A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – OMG LOVE THE AGO

Written by Jessica - Posted June 1st - Photographs by A Brit & A Blonde

How marvellous would it be if you and your husband were the only ones at the AGO after hours?

Free reign to roam around all the collections and galleries – amazing and incredible art everywhere you look. Jess & Graham lived out my Ferris Bueller’s Day Off dream – not the fake sick part although super awesome (Save Ferris!) – the rad museum trip part of course. And when the museum has been designed by Frank Gehry himself – you cannot go wrong.

They are both in creative fields – Jess is a writer and Graham is an illustrator – so having their wedding at a museum was so so perfect for them. The nooks and crannies and architecture of the AGO was incredible to explore and with no other people around it was beyond beyond!

The wedding ceremony took place in Walker Court at the AGO at sunset. Surrounded by 120 of their nearest and dearest. And then fun cocktails followed in the Galleria Italia and then delicious dinner and speeches rounded out the night.

We could have happily stayed forever and ever (and ever) capturing images with Jess & Graham and #ALLtheART- it is an ah-mazing place for a wedding. But alas all good things come to an end. We look forward to being back at the AGO again soon – the art is calling us!

MODERN LUXE INDIAN WEDDING AT THE ROYAL AMBASSADOR

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!

 

 

Kimberley Gray: So gorgeous! Love the effortless flow to this collection.

Diane Baker: Beautiful wedding! Stunning photographs!