Written by Jessica - Posted November 24th - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde
This wedding was chic. Like celebrity wedding levels of modern uber chic. Payal & Hafiz had both a Hindu and then an Ismaili ceremony to celebrate both their backgrounds. Magnificently marvellous doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Their wedding took place at The Royal Ambassador in Caledon, Ontario. Where 400 of their nearest and dearest came from all over the globe to fete the couple.
During the Baraat – which is when the groom’s side makes their way to the bride’s side to the beat of a drum, dancing and singing prior to the ceremony – Hafiz was having a grande time as were we behind the lens capturing all the awesome. Often times the groom would travel by elephant – Hafiz opted to dance his way over which was a ton of fun.
The Mandap was jaw droppingly stunning – with incredible colours and florals – truly top notch. The reception was beyond luxe. It was luxe to the power of wow squared. All beautifully conceptualized and brought to life by the one and only Sara Baig Designs. She transformed the various spaces so gorgetastically – we were in awe. Complete with a custom designed dance floor. The cake was like non other we had ever seen in real life. I swear I think we shot this wedding with our jaw practically on the ground the whole time.
Turning back to the rad couple for a moment – Payal & Hafiz – they have been together since Hafiz had an N’Sync inspired haircut. We saw the photo. It was epic. These two are gems. And they looked unbelievably gem-like in their wedding garb. In fact they had an outfit change just before the reception and I can honestly say they looked ready to hit the red carpet at the Oscars. I think I kept telling that to Payal as we were taking some fun couples portraits of them. Every detail was considered and taken to sophisticated elegant heights.
Sonia of Chic Events by Sonia truly orchestrated an incredible wedding. With so many moving parts and guests and elements – it was flawless and true perfection. Not an easy feat and she did it beautifully.
There were so many traditions and rites of passage to capture throughout the day – it was such a treat to be a part of it all. A mega huge thank you goes out to Payal & Hafiz for thinking of us to be the photographers of their marvellous day. We had shot their friends’ wedding Marieke & Mark and they loved the images but knew that it would be our first Indian wedding. Thank you for trusting in A Brit & A Blonde – it meant the world to us. We love that you trusted in our style and aesthetic. That capturing moments, true real authentic moments, was why you came to us.We cannot wait to capture more Indian weddings in the seasons to come!