To close the month of May this year, I had the pleasure of doing makeup for a woman whom I had met when I did her and the bridal party's makeup for her best friends' wedding, some years ago. This time, it was her turn to get pampered for several occasions leading up to and including her big-fat-Sikh wedding and she thought of me for her on-site bridal beauty squad.
Marrying a Sikh man, the bride's rituals around the marriage ceremony involved the traditional henna, groom ceremony, engagament party, a Sikh wedding ceremony and a Western-style reception. Most importantly, it also included colourful outfits, which as a makeupartist who always wears black, I must admit, I am a huge fan of!! All those colours...all that beadwork and hand embroidery...swoon!
Curious to know why the bride and groom chose to wear orange, i googled the meaning of orange in the Sikh religion and culture and learned that orange is the colour that signifies deep joy and bliss, but also connection, belonging, community and the social aspects of being. A fitting colour for the bride and groom on their special day, indeed!
It was truly an honour and a pleasure to collaborate with this bride for her various special occasions and share in all the joy and bliss with her and her lovely bridal party. Wishing you and the beautiful community around you, many more joy-filled reasons to celebrate together Carolyn and Dara!
There were SO MANY GORGEOUS PHOTOS!!! by the talented Lydia Faith photographs of all of the events, which Carolyn generously shared with me. It was soooo hard to choose some of my favourites, but I think my personal faves are the ones the couple took outside Toronto's Aga Khan Museum- somehow reminiscent of the Taj-Mahal because of the all-white facade and the contrast of colours against the building- simply stunning! Have a peek!