A Classic, Contemporary Wedding at Le Bélvèdere in Wakefield, Quebec

Tahini Moitra and Adam Essiambre planned an Indian-Canadian fusion affair for their early fall wedding with clean lines and a color palette of burgund

Tahini Moitra and Adam Essiambre planned an Indian-Canadian fusion affair for their early fall wedding with clean lines and a color palette of burgundy, gold and ivory. “I had never been to a traditional Canadian wedding before, and Adam hadn’t been to an Indian wedding before, so neither of us really knew the customs that the other followed. So, we planned our wedding more on what felt right, than what we ‘should’ do,” Tahini says. The festivities kicked off with an unplugged outdoor ceremony on the venue’s Cliffside Terrace—a rustic, curved wood arch overlooking the Gatineau Hills. The couple incorporated several Indian traditions into the ceremony, such as a sindoor, and passed their wedding bands among their guests, who blessed them with their love and good wishes. After the “I dos” (which Tahini and Adam wrote themselves), guests showered the couple with bubbles as they made their way back up the aisle. For the reception, Tahini and Adam put a contemporary twist on the tablescapes, arranging lush bouquets of eucalyptus punctuated with blush and burgundy blooms on sleek gold pedestals with geometric votives underneath. Gold elephant escort card holders helped guests find their seats, and a massive flower wall served as a photo booth backdrop. All of the signage and stationery was made by Tahini herself. Wanting every aspect of the evening to have a personalized feel, the newlyweds skipped the traditional wedding cake and instead served an assortment of mini pies. “Adam’s aunts got together and baked us 137 mouthwatering mini pies,” Tahini says. “They were hands-down the best pies I have ever eaten. They were so good that our guests pocketed some for the next day.”

Custom Hindi Script Wedding Band
Traditional Bridal Henna
Dramatic Eucalyptus and White Rose Bouquet
Rustic Wood Arch with White Fabric Draping
Gold Elephant Escort Card Holders
White and Burgundy Reception Tables with Tall Centerpieces
Custom Gold Globe Guest Book
Eucalyptus Centerpiece on Modern Gold Pedestal
Traditional Red and Gold Bridal Lehenga