Pearson Convention Centre Drive-Thru Wedding

Malaika & Faraz’s Wedding

Having a wedding in 2020 is very different than any other year due to Covid-19 restrictions. These restrictions have led to couples either scaling back their wedding to a micro wedding, postponing until 2021 (or later) or getting creative so a large scale wedding can still proceed. Malaika & Faraz’s wedding fell into the latter category.

Starting the day at The Beauty Concept by Shirley Wu for Malaika’s hair & make-up then travelling to the Bluffers Park in Scarborough for a mini photo session with Faraz. Finally, the bride and groom ended up at the Pearson Convention Centre for Canada’s first drive-thru wedding. Yes, you read that right. A drive-thru wedding. A total of 250 cars made the trip to Malaika & Faraz’s wedding celebration.

When each car arrived, they would be offered a loot bag offering for any children in the group. Each car then proceeded to the edge of the convention centre’s awning where the occupants could exit, walk the red carpet with Malaika & Faraz’s immediate family physically-distanced on each side. At the end of the red carpet they would meet with the couple for a group photo and quick exchange of congratulations.

After re-entering their vehicle, each family would then drive to their next stop to pick up a catered meal to-go and also have the option to get dessert from an ice cream truck before their final departure. For the guests that couldn’t attend, the entire event was live-streamed online, as well as some coverage broadcast on local TV. Being able to able capture such an interesting & fast-paced wedding was quite the thrill! I hope to return to shoot at Pearson Convention Centre again sometime soon. Perhaps a wedding that takes place indoors next time!

A big congratulations going out to Malaika & Faraz again!


Photo Highlights

A close up show of a bride's heels with jewels on the top.
A bride is reflected in a mirror next to a 'bride' sign at The Beauty Concept in Mississauga
A woman places finger jewelry on a bride at The Beauty Concept in Mississauga
A bride poses in a mirror at the Beauty Concept in Mississauga
A bride and groom dressed in traditional south asian wedding attire exchange smiles at The Scarborough Bluffs
a close up shot of a bride and groom holding hands while wearing vibrant south asian wedding attire at The Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto
A woman smiles as her bride holds her close with her hand around his neck at The Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto
A groom kisses his bride's hand at the Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto
A groom spins his bride as her red dress gets some air. Photographed at The Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto
A groom holds his bride as she smiles. Photographed at The Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto
A bride and groom pose for a photo at The Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto
An exterior shot of the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontartio
A close up shot of a fancy box for wedding cards. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontartio
A woman passes a car gifts as they arrive at a drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom are interviewed behind a large television camera at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
The look down the red carpeted aisle for a drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A mother-of-the-bride and two sisters wait at their seating area at a drive thru-wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride's family enjoy some laughs at a drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A long line of cars for their time to greet and get a photo with the bride and groom at a drive through wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man waves with both hands to a bride and groom at their drive-thru wedding. Photographed at at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man interviews a bride for Z9 TV at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A big family photo with a bride and groom at their drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man in a 1958 Oldsmobile arrives at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and her father greet a related in a car during a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A woman and her mother pose for a photo at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man hugs a groom at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A groom reacts to a guest in a car during his drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom pose with a cousin and her gift painting during a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A host speaks on a mic while motioning with his hand at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A close-up shot of a white wedding cake at a drive-thru wedding. Photograph at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A elder woman tries puts on a new bracelet at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride hugs her father during her drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride smiles big at a related during her drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man unlocks a bride and groom's new car with a remote key during a drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A black BMV that is gifted to a bride and groom during their drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A groom presents a ring to his bride while kneeling. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom pose for a photo during their drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A close-up shot of a bride and groom holding hands. The bride's mehndi art and jewelry are seen.
A bride and groom pose with her parents on stage during a drive-thru weddingat the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom cut into a white wedding cake during their drive-thru wedding at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A groom feeds his bride her first piece of wedding cake. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride feeds his groom a first piece of wedding cake. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A shot of a black BMW parked at the end of the red carpeted aisle at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom walk down a red carpeted aisle as they make their exit from a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride hugs her mother during her drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man plays a woodwind instrument at a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A man hugs his daughter bride as she makes her exit from a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom are sitting in their new BMW before their make their exit from a drive-thru wedding. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
A bride and groom are about to drive off in their new BMW. Photographed at the Pearson Convention Centre in Mississauga, Ontario
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