Part 3 – Doli and Immaculate Conception Church Cooks Creek
Before heading off to the church in Cooks Creek from the end of the ceremony we continue on to Serena’s house where Sumeet has to pay his way into Serena’s family home. This may sound strange but it involves some fun door games and bartering which just adds more fun to the wedding. Furthermore, it’s typically the sisters of the bride or in this instance, aunt’s and cousins because Serena has two brothers and no sisters. There was a lot of laughs and they didn’t go too hard on Sumeet at the door. I’ve seen these turn ugly for the groom in a non-serious way lol.
Right after some tea and a few more traditions, Sumeet was ready to take his bride home to her new home with him which is called the Doli. With that said you never know how the Doli is going to go especially with Serena being a rock. Well, it didn’t take too long for her grandfather and then her father to show their emotion for their daughter leaving the family home. Which in turn broke down Serena’s walls for a moment where she shared her tears with her family as well.
A little paragraph about Serena’s father here. He was extremely proud and happy throughout the whole wedding week. I saw him dancing when no one else was, singing and being upbeat. He would also share stories about Serena and who she was as a person while shedding some tears. This wedding was such a happy moment for him and he showed it. He showed how much he loved Serena and how proud he was of his whole family. Some of these photos during the Doli definitely convey his emotions and is something I love capturing for people.
Immaculate Conception Church Cooks Creek
Moving on from the Doli we headed to the Immaculate Conception Church in Cooks Creek for Wedding Portraits. This location was a popular location this summer for many weddings as social media posts were blowing up with it every weekend. If interested in booking this location they offer bookings for a donation and are only open on the weekends.
I also photographed Kulwant + Raman’s Wedding photos here as well that people really enjoyed. You can take a look here.
With that said it’s always a challenge to create something different and unique for couples in the same locations and I’m proud of these photos we were able to make that day. With some help from the sun that decided to finally come out.
With this wedding, there was no reception because of Covid Restrictions like most weddings this year. However, if they do decide to have it for next year it would look amazing in their wedding album. With that said I’m sure it would also be a wild party with this group.
I hope you enjoy this wedding and all the moments.