Iranian weddings are intricate and rich in meaning. I have always been fascinated with the Sofreh (the display used during the Iranian ceremony) which holds together items that symbolize love, abundance, a sweet life, fertility. It is a beautiful way for the couple to be wished well and sent off on their new journey.
Yasmine and Reza have minutely and elaborately chosen the details for their big day. Starting with the colourful rooms at the Park Hyatt for their getting ready photos and ending with the reception held at the quaint Arta Gallery located in the Distillery District. All in all, the day has been colourful, eventful, emotional. And filled with a lot of high energy.
Their guests greeted the couple with a lot of clapping and singing which made the ceremony feel even more festive. The rhythms were truly exhilarating.
The reception that followed was lots of fun, with nice surprises the couple had reserved for their guests. A joy to witness!
Yasmine and Reza, congratulations to you and may your new life together be nothing short of sweet and abundant!
Natalie and Jasper currently live in Amsterdam. She is Canadian, he is Dutch. Together they simply are a lot of fun. It is a pleasure to be around this kind of intoxicating energy. After first meeting with them I knew I was going to have a great time while capturing their day. They decided to celebrate their union at the elegant National Club in Toronto. After the ceremony held at St Paul’s Basilica located downtown Toronto, they traveled to the U of T campus in a gorgeous, jewel like antique Ford booked by Natalie’s parents as a surprise. In spite of the rain threat and the few drops that managed to sneak down from the sky, we had a fantastic time together and everything worked out perfectly well. I could have not asked for more from a creative perspective and it was difficult to narrow down the photos for this blog
Natalie and Jasper, I hope to see more of you when you move to Toronto. I wish you a great 2011 and much happiness in your life together! Love, Manuela.