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Today’s blog is inspired by two people I’ve never met, but who I have had the pleasure of being “introduced” to by my good friends, Wanda and Brian, at Studio67, who speak so amazingly highly of them that you can’t help but feel the same way.
You know how you feel like you know somebody, even if you’ve never met them, by the way someone else close to you speaks about them? This is precisely the case with Marta and Brock and I. As an avid Studio67 Blog visitor, I watched Marta and Brock’s Same Day Edit the day it was released on Wanda and Brian’s website, and I instantly fell in love with the details. I loved the story, I loved the elements, I loved the animals. I loved the reading by Taylor Mali, Falling In Love Is Like Owning A Dog….
First of all, it’s a big responsibility,
especially in a city like New York.
So think long and hard before deciding on love.
On the other hand, love gives you a sense of security:
when you’re walking down the street late at night
and you have a leash on love
ain’t no one going to mess with you.
Because crooks and muggers think love is unpredictable.
Who knows what love could do in its own defense?
On cold winter nights, love is warm.
It lies between you and lives and breathes
and makes funny noises.
Love wakes you up all hours of the night with its needs.
It needs to be fed so it will grow and stay healthy.
Love doesn’t like being left alone for long.
But come home and love is always happy to see you.
It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life,
but you can never be mad at love for long.
Is love good all the time? No! No!
Love can be bad. Bad, love, bad! Very bad love.
Love makes messes.
Love leaves you little surprises here and there.
Love needs lots of cleaning up after.
Sometimes you just want to get love fixed.
Sometimes you want to roll up a piece of newspaper
and swat love on the nose,
not so much to cause pain,
just to let love know Don’t you ever do that again!
Sometimes love just wants to go for a nice long walk.
Because love loves exercise.
It runs you around the block and leaves you panting.
It pulls you in several different directions at once,
or winds around and around you
until you’re all wound up and can’t move.
But love makes you meet people wherever you go.
People who have nothing in common but love
stop and talk to each other on the street.
Throw things away and love will bring them back,
again, and again, and again.
But most of all, love needs love, lots of it.
And in return, love loves you and never stops.
You can read / see all about Marta and Brock’s special day, Studio67-style, on their blog, here!
As I became (pseudo-)acquainted with who Marta and Brock were (via their wedding details), they were kind enough to find me on Facebook, and compliment the work I do. It was after this that I began to notice the work that they do professionally (and passionately!) and became completely inspired! As the co-founders of Fit For Two TV, Brock and Marta spend their days inspiring others to live life differently, appreciate one another wholly, and push each other beyond previously-established limits.
Not only do Brock and Marta push one another to achieve new goals, live healthier lives, and inspire eachother, they do this for others! Via their online blogs, vlogs, and in-person appearances, these two self-proclaimed health addicts are doing their part to share the (health) love by disseminating tips, tricks, and ideas on getting healthy, living healthy, and staying healthy, together.
Here is their latest Vlog posting, as a testament to what they do:
Just as WG is known and loved for sharing all-things-wedding, I put forth this all-things-health as a source of inspiration for all of you.. .all of us… who only get one chance to do it right with our health – so we may as well start now! (and what better way to do it than with these two lovebirds cheering us along!)
Thanks, Marta and Brock, for being such an inspiration.. without even realizing it!
This past weekend, WeddingGirl.ca coordinated an Autumn Happily Ever After for sweethearts Angela and Eric! Our wedding bliss began on Saturday afternoon with a rehearsal that we chose to hold on the waterfront in Burlington, at one of my favourite spots just below one of my favourite restaurants and wedding venues, Spencer’s On The Waterfront. This was our view as we practiced for Angela’s and Eric’s I Do’s!
After the rehearsal, I picked up all the pieces of the wedding I’d be setting up behind the scenes, and bright and early on Sunday, our wedding day began! Two Melissa’s from Pretty In Pink provided our bridal party with mobile hair and makeup services on site at the Courtyard Marriott on Upper James, where the bride stayed the night before. I stopped in to check on the girls mid-morning, and the hotel room was a whirlwind of hairspray, curling irons, and colourful makeup everywhere! The fabulously talented Andrea from Splash Photography was already busy taking pictures…
The flowers, from Mostly Roses, arrived just before I got there: a blend of dark reds, whites, and hints of green.
One of my favourite videographers, Chris from Fresh Canadian Content also arrived while I was visiting with the girls and began his wedding day filming. One of my favourite things about working with Chris and his staff has been the tremendous number of compliments I get about his work – not only from the bride and groom, but also the vendors who find that working alongside him is smooth, seamless, and completely enjoyable! This is the perfect example as to why personalities are so important when selecting your wedding vendors: you want to make sure everyone gets along on the day of!!
Once I left the hotel, I traveled back to the reception venue, Carmen’s Banquet Hall, and put the finishing touches on decor. I put together the centrepieces, embellished the head table, cake table, and the receiving table to match our burgundy/black/white wedding theme, and set out the escort cards in the lobby. If you haven’t hired a Day Of Coordinator, make sure to put someone in place to do all the little things!
Despite being planned on a budget, this wedding was all-class, with a marked design theme and personalized touches throughout the entire design concept. The bride lovingly poured over the smallest details, including personal place setting cards (DIY on embossed damask paper), bubbles for the guests at the ceremony elegantly tied with themed black ribbon, and even an engraved cake and knife set to adorn the cake table.
Angela and Eric’s wedding was my first opportunity to work alongside the staff at Carmen’s, and I must say, it was an absolute pleasure. Throughout the evening, I had the Carmen’s Maitre D’ assisting with all the ins and outs of the reception, helping me to ensure that everything ran smoothly, and all the members of the staff that I came into contact with were incredibly friendly and helpful (which isn’t always the case!)
The service at Carmen’s was great, the food was excellent, and Angela and Eric had, what they called, the “night of their life”! … after all, isn’t that what matters most?
Angela and Eric have been together for a long time, so their wedding day was simply a celebration of the union they already shared, and an opportunity for friends and family from near and far to celebrate in their love for one another!
A huge Thank You goes out to one of the most helpful wedding parties I’ve ever worked with, and family and friends that made my day with them just as enjoyable as I hope theirs was with me. All the best!!
Ever wondered whether the difference between cinematography and videography was worth the investment? Let me tell you… there is no magic more than what Wanda and Brian can capture on your wedding day… and show your guests before the night’s out!!
Take a look at this amazing split-screen shot of the newlyweds’ reaction to their Same Day Edit (SDE).
…. there’s something beyond words that’s captured on an ordinary wedding day…. and recreated into something extraordinary with cinema. For more of what Studio67 does, visit their website! (Warning: it’s addictive!!)