Carrying onto the second part of this Sikh-Punjabi weddings explained series, by the lovely Grewal Twins. You can catch the first segment explaining the difference between Punjabi and Sikh weddings here. Diving straight in, over to the girls…
Today I have the engagement shoot of Linda and Steven who are both half Chinese and half Vietnamese. They met through mutual friends in Birmingham in 2010 at a karaoke place. As the mutual was also dating Stevens friend, and from there they just clicked as it felt like they had known each other for ages.
It’s always fun when you get to share weddings from wedding photographers, who you can call your friends. Priya from SORRISO Weddings and Portraits, has been shared on the blog before. Remember Sim and Sam’s wedding features – part one and two? Oh and maybe you’ll notice that all the photography of me *blushes* was shot by Priya. So when she mentioned she had another multicultural wedding, naturally I jumped at the chance to share this with you.
London based Ananya are surely the doyennes of bespoke and luxury wedding stationery. With over 10 years in business, Ananya has gone from start-up to star status, collecting multiple awards along the way. Founded and led by Vaishali Shah, their designs are coveted by wedding couples who want something authentic and original that is inspired by their cultural heritage. Not surprisingly, high end retailers, stylists and editors alike also vie for the chance to feature Ananya designs. Over to Vaishali to provide us with some tips on multicultural wedding stationery.
These series of posts have been in the works for a while now and I’m glad that I can finally share with you all. I have wanted to share the traditions and customs that go into Punjabi and Sikh weddings, but felt I wasn’t qualified to write it. Which is why I reached out to the Grewal Twins after connecting with them after ‘that’ photo went viral. They are so lovely and we instantly connected, probably helps as we’re all twins! Over to Grewal Twins now…
When I first saw one of Uma J’s illustrations on instagram, I immediately fell in love. It was this photo to be exact and obviously it resonated with me. It showed the beauty of two people from different cultures, a different race on their wedding day – a multicultural wedding. Since then I was obsessed on her unique designs and illustrations which is why I’m sharing her work on the blog today, as big fan.
Carson and Vinisha are both from Washington DC. Carson (raised Catholic) grew up in Tacoma WA and Vinisha (Gujarati Hindu) grew up in Vadodara, India and Rochester Minnesota. They first met at the train station, when Carson asked her what she was reading, while waiting for the Metro Train in Washington DC. They began chatting and the rest is history.
You know what time it is guys, it’s wedding season! Obviously it’s my favourite time of the year, the days are longer, it’s warming up and I no longer have to wear a million layers to keep warm. And wedding season has well and truly started. I say it every year and nothing’s changed now, so much wedding talk and I’m very much in my element.