Shilpa + Rishi
Shilpa & Rishi were married in a beautiful Indian wedding at Toronto's Liberty Grand.
We started the day with portraits in the beautiful courtyard of the Liberty Grand, we even managed to dodge the raindrops.
It's not many times that the bride walking down the aisle can be upstaged, but since Shilpa had their beautiful daughter in her arms we can make an exception in this case. I actually did a newborn photography session with their baby a couple months ago, check it out here!
Indian wedding ceremonies are always so cool, so many traditions and details go into them.
It was great watching the kids at the wedding ceremony desperately searching for Rishi's shoes in order to sell them back to him after the ceremony (it's an old tradition at Hindu weddings!). Rishi hid them VERY VERY well. :)
After the ceremony everyone headed up to the lounge for appetizers and cocktails.
I thought it was really great that even with a wedding of over 400 people Shilpa & Rishi made the time to go around to every table and talk to everyone... it really shows how much they value their family and friends.
Rishi is a very quiet guy when you meet him but he gave one of the most elequouent speeches by a groom I've heard all year... really well done!
The party was great, the DJ did an amazing job of keeping the dance floor jumping and playing a great mix of music.
A huge thanks for Steve from Tara Lilly Photography for helping out and doing an amazing job second shooting.
Julla from 87 Events did an amazing job planning and coordinating both the wedding and the mehndi ceremony the day before at the beautiful Sunnybrook Estates (check back soon for a blog post on this!)
Check out some of my favourite images above as well as the full slideshow below.