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Panache Design Works

Last November, I attended Posh, a workshop and retreat for female filmmakers. There, I received invaluable education and guidance from other women in the industry. One seminar, in particular, focused on the significance of the inspiration shoot. Three remarkable women, Dawn Kelly, Brea McDonald, and Meghan Simone, expounded on this idea through their short film creation for Style Me Pretty. This project emphasized the importance of seeking others whom you admire and working together to produce an inspiring piece. Immediately, I thought of Cathy Lane.

Cathy Lane is the founder and design extraordinaire of Panache Design Works located in Collingwood, Ontario. She was the creative vision behind one of our favourite Blue Mountain Resort weddings Brittany + David. We were blown away by her talent and awe-inspiring decor!

Last Saturday, we were fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with Cathy and her team as they prepared for a wedding at Lora Bay Golf Club. It was captivating to watch them work tirelessly as they transformed the room. Her attention to detail is astounding! From the centerpieces, to the overhead treatments, her brilliance speaks for itself. We learned so much and have gained even more respect for designers and the incredibly gorgeous work they can create.

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Laura + Dusan | Fusion

Laura + Dusan are special to us, not only because they are a remarkable couple, but because they are the first to experience the newest addition to our wedding photo collections. We are excited to announce a new concept we are introducing. Fusion.

Fusion is the artistic union of photographic and cinematic video images to create a compelling story of a couple’s wedding day. It’s similar to a photo slideshow; however, it incorporates video, audio, and a modern soundtrack to bring the still images to life.

Photographs are paramount. It is important to hire a skilled professional to capture all those special moments of your wedding day. Cinematic video footage and audio are equally as significant. Imagine, not only having those beautiful, treasured images of such a monumental day, but having the honor of hearing your vows or the speeches of loved ones. To, not only, have a snapshot of your relatives dancing, but to be able to watch them move and groove onscreen. Priceless.

If you are interested in learning more about this essential collection, please contact us. We’d love to talk to you!

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Patricia + Kamil | Bride.ca

We are so privileged to be featured this week in the Bridal Network sponsored blog Bride.ca. The wedding they chose to spotlight was the union of Patricia + Kamil, one of our favourite couples of 2010. They were married on a stunning Saturday in mid-October. They were an amazing couple to film and photograph. It was an incredible day! The photo session took place at the Riverwood Conservancy Chapel Gardens, a hidden gem in the heart of Toronto. The reception celebration was held at the elegant Le Jardin in Mississauga, Ontario. The flowers were provided by Flower Parade. Thanks Bride.ca for the the post!

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Laura + Dusan | April 2 2011

Laura and Dusan said their vows on a beautiful, blustery Saturday in Spring. The weather report predicted rain, but when we arose that morning, the sun shone brightly. What a great start to a wedding day!

The ceremony was held at the newly renovated St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Barrie. This is the first of four wedding we get the honor of capturing at the church this Summer. We couldn’t be happier.

We had an amazing photo session! They are such a fun couple! You could tell we were going to have a good time simply by Laura’s wedding shoe selection – her very own blue suede shoes! Elvis would be so proud! Laura and the ladies in her wedding party were incredible! They handled the chilly gusts of wind in their strapless gowns like professionals. Fortunately, they hired a stretch limousine to warm up in between shots.

They held their reception at Innisbrook Golf Course in Innisfil. We discovered that Laura’s grandparents will be celebrating their 65th anniversary this month! What a remarkable testament to true love and marriage! It was such a pleasure to be a part of their family’s celebration!

We have a surprise coming next week for Laura and Dusan. Stay tuned…

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Jen + Darren: Feb 26 2011

Even in the middle of winter, they’ve go their love to keep them warm!

We met Jen last year at the Timpano Bridal Show and were thrilled when she chose us to film this important day in her and Darren’s life.

We loved their winter wedding! The scene was so picturesque, in fact, that the serene snowflakes falling gently in the background provided the inspiration for the cake design. Truly a brilliant concept!

The burnt orange and olive colour scheme of the decorative accents were a brilliant contrast to the winter weather. Jen + Darren had one of the largest bridal parties we’ve ever had the great pleasure to work with. There were six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, a maid of honour, a best man, a dapper little ring bearer, an adorable flower girl, and of course, the lovely couple. It was quite an impressive group!

What an amazing time! What an exciting day! Congratulations to you both! We had a blast!

The soundtrack for this piece is “White Dress” by the incredibly talented Ben Rector. Click here to purchase the song.

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Welcome to Darlington Studios!

We are super thrilled to be adding a blog to our website! We have so many weddings and events to showcase and fun ideas to share with you! We keep things simple over here. We like our blog posts like we like our Starbucks coffee order, short and sweet. Stay tuned for exciting blogs to come! Thanks for stopping by!