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.
On June 1st of 2013, we had the honor of filming Aneidah & Anson’s wedding that took place at the Destiny Banquet Hall (4220 Steeles Ave West) in Toronto. Our day started in the morning with members of our wedding videography team arriving separately at Aneidah & Anson’s houses to film them getting ready for their wedding.
Once the preparations were done, we traveled to the Destiny Banquet Hall for the ceremony. Anson enter the Banquet Hall in style, he arrived at the venue with his entourage and his very own Tassa Band. After Anson’s grand entrance, Aneidah entered the venue with her father by her arms. During her entrance, Aneidah’s cousin, Aliya, sang the song Love Me Tender by Norah Jones. The actual Nikkah wedding ceremony lasted over 45 minutes. Proceeding the Nikkah wedding ceremony, the wedding guests were treated with a buffet lunch while the bride & groom traveled to McMichael Canadian Art Collection (10365 Islington Ave, Vaughan L0J1C0) for family portraits and wedding photos with their wedding photographer Dragi Andovski from DA Photography.
Earlier in April, Nawaz hired us to film his surprise wedding proposal to his long term girlfriend Zahra. During our initial meeting, we found out that Nawaz works part-time as a wedding photographer. Since Nawaz had a photography background, it was important that we capture this special moment in his life on video and all of its important details. Nawaz had enlisted the help of his friends to decorate his backyard and had also hired a team of photographers to photograph this moment as well.
Last year, we were very excited and happy to film Joe & Karen’s wedding at the Berkeley Church in Toronto. The day started for our team of wedding videographers with Karen getting ready at her parent’s house in Scarborough and Joe getting ready at his house in Richmond Hill. After Joe finished getting ready, he traveled with his groomsman to Karen’s house. Upon their arrival, Joe and his groomsman had to complete a series of challenges and tasks set by the bridesmaid before they can enter the house.
In the wedding highlight video that we posted below, you can actually see Joe’s real reaction as he sees his Bride for the first time. You can tell by the look on his face that Joe was very stunned by how gorgeous Karen looked in her beautiful white wedding dress.