Tag Archives: art-deco

An artistic “I do”

4 Sep

Now that September is here and the cooler weather is on its way, it’s time to post something a little different: a winter wedding film! Check in next week to screen J&M’s vintage film with highlights from their lux wedding – it will warm your heart.

The newlyweds sent me such a nice note after multiple viewings of their film. Here’s a taste of the email:

“For the first viewing of the film we had a large group of our family with us. I’d say we had as much laughter and tears while watching our wedding film as we had on the day of our actual wedding. I don’t think my mother had a dry eye for the entire time watching the film. The way you colourized the footage at the moments where the photographers flash went off is just stunning. We both love your choice of music…and the second song perfectly suited the reason for the entire day, real love!  I could go on and on about the great details and how you worked them in with the music. You really did capture the emotions and memorable moments, as well as all the little details that others might miss, but were (and are) so important to us. 

Loads of thanks and gratitude from us both,
Matthew & Janice”

The grandest wedding venue

3 May

It’s hard for me to express the countless reasons why I fell in love with film. But one of these reasons is that without film in my life I probably would have never met my husband. So it only made sense to hold our wedding  in a cinema here in Ottawa. But had we tied the knot in Toronto, we would have LOVED to have celebrated at The Eglinton Grand. Let me show you why.

The Eglinton Grand is a 1930’s former movie house has been transformed into a charming full-service facility that can host receptions for up to 750 guests. It still has all it’s stunning original art-deco details that look great on film such as a handmade etched glass mural in the theatre lobby and majestic siren statues that grace the sides of the beautifully decorated theatre screen. Plus, events are truly private at the Eglinton Grand as the venue is always exclusive for the evening!

A few cinematic details that I just love: having the bride and groom’s names on the marquee along with the title of a favorite film or a line from their first dance song…

…and creating a faux movie poster and hanging it at the theatre’s entrance. Both are such romantic and creative ways to set the stage as your guests arrive and showcase your love to anyone who passes by!

So if you live in Toronto, hopefully { First Kiss Films } will soon be coming to a theatre near you!

Photography courtesy HRM Phototgraphy.