I’m going to start off by giving Sonya a big round of applause – she managed to plan this wedding almost single handedly, while she and Amrik were living in different countries, and neither of them lived in Edmonton. She certainly had help along the way, but every last detail was planned and executed perfectly.
So next are the shout outs to the supporting cast for the wedding, the vendors that made everything go smoothly.
- Wedding Planner: Priya from Weddings by Priya (she was brought on to the team very close to the wedding and did a great job organizing all the last little details). Anyone planning an upcoming Indian wedding would be well advised to contact her.
- Videographer: Sarah from Nostalgia Media (super fun to work with, and very professional)
- Venue: Mirage Banquet Hall for the sangeet, and the Oasis Centre for the Hindu wedding and reception.
- Decor: Elegant Touches
- Flowers: Graham & Lane
- Salon: Alexander Daniel (this incredible team made Sonya and her bridesmaids look gorgeous for multiple events!)
- Acrobatics: Lyne Gosselin from Firefly Theatre.
- Food: Haweli (yummy!)
Let’s get to some photos, shall we?
The first event was the Sangeet/Engagement at the Mirage. Just before the wedding, Sonya was super excited that she would be ‘officially engaged’ at the start of the wedding. Even though she and Amrik have been together for years, it was so sweet to see her excitement.
Sonya & Amrik played a few games, including this one. Whoever found the ring in the bucket first (with their eyes closed) wears the pants in the relationship. Sorry, Amrik!
We were treated to several beautiful dance performances.
Including Amrik! This dude can DANCE. He surprised Sonya with an amazing dance along with his friends.
Sonya was so relaxed getting her mehndi done.
I promised the Kang girls that I would post the rangoli they made for Amrik’s Maiyan ceremony – great job girls!
The colour scheme for the Sikh wedding was awesome.
This one was Sonya’s idea and I think it’s so beautiful. A contrast of the elegant wedding lengha with urban grit.
The Hindu ceremony was at the Oasis Conference Centre. It is an elegant venue and I can’t wait to work there again.
Before the reception I had a quick (and I mean quick!) session with Sonya & Amrik alone. It was raining, so I had to improvise, and I’m really glad I did.
A few touch-ups before the grand entrance.
The reception was also at the Oasis, and the decor by Elegant Touches was amazing.
Their custom signing book with images from their engagement sessions looked awesome.
Were you intrigued by the acrobat that I mentioned earlier? Here is Lyne and her partner, wow-ing the crowd. Their performance was incredible.
You can’t have a glamorous wedding like this one without some bling.
Have you ever seen a dance floor so packed? It was crazy down there!
I got tired just re-living that whole crazy week. It was an amazing wedding, and I’m pretty sure my new baby is going to be born dancing to bhangra. Thank you Sonya & Amrik for such a fantastic time!