The colour red means a lot of things in Chinese culture. Symbolic of the intrinsic energy of fire, the energy which drives our solar system and life itself, the colour red in Chinese culture represents good luck, fortune, general happiness and future prosperity. In a way, this interpretation of the colour red parallels the western idea of red as the colour of love, of romance and passion. That’s why we here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography company, were rather red in delight while working with William and May during their wedding day celebration on May 18, 2014. Of which its many facets were lovingly adorned with plentiful shades of our favourite colour, and served as both a ceremony deeply embedded in Chinese tradition and an event emblematic of the youthful vigilance and romanticism behind the emotive power of love itself. The event was held at the ever ritzy Ritz Carlton Hotel on Wellington street in the heart of Downtown Toronto, with a special photo-shoot session nearby at Toronto’s landmark Distillery District.
Simple, elegant, austere and perfect. These few words and their grander meanings sum up in entirety the wedding day of Janice and Owen, a young couple whose wedding we filmed this past month on May 10, 2014, with ceremony at St. Gabriel Catholic Parish and a Victorian reception at Casa Imperial. Janice, a native of Toronto, had met Owen, a student of Mathematics, whilst studying English Literature in the UK. The two, clearly drawn to each other through their intellectual pursuits, found themselves as complements of one another, and discovering together an unbounded emotion whose depth is greater than the uncountably infinite, and whose breadth is wider than any Shakespearean exposition could ever encapsulate. We here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography group, are ever enamoured by the profundity of how something as simple as the ‘union of two’ rooted in marriage can transcend the transcendental, rationalize the irrational, and fill in the disparate gaps of a continuum incomplete. Such was our sentiment of Janice and Owen’s minimalist approach to their wedding day itinerary, of which serves but one half of two ceremonies, the other being held in England wherein our work for them would be played back for Owen’s family and friends. In that sense, it’s no stretch of a metaphor to say that for the young couple and their wedding wishes, that ‘all the world’s a stage’ for the ceremony whose significance completes Janice and Owen’s lives as one.
One of the greatest transitions in life is the passing from adolescence to adulthood, and at the young age of twenty-five, Sarah and Ellis chose to make the jump from simply being young professionals at the budding stage of their working lives onto a fulfilling life of love in marriage. Ellis, a bookworm in his own right, with a masters in management and accounting, met the love of his life, Sarah, once a subject to his tutelage while TA’ing for one of Sarah’s senior-year accounting classes. Only a year apart in schooling at University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus, Sarah was poised to complete her undergraduate studies whilst Ellis only begun his masters program. It is through this tumultuous transitional sea of sacrifice and schoolwork that the two would form a lasting bond that would buoy them to the shining shores of a marriage made complete. We at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s top wedding videographer and cinematography company, were immediately drawn to the youthful enthusiasm shared by the two, especially throughout the wedding celebrations, and were well honored to handle all the media work for such a special day in their lives.
On Saturday, November 30th, Tommy & Kathleen hired our open concept photobooth for their wedding reception at the Shangri-la Banquet Hall & Convention Centre. (50 Esna Dr PK, Markham, ON) Everyone at the wedding reception really enjoyed our photobooth and they all received a printout of their wedding photobooth photos.
Here are the highlight photos from our open concept photobooth.
Last Sunday (November 10) was a very special day for Selena & Ben, it was the day where the lovely couple decided to tie the knot as husband and wife at the St. Andrew’s Church downtown. After their wedding ceremony was over, they traveled to the Country Club (20 Lloyd Street) for their Korean wedding ceremony and their wedding reception. With over 150 in attendances, they had guests that flew in from Korean, the United States and various other parts of the world. The president of Korea is a close family friend of the Bride’s parents and shipped flowers to the wedding as his gift to the newly wedded couple. We were very lucky to be invited to Ben & Selena’s wedding. They had asked us to film their wedding and capture all the memorable details. In their wedding reception, we also had the opportunity to setup our photobooth for their wedding guests.
Here are some the photos that our photobooth took during Selena & Ben’s wedding reception at The Country Club. We congratulate Selena & Ben once again on their wedding.
Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew’s Church | 73 Simcoe Street
Reception Venue: The Country Club | 20 Lloyd Street
Photographer: Sam Obeid
Officiant: Reverend William Ingram
Makeup Artists: Maggie Ng
September 15th, 2013 was a very special day for Michael & Judy. This was the day where the couple had decided to join their hands in matrimony at a small & intimate wedding ceremony at the Black Creek Pioneer village. After the wedding ceremony was over, they celebrated their new life together as husband and wife with their 200 guests consisting of family and friends. Their wedding reception was held at the Premier Ballroom & Convention Centre. We were very fortunate to be part of their special day and had a great time in capturing these photobooth photos from their wedding reception.
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Black Creek Pioneer village | 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, Toronto, ON
Wedding Reception Venue: Premier Ballroom & Convention Centre | 9019 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, ON
The wedding of Katherine and Dan, a Cantonese couple from Toronto, was a rather vibrant and ostentatious one, and rightfully so. Extravagance and adornment is not at all something inexcusable during an event as big and important as a wedding day, and with the couple’s holy vows made in Casa Loma, one of Toronto’s most celebrated and famous historical landmarks, we can’t blame the two for going all out. The festivities were held on August 24th, 2013, with a grand reception at the stylish La Primavera Convention Centre to close the night, which made for plenty of videography work for our Toronto wedding crew. As we here at SDE Weddings saw it, the bride and groom made it a point to set a tone of auspiciousness for the occasion, in celebration with family and friends, and not only for the wedding, but for the long journey of life afterwards.
It is a timeless proverb that says that ‘it takes two to tango’, and such a saying rang especially true for the wedding of Michael and Sainan, a couple from California who chose Toronto as their wedding day destination, and SDE Weddings as their premier Toronto wedding videographers to handle the tumultuous task of filming and documenting the biggest day of the couples’ relationship. Michael, originally a Torontonian, met the love of his life, Sainan, in a saucy Latin dance class while at school in California. The two hit it off immediately, and not just on the dance floor. Michael saw a rhythm in Sainan that resonated with his own, and as the pair went through the motions, step by step, they slowly formed an unyielding bond that would shuffle their steps straight to the wedding aisle.
A bright and early summer morning spelled a day of good fortune on June 13, 2013, a particularly special day for Emily and Ernest, a Cantonese couple from Toronto. The special occasion, sure enough, was their wedding, and we at SDE weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography group, were delighted to play a part in preparing, filming and finalizing the wedding day media for their beloved wedding celebration. Ceremonies took place at the couples’ family residences, and Toronto’s famous botanical gardens, with the procession and reception held at Toronto’s Westin Prince Hotel, altogether an elegant choice of locations for what would be an all-too memorable day.
A wedding ceremony is more than just a bountiful gift of oneself to another, but a collective memory shared by those in witness of a lifelong commitment of love. That’s why we at SDE weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videographers and cinematographers, feel privileged to give the opportunity for couples and their loved ones to treasure these precious moments forever. A fusion of traditional and modern was a central theme for the particular wedding ceremony of Dora Yuen and Cheuk-man Kong, who tied their uncoilable knot on April 13th, 2013, to the celebration of their families and friends at Graydon Hall in Toronto. The couple held a traditional Chinese wedding, with a few creative twists of their own, as we’ll see below.
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