The newly refurbished Oshwal Centre in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire was the venue for Divya and Anoop’s Hindu wedding ceremony in May. Oshwal Centre is a very popular wedding venue for Asian weddings because of the beautiful Jain temple and grounds surrounding the Centre, which provide a wonderful backdrop to any wedding. There aren’t many venues in and around London for Hindu weddings that boast such beautiful Indian architecture either and it was a pleasure to photograph Divya and Anoop’s wedding there.
Anoop, a keen cyclist, arrived with his friends and family on a bike – a very different and entertaining arrival! He was welcomed by Divya’s family and was led to the mandap. The wedding takes place under the mandap, a decorated structure with four pillars representing the roles that Divya and Anoop’s parents have played in raising their children. As Divya made her entrance to the mandap, a cloth was placed in front of Anoop so that he could not see Divya. The wedding was full of colour, rituals, traditions, emotions, fun and laughter throughout the day.
Thank you Divya and Anoop for choosing me to photograph your most important day. I hope that the memories I have captured bring back all of the fun and excitement from the beautiful day.