Kotsy Photography is a Toronto wedding photographer specializing in capturing couple's uniqueness through authentic, compelling & fun images. From large, all-day weddings to elopements & engagement sessions in Toronto, Ontario and the rest of the Greater Toronto Area.
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!