Sikh Wedding Photography
Weddings are always full of fun and plenty of rituals to be followed pre-wedding and during the wedding and Sikh wedding is no behind in it and Sikh wedding photographer has a lot to cover indeed with multiple rituals.
A newly started trend with bride parents visiting grooms house to take the consent of the groom and his parents for the new relationship by giving a Shagun.
Sikh wedding photographer has an important role to play here as ring ceremony symbolizes the union to last forever and is performed a few days or weeks before the marriage or sometimes on the Sikh wedding day.
Groom’s parents visit the bride’s parents for the Shagun to be given to the bride.
A ritual wherein the Mangni is performed when both sides are satisfied with the relation. This ritual generally takes place at the grooms' house or in a gurudwara or a different venue in the presence of family and friends. This ritual generally covers the exchange of gifts and shagun though it is not mandatory.
Mangni also covers the ritual of fixation of marriage dates which is mutually convenient and suitable to both families. Once the marriage date is decided the letter of ceremony also known as Sahi Chithi is been sent to the groom’s house notifying the date of the marriage. During this ritual certain social ceremonies take place and even a Sikh wedding photographer is invited as this function remains a great hustle and bustle.
Maiyan, a ceremony exclusively performed by the women of the family consists of bathing and cleaning of bride and groom for the nuptials. This ceremony is held one to three days before the date of marriage at the bride and groom's house in the presence of families and relatives.
Haldi, besan, and mustard oil are rubbed on the face, arms, and legs of the bride and the groom to clean and make the body glow and soft to get the best look on their wedding day, and later on they are made to sit on the stool for the ritual bath.
Kalgi is a symbol of royalty when it comes to Groom's dressing up. It is generally an ornament that Sikh groom wears on his wedding day. Similarly to a brooch, Kalgi is worn on the front of the turban with a single feather or a cluster of feathers that form a plume. Kalgi is mostly accessorised by the sister(s) of the groom.
Music, dancing the Giddha, and singing is performed by the ladies at both the houses of the bride and the groom. The song sung at the groom’s house is called Ghurian whereas at the bride’s house it is known as Suhag. Even Ghori takes place at the bride's house with the dance and performance of Bhangra.
This ritual is performed by the relatives from the maternal side known as Nankaa Mail, a Giddha parading party at night through the streets of bride and groom. The lighted earthenwares are carried on the heads and they sing traditional songs full of jokes with the beat of dholki.
The most important day for the bride and groom and the Sikh wedding photographer. The exchange of flowers, garlands, presents, and salutations takes place at the time of the Milni ceremony. After the Milni ceremony, the wedding party moves to appear before Sri Guru Granth Sahib for the performance of the Anand Karaj ceremony to complete all the rituals of the marriage.
Sikh wedding is more than just posing for the portraits, covering and capturing the emotions and feelings of the bride & groom and their families. A Sikh wedding photographer would be truly honored to cover the grand festivities of the wedding.
We also cover videography from both sides family.
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