After Shaz’s Henna party, it was a pleasure to cover her Asian wedding photography.
Shaz and Mo had their official wedding in Birmingham but their celebrations were held in the Novotel by Ipswich Waterfront.
Here are a few photographs showing some of the main rituals that are important of the muslim wedding ceremony.
Beautiful portrait of Shaz the bride. It was taken using natural light coming through the French doors in the living room.
Beautifully prepared food prepared by the bride’s family for the celebrations.
One of the bride’s nephews has a nap during the bridal preparations.
The bride’s family prepare for the groom and his family’s arrival when they have to barter to gain entry. This is an award winning photograph receiving Highly Commented for Avant-Garde Open Photography with the SWPP.
After much bartering the groom and his party gain entry by force.
The bride’s family feed the groom while the bride must remain out of sight – seated around the corner of the conference suite. This was awarded Highly Commended for Avant-Garde Wedding Photography by the SWPP.
While the groom was being fed, the bride was able to sneak out for a few photographs in the bar area. Shaz wore red while all her bridesmaids wore blue.
After the meal the bride and groom are presented with garland neckwear.
Both the bride and groom hands are decorated in henna. The bride is adorned with incredible jewellery and of course her wedding ring.
The groom’s videographer/photographer moves in close to film the bride and groom as they prepare to leave.
The bride and groom perform their last ritual back at the bride’s mother’s home as she was unable to make the make celebrations. Afterwards, I capture a few creative photographs before they have to leave for Birmingham.
Bride and groom look at her wedding ring and show a closeness not typical for Asian wedding photography. I processed the image with an authentic antique black & white look that adds to the romantic atmosphere.