Nav and Darryl utilized Mississauga Grand for their larger-than-life fusion wedding this spring. It’s a lovely venue with super friendly staff who really helped us out. It’s the type of hall that can transform for any event. Especially this culturally vibrant event mixing Western and Southasian culture.
Sometimes we meet clients just by chance, a sort of a happy accident. That’s how it was with these two. They found me from a Kijiji ad and we just clicked. They’ve been together for a while so marriage was the next logical step. The venue that they felt best suited them was the Mississauga Grand.
This wedding was a fusion of England and India. Both backgrounds are highly recognized for grand over-the-top weddings. So you can only imagine what happens when you mix the two together… nothing. They wanted none of it. They were such a casual down to earth couple that a grand multi-day wedding just wouldn’t fit. The family did throw them a Roka Ceremony last week as a pre-wedding event. However, that was more about giving travelling family something to do.
Since neither of them was heavily religious, they stripped all those elements away. Instead they had a much smaller civil ceremony. Nav still wore a traditional Indian bridal gown. It was white and silver. While it reflected a western wedding gown, the detailing and style was Indian. Her hair was a classic Indian updo complete with all the incorporated jewelry. The two of them were originally planning a first look and private photo session at Kariya Park however the rainstorm limited us to only a few photos around the Mississauga Grand parking lot.
Sat walked down the aisle with her father who gave her away. The groom, however, was a sci-fi fan. So he walked down the asile to Darth Vader’s Imperial March. The words recited during the ceremony revolved around honouring each other’s cultures but focusing on what makes them similar. So instead of having two religious ceremonies, they would create a new faith together. They exchanged personal vows and married in front of a mix of their families. It wasn’t a bride’s side and groom’s side, but rather one big family.
On the other hand, the evening reception had more pizazz. Nav changed into a second wedding dress that would be easier to dance in. Their grand entrance was paired with a choreographed dance routine. And customary to most South Asian weddings, their focal point was an over the top head table surrounded by balloons. There was a lineup of speeches and a cake cutting. Aside from that, the whole night was spent mingling and getting to know everybody.