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.
The first event our videographers and cinematographers covered on our journey together with Amanda and Ricky was the austere and solemn religious ceremonies of the couples’ traditional Sikh wedding marriage set in the Ontario Khalsa Darbar in Mississauga; one of the largest and most famous Sikh temples (‘Gurdwaras’) in Canada. For wardrobes, Amanda chose a gorgeous wedding-day ‘Shalwar kameez’ ensemble, while Ricky matching his beloved bride with his own ‘Sherwani’, with bride and groom both in matched beige and peach pink palette. The ceremony would commence early in the morning, with the formal Baraat beginning with Ricky, quite literally, arriving on horseback to greet his bride to be; truly a unique sight to behold, and one of the many scenes you can preview in the highlight reel included. True to Ricky’s ardent adherence to his cultural background, August 30’s events were very much ceremonial in fashion, yet never lacking in the distinct South Asian flair of a colourful atmosphere and a lively celebration, which always makes for many excellent shots for our videographers.
For the second half of what would make Amanda and Ricky’s wedding complete, our videographers and cinematographers met the ‘partially’-newlywed couple a whole week later, on Saturday, September 6th. For this segment of filming, the couple chose a sentimental morning ‘first-look’ at the lush green scenery of Toronto’s Claireville Conservation Area, which offered many minutes of beautiful footage for the couples’ highlight reel. Amanda and Ricky would finally be wed in both religious traditions during the afternoon, in a catholic mass and wedding held at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Woodbridge. To close the event, a jovial reception and celebration was held at Woodbridge’s Chateau Le Jardin, with guests composed of the newly married couples’ closest family and friends.
One part that our videographers were particularly proud of was the Next-Day-Edit we made for Amanda and Ricky, which was showcased during the reception. Our special video played through served as a bridge between the two events that made Amanda and Ricky’s wedding a unified whole, and indeed, was a bridge between the cultures that encompass the couples’ worlds together. All in all, we here at SDE Weddings, Toronto’s premier wedding videography and cinematography group, were glad to be a part of Amanda and Ricky’s multicultural and multireligious wedding,. We were very happy to offer a unique window between two cultural worlds through our craft, and hope that Amanda and Ricky’s shared traditions continue to grow and flourish throughout their lives together.
Ceremony Venues: Ontario Khalsa Darbar | 7080 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON L5S 1B7
Immaculate Conception Church | 300 Ansley Grove Road, Woodbridge, ON L4L 3W4
Reception Venues: Red Rose Convention Centre | 1233 Derry Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5T 1B6
Chateau Le Jardin | 8440 Hwy 27, Woodbridge ON
Photographer: Terry and Siva | Divinemethod Photography
DJ Service: DJ Jiten | Empire Entertainment
Wedding Bridal Dress: Chandan Fashion | 1439 Gerrard Street E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z7
Izabella Bridal Boutique | 1248 Dundas St E #10, Mississauga, ON L4Y 2C1
Groom Dress: Raja Fashion | 298 Drew Road, Malton, ON L4T 0A7
Wedding Decor: Nikki | Posh Stylings
Wedding Cake: Sweet Sister Chic Sister
Limo: Allure Limo
Updated on December 22nd, 2015: Here are the wedding highlight videos that we made for Ricky & Amanda.
Day 2 Italian Wedding on September 6th, 2014.
Two Day Wedding Highlight Video