All photos are courtesy of Tamara Lockwood | tamara-lockwood.com/
For us here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography, cinematography and photobooth group, being based in Toronto – one of the most multicultural cities in the world – has opened our lenses to a cornucopia of cultural experiences beyond all boundaries and borders. The one universal which ties it all together however is the unassailable power of love to bring people of all backgrounds and walks of life together to celebrate life to the fullest. That’s why our work with Naveena & Shahed on their unparalleled multicultural, multinational and multireligious multi-day wedding ceremony and celebration just this past March 9th, 10th and 11th, 2017 in a breathtaking wedding destination at the Azul Sensatori Mexico Resort in Cancun, Mexico. One of our most special wedding works for our videographers and cinematographers, who had been flown in from Toronto to Cancun and assigned the tremendous task of documenting Naveena & Shahed’s unbelievably grand and gorgeous wedding weekend event; this was also one among the rare events we’ve filmed for non-Canadian couples. Naveena & Shahed, who hail from America, had their family in Toronto handle the arrangements for their truly delectable three-day tropical wedding celebration; and what a delight it was for our videographers and cinematographers to experience such a novel set of circumstances that aligned serendipitously to create something spectacularly magical. This wedding was also special in that it was another chance for us to work with photographer Tamara Lockwood, a brilliant photographer whom we highly recommend, who also flew out for the event, and generously provided the accompanying snapshots of the wedding festivities. So join us as we recall one of our most truly exhilarating and surprising wedding events our videographers and cinematographers have ever filmed and fashioned, and have a special preview of Naveena & Shahed’s once-in-a-lifetime three-day tropical destination wedding ceremony and celebration.
Here is the highlight video that we made for Shahed + Naveena’s wedding at Azul Sensatori Cancun Mexico Resort
Our work with Naveena & Shahed on their weekend destination wedding began just a few days earlier, as our videographers and cinematographers flew in from Toronto to Cancun on Monday to prepare and rehearse for the festivities which would begin on Thursday. A total of 75 guests flew in to Cancun for this exclusive destination wedding day getaway event; quite a sizable number in terms of destination wedding attendees. The destination would be the Azul Sensatori Mexico Resort, an incredible beachside resort in Cancun that made for one of the most beautiful filming locations our videographers and cinematographers had the pleasure of working in. With a ‘Coco Bongo’ night on Thursday to warm up our palettes, and welcoming ceremonies held on Friday, Naveena & Shahed treated their special guests to an unforgettable beach-side experience at the Azul Sensatori Resoirt; from an intimate bonfire and BBQ to sentimental speeches from family and friends, to a dance party by the beach to close the night under a spotless evening sky, all truly special memories documented by our videographers and cinematographers. From the wedding weekend highlight reel, our videographers and cinematographers captured a captivating overview of the beaches at Cancun using our aerial drone camera; because who could really resist such a prime opportunity? With the ebb and flow of the calming Caribbean waters waxing and waning, the warm wind of the Yucatan welcomed Naveena & Shahed on their wedding day ceremony held in a bright beach-side locale on Saturday.
One of our videographers and cinematographers’ most favoured scenes for every wedding, and indeed for Naveena & Shahed’s, was the Saturday ceremony’s first-look; a vividly beautiful scene which we feature in the included highlight. Naveena & Shahed’s ceremony would be doubly-special too, as it was also one of the rare multi-faith weddings filmed by our videographers and cinematographers; Naveena & Shahed both being South Asian, Naveena a Muslim and Shahed a Hindu, would let their love for one another become a bond for bringing both faiths closer together. Another favorite scene of our videographers and cinematographers was of the newlywed’s remarkably sentimental walk by the beach amidst the breathtaking sunset scenery by the Caribbean seashore. In our highlight reel, our videographers and cinematographers made the stylistic choice of interspersing such mesmerizing scenes with various lines from speeches given by Naveena & Shahed’s closest friends and family; and indeed, the event was a characteristically cozy and intimate one, as one of our highlight scenes show – Naveena & Shahed’s first dance on the beach’s sands as a curious crowd of their closest confidants share in such an unforgettable memory. From the cake-cutting to the toasts, to an evening of song and dance underneath the Caribbean sunset. All of it was beautiful from start to finish.
And with that, with three days of breathtaking sunsets to somberly send us off from an unforgettable destination wedding celebration, we here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography, cinematography and photobooth group, wish Naveena & Shahed all the very best in their newfound lives together. We thank them for graciously choosing us to work on their Cancun three-day destination wedding, among the finest work we’ve accomplished, and pray that our work with them would always serve as an eternal reminder that – in all things – their love for each other is enough to transcend all boundaries.
Venue: Azul Sensatori Cancun Mexico Resort | Carretera Federal Cancún-Puerto Morelos Km 27.5 Mza. 37 SM 12, Bahía Petempich, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico
Photographer: Tamara Lockwood | tamara-lockwood.com