We’ve grown very close to Nitu & Jessie over the last several years, seeing them at various weddings and other events, and being with them along the way for their engagement and wedding planning. They were there for us when my dad passed away this year, and when Nitu’s grandmother passed away several days before the wedding our hearts broke for them. We immediately printed up copies of photos of her we had taken from their engagement party, and did all we could to support Nitu during such a hard time. Despite the sad news, Nitu & Jessie’s wedding was a joyous event, and both families were so happy to celebrate the union. As you have probably seen from their engagement sessions we posted recently, Nitu & Jessie are an adorable couple, with a wicked sense of humour.
Soon we’ll be having dinner and drinks and giving them a preview disc of their images, but for now here is a taste of their wedding day and reception.
Our second-shooter Raymond got to see his first turban construction.
Nitu had beautiful touches of blue in her wedding lengha.
I’m waiting for our first Western wedding with a 27 person bridal party but I don’t think it’s going to happen…
This is so cheesy, and so Bollywood, but somehow it just works.
Jessie is a soccer fanatic, in fact he injured his foot a few days before the wedding playing soccer, so going to Foote field for photos on his wedding day was a must.
His passion was also a weakness during the doli, the bridesmaids used it as a part of their negotiations for more money to release Nitu to Jessie.
There’s usually barely any room for us to stand during the doli. Raymond was on the fence about shooting this one….literally!
Jessie applies sindoor (red powder) to Nitu’s forehead to signify her status as a married woman.
On the reception day, Michael and I had a blast partying with everyone. We picked Nitu & Jessie up at their hotel, and whisked them away for some photos before the reception.
Finally, Nitu is the same height as Jessie!
The reception at Maharaja Banquet Hall was beautifully decorated. Check out this amazing entrance decor!
And the cake with special lighting touches looked beautiful.
Jessie’s uncle, Edmonton City Councillor Amarjeet Sohi, had some words of wisdom for the couple.
Following an energetic dance performance, the party really got started! After we were done taking pictures, I took all of the gear home, and Michael stayed an partied…and got home at 3 am. I think he had a good time!
UPDATE: Nitu & Jessie’s wedding has been featured on the wedding blog ‘Red White and Diamonds’! You can see more images, including pre-wedding events (and a special appearance by Spongebob) on Red, White, and Diamonds.