Multi-Day Sikh Wedding Masterpiece
Most couples during Covid downsized their wedding to the bare essentials. Amarinder and Harnoor did the polar opposite. Hey, if you’re only going to marry once, you might as well do it right. Yes, the guest count was small. Majority of the events were outdoors and spaced out. Everyone came vaccinated. So they did follow all the restrictions. However, one of the nice things of having such a small crowd, is it doesn’t stop you from having a big event. Or rather, a long event.
This Sikh Wedding was the longest wedding I’ve done in my career. It was a full 7 days of traditional festivities. And the couple running the show was absolutely epic. They found me a month before the big event. Even when the week started, they were still planning the days to come. How they kept up with the planning, and the celebrations while keeping their sanity… I will never know. I’m sure they had their stressful moments, but no bride/groomzillas appeared that entire week.
I provided both photo and video coverage of each event. In order to help keep their numbers down, I provided both services without any additional crew. So obviously, the video wasn’t meant to be fancy. It was mostly just as documentary coverage since some of the events weren’t attended by both the bride and groom.
Day 1 Shagun
The Shagun was the first event to kick off the Sikh Wedding festivities. The Sikh Spiritual Centre in Etobicoke hosted this event. During the Shagun ceremony, the bride’s father will visit the groom. During the ceremony, he offers a blessing by applying a tilak on the groom’s forehead. The bride’s family would present gifts such as sweets, money, and clothing. The bride is not traditionally present during this ceremony. Rather, it is the bride’s family accepting the groom.
Be sure to check out the rest of this wedding…
Shagun – Day 1
Chuni Ceremony – Day 2
Mehndi – Day 3
Mayiaanl/Jago – Day 4
Chura – Day 5
Ceremony – Day 6
Reception – Day 7
Oh, and their engagement shoot