Early this spring, Sheena and Stuart’s Asian garden wedding in Watford was a day full of love and laughter – perfectly suited to my documentary/reportage style of wedding photography. It had everything needed for a great Hindu wedding. The weather was perfect for an outdoors wedding and guests had travelled from across the UK and further afield.
From the moment I arrived at the wedding venue in Watford the tone of the day was set. The mandap and the decoration by Wed In Style was in place. Guests started to arrive and for many it was their first time at an Hindu wedding, so they were looking forward to witnessing the wonderful ceremony.
Stuart arrived with his family and friends and was greeted by Sheena’s mum, who brought Stuart to the mandap. This was followed by milni ceremony, which formally introduces the male relatives in both families. The meeting involves a garland being placed around the neck of each relative by the equivalent relatives from the other side.
After a short Ganesh Puja performed by Sheena’s mum, brother and sister-in-law, it was time for Sheena to make her entrance. Flower garlands were exchanged and the wedding ceremony was conducted by the priest. It was a lovely wedding and it was sad that it came to an end all too quickly. Sheena and Stuart, it was a pleasure to be there to photograph your day.
Here are some of my favourite photographs from this garden wedding in Watford. We’d love to hear what you think so feel free to leave a comment below.