Archive for the ‘Hindu wedding ceremony pictures’ Category

Indian wedding ceremony in Bradford at Rio Grande

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

This was a Gujarati Hindu wedding ceremony on the top floor of the Rio Grande, which allows for great views over the city during daylight hours

Hindu wedding pictures Sheffield

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Hindu wedding Dhol drummers

Dhol drummers

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Petals and floating candles in a bowl at a Hindu wedding

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Hindu god Ganesh .

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Hindu priest conducts the wedding ceremony

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Hindu Ganesh

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Bride and groom exchange wedding garlands

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Fire as part of Hindu wedding ceremony

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

Hindu bride’s henna on her hands.

Hindu wedding in Sheffield

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Hindu Sainth wedding ceremony, traditional Hindu religious ritual performed by priest.

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Vishal’s Hindu wedding comprises of several individual ceremonies. After the Mayan (Miyaan) comes the Sangeet – bit of fun for all the wedding guests – then the  Sainth, a religious ceremony with oils,  natural plants and seeds. The priest conducts the ceremony – which could be on the floor of the temple, or as here in the family home.  The key family members sits round in a circle in front of the priest, and participate throughout.

yellow sari with mehndi at Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

What a beautiful buttercup yellow sari with mehndi - so just couldn't resist starting with this glorious splash of colour!

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

natural green leafy plants during the Sainth ceremony

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony with the coconut

The coconut always appears at Hindu weddings, and has many different levels of significance

The coconut is passed to one of the family by the Hindu priest.

The marks on the coconut maybe perceived as representing the three-eyed Lord Shiva so it brings good luck.  Sometimes it is smashed to reveal its soft white centre, representing the human brain, as it looks a bit like a human head, thus the ego is squashed and presented to the Lord.

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

flower petals in a dish - all part of life...

Here is more of the evening’s story in pictures…..

Hindu Sainth prayer ceremony

Hindu priest with the Groom's Father

Hindu Sainth prayer ceremony offerings

Colourful offerings

Hindu Sainth wedding prayer ceremony

Oh such happiness!

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

Oh little baby...!

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony


Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony hands


Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

Young and old sit down on the floor together.

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

The headdress that the groom will wear the next day at his Sehra Bandi and Baraat

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony with candles

Candles are lit...

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony with candle offerings

Hands held out above the burning candles...

 Money is given here too.

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

Just a moment in time, as the candles are passed round and hands add money to the tray.

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony little details

Petals garnish the offerings, like so many strands of hundreds and thousands on fairy cakes

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony blessing for a child

Blessing from the priest for the little boy

Milk always appears somehwere in Hindu and Muslim Asian wedding ceremonies.

Glasses of milk brought in by the Groom's mother

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony and milk

Happy smiles again as the milk arrives.

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony - gifts

Time for gifts...

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony presents


Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony presents

So much happening!

Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony with all the family

Everyone - nearly...

End of Hindu wedding Sainth prayer ceremony

Groom Vishal and his brother Dinesh causing a stir!

Outside the groom's house, all lit up at night after his Hindu Sainth ceremony


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Miyaan (Mayaan) Hindu wedding ceremony

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This is the second wedding we have covered for the same family of boys in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley, so now we feel part of their extended family: many hours work – but all great fun.

Its a bit like a Stag-Do where the bridegroom is smothered in a turmeric paste and coloured powders, but in front of all his family and close friends in the garden of their family home.

Hindu wedding photography of Mayan tradition with coloured powders

Vibrantly coloured pigments ready for use in creating a Mayan wedding design

Hindu wedding photography showing Mayan traditional ceremony

Wonder what this is going to be used for...

Hindu wedding snack before the Mayaan ceremony

Let's start with a little snack before the ceremony starts

detail from Hindu Mayan wedding ceremony

Such rich colours...

Hindu wedding henna Mehndi on hands

beautiful henna designs

Hindu wedding henna on hands at Mayan ceremony

hands fit for a magazine..

 hands with henna at Hindu wedding Mayaan ceremony

more beautiful henna designs

Preparing for a Hindu Mayan wedding ceremony

The women start to get ready for the ceremony.

Hindu women preparing for the Mayan wedding ritual

The arty bit begins...

Hindu wedding art

beautiful little detail...

setting up a Miyaan Hindu wedding ceremony

birds-eye view of the art in progress

Mayaan Hindu wedding ceremony artwork

Art in the making...

Hindu wedding art  nrealy completed

Almost ready...

Hindu wedding photo of Mayan art being created by the Indian women in Barnsley

One of my favourite shots of the artists at work

Hindu women put the finishing touches to their artwork for the Mayan wedding ceremony

Now we see the artists too...

Hindu wedding ritual

All set!

The groom's mother make the first move. Here she is about to smear him with thick turmeric paste

Hindu wedding ritual of painting the groom with yellow turmeric paste

Oh how they are loving it!

The girls are loving this HIndu wedding ritual!

The groom's torment hots up!"

Hindu Mayan wedding  tradition with turmeric paste

Oh such fun!

Hindu groom is smeared in yellow turmeric paste at his first wedding ceremony ritual

How carefully they avoid his eyes and mouth. Seems they all love him!

Groom gets stripped off to allow more turmeric paste to be rubbed onto his bare skin

Ooh this is getting a bit daring!

I actually won first prize in an international  wedding  photography  competition – $1,000, from the Professional Wedding Photographers’ Network and was awarded the top wedding photographer excellence award for pictures from this couple’s Hindu wedding this year 2012, just days after the wedding had taken place!

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Hindu wedding photography near London

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Table detail at Hindu wedding Symbolic coconut as part of Hindu wedding We love showing you clips from recent weddings but the past three weddings have all been for the same couple who have requested that we don’t show their faces to the world, so unusually for Reel Life Photos they have been hidden away under a password.  Here are a few we can show:

traditional Asian wedding chairs

ingredients for the Hindu Priest to use in the wedding ceremony

Hindu bride’s hands with candle during wedding ceremony

detail of Hindu wedding ceremony

Hindu wedding ceremony

fire ritual led by Hindu priest

Hindu Bride’s hands

Hindu bride and her husband walk 4 times round the fire

Hindu bride with wedding bouquet

Hindu bride and groom with bouquet of red roses

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Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Hindu foot washing ritual Hindu wedding ceremony detail I was once asked where  all our best wedding photos were!  Well, they are all there in our online  galleries –  all the little gems –  but buried between the vast expanse of variety that makes for human life.  Having documented so many facets of this, I thought it was time to revisit a few faces, and to give myself a short breathing space, away from the constant converting of images and preparation of  chosen photos for printing,  for other (albeit very important) people.  Its been over 3 years since  I designed the visual aspect of our existing website,  so have been busy the past two evenings, putting together a selection of some of my favourite recent images, which will soon be making their appearance on the home page –  thanks to Mark  and his web-techies in Huddersfield at .  Hope you all like the new-look, when it goes  live.  In the meantime here are a few from a beautiful Hindu wedding from last year, that are no longer on the site .  They also had an church of England wedding ceremony, which was hard work to fit all in one day.  Bhavi was an incredibly good organiser, though!

Hindu wedding ceremony ritual  The bridegroom brings in the coconut We have another Hindu wedding to video & photograph Spring 2008, in Leicester – as soon as I get back from a wedding in Jacob’s Creek in Australia – and we have a wedding in Ullswater in Cumbria in January, so it looks like being an exciting start to the year.

Presentation of ornate slippers as wedding gift Hindu wedding ritual Ganesh, the Elephant God Hindu wedding ceremony ritual with threads wheat as a symbol of life Hindu Fire Ceremony 

Close up of bride’s face

Hindu Bride with her Bridegroom

colourful Hindu bridal portrait Bride & Bridegroom outside after the wedding ceremony

Bhavi & Derek Double portrait