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02 Apr

Sikh Wedding Photography and Video at Stratford Manor // Harjinder and Nav

Harjinder and Nav got married in a religious sikh wedding ceremony at Leamington Spa Gurdwara. The couple both get ready at their respective family homes with their loved ones. We were able to capture some family photographs while the couple were surrounded with their loved along with some portrait shots of both Bride and Groom in their homes.
It decided to rain in the morning, so once all the guests got to the Gurdwara, the milni (exchange of garlands) was held inside the foyer before Harjinder made his entrance into the wedding ceremony, later followed by our lovely bride Nav. The registry wedding took place first before the traditional sikh ceremony began. Once the 4 laavan were complete, guests had the opportunity to give a gift of money and congratulate the couple.  The couple then had a few portraits shot in the ceremony room before entering the langhar hall (food hall) to have a sit down meal, followed by the goodbye ceremony, where the brides family wishes her farewell before she starts her new married journey.

The couple had their reception party at Stratford Manor, in Leamington Spa. The sun finally came out so we were able to take the couple around the grounds to have a lovely couples photoshoot. Harjinder wore a 3 piece suit while Nav chose a lovely blue lengha with pink details for her 2nd outfit. As guests arrived and got seated, the couple made their grand entrance into the venue and headed for the cake table. The venue was decorated with light tones and peach details. Harjinder and Nav had an entourage of dancing loved ones follow them in during their grand entrance. This was going to be a pretty crazy party! Once the couple cut their cake, they took a breather by heading to their top-table and tucking into their starters.[/spoiler]

The newlyweds stepped onto the dance floor for their first dance to celebrate their new journey. The DJ invited everyone onto the dance floor to join the couple once the first dance had finished and the party well and truly began. To finish off the night we took the couple to have some final creative images taken. We had such a blast being part of your day Harjinder and Nav. Thank you for choosing us to capture your special moments.

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01 Jan

Hindu Wedding Photography & Video at Pittville Pumps // Bal & Rakhee

We had a wonderful time capturing Bal and Rakhee’s wedding recently. They hired The Finishing Touch for both photography and videography coverage of their grand Hindu Wedding, which was held at the Pittville Pump Room  over in Cheltenham. Rakhee got ready at her parents home in Gloucester, where we were able to capture stunning morning preparation shots, along with some family photographs before she left for the wedding venue. Bal opted to get ready at the scenic and beautiful Balcarras Farm Cottages, which is located in Cheltenham. 

Once Rakhee made her entrance into her wedding, we could see from the couple’s smiles and interactions with each other that they were two best friends, who found love with one another that lead them to this milestone day. You adorable pair!!

There was so much potential around the ground for a lovely couples photoshoot, so after the wedding ceremony, we were able to take the Bal and Rakhee outside for a quick photoshoot session. The newly weds then got changed into their evening outfits ready for their reception. Before making their grand entrance as Husband and Wife, we took a few snaps of them again outside their venue. This led into their grand entrance, where Bal and Rakhee danced and giggled their way through the crowd of guests. We love it when couples show their personalities comfortably, to a room full of people sharing their happy moments together. 

Throughout the couple’s wedding, not only did their love for one another beam, but their friendship and playful interactions left such a fun buzz throughout their special day. To end the night, we took Bal and Rakhee outside one last time to capture the couple outside the Pittville Pump Room. The venue was beautifully lit up up in the dark, which gave us the perfect end to their wedding day story. 

We can’t thank you enough Bal and Rakhee, for choosing us to share your story of love and friendship. 

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11 Nov

Hindu Wedding Photography and Video at The Belfry Hotel // Alpesh & Nisha

We had a jam-packed day for Alpesh and Nisha’s wedding celebrations. The couple tied the knot in a Civil Ceremony followed by a traditional Hindu Wedding Ceremony and Reception, which all took place at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.

Nisha got ready in her hotel room, with the help of talented Jaineesha Make-Up and Hair Artist.  Nisha’s first outfit of the day was a stunning white wedding dress which she wore with her hair down with soft makeup for the civil ceremony. Once she was ready, she she made her way down to the foyer to surprise her husband- to- be in a “First Look” photoshoot followed by a couples photoshoot session and photographs of the couple with their close loved ones.

Once the couple exchanged their vows and became an official married couple, they walked back down the aisle together and were showered with confetti. We were given access to the roof of the ceremony room… Yes… THE ROOF! where we were able to look down onto the wedding guests to capture the big group shot.
 
Guests headed back inside to mingle, which gave our couple chance to sneak off to change into their traditional Indian wedding attire.  Our lovely bride wore a beautiful off-white, red and green outfit with matching jewellery. Jaineesha gave her a completely different look for the Indian ceremony . Once  ready, we captured a few shots of Nisha with her new look before leaving her to have a few quiet minutes to herself.
 
Meanwhile, Alpesh made his way to the wedding ceremony room. He’d  changed into a traditional Sherwani for the Hindu ceremony. It was a tad rainy during the day but this didn’t stop our Groom and his nearest and dearest having a little dance outside to the beat of the Dhol player drumming away.
 
Nisha entered the room and the Hindu ceremony began.  The couple had some photographs taken with guests on the stage before they both headed off to get changed one last time for their reception party whilst their Guests were entertained with champagne.
 
Once Alpesh and Nisha were ready for their reception, we took them out around the grounds of The Belfry to capture another couples photoshoot in their lovely 3rd outfits of the day. Luckily, the sun had come out just before sunset so we were able to capture beautifully lit photos outdoors with the hazy sun creating a stunning glow.
 
The newlyweds entered their reception dancing through a crowed of cheering guests. We love it when our couples own their entrance! They headed straight to the dance floor  to cut their wedding cake before sitting down at the top-table to hear speeches from their nearest and dearest.  The couple took centre stage for their first dance as Mr and Mrs. They surprised guests with a choreographed routine halfway through their first dance which was lovely to capture. This officially opened the dance floor for guests to join them and what a crazy party it was, full of energy and laughter and we had so much fun staying till the end.
 
We would like to wish the newlyweds a magical married journey and want to thank you for choosing us to be part of your special day.

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19 Oct

Sikh Wedding Photography at Dunchurch Park // Arron & Jagdeep

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Arron and Jag were married at Leamington Spa Gurdwara and held their Reception at the lovely Dunchurch Park Hotel, who have a marquee in their grounds for larger weddings. 

Jag got ready at home in Leamington Spa, surrounded by her loved ones and wore a stunning traditional Indian bridal lengha in a classic red colour. Arron also got ready at his home, in Wolverhampton, where we were able to capture some atmospheric portraits of him before he set off to the Gurdwara. He wore a red and gold sherwani from Unique in Wolverhampton. With all the morning traditions of a punjabi wedding complete, Arron got into his wedding car while friends and family danced on the streets in celebration. We could tell this was going to be a super joyous occasion! 

After the wedding ceremony the couple had some portraits captured while guests mingled and found their seats in the lovely marquee. Arron went and changed for the Reception party and the lovely newly weds made their grand entrance. They headed onto the dance floor where there cake was waiting to be cut. The couple went on to have their first dance after they cut their cake and the dance floor truly did open for guests. It  got busy very quickly, these folks know how to party for sure! 

While guests sat down for their main course we took Arron and Jag out around the grounds of Dunchurch Park to have more couple portraits done. in front of the camera and We managed to take the couple all the way to the lake to get a a variation of different shots before they headed back onto the dance floor to continue with their party. 

Jag left the party early to go back home and await her new husband to arrive, pay her girls to enter her family home and then collect her to take her to her new married journey with him. Once the Doli ceremony finished, the team headed to Arron’s home in Wolverhampton to capture the final parts of the day. Again, friends and family danced in the streets outside of Arron’s home to start the “paaniwarna ceremony”. Arron and Jag entered the house and played post wedding games to welcome Jag into their family. The night ended on a happy high and we felt very welcomed into both families for the wedding weekend. 

We truly hope you had a fantastic day and can’t thank you enough for choosing us to capture your special moments. All the best from the Finishing Touch Team.