Suneet and Akshan were having their outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony at Royal Ambassador in Caledon, Toronto. We were super excited to document their special day at this beautiful venue. Their positive energy also made us look forward to capturing their wedding day. Outdoor weddings in the summer are the best thing you can ask for. Although, there is a risk of unpredictable weather and additional costs. The sunshine, vibrant colors and peaceful winds make outdoor wedding options very tempting.
The Royal Ambassador is a beautiful property on the edge of Innis Lake in Caledon. It is very easy to fall in love with this venue.
Sikh Outdoor Wedding Ceremony planning can be a bit more tedious. We recently wrote a blog on All You Need to Know Before Planning an Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony.
Where Experience Helps at an Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony
Arora Events were luckily on our side for this project. They have all the experience a bride might want on her wedding day. Sometimes brides will ask us why one vendor is more expensive than the other, and one simple answer to that question is experience.
On your wedding day, a lot of things may not go as planned. So, having an experienced team will definitely help deal with anything professionally. We highly recommend brides hire a planner who has worked at the venue before or has experience with a similar venue.
Bride and Groom Get Ready for their Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony
Suneet was getting ready in her room when we walked in and every single thing in this room was very aesthetically pleasing. Bed was properly made, no suitcases or clutter in the room and a big window which allowed for morning sun rays to shine through. Please remember we need your help to create better photos at times. Consider assigning one of the bridesmaids the role to clear up the bride’s room in the morning. Here are some Home Decor Tips and Things to Avoid.
Suneet’s dad played a big part in constructing the family’s dream home. Seeing Suneet dressed as a bride was an emotional moment all together. We saw her dad’s eyes light up as he walked in the room to see his daughter as a bride.
Akshan, the Kashmiri groom with a red turban was ready to get married. The family was full of energy and dance moves, it was fun photographing them.
Royal Ambassador Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony
The Royal Ambassador was waiting for the baraat to start. Akshan had a red convertible waiting with dhol and the family was ready to dance their way in. Baraat danced its way to the front porch of the Royal Ambassador. A quick ardaas was done with both families present before the mini ceremony.
Sikh Wedding Officiant is the First Thing you Need
Sikh priests are one the most important variables for outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony planning. Not all priests conduct Sikh ceremonies outside the Gurdwara. We can guide you with top 5 priests who are experts in conducting outdoor Sikh ceremonies.
Decorator Plays a Big Role in Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony
Opulent Events had the gazebo on the edge of Innis Lake ready with fresh flowers for this outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony. Planning an outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony has its own challenges and having a decorator who understands or has experience in guiding you through is important.
Guests are usually seated on the concrete outside the gazebo and inside the gazebo at the Royal Ambassador. Sikh Wedding ceremonies usually last for about 45 minutes to an hour. So, it will get uncomfortable to have guests seated on the bare concrete for that long. That is why Opulent Events arranged for sheets. These sheets are usually used to make sure guests are comfortable during the ceremony. Keep in mind this will cost you some money ($3000-$6000) depending on the number of guests you are planning to invite so budget well.
Another Must Have for Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony
Sun was shining and the weather was very comfortable at the wedding of the Royal Ambassador. We highly recommend ordering paper umbrellas or parasols to ensure your guests are comfortable sitting in the sun for an hour to enjoy your ceremony. Usually AliBaba sells these in bulk for one or two dollars.
Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony Begins
Guests settled after a quick breakfast around the gazebo on this beautiful sunny day at Royal Ambassador. Groom walked in with a smile on his face and soon after our bride walked in with her parents. You can see in this image Suneet walking down the aisle.
The bride walked in the gazebo and bowed down the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. As couples saw each other with excitement, they fist pumped full of joy.
The priest asked the father-of-the-bride to proceed with the palla ceremony. This moment is a great opportunity to capture the emotions of the mom or the dad.
Calm winds flowing through the Royal Ambassador and chirps from the birds made this ceremony more divine. Priests asked the couple to go around the holy book of Sikh’s the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. After the four lavaan, the couple was declared married.
Right after the ceremony, we caught the mother-of the bride tearing up and this photograph shows the same.
The Best Part of Getting Married at the Royal Ambassador
The Royal Ambassador gives you a good landscape, lake and nature for your post-wedding pictures. The couples don’t need to drive to another location and oftentimes similar locations would require a permit. We spent about 30 minutes with our couple for their post-wedding portraits.
The bride Suneet had a special request; she wanted to have as natural as possible looking images after the classic portraits were completed. We made sure she got those happy laughter images as requested.
Royal Ambassador has spaces to host dinners indoors and that is also our back plan for rain as well. It’s very important when you are booking a venue for an outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony to make sure your venue has plan B in case of rain.
More from this Outdoor Sikh Wedding Ceremony showcased below.
- Planning – Arora Events
- Design – Opulent Events
- Venue – The Royal Ambassador
- Photography – Alfaaz Photography