A day to remember.
What a way to start off the wedding season! We definitely started 2013 with a bang as the first wedding was at a neat location! The Science Centre! Before I get to that, let’s walk you through the day. Since it was the blending of two cultures this day was full of cultural ceremonies.
The morning started with Alex getting ready in the traditional Sikh attire, which started of course in the morning with the wonderful red turban. It definitely gives me an appreciation for the work that goes into getting a turban on. I mean it took Alex just as long to get ready as the girls. Now that is definitely not always the case, so it is nice to see the groom having to go through some of the prep as the ladies.
It was definitely cool to see all the traditional Sikh traditions at the ceremony and don’t forget about the food. I think for me the most touching part of all the different Sikh traditions was when the family was sending Sharan off to her new life by pushing the car while the couple leaves.
Now on to the super cool venue! Really what person doesn’t love the science centre and living in the days when we were kids running around. I loved the fact that the exhibits were open for the guests during the cocktail hour. Often times with our busy days with work, family, and friend we don’t get to take a minute and enjoy those moments where we are just learning and exploring the wonders of science.
Edit... forgot to mention, one of the coolest parts of this cultural mix was that Sharan wore Alex's mother's wedding dress from forty years ago.
I’ll echo the same thing Gi said in her first sentence – What a way to start off the wedding season! I could go on for days to describe Sharan and Alex’s amazing wedding… but instead I’m going just going to mention the a few things that stuck out to me in no particular order.
OK… where to I begin with this awesome 17 hour capture..
-detailed, detailed.. detailed… there was so much detailed planning on making this wedding perfect… kudos to the bride (and of course the groom =))
-Sharan and Alex looked insanely good
- Watching the different cultural dances – I must say the South Asian and East Asians have got the moves! Not only are they quick but they get some serious air time. And I think I just realized one of the key common factors, we our a colourful bunch =)
-Speaking of dance… Alex’s entrance… amazing! And the romantic rose, nice touch!
-It was wicked seeing everyone truly partying up on the dance floor, young and old
-And of course, the food…Chinese + Indian = win win
I got to say this again…It was not until the wedding day that I realized how on the ball, extremely detailed, and well planned this couple was. To me … my relationship with them up to the wedding date was seeing how chill and easy going they were… they hide their perfectionist personality well I say =) Not for nothing too, they had the right people running the show… from Poonam Gajjar coordinating the evening and on the all important Banquet services from ROVEY (Harvey & Roger Tam) team who always on the ball. Speaking of help, on my end I personally wanted to thank Gursham from Encore Films as it was awesome working with him throughout the day as he looked out for both Gi and I to make sure we got the shot.
To Sharan and Alex… we are thankful, honoured and extremely happy for this opportunity in allowing us to do what we love and for capturing your story. Here are just a few handful of pics we choose to visually story tell your day as we process the rest. Enjoy!
Your Friend, Leon Chai
Venue – Ontario Science Centre
Gurdwara - Gursikh Sabha Canada, Scarborough Gurdwara
Banquet Service – Rovey Service Group Inc. (www.rovey.ca) Harvey & Roger Tam
Make Up & Hair – Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu (www.shirleybeautyconcept.com)
Wedding Coordinator – Modern Vintage (www.modernVevents.com) Poonam Gajjar
Video – Encore Films - http://www.encorefilms.ca/blog/