ANOUSHKA + LAURIE’S HINDU SOUTH FARM WEDDING CEREMONY

 

Photographing Anoushka and Laurie’s South Farm wedding felt a little like coming home to long lost friends. Having had the pleasure of documenting their engagement shoot at Forty Hall I was then present at their first wedding. They were married in a Christian ceremony to honour Laurie’s heritage and had their reception returning to Forty Hall once more.  After this union, as their photographer, I had the pleasure of documenting both Anoushka’s Mehndi party and her Vidhi ceremony at home.

 

South Farm Wedding - Hindu Wedding Ceremony

 

Getting to know Anoushka and Laurie’s family during these intimate moments cemented our trust together and working relationship. Being present in another persons culture is eye opening and wonderful. As it happens I have attended and photographed many Hindu ceremonies so I knew what moments to look out for and be a part of. After a week of festivities and build up, the time came for Anoushka and Laurie’s South Farm wedding.

 

HERE ARE SOME LOVELY THINGS THEY SAID ABOUT     ME and MY PHOTOGRAPHY

 

We love everything about working with Jesse and feel so spoiled she was able to spend our wedding day(s) with us as our photographer. Her patience, care and experience working with families and venues meant the images taken have a wonderfully relaxed feel. Moments we could have missed or had hoped someone had captured were and the planning was very relaxed and straightforward.

 

South Farm Wedding - Hindu Wedding Traditions

 

Anoushka and Laurie’s South Farm wedding was all that it should have been. Fun, energetic, colourful and full of love and laughter.  Anoushka got ready with her bridesmaids on site in the bridal suite, with Laurie in a room not too far away.  Although it pretty much rained the whole day – this did not phase the couple one bit. From going out with umbrellas for their couples portraits, to changing their rain soaked confetti line to an indoor dash right before the wedding breakfast. With Anoushka’s favourite artist (good old Taylor Swift) kicking off their first dance and night time festivities – this wedding was truly a highlight of my year.

 

Feast Your Eyes On Their Colourful South Farm Wedding 

 

South Farm Wedding Venue

Traditional Indian Wedding Jewellery

Traditional Indian Wedding Jewellery

Bridal Shoes at South Farm Wedding

Colourful Bridal Bouquet

Colourful Bridal Bouquet

Colourful Bridal Bouquet

Bridesmaids during bridal prep applying make up

Natural Bridal preparation photography

Natural Bridal preparation photography

Black and white bridal preparation documentary photography

Candid bridesmaid reaction photography

Wedding present note

Candid children smiling

Traditional Wedding Henna for Hindu Bride

South Farm wedding venue with traditional Indian Mandap

Wedding ceremony room decorations

Colourful wedding flower arrangements for South Farm wedding

Wedding ceremony room decorations

Colourful wedding flower arrangements for South Farm wedding

Colourful wedding flower arrangements for South Farm wedding

Indian ceremony, South Farm Wedding

Indian ceremony, South Farm Wedding

Flower petals for Indian ceremony, South Farm Wedding

Flower petals for Indian ceremony, South Farm Wedding

Bridesmaids take a selfie during bridal prep

Relaxed wedding preparation photography

Relaxed wedding preparation photography, South Farm Wedding

Relaxed wedding preparation photography, South Farm Wedding

Indian bride final preparation photography, South Farm Wedding

Final preparations for Indian bride on wedding day morning

Indian bride final preparation photography, South Farm Wedding

Final preparations for Indian bride on wedding day morning

Gold heart garment that was the brides mothers

Indian bride final preparation photography, South Farm Wedding

Wedding day details, brides hands decorated with henna and jewellery

Bride is helped into her shoes, South Farm wedding day preparation photography

Hindu Mahraj conducts wedding ceremony

Parents greet the groom in Hindu wedding ceremony

Parents greet the groom in Hindu wedding ceremony

Brides parents walk the groom down the aisle, South Farm wedding ceremony

Hindu wedding ceremony traditions

Parents greet the groom in Hindu wedding ceremony

Rituals during Hindu wedding ceremony

Groomsmen hide the groom from seeing his bride, South Farm wedding

Bridal entrance with her uncles, South Farm Wedding

Bride enters the wedding Mandap, Hindu South Farm Wedding

Bride enters the wedding Mandap, Hindu South Farm Wedding

Bride and groom see each other for the first time

Hindu wedding ceremony rituals, South Farm Wedding

Hindu wedding ceremony rituals, South Farm Wedding

Wedding party sit under the Mandap, Hindu wedding ceremony

Hindu wedding ceremony, South Farm Wedding

Hindu wedding ceremony rituals, South Farm Wedding

Beautiful bride during wedding ceremony

Wedding party sit under the Mandap, Hindu wedding ceremony

Hindu wedding ceremony rituals, South Farm Wedding

Bride and Groom listen to their Mahraj conduct wedding ceremony rituals

Wedding detail during the wedding ceremony

Groom smiles at his bride during their wedding ceremony

Bride and groom perform sacrificial fire ritual, Hindu South Farm wedding

Bride and groom perform sacrificial fire ritual, Hindu South Farm wedding

Bride and groom perform sacrificial fire ritual, Hindu South Farm wedding

Bride and groom pass around the fire during Hindu wedding ceremony

Bride and groom perform sacrificial fire ritual, Hindu South Farm wedding

Bride and groom pass around the fire during Hindu wedding ceremony

Candid moment during Hindu wedding ceremony

Bride and groom perform sacrificial fire ritual, Hindu South Farm wedding

Documentary wedding photography, South Farm wedding

Family members throw flower petals over the couple during Hindu wedding ceremony

Family members throw flower petals over the couple during Hindu wedding ceremony

Candid Hindu wedding day ceremony ritual

Hindu wedding day ceremony ritual

Wedding party sit under the Mandap, Hindu wedding ceremony

Bride and groom perform wedding ceremony rituals

Bride and groom perform wedding ceremony rituals

South Farm Wedding - Hindu Wedding Ceremony

South Farm Wedding - Hindu Wedding Ceremony

The married couple greet and hug their family members

The married couple greet and hug their family members

Mother of the bride feeds the groom during Hindu wedding rituals

Newly married couple walk down the aisle together

Newly married couple walk down the aisle together, South Farm Wedding

Newly married couple walk out of their ceremony together, South Farm Wedding

Newly married couple walk out of their ceremony together, South Farm Wedding

Couple stand outside South Farm wedding venue

Couple stand outside South Farm wedding venue

Candid couples portraits, South Farm Wedding

Wedding portrait details, South Farm Wedding

Candid couples portraits, South Farm Wedding

Wedding portrait details, South Farm Wedding

Relaxed wedding day portraits with vintage caravan background

Fun wedding day portraits with vintage caravan background

Relaxed wedding day portraits with vintage caravan background

Fun wedding day portraits with vintage caravan background

Documentary Wedding Portraits, South Farm Wedding

Indian bridal portrait, South Farm Wedding

Wedding flower detail photography, South Farm Wedding

Indian bridal portrait, South Farm Wedding

Wedding day henna art detailing

Wedding flower detail photography, South Farm Wedding

South Farm wedding day couples portrait

South Farm wedding day couples portrait

Candid, relaxed wedding portrait

Candid, relaxed wedding portrait

Couple walk together holding hands

Couple walk together during couples portraits during their South Farm wedding

Couple walk together during couples portraits during their South Farm wedding

Couple walk together during couples portraits during their South Farm wedding

Bride and maid of honour portrait

Bride and bridesmaids portrait

Family portrait, South Farm wedding

Family portrait, South Farm wedding

Wedding party portrait, South Farm wedding

Groom and best man portrait

South Farm Wedding breakfast room set up

South Farm Wedding breakfast room set up

Wedding favours, South Farm wedding

Wedding Table decoration

Wedding table decoration, South Farm Wedding

Wedding table decoration, South Farm Wedding

Wedding favours, South Farm wedding

Delicate wedding flower arrangement, Autumnal wedding decor

Vintage wedding bottles with delicate flower arrangement

Vintage wedding bottles with delicate flower arrangement

South Farm wedding breakfast room decoration

Vintage green wedding vase with peacock wedding decoration

Vintage wedding vase with peacock wedding decoration

Delicate vintage wedding vases with autumnal wedding floral arrangements

Wedding table setting flower arch

Creative wedding table setting

Wedding table setting flower arch

Creative wedding table setting

Winter wedding confetti aisle

Winter wedding confetti aisle

Fun wedding confetti aisle, South Farm wedding

Black and white wedding confetti aisle, South Farm wedding

Wedding speeches announced

Candid and relaxed guest photography, South Farm wedding

Father of the bride stands on chair to start his speech

Bride and groom laugh during speeches, South Farm wedding

Candid and relaxed guest photography, South Farm wedding

Grandmother listens to wedding speeches

Wedding couple smile and listen to speeches fondly

Father of the groom gives a speech, South Farm wedding

Candid bridesmaid reaction photography

Relaxed wedding guest reaction, South Farm wedding

Relaxed wedding guest reaction, South Farm wedding

Wedding couple raise a glass during speeches

Candid wedding guest reaction to speeches

Wedding couple give a joint speech, South Farm wedding

Fun wedding guest reaction

Wedding couple give a joint speech, South Farm wedding

Brother of the groom gives a speech

Wedding first dance photography, South Farm wedding

Fun first dance photography

Wedding first dance photography, South Farm wedding

Wedding first dance details

Fun dance floor photography, South Farm Wedding

Wedding couple dance together, South Farm

Fun dance floor photography, South Farm Wedding

Fun and Lively wedding dance floor, South Farm Wedding

Lively wedding dance floor, South Farm Wedding

Lively wedding dance floor, South Farm Wedding

Fun and Lively wedding dance floor, South Farm Wedding

Fun dance floor photography, South Farm Wedding

Night time exterior of South Farm wedding venue

 

 

THANK YOU TO THEIR WONDERFUL SUPPLIERS 

 

Catering: South Farm

Flowers: StylEnvy – Ellené Nye

Favours: House of Harman on Etsy

Dress: Mona Vora

Veil: Mona Vora

Bridal Shoes: Topshop

Hair and Make Up: Neha Harish

Suit: Mona Vora

Wedding favours: Homemade Wildflower Favours

Ceremony: Rajendra Joshi

DJ: Ian Stewart

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