Indian wedding photography in Gloucestershire
Cheltenham Racecourse Wedding
Back in last month I was photographing an Indian wedding in Gloucestershire. It was a traditional Sikh wedding of Parm and Nimi. Truly awesome day! I enjoyed to bits every single part of it and now I look forward to booking my next Indian wedding photography job. Colours, details, people and the whole wedding day atmosphere simply amazed me. It all started for me at Nimi’s house in Gloucester where she was getting ready from very early hours in the morning. We then moved to Sri Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Swindon for a traditional wedding ceremony. Shortly after our arrival the groom came from Nottingham in a stunning white Rolls-Royce. Great entrance with the drummers and it was time for both families to meet and greet. Then formal part of the day took place in the main ceremony room. After the traditional marriage ceremony there was a quick rings exchange and signing of the registry. We then moved to Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire for the wedding reception. Amazing venue with plenty of space for over 500 wedding guests. Parm and Nimi made a loud entrance to drummers’ beats and it was straight onto the dance floor for cutting of the cake. Before they cut their wedding cake it all turned into a party and both families jumped onto the dance floor. It eventually happened and shortly after the cake cutting bride and groom performed their first dance. It didn’t take too long to turn into a massive party again where everybody joined in to throw some shapes. In the meantime the food was served. I am a big curry lover and must say it was delicious. After intense dancing, eating and celebrating there was time for everyone to go their ways. For both families there were still things to do to complete the traditional Indian wedding day. We travelled back to Nimi’s parents’ house where Parm had to negotiate his way in. It was not an easy task and he finally managed to make an offer that was accepted by girls at the gate. It was all fun to watch Then emotional time for the bride and her family to say goodbye. Tears mixed with laughter and it was time to leave. The whole day was amazing and for me as a documentary wedding photographer it was the real visual feast.