Who says you can’t be friends first and lovers later? Relationships are built upon bonding overtime and developing solid foundations that will stand the test of time. We here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography, cinematography, and photobooth company believe that strong foundations and bonding is the key that unites couples together. Such is the case for Anita & Amit. On this beautiful spring day on May 31st, 2015, Amit, a lawyer from New York and Anita a film producer from the greater Toronto area tied the knot at Toronto’s esteemed Westin Harbour Castle. The couple’s story began in high school where they first met and soon became friends. Overtime they bonded and developed a deep desire for each other, which cultivated in Amit popping the question after dating for 2 years. Our Toronto wedding videographer and cinematographer were overjoyed to help share in every heartfelt moment on this unforgettable day for the couple. The fire and passion that has kept them together all these years still burns strong.
A central tenant that solidifies our beliefs and passion for our work here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography specialists, is the simple reality of the power of love to transcend the boundaries between people. That’s why our videographers and cinematographers are always and ever smitten whenever filming and working with multi-ethnic and multi-religious couples in helping them forge the unforgettable memories of their wedding day. One particularly recent wedding we helped film was that of Amanda and Ricky, a couple from Woodbridge and Brampton respectively. Ricky, a South-Asian Sikh, and Amanda, an Italian Catholic, make for an interesting pairing, to say the least. Coming from mutually disparate worlds and jointly distinct traditions, their eventual union is but a testament to Toronto’s inclusive cultural climate, one of which our native Torontonian videographers and cinematographers can truly appreciate in its vibrance and diversity. The beloved couple had decided to host separate ceremonies attesting to both their faiths and traditions, a Sikh wedding on August 30th 2014 at the famous Ontario Khalsa Darbar in Mississauga, and following that a Catholic ceremony on September 6th, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Woodbridge. Not unlike the many multicultural marriages we’ve worked with, Amanda and Ricky’s wedding tale was a heartwarming one. With our videographers and cinematographers putting their all into capturing their wedding day memories, and a Next-Day-Edit specially made for the couples’ reception, Amanda and Ricky’s wedding made for a truly unforgettable experience.
Nothing transcends boundaries and barriers more than an act of love, and a wedding such as this one is a testament to that undying fact. The union of Mallika and Neel was a pleasure for us to work on, and as a Toronto-based wedding videography and cinematography group, it came as a surprise when they came up north for their wedding from Washington DC and chose us for our services. In both wedding and photo-booth services, the family from the capital made sure to capitalize on the best we can offer. For the couple from across the border, most of their families and friends are in Toronto, and in a Hindu wedding ceremony fitting for the multiculturalism Toronto is known for, the celebrants held their special day on September 14, 2013, at the Grand Empire Banquet & Convention Centre (100 Nexus Avenue, Brampton ON L6P 2K9).
Wedding day started particularly early for both bride & groom to be. Mallika awoke only an inkling before 4 in the morning to begin preparations, and both Mallika and Neel were set and ready by 7 in the morning. Our crew arrived at the Hilton Garden Inn where the couple were staying and captured footage and pictures of the opening moments of an unforgettable day. Once everyone arrived at the convention centre, everyone began preparing for “baraat”, the traditional Hindu bridegroom procession. A particularly extravagant and lively display, Neel arrives and is welcomed by Mallika’s family, and the couple travel together to the wedding venue on a mare, accompanied by traditional Gujarati dancing and music from a live band. A fitting atmosphere for such a joyous occasion.
Toronto is famous worldwide for its unique multicultural atmosphere. Often boasting its status as the most multicultural major city in the world, among other accolades as ranking among the highest in standards of living and a near-utopian culture of tolerance and acceptance of immigrant traditions that mold together into a cohesive social structure. Toronto is like a miniature UN, so to say. That’s why we were very pleased as Toronto’s premier wedding videography & cinematography company to film Sabrina and Ranvir’s wedding, a couple whose love transcends yet envelops culture and religion both. Sabrina, a christian of the Church of the Nazarene congregation, and Ranvir, an ardent Sikh belonging to the Gurdwara Sikh Sangat, are an extraordinary couple indeed, yet who met ironically in rather ordinary circumstances. The two were introduced during high school, and began dating soon after graduation. The classic story of teenage lovers, their bond soon grew as time went on, till both finally decided on a lifelong commitment to one another, going above and beyond cultural and religious barriers, as love often has the power to. The couple were married in a two day celebration on August 16th and 17th of 2013, in both Christian and Sikh wedding traditions, where which well over 400 guests were in attendance. A rather extravagant reception for an extraordinary duo to say the least.
Sometimes life is simply better when you’re well connected, and with a wedding of over thirteen hundred celebrants, Vipushitha and Anchyan certainly know the benefits of a bit of fame. With a two-day wedding event, a ceremony set in the luxurious Le Parc banquet hall and the day-after reception in the massive Toscana banquet hall set in Thornhill, just outside of Toronto, the beloved couple surely knew how to set themselves apart with their celebration. Vipushitha and Anchyan, a Sri Lankan couple from Toronto who’ve only known each other for two years, did not let such a short period of time hinder them from finding the best out of one another, learning the ins and outs of their partner and discovering a true love that would lead to a lifelong commitment. We at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography group, are ever receptive to the cornucopia of cultural traditions that Toronto’s diversity brings us, and are no doubt especially receptive to the plenty colorful and extravagant ceremonies of South Asian weddings. Vipushitha and Anchyan’s wedding was indeed a sight to behold, and from our diligent work in both capturing and editing the plentiful wedding video footage of the two-day long festivities, we are quite delighted in bringing such sights, sounds and storytelling to fruition.