Memories from our first Hindu wedding include a delight of all the senses. Kaleidoscopic colour creating a vibrant backdrop for wedding traditions based on the most ancient of scriptures to unfold. The sweet smell of burning incense coyly drifts from the Manavarai where the priest, surrounded by the wedding party, performs the wedding ceremony. Sounds of music, talking, laughing all mixing into one emanating from the hundreds of guests looking on. Mostly, I recall an overwhelming sense of celebration, as we documented Emma & Vinny’s wonderful Hindu wedding at the Oshwal Centre in Potters Bar in Herefordshire on Saturday.
Emma and Vinny are the most soulful of people. It seems only fitting that their marriage should be blessed in a ceremony that has centuries of meaning supporting each ritual. Their Hindu wedding was a celebration of the union of two people, their families and friends. Many guests joined them from around the country and even flew out from Sri Lanka. It was a true honour to witness and we couldn’t wait to share a small preview of the day with our couple. The photo from the ceremony is of one of the defining moments where Vinny ties the Thali, a gold necklace that symbolises eternal love, around Emma’s neck as they become husband and wife. We wish Emma and Vinny a beautiful married life together and we can’t wait to see them again in a few weeks time for their wedding reception at the magnificent Blenheim Palace!