Our bride Manjot from Montreal met her prince charming Prit in Toronto. They are two genuine souls that complement each other perfectly. So, they tied the knot this year in Toronto and we were lucky to photograph their love story. Follow Manjot & Prit’s Sikh Wedding in Scarborough Toronto.
Our couple wanted two separate looks for their photoshoot. The first commemorates Prit’s first love, firefighting. We want to take this opportunity to thank all the hard-working firefighters out there keeping us safe from danger! The second highlights Manjot’s love for the outdoors, the waters and the flowers.
Theme 1 – Firehall Romance
The groom brought us to his precinct where he spends full 24 hours shifts; there’s a lot of camaraderie, cooking, working out, laughs and memories here for our groom. This is a very special place for Prit and we loved that Manjot was so down do shoot here!
Theme 2 – Romantic Nature
For the second part, we headed down to an obscure side of Scarborough bluffs to try to get some privacy. We were able to create some very natural and whimsical images for our couple. You could just tell how genuinely in love and happy they are being themselves together.
Punjabis love to eat, sing and dance! And, Sangeets are all about that and much more.
Bride’s Festive Event
The bride’s event started with the sisters decorating the Sangeet board with colorful rice at Dreams Convention Centre. Followed with the bride’s maiyyan, where all the guests were invited to come put some vatna and bless the beautiful bride-to-be.
Pro Tip – If considering doing your pre-wedding events at home or in a hall, we recommend to organize all your events (churra, maiyyan, sangeet, jaggo, etc.) in one larger affair in a hall. This is because halls are relatively affordable during the weekdays. It will come out the same if not cheaper in Toronto.
Our bride Manjot went in for a quick-dry cleanup and outfit change after the maiyyan ceremony.
Next, came a special dance performance by the sister, cousins and bridesmaids on Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali, Bole Churiyan, Multan, Punjabi Mutiyaran and Morni Banke. Suddenly, the bride jumped in to make the performance extra glamorous.
The night followed with Fulkari Sangeet hosting boliyan and gidda. Then, the dance floor was flooded with family and friends.
Groom’s Crazy Event
If we had to sum up the groom’s Sangeet in one word, we would say it was savage but in a good way. You will understand when you see what the groom’s boys did to him during his vatna. We can definitely infer that Prit has a little devilish side and has played his fair share of pranks. Prit’s family and close-knit friends know how to party. They sing loud and dance hard.
Sikh Wedding in Scarborough Toronto
Our bride being from Montreal, rented an Airbnb for her wedding week for herself, her parents, brother, sister, brother-in-law, and niece. That is where she was getting ready for her big day with Amber Esthetics.
The bride wore a beautiful custom red wedding gown designed by Zardozi Couture. The latter was a true red raw silk bridal gown with all-over gold embroidered work.
We arrived around 6:30 am and started doing her getting ready images followed by some family images.
Next stop, Gursikh Sabha Gurdwara for this Sikh wedding in Scarborough Toronto.
Groom got ready at his home in Markham. He looked majestic in his royal blue and red sherwani by Zardozi Couture.
Next, we took some getting ready and family images inside and outside his home.
At this time, the groom and groomsmen came to the Gursikh Sabha Gurdwara in Scarborough with sheer joy and excitement.
During the Milni proceedings, the family members from both sides greeted each other with the exchange of garlands and hugs in the beautiful outdoor garden courtyard of the Scarborough Gurdwara.
Afterward, guests went inside to have a quick breakfast before the commencement of this Sikh wedding ceremony.
Sikh Wedding Ceremony, Scarborough Toronto
The groom entered the main hall at the Gursikh Sabha Gurdwara with his parents.
Next, the bridesmaids entered the hall, followed by the sister, brother-in-law, and niece of the bride. Then, the Bride made her first appearance with the awe of everybody, escorted in with the love of her parents.
Prit eagerly turned around to catch a glimpse of his stunning bride Manjot and they both shared a brief smile as Manjot took a seat next to her groom.
The father of the bride handed Prit’s palla over to his daughter, an emotional and symbolic moment that signifies his acceptance and offering of his blessings for this union.
Next, the Anand Karaj, Sikh wedding ceremony, took place with the four lavaan at this beautiful bright and airy Sikh temple in Scarborough.
To finalize their union, the couple signed their wedding certificate and exchanged rings. This concluded the ceremony for this Sikh Wedding in Scarborough Toronto.
Post-Wedding Photoshoot, Guild Inn Park
Manjot had booked the Guild Inn Park Estate for their post-wedding photoshoot. We started with the couple’s shoot leaving the bridesmaids and groomsmen behind in the limos. This prevents distractions for the couple and makes sure that we maintain on schedule.
After this, the bridal party was invited over for some group images.
Pro Tip – Make sure to check if you need any permits and obtain one beforehand in case your desired photoshoot location requires one. Guild Inn Park requires a permit of about $200 per hour. We recommend 1-1.5 hours for your post-wedding photoshoot.
The bridesmaids and groomsmen had a lot of fun-filled games for each other before letting the groom take his beloved bride back home with him.
Some final blessings took place at Manjot’s massi’s house, the Doli location. Mixed emotions filled the air as the bride took off with her new family.
As much as the Doli is a happy and sad moment, the groom’s side waited for their new bride with excitement. The groom’s sister welcomed the bride Manjot and the groom’s mom followed with the Pani Varna ritual.
The reception for this Sikh wedding in Scarborough Toronto took place at Grand Cinnamon Banquet and Convention. Grand Cinnamon is a beautiful venue with high ceiling and custom architecture that can accommodate 50 – 1300 people in Banquet mode and up to 2500 people in convention mode. Apart from the venue, Xclusive Designs added to the ambiance with lots of pastel colors, whites and blush tones to create a bright and airy stage.
We took some photos of the couple just outside Grand Cinnamon, their reception hall. We also took some reception images of the couple with their decor inside the wedding venue.
Our bride Manjot was the epitome of elegance in her custom lehenga made by Zardozi Couture and voluminous Hollywood waves created by talented Amber Esthetics to complete her flawless look. The lehenga was the perfect medley of modern and traditional, it was covered all over with white pearls with undertones of light blush pink fabric.
Additionally, this is also where we took some family photos as some early guests arrived for the cocktail hour.
We had a few special entrances of the family members and bridal party before bringing in the two most important people in the building that night, Mr & Mrs Sahota!
There were many intimate and personal speeches given from both sides at this Sikh wedding in Scarborough Toronto. The bride’s sister’s speech was a sweet and emotional one.
In contrast, the groom’s friends definitely took advantage of the centre stage to give him a friendly and loving roasting session probably returning the favor from the past.
The last but most important speech came from the bride. She couldn’t have been more graceful giving a touching speech to her family and friends. Manjot held back some strong tears as she thanked everyone for their love and support during this special week for them.
The Groom surprised his bride with a fun romantic surprise dance for her performed along with two of his groomsmen.
Cake Cutting & First Dance
The bride and groom cut their beautiful wedding cake.
Next, Mr & Mrs Sahota took the dance floor for the first time ever as husband and wife. They danced with eyes on each other, big smiles and sheer joy and happiness.
Dj SP turned up the notch and had the crowd dancing the night away. Here are some fun, organic and candid shots from the dance floor.
Bouquet Toss Fun
Finally, our Bride Manjot took the stage to pass along the wedding torch to a future bride. All the singles ladies lined up and some eagerly wanted to be the next one. See for yourself as the lucky lady battled her way to catch the bridal bouquet.
For more, check out this Sikh wedding in Scarborough Toronto slideshow.
Also, check out our blog on Greater Toronto Area Gurdwaras from a photography standpoint and Bridal Indian Wedding Designers to help plan for your wedding!
- Photography by Alfaaz Photography
- Videography by Dreams Production
- Bride’s Sangeet outfit by New Delhi Company
- Bride’s ceremony and reception outfits by Zardozi Couture
- Groom’s ceremony outfit by Zardozi Couture
- Bridal hair and makeup artist by Amber Esthetics
- Henna by Apoorva’s Henna Works
- Limo by Deol Limos
- Decor by Xclusive Designs
- Dj by Dj SP from Frequency Entertainment
- Wedding Ceremony Venue Gurdwara Gursikh Sabha Gurdwara
- Post-Wedding Ceremony Photoshoot Location Guild Inn Park Estate
- Reception Venue Grand Cinnamon Banquet and Convention