This summer I shot Rakiya and Baldeep’s engagement photos in Banff while I was there to shoot Melissa and Nick’s wedding. It was a beautiful day at Lake Minnewanka. We tooks some pictures by the water, then went for a hike in the forest.
The wedding was two months later in the fall. Their Sikh ceremony was at Gurdwara Singh Sabha in Milwoods, and the civil ceremony was held at the Westin Edmonton. I loved how unique their civil ceremony was, held in the reception hall while all of the guests were seated at the tables where they would later have dinner.
The reception was a great fusion of cultures. The guests were treated to choreographed Punjabi dances from the Sikh community, and a Zumba flash mob by Rakiya’s Zumba dance group. The DJ transitioned seamlessly back and forth between Bhangra, Lebanese and pop music. The dance floor was always packed, keeping my second shooter Wil and me busy!
Behind the scenes!