For day two of Zoe and Kurran’s epic wedding we headed across Birmingham to the National Conference Centre / National Motorcycle Museum. There we were treated to a Hindu ceremony full of ritual, colour, noise and awesome food! You can see all about the Christian ceremony held on the first day of Zoe and Kurran’s wedding on the following blog post -> Zoe and Kurran Day One.
The day stared with the Baraat, the groom’s parade, where Kurran was nosily accompanied by the drummers from the Ministry of Dhol as he made his way into the venue. Garlands were then exchanged between family members before moving into the ceremony room where they awaited the arrival of the bride.
Zoe, wearing a dazzling red sari, was accompanied down the aisle by her mum. She was greeted at the Mandap by Kurran where the Jai Mala, exchanging of garlands, took place as the Hindu wedding ceremony commenced. We then moved through the various traditional rituals including the ganpati pooja, the gath bandhan, the fire ceremony and the saptapadi (the seven steps).
With the rituals completed the bride and groom made their exit and changed into their evening attire before their grand entrance into the wedding feast. There the guests were treated to a sumptuous gala of Indian food before Higher Class DJ Entertainment got the dancefloor rocking. The guests danced into the small hours to a mix of chart hits and bhangra from DJ Bang-R and DJ Kubz who were also joined by the boys from the Ministry of Dhol.
Once again I must say a massive thanks to Zoe and Kurran for having me along to photograph day two of their amazing wedding at the National Conference Centre / National Motorcycle Museum. I also again need to say a massive thanks to Chris from Chris Bunce Photography who joined me as second photographer and to Craig from Gingerbread Productions on videography. Here’s 50 photos to give you the feels from day one of Zoe and Kurran’s colourful Hindu wedding celebration . . .