Category Archives: London Wedding Photography

 

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Last sneak peek of the year goes to Katherine and Ian who had a fantastic day at Glenmore House.  There’s nothing nice than the smell of Mulled Wine and Mince pies after a very chilly stroll in the park for some portraits, but it was worth it guys, you look fantastic.  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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I recently posted Sunni & Amo’s South Bank engagement session and now it’s time for their wedding (well the legal bit anyway :-))

April was when their wedding celebrations started in earnest with their civil ceremony at Bexley Register Office followed by a reception at the Angleus Centre.  It was a day brim full of emotion, laughs and some crazy dancing later on.  This was the first wedding I’ve attended where the bride walked down the aisle twice…. no they didn’t get married twice!  Sunni was just SO eager to marry Amo that her and her Dad didn’t wait for the music to start playing before taking on the aisle the first time, after some crazy gesticulation from her brothers and the registrar they did a nifty about turn and then started again, this time with accompaniment.

The Punjabi celebrations that were held later at the reception are part of what is called the Sagan ceremonies, that bestow good luck on the couple.  These comprise of the Kurmai and the Chunni.  Traditionaly the Kurmai is held at the grooms home and is carried out by the Brides family and the Chunni is held at the brides house and carried out by the grooms family but quite often they are now combined and held at away from home like Sunni & Amo’s.  During the ceremonies the bride is given gifts by the grooms family which include a Sari or other outfit, jewellery, bangles, make-up and nail polish.  Most important are the Chunni which is the head scarf placed on the brides head by all the family and the Sindor which is the red powdered dot placed at the front of brides hair parting symbolizing that she is married.  The groom is gifted with baskets of fruit, a gold kara (sikh bracelet and sometimes a watch.  After the giving of gifts the bride and groom are fed traditional Indian sweets and gifted money by all family members as a blessing.  These celebrations begin the process of welcoming the couple into each others family.  I love these celebrations as it means that the traditions are carried forward to the next generation.

But of course no wedding celebration is complete without some dancing and music and these guys sure can party.  This is the start of Sunni & Amo’s wedding celebrations, I’ve still got a henna party, Sangeets (pre-wedding parties) and their Sikh celebrations to share so keep your eyes peeled for more 🙂

If you’re interested in me photographing your civil ceremony or Indian wedding celebrations or if you’re planning a Bexley Registry Office wedding   please get in touch, I look forward to hearing from you.

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It’s not often you go to a wedding and the entire wedding party do a synchronised dance to a Michael Jackson song! Sam and David’s families sure know how to celebrate.

I met Sam and David for their pre-wedding shoot on Southbank back in July.  You can see the images here.

I started the day capturing the preparations at Sam’s parents home, I love documenting the preparations and recording the excitement and anticipation before the ceremony.  The sun was shining and the mood was relaxed considering the number of people getting ready and then it was off to St John Fisher Church in Harrow for the ceremony.

Stockley Park made a great backdrop for some informal groups and portraits of Sam and David before heading off to the Premier Banqueting House for the evening celebrations.

And celebrate they did!  It was an amazing day full of love and happiness.  Congratulations Mr & Mrs Holloway I wish you every happiness in your future together!

To view more images from Sam and David’s wedding on my Facebook page click here.
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Thank you to Scott for being 2nd Photographer.