As true city dwellers and Canadians, Raveen and Suvin chose downtown Toronto as the location for their Indian Gatsby wedding. The sangeet (evening of song and dance) was transformed into a mela (fair) with henna stations, palm readers. While the next day at the ceremony, the baraat (the groom’s procession) included the traditional groom entering on a horse, with two additional horses for his brother-in-law and best man. The ceremony took place on a platform in the pond at dusk under the city lights, followed by a cocktail reception with a live band. The bridal party jumped in the water for the last song. The night concluded with a sparkling sendoff into a NYC taxi.
The night after the ceremony, Raveen and Suvin hosted a Great Gatsby themed reception. The affair was elegant and upscale but still filled with excitement including a photo booth, a biography video of the bride and groom, party masks, a bongo drummer and dancing late into the night. To keep with the golden Gatsby theme, every treat on the grand sweet table was made with a little bit of sparkle: cake pops, cookies, cupcakes, glitter doughnuts, rock candy sticks, popcorn, brownies, and more! Dave Abreu Photography magnificently captured the entire celebration.
Photography: Dave Abreu Photography | Planning: Arora Wedding & Event Planning | Florist: Flowers Unlimited | Invitations/Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Makeup & Hair: Amplified Soul (Sangeet and Ceremony), Victoria Radford (Reception) | Bride: Payal Singhal (Sangeet Outfit), CTC West (Ceremony Outfit), Bombay Trendz (Reception Outfit) | Groom: Shantanu and Nikhil (Sangeet Outfit), CTC West (Ceremony Outfit), Black Label, Ralph Lauren (Reception) | Sweet Table: Sweet Celebrations | Catering: En Ville Catering (Sangeet), The Host (Ceremony and Reception) | Entertainment (Reception): Marko Bongo (bongo drum), Sammy V (violinist), Asad (pianist), DJ Double AA | Entertainment (Ceremony): The Grind | Videographer: Bigger Boat Productions | Sangeet Venue: Steam Whistle Brewery | Ceremony Venue: Roy Thompson Hall | Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton