And their story goes like this:

‘The year was 1992. In the small town of Warrensburg in upstate New York, a young, brown-haired, somewhat shy girl from Rockland County, NY got off the bus at Camp Echo Lake. Her eyes wide open and teddy bear in her hand, she had a feeling she was in for a terrific summer. Little did she know that her life was about to change forever.

He, with his dirty-blond waves, skipped off the bus that had just arrived from Montreal. Surrounded by some of his childhood best friends, and standing tall next to his older brother, he was the veteran, the old-timer.

The boy and girl became fast friends, but an age gap of a few years meant they got to see each other only so frequently. But both of their frequent visits to the tennis court ensured they would remain friends for the next few summers.

Skip ahead to New York City, the year 2010. She, just a few years out of business school, was doing her best to navigate her way through the world of finance. He, with a graduate degree from NYU and Real Estate industry work experience under his belt, was finally starting to consider New York home.

A brief Facebook conversation later, they found themselves sitting across the table from each other reminiscing about their childhood summers and comparing notes as to what it’s like being a late 20-something in NYC. After several dates, while the spark and the intrigue was there, they parted as friends and wished each other well.

A mere 5 years and another Facebook message exchange later, they found themselves on the phone during the Snowapocalypse-that-wasn’t. This time the topic wasn’t Echo Lake, nor dating war stories, but rather business. He, an entrepreneur, was two years into his own Real Estate Venture. She, still in her same finance job, had several years more experience under her belt and was eager to offer some advice to a potential client.

The conversation went well, but a chance meeting on the corner of 49th Street and Madison Avenue just three weeks later sealed the deal. Not long after, with both recently single, a business lunch at The National restaurant in Midtown, NYC quickly turned personal and intimate. And so they say, the rest is history’.

We had such a great time documenting Rachel and JJ’s special day. Check out an express edit of their wedding below.

Venue: The Windsor
Wedding Planner: MB Events
Flowers: Alain Simon Fleurs
Band: Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra
Photography: Tim Chin Photography
Videography: Ioan Films

Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa

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Here’s a little backstory on Sarah and Troy’s elopement.

When we got engaged we figured planning for the next summer with school and everything else going on would be too rushed but soon realized to plan around my school schedule would mean waiting until after June 2017. We decided on September 23rd, 2017 as our wedding date (a three year engagement).

The past few Christmases we had agreed to get each other nothing. I would follow the rules and he would get me something extravagant, like a horse. So after a couple years of getting him nothing and falling for his white lies I decided to get him a trip for Christmas. I booked us plane tickets and a hotel to spend some time together over my reading week in February. As the trip started approaching we began to Google what to do while in Quebec City. I came across the Hotel de Glace‘s website and noticed weddings at the top of the page, I clicked on it and we joked about doing it. On a whim I emailed to find out about availability and it turned out that there was. We both wanted to have a small ceremony and were considering City Hall followed by a larger reception, so eloping wasn’t too far off from what we had been thinking. We decided to go for it and surprise everyone when we return home from our trip.

How cool is that? We are honored to had witnessed and captured on film Sarah and Troy’s wedding day. Check out their wedding film below.

Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa

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This was our last wedding of 2015 and what a wedding it was. We had an awesome time documenting the union of these two love birds and are pretty excited to share their wedding film with you.

Venue: Science Center
Wedding planner: Viveevents
Flowers: Fleurs des Jardins
Band: High Fidelity
Photography: 5ive15ifteen
Videography: Ioan Films

Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa

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Katherine and Luigi were married at Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde and their reception followed at Chateau Vaudreuil. Check out their wedding film below.

Flowers: Florabelle
DJ: Goldstar
Photography: Blushing Bride Studio
Videography: Ioan Films

Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa

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Rita and Roy were married at the St-Viateur d’Outremont Church and their reception followed at the Science Centre. Check out their wedding film below.

Wedding Planning: Maddy K
Catering: Franca Mazza
Flowers: Fleurs des Jardins
DJ: Yo-C
Photography: Blushing Bride Studio
Videography: Ioan Films

Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa

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Allison and Hadrien’s wedding took place in Montreal, Quebec at the St-James Theatre. What an amazing celebration of life, love and family. Check out their wedding film below:

Venue: St-James Theatre
Wedding planner: Blanc Events
Flowers: Fleurs des Jardins
Band: Paul Chacra
Photography: Angela Campanelli
Videography: Ioan Films

Ioan Films | Lifestyle Cinema | Montreal Toronto Ottawa

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It’s officially the 1st working day of 2016 and here’s our first post of the year that may just sweeten a bit your post holidays back to work blues:) Catherine and Kris were married at the Notre-Dame Basilica and their reception followed at the Science Centre. Check out their wedding film below.

Wedding Planning: Maddy K
Catering: Buonanotte
Wedding Cake: Luisa Galuppo
Flowers: NDG Florist
DJ: DJ Serafino
Photography: Phototerra
Videography: Ioan Films shot by Seb and Rob

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