I was reminded of Thomas and Afsoon’s wedding reception when they invited us to celebrate Nawruz, which is the Persian New Year celebration.  I did find this article about it if you would like to learn more:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/3/19/17138516/persian-new-year-nowruz-explained

I mostly tell stories with my camera and I remembered that I had not yet had a chance to post the photos from their wonderful wedding reception, which took place at Gilaneh Restaurant. in North York. Gilaneh has an authentic Persian menu and when you enter, you feel like you may be in Iran. What I love the most about being a wedding photographer in Toronto, is being able to experience so many different cultures. Thank you Afsoon and Thomas, for having me there to experience yours.  It is always a special honour to photograph the weddings of friends you grew up with, friends whom you imagined important milestones with (like weddings!), years ago.

The first two photos are cellphone photos from the Nawruz celebration.

 

Afsoon loves to dress up, so she was in her element in her stunning wedding gown.

Afsoon and Thomas’ Families

Afsoon excitedly coming down the aisle as her mother watches.

A Baha’i book on the love seat. There are many Baha’i books. This one of them.

Guitar player at the wedding. I love when people incorporate live music into their events!

Celebratory bubble blowing during the first dance.

The incredible Dailyn Martinez, taught everyone a super fun Salsa lesson after doing this demo.

Afsoon shares a laugh with an important family friend, from when her family first came to Canada.

Thomas smiles as Afsoon tells a story.

Cake! Thanks again for having me there to celebrate both Nawruz and your wedding. I look forward to many more celebrations together!