Tag Archives: vintage

Baby, it’s cold outside

17 May

“That was the most beautiful film we have ever seen…” said the bride Cassandra, moments after watching her vintage wedding film for the first time.

Winter wedding on film
Cassandra and Matt’s wedding celebration was one of the most beautiful we have ever witnessed and are excited to be sharing their love on film next week!

Mary & Ben’s adorable analogue-infused wedding

17 Jan

It was a perfect September day when Mary & Ben were married in an enchanted forest under mile-high Canadian trees. The bride wore a custom, tea-dyed silk gown with hand pleated ruffles designed by Project Runway finalist Carol Hannah and each bridesmaid wore dresses in different jewel-toned hues. Of course the groom and his men looked dapper in their charcoal suits as well!

To signify Mary’s work as a writer, this wedding featured lots of romantic text, signs, and quotes. Charming stacks of vintage books continued the theme along with other textural, old-world details such as paper crafts, buttons, spools of thread, and embroidery.

Staying within the analogue theme, Ben’s grandfather’s collection of vinyl records by Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong, provided classic tunes during the reception. As the celebration continued guests enjoyed organic dining in the Glass House as the sun set and the newlyweds prepared to dance the night away.

I have such fond memories of Mary & Ben’s art-laden wedding day and just loved spending the day with them and creating this film!

~ Filmed lovingly on Kodak 16mm & super 8 film ~

Photography Wild Eyed Photography  | Bride’s Gown Carol Hannah |

Infinite Films

12 Oct

We’d like to announce our newest service called Infinite Films – we promise you have never seen anything like it.

Infinite Films are custom-made 16mm film loop installations that screen handcrafted films about you. It’s an extraordinary viewing option for your personal and private screenings that not only showcases the beauty of your film, but the beauty of film itself. A unique focal point at any venue, whether it be your own backyard screening of a family film to a grand presentation at your wedding reception, your guests will be treated to a memorable viewing experience.

You and your guests can watch your special moments as captured by { First Kiss Films } flicker on-screen and see the film actually moving through a custom-built looping system…all the while the projector purrs that classic sound we all love.

Recent groom Ryan wanted to surprise his bride Sophie with a continuous 16mm film screening of their engagement film. She obviously knew we were making a film but we were able to keep the film loop installation a secret right up until their big day. Their Infinite Film was a surprise to Sophie and her 80 guests and was screened during the reception of their stunning garden wedding.

Infinite Films are exclusively a { First Kiss Films } offering and commissions include the creation of a handmade vintage film, photographed with gorgeous 16mm black and white film stock, and a custom designed film loop.

*Photographs of film loop courtesy Mango Studios 

Be happy. Be loving. Be true.

20 Sep

Yumi & Barry thought they wanted their wedding captured on video, until they saw our work on Style Me Pretty. And I’m so happy they found us!

This adorable, fun, and loving couple were such a joy to work with and their wedding was seriously amazing! Did I mention they are super creative as well? Until Y&B’s vintage wedding film is featured on the blog next week, get a glimpse of the bride & groom’s creativity  by watching their own save the date video creation which was featured on Wedthings, the Wedding Bells blog.

Yumi & Barry’s lovenote to { First Kiss Films }:

“HI Bridget!!

We LOOOVE our film!! Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job. You captured  our day so beautifully. We have so many favorite moments. We love the music, the sounds. We are so happy to have this keepsake for the years to come. By the way, our families and friends LOVED the film. We were all laughs, smiles, misty and teary eyed… I relive the day and all the feelings I felt whenever I watch it.  Barry and I have watched it so many times. We still can’t get over how lucky we were to have you film our day. Thanks again so very much!!!

Yumi and Barry

PS:  I am so pleased that you got our dog, Sydney on film too! And she winked at us :) – it was great!!! hehe”

1920’s Edmonton wedding Part 2

12 Jul

It seemed as though an entire town shut down to celebrate Tamara & Len’s wedding day. Held at charming Fort Edmonton Park surrounded by historical buildings of times gone by, the happy couple said “I do” in a tiny, century-old church in front of 40 of their closest friends and family members.

T&L chose to let their personalities shine though a carefully planned wedding focusing on family, friends, amazing food, and some vintage fun. Their affinity for playing card games inspired them to treat their guests to a surprise 1920’s themed casino night. Everyone played for what makes the world go ’round – love!

Enjoy a sneak peek into the magic of their day with their super 8 wedding film teaser.

~ Filmed on Kodak super 8mm film ~

Location: Fort Edmonton Park
ChurchSt. Anthony’s Catholic Church
Bride’s Dress: Dress of a Lifetime
Hair: Lacie at Electrik Lemon
Makeup: Krystal Manchip
Groom’s Suit: Siegel
Flowers: Roselle at Grower Direct
Reception and CateringSelkirk Hotel
Live Music: Back Porch Swing
1920’s entertainment and casino: Clown Cartel

UPDATE: This film was featured on The Wedding Chicks  and Boho Wedding Blog.

Open air cinema

10 May

Hi everyone! With the beauty of spring now in full bloom here in Ottawa, you are probably planning some special warm weather activities to enjoy with your sweetie. Is catching a summer flick at a drive-in theatre on your list? If not, maybe this little film shot last summer will inspire you to plan a romantic movie night under the stars.

Just for fun, I tossed one roll of 16mm film into my Bolex and filmed at Cine-Parc Templeton as we waited for the show to begin…

~ Filmed on Kodak 16mm film ~

Reel highlights

8 Feb

~ Filmed on Kodak 16mm and super 8mm film ~

There have been a few small updates to the website over the last month. Maybe you noticed, maybe not. Either way, now that the { First Kiss Films } 2011 show reel is online, you have one more reason to visit firstkissfilms.com (click the “WATCH” tab). And for those of you who love screening the vintage films from beginning to end, they will continue to be posted here on the blog…and always available for viewing on our vimeo page. :)

Wishing you all a lovely week!
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