9 Unique things at this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding - Toronto
Indian bride in green Sabyasachi Lehenga at Moroccan-inspired photoshoot.

9 Unique Things at this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – Toronto

What does a Bollywood-Inspired Wedding look like? Well, Megna & Varun’s wedding was truly a grand spectacle where two very energetic and big-hearted Hindu Punjabi families came together. If you want us to define a big fat Indian wedding, this was one of those fun grand Hindu Toronto weddings. The whole vision by our couple was to do something unique for their Indian wedding. Throughout this blog, we will tell you 9 things that were unique at this Grand Indian wedding. 

Megna is one bubbly character and you will see that through in her personality. Varun is quiet, organized and composed. We love their chemistry and you can see their love for Bollywood movies and much more in their Bollywood-Inspired Indian wedding. 

Bollywood-Inspired Wedding at Grand Empire 

Grand Empire Banquet is known for their architecture. This venue, in the heart of Brampton, Toronto, has a very royal Indian feel. It was the perfect location for this Bollywood-Inspired wedding.

Finding a castle look-a-like filled with giant chandeliers and at the same time having an Indian inspired palatial look is a rare find in Toronto. We love working at this beautiful venue for its aesthetic appeal but also for their great service. Grand Empire is known for the following things: good service, hotel nearby with easy access to hall, central location and a dedicated staff. News is that Grand Empire is renovating. So, 2020 brides stay tuned for more grand experiences in Brampton, Toronto. 

Bollywood-Theme wedding at Grand Empire Toronto

“ My Indian wedding has to be different and unique!” 

Megna and Varun wanted something different. They wanted their wedding to have something which people had never experienced before. For creating something unique for your wedding, couples have to trust their vendors and be ready for unconventional and bold ideas.  This was very indicative of our couple, they were all about trying new things.

First Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – Studio Space for Getting Ready Photos

Megna’s family home was full of guests and we wanted to give Megna very dramatic images for her Bollywood-Inspired wedding. Due to the restriction of space, it was not possible at the bride’s house. Three days before the wedding, we pitched the idea to go to a studio on the morning of the wedding. Megna was all on board, although there were some challenges. Getting to the studio in the morning which opened at 6 am to arranging makeup artists to start earlier and much more. This is what happens when you are a fun, easy going and adventurous bride. Everyone was on board to create magic for Megna. This Indian-Moroccan studio space was perfect for this Bollywood bridal experience. 

Indian bride in green Sabyasachi Lehenga at her Bollywood-inspired wedding photoshoot.
Indian bride in green Sabyasachi Lehenga at her Bollywood-inspired wedding photoshoot.
Indian bride in green Sabyasachi Lehenga at Moroccan-inspired photoshoot.

A Sabyasachi Bride for an Unique Indian Bridal Look

Our beautiful bride was dressed in a Sabyasachi’s signature green lehenga with touches of peaches and golds. Sabyasachi Mukherji, who has dressed celebrities like Priyanka Chopra to Kim Kardashian, is probably one of the most demanded designers for Indian wedding wear. He is known for their two dupattas looks which gives a truly royal Bengali signature bridal wear feel.

Every single thread used for embroidery was perfect in this signature Sabyasachi lehenga. A very different look all together than traditional reds was perfect for Megna.

Angrakha Sherwani for an Unique Indian Groom Look

Our groom on the other end was wearing an angrakha style sherwani with touches of peach to compliment his bride Megna. 

Indian groom in angrakha sherwani at his Bollywood-inspired wedding
Indian groom in angrakha sherwani with his groomsmen at his Bollywood-inspired wedding
Indian groom in angrakha sherwani with his groomsmen at his Bollywood-inspired wedding
Indian groom in angrakha sherwani with his groomsmen at his Bollywood-inspired wedding

Unique Bollywood Indian Wedding Hindu Ceremony Begins

Diya Decor, one of the most esteemed Indian wedding decorators in Toronto, created a unique oval mandap. A very royal setup full of mirrors, lit up solely with candles, giant trees and gold candelabras made for a very Indian ancient palatial feel.

Second Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – Bollywood Films

We have never been to an Indian wedding herein Canada where it felt like you were at a movie theater. Our couple recreated scenes from famous Indian Bollywood films and printed movies posters with them as the movie characters and with their names.

Third Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – A Bollywood Hindi Choir 

Megna and Varun wanted their ceremony to be divine. Usually, in an Indian wedding ceremony, the Pandit Ji is chanting in Sanskrit and only a few will explain everything in English. Megna and Varun wanted their guests to understand what was happening so they hired an emcee from New York to explain the prayers in English. A special choir which plays at a local temple was also brought in to play Indian instruments and sing religious and Bollywood romantic classics while the ceremony was going on. 

A special choir which plays at a local temple was also brought in to play Indian instruments and sing religious and Bollywood romantic classics during the ceremony.

Fourth Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – Bride’s Entrance 

Indian brides usually walk down the aisle with their family and eyes down, known to be shy. Megna, our Bollywood bride, wanted an upbeat vibe. She came down by herself dancing on a hip-hop number. Everyone expected the opposite. This couple just has something unique. They do things differently when it’s least expected. 

Bride makes her grand entrance at her Bollywood-Inspired wedding at the grand empire Toronto
Bride makes her grand entrance at her Bollywood-Inspired wedding at the grand empire Toronto
Bride dances her way to her Bollywood-Inspired wedding ceremony at the grand empire Toronto

Our groom welcomed the bride by singing a song alongside the live singers. Ceremony was explained very gracefully by our expert emcee in English. 

Bride at her Hindu wedding ceremony at this Bollywood-inspired wedding at the Grand Empire Toronto.
Hindu wedding ceremony at this Bollywood-inspired wedding at the Grand Empire Toronto.
Pandit Ji officiates and reads religious Hindu wedding prayers for this wedding at the Grand Empire Toronto
Couple share a moment with the holy fire for this Hindu wedding ceremony at Grand Empire, Toronto.
The holy fire for this Hindu wedding ceremony at Grand Empire, Toronto.
Indian groom puts the sindoor on his bride at Grand Empire Toronto
Indian couple post-wedding ceremony photoshoot
Indian couple post-wedding ceremony photoshoot

The families were so much fun to work with and we can wait to tell more about this wedding in the next section of this blog. 

 Yes, we love this couple but they are not the most organized people. This couple’s wedding was split between two weekends and due to unforeseen circumstances they didn’t have time to do their engagement shoot before their wedding. However, they did have something special and unique up their selves.  

Destination Photoshoot

Fifth Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – 24 Hours in Cuba

Megna called us on Tuesday morning: “Hey, can we go to Cuba tomorrow for our engagement shoot?” We were like sure. She told us, see you at the airport at 6:30 pm, we are flying to Havana tonight. This was 3 days after their wedding ceremony and 3 days before their reception. You can see how these two could be part of a Bollywood movie.

Here are some images of these two Bollywood sweethearts in Havana, Cuba. 

Engagement photoshoot in Havana, Cuba
Engagement photoshoot in Havana, Cuba
Engagement photoshoot in Havana, Cuba
Engagement photoshoot in Havana, Cuba

Unique Bollywood Indian Reception at Caledon Country Club

Background story short – This wedding was full of spicy bollywood-esque stories. Wedding was planned in October and Canada can get quite cold on October nights. Caledon Country Club is a new venue situated on a golf course. The glass building structure, which the reception was planned for, was not ready in time for this Bollywood-Inspired wedding reception. 

Now, this Bollywood couple loves to take risks. So, now we are here at the reception in a clear tent in October. Remember they wanted this wedding to be a unique experience for guests. 

Sixth Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired wedding – Golf Cart for Guests

Guests were brought to the venue on Bollywood-movie-poster-wrapped golf carts. Like, we said it was one unique wedding. 

Caledon Country Club golf course’s clear tent was beautifully decorated with string lights and massive screens. 

Caledon Country Club golf course's clear tent was beautifully decorated with string lights and giant white feathered-candelabras for this Bollywood-inspired wedding Toronto.
Caledon Country Club golf course's clear tent was beautifully decorated for this Bollywood-inspired wedding Toronto.

Seventh Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – A Flying Entrance 

Varun has a commercial pilot license and what could be more fun than coming to your own grand Indian reception on a helicopter. Couple landed at the Caledon Country Club looking straight out of a magazine cover. It was one spectacular sight for guests and an honor to photograph.

Indian couple make grand entrance in a helicopter at Caledon Country Club for their Bollywood-inspired wedding Toronto. Bride was dressed in a beautiful red Faraz Manan attire and groom in a dashing white tux.
Indian couple make their entrance at Caledon Country Club for their Bollywood-inspired wedding Toronto.

Eighth Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – Who was the Emcee

Varun and Megna said they had never been to a wedding where couples have emced their own reception. Yes, this couple emced their own wedding reception from entrances, cake cutting, speeches and first dance. Could there have been a way to give this wedding reception a more personal touch than this? 

Indian couple emcee their own wedding reception at Caledon Country Club for their Bollywood-inspired wedding Toronto.
Indian couple cut their wedding cake at Caledon Country Club for their Bollywood-inspired wedding Toronto.
Bride in a beautiful red Faraz Manan attire and groom in white tux dancing to their first dance as Mr and Mrs at Caledon Country Club Toronto.
Bride in a beautiful red Faraz Manan attire and groom in white tux share a moment at their wedding reception at Caledon Country Club Toronto.

Also, what would a Bollywood-Inspired wedding reception be without a surprise performance? Varun with his groomsmen surprised everyone with a dance performance. Caledon Country Club was ready to party! However, there was still something special from the bride and groom to come.

Indian groom does a surprise dance performance for his bride at their Bollywood-Inspire wedding at Caledon Country Club.

Ninth Thing Unique about this Bollywood-Inspired Wedding – A Celebrity Performance

Dance floor was fully packed and Dj Prodigy was killing it with beats of latest Bollywood and Punjabi numbers. All of a sudden music stopped and Garry Sandhu was on the stage. Singer, known for many top charting Punjabi tracks, was on the stage with the couple of the hour. The energy was on a different level and every single person at the Caledon Country Club was on the dance floor with Garry Sandhu. 

Special celebrity performance by Garry Sandhu at this Bollywood-inspired wedding at the Caledon Country Club Toronto.

It was a bit chilly at Caledon Country Club, but this Bollywood couple have the warmest hearts. They greeted every single guest with so much love.

Trust your vendors – Indian weddings can be crazy with multiple day events and large guestlists. Megna and Varun fully trusted us to bring their vision to reality. This made a huge difference to make this wedding unique and represent the true essence of Megna & Varun.

Check out our photograph slideshow from Megna & Varun’s Bollywood-Inspired Wedding.

We want to thank our vendor team for this wedding who did an amazing job to make this Bollywood-inspired wedding that much more memorable. 

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