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Punjabi Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

February 16, 2017
Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

2017 continues to see the popularity of Asian couples having civil ceremonies instead of or alongside their respective religious ceremonies. Primarily for multicultural couples, some opt to keep religion out of it completely while others choose to incorporate a few traditions. Two people marrying from different faiths can make wedding planning difficult in trying to maintain all religious wedding traditions so civil ceremonies is the winning choice. This then allows the couple to have a cultural wedding reception, just like Indie and Rav did.

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

Indie and Rav met through a mutual friend at her birthday in London. Rav had already seen photos of Indie and asked about her. The dutch courage was out after a few drinks and they got talking. Over to Indie to tell us more about her wedding day.

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

The Proposal

He threw me off the entire year saying he wasn’t sure about getting married or not in a rush, when secretly he had been planning a proposal on our holiday to Turkey that October! He went down on one knee (to my complete surprise) on a turtle beach off the Dalyan river. My cousin and his girlfriend who were with us captured it all.

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

The Ceremony and Traditions (if any)

We had a civil ceremony followed by an Indian style reception. We both had some traditions prior to the wedding in keeping with our respective cultures and religions. Our favourite part of the day was the reception without all our family and friends enjoying themselves!

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

Easiest Part of Wedding Planning

Discussing (at length) the ideas and things we wanted and why. Not just throwing things out there. We’re both lucky to be creative so we designed and sourced most things ourselves. Also, friends will always be much more helpful than family since they just want to help and not provide their opinion at every point! So in short, communication and support from your nearest and dearest!

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

Hardest part of Wedding Planning

Guests! There has to be a boundary of when to stop inviting, who to invite and when. You can’t keep everyone happy and neither should you have to.

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

Advise to other multicultural couples

We were lucky to have pretty much full control over our wedding planning and who we invited. But I know some might not have this. We both believed we had to keep the wedding true to ourselves and not fulfil religious or cultural traditions if we weren’t fully invested in it or had full belief.

Sikh bride weds Mauritian Hindu groom

This might not have been something both parents would have wanted but they tried to understand that it was about us two being happy. If you can meet halfway that could be the difference in completely alienating the parents or family. As long you both respect each others needs or beliefs, there is always a way to work it in.

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Suppliers

Photography: Sailesh Photography
Venue: Tewin Bury farm hotel
Dress: Skirt by Coast and top by designer and friend Haizhen Wang
Groom’s Outfit: ASOS
Bridesmaids: ASOS
Food & Catering including drinks: Amore banqueting
Entertainment: AK Musik
Flowers: Local florist
Lighting: Make Believe
Hair & make up: Boatias Hair

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5 Comments

  • Reply Tu Nguyen February 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    What a beautiful wedding 🙂

    • Raj
      Reply Raj February 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks for your comment Tu!

  • Reply Scott Spencer-White March 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful people, cute details and awesome images! All that dance floor action!

    • Raj
      Reply Raj March 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Ha glad you’re enjoying the dance floor action 🙂

  • Reply Raj June 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful candid moments, what a fun they might have had, these are amazingly beautiful clicks 🙂

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