Filming Nav and Praveen’s wedding was a week-long event, as the couple coming from different faiths decided to do both Christian and Indian ceremonies. It really ended up being two incredible weddings – one in Calgary, and one in Edmonton. Being located in Red Deer made things easier, but it was still a crazy week. Celebrations lasted all week, starting with the Mendhi and Sangeet on Tuesday for Nav and her family. The Mendhi and Sangeet are traditional Indian pre-wedding ceremonies. The Sangeet is a time of singing, dancing and joking, and the Mendhi is when turmeric and Henna paste is drawn in designs on the bride’s feet, hands and face. It was a fun time for all, with good, vegetarian Indian food.
On Thursday, the Christian ceremony was held at the Glen Eagle Links golf Course in Cochrane. It was an amazing venue, with a beautiful view of the golf course and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. The wonderful ceremony was made even better when Praveen surprised Nav with doves to release at the end. The marriage licence almost flew away with the doves as well, but fortunately, one of the guests saved the day.
The Sainth (bracelet) ceremony was held on Friday at the bride’s house, where her uncles gave her away. On Saturday, the Indian wedding was held at the Capilano Conference Centre. It was even bigger than the Christian ceremony. Nav looked amazing in her Indian outfit.
Then, there was the Edmonton reception which was unbelievable. Of course it began with our Same Day Edit kicking things off as the bride and groom entered for the reception. It was an instant hit and set an awesome tone for the rest of the evening’s events. A huge shout out goes to Hayley of Shandro Photo, who was great to work beside as we both covered the same events throughout the week.Read More