Shirmee & Sunil // Wedding

Yowza, never before has 12 hours flown by so fast! This wedding was jam packed of visual treats and emotion and we were so lucky to come along for the ride! I’ve been prepping images all morning and at this point I think I’m just going to jump right in and share them!

It’s been a while since we’ve shot an Indian wedding, and as soon as I was immersed in all the vibrant colours and heard the energetic music I felt a very strong longing to go back to India. It’s been over 2 years since we traveled there, and I still think about it constantly. 

First up, some beautiful beautiful details from the wedding ceremony.

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Love this moment. Shirmee’s family was getting her ready, and with the heavily adorned clothing she’s wearing that can require a pretty firm hand. Her hair was pulled awkwardly, and yet she managed to look absolutely graceful and beautiful in her reaction. I suspect it was due to excessive happiness that day :)

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Meanwhile, Sunil and his family make their joyous procession to the temple. His sister is in the front there, and one of my favourite things about Indian clothing is the way the light plays off of it. Notice the small little specks of light all over her as the sun reflects off all the jewels in her sari. Love all the emotion in this one! You can even peek Sunil in the back, on the left, above everyone as he rides in on a horse.

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Then it was time for the ceremony. These two didn’t stop peeking and smiling at each other the whole time. I loved it!

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They make offerings to agni, the sacred fire. 

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One of the priests of the Bhartiya Mandir watching the ceremony.

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And right after they are announced husband and wife. Total happiness.

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The smiles just never stopped. Their bridal party was SO much fun, and we had a blast playing around with them.

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And watch out, because this is the baddest group of bocce ball players you’ve ever come across. 

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Yep, we played a few rounds of bocce during the photos! And it was a blast. Shirmee gave it a go, but based on the reaction of her bridesmaid I don’t think this shot was too successful.

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Sunil was totally focused for his attempt. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough, as in the end the girls took it, 2 games to 1. 

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Then portrait time! Hooray!

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Her mendhi was absolutely incredible and so intricate.

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And I’ll finish off with a few peeks at the reception. The decor was so incredible.

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Shirmee and Sunil are a couple with a lot of rivalries. If you remember their engagement photos, they are Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Well, they are also the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. I loved how they playfully incorporated it into their wedding day!

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And a final shot of Sunil’s mom showing off some great dance moves!

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Well, this is just a tiny peek at the incredible day we spent with them! Shirmee and Sunil, thank you so much for including us in your celebration. It was a blast and a half!!

Lauren :)

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