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Megan and Matt met a long time ago threw friends but didn’t actually talk until later down the road when Matt left some of his belongings at a friends party. Megan had picked up the belongings and messaged Matt. They met up at Big Rig for a drink and the exchange of Matts belongings. After a fun afternoon together there official first date was at rock fest where they rocked out to Weezer and Atreyu (Megan’s favorite band).
If a bride messages you and ask to film her halloween themed Grande Hotel Wedding how can you say no. When Megan and Matt messaged me she had mentioned that she was having a Halloween themed wedding and asked if I was down for that. My answer was a big YES!. Its not everyday you get to do a themed wedding so this was super cool to be apart of.
Megan and Matt met a long time ago threw friends but didn’t actually talk until later down the road when Matt left some of his belongings at a friends party. Megan had picked up the belongings and messaged Matt. They met up at Big Rig for a drink and the exchange of Matts belongings. After a fun afternoon together there official first date was at rock fest where they rocked out to Weezer and Atreyu (Megan’s favorite band). A while later Matt invited Megan down to his family cottage and from that point he knew that she was the one that he wanted to marry. The part of this story that really hit home for me is how Megan was there for Matt when his mom tragically passed away. During this time Megan and her family were very close to Matt and helped him in his grieving process. Matt and I got to sit down and he had mentioned to me how grateful he was to her family for being there for him in his dark times. Megan’s selflessness is what stuck out to me. This wedding being during covid I never got to meet Megan and Matt in person and sitting down with Matt before I went to the bridal sweet it rally set the mood of what kind of person Megan was.
After the groom downed some scotch and chased the dog who kept stealing everybody’s socks it was time to head to the bridesmaids for the Grande Hotel Wedding. Megan’s first impression on me was bold, genuine and tells it like it is. Megan was just as open with me as Matt was which made the narrative part of the wedding fun to edit. Megan and Matt did a first touch which was a nice change. I have done 2 of these this years and its a great alternative for anybody that still wants to keep the visual aspect traditional. Its nice hearing the couple just talk, touch hands hang out for a second before game time.
This weddings whole vibe was a 10/10. My favorite part of this wedding was the themed reception décor. It also rained super heavy that day so it really added to the moody vibe of the wedding. Although I didn’t get the chance to do some drone shots I was still super grateful when the rain worked out for me for the rest of the day. The bridesmaid dresses were also black so that was a vibe in itself. I’m a big fan of black dresses it looks very chic and unique. One more thing that I have to mention is how they replaced the flower girl with a flower groomsmen, It was funny, unique and memorable. I know this day meant a lot to Matt and Megan and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to witness there union and capture all the special moments that occurred.
When creating the trailer for this wedding my whole mindset was spooky spooky vibes. In the end I was really happy with the way it came together. The Grande Hotel Wedding is a hidden gem in Carleton place. It doesn’t seem like much on the outside but once you get inside its truly a gem. I have another wedding at the venue in 2022 but its a Christmas wedding and I think this place will suit the vibe as well.
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