Wedding Cinema at Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto, ON

Ashley + Scott | Wedding Cinema in Toronto, ON

Ashley + Scott are such an adorable couple.  We first met them while filming the wedding of Ashley’s bestie, Christina, last June at The Rosseau A JW Marriott Resort in Muskoka, ON.  Over the past six months, we’ve been so fortunate to get to know this couple even better.  In fact, Ashley just happens to be Melanie’s remarkable yoga instructor at Moksha Yoga Barrie.  Small world!

“Muskoka meets Toronto.”  This was the predominant theme for this Barrie couple’s wedding, according to their wedding planner, Crystal Adair-Benning of Distinct Occasions.  This creative endeavour was accomplished through tables lined with birch trees, a soft floral palette, balls of yarn, and decorative wooden frames and table numbers, among other adorable details.  This wedding combined the cozy feel of a cottage wedding with the distinction of an urban atmosphere.  All taking place at Steam Whistle Brewing deep in the heart of Toronto.

Melanie met up with Ashley at her sister’s home, a gorgeous glass sanctuary nestled in Etobicoke.  Ashley set the tone for the day by practicing yoga. After a round of sun salutations, Ashley and the ladies sipped on mimosas while getting their hair and make-up done.   The sound of laughter filled the house, as they shared hilarious stories and snacked on fancy cheese.  Then, it was time for the ladies to don their elegant, deep blue J.Crew bridesmaid dresses.  Ashley put on her stunning, flowy wedding gown and slipped into her blue shoes.  She took a quiet moment to read a card from her husband-to-be, as a soft smile graced her face.

Paul met up with Scott and the boys at Scott’s father’s home nearby. When Paul arrived, the guys were already suited up and ready to go. Then, began the waiting game as Scott, and his groomsmen, paced the hardwood floors, trying to relax, until the designated hour when it was time to head over for the first look. Scott read a portion of a beautifully hand-written card from his wife-to-be. Then, the guys munched on a “pregame” meal of Cap’n Crunch and lasagna. Finally, it was time to see Ashley.

The gentlemen arrived. The air was electric with excitement, as they eagerly awaited their first look. Ashley descended the marble steps to meet Scott, who nervously waited by the window.  They embraced.  Then, it was time for the creative session with their talented photographer, Krista Fox.  We all wrapped up tight in our cold weather gear and headed out into the winter scene.  After some tender moments with the newlyweds-to-be, their bridal party joined them for outdoor shots in the snowy forest.  It was like a winter wonderland!

The sun started to set, so it was time to make our way to Steam Whistle Brewing for the ceremony and reception.  The candlelit room filled with wooden chairs and lanterns was a lovely sight to behold.  Ashley + Scott were pronounced husband and wife among their family and friends.  Everyone celebrated the union!  

Immediately after the recessional, the staff quickly transformed the room into a reception, while the guests enjoyed cocktails in the adjacent hall.  People were encouraged to sign their names and offer a piece of marital advice on a slip of paper for the couple, then place it into a frame.  Once Ashley + Scott reentered the room, the party began.  Sweet, heart-felt words were spoken by their loved ones during a delicious dinner of comfort foods (chicken pot pie, grilled cheese and tomato soup, etc.).  Once dessert was served, the couple cut their cake and hit the dance floor to share their first dance as husband and wife.  Parent dances followed shortly thereafter, and DJ Hugh set the party off with a series of fun jams.

It was a great day!  Thank you Ashley + Scott for allowing us to capture such a beautiful moment in your lives.  We are truly delighted to know you both and wish you all the very best life had to offer.  As Ashley would say, you two are “amazeballs!”

Cinematography: Darlington Studios
Photography: Krista Fox
Venue: Steam Whistle Brewing
Wedding Planner: Distinct Occasions
Decor + Florist: Stemz
Wedding Cake: Sweets From The Earth
Hair Stylist: Jenna Gerald from Valentino’s
Make-Up: What a Face
Gown: Sarah Houston Couture
Suit: Moores
DJ: Hugh Elstone
Music: “Finding Home” by Mindy Gledhill, licensed by Triple Scoop Music
Wedding Date: January 18 2014

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6 Responses to “Wedding Cinema at Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto, ON”

  1. Sharon Forget January 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Such a beautiful wedding! The video is very touching. Love you both

  2. Christina Ronfeld January 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    Wow, you’ve done it once again Melanie and Paul! What an exceptional video of my beautiful best friend and her hubby, one they’ll cherish forever. If they’re like us, watching it a hundred times won’t be enough!!

  3. Jenny Welt January 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Outstanding video! I love it!! So much love and happiness captured on an amazing day! Much love xoxo

  4. Mark Forget January 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Scott and Ashley. What a beautiful and very appropriate wedding for 2 wonderful people. While watching the video is was as though one of my own was getting married! Congratulations to you both. Wishing you both a life full of joy, peace, laughter…….and lots of hugs!

  5. Ashley Collins January 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    Melanie & Paul: thank you SO MUCH for capturing our special day. It literally was the best day of our lives and if we learned one thing to be true, it’s that the day really DOES go by so quickly. We can’t say enough how glad we are that we decided to hire a videographer and how grateful we are for your kindness and talents. I think I’ve watched this video 10 times already. It will NEVER get old! hahahaha….thank you again! We’re singing your praises :)

  6. Scott Janes January 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Thank you so much Melanie and Paul! What an unbelievable video you’ve created here. That wonderful night seems so long ago already, the video makes it so easy to reminisce the best night of our lives! Thanks again Darlington Studios.

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