"A story of two people's journey over two days of marriage celebrations and guests from several continents and cultures."
In the Beginning
Rob and I got a call from one of our favourite photographers, Raj Sahota he said... “My cousin wants her wedding filmed in June – you guys are the best wedding film makers I’ve worked with, and Savinder & Paul’s wedding will be special – can you do it?” it was a no-brainer!
The wedding took place over two days. Day one, which included the civil ceremony followed by traditional wedding breakfast and evening reception, took place at the sumptuous Russets Country House near Chiddingfold in Surrey. Russets is a photographers dream location, both inside and outdoors. The attention to detail and gorgeous décor that its owners have lavished on this intimately cosy venue is staggering. The rear garden offers lovely views from a terraced veranda with elegant double steps leading down to the lower garden and golf course beyond – ideal for the confetti shot.
The civil ceremony was short though not at all rushed, under the expert guidance of the Registrars. Then it was time for everyone to relax and enjoy the party. All except the Bride and Groom who, unfairly but understandably, had to be photographed for posterity. Raj certainly has an eye for detail and, as this was his own cousin’s special day, we followed him to several locations. Although couple shots are traditionally the preserve of photographers, it is essential that we, as film makers, share this opportunity to get some candy shots. We like working with Raj because he understands what we need and we work seamlessly together and with the couple.
At last the couple could relax for a bit before they made their grand entrance followed by cake cutting, wedding breakfast and speeches. After that, the dancing began and lasted well into the night.
Part two of the wedding could not have been more different to the first one. This was a day of religious ceremony, which took place at the Brent Sikh Centre in London. A different location but also different dress code, as this was to be a traditional Sikh event, with all the beautiful colours and rituals of the Gurdwara. The ceremony was a more formal affair compared to the the previous week, and because of the multi-religious congregation, there were helpful translations explaining the various traditions during the course of the ceremony. This was followed by Sagan and a delicious buffet meal downstairs. Savinder, Paul and all the guests gathered outside in the sunshine, as the couple said their farewells before driving off to enjoy their new married life together. We wish them both well.
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