Weddings are great! it is all about the couple, their families and their traditions! The wedding of Clare and Kerry was beautiful and it was their second wedding in 4 days, having had a “traditional wedding” a few days before. This wedding day was about sealing their marriage also in Kerry’s faith.
Sikh weddings are fun as there is always a lot going on, a variety of traditions that are observed and documented. I started the day at Kerry’s house where he was getting ready before going to the Gurdwara for the Milni (official welcoming of each bride and groom families). After the ceremony and a few group shots, we went to the Marriott Hotel for the rest of the festivities. It was great that all had been planned to be indoors as this Bank Holiday Monday was very wet!
The bride and groom entered the room to the sound of Dohl drums (if you have been reading my blog before, you will know that I love Dohl drums!) and the party began! The format for the afternoon / evening tends to be generally similar with the bride and groom cutting the cake first and then having their first dance. There is then some dancing before sitting down for some food and dancing again. I love the Bhangra and dancing chaos, one of my favourite times of the day at a Sikh wedding!
It was really great to meet and spend the day with Clare and Kerry, two lovely and caring people and a beautiful couple!
Below are my favourites from the day, I hope that you enjoy them!
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