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Shaira & Aly – Edmonton Wedding Photographer

Shaira & Aly – Edmonton Wedding Photographer
July 22, 2012 Haley Shandro

You’ve seen a few posts about Shaira & Aly on the blog. ¬†From their engagement last year, to a fall portrait session, and now finally their wedding, I’ve loved spending time with these two and their families.

I know they say that opposites attract, but when it comes to our couples I think the opposite is true – the couples we work with seem to have the same fun and quirky personalities as us, which usually makes for a pretty entertaining wedding day. Shaira & Aly currently live in Toronto, but if Shaira has anything to do with it they’ll eventually move back to her hometown of Edmonton.

Reception: Derrick Golf & Winter Club
Cake: Triple L Cakes
Decor: Infinite Event Services
Chair Covers & Sashes: CJ Chair Covers
DJ: Divinity Productions

I started the week with Shaira’s mehndi.

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After a few more events it was on to the wedding day! Christy and the guys prepped in west Edmonton, and then Aly came to pick up Shaira from her parents home.

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We headed to the U of A for a few photos before the ceremony.

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The Muslim wedding ceremony involves signing a marriage contract, the recitation of the Nikah, and the placement of rings on the couples fingers by the officiants.

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After the ceremony, Shaira & Aly had a quick clothing change, and went on to the reception at the Derrick.  Check out their unique favour idea Рthey were a hot commodity at the wedding!

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A few games kicked off the reception – the coins that Shaira collects represents fertility (I’m sure her mom won’t mind a few grandkids!), and her brother Rahim was the proud recipient of a custom bobble-head doll among some other gifts.

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The Derrick presented an amazing patio buffet for the reception.

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Divinity Productions got the party started!

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Congratulations Shaira & Aly! ¬†We need to have another photo shoot in a few months or I’m going to into withdrawl. ¬†Thanks to Christy for shooting with me and a few of the photos in this post.

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