Kahlae and Aabad started off their weekend wedding celebration by hosting a welcome dinner. They both have a big blended family and have a big group of close friends. Hosting a welcome dinner was a perfect way to get them acquainted before their big day.
On the morning of the wedding, Aabad and his groomsmen started off their day by pampering themselves at Proper
Barbers, which I highly recommend! Grooms typically don’t get the required TLC like most brides with their bridesmaids do get on the day of the wedding, but they definitely should. Kahlae’s wedding dress, along with her flower girl and bridesmaids’ dresses were custom made by their close family friend, Sherry Matin who recently opened up her own bridal shop in North Shore, Vancouver. Having your dress designer with you on the day of your wedding is something most brides would surely dream of.
Our couple was to exchange their vows by the outdoor waterfall gardens inside the Sheraton Hotel Toronto. Unfortunately, two hours before the ceremony it began to rain. Mother Nature surely was not on our side that day, but we made it work. Their ceremony, which included 150 guests, was moved indoors into the Provincial Ballroom. Following the ceremony, their guests were shuttled to The Forth, the chosen reception venue by the couple.
The Forth had a modern setting so our couple opted for minimal décor. The main focal piece, a beautiful floral wall, was set behind the sweetheart table. Two long, rectangular tables were set on opposite ends of the sweetheart table for their large bridal party. We decorated the head table in the bride’s favourite colours, blush pink and off-white in florals and linens. Guests dined on long banquet tables accented in the same blush pink tone of table runners and group of bud floral arrangements.
The night was filled with beautiful, heart-felt speeches from the couple’s families and friends. There was not a single dry eye that night. You could feel the love that everyone had for the couple. After the speeches, there was a surprise presentation prepared by the groom’s best man which was definitely a treat to the couple and their guests. They also played “Name That Tune” game with the guests which was another piece of entertainment which got everyone up on their feet. Lastly, the groom serenaded his bride with a short performance, which was a total surprise to her. The party did not run short on entertainment one bit.
It was beautiful to witness how two separate blended families merged into a huge blended family of one. The best part was that I got to be a part of the celebration, when Kahlae turned Dadlani.
Venue: The Forth
Wedding Planner: Hazel Boivin Weddings & Events
Décor & Florals: Hazel Boivin Weddings & Events
Photographer: Maleek Photography
Videographer: Jay Films
DJ: DJ Special K
Cake: Layers Cake & Confections
Invitations: Appy Couple
Hair: Glam Galz
Make-up: Lace Maralit
Bride & Bridemaids Dresses: Sateen Bridal Wear
Groom’s Formal Wear: Ted Baker
Limo Shuttle: Erinmills Limousine Service
Photobooth: Light The Day
Accommodation: The Sheraton Hotel Toronto