Riya & Sumeer are getting married in December and recently hosted their engagement party at the Meridian Banquet Hall in Edmonton to celebrate their upcoming wedding day. In Hindu culture, the engagement party marks the beginning of the marriage concord and is also known as the ring ceremony. While it was a festive occasion to celebrate their upcoming wedding, both families also took time to honour and remember Riya’s mother and Sumeer’s father who both recently passed away and everyone felt their presence in the room as we’re sure they were happily looking down on Riya & Sumeer as they begin their lives together.
It was also a special day for us as we celebrated our 12th Wedding Anniversary and it was so sweet to receive blessings and congratulations from both Riya & Sumeer as well as their family and friends who took time to acknowledge our anniversary. It was also great to run into Vik – one half of one of our former couples whose wedding we photographed back in 2013.
The event was held at the Meridian Banquet Hall in south Edmonton and the room looked amazing thanks to Chelsea and the amazing team from River City Events.
Enjoy this sneak peek from their engagement party and stay tuned to the blog to see photos from their winter wedding taking place in Edmonton this December!