Do you love greenery and pops of colour? Do you love fusion fetes with amazing food? If so, Demelza and Shaan’s wedding will knock your socks off! Our sweet couple tied the knot in June of 2018, with the type of wedding details that make our hearts sing! This wedding is the perfect example of how a space can be completely transformed with drapery, lighting and greenery.
Particular details that we love include the use of greenery and edison bulbs to create a unique and magical mandap design and that this carried through nicely into the reception. I love the secret garden feel of this mandap style. I’m also a huge fan of open concept mandap designs, especially for larger weddings because there really isn’t a bad seat in the house for any of your guests. The drapery and lighting was soft and elegant, and the wispy greenery juxtaposed nicely against the bride’s colourful attire.
Speaking of attire, another detail that I loved is how stylish our couple is – they looked like movie stars the entire weekend. From Hindu ceremony to reception, each outfit was incredible! It’s hard to decide on a favourite, but each outfit suited the room design perfectly. We loved Demelza’s pink lengha, as well as her white reception gown.
Demelza and Shaan’s reception design required a room flip from Hindu ceremony to reception as guests mingled and the couple refreshed and changed outfits. We love, love, love the versatile design of the stage, which incorporated the mandap detailing and added a ton of greenery with bright colours onto the reception tables. The abundant use of greens made for very sumptuous centerpieces that popped against the backdrop of the hall. Hats off to the creative team at Xclusive Designs for creating this masterpiece – it is definitely one of our favourites from 2018!
We’re sure you are going to love the details so take a peek at Shauna Heron Photography’s gorgeous captures, and let us know what you think! As far as fusion weddings go, this one takes the cake! A huge thank you to the fantastic team of vendors who came together to make this beautiful wedding a reality! Demelza and Shaan, it was a privilege being your wedding planning team, and we are wishing you the best that life has to offer and the happiest married life!
CEREMONY VENUE: Pearson Convention Centre
RECEPTION VENUE: Pearson Convention Centre
PLANNERS: Whim Event Planning & Design
PHOTOGRAPHER: Shauna Heron Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Henjo Films
FLORIST/DECOR/DESIGN: Xclusive Designs
RENTALS: Cast & Co
CAKE ARTIST: Maria Pereira
BAND/DJ: Empire Entertainment
MAKE-UP/HAIR ARTISTS: Beauty by Vic – Victoria Price Makeup Artistry, Alicia Azeez
CATERING: The Host
HORSE: Fairytale Horse and Carriage
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators, specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!
Intimate Hindu Wedding in Mississauga
Celia and Stud were married on Friday July 22nd 2016 in a beautiful Mississauga Hindu wedding, and our team had the pleasure of assisting this lovely couple. The bride and groom envisioned a low-key but celebratory affair, full of beautiful decor but with a warm and intimate feel for their nearest and dearest. Take a peek at a few photos, from our friend Bruce of In Your Prime Photography! Enjoy!
Photography: Bruce – In Your Prime Photography
Venue: Hindu Heritage Centre
Wedding Planning: Whim Event Planning & Design
Decor: Soulmate Wedding Decor
Florist: Berries & Blooms
Tassa: Toronto All Starz Tassa Band
A huge thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who helped make this beautiful Mississauga hindu wedding a dream come true!
The Whim Event Planning & Design team are certified Toronto Wedding Planners and Day Of Coordinators. Our office is conveniently located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and we service the GTA and beyond. Contact us today for more information, and to learn how the fun-loving Whimlets can help you enjoy the wedding day of your dreams!
Whim Event Planning and Design is a team of Toronto wedding planners and day of coordinators specializing in modern romantic weddings for fun, sweet couples. Get in touch with us today to start planning your dream day!
Hilton Hotel Markham – An Elegant DIY Dream
Michelle and I recently welcomed a new Whimlet (isn’t that a great term?!) to our ranks. Her name is Rachel de Silva, and she is assisting us with coordination on wedding days. Her first wedding with us was a lovely Hindu wedding and reception at the Hilton Hotel Markham, and she did a fantastic job! I asked her to write up the wedding from her perspective and you can read more below!
“Just so I can get the record straight, I by no means got hitched nor do I plan to take a husband anytime soon. I will however state that the Whim team was gracious enough to grant me the opportunity to assist in Ilina and Anil’s big day. Recently, I have found a thriving passion to plan events, so what better time than now to get involved during wedding season. To say the least, this couple did a fantastic job in creating a fun and engaging guest experience. There were little jars of M&M’s featuring every guest’s name with a personalized message to each. A gorgeous decor set up for both ceremony and reception from Diya Decor, a guestbook tree with hanging paper cards dangled from the branches where the guests were able to tape a Polaroid of themselves to the cards. The effort in the details undeniably showed in every step of the wedding process.
A key component to ensuring the day ran successfully was time management. Since this wedding featured a Hindu ceremony and reception in the same day, there was a time sensitive itinerary, list of name and phone numbers of every vendor required, and a detailed map of table numbers and list of names per table. These documents became very useful throughout the duration of the wedding. The one lesson I have learned through this entire experience is preparation, sticking to the time schedule (give or take a few minutes), making sure to eat at some point and remaining calm. I also became aware of the difference between an outstanding guest experience and a mediocre one. I truly want to say thank you to the Whim team for choosing me to join them on this amazing journey. Cheers to many more weddings, some of which I hope to take the lead on.
Special thanks to the Hilton Hotel Markham, Diya Decor, G&H Photography, and all of the vendors and extra hands and Celia Mackenzie, Huma Sheikh and Mahdis Lowe for all their help and efforts. Congratulations to a wonderful bride and groom, Ilina and Anil on this wonderful milestone!”
We hoped that you enjoyed Rachel’s write up on this lovely wedding. We’ll feature a full post on it in the future when the pro photos come in with a full vendor listing. We’re so excited that we have Rachel to assist us on our future weddings! We’ll feature a bio on her very soon! To find out more about how we can assist you, please contact us today!
Toronto Fusion Wedding
Today on the blog, we are featuring one of our own Toronto fusion weddings from August 2014. We wanted to give you lovely readers an idea of a simple fusion Hindu wedding. The bride is Guyanese (of mixed religious descent) and the groom is Trinidadian, of Hindu descent. They wanted to have a traditional ceremony with a fun, Western style reception. Enjoy the gallery!
The bride and groom decided to have a traditional Hindu wedding on the first day of their wedding weekend. The second day of their Toronto fusion wedding weekend was their traditional Western wedding reception. This is a fun idea because each day had a completely different look! The wedding ceremony was held in Brampton at the Chinmaya Mission Toronto . The reception was held at Red Rose Convention Centre .
On the first day, the bride and groom wore traditional Indian attire. The bride wore a red lehenga with beautiful mehendi (henna) adorning her hands. The groom wore a kurta with a matching turban. On the second day of their Toronto fusion wedding, the bride wore a traditional white wedding gown and the groom wore a three-piece suit. The bride and groom purchased their Indian attire in Brampton and Mississauga. The bride purchased her wedding gown in Unionville. Enjoy the professional photos, taken by Sabih Usman of Accentuated Moments Photography , now based out of Calgary. Enjoy!