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Wedding Inspiration at The Nash YYC

I want to start off this blog by saying that if you have never had the rotisserie chicken at The Nash YYC, you are missing out! I had never filmed at The Nash before and I enjoyed working with the creative team on this spring styled shoot. Christy and Alexis from Beyond the Proposal were amazing to work with and, with them in charge, the day ran smoothly even with very limited time. It was also a pleasure to work alongside Calgary wedding photographer Tara Whittaker and I’m really looking forward to our real wedding together this July in Banff!

This spring styled shoot had a heavy floral focus as much of my videos do. It’s a perk of being married to a florist (Flowers by Janie) and getting to film her creations. The venue was unique and I loved the natural light as well as the feature wall with the original town map of Calgary!

Enjoy the video below as well as some of my favorite images photographed by Tara.

Scroll to the end for a complete list of all the Calgary wedding vendors who participated in this styled shoot.

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Planning + Design Beyond the Proposal | Photography Tara Whittaker Photography | Florals Flowers by Janie | Rentals Modern Luxe Rentals | Videography Castaño Films | Hair + Make up Glamaway Beauty | Cake Pretty Sweet | Venue The Nash YYC | Dress Blush & Raven | Accessories Joanna Bisley Design | Stationary Bexley Design Co. | Model Victoria Lang from Mode Models

Tunnel Mountain Engagement Film Session

Jordan + Jesse will be getting married in an outdoor ceremony at Tunnel Mountain in Banff, Alberta this coming June 2019! Instead of opting for engagement photos the couple chose to have an engagement film created for them. We met them in Banff at Tunnel Mountain where we kicked off the session in the exact spot where they will say their vows in June. The weather was perfect for an April evening with only a slight breeze. The mountains were perfectly majestic and we had some great sunset light! We also spent time filming at Cascade Ponds and then in an open field on the way to Lake Minnewanka! We can’t wait to film their Banff wedding ceremony with a Calgary reception following at The Pioneer!

June is going to be good!

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If you are looking for a Calgary videographer to capture your surprise proposal, engagement or wedding please get in touch! We’d love to hear your story!

Isle of Skye- Scotland

Where does a wedding videographer go on vacation? The answer, Scotland (or anywhere with amazing views and culture).

After a busy wedding season with pretty much every weekend between June to September booked up to film weddings and loads of editing work after that, by October or November it’s time for a much needed holiday. My wife and I decided that our big trip for the fall of 2017 would be Northern England and Scotland. We enjoyed two weeks taking in the views of the countryside and cities by bus and train spending time in York, Staithes, Whitby, Edinburgh, Inverness, Portree, Glasgow and London. In Inverness we decided to be brave and rent a car to drive to the Isle of Skye (I really missed the wide Canadian roads and having a shoulder on the side of the highway). We spent 5 days driving around and exploring the Isle of Skye with a rad cottage Airbnb in Portree as our home base.

I tried not to spend too much time filming so I could be more present and take in the breathtaking landscape (and let’s be honest…enjoy the scotch). This is just a little bit of the beauty I was able to capture in video of the hike we did to the Fairy Pools near Glenbrittle. If you get a chance to visit Scotland, go here!

I would go back to Scotland in a heart beat so if any Canadian couples are looking to elope and want a wedding videographer to tag along with them, pick me!

Rain on your wedding day is a good thing

Rain on your wedding day can be better than a bright, sunny, cloudless day! Don't believe me...keep reading to find out why!

Cloudy skies highlight the natural colours of you and your surrounding and make the colours appear more vibrant rather than washed out. Having a sky full of clouds (with or without rain) also creates softer shadows which are easier to photograph and film under rather than harsh, direct light from the sun.

Rain also gives the day a fresh feel and a calming vibe. The aroma of nature can be enjoyed more and the senses of your guests will be heightened. Rain drops also look great on camera and the cooler weather unconsciously makes the couple snuggle closer together for warmth, creating more natural, romantic and intimate moments for photographers and videographers to capture.

Also, umbrellas, can we take a minute to stay how romantic it is to see a couple together under the same umbrella! 

Dan and Cassandra were married at Silvertip Resort this past July and they had a mix of sun, then a heavy downpour and some light rain in between. A couple of my favorite shots from their teaser video included rain; the light rain drops on the turquoise pond and the rain falling on them when they are walking together with their umbrella. Take a look and see for yourself, rain is a good thing on your wedding day!

If you are looking for a wedding videographer to capture your wedding on film in Calgary, Canmore, Banff or beyond get in touch!

YYC Bridal Shower

This past May, real bride Erin, was the winner of the #YYCBRIDALSHOWER, a contest open to real brides where they entered to win their entire bridal shower planned and designed by some of Calgary's finest wedding professionals. Castaño Films was there during the bridal shower, at Rodney's Oyster House, to capture Erin and her guests enjoying the celebration. Scroll to the end to see all the Calgary wedding vendors involved with the YYC Bridal Shower that took place on May 26, 2018.

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Real bride Erin, pictured above with her maid of honour and sister, will be getting married at The Lake House on September 17, 2018. Photo + film by Castaño Films

Thank you to the following Calgary wedding vendors who made this bridal shower for Erin possible. To see more photos from the bridal shower view them on the blog by Confetti Magazine.

Event Videographer Castaño Films | Event Photographer Minted Photography | Design & Styling Jacqueline Rae Weddings Events Interiors | Sweet treats Sweet Art by Nicole | Stationary Lovesky Design | Decor Rental Modern Luxe | Venue + Catering Rodney's Oyster House | Flowers Fall for Florals | Hair and Makeup Something Borrowed Beauty | Spa Treatment Natasha Rae Skin and Nutrition | Hair Cut Rhea Hair and Beauty | Jewelry Joanna Bisley Design | Lashes Brown Sugar Artistry | Canvas Calligraphy Debbie Wong Design

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