Where can we start with Ricky and Raj’s grand wedding day. We pulled out all the stops for this lovely couple, as they had one of the biggest weddings we have had the privilege of photographing and filming this year.
Ricky started off his wedding celebrations at home in Birmingham with 2 days of pre-wedding events, which included his Maiya, Mehndi and Jaggo Party. Raj did the same at her home in Nottingham. We had a photographer and a videographer go out to both their homes to cover both the pre-events. This gave us a chance to get to know them and their families in the run-up to their wedding, which is always great because it allows our couples and families to feel comfortable around cameras and crew.
On the morning of the wedding, Ricky got ready at home. He wore a traditional sherwani fit for a Sikh wedding and looked like royalty. Before heading off to Nottingham, Ricky had a traditional send-off with a little trek down his road on a horse and a live indian “band baja” to lead him and his family. Raj also got ready at home and wore a stunning traditional Indian wedding outfit. She looked truly beautiful! Following some family photo’s, Raj awaited the arrival of Ricky and his entourage to their family home. The couple then had a traditional Sikh wedding at their Gurdwara in Nottingham.
After the wedding ceremony, the newly married couple, along with their families and guests headed to Colwick Hall Hotel, for a grand wedding reception. We captured some photographs and video footage of the couple in their traditional Indian wedding outfits before they headed off to get changed for the wedding reception. Ricky and Raj looked amazing in their reception outfits that we couldn’t miss the opportunity to take them around the grounds of Colwick Hall Hotel for a Bride and Groom photoshoot.
The venue had a beautiful bright marquee set up in its scenic garden area. Diamond Weddings provided the reception decor, which included huge stunning centre pieces and a beautiful elegant glass-like top table. Just amazing! Shivam Events provided the canapés and 3-course meal and the couple had a surprise live act PBN who came to perform a few songs once the dance floor had opened.
Ricky and Raj, it was a pleasure being part of your pre-wedding events and your wedding day. We can’t thank you enough for choosing The Finishing Touch to not only become part of your family for a few days but also to capture your grand Sikh wedding.