An individual’s life is a journey which moves inextricably forward, traced out by the threads of fate. However, one never knows if and when the precious moment comes when two threads cross paths. Such is the story of Sam and Dina, a couple who met through the seemingly random entanglement of destiny, and we at SDE Weddings were very pleased to be witness to their consummation of love, where their two threads in twain were tumultuously tied together, in a bond that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. The newlyweds were married on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, in Merciful Redeemer Parish in Mississauga, in an Assyrian wedding. Indeed continuing a theme in our work, we at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography group, were more than proud to be a part of many multicultural and traditional wedding services here in Toronto, the proverbial melting pot of Canada’s multi-ethnic society.

Sam and Dina met, innocently enough, at a house party through mutual friends. A small casual conversation about, mundanely enough, picking out a telephone, led to an invitation to Sam’s place of work at Futureshop, for what was first a sales offer. Sam, ever a cunning businessman himself, was already smitten by Dina’s charm, and sought out more than just a phone deal. With his deal-breaking expertise, he somehow secured a first date with Dina, and closed an offer that fit both work and play in tandem. Little did both of them know that what would be an innocent first date would irreversibly trace their paths directly towards a wedding day. Another case of one of life’s little mysteries, how one can never expect what would happen from where one starts. Luckily enough for Sam and Dina, the ironic twists of fate played their cards to their favor, culminating in a wedding ceremony and reception which we at SDE Weddings were ecstatic to be a part of.

The big day began bright and early for Dina, who was up at the crack of dawn and already readying herself for undoubtedly one of the most important moments of her life. As previous, we asked the bride and groom to write a short wedding letter to one another, to be read for the first time on the morning of the wedding day. Our dedicated wedding videographers were on hand to capture these once in a lifetime moments in film, as a token of each other’s warmhearted sentiments on an ever auspicious occasion. As the morning progressed, Sam and crew had fully prepared, and many of the wedding celebrants had already arrived at the groom’s house and were partaking in wedding day song and dance. As noon fell upon us, all celebrations were placed on a momentary pause, as the groom’s family made their way to the bride’s house to greet the lovely lady and her entourage. From there, the congregation proceeded to Merciful Redeemer Parish in Mississauga. The ceremony began at the wake of what would be a lengthy afternoon, as the couple tied the quintessential knot to the cheer of all in attendance. As the formal wedding ceremonies soon ended, the newlywed’s families began greeting all the wedding guests, receiving all their sincere congratulations and wishes of a long life together.

The post-wedding reception began first with a visit to Mississauga’s Benares Historic House for some scenic wedding videography, and progressed eventually enough to the Paradise Banquet Hall hosted in Vaughan. A special note should be made for this particular wedding film shoot, as the bride and groom requested us use a unique device known as a jib, which is a boom device with a camera on one end, and a counterweight and camera controls on the other. The couple were undoubtedly pleased when we fulfilled their request in a professional fashion, and we hope our staff’s wedding cinematography and videography expertise paid off manifold in their enjoyment of the work we produced. To continue, the wedding celebrants soon arrived at the banquet hall, complete with an Italian ‘antipasto’ bar embellished with first course meals of what would be plenty for the night. The first entrance was a special one, as flower girls and ring boys, bridesmaids and ushers, the maid of honor and the best man, all made their procession into the hall, with the bride and groom trailing them as the centerpiece of the adorned assembly. Our wedding videographers were ever present to record all the smiles and joy on everyone’s faces during the start of the night. Music, food, dancing and celebration were now in store. Dinner is served, as short commemoration speeches are made by family members and friends. As the night grew longer, the long anticipated first dance soon began. Bride and groom, Dina and Sam, hand in hand, in a moment to last a lifetime. As the crowd cheered on, the dance floor was opened to suit the inescapable energy of the room. Amidst the song and dance, the quintessential wedding cake is cut and served, as the couples’ favorite music is played throughout the hall. A wedding night of happiness and merriment continued to a close, to an unforgettable atmosphere of rhythm and dance. In short, we hope Sam and Dina had an unforgettable experience with their wedding, and hope our wedding videography work, from Toronto’s premier videography and cinematography service, make their memories unforgettable indeed.

Ceremony Venue Information: Merciful Redeemer Parish – 2715 Erin Centre Blvd, Mississauga, On
Engagement Shoot Venue Information: Benares Historic House – 1507 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga
Reception Venue Information: Paradise Banquet Halls – 7601 Jane Street. Vaughn, On
Photographer Information: Ellie & Babac Rajabi – BABACFOTO
DJ Service Information: DJ Fady – 2001 Dj Services