Wedding at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara
Mav and Hyder’s Wedding at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara was such a stunning wedding to photograph! This celebration covered four days and took place at one of the largest Gurdwara’s in the UK, as well as the elegant St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. There was so much to photograph, so many great moments to capture. Even showing just a handful of these in the highlights slideshow meant I had to double the length of the normal slideshow to 9 minutes, just to give a tiny flavour of the energy, love and excitement. There’s a lot of significant moments in any wedding, particularly a Sikh wedding, so I really was busy throughout the whole week. Thankfully, I was joined by fellow wedding photojournalist Emil to cover the Sikh wedding ceremony at the Gurdwara in Gravesend – huge thanks to him for helping tell such a compelling story.
Gravesend Gurdwara Wedding
Mav’s uncle was involved in the design and construction of Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara in Gravesend, and gave me a quick rundown on locations at the venue. It’s such an enormous building – believed to be the largest Gurdwara in the UK, and one of the largest outside India. Before we photographed the wedding ceremony there, I first covered the Maiyan earlier in the week, followed by the Jago. The Maiyan ceremony took place at Mav’s parents house, and produced some great documentary moments, particularly when family and friends rub vatna on the Bride’s face, arms and legs! On the day of the Sikh wedding ceremony, I started with the Bridal preparations, while Emil joined Hyder to photograph his preparations. We joined up at Gravesend Gurdwara to both photograph the wedding ceremony.
Wedding Party at St Pancras Renaissance
The final part of this wedding celebration came at one of London’s best hotels – the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. This was the party night, and after a civil ceremony, complete with gospel choir, guests headed to the stunning Hansom Hall while we did some family group photos and couple shots on the stunning staircase. Have a look at all of the action from all four days in the slideshow above, and there’s a few select pictures below as well. If you’re planning a wedding at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, or anywhere else, and love this style of unposed, documentary wedding photography, get in touch here to check my availability.
Enjoy Mavinda and Hyder’s highlights slideshow. Turn the sound up and settle back to watch this celebration over 4 days – 275 photos in around 9 minutes
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