It’s not every day that you’ll see me post a more traditional wedding, but this one is something else. I’ve only discovered about Sikhism about a few months ago, while in India
. I’ve always thought that if I had to choose one religion, that would be Buddhism, but I have to say Sikhism is maybe the most respectful, generous and open-minded religion I’ve heard about (but I leave it to Wikipedia
to talk to you about it). So today’s wedding is a traditional Sikh wedding, but any religious consideration put appart, it is above all a beautiful and emotional wedding, just as I like them! Let me know your thoughts! The wonderful reportage was done by UK wedding photographer Matthew Jones aka Lucius Fox
The wedding took place on August 8th, 9th &10th in Birmingham, UK. From Manpreet.
We are quite a thrifty pair, always looking for great deals and bargains whenever we are out shopping. We love everything vintage and shopping in charity shops so I guess thats where our inspiration for our wedding reception came from. We are both technology teachers and love making things ourselves so we made most of the details ourselves. We spent evenings after work, school holidays and weekends making our own newspaper prints for canapés, table decorations, signposts and all the other details for the reception. We even spent some of my Hen party sewing the bunting! Our apartment was taken over by all the things we had made!
Name one thing you regret…
The only thing we’d change about or wedding would be to make it last longer! it really was the best time of our lives and we’re so happy that we can relive it through our wonderful photographs.
… And one thing that makes you proud.
We are most happy that we managed to pull of an alternative Sikh wedding reception. The two ceremonies on the Friday and Saturday were both traditional, and it was important for us to put our own stamp on the reception which we had on the Sunday. We wanted all the details to be about us and our personalities, Daljit chose a pink Ted Baker suit, and my Mehndi (Henna) had swallows in it, which is a lot more ‘me” than the traditional patterns.
Our photographer Matt (Lucius Fox Photography) is awesome, we found him through my Brother, also a photographer. Our photography was really important to us and we wanted someone who’s style would reflect ours. As soon as we saw Matt’s work we fell in love, it is so unique and artistic. Matt was brilliant to work with, so relaxed yet always focused on what he wanted to achieve. We met with him a few times before the wedding and we got on so well with him that we were so comfortable on the wedding day(s).