Rachel & Arsalan had a beautiful wedding last August at the Richmond Hill Golf & Country Club. I have know Rachel for quite a few years and we have photographed a number of portrait sessions together and I was thrilled to photograph their wedding! Rachel is from Florida and Arsalan’s background is Persian and their wedding was a lovely blend of the two backgrounds. The ceremony was without a doubt one of the most fun ceremonies that I have ever photographed. It took place at the Richmond Hill Golf & Country Club and the energy & excitement throughout the ceremony was like no other ceremony that I have photographed. This was my first Persian wedding ceremony and certainly one of the most memorable!
“The highlight of the décor in the ceremony room was the presentation of Sofreh Agad, the spread that contains food and traditional items symbolizing our start as newlyweds. It was a visual masterpiece! Arsalan’s family made a special trip to Iran to locate a beautiful antique mirror and candelabras, making the Sofreh a true connection to Arsalan’s heritage.” – Rachel
Rachel was born and raised in Florida and they decided on an old Florida theme for their cocktail party. They had “Rachel’s” Lemonade stand and their signature drink was called the “Pink Flamingo” complete with Pink Flamingo straws which were very sweet. They enjoyed a little reggae music by Taylor Abram as they mingled with their guests. The evening became even more magical with exotic belly dancers and the cake cutting ceremony was so much fun to photograph! It was quite the party!
Rachel & Arsalan describe their day with the word “Happiness”. Rachel shares, “We felt so connected and I don’t think we ever stopped smiling for a minute. Laughter and excitement were the most common feelings. I felt so loved and beautiful,.” Rachel & Arsalan were a pleasure to photograph and so completely happy throughout the entire day, not even the heavy rains that came and went throughout the day could dampen their spirits. Weddings are a wonderful celebration of love shared with your family and closest friends. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Rachel & Arsalan and so many other amazing couples throughout the past ten years.
Congratulations again guys!
Here are some of my favourite images from your day.
Gown by: Pronovias
Make-up: Melo Makeup
Hair: Kate Mcgibbon-The White Door Salon
Ceremony & Reception: RIchmon Hill Country Club
Décor: FOS Décor Center
Wedding Coordinator: Malvina Chevolleau of Fabulous Occasions
Officiant: Christiane Bristow of Ceremonies to Remember
Videographer: Brent Storm-Bright of Bright Sky Weddings
Wedding Cake: Heavenly Delights Patisserie
Linens: Around the Table Linens
Entertainment/DJ: DJ Siamak Tenzif-Unique Sounds
Belly Dancers: Habeeba’s Dance Studio
Invitations: Jessica Kruse
Florist: Wild Thyme