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SAPPHIRE FUNCTION CENTRE SIKH-PUNJABI-WEDDING-RECEPTION-AUBURN-SYDNEY

Alka and Gursewak's Wedding Reception at Sapphire Function Centre, Auburn





Running through a series of functions/ceremonies on the day, we arrived to the most awaited part - the reception dinner, which was held at THE SAPPHIRE FUNCTION CENTRE, AUBURN. The arrangements and the stage looked as wonderful as the couple. The couple's love story goes back many years. The bride was such a sweetheart and loved to chat. She had an amazing smile that added a silver lining to all photographs. The groom was initially a little conscious in front of the camera, but we made sure to crack a joke or two just before the click to have a smile on his face - only kidding. They made a lovely couple - truly made for each other.














Carrying on with the formalities of the evening, the bridal party had a grand entrance and a special music for the same. Shortly after their entry, they performed the cake cutting ceremony. It was a beautifully decorated cake, quite tempting. Later, they had a few performances w…

GURUDWARA SYDNEY WEDDING FOR A SIKH HINDU PUNJABI WEDDING

Alka and Gursewak's Wedding and Reception




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"BAARAT, BRIDAL, SHAADI, BIDAAI AND GIDHA"
It was an early morning wakey for us this day. We reached at the groom's place at about 0700 on one of the colder winter mornings to cover all the pre-wedding rituals. Everyone was set for the ritual and the house was being decorated with colourful patterns on the floor.








The female members of the family then started preparing for the PITHI ritual where turmeric along with other herbs is applied to the groom-to-be's hands and face. They sang traditional wedding songs which were very interesting. Once all the rituals were complete, we left for the wedding ceremony at the Glenwood/Parklea GURUDWARA. 













On reaching the place, the bride was almost ready and was waiting in one of the rooms in the gurudwara. We had some great bridal shots during this time. The bride looked absolutely stunning and was a natural p…