I love capturing weddings from different cultures, and the Hedsor House Hindu Wedding of Selina and Thomas was no exception.

The Sari

Selina wore a stunning traditional Indian red sari, and was adorned with some glorious gold jewellery. She completed her look with some enormous Louboutins; totally glamorous and amazing! Thomas also sported the traditional Indian sherwani, a long tunic, in reds and golds.

The Traditions

After Thomas arrived in style in a friend’s Ferrari the day began with the Milni ceremony, a meeting of the two families that signifies an acceptance of the marriage and the bond between them. Flower garlands are exchanged and members of each family take it in turns to lift each other in the air! Following the Milni the ceremony begins, Selina was led in by her brothers to the Mandap, the special canopy under which the ceremony is performed. The couple were serenaded by Tabla players which invoked an amazing atmosphere, drawing everyone back to their Indian roots.

The ceremony is performed before the holy fire, the agni, which in Hinduism acts as a purifier and sustainer of life, perfect for a young couple starting their life together. The priest recites Holy Scriptures before the bride and groom are tied together and must walk around the fire four times, whilst praying and exchanging their vows. Four times to represent the four asrams of life in Hinduism. Offerings are played into the fire by the families and the marriage is sealed with the final vows.  Then the party begins!

After the ceremony we managed to capture some elegant shots of the couple outside, just before as always in the UK, the heavens opened.

The Outfit Change

Selina changed into a modern ivory gown for the evening, she continued to look incredibly glam with a slim line column gown teamed with a sparkling cape. The guests continued to party into the night as we captured some final couple shots in the great atrium at Hedsor House. I remember when she appeared at the top of the stairs in her gorgeous gown and stunning make-up she reminded me so much of the acress Jane Seymour’s character Solitaire in the James Bond movie ‘Live & Let Die’

Hedsor House Hindu Wedding Photos

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Bride getting ready

Louboutins

red heel of Louboutins

wedding sari

wedding gold

bride getting makeup done

second outfit

wedding setting at Hedsor House

Bride getting ready

bride getting ready

wedding offerings

wedding musicians

wedding decorations

wedding flowers

wedding food

bride ready on wedding day

father of the bride

snacks for wedding guests

guest book

groom with master of ceremonies

Hedsor house with car

sports carBride arriving
guests arriving at venue

flower gifts for wedding party

wedding party lift each other

wedding party give gifts

canapes for the guests

mother of the bride and groom

groom gets a blessing

females guests behind ribbon

guests sat for ceremony

bride arrives for ceremony

bride and groom during ceremony

exchanging of flowers

couple during ceremony at Hedsor House

wedding party during ceremony

bride during ceremony

bride and groom during ceremony

bride and groom pray

couple shot by summer house

black and white couple shot

wedding reception tables

wedding favours

wedding favours explanation

older wedding guests

wedding decorations

change of outfit for bride

bride and groom enter reception

father of the groom

bride during speeches

bride during speeches

father of the groom speech

mother of the bride speech

bride and groom drinking champagne

cutting the cake

first dance

first dance

bride and father dance

dance floor

 

bride and groom

couple shot at Hedsor Housecouple shot at Hedsor House

bride and groom

bride in cape

bride and groom posing

 

 

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