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The sound of chirping crickets was muffled by the squeaky, high-pitched voices of little campers as they sung and giggled with delight around the campfire. Camp Counsellors John and Julia were so immersed in keeping an eye on their respective Kindergarten camp troupes that they didn’t even notice their roasting marshmallows crossing paths in the flames. And as the marshmallows slowly melted into one, so did their hearts…

LOL. Okay, so we took a bit of liberty with the story and sapped things up a little there, but

Julia Lo Raso and John Di Liello really did meet while being camp counsellors back in 2009. “We spent every day together, and had the greatest summer,” said our groom, John. “What’s interesting is that we didn’t start dating until 3 years later when we reconnected through friends!  We’re not sure what our first date was, since we’ve gone out so many times before we actually started dating.”

John’s wedding proposal was intimate, short, and oh so sweet! “We were on our way somewhere, and John isn’t the best with directions,” recounted the bride, Julia. “He asked me to get his GPS out of his glovebox (which I thought was strange because he usually uses his phone.). When I opened it, there was a note that said, ‘Will you be my co-pilot for life?’ and by the time I turned around, John was holding the ring.”

 

“The day went just as planned.”

~ Julia Lo Raso, Bride 



The ceremony took place on a hot, sunny day in June at the Missione Maria Ausiliatrice in R.D.P., Quebec. Afterwards, our couple celebrated their vows with 200 guests at Buffet Marina. Julia and John told us that one of their favorite parts of their wedding was the mother/son and father/daughter dances. “We chose photos to have displayed on the screen during the dance in order to surprise our parents,” said John. “Everyone was touched, and it was such a special moment.”

We asked the newlyweds if they had any advice for future brides and grooms about choosing wedding vendors: “Go with someone you feel comfortable with, you’ll be spending the whole day with them, so make sure you like them! I loved the way the Marrone crew joked around…we had a great time,” said Julia.

John and Julia chose Marrone Films’ short film package along with a photography package. Like a lot of our clients, Julia seemed to have her eye on us way before the groom even came into the picture. “Her aunt hired Marrone for her wedding over 10 years ago!” said John. “Julia remembers being a bridesmaid and having a great time with the crew. Since then, she watched her aunt’s video each year!” We love that we get to work with different generations of families as the years go by. It’s a beautiful feeling to capture a moment with a little flower girl and then watch that same girl walk down-the-isle a few years later. 

“We feel that we received amazing value. The production quality of the video was impressive. The photos are wonderful as well… Thank you for being so great and supportive! We love our video, and can’t wait to share it with our families.”

 ~ Julia Lo Raso, Bride

It was our pleasure Julia and John. Couples like you are the reason why we love what we do.

Wishing this “pilot and co-pilot” a beautiful life of riding into the sunset together.


 

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Credits

Photography | Marrone Films

Video | Marrone Films

Ceremony | Missione Maria Ausiliatrice

Reception | Buffet Marina

Shoes | Semy 

Dress | Vania Spose

Rings | Bijouterie Jacob

Hair & Makeup | Via Estetica Coiffure

DJ | Showtime

Invitations | Little Apple Invites

Florist | Luluthia

Reception | Buffet Marina

Tuxedos | Waxman

Limousines | Allante

 

Julia & John