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Traditional Hindu Wedding at Vishnu Shiva Temple in Mawson Canberra

Gee and Brendan got married on a lovely Canberra summer afternoon at the auspicious location of the Hindu Temple - Vishnu Shiva Mandir in Mawson. The ceremony was witnessed by members of family from both sides and close friends. The couple wore traditional Hindu outfits and looks absolutely stunning in them. Ceremony was conducted by a couple of Hindu priests and the marriage was officiated by a Celebrant.
Below are some of the high-lights from the day:


















Engagement (e-session) Shoot at Le Perouse in Sydney

The engagement session, commonly called an e-session, is an opportunity for the bride-to-be and groom-to-be to take photos in a location that is special to them.














Engagement session, commonly called an e-session, is an opportunity for the bride-to-be and groom-to-be to take photos in a location that is special to them. It gives all of us (The photographer and the couple) an opportunity to get to know each other better. 
This is a chance for you to show the world your personalities. You can share this through what you wear and where you do your session at. 

This is such a great opportunity for us to make a connection with you before the actual wedding day. We can get a good feel for your personalities, what you like about our photography and it gives you a chance to become more comfortable being in front of the camera without the stress of the wedding day. 

There is not a lot of time on that all important day for you to get comfortable with the camera. If you already know what to expect it …

Henna Tattoo (Mehndi) Artists Sydney

Traditional Ceremony of Mehndi (Henna) Night


One of the most magical, musical and colourful ceremony in traditional Indian (Hindu and Muslim weddings alike) weddings is the ‘Mehndi (henna) ki raat (night)’. It is not only a fun pre-wedding ritual but also has a deep-rooted cultural significance to it.

Traditional Ritual: Applying mehndi to the bride (and the groom) before the wedding, is one of the oldest Indian traditions. The ceremony, however, entails an elaborate application of mehndi designs on a bride’s hands and feet. As for the groom, a mere token of application of henna is a mark of good omen.

As a wedding tradition, it is followed in many part of India as well as in neighboring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Mehndi is quite popular among Muslims as well. According to Islamic literature, Prophet Muhammad used mehndi to dye his beard and administered its use to those who were unwell. Because of this, mehndi ceremony is an important pre-wedding ritual, observed in th…

Kanya daan Hasta Melap Vidaai Hindu Wedding

Hemangi and Nayan's Wedding, Gujarat, India
Hasta Melap (Milap) Ceremony - performed after Kanya Daan has a lot of significance. It involves the tying of the groom's scarf or shawl to the bride's sari. The tying of knot and the joined hands of the couple are symbolic of the meeting of two hearts and souls. The acharya or the priest chants mantras and seeks the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Parvati for the couple. The family and relatives witness the conduct of the ceremony and come forward to bless the bride and groom.