An East-Meets-West Wedding At Casa Loma

An Elegant East-Meets-West Wedding at Casa Loma - Bride and Groom

Trisha and Gavin met as medical students at the University of Toronto. “We only started dating during our surgical residency,” Trisha explains. “We were both frequently “on-call” together at Toronto General Hospital, and fell in love over the course of many late-night talks at the hospital’s Starbucks.”

After getting engaged over Christmas while visiting Gavin’s family in Vancouver, the couple chose an east-meets-west theme for their wedding, with a touch of elegance. “Gavin has Scottish, English, Irish and French ancestry while I’m from Mississauga, Ontario and my parents immigrated from West Bengal, India,” Trisha shares. “We really value how our different cultures shaped who we are individually and as a couple, so we really wanted to incorporate this into the wedding theme.”

The decor included baby’s breath centrepieces made by the groom’s mother and the hand-painted decorative platters prepared by the bride’s mom containing diyas (lamps), shankha (shells), rice and darbha (grass). “The decor was so special to us,” Trisha smiles.

The pair agrees that their vows were one of the highlights of their day. They shared a small peck to seal their vows, but Gavin surprised Trisha. “He pulled me into a big dip and passionate kiss!” Trisha laughs. “The dhol player (Indian drummer) started to play and our guests all cheered, making it a dramatic end to our ceremony!”

Trisha Roy and Gavin le Nobel, June 18, 2016, Toronto, Ontario.

Photography courtesy of Calvin Lee from Ikonica.

Ceremony and reception venue: Casa Loma
Bridal gown: Ritu Kumar from Chandan Fashion
Groom’s tux: Ermenegildo Zegna
Groom’s sherwani: Sunita Kollections
Flowers: DIY by the mother of the groom
Stationery: DIY by the maid of honour
Hair and makeup: Ruchika Verma from Le Sonne Bridals
Reception music: Dan Howler Band
Dhol player: Dhol Toronto Entertainment