So this post marks the final day of my Asian Wedding Photography odyssey. Those of you who visit my blog regularly will have seen the images from Day 1 & Day 2. It started at the fabulous Bhaktivedanta Manor in Watford – headquarters of the Hare Krishna movement in the UK.
The third day represented the main wedding ceremony for Amee & Phil. It was an early start at Bhaktivedanta Manor with a brief ceremony for Phil, a civil ceremony and then the main ceremony. An Asian wedding ceremony is a much longer affair than a traditional British wedding ceremony with a lot of traditions and rituals to get through. The official conducting the ceremony was very laid back and explained a lot about why he was doing what he was doing – particularly helpful for those guests who may not have much if any experience of an Asian Wedding ceremony.
I am a very keen documentary wedding photographer, see my philosophy about this here, and ceremonies such as these really give me the freedom to document the wedding day in an unobtrusive way, looking for the little details that really signify the traditions of an Asian Wedding.
It was a delight to document their asian wedding and I hope to do plenty more. It really suits the documentary style I like and the colours and traditions are fascinating.