Capture the Vibrant Traditions of Sikh Punjabi Weddings with Our Expert Photography & Cinematography Services

Sikh Punjabi weddings are a beautiful celebration of love, culture, and traditions. These joyous events are filled with vibrant colours, rich customs, and cherished rituals that deserve to be captured. At Raxprit Images, we understand the significance of preserving these precious moments and offer exceptional Sikh Punjabi wedding photography & cinematography services.

Significance of the Sikh Punjabi Wedding Traditions:

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Sikh Punjabi weddings are steeped in centuries-old traditions that hold deep significance for the community. The celebrations typically span several days, with each event carrying its own rituals and customs. As  photographers, we understand the significance of each traditions and the key moments and capture them beautifully.

Chunni Ceremony: This ceremony is considered an official engagement. In this ceremony, the groom’s family arrives at the Bride’s house and presents the bride with a chunni – a traditional head covering veil. The groom’s family’s chunni worn by the bride represents the bride’s belongingness to the groom’s family.

Mayian: A vibrant celebration where the bride and groom’s family and friends gather to clean the bride & groom’s skin by applying a paste of turmeric, gram flour and mustard oil and rubbing it onto the skin, enhancing the skin’s glow and warding off evil spirits. A colourful Rangoli pattern is also done just before the Maiyan ceremony and after the ceremony is over, the mother of the bride and groom jumps over the Rangoli pattern seven times and collects the Rangoli with the water. This Rangoli paste is then smeared on the front of the house walls, signifying the wedding house.

NanKi Shak: On this day, the bride’s maternal family (Mama) comes to the bride’s house and they give the bridal outfit and jewellery to the bride. The bride’s family also receives gifts from the Nankes.

Choora: The bride’s maternal uncle also puts the bangles on the bride, this is called a choora ceremony. The Bangles are dipped into the milk and rosewater before putting them onto the bride. This choora – 21 red and white bangles, the bride keeps on her hand for the next 12 months as a sign of a newlywed.

Jaggo: The word “Jaggo” means “to awaken” or “to stay awake” in Punjabi. It signifies the awakening of the soul and the beginning of a new phase of life for the bride and groom. One of the highlights of the Jaggo ceremony is the singing of traditional folk songs and dances performed by the bride’s female relatives and friends. These songs often have lyrics that express joy, blessings, and advice for the bride. The Jaggo ceremony is considered auspicious and is believed to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the couple. It also serves as a way for the bride to bid farewell to her family and friends before she begins her new journey as a married woman.

The Sikh Punjabi Wedding Day

Most Sikh weddings are performed at the Gurdwara (Holy place – temple) for the Sikh people.

Milni: This ceremony marks the official meeting of the bride and groom’s families, setting the stage for the upcoming festivities. After the arrival of the groom and his family to the Gurdwara, the bride’s parents traditionally welcome them with songs and hymns. Family members are greeted with garlands and the men will have fun lifting each other up. Normally the priest performs the Milni after a short prayer.

Anand Karaj: The main wedding ceremony, where the couple takes their vows in the presence of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikhism. The Laavan or pheres ritual consists of the four prayers, which seal their blissful union and are conducted by a priest. At each prayer, the couple bows and pays respects to the holy book. The bride and groom go clockwise around ‘Guru Granth Sahib.’ During this ceremony, the groom is given one end of the palla on his shoulder while his bride holds the other end. After prayers and a speech by the priest on marriage and its significance, the couple are officially declared husband and wife and bound in a blissful union. After the last hymn, the guests come forward and give their blessings and gifts ‘shaggan’.

Doli: The Doli Celebration Marks The Bride’s Final Departure From Her Paternal Home. The Bride Throws Rice Grains Over Her Shoulders And Into Her Mother’s Outstretched Hands, Wishing Her Parent’s Eternal Prosperity. Friends And Family Say Their Final Goodbyes And Send Her Off To Her New Home.

Pani-vaar: A newlywed couple comes to the groom’s house for the first time as a married couple. On arrival at the groom’s home, the bride receives a warm and affectionate welcome from her new family. She is showered with flowers, fed sweets, and offered blessings.

Our team of skilled photographers and cinematographers has extensive experience in capturing the essence of Sikh Punjabi weddings with the utmost cultural sensitivity. We understand the importance of each tradition, from the Milni and Lavan ceremonies to the lively Doli and Jago festivities, and seamlessly blend into the backdrop to discreetly capture the magic unfolding.

We specialise in candid shots that freeze heartfelt embraces, joyful tears, and infectious laughter, as well as artistic portraits showcasing the beauty of the couple, families, and stunning details. Our team collaborates closely with you to ensure that every image reflects your unique love story.

Respecting the cultural significance, our photographers and cinematographers follow appropriate attire, behaviour, and etiquette, ensuring an unobtrusive presence. We prioritise exceptional service, clear communication, attention to detail, and a personalized approach tailored to your needs, preserving cherished memories of your Sikh Punjabi wedding.

If you’re planning a Sikh Punjabi wedding and seeking a photography & videography team that understands the cultural nuances and traditions, look no further than Raxprit Images. Our experienced photographers are dedicated to capturing the essence of your love story through a lens of respect, artistry, and professionalism.

Contact us today to discuss your vision, and let us help you preserve the cherished moments of your Sikh Punjabi wedding for a lifetime of beautiful memories. Also, check out our photography and cinematography portfolio.