Shalini & Paul’s Hindu & Sikh Fusion Calgary Wedding Photography.
Shalini & Paul had a crazy 3 day wedding that was full of ¬†love, laughter, energy, music, amazing people and great food. ¬†As you all already know, I LOVE Indian weddings. ¬†Shalini & Paul trusted me with not only photos, but video as well. ¬†So that mean I had to put together a team of talented individuals. ¬†Bao To and¬†Terence Law (from TLAW Photography)¬†helped assist me with the photography¬†and Wayne Yeung (from Imaginemotion)¬†did some amazing cinematography.
Their wedding was the first Hindu Sikh fusion wedding I have shot. ¬†I have shot plenty of Sikh weddings and Hindu weddings, but not at the same time. ¬†On the morning of the first day, I headed to Shalini’s grandparent’s beautiful home for some Hindu ceremonies. ¬†In the evening I had my good friend Bao To cover Shalini’s events while I covered Paul’s crazy Mayaan party. ¬†I can’t say what happened at Shalini’s party but Paul sure got it good from his friends and family. ¬†The smeared him completely and Paul was all yellow by the end of it!
The next day was dedicated to the Sikh wedding ceremony. ¬†On this day my good friend Bao went to see Shalini for her prep, while I saw Paul. ¬†After capturing them getting ready, we all met up the Sikh temple in Springbank, where their traditional ceremony was held. ¬†Once the ceremony was over, we headed to Baker park with the bridal party to do our creatives. ¬†This was when we really got to know their bridal party and all the funny characters. ¬†We had a lot fun hanging out and shooting photos of them. ¬†Soon after, we were headed back to Paul’s parent’s house for the last traditional Sikh ceremony.
We had a day break in between the next event day. ¬†And boy am I glad we had it. ¬†It was great to recharge and get going again for the last day of ceremonies and celebrations. ¬†This time my good buddy Terence came and we all met up the BMO Centre. ¬†The morning started with Shalini’s family by the entrance and Paul’s family on the other end. ¬†Paul came in on horseback to music and dancing. ¬†It was a very cool experience. ¬†There was so much energy in the air! ¬†After the dancing it was time to get to business and begin the traditional Hindu ceremonies.
Terence and I took the whole bridal party downtown and we started at the Bow and used the beautiful sculpture “Wonderland” for our photos. ¬†We were actually allowed inside the Bow (first time for me) to shoot photos as well. ¬†We made our way around the Bow and ended up on the skywalk where we got some more epic photos. ¬†Before the reception, we spent some time with Shalini and Paul as they got ready at the Hotel Art. ¬†They did a whole wardrobe change into their evening attire. ¬†The reception decor was stunning! ¬†The peacock colors they used looked really elegant. ¬†And course there was more music and dancing throughout the evening.
Congrats Shalini and Paul! ¬†It was a fabulous experience working with you guys and meeting all your friends and family. ¬†Thanks for trusting us with your celebrations!