I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings from many different cultures; Turkish, Greek, Thai, Chinese, Nigerian and even Ethiopian weddings, but nothing quite matches an Indian wedding for the colours and vibe. Don’t even get me started on the food…
I always think that people would be quite interested to know what the wedding traditions are for other cultures. I mean, I’m fascinated by it. Ellie and Shahil had a fusion of English and Indian wedding customs for their big day. They started their extravaganza with a traditional English ceremony at the wonderful Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds. The barn was filled to the brim with simple, bohemian dried baby’s breath and Larkspur. Ellie was wearing an Alfred Angelo dress and Shahil wore a custion made blue suit from The Drop.
After the English ceremony its was time for some killer Indian canapes from the amazing Clay Oven. I’m a huge fan of Indian food and this was some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
For their second ceremony, it couldn’t have been more different. The Groom was led to the marriage venue in a procession known as the baraat. In Sikh tradition, the Groom arrives wearing a sherwani while carrying a kirpan. He is accompanied by family members, groomsmen, and friends known as baraats.
Simply put, this was one epic wedding! It had me on my feet all day because there was so much going on and so many opportunities for wonderful imagery.