If you haven’t yet seen, check out their truck art inspired mehendi on the blog.
Following their mehendi came their beautiful reception that we shot the next day. And just like their previous event, this was also nothing short of spectacular. The whole theme of the day was quite traditional and royal. Sameeneh from Creative Touch Design once again did a fantastic job with their decor; it was very royal, yet not too overwhelming as most structural decors end up being a bit too heavy sometimes. It was the perfect blend of their colours and Myra and Zohair looked like royalty when they sat on the stage!
We started the day off by doing some getting ready shots of Myra at her family home in Toronto. Her invitation cards were one of my favourite details of the day; because they were written in both Urdu and English! Myra’s grandmother writes poetry, and she drafted all the text on her invitation cards. Talk about having such a sweet sentimental value to it 🙂
Once we finished up with Myra’s getting ready photos, we headed over to Zohair’s place to do a super quick getting ready session as well.
For their portraits, we chose Sunnyside Pavilion as their location. It was my first time shooting there; it is such an underrated place for portraits! The beautiful minimal aspects of the location made for a stunning background for their portraits together. Their first look was also super cute! Check it out below to see what I mean 😉
Embassy Grand was the venue for their event again; the beautiful sunroom was the perfect place to host their nikkah with some of their closest families and friends. I thought it was such a great idea and something very different than what their evening event looked like. After the nikkah was done we headed over to the reception hall while the guests had their hor d’oeuvres and took photos of their families and the impeccable decor that was done by creative touch design. The evening was full of fun and laughter, with heartfelt speeches from their friends and family, to a fun filled play that was done for Myra and Zohair by their cousins and aunts and uncles! One of the other fun elements to their event was a live painting artist they hired to do a watercolour piece for their reception as it happened! Scroll down to see how gorgeous the painting turned out and to see how their beautiful event unfolded!
Kind words from Myra and Zohair:
TLDR; #1: Phenomenal photos. #2: Phenomenal person to work with. From the first meeting to getting the actual photos and everything in between, Qurrat was amazing to work with. We booked her for 3 big wedding events and the pictures turned out AMAZING. I knew she did amazing portraits but was a bit more apprehensive about how the candid/event/guest pictures would turn out, but they were just as amazing. Qurrat was easy to communicate with and responsive in the lead up to the wedding (during busy summer wedding season). I knew she would direct guests in a polite but firm way to ensure that she captured our moments as best as possible. She was also great at directing us for our portraits. 3 events over 4 days was tiring but she was on point for every event, always professional, made sure we looked our best, and even would ask if we needed water. Our videographer found it very easy to work with Qurrat and she had a great associate photographer. Wedding photography is expensive but Qurrat is worth it. Cannot recommend enough!