"When intellect meets curiosity, love synthesizes into a great adventure."
Words of love: Ayaz & Saira
Photography: Tara Noelle
MUA: Windy Chiu
Hair Stylist: Puzzle Creations
Decor: Rose Events & Floral
Jewelry: The Urban Glitter
Videographer: Love Star Weddings
In celebration of our one year marriage anniversary this weekend, we are inviting you to our intimate nikah ceremony that we held inside an Airbnb 365 days from today in Schomberg, Ontario. We had 50 of our immediate family members, cousins (here in Canada & some from the States) amongst our closest friends. We always wanted an intimate ceremony from home and so we decided to choose a space that evoked our beliefs & values.
Our events began with our intimate maiyon on June 30th 2019, followed by an intimate Nikah on July 4th and finally a Shendi (merge of Mehndi & Reception) on July 5th. This was one of the hottest weekends of the entire year. Our wedding weekend was originally April 6th 2019, but due to unforeseen events, we had to reschedule. Many of you are probably asking why share our story now and that's a great question. Ayaz and I both needed time to reflect on what had taken place and why we felt an emptiness inside of us after what was supposed to be the greatest love celebration of all time.
This blog feature is not to justify our love and what we have learned from the past year of marriage, but to highlight the key values of why celebrate your love even if uncertainty veils your present preparations and drowns your planning guide. What you must remember is why you were getting married in the first place. What is important to the two of you? Does the size really matter? Of course, sending an invitation to your extended family members is essential but would that change the values shared between the two of you? How does the amount of guests at your wedding ceremony or reception validate the love you have for one another?
These queries were the foundation for our journey together.
TO BE CONTINUED..