Leah & Steve A Moroccan-themed wedding also inspired by the bride's vibrant wedding dress.
Written by TRB Contributors

Decor Designer/Florist: Nisha Chandra Events 
Wedding Date: July 16, 2021
Ceremony/Reception: Leah's Parents' Home
PhotographerCalculated Style
Event Planner: TEP Events - Lori Eldridge-Ervin

Thanks to Blue Diamond Society member
Nisha Chandra Events for providing this vibrant summer wedding.

The Proposal

Steve proposed to Leah on a beach under the stars during Canada Day weekend at a family cottage in Sauble Beach.  On the way back to their cottage Leah noticed candles buried in the sand. Steve proposed with a hemp ring that he had made. “I would happily accept a ring made of string from a man I really loved,” Leah says.

Their wedding décor was inspired by the richness and depth of the colours from Leah’s wedding dress. Steve and Leah wanted to create a comfortable atmosphere that would feel like a party. “We wanted people to mingle and dance…we wanted there to be an other-worldly mood,” Leah says.

Their wedding was also inspired by a Moroccan theme. “The pale purple uplighting, along with dozens of ornate moroccan lanterns set the mood.  The palette consisted of gold, saffron, and regal purple, with touches of copper and deep red,” she says. Nisha Chandra Events perfectly executed Leah and Steve’s vision but contributed her signature vibrant and unique feel to the wedding décor – something that truly made it a one-of-a-kind wedding.

Leah created her own wedding cake in the Moroccan theme, complete with a hand-made sugar-paste lantern topper, which was lit from the inside. She also created her own wedding bouquet that had a brooch from each of her closest female friends and family members.

Wedding Attire
Leah’s wedding dress was a custom made Zolotova dress from Wai-Ching Clothing, delivered from Seatle, WA. She saw this dress on a website before she was even engaged. “It was the most unique dress I had ever seen and the colours inspired the scheme for the whole wedding,” she says.

Groom’s attire consisted of a Harry Rosen shirt and pants from Banana Republic. Both the groom’s and groomsmen’s shirts had custom embroidery added to them to match Leah’s dress. “We opted not to have the boys wear ties or jackets. In the interested of comfort and style, they chose to wear leather thong sandals.”

Most Memorable Moment
Leah recalls her most memorable moment was when she and Steve were standing beneath an old apple tree that was strung with lights. “The resulting photograph is stunning, and it really captures the magic of that momen,” she says.  Aron Goss from Calculated Style Photography had won an internationally wedding photography award for this capture.

Wedding Advice
Leah’s advice to future brides and grooms is to forget what people tell you what you must or mustn’t do. “Your wedding should express who you are as a couple - what you love, and how you love each other.”