I was super excited to shoot Sheena and Jay’s Indian wedding earlier this year at the Braxted Park in Essex. I had met Sheena before at Zalicia & Juggal’s Ditton Manor wedding, and it’s always flattering when someone from the same group of friends books you for their wedding too. They are such an amazing group of friends, who always make me feel so welcome, and it was a total delight to photograph another wedding with so many familiar faces attending.
When I arrived at Braxted Park, it was a brilliant surprise to be work with Hindu priest Kamal Pandey and Shiv Gopal Music, we don’t often get to work together but whenever we do its a total pleasure and his ceremonies are always beautifully filled with emotion, Sheena and Jay’s wedding was no different. My day started with Jay getting ready before his jaan arrival with his family, who were ready to be greeted by Sheena’s family and welcomed into the Braxted Park. Once Jay made his way into the mandap, I went to see Sheena’s to capture some final bridal preps and take a few portraits before being escorted into the mandap, to officially start the wedding ceremony.
Sheena and Jay wore the biggest smiles on their faces throughout the day, the happiness around them was infectious. Their Hindu wedding ceremony was full of joy, love, full of tradition, packed full of small moments between Sheena & Jay, everything you want from a wedding celebration. After the ceremony was over we went outside for a few portraits before heading back in for the games followed by an emotional Vidhai.
What an amazing day this was, and the evening was just as good with some hilarious speeches especially by Jay, amazing food and an epic party thanks to Dj Shraii, the perfect end to a perfect day.
Congratulations Sheena and Jay, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day, it was an honour. Now on to some of my favourite images from their Indian wedding and reception at Braxted Park.
I had an amazing time shooting a Hindu wedding at Braxted Park, Essex, it was the perfect setting for any Wedding Ceremony. If you’re looking for a natural documentary wedding photographer in Essex, or anywhere else in the world, then please get in touch. I’d love to hear all about it and have the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.