Indian wedding photographer
Indian wedding photographer in Vancouver
We are Indian wedding photographers providing Indian wedding photography services in Vancouver and worldwide! We also have a team of Vancouver Wedding Videographers and Indian Wedding Videographer which come highly recommend and work really well with us. Vivid Dreams Photography produces stunning wedding photographs! We are the got to Vancouver Wedding Photographer for Sikh, Hindu, Fijian, Pakistani, Persian and Indian weddings in Vancouver, specializing in eastern weddings and events. That’s not to say we don’t/can’t shoot western weddings!
Indian wedding are BIG and can go for five to seven straight days of family, friends, excitement, and emotions. The colors are always stunning and the sense of community that flows through all of the events and people never ceases to amaze us. But it is all the little things that really make Indian wedding stand out for us: from the fabulous décor to incredible outfits, to the raw emotion and fun with which everyone throws themselves into the activities. It is a tremendously beautiful, tremendously exhausting, all-in-all wonderful wedding.
We end up with Soooo many photographs to have to work through – its hard enough just to narrow down to a quick sneak peek of favorites. We always hope our bride and groom can patiently wait for the rest!
Big Indian weddings are “Go big or go home”
Indian wedding, which takes place entire week, with family flying in from England and USA and all over the globe, events nearly every night, a temple ceremony Saturday morning, reception Sunday night for 800 to 1,200 people and a “coming home” party the next day.
Indians invite everybody, and their wedding festivities include traditions that have their roots in Punjabi culture. It involves plenty of expenditures, although by some standards, their $100,000 budget, split between two families, is considered modest.
The trend of extravagant weddings is alive and well in Greater Vancouver and lower mainland, although any excess must be kept outside the Gurdwara (temple). “From a religious point of view, Sikhs are supposed to conduct very simple weddings. We are against dowries, we believe in equality of the sexes and simple living. Many of these traditions of parties are not Sikh, but go back to the customs and ceremonies of their villages.”
The customs include pre-wedding events that include formal engagement parties, bridal showers, Mehndi parties where henna decorations are applied to the hands and feet of the bride and her female friends, a bangle ceremony in which the bride is gifted with jewelry by her own family and in-laws, a Gurdwara wedding with the groom arriving on a horse, to music, drumming and dancing, a wedding lunch, a wedding reception and a coming home ceremony the next day! And who can capture all the details better than Vivid Dreams Photography?
All these days, photography plays an important role to capture those memorable events. Planning photography for an East Indian wedding isn’t an easy thing. One has to dedicate entire day to capture events which last for more than a week sometimes.