Cheltenham Racecourse Indian Wedding Photography
Cheltenham Racecourse Wedding Celebrations
Capturing Parm and Nimi’s Indian wedding at Cheltenham Racecourse was an absolute joy. It was a traditional Sikh wedding for the couple and their families. Truly awesome day! 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 early hours in the morning. We then moved to Sri Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Swindon for a traditional Sikh 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. 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 550 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, shortly after the cake cutting bride and groom performed their first dance. It didn’t take too long and it turned into a massive party again. Nearly everybody joined in to throw some shapes. In the meantime, Indian 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 traveled 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. Ten emotional times for the bride and her family to say goodbye finally came. 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 a real visual feast.