Mary Lou & James | A Windsor, Ontario Wedding Highlight at Sprucewood Winery of Harrow, Ontario
September 24, 2011
Mary Lou & James – A Wedding Love Story in Harrow, Ontario
The wedding of Mary Lou and James was a day of surprises. Even the fact that we would be there to film the day was a big, carefully crafted surprise for the bride!
We had met with Mary Lou and James over a year ago, and chatted over coffee. They were big fans of our work, but throughout the busy planning process, videography was simply never finalized. Fast forward to just a few weeks before the wedding…. when we got a call from James. He knew that Mary Lou still really wanted us to capture their wedding day, so he put together the plan for us to surprise her on the big day!
On the day of the wedding, Samson and I made our way to the salon for the secret mission. As Mary Lou was getting her hair done, we showed up for the big surprise. Cameras in hand, we filmed her reaction as we arrived and explained how James had planned it all out. There were definitely some tears of joy! Up next, there was another surprise in store. James sent a package to the salon for Mary Lou as well. As she unwrapped the gift, she found the pair of blue Manolo Blahniks that she had seen and wanted but decided to pass up. It was an emotional morning, full of surprises! We sent James a text, letting him know that everything had gone according to plan. Then Samson made his way to capture the groom and his best man getting ready.
The ceremony was held at the grand and beautiful St. Joseph’s Church overlooking River Canard. In a unique and personal touch, the choir was comprised of students from the school that Mary Lou teaches at. With all their friends and family on hand, Mary Lou and James exchanged vows and officially became husband and wife.
The reception took place at Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery in Harrow. Around the vineyard and along the beach, we followed along with their photographer Trevor Booth for the creative photo session. Guests enjoyed sipping the local wine, relaxing in the lounge and snapping some shots in the photobooth. It was a perfect end to a very special day.
Thank you James and Mary Lou for having us along on your wedding day. It was an exciting mission, and a pleasure sharing the day with you. We hope you love your videos!
Credits for this Harrow Ontario wedding cinematography film
Video: John, Samson, Ahmad
Perfect Shutter is a wedding videography studio based out of Windsor, Ontario.