Arlington Estate is a one of the most prestigious venues for stunning Indian Sikh weddings in Toronto. This venue has a touch of luxury and the versatility to host your Hindu or Sikh wedding. We have had the pleasure of working at the venue; it is a great venue option for Indian weddings since it has the capacity to host long guestlists and offers indoor-outdoor options.
This venue has it all – from a lakeside wedding in their bright and airy pergola structure to an indoor Hindu ceremony in the grand ballrooms. We haven’t even talked about the luxurious lobbies and washrooms at this facility. You can even have an outdoor patio cocktail and then move indoors for your ceremony or reception.
In September, we were there to photograph an outdoor, tented Sikh ceremony. Chandan Fashion, one of the most prominent names in the Indian bridal fashion industry in Toronto and North America, was holding their daughter’s Arlington Estate Indian wedding. We feel honored to be photographing this intimate Arlington Estate Indian wedding in Vaughan just outside of Toronto.
Bride Getting Ready at the Arlington Estate Indian Wedding
Chandni, our bride, dressed in a deep red bridal lengha by Chandan Fashion was looking stunning. Two dupatta bridal outfit with regal touches was definitely a distinct Sikh bridal outfit. You will also see how the whole family is so humble and welcoming.
The bride told us how she was very close to her grandmother growing up. We had to do some special portraits of memories of Chandni with her grandmother. We remember makeup and hair was running late so we were only allocated half the time from what we had requested to do the bridal pictures. Wedding day is going to be chaotic and rushed. So, we highly recommend to keep buffers just in case of Indian wedding timeline delays.
We usually request about 90 minutes for the bride getting ready images before leaving her house. 90 minutes is good for Indian bridal portraits and family pictures.
Baraat at the Arlington Estate Indian Wedding
Sikh Wedding day usually starts with the baraat and our Sikh groom was ready to get married. Arlington Estate is a huge property and the groom’s side gathered for the baraat in one side of the parking lot. There is a cultural tradition of riding a horse in Indian Sikh or Hindu weddings. Weather gods had blessed Arlington Estate in Vaughan on that September morning. Bride’s side of the family were waiting to receive the baraat in the west wing of Arlington Estate.
Breakfast service was served at Arlington’s private outdoor terrace that overlooks the pond and event ground. One of the best Indian wedding caterers The Host along with Arlington’s staff were ready to serve a Punjabi-style breakfast.
Outdoor Sikh Wedding at the Arlington Estate Indian Wedding
Arlington Estate had set up this structure outdoors attached to their pergola. Now keep in mind Indian weddings, Sikh or Hindu ceremonies, usually take about an hour. Sitting in direct sunlight during an outdoor Sikh or Hindu wedding can be difficult sometimes. From our experience, it is either too hot or too cold to sit outside for 1 hour in the Canadian weather. Arlington Estate’s covered structure is a great space to host your 150-200 people ceremony. Your ceremony is in a tent draped professionally in sheer white and that looks great in pictures. It is a perfect space to create the bright and airy Indian wedding images.
The Guru Granth Sahib (Holy book of Sikhs) was established in the pergola decorated by Karma Design Studio. The decorator plays such a huge role in the Indian wedding esthetics. Piyush from Karma Design is a perfectionist when it comes to Indian wedding design. His vision to create a floral Sikh wedding dream project for this Sikh couple was brought to life elegantly at this Arlington Estate Indian wedding.
It is very important to work with a decorator who understands what you value and bring that to life. Karma Design did an exceptional job not only in the pergola structure for the Sikh ceremony but also in the lunch reception area.
Bride and groom walk in the ceremony from the west wing at the Arlington Estate Indian wedding. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining over the couple as they walked to the tent area at Arlington Estate.
Guests were excited to see what this Chandan Fashion bride will be adorning on her wedding day. Bride and groom entered the tent at Arlington estate and you can see the first look between the couple.
After the Ceremony at Arlington Estate Indian Wedding
Guests, after the family photos, went to the west wing patio to enjoy an extravagant dining service from The Host. Trust us, if you have not tasted a perfect Indian wedding meal from The Host, you got to try it!
Another advantage of getting married at Arlington Estate is that you don’t have to leave the property for your post wedding pictures. The pond with fountains, lush gardens are enough to create some beautiful portraits and you do save time and costs that way too. While guests enjoyed their sit down lunch service, the bride and groom were done with their portraits.
Lunch Reception at Arlington Estate Indian Wedding
Chandan’s family had organized a lunch reception for the couple. In the beautiful indoor West wing ballroom decorated by Karma Design. This grand ballroom at Arlington Estates sets you apart in so many ways. Herringbone floor, no carpet, fully soundproof ball rooms with partition walls and pillars, just a few things which makes Arlington Estate unique.
Guests welcomed the couple in the west wing Arlington ballroom. Frequency Entertainment alongside MD Aujla entertained the guests and invited the couple to cut their luxurious cake from Fine Cakes by Zehra.
Soon after some entertainment the couple’s parents and couple thanked all the guests for taking their time to attend their wedding. September is one of the best times to get married in Canada. We feel it is not too cold nor too hot. Arlington Estate had more to offer. A stone pizza oven was heated up for some fresh pizzas as an evening snack courtesy of Arlington Estate. Guests and family enjoyed fresh made lychee, mango and mint mojitos. Once again we can see how service from Arlington Estate alongside food from The Host made such a big difference in this outdoor Sikh Arlington Estate Indian wedding.
Check out Chandan fashion, they are one of the most experienced Indian wedding designer in Toronto – Link . For more wedding planning tips and venue guides, see our blog section. Special thanks to Isha events and Co and Karma Design for their help.