Finally, after months of patiently waiting, I was back behind the camera doing what I love – capturing a beautiful wedding ceremony. It’s been a crazy few months of anyone planning at wedding and I completely feel for those that have had to change their wedding plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but finally weddings have restarted. I have to admit I’ve missed photographing weddings and it felt good to be back.
Asha and Dipil’s wedding was the first Hindu wedding ceremony to take place at The Haveli (Bhaktivedanta Manor) after it’s official opening which was earlier this year. The Manor has a special place in my heart as it’s a temple I’ve been visiting since I was child so it’s always nice to be there and be amongst the beauty of it all.
Even though there were only 25 of Asha and Dipil’s nearest family and friends, it felt like there were 200 guests due to the energy in the room. The wedding was full of joy and excitement as you would expect from a wedding ceremony and it was a pleasure capturing these special moments for Asha and Dipil.
Dipil’s entrance was fun, lots of noise and dancing and I loved the VW Camper van which matched Asha’s outfit colour 😉 The Hindu wedding was beautifully conducted by Vaisnava Das and I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a wedding priest. Everyone was happy throughout and I love documenting this. I guess after patiently waiting for this big day, it was great for the families to come together and celebrate and no doubt, that added to the enjoyment and emotion of the day.
After the phera’s (Walking around the fire four times), Asha sat down first and she even won the koda kodi game, so we know who will be running the house now that they are married.
Once we finished up at the Mandir, we drove down the road to a corn field where I had some portrait ideas with the camper van and in the field. It was definitely worth pulling over for so thank you for letting me keep you guys a little longer and I hope I didn’t make you too late for your dinner afterwards. Also, thank you Hayley from V-Dub rides for holding my light and making sure I didn’t get run over!
Asha and Dipil, thank you So much for choosing me to capture your wedding day, it was an absolute pleasure.
I wish you all the best for the future.
Enjoy the moments everyone.