It was pouring rain for Markiana and Jag’s East Indian wedding in Edmonton in August – so we ran around the city with umbrellas. It was amazing. The thick clouds, Markiana’s deep red lipstick, and rainy cityscapes made for moody, romantic photos.
While weddings are steeped in ritual—which is part of what makes them so special and imbues them with meaning—Markiana and Jag took those rituals and made them their own while also paying homage to those special traditions. Markiana wore a gorgeous navy and gold langa for a part of the day, which was a gift from Jag’s parents. And, the whole day was made extra special because it was also Jag’s parent’s wedding anniversary, and so, each year, they will celebrate their marriages on this shared, special day.
Since Markiana is a teacher, it was so fitting that the ceremony took place at the historic McKay Avenue School amongst books and desks, and the building’s dark wooden finishings. They were waiting for the wedding to begin in separate areas of the school, and Jag knew to stay away from the room that his bride was getting ready in. He was brought into a nearby hallway, where Markiana came out in her gorgeous gown, full smile, and walked toward her soon-to-be husband—a surprise first look!
The reception took place at The Palace Banquet, and I was lucky to be able to sit at a table with Stephanie and Michael, past clients, that had introduced me to Markiana and Jag. As a wedding photographer, I have attended a lot of weddings, and let me say, this dance party was one for the books!
Markiana and Jag’s wedding re-writes that saying about rain on the wedding day, because it was just perfect.
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