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Shangri-La Banquet Hall | Markham Wedding | Derrick + Karain

And the awards for the cutest, sweetest, and most adorable couple is….Derrick and Karain!!! I wanted to throw in genuine too, but 4 awards for one couple might start looking a bit disingenuous on my part! But seriously, I could give 4 awards or more to this couple, as they just swept us off our feet with their kindness and bubbliness from the first moment we met them! We knew we were in for a very fun and energetic wedding day when we had our initial consultation with them a year ago. They certainly didn’t disappoint on the big day as we laughed and laughed from morning til night with all the activities planned by both the couple and their bridal party. Their personalities really shone through and we think their highlight film reflects that. I never LOL’ed so much when editing a wedding video – there were just so many funny moments!

VENUE: The couple held their wedding (both the ceremony and the reception) at Shangri-La Banquet Hall & Convention Centre in Markham. They have a few different rooms of different capacities to choose from, and they also have a lovely little outdoor area for some photos and wedding videography. They offer a diverse range of food selection but are known for their Chinese cuisine – tell your guests to go with an empty stomach!

PHOTOGRAPHY: We got the opportunity to work with another hubby and wife combo, Sandy and Albert from Sandy Tam Photography. Lovely people who produce lovely photos! They surprised the couple with a slideshow of photos during the reception, which was a nice treat for all guests that didn’t get to join in on the shenanigans of the morning. Here are the photos from Derrick and Karain’s big day!

WEDDING COORDINATOR: It was great working with Berlyn Lai of BLoved Events as she was super organized and on top of the wedding schedule! It’s hard to stay on track sometimes, but she made sure the important events were happening when they were supposed to. She had the organization and also the flexibility needed to be a great wedding coordinator and truly helped execute an amazing event with decor to match!

MAKE-UP: Done by the lovely Fiona Man – she works with a variety of different faces from different backgrounds and all of them end up looking naturally beautiful after Fiona works her magic! Check out her portfolio!

DJ: We bumped into Matthew Chung again from Dreamlux Studios. We worked with him on Michael + Vivien’s wedding last year, and had a blast just the same with him and his music!

MUSIC: For the intro, we used the beautiful song Alice in Atlantis by Sue Verran and Philip Guyler. And to match their fun personalities, we used the upbeat and joyful Celeste by Les Enfants.

This wedding had us in tears for both touching and LOL moments – the perfect combo for this wedding cinematography! Thanks to Karain and Derrick for treating us like friends and for making us feel like we were part of their big day rather than just a couple of wedding videographers! You and all of your family and friends made us feel so comfortable, and we’re so grateful to have been witness to your love and union!

Until the next post,
Joanie x


Wedding Dress/Chinese Dress/Evening Gown: Rented at The One Bridal
Hair: Kyana Bridal Hair Artistry
Shoes: Madden Girl (The Shoe Company)
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom Suit: Custom suits by IM Label
Groomsmens’ suits: Custom suits by IM Label
Cake/Cupcakes: One of Karain’s amazing bridesmaids -Symphony Kwong
Jewellery: Swarovski and BitterSweet
Florist: You & Me Flowers & Gifts
Favours: Donation to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Centerpieces: You & Me Flowers & Gifts

Published on HenjoFilms: Wedding Videography Markham / Toronto Wedding Videographer

wedding held at Shangri-La Banquet Hall & Convention Centre in Markham