Laila & Phil, where do I even start?!? Laila approached me a while back to inquire about the possibility of me capturing her wedding. When I asked her to give me an overview of what her ideal wedding would be like, it was highly impressive how well she & her other half did in making their dream wedding a reality.
Laila & Phil chose a very unique venue; Erindale Community Hall. This was by far one of the most rustic & cozy venues I've seen a Mehndi hosted in. Far from the traditional banquet hall, an entirely wooden structure with hints of the early ages in which it was built. In the early days, Erindale Hall was used for performances & I believe it still is. There are hidden staircases with features I absolutely love such as broken brick walls. Two thumbs up on the venue! Couldn't have been cozier & at the end of the day, being cozy with only your closest loved ones around you is the perfect way to do your wedding!
Laila & Phil, being their most joyous & energetic self made quite the entrance. Humble & reserved? NAH! It was pretty obvious how ecstatic they were about getting married. During one of the speeches at the Valima, her cousin said that Laila would never stop smiling, no matter what. The same could be said for Phil. What I loved was the fact that these smiles were genuine and overpowering.
The fruit tray was epic! Again, far yet closely in touch with tradition. Phil was such a great sport in thoroughly enjoying the ceremony & being completely involved in it. Every time I met Phil, it's always the same impression I got; he always gave his fullest. Laila, found herself a keeper! Laila's brother is an incredibly talented singer & his wife an equally talented dancer. The amount of sheer talent displayed that night was overwhelming even for me. The singing, the dancing, the guitar...wow. You performers had all of us floored!
It was a cozy, comfortable and happy day. Although I'm not directly related to Laila or Phil, for some reason, I felt at home. Laila & Phil are perfect for each other..like PB & J.
Enjoy the moments...