Jind and Karan have the cutest love story from New Jersey. They went to the same school when they were in grade 2. Jind was telling us on the wedding morning how Karan used to hate when they were young, and she used to tease him. Around grade 6 is when their hate turned into love and these two have been inseparable ever since grade 7. You can see their love for each other from their eyes and this brought us to New Jersey for their wedding.
Weddings usually start with pre-wedding events, most common are the vatna and jaggo. In New Jersey, you are not allowed to do jaggo on the streets unless you get special permission from the city. Jind’s family was all ready to show the town how Sikh wedding s work so Jind’s dad made sure he got the permission from the city and mayor. The mayor, himself, attended the wedding and the jaggo that took place on the streets of Jersey escorted by two police cruisers.
Karan’s family had another wedding in their family about 4 months before and we had the privilege of photographing that wedding as well check out this (American Canadian Sikh Wedding).
On the wedding morning, we got to the bride’s house in Jersey where she was getting ready, and our focus was to get beautiful portraits. The night before the wedding, we were at Jind’s house and a glass wall caught our attention and we knew exactly what we wanted to do for the bridal getting shots by incorporating this wall.
On the other hand, the groom was getting ready to marry the love of his life and you could really see his excitement. We set up at the Dashmesh Darbar Gurdwara at Port Reading about 5 mins from the bride’s house. Groom’s side arrived at the Gurdwara in New Jersey with the baraat ready to start this Sikh wedding ceremony.
Soon the ceremony was under way, and we had groom walk in with his parents in the main hall of Dashmesh Darbar in Port Reading. We had bride walk in right after with her parents and you could the excitement in the groom’s eyes when he first saw Jind as a bride.
Here are some of the images from the ceremony.
Photoshoot in New Jersey
Right after the ceremony, we went for the bride and groom’s photoshoot along with their bridal party at the Carteret waterfront park, New Jersey. It normally takes one hour to get the required wedding day portraits. We like to keep the bridal party for the first 15 mins of the shoot and the other 45 minutes we like to focus on the couple. Here are some images from this Sikh couple from Jersey in the wedding outfits.
Following the shoot, we went to the bride’s house for the emotional doli ceremony. We got some emotional images with Jind, the bride, and her family during the send-off doli ceremony as Jind and Karan start a new life together.
New Jersey Reception at the Deewan Banquet Hall
Popular venue for Sikh weddings, Deewan Banquet hall was ready to host this reception. We got some time to do some images with Karan and Jind before the reception. Eden Events Decor had the hall ready and we were all set to welcome this Jersey couple to their celebrations. As soon they walked in DJ Rokit Beats along emcee M4U Entertainment had everyone on their toes. This party was ready to get wild as the dancefloor opened for these New Jersey folks were ready to celebrate the union of these two families.