Our videographers and cinematographers’ work with Carol & Mina began nearly a year earlier, when we helped the couple in creating their engagement film. In the highlight reel you can follow the story as told by both Carol & Mina about how the two met as if through fate, and the wonderfully creative trail of clues that Mina left behind for his unbeknownst bride-to-be Carol; guiding her through the many landmarks of their relationship, with a beautiful ring and Mina on one knee at the end. A heartfelt winter scene overlooking the Rideau Canal, and a truly heartwarming and creative journey for Carol as well as our videographers and cinematographers who filmed every precious moment.
Fast forward to May 27, 2018, springtime a year later. It’s Carol & Mina’s fated day, and our videographers and cinematographers are back again with the wonderful couple to join them on their wonderful wedding day. For a few of our videographers and cinematographers’ favourite scenes from the morning, the iconic exchange of heartfelt letters between bride and groom; especially touching was Carol’s tearful reading of Mina’s love letter to his bride-to-be on the morning of their big day. In our highlight reel, our videographers and cinematographers juxtapose Carol & Mina’s first reveals to both bridesmaids and groomsmen respectively, and the celebrations which ensued.
For Carol & Mina’s wedding ceremony, the bride and groom had chosen a very special location; that of Ottawa’s St. George and St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church. For Carol & Mina, faith plays a central part in their shared lives, as the two had first met at a Coptic Orthodox Church, and fittingly married at a Coptic Orthodox Church. For our videographers and cinematographers, taking a beautiful aerial view of Ottawa’s skyline and featuring St. Geroge and St. Anthony’s Church alongside beautiful footage of the church’s classically designed Coptic orthodox interior provides a beautiful homage to the couple’s shared religious heritage. Finally, for the ceremony, our videographers and cinematographers had trailed Carol as she proceeded down the aisle to meet her beloved husband-to-be in a truly tearful and joyful memory captured forever through our lenses. And in a beautiful traditional Egyptian Coptic orthodox wedding ceremony, Carol & Mina were finally wed; with many of the absolutely perfect scenes captured and shared in our included highlight reel. We welcome you to join in the festivities as well!
Before the evening’s festivities were underway, our videographers and cinematographers had joined the newlyweds Carol & Mina as they toured downtown Ottawa, the capital of our great nation, for many spectacular wedding day video and photo-shoot opportunities. In our highlight reel, you can see Carol & Mina sharing a kiss just outside parliament hill in a truly spectacular and romantic scene captured by our videographers and cinematographers. And for the newlyweds’ after-ceremony celebrations, Carol & Mina had chosen a very special location; reserving a hall at the Hilton Lac-Leamy just across the river in Gatineau, Quebec. A few favourites from our videographers and cinematographers on Carol & Mina’s special evening, both the couple’s grand entrance to the hall and the newlyweds’ ever-romantic first dance were absolutely mesmerizing. What made the event stand out for our videographers and cinematographers as well was the featuring of our namesake same day edit highlight reel for the evening’s celebrations; summing up Carol & Mina’s journey from friendship to courtship to a lifetime’s relationship. An unbelievable and unforgettable journey.
So with all that’s said and done, we here at SDE Weddings®, Toronto’s premier wedding videography, cinematography, and photo-booth group, would like to wish Carol & Mina all the very best in their lives and future together. We were absolutely ecstatic to have played a part in filming, producing, editing and documenting Carol & Mina’s truly beautiful wedding day, as well as their engagement and their unforgettably creative wedding proposal, all wrapped up in our included highlight reel. We are very much humbled that they chose our videographers and cinematographers to join them during some of the most pivotal moments of their lives together, and we hope that our work with them on their perfect wedding day remains a true testament to the power of fate, faith, and love.
Wedding Ceremony: St. George and St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church | 1081 Cadboro Rd, Ottawa
Wedding Reception Venue: Hilton Lac-Leamy | 3 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau
Décor & Flowers: Ottawa Wedding Décor
Photography: Nate Dionisio Photography
Cakes: Kyko Cakes
Limo: Liberty Limousine