Noreen (Nunu) and AJ share one of the truest loves that we’ve ever had the pleasure of being privy to. Even as this film came together, we found ourselves smiling and aww-ing at the small moments and gestures that make this love so great. It’s simple: to be in Nunu and AJ’s presence is to be in the presence of complete comfort and happiness.
That simplicity translated perfectly to their wedding day. It wasn’t a show or big production. There was no big reveal. In fact, the first thing we did was meet the couple early in the morning for their gift exchange. After that, they left to have a private breakfast at the Four Seasons before changing and heading to the ceremony together. It was the first time we had seen anything like it, and it took a little getting used to seeing the bride and groom in the same place so early in the day, but it was completely normal to Nunu and AJ. For them, it was less about the customs, and more about celebrating their love through togetherness: theirs and with their family.
Light became a recurring theme that guides the narrative and helps connect different segments of this story. Noreen wrote AJ a beautiful poem in which she tells him that his’ “is the soul with the most special light”. Light as a spiritual force comes up again during the ceremony as the Mukhi refers to the light that fills and reflects onto every corner of the Ismaili Centre in Toronto, allowing us to transition (through light in the most literal form) to their beautiful reception at the Fermenting Cellar, adorned from top to bottom with candle arrangements.
We really don’t need to say any more than that because we would just be spoiling the film. Take five minutes to witness this beautiful story for yourself.