This traditional Pakistani wedding with modern styling was planned by Grand Opera Member Aussie Marie of An Elegant Soirée Weddings & Events at the Chateau Le Jardin Event Center in Woodbridge. Qurrat A’yun Studios captured this love story of a bride and groom who live hundreds of miles apart but came together on their wedding day!
Mustafa and Alina met in Pakistan through mutual friends. Mustafa lives in Florida while Alina is from Brampton. The long distance relationship continued through an engagement but the couple continue to live apart. Mustafa is completing a medical residency in Michigan while Alina completes her law degree in Washington D.C.
Aussie Marie remembers that since both bride and groom live apart the long distance planning was difficult at first. This quickly changed since the couple was very involved from day one and had a specific vision for a garden theme with whimsical and sophisticated elements and staying away from any structures.
Design Mantraa created a stunning floral wall with bright pops of red and purples. A beautiful focal point at the head of the hall. Golden branches dripping with glass globes with that flickered with candle light. Bold dark purple blooms mixed with white floral created a touch of drama to the light and airy room.
The one thing that planner Aussie Marie was inspired by was the relationship between the couple. She notes, Love will always endure no matter how far you are. Distance and time do not mean anything at the end of the day. What matters most is being with the person you cannot live without and you make it work however you both can do, forever.
Congratulations Mustafa & Alina!
Photographer: Qurrat A’yun Studios//Banquet Hall: Chateau Le Jardin Event Center//Planning & Coordination: An Elegant Soirée Weddings & Events//Decor and Design: Supriya Mehra – Design Mantraa//Rose Petal Confetti: Air Magic FX//First Look Photoshoot: Kortright Centre For Conservation//LED Lighting: DJ Emporium//Bride’s Shoes: Burberry//Videography: Henjo Films//Hair: Creative Salon & Spa//Makeup: Irina Badescu