It’s always so much fun when I get to photograph the various days of celebration that take place for an Indian wedding. For Jamila and Alif, the celebrations started on Wednesday evening where I photographed Jamila’s Mehndi party with all her girl friends in her family home. Jamila had amazing On Thursday, Jamila and Alif had separate celebrations with their families with their Puro and Pithi respective parties.
On the actual wedding day on Saturday, Alif picked Jamila up in a white Audi. Jamila wore a gorgeous white and gold saree with matching coloured Betsey Johnson heels. We made our way to Unionville in Markham for some pictures. We made use of some of the park space near Toogood Pond as well as Main St Unionville. The bridal party had made some cute and unique signage for some fun pictures!
Their traditional Nikkah ceremony took place at the Unionville Jamatkhana. After their Unionville Ismaili wedding ceremony, Jamila and Alif got ready again for their wedding reception attire. Jamila had a pretty pink salmon traditional Indian wedding gown which she matched with some gold heels. We then captured a few more classic bride & groom pictures at the Hilton Hotel in Markham.
The gold wedding colours ran through to their dinner wedding reception at Bombay Palace in Brampton. Alif’s mother performed the traditional Indian ceremonies before a buffet Indian dinner was served. One of the funniest moments of the night was when both Jamila and Alif’s sisters held onto Jamila and Alif’s dress and tie in the Chero ceremony, in an attempt to detain them as ransom. Both sisters made sure to hold onto them until they were truly satisfied that they could depart for the evening.
A huge congratulations to Jamila and Alif!
Wedding Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography
Ceremony Venue: Markham Jamatkhana
Reception Venue: Bombay Palace
Decor: Design Mantraa
Stationery: Bowie Shum
Bridal Boutique: Bombay Trendz
Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Groom Attire: Harry Rosen (Jeremy Hildebrand)
Groom Hairstylist: Robert Lien
Hair Stylist: Beauty by Besties TO
Make-Up Artist: Nolita Shum
Cake Designer: Bowtie Bakery
DJ: Guru Productions