Another shocking occurrence. Don't get me wrong. The wedding went on fine. Everything was as planned and everyone had a great time. It's just me who's not used to it. Not the wedding or the culture but the groom! Arunav has changed into a totally different looking person after shaving off his beard for the night reception. Luckily Amrit looks still the same, else I would have thought I am in the wrong wedding again
Through Jasmit and Amy's wedding, I had the golden opportunity to witness and captured a different cultured wedding's whole sequence in the span of 5 days in a row. Starting from Henna, Mainyan, Sangeet and last but not least Reception. That's the beauty of staying in Malaysia. Not only are we rich with spices but also culture. See how beautiful this wedding evolved from one ceremony to another. Each unique, each meaningful.
Let's update some details from my previous job marathon to Penang. Was there for this lovely couple, Rajpal and Simran. Before taking up this job, I did told them about my job schedule and they are aware of my mad rush So thoughtful of them that they each gave me a call to remind me of road safety the night before and also to make sure I'll be there on time As usual, the day will start in a Gurdwara. However, it's over 100 years old Gurdwara whereby fans are still being used instead of air-conditioner like most the other Gurdwara I've been. This instantly gave me some authenticity feeling towards the Gurdwara as well as the ceremony.
This is one blissful event. The wedding ceremony was held in the Gurdwara whereby relatives showered their blessings upon the newlywed generously. As everything went on smoothly, we had some time before the lunch reception starts. Hence, we took this opportunity to stop by at the Port Dickson beach side to capture some 'quickie' light moments of the couple and quickly adjourn to the lunch. Even in Punjabi wedding, the groomsman will not be spared from some funny moments. Although the tasks and test games they have to go through is not as stringent as in Chinese wedding, the end result is still roaring laughters from everyone
I nearly couldn't recognise Jasmit during the engagement ceremony. He was without beard when we met up to sign our agreement. The "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't see the beard" transformation made me blurred for a second. Although the reception went quite busily with blessings and programs, they managed to steal some time looking into each other's eyes lovingly. From there, a picture of one handsome and loving couple came to frame. Finally, like all other Punjabi reception, dancing session is a must to end the ceremony.