Toronto Outdoor Indian Wedding
The Royal Ambassador is one of the more popular choices for an outdoor Indian wedding venue. This Gujrati wedding was a royal affair; Sonia was getting ready at Lesonne Bridals studio in a red Zardozi Couture. Yes Lesonne Bridals, Ruchika is one of the favourite makeup vendors. We had about 30 minutes to take some bridal portraits where we got some classic shots of Sonia.
Baraat at Royal Ambassador
On this chilly morning, we had Design Mantra set up the mandap. Ponies R US prepared the horse for the groom’s ride with his baraat arrival to the tunes of Dhol by Nature.
Beyoutiful Beginnings had the doli planned in a colorful way with smoke bombs. No Gujrati jaan is complete without dandiya with music by Dhol by Nature. Baraat was welcomed with aarti by Gujarati customs. The groom was brought to the lakeside gazebo. Pandit ji started the ceremony at this outdoor venue. Meanwhile, Mississauga Tassa Kings were preparing Sonia’s entrance on a palki.
Indian Wedding Ceremony at Royal Ambassador
Parents brought Sonia to the grand mandap on the side of the lake. Where Anil was waiting for his bride. Pandit ji asked the groom’s face to be covered with the veil curtain which is a Gujrati ritual.
Sonia was coming down the stairs at the Royal Ambassador lakeside gazebo with her parents.
Sonia was standing inside the gazebo beautifully decorated by Design Mantra. Pandit ji asked the groom’s veil curtain to be taken down. You could see the sheer happiness in Anil’s eyes looking at his beautiful bride.
In a Zardozi Red Indian Lengha, Sonia was looking stunning. Anil’s face was overfilled of joy looking at his beautiful Indian bride.
Indian Wedding Ceremony at Royal Ambassador
This beautiful outdoor Gujrati wedding ceremony was well on its way. Pandit ji invited the parents to do the kanyadaan. You could see the tears in Sonia’s mother’s eyes as she is giving her daughter’s hand to Anil.
Right after that, both sides of parents joined the Gujrati ceremony to connect the couple. With a ceremonial thread that symbolizes moment when both sides of the family come together.
Pandit ji explained the significance in English of tying a knot in Gujrati Hindu weddings. Sisters were invited to come to tie a knot before the couple goes around the sacred fire.
The fire was set up right in the middle of the gazebo. Now Sonia’s brothers were invited next to take part in the ceremony. Sonia took the lead with Anil to go the sacred fire.
Guests were able to witness this beautiful couple getting married at the Royal Ambassador. Seeing the whole scene was very blissful at this outdoor Hindu ceremony.
Soon after the pheras, Pandit ji asked Anil to put sindoor and the Mangalsutra. The couple was announced married at Royal Ambassador.
Right after the ceremony couple decided to take pictures with their families at the lakeside gazebo mandap. While the guest moved over to the main Ballroom for a delicious meal by Avani. Royal Ambassador Caledon allows you to arrange food from outdoor caterers. Avani did a great job serving guests traditional Indian vegetarian meals.
Mississauga Tassa Kings started playing music as the bride walked out of the Royal Ambassador. As Guyanese traditions, the doli was very different. There was a sense of joy in Sonia’s side as she was starting a new life. Sonia sat in the car as this outdoor ceremony came to an end.
Indian Wedding Shoot at Royal Ambassador
We did take out the couple to pictures right after the doli ceremony. That is one of the best things at the Royal Ambassador that you can do your post-wedding photography at the location. Lush green parks right by the Innes Lake are perfect for post-wedding pictures.
Arlington Estate Gujrati Reception
At Arlington Estate, it was one of a kind experience to work at this venue. Right next to Brampton and Vaughan in the heart of Kleinburg. Nothing but state of the facility so if you are looking for a lavish affair in Toronto or surrounding areas. Arlington estate is the venue for sure to checkout. Outdoor and Indoor spaces make this place almost perfect for Indian weddings.
Huge glass windows opening up to a patio overlooking two acres of lake and lush green parks this venue scores in every aspect. The cherry on the cake is their helicopter pad which allowed our Gujrati couple to enter a royal way. A ride from Toronto to Arlington Estate is about $1200-$1500 which was documented by Sky Films on video.
Pre-Reception Photoshoot at Arlington Estate
We started that as Sonia walked out of the glass doors of Arlington estate to enter the patio. Anil was dress in a tux and both of them were looking like a magazine couple. We only got a few minutes to photograph the couple outdoors and then we moved them to the rose wall. This beautiful rose wall was set up by Wonder walls another amazing vendor for work with.
Champagne was being poured and guests started to arrive at the Arlington Lobby. I have to say the whole setting gave that luscious feel here at Arlington Estate.
The stage was set with fresh red roses by Design Mantra. An exceptional cake by Fine cakes by Zarah, it was one elegant setup.
Dj TNT from Empire was all set with our Emcee of the night. One of our favorite wedding planning team had everyone briefed about how the reception is going to flow.
Beyoutiful Beginnings did a spectacular job throughout this wedding to precisely deliver what the bride had envisioned. That is why we have them as our preferred vendor.
Indian Wedding Reception at Arlington Estate
With Dhol by Nature giving some drum beats this was the moment. Anil and Sonia walking in this beautiful reception hall. We had parents and siblings speeches and things were getting emotional. The couple went after the parents for their thank you notes at the Arlington. There is no Gujrati wedding without performance. We had children to older everyone involved in this performance. Followed by the first dance as husband and wife from this Gujarati Couple.
We had an amazing some serious competition from both sides showcasing their dance moves.
Thanks again to all the amazing vendor team for making this day possible. We seriously couldn’t have asked for a better team at Arlington estate and Royal ambassador.
Check out this couple’s wedding slideslow.
- Videography – Sky Films (Website)
- Wedding planning – Beyoutiful Beginnings
- Decor – Design Mantra (Website)
- Venue – Royal Ambassador and Arlington Estate
- Catering – Avani
- Sound and DJ – Empire Entertainment
- Dance floor – Designer Dance Floor
- Performances – Dhol by Nature
- Outfits – Zardozi Couture
- Makeup and Hair – Lesonne Bridals
- Photography – Alfaaz Photography