We at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography group, are ever enchanted by stories of fate and fulfilment, and the story of Mike and Harshini’s serendipitous journey from friendship to the wedding aisle leaves us content in capturing these touching tales of life’s most precious moments. The notion of a “self-fulfilling prophecy” is one which we’re all accustomed to, especially in this day and age where family, friends, career and entertainment are electronically intertwined, and personal goals are as easy to plan as a push of a button. Still, in this ever-growing era of information, one thing that remains constant is the importance of relationships, whether it be friends, loved ones, or perhaps the one you’ll one day call your husband or wife. That’s why it’s no surprise that the “self-fulfilling prophecy” Mike had made when he first met Harshini eventually became reality. As Harshini initially scoffed at the idea of the two being anything more than friends, Mike’s initial instincts many years ago would soon come to fruition, and the couple would find themselves engaged for two whole years till their fateful day of April 28th, 2014. In an exquisite ceremony and reception in Toronto’s Islington United Church and Chateau Le Jardin Convention Centre respectively, the beloved couple were wed to the resounding applause from countless loved ones who gathered to see a prophecy be fulfilled.
They say true love is enough to stand the test of time, and for Grace and Christian, there is no truer a sign of love than a reaffirmation of wedding vows. The couple, who’ve been happily married ten years, chose to renew their promises to each other in a much more vibrant and celebrated light, as their primary wedding promises were met under less than glamorous means. Now that they’ve threaded the path of life together and have built a bit of financial prosperity for themselves, Grace and Christian saw it fit to finally have the fancy wedding ceremony that they’ve always wanted. We at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography & cinematography group, found the whole sentiment of renewed vows rather charming, and were very much pleased to put forth our efforts in reflecting the ideal wedding experience that Grace and Christian envisioned for themselves in full media form. The ceremony and reception took place in St. Lawrence Hall, about Toronto’s famous St. Lawrence Market, on November 23, 2013, in an inspiring “re-nuptial” wedding service surrounded by the couples’ closest loved ones to commemorate a decade’s milestone of a marriage.
The cold autumn day of filming for our videographers began with a solemn reading of short notes between Grace and Christian as they busily prepared for their decade’s wedding anniversary. Grace and Christian, a Filipino couple from Toronto, already knew ten years ago that they were ready to grow old together, and indeed, with the couples’ young son helping his big dad into his anniversary attire; we couldn’t help but feel that their wishes for a prosperous married life were verily granted. Grace, elegantly dressed in a thick silken beige coat to match her wedding gown, met with Christian, in full formal suit with a vintage trilby hat and black bow-tie, at the bride’s family home, and the two hurriedly made their way to the the stone arches of Guildwood Inn Park on the shores of Lake Ontario for afternoon wedding shots and video-taking by our crew. Afterwards, the beloved couple and their entourage arrived at St. Lawrence Hall to attend to greeting guests and making last-minute provisions for their once-fabled gala anniversary reception.
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