Emotion and sadness – I love this image

Today I’m turning the clock back a couple of years. To a wedding in Norfolk. Filled with emotion and sadness … well, a little it seems …

Rushmi and Dean got married in the Summer at Beach Weddings Bournemouth. We had a great time – clear blue skies, sunshine and lots of fun. Then a few months later I packed the kit into the car and headed off to Norfolk for their second wedding! It was their Hindu ceremony, and what a great time it was.

Full of colour, spectacle and bags of emotion. The ladies in beautiful saris, the guys dressed in magnificent embroidered suits. Ceremonial drummers. 400+ guests. A real eye-opener.

A Hindu wedding is filled with tradition. Numerous little ceremonies during the day that have immense cultural significance for the families. A constant challenge for the wedding photographer to make sure that everything’s captured.

When the Bride leaves her wedding ceremony it signifies a break from her family. Thousands of years of tradition. Starting a new life with her husband. It’s such an emotional time for the Bride, her Mother, GrandMother and Aunts. It’s a much more significant moment in a Hindu ceremony than in a Western religious ceremony.

This image is just as Rushmi and Dean are about to leave the ceremony venue. It’s the time to leave her family behind and start her new life.

Her wedding day, a day she’s planned for months, an exciting new life ahead. But a moment when she breaks a tie with her family. Of course she’ll see them later. She’ll see them regularly over the weeks, months and years ahead. But this is a defining moment in the Hindu ceremony and it shows. You can see the emotion in Rushmi’s eyes as she looks up at her family. That’s why I love this photograph. I hope you love it too.

Emotion and sadness at a Hindu wedding

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