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Ellie & Shahils Indian Summer Wedding

Merriscourt barn.

I have been lucky enough to shoot 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.

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 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, there was so much going on and so many amazing opportunities for some wonderful imagery. I can’t wait to get back to Merriscourt Barn in 2020.

weding guests at merriscourt barn wedding
Ellies wedding dress in black and white
Ellies father see her in the dress for the first time and gives her a big hug at merriscourt barn in the cotswolds
the groom checkinh his hair out in the mirror before the ceremony at Merrsicourt barn
Ellie's Gran and Grnfdad laughing at the seremony at merriscourt barn
the grrom looking out of the door at merriscourt barn in the cotswolds
Ellies grandad laughting at the groom coming dowan the aisle
little girl walking down the asile at merriscourt barn
bride and father walking dowan the asile at merriscourt barn
The bride with her mother in law and grandmother at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
the groom walkimg down the asile at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
the grooms mother at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
the bride and her uncle walking down the aslie in the indian ceremony at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds wedding ceremony
baby sleeping at the ceremony at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
The Indian Hindu wedding ceremomny at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
father and daughter dancing at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
wedding dancing at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
the briode and grooms forst dance at Merriscourt Barn in the Cotswolds
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