Candles Banquet Hall
Candles Banquet Hall specializes in providing couples with the most elegant setting for a wedding. They also understand that your wedding is one of the most memorable moments of your life. Candles Banquet Hall can cater to both wedding ceremony and wedding reception in one spot. However, for this couple, they only coordinated the wedding reception.
The key colour of this wedding was purple and gold. Purple was the colour of all the bridesmaids dressed and the bridal bouquets. Additionally, the venue reflected the colour in the reception hall’s drapery decor and linens. The gold featured more on the bride and groom. The groom incorporated gold into his designer suit and equally snazzy shoes. While, the bride included in all her personal wedding accessories. These colours looked absolutely phenomenal during their autumn portrait session at Kariya Park.
Sara and Odon were a referral couple from my videographer. Just your everyday, run of the mill, family from the Congo. So legendary party photos are what I’m thinking at the back of my head. And no, this group did not disappoint. They had a traditional Christian ceremony at the New Covenant Assembly Church yet included some features from their Congo roots. The Congolese marriage focuses human warmth, humour, prayers and enriching exchanges. It goes through different stages and practices to make the marriage ceremony a special one.
The first step is when the officiant reads the “rites” to the bride and groom. The guests are well-dressed and have a heart in the celebration. The ceremony started with the entire bridal party dancing down the aisle. In addition, they performed a similar dance for the couple’s grand entrance at the reception. Most of the activities organized by Congolese people include music and songs. And this wedding was no exception.
The evening reception kicked off with the couple entering and dancing with their loved ones. It was a huge family dance and everyone joined in. After dinner and speeches, the bride disappeared to change into a simpler gown for dancing. To demonstrate his good faith towards the new wife and her family, the groom performed a dance routine with his groomsmen. If the bride deems him worth worthy, she joins him for dance. She wasn’t the only one impressed.
Theron Henry of Powerpack Images captured the video for this wedding.