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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.

Historic schoolhouse becomes chic wedding venue

29 Mar

Looking for an intimate wedding venue where most of the details are taken care of? At the Schoolhouse might be just the answer.

This historic stone schoolhouse is located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa and has been converted into a modern space custom designed for weddings and special events. With a capacity for groups of 2-70 people At the Schoolhouse offers full-service wedding ceremony and reception packages. With a certified wedding planner and licensed officiant on-site everything you need is conveniently located in one location.

Last fall the ladies who run this unique venue asked me to create a vintage film that showcases their services. So I invite you watch the trailer below to experience what it is like to eat, drink and be married At the Schoolhouse.


~ Filmed on Kodak 16mm film ~