forever. Thank you so very much.
Amazing work and cannot wait to get back on the couch with a glass of wine and watch our movie :)”

First Kiss Films Nominated as Best Wedding Videographer!

6 Mar

ottawa wedding awardsWe were happily surprised to find out this week that we have been nominated by the 2015 Ottawa Wedding Awards as best videographer!

What an honour. :)

Now you can help decide which company is awarded for best filmmaking (along with the other “best of Ottawa” wedding industry categories). With the gala awards night happening next month online voting is open until midnight, March 16th. Click here to submit your vote!

Amanda & Anthony’s storybook wedding at the Château Laurier

27 Feb

Amanda & Anthony’s wedding is here! So many perfect details filled every moment of this wedding and the beauty started with the bridal preparations. We ended up shooting more rolls of films in the bridal suite alone than ever before!

Enjoy a glimpse into yet another stunning Marry Me Productions wedding…

Chateau Laurier wedding
~ Filmed with love on Kodak 16mm and super 8 film ~

A Luxurious Fairmont Wedding

11 Feb

A year before Amanda & Anthony celebrated their wedding at Fairmont Château Laurier, we met them at Engage Ottawa, a boutique bridal show. Little did we know that we would be filming their spectacular wedding at the very same venue less than one year later.

A+A 2-14 collage
Some words of thanks from the newlyweds:

“We are in love with our wedding video, we have watched it 1000 times!!! Thank you so much for making us the most beautiful video and thank you for getting it to us over the holidays, our family really enjoyed it!! We are so thankful, you are very talented and we love your work!

Amanda and Anthony!!”

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