For us here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography, cinematography and photo-booth rental group, it’s always a pleasure to see a truly shining couple brought together by a shared tradition, shared culture, shared interests and – most importantly – a shared smile. That’s why for our videographers and cinematographers, the ecstatic moments of joy reflected in a brilliant smile on the faces of both bride and groom are some of the most special scenes we at SDE Weddings are most proud of capturing. So it’s no surprise that in our work with Cynthia & Mike on their wonderful wedding day just this past August 8th, 2015 at Toronto’s luxurious Shangri-La hotel, our videographers and cinematographers couldn’t help but be drawn in to every special moment of such a splendid day, and the sequence of smiles that led us through the magical day from start to finish. Cynthia & Mike, a perfect match sharing photogenic smiles, were an absolute pleasure for our videographers and cinematographers to work with. And it was quite lucky for us that we would double the laughter and the smiles for Cynthia & Mike’s wedding day as our videographers and cinematographers also had the pleasure and utmost privilege of hosting our very own photo-booth service for the bride and groom and their wedding guests. With a grin from ear to ear, and all the happiness reflected through every frame, Cynthia & Mike’s special day was undoubtedly one of our most favored weddings of the past year alone. So join us as we look back on Cynthia & Mike’s wonderful wedding day, and maybe you’ll see why a sincere smile is truly contagious!
The ‘best day of my life’, for many to categorize, would fall on their wedding day. The moment of consummation between two people is, understandably enough, a paramount memory that often defines an entire lifetime. We here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography company, know the paramount nature of a wedding day all too well, and the equally tumultuous task of capturing every unforgettable moment which a wedding day entails. That’s why we were more than pleased in working with Amy & Ned, a Cantonese couple who were referred to us by their friends William & May, whose wedding we had filmed just this summer. Amy & Ned’s fateful wedding was set on a bright autumn day on November 15th, 2014, with a ceremony at the St. Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church, a visit to Toronto’s famous Steam Whistle Brewery, and a long night of celebration and excitement at Toronto’s Liberty Grand Wedding Entertainment Complex. With a preview of Amy & Ned’s wonderful wedding in the highlight reel below, it can be no surprise if this day would rank among the best of Amy & Ned’s lives together. Scroll further to learn more about our videographers and cinematographers’ work with Amy & Ned, and just what made their wedding day ‘perfect’.
“Happy first day of the rest of our lives”, a line that is both lovely and curiously profound, shared by Sam to his beloved Jennifer in a letter addressed on the morning of their wedding day, runs deep into what makes and motivates our work here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s top wedding videography and cinematography company. There’s something deeply endearing in sharing in a couples’ “first day” of their lives, a day that ushers in an entire timeline of future memories that they’ll face and experience hand-in-hand together. Simply being there and witnessing the formation and foundation of a life shared as one is something that is immensely humbling for us as videographers and cinematographers; and for anyone who experiences it, it is truly a moment that’s impossible to take for granted. For Sam and Jennifer, the day on which the first page of their storybook lives sprung serendipitously to life was on a bright and blossoming spring saturday on May 24, 2014. Amidst a bustling crowd of family, friends and well-wishers in attent to witness the flower of Jennifer and Sam’s love to finally unfurl and blossom anew. The couples’ holy vows and priestly blessings took place in Scarborough’s Chinese Baptist Church, with a lovely evening reception in The Venetian Banquet Centre in Vaughan to wrap up the first gripping paragraph of Jennifer and Sam’s story.
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.
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.
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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