Real Weddings: Aman-Harmit’s Colourful Sikh Wedding in San Jose By Wedding Documentary Photo+Cinema

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Today we are featuring a very colourful Sikh wedding held in the California Bay Area. All images courtesy Vijay Rakhra of Wedding Documentary Photo+Cinema.

Sikh weddings are simple affairs that are still big on the traditions. This particular ceremony ( which is known as the Anand Karaj) was held in a San Jose Gurdwara. The bride hails from California Bay Area while the groom is from Canada. For her big day, she chose a beautiful red-green lehenga with exquisite detailing which Vijay has nicely captured in many of the photos. The groom and his best men all chose to wear  beige Kurtas with a striking red turbans. The bridesmaids wore yellow and red salwar kameezes. The ladies from the groom’s side chose aqua and blue dresses. All this made the ceremony an extremely colourful one.

This wedding shows many traditions seen in the North Indian weddings including the tearful Bidaai ceremony(wherein the bride departs from her parent’s home), the Gruha pravesh(the couple’s formal entry into the groom’s home) and so on. Without further adieu, let us view the photos which speak volumes about the big day!

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The groom on his way to the Gurdwara- we love the floral decoration!




The colour-coordinated attires of the bridesmaids add to the atmosphere of celebrationAman_Harmit_Wedding-1061-XL

The sagaai or the engagement ceremony:



The luch reception at Chandni in Newark, CaliforniaAman_Harmit_Wedding-1278-L

The Bhangda: Traditional folk dance of PunjabAman_Harmit_Wedding-1305-XL

The beautiful cake


The tearful Baidaai when the bride leaves for her husband’s homeAman_Harmit_Wedding-1700-XL

The traditional welcome given to the couple Aman_Harmit_Wedding-1753-XL

new beginning….


All images courtesy Wedding Documentary Photo+Cinema

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