Sophia and Imran are the kind of people who make the most of their moments together, even if it’s simply walking hand in hand outside. After being long-distance for a good portion of their relationship, they decided it was time to put an end to sad goodbyes and long absences, and got engaged in one of the best location: Paris! In the city of love, under a Parisian sky, Imran asked Sophia to marry him, to forever be the person he knew he’d see as the day began and ended. She enthusiastically said yes and the proposal in Paris is a fond memory they carried in their hearts all the way to the top of the altar. So on a sunny September day, Sophia and Imran made it official and became husband and wife!
Sophia’s morning began at the Lowe Martin House, the place she and her girls got ready for the wedding. Sophia wore a laced-fitted mermaid gown, a delicate veil flowing behind, and to fulfill the something blue category Sophia completed her look with stunning blue Jimmy Choo’s. Her bridesmaids complimented her deep white gown with their navy silk dresses from J.Crew and all the ladies looked simply beautiful.
Imran started off his day with his guys getting ready in a custom-designed merino-wool/mohair blended suit by Tom James in Toronto; his groomsmen wore similar black suits. Imran finished off his outfit by slipping into sleek Ferragamos, and once everyone was dressed and ready to go, the group went to meet the girls at Willistead Park.
Before wedding party photos however, Sophia and Imran met near the back of the Lowe Martin House for an exciting and touching first look, the chance for them to be alone and soak in the happiness of their wedding day bliss before the hectic day ahead. From there the two went to Willistead Park and met up with the rest of the wedding party for group portraits.
The ceremony was held at Ambassador Golf Club. With a bright sun shining above and not a cloud in sight, Sophia and Imran said I do through tearful smiles and congratulatory applause. Once the two walked down the aisle the group went indoors for a lively reception complete with dabke dances, delicious treats, and a surprise family dance led by Sophia and her father!
Sophia and Imran, congratulations on your marriage! We wish you both happiness and health in your journey together as married best friends and can’t wait to see what adventures await you both.
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” -Leo Tolstoy“When my ‘fiancé’ at the time asked me if there was one item or person I wanted for our wedding, I did not hesitate to say that I absolutely needed Manifesto Photography. The most important part of the wedding planning process was to ensure we had trust, confidence and faith in the photographers we chose. The entire wedding process was seamless, from meeting at their beautiful home office (with the best homemade gluten and dairy free cookies) to the hectic wedding day. I cannot stress enough how important it was to have two amazing photographers. They captured our day so perfectly, from the tears, laughter to more tears—our love radiated through every picture. On the chaotic wedding day, everything moves so quickly, you forget all those ‘cute’ poses you really wanted or the ‘must have’ shots you saw on Pinterest. With Manifesto, they were the ones directing, ensuring that our position, hair, shoes, etc were flawless. Not to mention, if anyone in the bridal party needed touchups, or even a sewing kit, Arica was there to the rescue. We are extremely grateful. Thank you Arica and Joshua.” – Sophia & Imran
Officiant/Minister/Church: Barbara Billey
Decorator: Crystal Love
Transportation: Butterfield Limo
Invitations: Roseann Szydlowski
Hairstylist: Couture Salon (Deana Campanaro)
Makeup Artist: Rima Habib
Florist: The Flower Shop at Theissen’s
Caterer: Ambassador Golf Club
DJ: Dj PJ
Videographer: Presidential Productions
Bride’s Dress Shop: Felichia Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dress Shop: J.Crew
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Suit: Tom James
Groom’s Shoes: Ferragamo