Indian Wedding

Nav & Praveen’s Same Day Edit

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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...

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Alysha & Alykhan

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Over the past while we’ve had the opportunity to do a lot more culturally rich weddings. And I was very excited to film a couple of Indian weddings this summer. Alysha and Aly were a treat to work with. They really wanted to have a unique video to play at the reception, and after a lot of bouncing around ideas we decided to do a fun film around a pre-marriage counselling session which I broke up into segments to play throughout the reception. It turned out so great, and their friend Omar, who played the shrink truly made this short film. course their wedding was absolutely incredible. It covered 3 days of events which all came together so nicely. And we were able to top the evening off with a Same Day Edit tying in all of the events. This wedding also felt special to me because it also happened to fall on my wedding anniversary. August 25th. It’s one reason why I’ve always enjoyed filming weddings, especially when I film with Kerri, it reminds of our own promises made to each other and keeps the love alive. Anyway enjoy a spectacular wedding celebration. Alysha and Aly’s Same Day...

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