Toronto is home to various multi-cultured communities. As a photographer, it is a blessing to be a part of cultural wedding ceremonies. We are here with a beautiful Ismaili Wedding timeline. Razia and Derek have been together for years and their love continues to grow. They are opposites when it comes to personalities – Razia being the adventurous one while Derek is easy going. Together they make a perfect pair. For their wedding, the two wanted an intimate cultural ceremony and Gurbir Aujla did a great job photographing this wedding.
Here is a timeline of an Ismaili wedding ceremony in Toronto –
The wedding began with pithi ceremony in Razia’s backyard. Pithi ceremony is an occasion, where loved ones wish well to the couple by rubbing the pithi paste, made out of chickpea flour, turmeric, rose water, etc onto bride and groom’s face and arms. The paste is considered an excellent cleanser. The ceremony was a lot of fun with friends and family adding their mustard oil and eggs twist to the ritual.
Next afternoon, everyone began to get ready for the big day. Razia had DMZ Hair and makeup team come over to her place to get her set for the day. Razia wore a gorgeous dress by Mani K Jassal , a local Toronto designer. The Ismaili Wedding took place at Khanne in Scarborough. The families arrived alongside the bride and groom arrived at the Isamlic religious centre. On the ceremony completion, you could see the biggest smile on Razia’s face, which filled everyone’s hearts with joy and warmth.
Reception for this intimate Ismaili wedding was at a restaurant downtown, BUCA. Prior to reception ceremony, we took the opportunity to photograph the couple around downtown Toronto. On arrival at the reception venue, guests cheered for the couple. The room was filled with joy and celebrations followed.
Here are few photographs of from this Ismaili Wedding along side their beautiful bridal party.
Photo credits to our associate partner photographer Gurbir Aujla. Visit our Blogs page for engagement shoot ideas, locations, and tips!