Vendor Spotlight: Patrick G Films

In case you didn’t truly feel my excitement in today’s Instagram post, let me share with you again just how pumped I am to be starting this blog mini-series! I am lucky enough to work with some of the best professionals in the business day in and day out. I like to think I show our vendors love with every wedding I send their way, but sometimes, it’s just not enough. To let my vendors know just how much I love them and how I couldn’t do what I do without them, I’ve come up with a way to shine the light on these incredibly talented artists.

I'm getting this mini-series underway by spotlighting Patrick Godfrey from Patrick G Films, a wedding videographer. From the moment I met Patrick, I knew I’d found true talent. His ability to capture beauty and grace through a lens is unparalleled and is matched only by his incredibly humble outlook on his work. This guy seriously can do no wrong.

Here’s what Patrick had to say when I sat down with him.

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 Company Name: Patrick G Films

 Type of Work: Videography

 Years in Business: 2

 Location: Waterloo, Ontario

 Tell us a little bit about your company.

Patrick G Films is a personable videography experience that lets you enjoy your wedding day. As a groom to be myself, I designed my packages and wedding day experience around what my fiance and I would want.

 What sets you apart from other vendors within your line of work?

 I like to capture your day as it happens. The candid moments where you grandpa was looking at you when you didn’t notice, your mom wiping away a tear as she watches you and you father walk down the aisle. Instead of setting up fake moments, I look for moments such as those so that your wedding film represents you and your family.

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 What’s your favorite part about a wedding?

 I am a sucker for first dances. Seeing your parents hold you for 3 minutes always tugs at my heartstrings. And the best part is that every dance is different. The songs can be the same but the moments are always special. Some dances are full of laughter, some are full of tears and others are quiet so they can enjoy every second.

What is something you wish couples knew?

I wish couples knew that vendors are not all bad people. As someone planning his own wedding, I have been through the ringer with inexperienced vendors myself. However, the more research you do and questions you ask, you can get to know the people you are inviting into your lives and it almost guarentees an amazing time. We are just people who love weddings and we want to give you the best we possibly can.

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 Why do you think a couple should hire a planner?

If you have never swapped out an engine, would you just start doing it? No, you would hire a mechanic. When your water heater breaks would you decide to just shut off your houses water and swap that out? No, you would hire someone who knows what they are doing. A wedding is a big job that can cause months of stress if you are unsure of how to do it. A planner has done it and it is there job to take on the stresses of planning.

 Any tips for newly engaged couples?

 Enjoy your time being engaged. Take each other on planning dates. Go on long walks. Enjoy this time of being engaged because it flies by. Capture as many moments as you can. Remember how you first met and those butterflies you got when you first kissed. Weddings can be stressful but if you remain in love, it won’t matter one bit.

Patrick Godfrey

Bridal Party Proposal Ideas

If you haven't realized yet I really love weddings....LOVE them! There is not a single stage of the wedding planning and coordination process that I don't whole heartedly enjoy.  Growing up I was always eager to listen to advice from others in hopes that I would learn something.  I remember one year on the last day of school one of our elementary teachers told us that if he could give us one piece of advice it would be not to sweat the small stuff, because one day you would look back and it would all be small stuff.  But that's just it, the small stuff piles together and voila something wonderful happens.  Perhaps this is why I am so drawn to this career, I truly believe a wonderful event involves paying attention to the minor details.

When my husband and I first got engaged we were so overwhelmed with the love and support from our family and friends but everyone kept asking the same thing: "when are you getting married?" We got asked this question so many times and when we finally had an answer the next question we had to tackle was forming our bridal party. 

But that is just it----- how do you go about asking someone to be your bridesmaid/groomsmen?  I wanted it to be something special so they each knew how much they meant to me and how much I loved them.  I decided to create something unique and beautiful to ask each of them to stand beside me. Thankfully they all said yes, aren't they beautiful!!!

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I struggled to find some of the items that I wanted- so to make things easier for you I compiled a collection of my favourite and unique items! 

I love these champagne bottles with custom labels from Maison Mason in London! Check out their etsy shop  here

I love these champagne bottles with custom labels from Maison Mason in London! Check out their etsy shop here

How adorable are these earrings from Unicorn Trendz in Alberta? They have so many colour options available that can suit your colour palette! Check out their etsy shop  here

How adorable are these earrings from Unicorn Trendz in Alberta? They have so many colour options available that can suit your colour palette! Check out their etsy shop here

How adorable is this card from Marsala Studio in Toronto? Check out their etsy shop  here !

How adorable is this card from Marsala Studio in Toronto? Check out their etsy shop here!

Who doesn't love Starbucks and sparkly hair ties! Loran Olivia nailed it with these! Check out the rest of her stuff on her etsy shop  here !

Who doesn't love Starbucks and sparkly hair ties! Loran Olivia nailed it with these! Check out the rest of her stuff on her etsy shop here!

I love this box created by Mere Soap in Toronto! What a beautiful collection of soap and body care created in Ontario! Look into their shop details  here !

I love this box created by Mere Soap in Toronto! What a beautiful collection of soap and body care created in Ontario! Look into their shop details here!