Sam and Kiran were hitched in a beautiful Sikh Ceremony on a sunny July day. They married at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Willenhall, surrounded by their loved ones. In the morning, Kiran got ready at her family home in Wolverhampton, where the talented Hair and Makeup Artist Lavoi Deo glammed up our beautiful Bride for her wedding day. Kiran wore a traditional classic-red Indian Bridal outfit set with stunning Jimmy Choo wedding shoes. Once she was ready, she was chaperoned to the Gurdwara by Finishing Touch Cars.
Sam also got ready at his home in Sutton Coldfield with his main family surrounding him. He wore a striking gold and red Sherwani, which is a traditional Indian Groom’s wedding outfit. It was champagne gold in colour, with red accents and stunning embellishment. The couple looked like royalty together!
Once their religious Sikh wedding was complete, the couple changed parts of their outfits before heading to their Reception party, which was being held at The Tower Ballroom in Birmingham. We took Sam and Kiran for a quick outdoor photoshoot before they made their grand entrance to celebrate their marriage.
Traditionally, for the uninitiated, an Indian Bride leaves the party early to go home and await her new husband to pick her up and take her home. Before he is allowed to enter the Brides family home, he must barter at the door with the Brides sisters and female cousins. They tease him and he must offer them money in order to enter the family home. Sam was greeted by a “No entry without fee” barrier and an army of Kiran’s female family members. Once he was allowed in, the Doli ceremony began. This is where the bride emotionally says goodbye to her loved ones as she is taken from her home to start a new life as a married woman. The couple left to go to Sam’s family home, where they played a traditional game of “kangna” to welcome Kiran into their home.
The Finishing Touch team had great time capturing your Sikh wedding and reception party. We can’t thank you enough for choosing us to be part of your day. All the best Sam and Kiran! x