The expression of an “old flame” to describe a love or friendship from long ago naturally draws parallel to a kindling fire that, as relationships sometimes do, eventually inflame quickly and burn out slowly. However, the truest test of a couple’s love for each other is finding and forging a way to rekindle that same burning passion, that once-in-a-lifetime initial spark, and forcefully resurfacing these same impassioned feelings out of each other like a phoenix born from the ashes. Thus formed the setting for the reunion of Fuhreen and Hassan two years ago, after what seemed like a lifetime of being apart. The couple, who were very close friends in high school, had amicably parted ways in pursuit of higher education. As time passed, Fuhreen had successfully become a doctor and Hassan an engineer. Now in their late twenties, with their years in education behind them and an entire life beyond the horizon, their reunion after many years meant a twist to these two threads torn apart by time. Two years later, these same threads of fate would become entangled in each others lives, brought further and further together, that they’d eventually find themselves in midst of their families and friends and tying the proverbial knot. We here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography group, find ourselves infatuated with stories like Fuhreen and Hassan’s, because they speak deeply to the nature of ‘love’, the grand motivator of what brings us all here, all together.
On November 23rd, 2013, we had the distinct pleasure of filming Gita & Edward’s wedding in Toronto and providing them with our photo booth service for their wedding reception at the Panorama Lounge (55 Bloor St W, Toronto). On the wedding day, we experienced a heavy snowstorm in the morning but the weather cleared up as the day progressed. Both Gita & Edward slept overnight at the Sheraton Hotel (123 Queen St W, Toronto) in downtown Toronto.
During the morning preparation, Gita had hired Shirley Wu from Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu for her bridal makeup. After everyone was ready, we went to the 2nd floor of the Sheraton Hotel for the Hindu wedding ceremony. The Hindu ceremony last for over 2 hours and then we immediately started the Korean Pyebaek ceremony. It was a very eventful wedding as Gita had a Hindu background and Edward’s background was Korean, so it was necessary to schedule two different wedding ceremonies on the same day.
Once the ceremonies were done at around 7PM in the evening, we traveled to Panorama Lounge to setup the photobooth for the wedding reception party. With over 150 guests, everyone had a turn to take photos at our open concept photobooth. Throughout the evening, there was a lot of dancing, drinking, mingling, and Edward even performed a rap song for Gita.
We also ran into our friend Kevin Lam from Kevin Lam Photography who was just a guests at the wedding.
Here are some of the photos that our open concept photobooth took during Edward & Gita’s wedding reception.
Reception Venue: Panorama Lounge | 55 Bloor St. West, Toronto
Photographer: Kenneth Chou
DJ: Dennis Kam-Thong
Hindu Ceremony Officiant: Kishore Jani
Makeup Artists: Shirley Wu | Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu
Limo: 5 Star Limo
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