Multi Day Indian Wedding Photography Phoenix
When Sammy + Robbie were looking for multi day Indian Wedding Photography they asked Laurie with Two Hearts and a Planner for photographer suggestions.
We are humbled that Laurie would think of us and honored that the couple selected us to document these memories for them.
It was important for the couple to have their photographers understand the cultural and religious traditions, while having a good mix of candids, gorgeous family portraits, couples photos that would blow them away and a great retelling of this whirlwind three day wedding weekend.
Attending a Sikh wedding is an exciting multi day display of culture, religion and all sorts of gorgeous customs. Day two of this three day wedding weekend started in the morning at the Canyon Suites at the Phoenician for the pre ceremony customs. Prayers, including ladoo (Indian sweets), the presentation of the the kirpan (sword) which symbolizes that he will protect his wife and the surma (black kohl applied to the eyes) an Indian tradition to deter the evil eye together wit Incredible rituals including the exchange of money, sweets, the sehra to cover the groom’s face, the palla (wedding scarf) and then off to the gurdwara for the wedding ceremony.
The barat (groom’s family) is received at the gurdwara by the bride’s family. The dhol player was simply amazing, combined with the music – such an incredible sound. The bride was tucked away and is not part of all the festivities. The groom was presented on a white horse with his sword by his side. Once he made his way to the steps of the gurdwara, the milni (the meeting) and ardaas (prayer) happened between the two families before heading inside for the wedding ceremony.
The Anand Karaj (the marriage union) took place in the main room of the gurdwara with all the family and friends present. So many beautiful blessings during the ceremony. The bride with her incredible dress and jewelry. An incredible celebration of religion, customs and love.
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The incredible group of Phoenix area wedding vendors that help make this weekend so special:
Planner:: Two Hearts and a Planner
Venue:: The Phoenician
Venue:: Nishkam Seva Gurdwara Sahib
Floral:: Brady’s Floral
Wedding Stationery:: Victoria York Designs
Caterer:: Manohar’s Delhi Palace
DJ:: Sandeep Kumar
Dhol by Malinder Tooray
Hair and make up by Michael Nieto
Mehendi by Purvi Shaw
Lighting:: Karma Event Lighting