Shedding a tear is quite normal for us here at Adriana Wed, as you could probably imagine. We’re completely covered in weddings, marriage and most importantly love, and what could be better than that? So blessed.
Today is another one of those teary eyed days, and we hope that you’ll join us in this as you go through the love story of this darling couple, and their four (4) day celebration in Mexico. Yes, loves… 4 days of pure love and endless fun.
We love when wedding vendors connect on a whole different level with their couples, and that is exactly what happened with Jenna from Tomo.photography, Connor from Mick Media Co. and Talyn & Dilly. Except that this time, the connection extended to not just the couple but to the entire party and who wouldn’t dream of a work week like that?
Inspirational, vibrant, passionate and so full of love…today’s feature is so emotional and we love it! Keep scrolling for more from Jenna, and have the best Wedding Wednesday ever!
FROM THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER:
Sometimes you meet people & you just click. You’re comfortable with them like you’ve known them for years. That is exactly how we felt with Talyn & Dilly. The couple is from Alberta and we’re (photographers & videographers) are from Ontario. We had the opportunity to travel to Cancun Mexico to photograph their wedding events and it was an experience we will never forget! Talyn & Dilly had family travelling from all over so they decided since everyone was travelling anyways why not have a destination wedding. This was a four day wedding event, so much planning went into each event/day and the couple wanted to ensure everything was captured in a journalistic approach.
Favourite parts of the week: Getting to know not only the Bride and Groom but the entire group! This wasn’t a typical wedding, where you only meet the Bride and Groom ahead of time and barely know the guest list. Talyn, Dilly and their families & friends were beyond welcoming & we definitely felt like part of their family. When Talyn & Dilly thanked us for capturing all their events during their speech, the crowd’s cheer warmed my heart & even made me tear up (again). We will forever be grateful to everyone we met and will never forget what an amazing experience this has been!
This was the first event we photographed. Talyn had a henna paste applied to her hands and feet in elaborate designs. Dilly’s name was also hidden in her Mehendi for him to find later on. It is believed the darker the colour of the Mehendi, the more love the bride will receiveby her in-laws. While Talyn received her Mehendi, friends and family would pop in to say hi and give their well wishes.
The next morning was the Vanta and Maiyan ceremony. This is a cleansing process for the bride and groom to be. First, Talyn and Dilly were cleansed with a turmeric paste put on by their friends and families. This mixture is believed to bless the couple before the wedding and is known to have properties that leave the skin fair and glowing.
After Talyn cleaned up from the Vanta, she took part in the Choora Ceremony. A Choora is a set of bangles traditionally worn by a bride on her wedding day and for a period of time after. Wearing the Choora signifies the status of a married woman. These bangles are purified in milk and rose petals before they are put on the bride. Talyn’s brothers all took turns placing the bangles on her wrists
Later that night was the Sangeet Party. It’s a fun and colourful event when both the families get together to enjoy a musical evening, lots of great food and plenty of dancing. It’s a great opportunity for both sides of the families to get acquainted with each other. Talyn and Dilly held their Sangeet Party on the beach.
Jaago- (“wake up”)
Back in the day, invitations were not sent out for weddings. Relatives of the bride or groom would go around the village on the night before the wedding day with pots on their head to make noise and wake up the village to let them know a wedding will be happening. Connor and I had a great time photographing this event, there were lots of laughs while they danced with the Jaago on their head.
All of the guests of the bride and groom gathered together for the Sikh marriage ceremony. The bride and groom bow before the Siri Guru Granth Sahib and then sit in front of him. Hymns are sung and prayers are read for the success of the marriage. At the end of the ceremony, guests can approach the newlyweds, give their blessing and place a monetary gift into their pallas.
The last day of wedding festivities was the civil ceremony. Talyn and Dilly had this ceremony outside in the garden and it was breathtaking. Talyn cried, Dilly cried, their parents cried… I cried… we all cried.
Jaago- (“wake up”)
Thank you to Talyn, Dilly and Tomo.photography for sharing this beautiful Sikh destination wedding with us!
Photography: Tomo.photography & Mick media co | Videography: Mickmediaco | Wedding Dress: Kenneth Winston | Shoes: Steve Madden | Venue, Florals, Cake, Catering, Bar Service, Wedding Planning, Decor, Event Rentals: Sandos playacar | Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie | Rings: Pandora | Hair Styling & Makeup Artistry: Styling trio | Groom Attire: Le Chateau | Henna: lemons and mehndi | Ring Designers: Peoples Jewellers | Apparel: Aldo Shoes | Submitted via Two Bright Lights |