This Sikh wedding ceremony is part 2 of Gurdeep and Manny. With that said, Part 1 is here if you missed it.
What was obvious about this wedding was how proud these two families were throughout the whole wedding. A Sikh wedding has many customs and traditions and emotions are high each day. The traditions involve close family members taking part in the wedding from applying turmeric paste, dancing and singing songs together and of course a ton of dancing. Therefore, you get a lot of interaction and emotion from these weddings because these people have so much history together and you never know what’s going to happen.
With this beautiful Sikh wedding, we were lucky to have such beautiful weather throughout the week. The ceremony itself took place at the Sikh Society Gurdwara on Sturgeon Rd. Which is a place I’ve photographed many other beautiful weddings and couples in. The ceremony was sweet with some emotional moments coming from Manny as you can see it in her eyes in a few frames.
After the ceremony things lightened up when the shoe game began. This is where the grooms wedding shoes get stolen from the sister(s) or bridesmaids of the bride. Therefore, the groom is left without shoes for his wedding photoshoot. Gopi however was prepared for this and had some envelopes ready stating there was money in them. Some had large amounts and some not so much. The girls had to decide how much they trusted Gopi and in the end, it was a lot of fun and everyone ended up getting what they wanted.
Sikh wedding ceremony
Moving on right after the stolen shoe game we went right into the Doli where the bride says goodbye to her family. This is the moment that symbolizes the transition from her family to her new home and family and is quite emotional. For instance, in the photograph below you can see how emotional it was for Manny and her family. The tears were flowing and the hugs were extra tight.
Enjoy these highlights and check out their beautiful backyard reception!