Dear internet, you are in for a treat my friend. In early May we were lucky enough to photograph the four day Punjabi wedding of Anjali(Milli) and Davinder(not Dev), over the next week, you my friend will see pictures from all the events!
The first event of Anjali and Davinders wedding was a Sagan which is a traditional ceremony that normally takes place at the grooms home. The Brides family normally leaves the bride at home and visits the grooms family bringing sweets and gifts for the groom (many many presents). The prospective bride’s parents apply a Tilak (made of kesar, rice grains and flower petals) on the grooms forehead. All the relatives and friends of the girl’s side come forward to bless the prospective groom, by feeding him sweets and giving him cash/gifts.
Davinders Sagan was no different as his family opened their homes and their lives to Anjali’s family offering them food, drinks and wonderful conversation. The two families reunited like old college roommates talking about everything and anything. As Davinder walked in to greet the brides family he never stopped smiling, partially due to the wonderful gifts that Anjali’s family brought for him, partially due to the wonderful life he knows he will soon be embarking on and partially due to the sugar high after being fed sweets by everyone. Once the Tilak was applied, the prayers were read and the ceremony ended; everyone laughed, ate and became one large family ready to start the wedding festivities.