A Million Stories

Everywhere around us, we see the beauty of a million brilliant stories. Setting the world aflutter, each one like no other. We are Confetti, and we are inspired by the multitude of colours and textures and beautiful bits and pieces of incredibly amazing things that are all a part of the story of you. Inspired by art, moved by emotion, we see beauty in all its shapes and forms. We love working closely with our couples to understand and express the beauty of their story. What makes you float on air? What makes you shimmer and sparkle? We’ll help you bring out the colours and textures that bring your story to life, and create a work of art that is a celebration of you.

A new journey…

Life is a series of moments. And for many years now, I’ve been capturing these stories on film.

But today I had a different kind of moment. A significant moment. I made a pitcher of iced tea for my lovely daughter and her two friends after school and thought about something she shared with me recently. She came home one day and told me about a lesson her principal had given about filling cups. Not in the literal sense like I had just done, but about giving back, about being there to lift people up.

So as I poured her iced tea, I thought about the importance of being there to fill her cup. It felt so good.

I have been very fortunate to celebrate the gift of love with my wonderful clients and create memories with some of the most talented people in the wedding industry. I have learned so much about myself, about people, about business and about what I want from life. All of this has shaped the person I have become and I will be forever grateful for these relationships and experiences.

Creating films is all I have known for a very long time. I love the opportunities that I have had, the amazing moments I have seen. But the time has come to say thank you and goodbye.

Thank you to all my perfect clients. Your kindness, gratitude and support has made my life richer. Thank you to all the brilliant professionals that have encouraged me in many ways over the years. Your trust and referrals gave my business the wings it needed to fly.

And finally, thank you to my family and friends who have been patient, loving and supportive as I followed my passion. I am excited to give back to you and do the little things that I love and have missed doing. I look forward to filling your cups.

At this moment, I begin a new story.

I will join my husband, Trevor, in his business and support him as he has supported me. I will also continue to explore, create and share my love of art through my blog and invite you to follow me on this journey.

xoxo

Nicole

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On Hiatus /// Exploring

I am taking some time off to explore art and new idea’s.

I look forward to sharing more about my journey.

If you would like to get in touch with me please email me at nicole@confettistories.com

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Kaylee + Kent

I adore these two and everything about their wedding day. The organic touch was perfect. All of the details hand made with so much love. Their first encounter happened when they met in Manitoba while dancing for the Suzirya Ukrainian Dance Theatre. Their story starts with Kent instantly having a crush on Kaylee and she did not even know it! Months later Kent was transferred back to Calgary where they were reintroduced by friends. These two are the most talented dancers I have ever met! Their expertise and passion for Ukrainian Dance has taken them across Canada and Australia. They are incredibly sweet people blessed with amazing family and friends. The day was a perfect balance with tears of joy + laughter.

Music Licensed with Etiquette: Everything You Say by Stella Stagecoach.

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jenny + alex

Jenny + Alex’s wedding day was AMAZING! I just love these two. With their son Ethan they make a beautiful family. Jenny + Alex are from Calgary, and some of their closest family members travelled from Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Both Chinese and Western traditions were combined in celebration. The morning bartering was one I will never forget! The evening festivities held at the Palliser Hotel Calgary was so entertaining and no detail was missed. From the incredible lights, beautiful centre pieces, ice bar, candy buffet, slide shows + videos, chinese dragons, three dress changes, four course meal, the gorgeous wedding cake, heartfelt toasts… the evening was simply spectacular!

*Thank you Jenny + Alex for having us film your wedding journey + taking care of us throughout the day.
*Thank you Sheryl with Lynn Fletcher Weddings. You are amazing. The details were absolutely perfect.
* Thank you Melia + Jules with Lucida Photography for being incredible to work with. Your considerate ways, and hard work is a testament to your talent and beautiful images.

////Music: It All Belongs to You by Fever Fever. Licensed withetiquette.com////

 

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Geeta + Trevor

Trevor is truly Geeta’s Prince and Geeta is Trevor’s Princess. They are both unbelievably brilliant, have hearts of gold and their connection is obvious. I have so many favourite moments from their two day wedding journey. Their western dance was epic(many days spent practicing). Geeta’s dress at the rehearsal was as beautiful as her wedding dress. The heartfelt moments spent amongst family and friends who travelled from a far. Their passionate vows. The incredible scenic back drop of Lake Louise. Most important the genuine connection they share with each other.

I LOVE their story…shared from their wedding website, written below. It is a must read!

The Meeting:

We met at what might be considered to be the opposite of a romantic resort, somewhere in the Caribbean. Geeta likes to say the crowd was in the over 70 (years of age) class, and while it may not have been quite that bad it certainly wasn’t going to be confused with a singles cruise! (Geeta: Everyone at the resort was there to check off their bucket list. Seriously.)

So here we have a Manhattan girl who hates the cold so much she brought (and wore) her parka on the beach, and a guy who lives in the frozen tundra, otherwise known as Canada, with a chance meeting in a foreign land.

Geeta: The first night we met I quite enjoyed the company of Trevor’s sister and brother in law. Trevor was relatively inoffensive.

Trevor: I assumed Geeta’s travel partner (just a friend) was her significant other. “Nice people, seem fun, where’s my mojito?”

On the second night we ran into each other again, this time at the disco (which was a very generous term for this resort)! Geeta’s travel buddy, Uday, facilitated a more detailed introduction, and from there we quickly found out that we had nothing in common….but we did seem to enjoy each other’s company.

Sparks aside, having only a couple of days left at the resort, there was only time for a freezing poolside afternoon, a thumping night out at the local Latin dance club and a hammock incident (Geeta: Trevor fell out of it). We had fun, exchanged contact info and went on our separate ways.

After all, what could happen between Calgary and NYC…?

The Plunge:

After “some” discussion and a “little” trepidation it was decided that Geeta will make the daring leap and come join Trevor in Calgary…..for real…..

The girl who hates the cold more than ANYTHING makes the ultimate sacrifice and comes to Canada. (Geeta: Just for a visit!)

Trevor: After getting over the initial shock and concern about the transition, her Mom seems to find the weather aspect particularly amusing.

From this point on, we never looked back. From ice skating to dancing, snowboarding and summering in the Rocky Mountains (Geeta: Bears! I saw real bears!!!), and exploring the globe together, we have always had an amazing time together.

Geeta began learning new words like “fracking” and “10-bagger”. And on the relationship front, the opportunity to be together only solidified what we managed to eventually figure out along way, we love each other (some debate on who said it first) and want to spend the rest of our lives together.

Geeta: Trevor said it first!

Trevor: I said “some” debate? I should have said “continual” debate!

The Proposal:

Trevor made it official in Mexico, where he proposed and Geeta accepted, in May of 2011.

The transportation and logistics guy from small town Canada and the Indian/Brazilian Manhattan girl had a chance meeting under unlikely circumstances and are now looking forward to sharing a lifetime of new experiences, opportunities and memories together.

*Music: Hem Me In ~ Amy Seeley ~ Licensed With Etiquette /// Perfect Day ~ Holley Maher ~ The Music Bed*

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973 days…….

I was so excited to see the vision of Karly + Cody’s wedding day come to life. Absolutely no details were missed. An amazing outdoor ceremony in Drumheller on Karly’s parents farm. From Karly’s stunning Vera Wang dress, her beautiful smile, his steadfast loyalty, their personal heart felt vows, the incredible gathering of family and friends to the amazing fireworks show in the evening. The day was full of emotion and love! It was a lovely day to witness the celebration of Karly, Cody and their sweet son Cash.

Thank you Mary Swaffield with Lavish Wedding Planning + Design for always answering my, “one more question” and ensuring the perfect day!

Music: So In love ~ The Icarus Account ~ the.musicbed.com

***** I am sorry this lovely highlight will be private for a short time. Please check back soon to view Karly + Cody’s day!

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Ashley + Mike

Ashley + Mike came all the way from Glasgow to be married in Canmore.  While they are originally from Canada, this brilliant couple is completing their Veterinary Degree’s in Scotland.  They both love the mountains.  Since Mike proposed to Ashley in the Swiss Alps, they thought it would be a perfect fit to celebrate their marriage in the Rocky Mountains with family and close friends.  Mike and his groomsmen started the day off with a ritual wedding day basketball game.  WOW these guys + girl have some incredible moves!  The weather turned out to be just perfect for their outdoor ceremony.  Mike’s groomsman, Juno award winning Tomi Swick sang an acoustic piece at the ceremony and my favourite detail was that in lieu of favours Ashley + Mike made a donation to the Calgary SPCA which was so thoughtful.  It was truly a wonderful day.

A mention and Thank you to their photographer Gabe with Perspective Eye Photography for being so wonderful to work along side and for always communicating.  Visit Gabe’s amazing images of Ashley + Mike’s wedding.  Thank you to the lovely Inspired Occasions team for the perfect details!

**//Music//**
A Night Like This : Tomi Swick
Always Be : Holley Maher ~ licensed from the music bed

Ashley + Mike from Confetti on Vimeo.

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2 minutes

It has been so exciting working with my Sensei. She started Karate when she was six and received her first black belt in Shoyokan Karate at the age of 15. She also holds a black belt in Bushido Kan Ryu and Kickboxing.

Typically a round in Martial Art’s fighting is two minutes.

In Sensei Alyssia’s words: 2 minutes. It feels like the blink of an eye when you hit the snooze button in the morning, when you are running late for work, or purposelessly surfing the Internet. It is such a short insignificant period of time in the grand scheme of things. But for a fighter. Two minutes is an eternity. It is a game of physical and mental chess. It is the difference between willpower and weakness. It is the sum of weeks, months, or even years of tears, sweat, and blood. Two minutes is everything. And in that two minutes a fighter gives everything…

I am looking forward to sharing Sensei Alyssia’s portrait film ~ her journey to date in martial art’s ~

xxoxox nicole

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Shimmer + Sparkle in 2013

We have so much to celebrate this year…
Our calendar is now full for Wedding Cinema.
But we’d love to help you shimmer and sparkle in 2013.
Let’s make a date to celebrate you.

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2011/2012

I am really excited to share that we won our first international award! Thank you WEVA for awarding Jenna + Ross’s wedding the Bronze award in Wedding Highlights Production. I feel so lucky to work with amazing clients and I am very inspired for 2012!

More stories to tell. More ways to tell them.
Helping people express the art and beauty of their own unique stories has always been at the heart of what we do. And that’s why we are thrilled to announce a new service for our clients – Portrait Films by Confetti. Whether you choose one of our Wedding Cinema packages or our new Portrait Films services, we’re delighted to now offer more ways to help you capture and express the million brilliant beautiful things that celebrate the story of you.

We can’t wait to get started…we will be announcing set dates for Portrait films soon.

I truly wish everyone a prosperous 2012 and a very Happy New Year!

xoxo Nicole

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