Contemporary Sikh wedding photography by female wedding photographer Elaine

Sikh bride’s foot decorated with henna and red-gold glitter Sikhs are very exuberant and friendly people, with a zest for life and dancing all night at their 3 day wedding celebrations. Add to that a French Bridegroom and a multicultural marriage with a Sikh bride who has absorbed much of the European culture of her UK upbringing, with guests arriving from all around the world – from USA, Canada and France, in particular – and its bound to be a wedding with a difference! From the wedding photographer it demands a non-stop smile, and whirlwind eye, who easily gets caught up in the excitement and drama of the days – and nights.

Nina & Alexis met in Sri Lanka when doing voluntary work after the fateful Tsunami of 30 Dec 2004. They share the same generous view of humanity, as does Alexis French mother & sister, who were living out there too.

The wedding started with a Civil marriage ceremony at Hothorpe Hotel in Leicester. Two days earlier I had been in Australia, so the sudden plunge into late British Winter was expected to make us all suffer, but as it happened the cold was overcome by the brilliant sunshine and unreal blue skies!

Nina & Alexis by Tree of Life in Garden of Hothorpe Hotel in Leicester with sign saying Grow Old Together

The Sikh wedding celebrations started the following evening at Stage Hotel in Leicester, where traditional Jug lanterns were carried in turn by many of the bride’s key family members – even the French bridegroom’s Mother Agnes, enjoyed a turn – to announce the forthcoming Sikh wedding celebrations to the “Village” (in this case it was just the invited guests…)

women carrying jug lanterns announce the forthcoming Sikh wedding

French Bridegroom’s mother carrying Sikk wedding jug -lantern
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One Response to “Contemporary Sikh wedding photography by female wedding photographer Elaine”

  1. ReelLifePhotos Says:

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Nina Maini
    To: ReelLife NTL
    Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 11:02 AM
    Subject: RE: Alexis & Nina. Uploaded more pics this morning – all Mehndi pics r online.

    Dear Elaine,

    wow! what beautiful photos! we are all loving them soo much! your comments are so sweet too.
    Can’t thank you enough for everything and looking forward to visiting you for choosing final prints!

    hope you are both well and spreading your wonderful cheer amongst other brides and grooms.

    Alexis and i are back from sri lanka and slowly getting back to some normality, seeing the photos always brings a smile and little tear to our eyes.

    best wishes and biggest hugs


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