These two incredible people got married and had me along to document and celebrate every single day of it with them, their families and friends. There were moments when I had to remind myself that I was actually there for work, as it was so easy to get caught up in all the fun and excitement that was happening around me.
The celebration of their love was spread out over 3 days. Yes, 3 full days of goodness – and every day offered something different.
Day 1 began with an intimate Blessing Ceremony at Rakhee’s parents home. Then an informal gathering / Mehndi Party at The Great Barn later that evening.
Day 2 was the real deal, the Hindu Wedding or as Rakhee puts it “The Big Fat Indian Wedding.” So many good things happened albeit at a very fast pace. As someone who is fascinated by culture, it was a joy to witness the events unfold.
Day 3 at Syon House was a more relaxed affair in comparison to the two previous days, the perfect way to round things off.
My favourite moment? Everything!
I mean how do you pick a favourite from moments such as Rakhee and Jack’s colourful faces by the end of the Blessing Ceremony. The immense dancing with sticks to bring the Mendhi ceremony to a close, or Jack riding along a busy London street on a horse – a horse which happened to be the secret wedding gift that Rakhee got for him. What about the fight for the rings, or watching planes fly over the conservatory at Syon House. And did I mention that I even got some Mehndi done on my arm?
I love you guys man, thank you for such an amazing cultural experience. I could so do it all over again!
Rakhee and Jack, I am glad to have met you and glad to have you as friends now. Keep Smiling 🙂
I Contemplated on blogging each day separately but I think one BIG post will do a better job at telling the whole story.
Happy Viewing, Hindu Wedding Photographer London.
Hindu Priest: Arjun Pandey
Bridal Mehndi: Pavan
Event Design: Enchanting Events
Videography: Ultimate Visuals Cinematography
Day 1 Venue: The Great Barn
Day 2 Venue: One Mayfair
Day 3: Syon House
Live Music: Body & Soul