Navi + Baj's Canadian Indian Wedding

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If I had the room to describe every intricacy and detail of this magnificent North Indian wedding, I would have to write a book. Navi and Baj came to New York from Canada a year ago for their engagement without knowing that they would also hire me to travel to Edmonton to cover their five-day wedding. YES. Five days. At the end of it all, I made some amazing friends and adored the families I met. The Edmonton River Valley is beautiful in the summer, and it made for a perfectly bucolic backdrop for the  vibrant and highly detailed wedding celebration that Navi and Baj put together. In all the action-packed ceremonies that their Punjabi-Sikh wedding exhibited, there was one thing clear - their love for each other. Thank you so much for having us as your photographers. My assistant Adam Sue captured a few of these great moments as well.

Above: Navi and Baj's engagement | The Standard Hotel, New York

 

Day 1: The Maiyyan rite features the application of vatna, a tumeric scented orange powder to the bodies of the bride and groom in their respective homes.

 Day 2: The Roka Ceremony is attended by both bride and groom's sides, where they are blessed to be engaged to each other and are also allowed to court.

 Day 3: Mehndi Ceremony.

 Day 3: Wedding Day

Day 5: The Wedding Reception