We love filming weddings, but it is incredibly special to be asked by someone we really respect in the industry. Carlos is the creative director at Unikron, a Toronto-based integrated media & video production company, and we’ve been following his work for years since he was part of the Project3Media collective. So when he asked us if we would film his wedding, we of course said yes!
Carlos met Kelly (several times!) at various art opening parties. Kelly was into him from the start, but too shy to make a move because Carlos is such an outgoing and popular guy. She was however, persistent, and eventually when Carlos had his own show at the Barbership Gallery, Kelly showed up, and after one or two glasses of wine decided to secure a piece for her wall. It happened to be ‘Miles Away’, a very simple line drawing that was very special to Carlos and that he didn’t expect it would sell. She recalled his reaction (“the cutest smile”) when she told him she was buying the piece, and she knew she was in trouble!
Time went by, and Carlos received a call from the Gallery saying that they had collected all the money and delivered the pieces to everyone who purchased art except one: Kelly Thompson. Thanks to Facebook, Carlos did some ‘detective work’ to locate this girl (and his money!) and discovered a cute, fun girl who loves travelling, cooking, good friends, doing jump shots, and as it turns out, never heard anything about collecting her art piece! After many serendipitously missed connections, Carlos finally asked Kelly if she would have a drink with him when she came to pick up the art – which was not customary for an art transaction, which she happily accepted, which turned into a dinner date, and a few years later, turned into a joyous Mexican-Jewish wedding that involved a Mariachi band playing in a black-lit ping pong bar. The art that brought them together is now happily hanging in their kitchen.
We think this is one of the most adorable ‘how we met and fell in love’ stories never made into a romantic comedy movie. Maybe a future project for Unikron?