Joshi + Ash’s Amazing Melbourne Indian Wedding

It’s been around 4 years since shooting Joshveena’s 21st Birthday,  so I was thrilled when she asked me to capture the next unforgettable stage in her life, as she wed her fiancé Ashwin, in true Indian style!

Their wedding was to bring together the Hindu and Sikh cultures of their families’, for 3 days of meaningful rituals and celebrations – and they did just that and more! Joshveena and Ashwin gave their family and friends, who flew in from all around the globe, an amazing wedding extravaganza full of traditions, colour, emotions, and energy.

The celebrations began on Thursday night with the customary Haldi and Sangeet night, which sees guests adorned in bright outfits combine both singing and dancing, with the intricate Henna painting for the bride and her guests.

Day 2 was the Sikh Ceremony held at the Gurdwara in Werribee, a place of worship for Sikh’s. The ceremony was traditional and once completed the couple was whisked away in an awesome, old school Mustang, to Werribee Mansion and Gardens. A beautiful location that allowed for amazing photographs, giving the newlyweds a unique wedding day shoot to remember!

The last of the celebrations, was the Hindu Ceremony followed by the Reception, both located at the Ultima Function Centre. Another traditional affair and more colourful outfits for the bride, brought the wonderful festivities to a close, but not before a whirlwind night featuring Neel’s (Joshveena’s brother) memorable performance of John Legends ‘So High’, speeches filled with laughter and tears, and plenty of dancing by the bridal party and friends of the couple.

Joshveena and Ashwin,a massive congratulations to you both! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your big wedding celebration, it was a great experience which brought me closer to a culture I knew little about.From the pre-wedding shoot right through to the last hour of Sunday night was a blast, and in return I hope you both love every last photo I captured from each event. I wish you both an incredible future together, and I definitely look forward to shooting more amazing moments the two of you may share in the future!

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– Shevan J.

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