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Traditional Hindu Wedding in Canberra - Pam and Pete


The one good thing about photographing weddings is meeting lovely people and travelling to different places. The month of December in 2012 has been full of bridal events, weddings, anniversaries and a lot of them took place in Canberra. Pam and Pete's wedding was in the first week of December 2012. We started our day early around 0600 from Sydney with a stop at "Maccas" for coffee and toast. 

Upon reaching the groom's place, we were welcomed by the groom's parents who were all ready and dressed up for narrating their son's wedding story video clip. We were offered home brewed coffee which was one of the best we have had. The groom then arrived and it was time for some candid and posed family shots. From there, we left for the bride's place. The bride was wearing a beautiful golden yellow coloured saree with an Indian hairstyle typically called 'Chotli or choti' which means pleated or braided hair. She looked absolutely stunning as she stepped into the antique wedding car once we were done with the bridal photos.


Later, in the afternoon, we drove to the wedding venue- Albert Hall in Yarralumla where the Hindu ceremony was scheduled to take place. It was quite impressive to see almost all their friends dressed in Indian outfits. The ceremony took just over an hour to conclude which included the traditional 'Pheras' taking vows in the presence of the holy fire. Just after the ceremony, there was an arrangement for Indian sweets and nibbles for the guests while the couple had time to do a post wedding shoot. We headed to the nearby garden to take some candid shots. On our return, the couple headed back to the change room to put on their beautiful evening outfit which was Indian wear again. They looked absolutely stunning. The evening started with some formal speeches and dinner which then led to crazy dancing till late night. Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.




It must be just past midnight when we started our journey back to Sydney








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