Farah and Sean met online 4 years ago. Farah was living in England and Sean had just moved back to London after living and working in Madrid for two years. They both weren’t expecting anything significant or real from an online date and wanted to have some fun before Farah moved back to Toronto to begin her Masters degree. To both of their surprise, they were blown away about how suited they were for each other. Farah is an English literature teacher and as Farah’s two best friends Lori and Cynthia had put it – it was like they finally found someone to talk about famous historians, politics and literature together. Sean and Farah both enjoy reading so they their perfect date would be going to a book store or the library. It only made sense to photograph their wedding rings in the middle of an old large English dictionary.
Although Farah and Sean had already wed previously in England, they came back to Toronto to celebrate their marriage with their 90 of their closest friends and family. Sean’s family from England travelled the distance as well for their Distillery District wedding. Their Iranian ceremony was held at the Arta Gallery and was beautifully decorated with the traditional Sofreye Aghd at the front. Farah and Sean both sat here as their friends and family sprinkled sugar onto the large white cloth that was held over them to shower them with sweetness. Farah and Sean followed by feeding each other honey. All went well until the rings were called, and the little ring bearer had forgotten them and the whole room quickly went in a frenzy looking for them! Despite the mix-up, the ceremony continued and Farah and Sean were married (again!). The guests shuffled over to Archeo for an intimate lunch reception.
Farah and Sean, although this may be your third wedding celebration we are so so so honoured to have this opportunity to capture such a momentous occasion in your lives. We were truly warmed by the love and joy you have for one another and wish you all the best in your marriage together!
Groom Preparation Venue: The Drake Hotel
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Arta Gallery at The Distillery District
Wedding Reception Venue: Archeo Restaurant at The Distillery District
Wedding Co-Ordinator: Blue Lavender Events
Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography