This is it. After many days of frenetic celebrations, incredible dancing, and extended families getting to know one another, the time has come for Tulsi and Sagar to get married in a beautiful Hindu ceremony. We’d already had the wonderful Sagai and Sanjee, and the awesome Mendhi party, now it’s time to get serious! The marquee looked incredible, with so many beautiful touches (including a wall of old photographs from weddings of friends and family) surrounding the main space, which was decorated so wonderfully by Qube Events. On the ground for us at various points of the day were none other than Amanda, Blake, Daniel, David, Leela and Zach – thanks go to all our team for their sterling efforts, both with cameras and behind-the-scenes.
One thing we learnt was that Tulsi and Sagar do not do things by halves. This was a stunningly spiritual and ritual-packed day, underpinned by an air of romance, a tidal wave of hospitality, and more traditional games than a toy shop.
It was an honour to be involved, all the way through from Tulsi’s family Pooja early in the morning, to the beating drums and wild dancing as the Bride’s family welcomed the Jaan (Groom’s side) to the venue, the ceremony itself was very special indeed, and was followed by masses of food (of course) and the raucous Koda Kodi games. Next up was a period of pure emotion, the Vidai ceremony – Sagar waited for Tulsi to whisk her away, as her family lined up to say goodbye with an explosion of hugs and tears. We’ve never seen anything quite like it.
This amazing couple then headed off to the beautiful Bhaktivedanta Manor, before heading to their new marital home. We were privileged to be with them every step of the way, through every smile, laugh, tear and ceremony. This was a breathtaking day and we hope our images do it justice. Congratulations again to Tulsi and Sagar, and indeed all the Shahs and Pindolias.
Here is an extended preview, with more than a few of our favourite images…