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A Field of Dreams

We kept hearing story after story about how these two knew they were meant for each other. It became the basis for our film; a true account of soul mates. It’s a story of struggle, redemption, perseverance, and family. Faith is ultimately what guided them together. A true calling; a true love story with a happy beginning.

For me, the day was deeply impactful. We were quickly caught up in the day’s events. Jessica and her family had put a lot of planning and labour into this wedding and it showed. With the help of Soiree Event Planning, it looked even more spectacular. Every detail was so delicately thought out and put together. One of our favourite areas on the farm was the ceremony location in a beautiful Manitoba prairie field. A well developed crop with a section flattened in the distance. Bails of hay for seating and a fence made out of crops. It was a field of dreams.

Thanks again to Curtis Moore of Moore Photography for his stunning work and truly amazing fun times to film with.

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A Wedding Planner’s Wedding

We’ve always find a couple scenarios that could potentially make us get really nervous when filming. Things like bad weather; it can really change the look and feel of the day. It was something else for this wedding. It was filming someone whom you deeply respect and know as a friend. You always want to make the story perfect. The butterfly’s where of plenty.

We have known Andrea for a long time, both personal and professionally. We usually have the great privilege of working with her event planning company, Soiree Event Planning. She has literately seen us in every scenario possible, especially during same day edit. So naturally, when she asked us to film her wedding, we were thrilled! We also had the privilege of working along side our friend Jeremy Hiebert.

What we love about this film is its such a simple, timeless story. Andrea could have done anything she wanted. She has seen it all. But she kept everything meaningful and elegant for herself and her husband Ryan. A simple expression of exactly who they are. It was a privilege to be apart of this day. We were able to once again, not only work along side Andrea, a friend, but were also a witness of their commitment and celebration.

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Text Messages and a Wedding

This day was very much anticipated by Isanne and Jordan (us too!). One thing we quickly understood about Jordan is that he loves both Isanne and his phone. During his introduction in the film, the footage has a bit more movement than usual; it was impossible not to laugh with them ;). We were so impressed with how Isanne showed her love for Jordan. From giving each other cards, gifts, little winks and smiles throughout the day, they showed the imense love and emotional connection they both had which helps us recreate the feeling in their story. They both looked like a match made in Heaven.

When putting together their Feature, we took a lot of care in evaluating what kind of couple we are filming; Jordan and Isanne made the job fairly easy. When we sat down and discusses what the story was going to be and how it should feel, we soon decided on building the film to a cinematic soundtrack. Listening to what the Rabbi had to say, it was a very meaningful, well thought out message which acted as a cornerstone narration to their film. His message was powerful and it was able to sustain. It set the expectation perfectly, which we were able to build off of. To compliment how the film would look and feel, we decided when lighting our speeches we wanted to capture the dramatic mood at the reception. The room was huge; filled with friends and family. But it wasn’t just any room – it was the hotel his mother worked at for years and we wanted to highlight how fantastic and unique layout in the room was.

As always, we are very happy to have worked with Andrea Mancini from Soiree Event Planning. She is such a help during the day not only to the Jordan and Isanne but also to us. No detail goes unoticed and we are always lucky to work with her. Rachel and Brian of Lucky Girl Photography are a blast as always. We always appreciate the warm workflow and comrodery we have. Over the years, we have been able to work with them and we are lucky to be able to call them our friends!

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The Distance

From the first beat in the morning everyone involved in Marissa and Robert’s wedding was enchanted by this marriage union.  Many family and friends gathered from across North America to celebrate in Winnipeg.. yes the place less traveled and a hidden Canadian gem ;)

The ceremony and day to follow were encapsulated with tradition. We love how they celebrate the union of marriage with everyone dancing together.  All the decor and flowers were captivating to say the least. The centre pieces were the tallest things we have ever seen and it made the reception look unreal, giving it a grand and enchanting atmopshere.

Again, Andrea from Soiree Event Planning and her team delivered a flawless day and experience together with Joel Ross Photography.  We appreciate working with you both and being apart of Winnipeg’s wedding industry every single day.

 

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Oct 2, 2010 – Picture a nice brisk day in October. The sun was shining off the autumn leaves… yeah let’s say it was a perfectly beautiful day.  We knew prior to this day that it would involve a horse, now we had not expected it to turn out the way it did as we have never experienced this before at a wedding photo session.  When Lauren made her way on the horse to the open yard through the arbour we realized this was going to be visually captivating and we were definitely stoked about the footage we were getting.  After driving away from the stables we reviewed a few shots and Cody (Paperback Films’ secret weapon) came away with the shot of the day, capturing the small white dog trailing Lauren through the arbour.  Couldn’t get a better shot if we planned it, way to go Cody.

As you all know we love outdoor weddings, and Lauren’s parents backyard was sweet.  They had raked leaves the day before attempting to preserve the nice lush green grass! The large tree overhanging the yard made for a lovely setting for the ceremony. Once the guest started to arrive we quickly noticed how visually stunning and powerful this setting was.

Adam and Lauren actually decided to go with us for their wedding as a result from seeing another wedding’s trailer we did a few weeks earlier; we are certainly glad they did. Once again Paperback finds ourselves blessed to be in the midst of so many people who allow us to do our work. To be given a 100% creative control on the wedding day is so appreciated. It takes a lot to trust us with one of the most important days in their lives. We don’t take it for granted.

Thank you so much for this opportunity, Lauren and Adam. You are so meant to be together! Enjoy! We would also like to say thanks to Jeremy Hiebert of Jeremy Hiebert Photography and Andrea Mancini of Soiree Event Planning. As always, great to work with you both!

 

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WeddingsInWinnipeg.ca is excited to present their second annual Grand Wedding Showcase, a wedding show unlike anything Winnipeg has seen before. Experience the best of Winnipeg’s wedding industry at GWS 2010, where there is something for every bride. Events will be held at The Gates on Roblin, The Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South, The Fairmont Hotel, and The Viscount Gort Hotel, and hosted by Winnipeg’s top planners: Soiree Event Planning, Madeline’s Weddings and Events, Events by Emma, Savvy Stylish, Sophisticated Events, and Divine Weddings. Featuring distinct themes each night, GWS 2010 is more than a wedding show; it’s an event.

GWS 2010. Everything but ordinary.

Mark & Chris

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October 2, 2010 – Here is the trailer of Lauren and Adam’s wedding! What a beautiful fall weekend it was. We were so lucky to have a warm and sunny special day with no wind. Lauren and Adam are one of the nicest people we have ever met. It was a pleasure watching them enjoy the day they had work so hard to plan. We were honoured to be there to capture this fantastic day! Thank you so much!

Mark and Cody and I, as always, had way to much fun working together!

A very warm shout out to Jeremy Hiebert (jeremyhiebert.ca). It was a pleasure to work with you. Our stomachs hurt from all the laughing and good times we had!

Thanks to Lindsay who stepped in for Andrea Mancini of Soiree Event Planning (soireeplanning.ca/​).

Music by the ever talented Amanda Falk (amandafalk.com). Please go buy her music, it’s simply amazing! iTunes Link. Enjoy!

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